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by PhoenixRising
Mon May 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Clinc
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Another Clinc

We rode with Alyssa Doverspike again this weekend. I really enjoy learning from her. She's very positive, and I always feel like I leave knowing what to do next! We have a lot to work on, but I cant wait until the next clinic! I went the extra mile and bathed, trimmed, and got Phoenix super clean. K...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: First Clinic

Everything went surprisingly good! By Saturday she was really settling back into working and was pulling a lot less nonsense. No spooks or bucks and I was just so proud . She didn’t even get very upset at the chairs that “magically” appeared in the arena overnight (auditing seating). I went to the b...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 507

First Clinic

I just have to share my excitement that I'll be riding in my first clinic with Phoenix this weekend. She's had about 5 months off again with my school/work schedule but since I'm finally done with school and the weather is warming up I'm bringing her back into work- hopefully for good this time. I'v...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rothenberger Barn Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Rothenberger Barn Fire

In news today, the Rothenbergers barn in Germany was lost to a fire last night. His WEG mount Cosmo was saved, but they lost several other horses to the fire and Sanneke Rothenberger was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. I really enjoyed watching Sonke ride at WEG and my heart goes out to them. htt...
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 47
Views: 1520

Re: So what are you watching?

Just wrapped up Marvelous Mrs. Maisel a week or so ago. Started the Netflix version of "A Series of Unfortunate events" this week and have enjoyed that so far. I've been watching Bates Motel here and there, mostly because I never have. Since I'm marrying someone with the last name Bates I ...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

I just want to say that I got the most wonderful gift from my kringle. A wonderful box of spices!!! Really nice ones, some new blends, and some faves. They smell wonderful. It's a precious gift. It brought me joy. Thank you I'm so glad you like them! Your other box should be arriving soon if it has...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 1629

Re: So what are you reading?

With my nose having been buried in textbooks for the last year and a half, I'm looking forward to three weeks from now when I can get back to reading for enjoyment. I don't think I've picked up a book I didn't HAVE to read in 2 years, and man I miss it. Some of the first ones up on my list The Four ...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

It seems shipping is messy all over this year. I've exchanged quite a few elf notes letting people know their gifts are en-route but running late. Christmas shipping is always hit and miss, but this year worse than most it seems. Hang in there everyone, and please keep me in the loop if you don't ge...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

Baroque wrote:I need an elf please. I don't have my Kringle's email so I can't get in touch.

Send an email to the DDBBKringle@gmail.com email and i’ll Take care of it!

ETA: whoops! Just saw your pm, I’m on it!
by PhoenixRising
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Send in your entries!**************

Krinlge assignments have been sent! Please let me know if there are ANY issues! Happy Kringling!
by PhoenixRising
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I said YES!
Replies: 28
Views: 1198

Re: I said YES!

Thank you everyone! Here’s the pictures!
by PhoenixRising
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I said YES!
Replies: 28
Views: 1198

I said YES!

I have been dating this wonderful guy for awhile now. After everything I went through in my previous relationship I really thought I’d never find what I’ve found with him. On Thanksgiving morning he asked me to marry him, and I said yes! He planned it perfectly, his parents were there and took pictu...
by PhoenixRising
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Send in your entries!**************

My apologies everyone! I have received your emails and will be sending out matches soon! I got a big promotion at work a few weeks ago and haven’t had the time there as I had planned to organize( I used to have a LOT of down time) Then over this weekend I didn’t have access to a computer as I though...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Send in your entries!**************

I've added the directions and questionnaire to the original post! Happy Kringling! :D
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: 2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?

Looks like we're definitely a go!
I'll do my best to get the details posted sometime next week.
by PhoenixRising
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

*************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

Checking to see if we have interest in doing a gift exchange again this year... Christmas is really only 3 months away! :o If there's interest, I'll coordinate again this year. ***EDIT*** Here we go! For those wishing to participate, Here is what you need to know! This is our annual Christmas gift e...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First “Trail Ride”
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: First “Trail Ride”

She looks so nice! Good for you. Did you ever get that saddle problem resolved? I haven't. Thankfully they haven't sold the saddle that fits her yet (pictured). However, I'm really liking the Equipe saddles they're just really pricey. I'm hoping to be able to put it off long enough to get one of th...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First “Trail Ride”
Replies: 6
Views: 476

