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by goldhorse
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Remold body to work better
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Remold body to work better

Abby, I want to thank you for pointing me in the direction of Feldenkrais and especially Somatics. WOW! I got instant relief from longstanding piriformis pain and it's been the best for opening up my hip flexors.
by goldhorse
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Minor vent
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Minor vent

I agree with Quelah. I haven't seen my horses since March 10. They are at a wonderful facility receiving top notch care but it is over 70 miles away which is 3 counties that I would have to traverse. So risking a car accident or a riding accident or transmitting the virus from a high risk area to a ...
by goldhorse
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

Hey, I know that chickie with the drawn on eyebrows. I thought she lived in Berkeley.
by goldhorse
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

DH talked today with a colleague who's a surgeon at one of the big San Francisco hospitals. They only have 15, YES 15, Covid-19 patients right now. So it looks like the drastic stay at home measures in California are working.
by goldhorse
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Geranium
by goldhorse
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel's 20 stitches
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: Ariel's 20 stitches

Yes, huge jingles.
by goldhorse
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Iris in the rain
by goldhorse
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

Tanga is in N. California (East Bay) as am I. 2nd week of shelter in place completed for us. We started early. The first week was definitely easier than the second. DH and I have been out in public spaces maybe 3 times tops to get take out dinner and grocery shopping. I prepped before the shutdown s...
by goldhorse
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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The very rare turkey plant
by goldhorse
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going a little stir crazy?
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Going a little stir crazy?

Yes, 1 of 4. He used to be the only one allowed to go outside but then a coyote poached a cat 2 houses away. We knew the coyotes were in the area but not on the street. So now he's indoors only because of the coyotevirus and he's not a happy camper.
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Easter Lilies
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Today is Ariel’s birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Today is Ariel’s birthday

Happy Birthday Ariel!
by goldhorse
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Bird of Paradise
Disclaimer: Not in my garden but seen on a walk of the neighborhood
by goldhorse
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Fitness 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1886

Re: Fitness 2020

Anne , I love your horse. I need to lose 40 pounds, and now with the gym and the barn closed, have to make my own training schedule. I work out with my gym trainer once a week, and 2 other days do our routine on my own. I'm trying to increase my cardio but am currently experiencing knee pain, so am...
by goldhorse
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Mexican Sage
by goldhorse
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Princess Flower
by goldhorse
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

PaulaO wrote:My favorite flower is carnation. That was my grandma’s favorite too.

Paula, I didn't see any fresh flowers at the produce market today. If I do, I'll look for carnations but I think it's too early for them. My pics are of what's in my garden.
by goldhorse
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Flower of the day

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Camellia
by goldhorse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

I was down for 8 weeks in November with what was diagnosed as bronchitis. I don't remember if I had a fever, probably. What I do know is that I couldn't exhale, had to be on a nebulizer every 4-6 hours, heavy duty steroids. Today someone asked me "do you think you had COVID?" I wonder. It...
by goldhorse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Flower of the day
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Flower of the day

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End of the tulips
by goldhorse
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Fitness 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1886

Re: Fitness 2020

Turkish get-ups. Ugghhhhh
Impressive workout. I'm still trying to adjust to sheltering in place with only 3 lb and 8 lb weights.
by goldhorse
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

At the old Hayward Hills stables? I had my rideable horse in Briones until last October. When there was a small break in the fire/power outage nightmares, I took the opportunity to move him to Lodi where my retired horse is. I fully thought I would be retiring the guy too but the change in footing a...
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 102
Views: 14218

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Cougar? Beautiful.
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

San Francisco just ordered mandatory shelter in place. Neighboring counties expected to follow suit. goldhorse what are you hearing about vivariums in biotech facilities and university Can't speak about biotechs but I'm in the know about Cal since DH is a professor there. Animal facilities are rest...
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

On a less fun note, I might be sick. Luckily we are on lockdown. A little coughy last night, throat a little swollen. The weird thing is I have had vertigo when laying down the last few days. It may be a weird reaction to allergies as things have been blooming insanely here, but I will just assume ...
by goldhorse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2572

Re: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

So first day done. Definitely it's a different feeling being under mandatory restrictions vs voluntary restrictions. I don't know how the people in quarantine are doing this. I have it easy. Very glad to see our neighborhood step up and buy groceries for the elderly residents so they don't have to r...
by goldhorse
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2572

Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

Trying to lighten the mood for me and others caught up in this 1) coloring books (thank god I didn't Marie Kondo them) 2) walk the dog until she begs not to go out anymore 3) search for new recipes 4) dream about your horses 5) hope your trainer and barn manager sends some pictures of your horses 6)...
by goldhorse
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

San Francisco just ordered mandatory shelter in place. Neighboring counties expected to follow suit.
by goldhorse
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

Still use hand washing as your primary defense. DH and I are in lockdown. No symptoms but his university is completely shut down. No students. No research labs open. Nothing but what's needed to keep the power running, research animals taken care of, etc. A useful blog for understanding why we ALL n...
by goldhorse
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

So..., I spend a lot of my time on FB and groups correcting mistakes about hand sanitizer recipes. Ask away on that and that subject only. I've heard that 2/3 cup 91% alcohol, 1/3 cup aloe vera gel is a good recipe. Your thoughts? Yep, or substitute glycerin or even water for the aloe vera gel. Tha...
by goldhorse
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 8056

Re: Covid 19

I took this as an opportunity to restock my earthquake/power outage supplies. I've been very very lax since the kids grew up. Everything that I bought is stuff that will be cycled into general use and hopefully I'll replace it in the future. Yes, I bought TP. We were out of TP. Target was depleted o...
by goldhorse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-3rd times the charm
Replies: 41
Views: 6309

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!

