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by Sue B
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: hocks and stifles, and injections
Replies: 7
Views: 46

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: 19
Views: 260

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: 194

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: 92
Views: 2129

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: 194

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: 191
Views: 21789

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: 27
Views: 1985

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: 288

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: 183

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: 92
Views: 2129

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)
Replies: 37
Views: 672

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: 92
Views: 2129

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: 685

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: 5
Views: 146

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: 1969

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: 92
Views: 2129

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: 291

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: 192

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: 192

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: 10066

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: 10066

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: 740

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: 10066

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: 85
Views: 2048

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 ...
by Sue B
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here he is!
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: Here he is!

What a lovely pair! Your photos make me smile.
by Sue B
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Need to talk this out

Take 30-45 min to go do yoga or pilates or some such thing between work and going to the stable. That will get you stretched and ready to ride, and it will give Miss A time to process her grain.
by Sue B
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 191
Views: 21789

Re: Class of 2013?

Great job, Heddy. Nothing like a spicy red mare. :P Anne :shock: Your Fergal is an awful lot like my Tio! He too used to buck (quite spectacularly on the lunge, btw) when he'd feel unbalanced in the canter. Of course, it was one very huge buck that caused my very painful unplanned dismount last Sept...
by Sue B
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Congratulations Rye! Showing is so much more fun when your horse is truly your partner, isn't it. :P Glorious weekend weather (maybe a bit on the hot side) and week, so I rode both horses 4 days this past week! Oh yeah, they also both got new shoes which helped a ton. All the rain we had earlier mad...
by Sue B
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: lateral work: why, how to, and where for

I find really good ly to or from the centerline in walk is the best way to get Rudy to release tension. Of course, I got yelled at for doing this by Ms. Canace, despite the fact that it was and is highly effective. She has the wonky view that you wait to do lateral work until your horse is relaxed. ...
by Sue B
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 52
Views: 2177

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE

So sorry, SF. Horses are sooooo frustrating sometimes. My friend has been going through similar anguish with her string of horses too for a couple years now. Jingling that this too shall pass.
by Sue B
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Impirini, you and Pal look super. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Rosie, happy for you that you can now ride regularly. Bliss is such a handsome lad. SF, I hope Tesla is continuing to recover well from her surgery and that Annabelle gets cleared for regular work now. Chantal, Mikey is looking gorgeous and it is...
by Sue B
Thu May 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anhydrosis - your experience
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Anhydrosis - your experience

Friesians are also well known to suffer from anhidrosis and, yes, it can have a gradual onset over the years with sweating occurring in some places but not others. Most commonly, the horse will exhibit exercise intolerance in warmer weather, increased respiratory rate, flared nostrils etc. You absol...
by Sue B
Tue May 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Jingling like mad for Lad, Moutaineer! I snuck a ride in in-between rain storms on Sunday but that was it for the entire weekend. My arena is amazing though. It had puddles of water all day Friday and Saturday morning. By Sunday puddles were gone even though it was drizzling on and off all day, and ...
by Sue B
Wed May 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Can't wait for the rain to stop so I can try some of these cantering/fc suggestions. Forgot to mention that I did throw in t-c-t-cc-t exercises with Rudy on the circle and on the straight just for grins. Did it in walk too.

Proud to say that I am continuing my daily walks in spite of the rain.
by Sue B
Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: Done deal, details after the PPE

Woot! Woot! Jingles for a successful PPE
by Sue B
Mon May 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Glorious rides on both horses Saturday, both in the arena and down the road splashing through puddles. :P Thankfully, my arena held up beautifully to Friday's rain so I could work the boys without worry about slick footing or damaging the base. Sunday was another story, however. We got at least an i...
by Sue B
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

Wonderful!
by Sue B
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

It's raining sideways, so no riding, but I did walk the dogs this morning.

Congrats on filling Mette's clinic and having a great pre-clinic lesson, Moutaineer.

Awesome news and photos Kelo. Love me a good quarterhorse.
by Sue B
Fri May 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...

Lad almost killed himself when he got tangled in a leg strap. The skin on his flank and stifle was shredded (thankfully he did not tear any ligaments in his stifle) and he ran with the blanket flapping around him until he was too exhausted to move, requiring fluid therapy and anti-inflammatories to ...
by Sue B
Fri May 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?

okay, so I am officially jealous, SF. :mrgreen: I second paying extra for the retractable ball. Makes your hauling vehicle much more useful for things other than hauling. As far as hauling with it...my BIL broke out the rear window in his pickup the first time he had to back out of a tight spot at a...
by Sue B
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Horses for sale
Topic: 13 yr 14.1 h welsh cross gelding, N. Nevada, New Price!
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: 13 yr 14.1 h welsh cross gelding, N. Nevada, New Price!

How old is he and how tall is he?

Oh, soory...I am so dumb. SOme how I missed that info in the TITLE of your post.
by Sue B
Tue May 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 61
Views: 2156

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

OH MY GOSH! Talk about a complete twat. Try not to waste any time thinking about her and her stupid email; she is no friend. The right horse will come along when you least expect it, and then you'll have to decide what to do with your mare. In the meantime, maybe some better friends will show up to!...
by Sue B
Tue May 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Abby I am so sorry about George. Hard to keep pushing forwards when so many things are holding you back. I am happy for you that you have a new friend arriving to keep you going, and jingles that your darn foot finally heals and allows you to ride!
by Sue B
Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

It truly was a beautiful weekend, wasn't it Moutaineer. Thank you for sharing pictures of Lad; it seems like forever since I saw him last. He has developed into quite muscle man. 8-) I had sooo much fun riding in the beautiful sunshine, in and out of the arena. My "lazy", "stubborn&qu...
by Sue B
Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10066

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Rode over the weekend, but I have changed my goals somewhat. Rudy: Keep trying to attain fc's. To do that, I swear i am going to find a coach to help me and even trailer weekly if need be. Tio: 1) Eliminate balkiness 2) Consitent, balanced canter both directions 3) Find clinics and/or schooling show...
by Sue B
Mon May 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 61
Views: 2156

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

Great insight MC. Having concrete evidence of what goes on in your horse's head really helps us know what the path ahead may be.
by Sue B
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 8871

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

RosieB, so nice to see a picture of you and Bliss. It was certainly a very looong winter for you two. Yay SF on both Annabelle and Tesla! Chisamba, I am the master of miscues with Rudy. The horses that try hard are always making associations that aren't necessarily what you intend. :lol: Rudy got th...
by Sue B
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Medium trot

I agree with sending bucking horses forward, but I should mention that I did break my femoral neck getting bucked off Scotty while he was galloping up a hill. He was just having fun, btw.
by Sue B
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 8871

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Blob, I am so sorry for your troubles with RP. My horse, Scotty, did a form of that well into his teens; the difference being that I learned to control his outbursts. He was 17.1hh so when he'd blow up it was indeed rather frightening. Add into it that he once fractured my femoral neck by bucking me...

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