First “Trail Ride”

This weekend after getting home from WEG I had the ability to spend some time with Phoenix. Perfect end to a great, although hectic vacation. It’s been about 6 weeks of not being able to ride because of school, and she was great. After a bit of lunging and riding in the indoor, we braved a walk arou...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

Our hotel is in Asheville, and our seats are under the overhang.
Nice weather so far today, cloudy and looks like rain but that’s serving to cool it off. Only about 74 degrees at the moment.
ETA: The hotel specifically is Country Inn in Asheville.
by PhoenixRising
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

Well, we (me and the people from my barn) are here. Arrived in Charlotte around 1. Hoping for the best! It’ll really be a bummer if things get canceled.
We subscribed to text message updates from WEG and so far everything is on schedule for tomorrow.
by PhoenixRising
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Any experience with personal injury claims?

Here the standard personal injury guideline is 3x the amount of medical bills, or in your case 18K. :shock: Well, wouldn't that be nice! I am definitely waiting to hear their initial offer before proceeding. I chatted with one of our claims people here at work (malpractice, not accidents/personal i...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Any experience with personal injury claims?

They really weren't very upfront about it. They just told me to make sure I told whoever I called that a certain person from the Chiro. had referred me. I just figured maybe it was someone this person knew personally. It doesn't sit well with me at all, which is a factor in the decision to try to do...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Any experience with personal injury claims?

I’ve been talking with the at-fault insurance. I didn’t file a claim through mine. I called my insurance at the time of the accident and they made it seem like this was the way to go. The thought of having someone else handle it for me sounds nice, but not for the 40% I’d have to pay to hire them. I...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Any experience with personal injury claims?

Long story short, I was rear ended in my car by a truck a few months ago and ended up with whiplash. Minimal bumper damage (paint scratch) but all bumper shocks etc had to be replaced making car repairs over 2k. The insurance company of the other driver has already fixed my car. However, now I'm don...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

6 days for me! It will be my first ever commercial flight so I'm relieved to be going with several other ladies from my barn to "hold my hand" through the process. We also only have dressage tickets. This will be my first WEG, although I did attend the World Cup in 2017. Hoping for many mo...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Last night's ride
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Last night's ride

musical comedy wrote:The reason I inquired about your past riding, is that I can tell you have experience with riding green/young horses. That's a compliment!



Thank you! Yes it is!
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Last night's ride
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Last night's ride

For fun, because the question of what I rode before got me feeling nostalgic- the 2 horses that I will FOREVER regret selling. The chestnut is Lucky, my first heart horse. The buckskin is Dixie. I’ve lost track of both since they were sold.
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Last night's ride
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Last night's ride

Good job! You have yourself a nice young horse. What were you riding before Phoenix? That indoor is lovely. How do they close that window that is overtop the short wall mirrors? I'd be working towards teaching her how to stretch down, but I'd wait until you are able to connect to the outside rein. ...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 3010

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Lots to consider here. The saddle I'm currently using is a Hulsebos, but I haven't gotten any information past that on it yet. I'll do some looking into local saddle fitters/used sellers. I think getting a baseline idea on what she'll need, and some education for myself might be the best way to star...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Last night's ride
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Last night's ride

All of your input on my last video was so helpful so I'm posting another, longer one. :lol: I'm going to start using this method to video- I propped my phone up on the arena wall. Next time I wont ride so far down that I keep going out of frame. This is also edited down to not be *as long*. There wa...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guinea pig help
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Re: Guinea pig help

When I had an overweight guy a few years ago, I made sure to switch to a timothy based pellet instead of alfalfa. Many of the guinea pig foods out there are actually alfalfa based. I also enforced portion control, but that's harder with other piggies. Always have loose timothy available, and limit y...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 60
Views: 7699

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

She looks lovely, and that trail clinic looks like a lot of fun! You both look relaxed and happy!
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Barn fire-Nothing bad happened

So happy everyone is safe! How scary!
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Great Ride/ Improved Canter

I did raise the stirrups a couple notches this weekend, and I do think it helped. However, one of the BO's/Owner of the saddle said it puts EVERYONE in a chair seat and that's a big reason they're selling it. No one likes it. She said its useless fighting it and just to ride in it the best I can wit...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Great Ride/ Improved Canter

