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by Sue B
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1351

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Well I rode Rudy both days this weekend but it was bloody cold (mid-teens, Fahrenheit). I wimped out and did not ride Tio, but mainly because the frozen, uneven ground was causing more foot issues. Instead I trimmed his feet a bit and iodined them on Saturday, making him much happier Sunday. My abdo...
by Sue B
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1351

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

My only goal is to keep riding thru these icy winter months, especially Rudy. Someone wanted to know what jacket I was wearing in the last challenge--it's a riding jacket from LLBean. https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78463?feat=sr&term=riding+jacket&csp=a Again, very light weight, great doubl...
by Sue B
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: 55 horses

He'd just gotten back from a Caribbean cruise so maybe he still had all that sun in him. :lol: But yeah, he never wears sweaters, usually in a t-shirt and hoodie through the winter...or if it's really cold and windy, he'll throw his parka on instead of the hoodie. I think his internal furnace is alw...
by Sue B
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another exciting New Year’s Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Another exciting New Year’s Eve

Haven't decided what to have for dinner yet, but it's just DH, DS, my mom and I so no big deal. Fire is going in the stove downstairs and we will likely watch a movie (probably Adrift), take mom home, DH will go to bed, DS and I will stay off and set off a firework or two. Horses won't care about fi...
by Sue B
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

GHS, that is quite a quandary. I do not envy your position at all. Maybe you can trade rides sometimes ? My Rudy does not really have the best conformation for dressage and his trot can be challenging to sit, but I don't care because he is athletic and mentally suited to go up the levels AND play ou...
by Sue B
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 903

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

I'm glad you are having so much fun with your handsome red head. The smile on your face says it all.
by Sue B
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 312

55 horses

Ha ha, really 50+ hp. Tired of being sad, so here's a picture of our beautiful "new" tractor with ds standing by it. He has driven it every day this week, keeping our and my mom's driveway perfect. We're supposed to have 40mph winds and snow this weekend, so tractor should get a good worko...
by Sue B
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Thank you guys. I took her over for cremation today. Then I did a little retail therapy. Still cried when I dropped her off, such a baby. Uggghhh, I hate this part. Just remember when you see your veterinarian, we go through the same pain you do when we lose our four-legged friends and feel your pai...
by Sue B
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Horse-proof blankets
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Horse-proof blankets

I bought a SmartPak blanket for Tio this year after making him go without last year. He completely shredded his Rambo the day temps climbed above freezing and hasn't had a blanket since. We'll see how good the guarantee is. (When I say shredded, I mean it. The largest pieces left were no more than 6...
by Sue B
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 46
Views: 1699

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

Wow! She's bulking out like Tio did his 3rd year. Are you sending her to Brad and Rene, or somewhere closer?
by Sue B
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?

I bought Tio off of warmbloods for sale and Rudy off of dreamhorse.
by Sue B
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Demi, Lucy was 1/4 German short hair, 1/4 Australian cattle dog, 1/4 Boxer and 1/4 Am Staff. Pictures are in the OL. Goofiest dog ever. My ds had her DNA tested for a fund raiser for the shelter he did last year. It's snowing more and covering up the ice! Also, ds took the opportunity to play on the...
by Sue B
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Your poor, poor horses. This is horrible. I hope you and your vet figure out what the heck is going on and fix it soon. Reminds me of when I was like 17 and my beloved youngster TB got influenza from some parade horses. Literally, between when I fed him that morning and when I checked him that after...
by Sue B
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Sometimes holidays are difficult

I had an amazing Christmas. Highpoint: After a 2 year search, right before Christmas, I finally found the perfect used tractor. It has a cab, 4wd, front-end loader, only 10 years old with only 500 hours on it! Oh, and most importantly, 60hp of pure power! Truly a dream come true. Dealer delivered it...
by Sue B
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 1831

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

OMG! Thank you sooooo much Chisamba. You rock! I can't wait to try out my new saddle pad. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ETA: I forgot to thank Phoenixrising for helping me get my gift to baroque and helping chisamba get her gift to me. Oh and Chancellor for keeping this lovely bb going. I love you guys.
by Sue B
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Jingle, jingle, jingle
by Sue B
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

We are talking about getting Kim over here in the spring--apparently she is a buddy of my barn manager. I would like her to take a look at Laddie as he has always had a rather busy mouth. Huh, now that Rudy is happy with his new bridle, maybe I should look at his bit. The one he uses is getting wor...
by Sue B
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Tio was almost non-weight bearing on his left front last week despite carving away on his foot...then a new spot broke out on his coronet band after I soaked it (in a 30 mph wind, 20F). :evil: My dh carved on it again Saturday so now he's back to limping but at least willing to stand on it. Don't kn...
by Sue B
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Rudy in his new bridle, which has very nice quality leather and super soft padding btw. Cob size is truly cob, so don't order it unless your horse has a short, delicate TB head like Rudy.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HNX5KZGo7niH61r28
by Sue B
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Tio cracked his foot on the ice and is lame. :evil: It was so cold yesterday when I was digging around on his foot that the bute paste froze in the syringe! Winter can be annoying sometimes. Anyways, the little I got accomplished seems to be working as he is walking much better this morning. ETA: I ...
by Sue B
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

All I can say is that I feel your pain and jingle that you have success at getting what you need. My Rudy has an ultra-short, curvy back that took a year to find a saddle that mostly fits him and is a difficult but doable ride for me. My other horse, Tio, has a fairly short back with shoulders/withe...
by Sue B
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Demi, I used to haul my ulcer factory horse, Lad, to an indoor arena 45 miles away twice a week in the winter with no flare-up of ulcers. I would've boarded him there but his ulcers prevented that; the only place he was happy was at home with his herd. So it may not bother Rocky at all. Mari, lovely...
by Sue B
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1228

Re: I hate colic

Jingling for you and your horse, MC

GH, sounds like you're chugging down the right track. Jingles you go another 20 years with no more colic.

