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by khall
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: I hate colic

Jingles goldhorse. Do you know exactly what type of colic you are dealing with?
by khall
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

We will have a pretty traditional southern Thanksgiving lunch here with a turkey (brined using Alton Brown's brine recipe, YUM) cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli and cheese casserole, salad, chess pie maybe a pecan pie or lemon pie which is my mom's favorite. We b...
by khall
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laminitis
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Laminitis

Fatcat soft rides were not enough for my mare, she had to be shod and was stalled for 10 months because her hooves were so unstable. I've used them before with a mare who had a mechanical founder, but my older mare foundered because of dex and early PPID. Yes I agree with the low NSC diet, which my ...
by khall
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Revving up" "Engaging" "Energizing" the Canter: Your approaches
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Re: "Revving up" the Canter: Your approaches

Thanks Dresseur that is some good information there! Now to implement it a bit:) Rip has gotten too comfortable in the CC unfortunately.
by khall
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laminitis
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Laminitis

My old mare went through a bad case of founder in 2015. Almost lost her. She was sinking and had issues with blood flow. Best thing I did (big $) was to do the venogram to see what her blood flow looked like. Turned out she had reduced in her LF that required the farrier to groove the hoof to reliev...
by khall
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: I hate colic

I lost a very great mare to colic in 2016. It scares the sh*t out of me.
by khall
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good video on tense horses
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Good video on tense horses

I have been watching Karen R's video's for a couple of months now. I've always liked her riding/working with horses just not as enamored with taking lessons from her. She is very good about advancing horses yet getting them to work with her in doing so. This just happens to be a problem horse she ha...
by khall
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 300

RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

Our little dog Roger is not doing well and we really don't know why. He's had off and on lameness now for several months and my holistic vet has been working on him. Last Saturday he was sore/lame again that evening and Sunday he started with shoulder spasms in his left shoulder. Very painful. My ho...
by khall
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10908

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I don't think it is just related to breed but can be a young horse thing. My Oldenburg g did this for quite awhile until we could finally get it sorted. Running him into a fence was not something I wanted to try since I have seen him pop over my fence before. Rip was quick about it, would throw the ...
by khall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Might be interested in what I had happen today. Cold and breezy (for us! 49 and damp cold) 3 of my horses on the farm got to kicking up their heels. Gaila thought she saw a boogie man and got the other 2 going. Gaila had a techno fleece blanket on, moderately hairy but is not a huge sweater in the w...
by khall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Starting Deseada!
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Starting Deseada!

Love it! Pretty girl. Just did this with my Lusitano cross filly last month. First ride and then hurt herself in the field:( 2 weeks stall rest for her efforts. But she was sooo good to get on! Could care less with me up there, at least at the walk. I love a good minded young horse and it looks like...
by khall
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

MC yes Rip will have a secondary sweat too even clipped. Why I have gone to the techno fleece Schneider's blanket that wicks sweat. We don't usually need heavy blanket here though. Has anyone ever used the piles of hay under the sweat sheet to help increase airflow and drying ability? I don't rememb...
by khall
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Winter is here....

Our winter was predicted to be above average precip, well we are still in the fall which is supposed to be the drier of the seasons. Yeah not so much. We are cold and wet here. Just nasty soggy yucky weather.
by khall
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bumper-pull trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Bumper-pull trailer length

I would talk with some car hauler trailer people. Those enclosed car haulers can get LONG! Most of the ones I see are bumper pull. Very often pulled by a dually. I have no experience with such a long BP horse trailer, but do have experience pulling a 20 ft BP flat bed with a tractor on it. Last time...
by khall
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

For us it is heavy cold rain here. I was able to get the horses out for about 2 hours just long enough to give everyone's stall a good cleaning and then the heavy rain started again. Have no idea when I will get a chance to ride this week, supposed to do this through Thursday. I worked Joplin in han...
by khall
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

