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by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 233

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: 24
Views: 443

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: 184

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: 20
Views: 233

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: 153

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: 20
Views: 233

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: 20
Views: 233

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...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Close Call
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Close Call

Good job sticking the aerobatics! Youngsters are so weird. What was the tractor going to do to her?! But, then, I avoided my trainer's indoor — random windows, mirrors, etc — for fear of a similar ride! I know she thought I was nuts when I chose to ride outside in 95+ weather last week at our lesso...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Close Call
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Close Call

I had my second ride on Phoenix since bringing her back last week. That's only being lunged 4 times, and ridden one of those at a walk (with 1-2 laps of trot) on Sunday. She's got a lot of "go" so this time I went ahead and let her trot and canter. She's really goofy, as many 4 yo are, and...
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Good Morning From Fame!
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Good Morning From Fame!

Adorable!
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments!
After only 2 lunging sessions since coming back home I've already been back on her at the walk and trot. She's just superb.
by PhoenixRising
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

Flight wrote:Hey, she's the same as my horse - friesian/TB cross :)


Oh really?! I'd be curious to see some pictures of yours as well! I'm falling in love with the cross, its probably the Friesian personality shining through! :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

Flight wrote:She is nice! And you're matchy matchy, even in non riding attire :lol:

Right down to our white legs :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

She’s Friesian/TB. Her dad is a 15.2 Friesian out in California https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/zanders, and her mom a 16.2 TB “Kate’s Unique” https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/kates+unique . If I can ever get my act together I’ll be having her registered with one of the Friesian sport horse regist...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

scruffy the cat wrote:Mmm. Love the Le Mieux pad!!


A Kringle gift from our very own Chisamba! I love it!
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

She’s Friesian/TB. Her dad is a 15.2 Friesian out in California https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/zanders , and her mom a 16.2 TB “Kate’s Unique” https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/kates+unique . If I can ever get my act together I’ll be having her registered with one of the Friesian sport horse regist...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

Re: She’s home!

One more picture, just because. Excusing my attire, I knew I wasn’t riding and it was HOT :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 325

She’s home!

We moved Phoenix back “home” Sunday. After letting her settle back in for an hour or so we went straight to work. She was a dream, after at least 6 months off she took the saddle and bridle like it was yesterday and was lunging with side reins again by the end of one lunging session. Other than havi...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A Police Puppy Who Can Perform CPR?!
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: A Police Puppy Who Can Perform CPR?!

I'm absolutely delighted by the fact that he's wearing a police light :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to keep cool!
Replies: 2
Views: 111

How to keep cool!

In light of this crazy heatwave here in the Midwest, I give you an old video of Phoenix demonstrating how to keep cool on a hot day :lol:
https://youtu.be/B9rYTa01T9k
by PhoenixRising
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: A little update

Ryeissa wrote:I'm so happy for you! That's a wonderful update. I am certified in horse massage and love it, although its just a side job for me.



Which are you certified in? I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to make a decision on which equine massage program to start with. There's so many out there.
by PhoenixRising
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: A little update

StraightForward wrote:Great update, and congratulations on everything! And you’re right, the time off to grow and mature will do your mare nothing but good. :)


I keep reminding myself that, but man I miss seeing her out there in the pasture every Sunday and at least getting to tell her Hi.
by PhoenixRising
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: A little update

Moutaineer wrote:Oh, my. That isn't a "little" update! You sound happy and fulfilled, which is so nice to read!

Yeah, I thought it was going to be little when I began typing, and it just kept growing :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: A little update

Congratulations on your certification. I was a human massage therapist back in South Africa and worked in a sports medicine clinic that catered to several teams/ I enjoyed the work tremendously, but when i came to the USA there actually was not a certification system, and most massages were the hap...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 339

A little update

Although I've never been all that active, I've been even less so over the last year. Here's what I've been up to, for anyone who may be wondering ( and because for once I have time to post, so I'm posting! lol) For anyone who may remember, last March-April I made the decision to go back to school. I...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 672

Re: Help me find my new horse!