SF, jingles Annabelle gets through her newest injury with no more ulcers.

Whew!
by Sue B
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC

No, but how are you doing? Are you able to ride yet?
by Sue B
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

So sorry about Annabelle...that sucks.
If you get too bored, you could always exchange Annabelle for Tio; they are the same color after all. ;)

Since Christmas is coming, let us all wish for healthy, happy horsies AND riders.
by Sue B
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Moutaineer took all our snow; all we got was horridly cold wind on Saturday. :evil: Sunday was beautiful, in the 30's and NO wind, just a light breeze. Rode Rudy in and out of the arena--I find i have to spend a good 15 minutes briskly walking him to get MY back and hips swinging, never mind his. Pa...
by Sue B
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Doing the happy dance! Ever since I got hurt, I worried about doing our town's Turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning. it's a 5K fun run/walk and I've been doing it for like 10 ears now. Two years ago I walked/jogged for a time of 40min (not impressive unless you know I can't run due to bad knees and h...
by Sue B
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

Okay, so I think I got the 2017 Conversion cavesson Bridle form Stubben for only 150 bucks or so. It arrived last week after spending a few days at our neighbor's house. beautiful bridle, very padded and soft. So far Rudy seems to like it. I'll get pictures soon.
by Sue B
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post

I am thankful that I live in Idaho, have been married to dh 20 years as of Thanksgiving Day, and that we have a totally awesome 16yr old boy. I am thankful for my 2 lovely horses (even if one of them almost put me in the hospital) and that my fall, while somewhat painful and inconvenient did NOT lea...
by Sue B
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

I've never tried magnesium, but my cold-hater wears a quarter sheet in the winter.
by Sue B
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8043

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

Wow Blob, hard to believe it's the same mare from all those years ago. She looks amazing, you have done a wonderful job with her. I'm sure you will get poor RP figured out as well. I only ride twice a week lately and mostly at the walk, so nothing to report except that my new bridle arrived (turns o...
by Sue B
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 168
Views: 14908

Re: Class of 2013?

Beautiful, ZinniaZ, he looks like an absolute joy to ride. I love your smile too.

ETA: Hey, Linden, nice to "see" you posting again. It looks like you and your beautiful horses are doing well. Keep up the great work.
by Sue B
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Free Saddle Pads

No problem, I'm sure kande will be happy to have it. :D
by Sue B
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Rabies

Just thought I would share... https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deseretnews.com%2Farticle%2F900041016%2Futahn-dies-from-rabies-a-first-since-1944.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3iB1PMgYGfK3HtKUdxJjUAThs6I6DWRzxwHk7O3ujfuF4zdxBSIHrQ0IA&h=AT0DV48tPtWWuk2vMN-MPTs8qa2svKpt19wCMTh3uGzYumAPyPrVUyK...
by Sue B
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 738

Re: Long over due Twins update

Welcome back Clanter. So nice to hear how the next generation is progressing as well as your own kids.
by Sue B
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Free Saddle Pads

I'll take the grey(ish) Roma, if kande isn't. I need to add to my fatcat collection. ;)
by Sue B
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

So, I ordered a bridle from Stubben but, I'm not sure what I paid for it and not exactly sure which one I ordered. Lol
by Sue B
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Working Equitation

I think Flight might do something similar as well (on this board) and I know Straightforward has dabbled in it with her mare, Annabelle.
by Sue B
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

No, I haven't decided yet, but I think I'm calling Stubben after what Beorn said. :mrgreen:

ETA: DH wants to buy a new old tractor. I told him "okay" so long as I can have a new bridle. Hehe
by Sue B
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: I falled off

So sorry you joined our club Shirrine. I fell hard 6 or 7 weeks ago and am still recovering. I did use the fall as an opportunity to buy myself a blingy new helmet though. Jingles your noggin heals quickly.
by Sue B
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 903

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

:D :D :D :D :D

Great news Chantal!
by Sue B
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 13181

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Speaking of gnashing of teeth....Rudy had quite the episode on Saturday. In the back of my mind I knew something was up when he kept bumping me with his head, like when leading him, tying him up, and opening the gate to leave the pasture for the arena. Then when I mounted, he grabbed at the bit and ...
by Sue B
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Regaining confidence

Since my unplanned dismount and injury, I've been mulling over whether or not to get a vest. It might have spared my back/pelvis some injury had I been wearing one I suppose. I've also been mulling over sending Tio off to a cowboy for some "training" in February with my friend's horse. I r...
by Sue B
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 203
Views: 42112

Re: Tell us about YOU.

Hey fallingwaters, so glad to see you back here and jingling that you continue in an upward spiral now. ;)

Welcome back Sunrider, I love all your pictures. Jingling your autoimmune disease is under control soonest.
by Sue B
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 1063

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I have a Fagor. Yesterday, i grabbed a whole chicken out of the freezer, thawed it a bit in the microwave while chopping up some garden veggies. Used the saute function to saute the veggies in butter-flavored olive oil for a few minutes then tossed in the whole chicken and 4 cups water. Set it to pr...
by Sue B
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 13181

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

You must be over the moon, Chisamba. Now we'll expect you to show next year! :lol: Great job with Ding, Flight. I once had a canopy follow Scotty and I down the center line at a show. He just made a slight bobble and went on; I had no idea what happened until the judge blew the whistle so they could...
by Sue B
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: What I did yesterday

I have never been foxhunting or anything like that, although I have explored a great deal of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho on horse back. That involved some galloping, log jumping and lots of dicey terrain, and some serious fun. I have been considering, however, grabbing my eventing friend and goi...

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