Yes, I'll bet it is. It looked like your leg was swinging forward. That could affect the canter. I definitely relate to the problem as I am also currently in a poor fitting saddle that won't allow me to keep my leg back. Shortening the stirrups would help you with that. I can't do that because then...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Great Ride/ Improved Canter

Very good for her age and long time off! My comments would be not to canter the whole ring several times. Instead, make circles or down transitions. I say this because it makes it easier for them to balance. The video is a bit blurry, but it looks like your stirrups are too long. Its possible the s...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dressage Today Online
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Dressage Today Online

Has anyone tried out the subscription to Dressage Today Online? Is it worth it?
https://video.dressagetodayonline.com/

ETA: Just actually looked at the subscription cost, its considerably more than I expected ($36.00/Mo). So that raises the question for me even more of if there's value there!
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Great Ride/ Improved Canter

Looking great PhoenixRising! You must be very pleased with your little girl. If you don't mind (and take it for what you will), a tiny suggestion. Fair warning, this is way easier to say than to do on youngsters. Anyways, try to focus on opening and closing your elbows in the canter to encourage he...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

We have one horse at the barn who flaps his bottom lip for cookies. We have another that makes silly "fart" noises with his mouth to get your attention. Phoenix will look directly at you and start pawing if she feels you're not paying her enough attention (you can actually see it in her fa...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)
Replies: 28
Views: 2236

Re: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)

On the one hand I think they perform very nicely done tests, and I think Laura is a lovely rider.
On the other hand, I've never really been a big fan of how he moves. I don't personally find it all that impressive.
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 23
Views: 2727

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

I find this interesting. As a baby I tried to string test Phoenix and if I did it correctly, it estimated 16.2-16.3. Right now she's 4 and almost exactly 16h. I hope she continues to grow as I really like the bigger horses.
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Great Ride/ Improved Canter

I had a really great ride on Phoenix last night. I hadn't been feeling great earlier this week, so she ended up getting 4 days off in a row which I wasn't too thrilled about after all the great progress we made last week and I was really afraid we'd take a couple steps backwards. Even so, last night...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lettia Cool Max pad
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Lettia Cool Max pad

No personal experience here, but I was just looking at those the other day myself and wondering if they were any good.
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 3010

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Pictures are easy, I can get some tomorrow. I'll have to do some reading on how to do the tracings, that's new to me too. I wasn't familiar with the CAIR panels, and after some reading agree I don't want to go that route. It would actually be really great to spend less than what I was planning, I ju...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 37
Views: 3529

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

I'm gong to second Chisamba's one rein stop. Non-traditional yes, but it's saved me many times. I've found when practiced enough, it can also be a calm-down tool for an anxious horse. When I was starting horses a few years ago (mostly trail riding horses) my focus was safety. This was probably the m...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Close Call
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Close Call

I'm going to be running by our local tack shop this weekend, I'll have to look into those silicone breeches! Anything to help my chances of staying on should it happen again! :lol: I rode last night and had a much better ride. I'm realizing as soon as we get to doors she's not paying *any* attention...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 3010

Re: Saddle Suggestions

You know, I really don't know! Oh boy! I just had to google what a hoop tree is :oops: I do know that even at 4 she's already pretty wide. She's also slightly chunky at the moment although I'm sure there will be some trade off between the fat and building muscle as she gets back into shape. I really...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: How does your garden grow?

I've been working with a container/potted garden this summer. In retrospect I probably shouldn't have even tried, as I haven't been able to do much with what I've gotten because of my schedule. It's been fun anyway though, and I'm learning a lot of do's and dont's for next year when I'll have more t...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 3010

Re: Saddle Suggestions

A side note- I do have someone at the barn who used to saddle fit for Trilogy, so a saddle fitter is close at hand if needed as she develops and changes. I'd just prefer not to buy a saddle and then a year later need a different one.
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 3010

Saddle Suggestions

I'm going to have to start looking at purchasing a saddle for Phoenix sometime in the next 6-8 months. I'm not currently able to go out and buy one, but will be starting pooling money for the purchase now. Until now I've used the saddles the barn owns where I board her, but there's a lot of big chan...

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