I have fallen hopelessly in love with Fanfare. If she were farther along in her training I might consider her. Alas, I will have to worship her from afar. As all of use have as well, you'd fall even further in love if you met her. She is seriously one of the sweetest horses who just LOVES being dot...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 672

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Further of a drive than you're looking for, but the barn I work at has 3 exceptional horses for sale at the moment. I handle all 3 of these horses on a weekly basis and would be happy to chat about their personalities/etc. The mares are a bit younger than what you're looking for but I'm including th...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

I doubt its the water then if you've been using it that long. :(
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

A side thought, what kind of filtration does the water from the cooler go through?
ETA: AND how long has that been the water he's been having water changes with? How long have you had him?
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

I know for sure you should stay away from Pimafix and Melafix. I've had good luck with them with other fish types, but its one that makes the bettas unable to breathe. So its a heater that has the temperature already set for you... I'd be tempted to get one of the internal thermometers ( I never lik...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

What dosage of salt are you using? The salt should be just over 1/2 tsp per gallon... or 1tbsp per 5 gallons.
I'm racking my brain trying to remember which meds are ok. I think at this point they may not help, but I don't think it would hurt either.
ETA: What temperature did you set his heater at?
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

Has he responded at all to the heater/salt combo?
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

It does indeed look like fin rot, but I'm wondering if there isn't an underlying cause... even just old age. At first I thought it looked like he had spots by his gills, but looking closer I believe that's just his scales?
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

Is there any chance of you being able to post a clear picture of him? Orono does have a point that it could also be something other than fin rot. Typically fin rot is from sitting in dirty, ammonia ridden water. But if he's had a filter this whole time, the tank is biologically balanced, and he got ...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1209

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

You have to be pretty careful what you treat betta's with. Since they're labrynth breathers there are treatments that can affect their ability to breathe. My suggestion for fin rot would be the aquarium salt (or mortons ice cream salt, works the same and costs way less), frequent water changes, and ...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

Got my gift sent today :D I'm also hoping it makes it in time :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

galopp wrote:Can people post whether they received their Kringle gifts?


Yes, please do!

On that note, I received my gift from you galopp :D LOVE LOVE LOVE it and cant wait to sit down and start watching! Thank you so much!
by PhoenixRising
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

I have someone who has offered to kringle with you Hayburner, if you want to go ahead and send me your questionnaire we are good to go! :D
by PhoenixRising
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

When is the cut-off to reply/sign-up for this? Kringle assignments were sent out last Friday. I could add you in if we get another person wanting to join in as well, or if there is someone who hasn't shopped who'd like to swap people... I'd hate not to include someone but I've already shopped for m...
by PhoenixRising
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

Kringle assignments have been sent! Please let me know if you didn't receive it or if there are any issues! :D
by PhoenixRising
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange!

I’m not seeing a pm?
by PhoenixRising
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange!

No, it hasn’t :oops:
I plan to get it done tomorrow afternoon.
I completely forgot/didn’t think about the fact that I was traveling yesterday, and then all day today spending time with family. I should have down time sometime tomorrow to get it done!
by PhoenixRising
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you guys do the xmas thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Do you guys do the xmas thing?

I've created another thread so I can change the title as needed. Go forth and join in the kringling :lol:
by PhoenixRising
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 3622

2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

I apologize for being so far behind! I've given up my idea of grandeur thinking I was going to make a google doc... Maybe next year... :roll: Here is what you need to know! This is our annual Christmas gift exchange. To participate please fill out the form below and email it to DDBBKringle@gmail.com...
by PhoenixRising
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you please "like" my
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Would you please "like" my

Done :)
by PhoenixRising
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Who is going to WEG?
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: Who is going to WEG?

I've got a ticket, but will have to see closer til what is going on with my school schedule. I should be enrolled in my Associates program by then. I REALLY hope I get to go, Omaha was a blast this year!
by PhoenixRising
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you guys do the xmas thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Do you guys do the xmas thing?

What kind of help do you need? The biggest thing I think is that I was thinking of turning the questionnaire into a google form that you can go fill out and it emails the answers automatically to the DDBBKringle@gmail.com email. I thought it might be easier to keep track of things that way and I ha...
by PhoenixRising
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you guys do the xmas thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Do you guys do the xmas thing?

Sounds like we have interest in doing it again! I’ll work towards getting it organized this week. I’d like to get it started soon, I know I like shopping early! If anyone wants to volunteer to help out I’d greatly appreciate it.
by PhoenixRising
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you guys do the xmas thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Do you guys do the xmas thing?

I was just thinking of this a couple days ago. Last year I ran and organized our Christmas exchange and I was thinking it was about time to kick it off for this year. I'm not sure I have a good enough amount of time to commit to it this year, since I'm working 2 jobs and in school. However, if no on...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I FINALLY rode Phoenix!
Replies: 21
Views: 3585

Re: I FINALLY rode Phoenix!

Yes! She's lived there since she was a yearling! I work for them on the weekends :-)

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