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by Sue B
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue
Replies: 21
Views: 391

Re: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue

Wiat, WHAT?! You found a horse to buy? Congratulations Tsavo!
by Sue B
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3710

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Re shoes: Rudy is a teenager and never had a shoe on his foot until he was 7, and even then, IF he was shod it was usually only the fronts. This year, I noticed the same thing as exvet, that he just wasn't able to sit properly, and so I have been having him shod all the way round. He uses his back e...
by Sue B
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The rest of your 'pack' - dogs/cats etc
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: The rest of your 'pack' - dogs/cats etc

My new(ish) puppy. She's about 10 months old maybe? Another pound hound, so we don't know her breed. My husband tells people she's a "Boston Heeler"--part Blue heeler, part Boston Terrier. The other one is my son's best friend in the whole world--a now 7 year old english lab. Either the UD...
by Sue B
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue
Replies: 21
Views: 391

Re: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue

It is "normal" for a wide-chested horse to toe-in a bit, just as a very narrow-chested horse will toe-out a bit. While I, personally, pass on crooked-legged horse, I have known quite a few who went on to higher level careers with no incident so there ya go. I just don't like the look of wi...
by Sue B
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Peter (and Lynne)
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Peter (and Lynne)

Oh, how wonderful! That horrible dive boat fire brought them to mind the other day and I wondered how he was doing.
by Sue B
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3710

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Demi, I wish you would come back and post. I love watching the progress you've been making, and you help me with ideas for Rudy. Please come back. Dresseur, I hope PT gets you back in full form and still jingling for Miro. Piedmont, I can't wait for your year-by-year comparison of canter, maybe I sh...
by Sue B
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fall wedding season!
Replies: 24
Views: 453

Re: Fall wedding season!

I love #2, then again I am not known for my style. Lol Especially when it comes to shoes--do hiking boots go with that?
by Sue B
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: One bell boot
Replies: 34
Views: 649

Re: One bell boot

One bell boot is the same technique used in rehab medicine for say, ankle sprains. The ankle sleeve does not and will not prevent the ankle from rolling, BUT it will provide an immediate sensory feedback, reminding the body to hurry up and stabilize said ankle before more damage is done. It's simply...
by Sue B
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3710

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Last go round, my goal was to lose 20lbs, only lost 5lbs but gained muscle tone/strength and endurance so... It has been bloody hot for a week or more now and I have wimped out of riding. Otoh, I have gotten a lot of work done around the exterior of the house so yay! Oh, and I also built and painted...
by Sue B
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2016, am I the only one?
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Class of 2016, am I the only one?

Peppy San is most likely going to leave her around 14 hands, 14.2 at the most, but dang, those sre some really great working horse bloodlines, Kelo. You are definitely going to have a blast with that little mare, no doubt about it! SF, I wish I lived closer so I could help you. I love starting babie...
by Sue B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Sort of per your suggestions, I set out some poles on the ground, scattered around my arena to canter over on Rudy. I did this with Lad, who, kinda like Rudy, also "hated" jumps and cavelletti, and it improved the canter (and, of course, his changes). If the horse is cantering well, with h...
by Sue B
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2016, am I the only one?
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Class of 2016, am I the only one?

My, she's looking so grown up already!

Are you going to do those first rides or are you sending her to a "starter"?
by Sue B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Sometimes, Flight. I know it's me, but I don't know what the heck I'm doing that makes him think he's made a mistake. This is a horse that (for me) is easier to change from true canter to counter canter, or even cc to cc, and that does beautiful, clean tempis out in the pasture just for the fun of i...
by Sue B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Doesn't anyone have a horse that sometimes changes behind but not in front????
by Sue B
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The past 24 hours haven't been great
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: The past 24 hours haven't been great

Jingles for poor Maia and so sorry about your piggy. Also jingling this stupid heat finally breaks!
by Sue B
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 194
Views: 24653

Re: Class of 2013?