I just want to point out unless you scope the horse you do not know if or how bad the gastric ulcers are. My mare Gaila did not have classic ulcers signs until she did (she "coliced" and was grinding her teeth) and the ulcers were bad. It took 3 months (2016) on gastroguard (thank goodness...
by khall
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Rabies

I had a bat flying around in the barn the other night. Kind of concerned me since I have never seen one IN the barn before. Lights were on and it was dark out, could not figure out why he would not go on out. We see them pretty regularly flying around the barn area eating our mosquitos along with dr...
by khall
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

I would be concerned about ulcers.
by khall
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Rabies

Oh wow! How in this day and age did they not know bats carry rabies? Reminds me of the girl who was bit and contracted the disease, she survived though I believe. Her parents also did not know about bats and rabies. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/25/us/girl-is-first-to-survive-rabies-without-a-shot...
by khall
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

SF Ah ok yes the biological stuff can get pricey quick! I did IRAP on my older mare in 2016, yikes that was not cheap! Joplin's did not go into the joint but into the sheath itself. The vet I use interned at Rood and Riddle and was a farrier before vet school so he knows lameness! The day he saw Jop...
by khall
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mailbu Peeps Woolsey Fire 40 Horses need to evacuate
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Mailbu Peeps Woolsey Fire 40 Horses need to evacuate

I hope they got them out. I cannot imagine.
by khall
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10908

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Nice test and good catch on the left lead exvet! Jr looks very composed though for such a young guy in a show atmosphere.
by khall
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward

Nice to have you and your two lovely horses! Chisamba I am sure will be lots of help for you. To me the video shows the horse in the canter losing the regularity of the gait. Not uncommon in a trotter type breed. Hopefully chi samba can give you some ideas on how to help your horse keep the regulari...
by khall
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

So much fun to watch the wildlife! I've been wanting a trail cam as well, did not know they were videoing now so count me in on loving to know what cam you have. I'm in Georgia, we have bobcat all around. We see them every now and then here on the farm. Last year we had some work done on the house a...
by khall
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: Go out and vote

My 18 yr old DS and I went and voted early. He came down from college specifically to vote. 2 hr drive, stayed overnight and then we went and voted the next morning. Our county had a high number of early voting for them, which was seen all over middle Georgia. Governor race is still up in the air an...
by khall
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

SF I don't know what the vet injected in the tendon sheath. My recollection is he said it was a steroid but don't quote me on it. Cost for the injection was $155, won't tell you what the rest cost! Thanks for the heads up on Nexium, have not read anything on COTH much lately so had not seen it. Will...
by khall
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Chisamba I've always held the belief that when a horse resists in the contact during exercises it is a strength issue and a balance issue. Balance comes from strength IMO. Takes time to build that strength. Two ways I have seen and done work on CPs is in CC renvere off the rail and using the corners...
by khall
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Side Reins!

Susan, do you do yields on the line to help with the alignment? I fully agree with you on lunging without SRs, not really needing them. It does take a good bit of dialog between lunger and horse in order to make changes, but since my horses all do in hand work a good bit I find that helps with our c...
by khall
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Flight I would think the difficulties with the left CP would be from weak RH. I've always considered the outside hind is the collecting hind leg. Looking good though. Is Ding swinging in the changes because of the aids, not forward enough, are you having trouble riding a line and doing changes? He s...
by khall
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10908

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Congrats exvet! Jr is looking super:) Ah the old take the rein and blow through the shoulder deal, not fun (Rip was a master at it). I never felt comfortable running him into the fence though, Mark often suggested it, but Rip is jumping bred and I have seen him hop over my fence before!! It took som...
by khall
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

So I rode with shorter reins today. For many reasons: contemplating what exvet has shared, watching a Karen R video on this very thing, seeing a trot video of Rip and I from the clinic, what instructor from Spain harped on quite a bit (shorten your reins!), rereading Mark's book Lesson in Lightness ...
by khall
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 675

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

I agree 100% about piaffe Flight (you beat me to it:). Anja B says it is the best gymnastic movement for the horse. I wished I had started a bit earlier with Rip on it. Chisamba I also agree with you that it is not difficult, in fact is pretty easy to ride piaffe (and passage) on a well trained hors...
by khall
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2123