The Mozambique gig fell through so she's been nesting with her BF. Right now she's on a plane to Brussels to go to one of the Medicins Sans Fronteirs headquarters and then off to Sierra Leone until February. She's been to SL before working for the CDC during the tail end of the Ebola outbreak. At le...
by goldhorse
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone know anything about trailer electrical?
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Anyone know anything about trailer electrical?

My understanding which is worth absolutely nothing is that the plug assigned to the ground on your trailer is not matching the receiver on his truck. I have this problem on my 1997 4-star which has the older 6 prong plug. Not all of the 6 to 7 adapters will work. A competent trailer mechanic with th...
by goldhorse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 4412

Re: What's good in your world?

I hit a personal high for deadlifting of 155 lbs. Not bad for a short chubby 61 yo woman. I'm now addicted to weight lifting and the transfer of stability to the saddle is amazing. DH is probably taking a big shot job in Maryland so we'll be bicoastal for a few years. :( DD's are doing well and DD#1...
by goldhorse
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 27392

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Well I found my missing right seatbone. It was there all along :roll: Turns out, it was breeches related. I've been trying various summer weight breeches and settled on a Dover brand with one of those silicone seats. Yes, they are sticky. Too sticky. I thought that my seatbones were moving inside of...
by goldhorse
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: SPAMMERS!
Replies: 19
Views: 3106

Re: SPAMMERS!

Thank you for all your hard work, Chancellor!
by goldhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Manes
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

Re: Manes

I do a running braid on my Morgan but his mane is long and thin. I've also done this method but I braid to the end so the scallop piece showing at the top is also braided. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UFZ2Gwy4uM These things make it a breeze to pull the end through the knot. https://www.amazon.c...
by goldhorse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question for the tech/app smart folks
Replies: 12
Views: 2177

Re: Question for the tech/app smart folks

Quelah wrote:Goldhorse which iwatch do you have?


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by goldhorse
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question for the tech/app smart folks
Replies: 12
Views: 2177

Re: Question for the tech/app smart folks

I know the app of which you speak. On my iwatch, it continually alerts me until I press the "dismiss" button. On my iphone, the alerts show up once and then disappear and I'm left wondering where the fire was. I don't know why there's a difference. This is probably going to have to go to s...
by goldhorse
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 27392

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

After today's ride, I'm back to basics. If anyone sees my right seatbone, please let me know so I can reclaim it. UGH! I thought the boy was cranky because his feet hurt and he was due for new shoes, but no that's not the primary cause. It's because I'm sitting unevenly right now. Lots and lots of w...
by goldhorse
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The back of the barn
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: The back of the barn

Where do you put your drinks? :D
by goldhorse
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Stamina
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Stamina

What do y'all do off the horse to improve your stamina on the horse? I am hitting the gym regularly, work with a personal trainer twice a week, can do intervals on the bike and am now a hard core weightlifter. My stability and core strength is now off the charts compared to two years ago. But I stil...
by goldhorse
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 37223

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Goldenhorse - your posts and lovely pictures stirred a memory for me from long ago - the beautiful palomino Morgan, Prince of Pride. I don't suppose your fellow is one of his descendants? https://www.morganhorse.com/upload/photos/904MaryWoolverton6.14.pdf Looking at the pedigrees, I don't see any r...
by goldhorse
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 37223

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Goldhorse is his name really Piglet?! That is so cute and he does look adorable :) I really wanted a Morgan but they tended to be a bit small for me. His nickname is Piglet after the Winnie-the-Pooh character. He's usually known as Pig, Mr. PIggles, or Piggly-Wiggly or anything else undignified tha...
by goldhorse
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 37223

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Thanks for the pictures, Goldhorse! He’s a handsome boy, and that tail!! I will enjoy watching that team on their journey. I should add that Goldhorse is a big part of “that team” :) Thank you Demi. There is a very large team of people behind this pair: owner (me), trainer, a few fit teenagers that...
by goldhorse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel being cute in pasture
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: Ariel being cute in pasture

:D
What brand are those fly boots?
by goldhorse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 37223

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Glad you posted, Goldhorse. Your journey is just as valid and important as anyone else’s! The only requirement here is that you must post pictures! (Just kidding, but I do love horse pics no matter what level the horse and rider are!) You wanted pictures, you got them. What horse person doesn't lik...
by goldhorse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 38
Views: 5785

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

Yes, my sweet itch boy is doing better this year. He is on prednisilone for the rest of his life to help control some gut issues. As a result, he's moving better and I think his reaction to bug bites is less. I only see him 1-2 times a week so I don't know how effective the lemon eucalyptus spray is...
by goldhorse
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 37223

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I never post on these threads. Maybe because I'm too intimidated being a lady of a certain age, overweight, fearful, and perpetually at training level. But here goes. I partially sponsor a Grade 2 paradressage rider (that's walk/trot) as she's dipping her toes into the world of competitive paradress...

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