Beautiful, Linden. I bet you can't wait to ride!
by Sue B
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)

Susan, pm me the name of your new financial coach. The one we had retired a while back and I need one not only for me, but to educate my teenager on how to manage his finances effectively as he enters adulthood. Hubby and I had a massive hole to climb out of when we got married; suffice it to say we...
by Sue B
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Sorry you didn't have a good show, Moutaineer. hard to be amped up about going to Regionals only to "blow" it in the end. Is there no other show you can hit in time? Jingles that Laddie's si is okay and that this was just a one-off deal. Sure was beautiful weather this weekend, though. Man...
by Sue B
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: What's good in your world?

Oh my, Baroque, that yarn is gorgeous. I can almost feel how soft it is through the photo! My good news this week, is that I did not come off my horse, Tio, when he uncorked last night. He's built like a brick sh** house and can get some serious air time, but hey, I cowgirled up and rode him out. Ye...
by Sue B
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Sorry your back is still sore, Rye. Jingles you get better really soon. I DID IT!!!! Obviously, I am very excited. :D I was riding last evening when the neighbor drove by in his "new" ancient ATV he was rehabbing. Tio was kinda keeping half an eyeball on him when suddenly, neighbor's dogs ...
by Sue B
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Dang Mari, definitely been there, done that! I really hate leaving all the good stuff in the warm-up ring, but sometimes that's just the way things go. At least your horse didn't try to leap into the judge's stand! :shock: Next time Odin (and you) will be rockstars, I just know it. You two are so lo...
by Sue B
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fourth Level debut!
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Fourth Level debut!

Congratulations, Deanna. Truly a wonderful job you have done with him.

Still jingling for Finn too.
by Sue B
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FREEEDOOOMMM! I'm out! I'm back!!
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: FREEEDOOOMMM! I'm out! I'm back!!

That is so wonderful. WELCOME BACK LINDEN!!!!!!!
by Sue B
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

I'm in County Fair mode so no riding for me. Shoer did finally come out and put new shoes on the boys so at least no one is sore footed at the moment. I'm planning on taking Tio in a schooling show in a couple of weeks...fingers crossed I get there. :P I put on the Fair Dog Show every year with Show...
by Sue B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: hocks and stifles, and injections
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: hocks and stifles, and injections

Perhaps get a second opinion?

Stall rest is not beneficial for arthritis, walking is. I think you do not really know yet where the pain is coming from and I agree with MC that looking at the si joint would be a good idea.
by Sue B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: What's good in your world?

Lovely photos y'all. I just had a great weekend with my ponies despite the heat, the swelling has finally come down from ds having all 4 of his wisdom teeth pulled and my 88 year old mother got to have a visit from my brother, her only son, for 3 whole days. Life is good right now.
by Sue B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!

Well darn, SF! We will simply have to redouble our healing jingles efforts on your behalf. I am so very sorry.
by Sue B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Stoopid hot here too. Must be summer. 8-) Tio, despite having lost his right front shoe and having troubles with a loose left front shoe, insisted 100 degree heat is a great time to go for a nice long ride down the roads. Even though getting to soft sandy roads meant going down a steep, gravely one ...
by Sue B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!

Jingles, jingles, jingles!
by Sue B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 194
Views: 24653

Re: Class of 2013?

great photos and progress heddy. It is so much fun to watch these youngsters come along So when Tio launched me last September, it was the result of a loss of balance in the canter. He had just turned 7 btw, and much of his obnoxiousness was fading. This year, as a now 8yr old (birthday this week), ...
by Sue B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

Many congratulations khall. I saw your photos on FB...way to go!
by Sue B
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Just want to gush for a minute
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Just want to gush for a minute

Fantastic! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That is so cool. I am smiling with you. However, pictures of your beauty would be even better.
by Sue B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Giovanni
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Don Giovanni

Just saw on FB that Luoise's (Don Giovanni) husband just died. Many of you remember when he had his stroke a few years back, and how excited she was when they adopted their son even more years back. Lovely lady, lovely family. So sad. :(
by Sue B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Beautiful horse, Aleuronx. Dog show on Saturday in 100* weather kept me out of the saddle that day, but I did ride Rudy yesterday. Ds's dog was last to go in Obedience and was done with the heat. Beautifully trained Labrador declined to carry the dumbell or jump the jumps, but all with good humor. S...
by Sue B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - HAPPY UPDATE Sep 13/19!!
Replies: 85
Views: 3113