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Rip: Continue with piaffe diagnolization in hand, SW. Continue with FC work (started them under Cedar, Rip is not so keen on them) going to ask a H/J friend to help me with him and FCs. Keep up with the lateral work in canter counter bending to HI to HP etc. Ask more in lateral work in trot. Joplin:...
by khall
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 675

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

Well MC sounds like you and your trainer are not fixing the issue and your mare is saying stuff it to you. The horse can only brace when they are not bending. If the horse has flexion and bend they will not and cannot brace.
by khall
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 675

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

MC it sounds like she does not understand contact very well. That is the very reason I do so much in hand work to teach the horse about the bit before I ever sit in the saddle. Have you done any WIH with her? Any jaw flexions/releases? If not, I sure would. I know you are not a fan of WIH but it can...
by khall
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

chisamba I don't think your approach would have worked with Rip very well. We've kind of gone at it the opposite way. Long rein (with contact not thrown away) and freer did not care about being on the shoulders which is where he wanted to be, had to build up his flexibility to be able to sit more (s...
by khall
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 675

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

I doubt seriously Rip will ever go down the CL at GP. He is just not that talented and with a difficult temperament (not goey). He is powerful but does not use that power for good:) We are still plugging away though, to see what all we can accomplish. Mark once told me I would be much further along ...
by khall
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

WMW undocumented workers (50-75%) pay income and state taxes. They do so to help their case to become a citizen. Yet they will not be able to draw SSI or SS until they are citizens or any federal aid. kande I really cannot see where Trump supporters are coming from. Now a conservative who does not s...
by khall
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Actually it is just my inside rein that is raised, if you look my outside is correct. Not exactly sure what I was doing but in this canter sequence we were doing a good bit of counter flexion to HI.
by khall
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Side Reins!

I never use SRs anymore. Have not in years and do not miss them. I find I can do better work without them but I do so much WIH that my horses have quite a few buttons on them that I can access even on the longer lunge line to help balance them.
by khall
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Tsavo this picture? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1999221253449907&set=pcb.1999222053449827&type=3&theater I have a straight line from elbow to Rip's mouth. I in no way see that I have an extreme broken line. Now yes Cedar does, she was working on changes (which Rip was not und...
by khall
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

MC but we do know that it is likely just like in the spring that this caravan will dwindle as it closes in on the US. IMO much ado about nothing re the caravan. All of 11 from that caravan in April crossed the boarder without proper channels. Just scare tactics. The entire illegal immigrants issue I...
by khall
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Chancelor again you are picking and choosing and taking offense where none was given. In no way did I "attack" you directly in my post, what I said and I quote: "Now if you align yourself with this thinking, no I have no interest in talking with you." If you call liberals libtard...
by khall
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Some pics to share, while I don't roll my shoulders, I am not sitting down and back well enough in the canter, that absolutely affects the rein length and effectiveness. I do like this picture of Rip just after asking for counter flexion/bending in the canter. Shows how it helped him engage more: ht...
by khall
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7819

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Angfreda I agree. This hateful rhetoric that is spouted and encouraged by DT has got to stop or these killings or attempted killings won't.
by khall
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Chancelor, you forgot to add in there to my quote "When they spout Faux news lies and DT drivel aka lies" and I further explained I did have civil discussions with conservative friends, ones who actually wanted to understand my point of view. But when I am called a libetard or been told th...
by khall
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Why listen to these jackass repubs (and I completely disagree with kande that they are doing better than dems, just look at the tight political races going on now) when they only spout insults and faux news tag lines, the drivel (lies) that come out of Trump's mouth on a daily basis. I do have conse...
by khall
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

For me it really depends on the horse as to where my reins end up. With most I ride, yeah too long. Watching Cedar ride Rip last weekend clinic showed me again I need to ask a bit more from him now (I heard shorten your reins a good bit in Spain:) i.e. shorten the rein, raise my hands, leg but with ...

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