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by Hayburner
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

When you do get it all cleaned up - if you can get it in the sun to dry that would help kill any mold that may be down deep in the leather.

I like Leather Theraphy for conditioning
by Hayburner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

Why àre you lunging him? My mare is a total circus horse on the lunge, she frightening! I believe it also contributed to her ankle injury. Which her act crazy on the lunge scares the crap out of me so much that it made me very fearful and anxious when I got on her. We mainly lunged so she could get ...
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Girth sizing/placement question.

Well it isn't bunching up my pad and it doesn't interfere with my saddle or leg so I guess I'll just leave it on the high side.

My mare does seem to like this girth better than the Wintec, maybe she also likes it up higher. Time will tell. :)
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Girth sizing/placement question.

That's why I'm asking, looking at photos mine is really high compared to others. Some end middle belly area :shock:
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Girth sizing/placement question.

I had been using a Wintec girth with my Wintec Isabell, but since I like my Thinline saddle pad so much, I bought the contoured girth to try. I bought the same size as my Wintec, 26. Well, this girth has a lot of leather and Thinline above where you buckle it. This girth comes right up to the edge o...
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 26
Views: 363

Re: Lesson rant

Well, at least you found out about the place and will probably ask the price before you booked a lesson anywhere else.

Tho, if they would have told you the price you probably would have still gone thinking you were going to get a lot out of it.
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jaw flexions
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Jaw flexions

Check out YouTube videos from Patrick King Classical Dressage. He has a few videos that are simple to follow. I put my fingers on the bars and the rest of my fingers around the jaw and let my mare relax and chew and release. I will even do it with the bit in her mouth.
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I made it!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: I made it!!

Welcome back!!
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 22
Views: 319

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Along with leather full seats maybe try the stirrup wraps with the nubs. I can't use mine right now as I'm using safety stirrups with my super quick girl. I really love my isabell as the seat is deep and synthetic. Maybe you can try one a demo from Dover. I have a frank Baines elegance model and I r...
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 107

Re: Cushings and eating

As a long shot I wonder if giving pergolide a shot instead of the Prascend. I know it's not as stable since it's compounded but we do have one horse at our barn on it, they have to mix it with applesauce and suringet it. Maybe it will help his appetite, Have you tried any oils? Or flavorings? It's s...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 23
Views: 348

Re: Hey, there, folks!

So glad to see many of the UDBB posters are heading this way!

I was deviated when the UDBB closed down! Was so glad this new board was started.

I was also shocked at all the posts on the Facebook page, I'm like where you guys been!
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Thanks for posting that site, I may need to try one out! You can never have too many saddle pads.
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 107

Re: Cushings and eating

My old guy never got the Prascend veil, but we always put it in a small piece of apple or banana. My guy was never much of a grain eater anyway, it wasn't unusual for him to leave his grain and then if he ran out of hay, he'd eat the grain. My mare was on a ton of powdered supps during her injury re...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?

I swear by Smartwool socks - I just make sure they have 60% or higher wool content. I also love Alpaca socks but they are a lot thicker so I only bring them out on really cold/damp days. Also love SMartwool base layer tops and vests Undergarments - are Under Armour cold gear long underwear, shirts a...
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Regarding the Oglivy sliding - I have never had mine slide/move under my saddle. I think the type of fabric they use on the underside helps stabilize it.....
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 27
Views: 239

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I have one oglivy and absolutely love it! My mare is 15 or 15.1 hands, has a short back and I ride in a 17.5 inch seat - it fits her fine. They wash beautifully! The underside stays nice and soft - almost like a flannel material. I like that you can get many configurations when it comes to size and ...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I will add - No draft or draft crosses for me....my only reason is the size - just too big and bulky. My old horse had perfect feet! In the 18+ years of ownership he never had a problem and they were as big as trash can lids...Never needed shoes. New horse - has perfect feet one of the reason I purc...
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Glad they were a hit! Still a bit shocked about the salsa since I and my fa,ily have only ever put tomato soup in ours. Maybe that's something I should try next time!
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Good for you Paula. That's a start! Maybe do her mane next and really massage the roots, my mare loves that! Before you know it she'll love getting all prettied up!
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tasavo. My first horse was one who failed 2 PPE with 2 different vets. Mostly failed the flex ion tests. I bought him anyway! He never took a lame step until he had a severe accident in his late 20's.. he wasnt bought as a show horse, tho he had been shown prior to my purchasing. Just rode In The ri...
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Just checking to see how they turned out?
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Saving magazine articles

Thanks for the suggestions.....I guess this will be my winter project to go through all my magazines and get semi-organized.

Now if only all those great training articles could actually make me a better rider! LOL
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Paddock Boots
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Paddock Boots

Straightford - Wish I would have seen your post before I found a pair of new Kroops on Ebay, especially since I ride a Spanish horse. After some research I was set on ordering a pair of custom Kroops even though the price was more than I originally wanted to spend. Went on-line only to find that ear...
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Saving magazine articles

Thanks Flight , I was wondering if I could buy a scanner and scan them to " somewhere" safe?
by Hayburner
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Saving magazine articles

I unearthed a box of old 2004/2005 dressage today magazines, horse journal and some practical horse magazines. I also found some old UDBB posts that I printed. I don't need to save the health articles as I'm sure much of the information is out of date. But, I would like to save the training articles...
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: Clipping