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

Oh gosh Deanna, so very, very sorry about Panache AND Finn. You must feel like your head is ready to explode. Panache turned out to be such a handsome and cool horse, so sad. I probably would have lost my cookies if I came out and saw one of my horses looking like Finn, and I've sewn up alot of hors...
by Sue B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Chantal, I still have my KN but it's 30 years old. You can try it if you like. As I recall, it's a medium tree, 17.5" seat. Haven't rode in it since Scotty died, so like 6 years. Patting myself on the back today because I did load up Tio and take him to ride at another arena despite it being 97...
by Sue B
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Lightbulb Moments

I got a light bulb moment a few years ago from a biomechanics clinic in which one of the riders had sloped shoulders like me. Instructor said she learned from a previous student to quit saying "shoulders down" and to actually try a little "shoulders up" instead. This was to help ...
by Sue B
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

In 1998, I cracked my femoral neck and crushed my greater trochanter in an amazing horse-powered launch. I also damaged my si btw. Misdiagnosed in the ER, etc, etc. Long story shorter, the injury left me with pretty significant right hip pain that not only made riding a bit of a challenge but also l...
by Sue B
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 3216

Re: Good connection

Phew! I was getting worried. Thank you for returning to "civility" (?) . I so enjoy reading these discussions. I hope demi comes back and sees that it has come full circle. :)
by Sue B
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8514

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

Let's see... Rudy, just keep upping the ante on gaits and training. Enjoy our beautiful countryside as well, when weather permits. Oh, and maybe play around with bridleless riding just for the fun of it. Tio: Also enjoy the countryside with him AND take him to small events like easy clinic, the occa...
by Sue B
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question for the tech/app smart folks
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Question for the tech/app smart folks

I don't remember the app name, but there's one you can set to remind you to get up and move. My MIL has hers set for every hour during daylight hours. When it goes off, she is supposed to get up, walk around, and use her spirometer. It doesn't stop chiming until she shuts it off. My SIL tries to kee...
by Sue B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

Tio LOVES canter poles. I am happy to ride him through them because it helps him realize he CAN carry me in the canter without getting discombobulated.
by Sue B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

Rudy hates jumping, so I don't on him. After years of work, I have finally gotten him to stretch over raised cavelleti, however, and I have him do that a couple times a month at the trot, daily at the walk. All our rides out involve hills and varied terrain, plus he lives in a large hilly pasture, s...
by Sue B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 14803

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

MC, I have videos of our various attempts. Rudy is the kind of horse, though, who is all or none, no in-between stuff, perhaps like your old horse. On the rare occasion he's not "clean" it's because he's early behind, which I find easy to feel. Lad was sometimes late behind (rarely) and th...
by Sue B
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 14803

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

So how'd I do with my goals? Hmmmm I can do a single, clean fc R to L on Rudy but I have failed to enlist any help. Nonetheless, i am having a blast with Rudy, and I decided I don't care where we go at this point as long as we continue to progress. Tio, I can canter both directions in the arena and ...
by Sue B
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town
Replies: 22
Views: 1224

Re: Moving into town

One acre is too small, you need at least 2 if you want to have a retiree and mini and not have your neighbors all up in your business so to speak. We only have 12 acres but I plan on selling if dh dies before I do. I used to have a little over 2 acres and found it easy to keep up, especially with th...
by Sue B
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 14803

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Huge congratulations H4Spots--that's a real accomplishment. I bet you were grinning ear-to-ear when you got back. Excellent Moutaineer, just one more score like that and you'll be at Regionals. Goldhorse, so happy to hear from you and love what you are doing with your horse and pararider. Can't wait...
by Sue B
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 116
Views: 4480

Re: Safe sport

Such a tough topic. I haven't yet done the stupid training modules to rejoin USEF, but only because I have to do other training modules annually to be a 4H leader and they are all, in the end, meaningless. My son was abducted at our local fair and was fortunate to be rescued before being hauled off ...

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