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by Sue B
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1657

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Had an AWESOME ride on Rudy Saturday. :D :D :D He was so focused and ready to work...it was just so. much. fun! He did have one pretty good spook followed by one of his cute bucks and it did NOT hurt my poor damaged back. :mrgreen: I did reprimand him (for bucking) but with a big smile on my face. S...
by Sue B
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn again UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: French horn again

So in the midst of playing in the pit for the musical his high school put on (Fiddler on the Roof), my ds also competed to try to get to State on his french horn. I linked his solo to anyone who might be interested. Nerves got to him a bit, but I'm still a proud mama. The judge was thoroughly unimpr...
by Sue B
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

So sorry for you and K. (((((()))))))
by Sue B
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1657

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

H4S, I have nothing helpful to add except maybe use one of those calming pastes 30 min before walking him? His behavior sounds like my Rudy when llamas are anywhere nearby. He doesn't rear, but only because he's pretty sure I'll kill him if he does, lol, but he prances and snorts and contorts himsel...
by Sue B
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: My Situation

I too am very sorry for all your troubles, MC. Esophageal cancer is such a horrible way to go...so painful and debilitating. As the parent to a 16yr old son, I know he would love to work on a place like yours, using your equipment to mow, feed, drag arenas etc. How do I know? he does it for a few pe...
by Sue B
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me name my puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Help me name my puppy

She was the last one needing a home. There are always lots of "working" dogs at our shelter, however. Minidoka Joint Powers Animal Shelter--find it on Facebook. ;) So, the kids at church liked Livvy and Sally, my DH wants Sally and DS came up with Ripley this morning. Thank you for all the...
by Sue B
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1657

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Thinking about sending Tio off to hunter/jumper training for a month or two to give him a solid foundation for jumping. Crazy? Any rec's sf in your area? Tio is the coming 8yr old that accidentally launched me last September. He is fairly well schooled on the flat (we could do a passable TL test rig...
by Sue B
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me name my puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Help me name my puppy

Okay, I finally gave in and decided to adopt this little girl. She was another parvo puppy but didn't get real sick luckily. She's back in the clinic because she has giardia (and she's the last of her litter), no one wants her and the pound knows I'm a sucker for cute faces. They say she's german sh...
by Sue B
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)

Here's a kokanee salmon from our fishing trip in September. The river was red with them, this one was in a side stream.

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by Sue B
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: step-grandparenthood

I let the parents decide. My dh's ex is a rather unpleasant, territorial woman--I have no wish to add to my step "kids" problems. They all have great kids, I don't care what they call me.
by Sue B
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Saturday was mostly grey but just as I got Tio out to work him, the wind died down and the sun came out! I took that as a sign that it was time to actually ride Tio even though the arena had snow with hidden icy spots that made poor T a little nervous about slipping when he was on the lunge. So hop ...
by Sue B
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Aw gee, so sorry to hear about Miro, Dresseur. More jingles for complete recovery by summer. Moutaineer, I shut my finger in the dryer door 2 weeks ago, now it freezes every time I go out to mess with the horses. Oh, and I may have deformed the nail. This too shall pass. Jingles for chocolate and al...
by Sue B
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Thinking about going in another Cindy Canace clinic in April, just have to check son's schedule. Rudy is not that thrilled about our rides in the snow and wind but once he warms up, he goes quite nicely I think. Unfortunately, I still only manage to ride 1 or 2 times a week.
by Sue B
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Thank you for clarifying. As an aside, I have been working on more swing in my old hips at the trot, with "solid" lifting core, to encourage a longer stride in Rudy. I think it helps but I don't think of it as a "driving" aid. Maybe it is and I am not aware. Sitting "heavy&q...
by Sue B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Somewhere you guys lost me...Are you guys equating a swinging seat with a driving seat? I've always seen the "driving seat" as the one in which the person sits somewhat behind the vertical and pushes forward and up with his/her pelvis. So now I'm lost...sorry. :oops:
by Sue B
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

We had sideways snow all day yesterday that turned to thick rain (almost snow) last night. Now we have flooding. Supposed to turn back to snow tomorrow and through the weekend. Hold onto your hat, Moutaineer! :shock: (I am so happy we bought that tractor/loader. Clearing the driveways in the blizzar...
by Sue B
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Linden- how are you doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Re: Linden- how are you doing?

Yay Linden! great job. Many jingles you progress your way out to freedom. :D :D
by Sue B
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I wish we had your snow Moutaineer. My Rudy has been a bit of a pistol lately too so I feel for you. I do not hesitate to lunge when he's too fiery even though he has "never" bucked with me on board. Those spooks and twirls can sometimes do more damage than getting tossed. We've been havin...
by Sue B
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn again UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: French horn again

Ponichiwa, that is my dream. That he play the horn for the rest of his life in community orchestras or small ensembles like my brother has done with the oboe. I, sadly, am a musical dunce. I cannot seem to learn to play anything, but I have a very good ear. Like a judge that can't ride, I guess. :lol:
by Sue B
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn again UPDATE
Replies: 7
Views: 219

French horn again UPDATE

Just had to update on my search for a horn for my son. I stumbled into an awesome horn on the internet--actually it was located at a store in Glendale, CA! It was priced right at the top of my budget (just like horse shopping) but 1k less than every other exact same horn brand/model on the internet,...
by Sue B
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Great pictures, Flight. As the rider of a 'ducker", i can say it's well worth the time it takes to build the strength for true self-carriage. Norsie is progressing beautifully. It's snowing today...beautiful out. Much better than the rain all day Saturday and the sideways corn snow/sleet Sunday...
by Sue B
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

What piedmont is describing, I did with Lad and it was very effective. He was an extremely nervy horse who liked draped leg to hugging leg contact at all times, making it harder to communicate "forward now." He learned very quickly that if I suddenly withdrew leg contact, a kick would foll...
by Sue B
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cavaletti
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: Cavaletti

My cavelletti are built with 4 x 4 square posts for the cross bar supports and I think 4" round fence poles. They are VERY heavy. They do not tip over unless the horse hits them hard. The horse very quickly learns to respect the poles which makes them much safer to jump and ride over obstacles ...
by Sue B
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Love your pictures Kathel, looks so beautiful. I wish we could get snow like that, but it's always on the move and this year it's a warm winter so freezing rain instead. :( Since my arena is still pretty soft (wet) I did road work with Rudy--went about 3 miles this time--and I am pleased to report m...
by Sue B
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: New to the Board

Welcome!
by Sue B
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

We had sideways freezing rain. :x
by Sue B
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

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: 201
Views: 6201

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: 568

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: 493

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: 11319

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: 34
Views: 1523

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: 568

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: 630

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: 541

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: 2149

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: 321

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: 11319

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: 758

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: 630

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: 2693

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: 758

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: 11319

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: 11319

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: 1320

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: 11319

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: 17
Views: 767

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: 11319

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: 61
Views: 2088

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!

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