Thanks heddylamar for the suggestion! I have a pair of oster human clippers that do have a blade guard, not sure if they still work or not as someone gave them to me.
by Hayburner
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: Clipping

I have the Double K clippers. I'm going to start looking for a smaller number blade for it, and give it a try once she has her full winter coat. The barn I'm at is fairly warm most of the winter and they are really good about blanketing, But the indoor is not heated. She has every weight of blanket ...
by Hayburner
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: Clipping

Speaking of clipping, I have only ever clipped my horse that had Cushings. He grew a coat that came off like a fur blanket, ugh......I took his coat down all the way... Is there a way to clip lightly? And not get all the way down to the hide? As in leave just a shorter coat? I used a #10 wide blade.
by Hayburner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

I'm not spelling this right - but, we also call them Ha-lup-key Tuddy, I can't believe you don't like them....I thought everyone loved stuffed cabbage/Ha-lup-key...... As a kid I remember my mom & aunts getting together and making them for weddings, showers, heck every celebration included them....
by Hayburner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: T-Bar Stirrup Leathers
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: T-Bar Stirrup Leathers

I'm going to return them for the next size up. Which is the 31, they will be same length as my Baines.

They just don't look right to me.....I'm short, I don't think I have long legs, it maybe I do for my height :lol:

Thanks girls!
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

I read her method and we do not precook the meat, it gets rolled raw, it cooks along with the cabbage at 325 or so for a few hours.
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Btw. It does take all day! I only make them when I can get fresh home grown cabbage.
by Hayburner
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Cabbage Rolls

That recipe is very similar to my moms which is also our families way of making them. We slightly par cook Uncle Bens white rice and we do use a little ground pork to keep them soft. Only a few pieces of bacon on the final layer is used. We also put a bag of drained/rinsed sauerkraut on top or betwe...
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 22
Views: 319

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Love my Wintec Isabell, single strap stirrup leathers and break away stirrups! I also ride in leather full seats. I am also the 60 year old rider that wants to be secure on my horse. I haven't been riding as long as you, so I need a sense of security on my green bean horse. I feel very locked in to ...
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

I wonder if she's on the Facebook page?
by Hayburner
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: T-Bar Stirrup Leathers
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: T-Bar Stirrup Leathers

Thanks Straightforward - I will put them on my saddle and see if I do actually have the 2 extra holes. I only lined them up with my current stirrups.

Is it correct that the t-bar should be below my ankle/shin?
by Hayburner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: T-Bar Stirrup Leathers
Replies: 5
Views: 108

T-Bar Stirrup Leathers

I currently use the Frank Baines t-bar leathers, which I love! Tho, they don't match my Wintec Isabell I color, so I ordered the Prestige T-bar leathers From the website it said riders under 5'5 should order a small which are 27 inches long. I'm 5'2 sothe small should fit me. The Prestige are defina...
by Hayburner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone looking for a prospect?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Anyone looking for a prospect?

He's adorable and huge for only 2 !!!
by Hayburner
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

YEs, I remember her too - her farm was really coming together nicely and so was her rescue horse.

Hopefully, she'll chime in and give us updates.
by Hayburner
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************
Replies: 19
Views: 297

Re: 2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?

I can't believe this is posted already....ugh...

Anyway - I'm in !!

I did it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it...
by Hayburner
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Kande50 - That's how I saw it done on a Warrick Shiller video - reward good behavior by taking away the hose/water.

Funny you start at the bottom and I start at the top....LOL....whatever works....
by Hayburner
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

Looks Great! He looks so alert and ready to do his job! Congrats on getting back in the show ring with him.
by Hayburner
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Glad you have hot water available - even my princess who never had a bath till I bought her gets antsy if the water temp isn't "just right"....she also wants the sprayer on the "shower" setting, nothing blasting at her. I do find that both my old guy and her aren't crazy about th...
by Hayburner
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Paula. Hope the aisle hose and spigot has hot water. Neither of my horses would accept only cold water.

Maybe have someone hold her for you and to keep her mind off of the water getting in her back, don't forget the treat afterwards, :lol:
by Hayburner
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 650

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Paula what part of the bathing doesn't she like? My mare lived out in a herd for 5 years and probably never had a bath. Omg, if I even brought a damp rag near her sh thought I was trying to kill her :) I couldn't even wipe her face off. The prior barn I was at she didnt care for the confinement of t...
by Hayburner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

Here was my response in another post: When I was looking I refused to even look at a mare - In my boarding over the years - I found the mares to just not click with me...maybe I gave them a vibe that I wasn't a mare person..LOL....Loved my heart horse who was a gelding. I did part lease a mare that ...
by Hayburner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First “Trail Ride”
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: First “Trail Ride”

WOW - SO PROUD of both of you!!!

I can't wait till I muster up the courage to take my girl outside...

You two look super!
by Hayburner
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

You certainly did more than just sell your dressage saddle....good for you! it's hard to let go of the things that we are tied to emotionally, but it's freeing once we do. Since I put my heart horse down, I've been trying to let go of some of his things, I pick them up and good memories come floodin...
by Hayburner
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3168

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Scruffy - So sorry to hear that your beloved dog passed. When I was looking I refused to even look at a mare - In my boarding over the years - I found the mares to just not click with me...maybe I gave them a vibe that I wasn't a mare person..LOL....Loved my heart horse who was a gelding. I did part...
by Hayburner
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 22
Views: 565

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

Thanks Phoenix! Hope you have a great time. So sad I won't be there. I was co versed about traveling alone down there.

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