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by Sue B
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 464

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: 108

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: 11
Views: 115

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: 122
Views: 2191

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: 139
Views: 11863

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: 135

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: 181

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: 504

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: 135

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: 16
Views: 464

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: 8
Views: 160

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: 16
Views: 464

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: 310

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, clinic today
Replies: 15
Views: 405

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: 8792

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: 577

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: 200
Views: 38955

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: 757

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: 8792

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: 330

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...
by Sue B
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I made it!!
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: I made it!!

Yay! Another red head horsie. Welcome back Aramuse.
by Sue B
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Regaining confidence

The last time I got bucked off and seriously hurt (broke a hip), I had zero confidence issues riding (8wks post injury) until the 1 year anniverary of the event. Then I went through some horrid defensive riding that I resolved with help of someone from the UDBB who coincidentally came to utah to giv...
by Sue B
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I know I live on the wrong side of the country for you, but have you tried contacting these people? https://www.facebook.com/parkwood.equestrian/ This is a very active sales/training barn with lots of horses for sale to look at. They are not far from Salt Lake City too. Believe it or not we have qui...
by Sue B
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Welcome back you guys!
by Sue B
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11863

Re: Class of 2013?

Ironbessflint, your journey sounds an awful like my journey with Tio. :lol: That's why I have a baby green 7 year old! Love your pictures and am jingling this winter/spring is fruitful training-wise.

ETA: LOve the matchy-matchy.
by Sue B
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

The Stubben bridle was beautiful. I may raid my can recycling jar for it. Very tempting.
by Sue B
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Video of Rudy

I agree, he was not truly in front of my leg--he is VERY good at cheating, especially in the canter. When he actually sits and stays in front, though, his canter is amazing; so it's something I'd been focusing on until I got hurt. I'm glad you guys "approve" of his neck--now that I have so...
by Sue B
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Video of Rudy

Still bored, weather is beautiful, I can't ride. So, this was taken 2 weeks before my accident. I'm pleased with it because he is not ducking or curling and his under-neck is mostly soft. (Remember, Rudy has a high-set ewe neck, massive withers and an ultra-short banana back.) There are lots of thin...
by Sue B
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Clipping

I do a bib or modified trace clip if need be, usually around Christmas time. Have to add though, that I bought the "new" Rambo Dry Rug, which is like a sweatshirt for horses, made of microfiber, and I love it. Really dries the horse fast. Downsides, however, 1) sized small so that a medium...
by Sue B
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

Beautiful pictures Rye, Flight and exvet. Sorry about retirement Tsavo, hope the place is a nice big pasture with friendly companions. Oh, regarding your comment about heart disease in another thread, my big boy, Scotty, died from heart problems, same as his daddy did and at the same age! So no, not...
by Sue B
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

SO what Rudy likes about his old KL Select/Red Barn is the padding, what I like is the quality of the leather. Anyone have any ideas where I might find that combination? He does not need a flash, has a very refined, TB face and wheres a cob. Don't care about the brow band because Sunshine2me (I thin...
by Sue B
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11863

Re: Class of 2013?

Red's mom, I did not go to the doctor but will try to convince DH to shot a film or two before I ride so I don't do something stoopid. I landed almost flat on my back, so my sacrum is messed up and I have some extra pain around L2/L3 or so which affected my quad strength for a bit. It did feel like ...
by Sue B
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Rudy needs a new bridle

So, I'm using retail therapy to ease my no-riding frustration and considering buying this bridle for Rudy. He was being a twit one day, took off while being bridled and tore the headstall of his current KL Select bridle. I repaired it with electrical tape, but I should really get him a new one if I'...
by Sue B
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11863

Re: Class of 2013?

Happy to see so much progress on this thread. Red's Mom, so sorry to hear of your accident; I hope you heal quickly so you can start enjoying your horse again. Tio is chronologically too old for this thread but maybe he can slip in under the mental clause. He was progressing really well. On the othe...
by Sue B
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Accountability

Good idea Chisamba, I will add that to my exercise ball sitting exercises. Come to think of it, there is a chart with seated exercises on my mom's wall, I should study those as well. I went for a walk last night and managed to keep the pace all the up to an "brisk" stroll for 20 minutes bu...
by Sue B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Accountability

After being bucked off and damaging my sacrum and lumbar spine, I can now walk on level(ish) ground for more than a few minutes at a time, BUT I can't figure out how to do any core exercises besides sitting up straight and holding myself up right when walking. I do gentle stretches in the shower to ...
by Sue B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

My County Perfection doesn't fit me all that well, but it is "impossible" to fall out of due to the deep seat and enormous blocks. Rudy can pull some pretty amazing shies, I have yet to be unseated. Otoh, I thought the same about my L&R, but Tio did manage to send me flying after an ex...
by Sue B
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: French horn anyone?

oh my gosh, you guys are hilarious. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ds does have an antique piano accordian but I'm sure he won't part with it. (He actually plays a lot of instruments, but fh is his fav.)
by Sue B
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

French horn anyone?

Because I'm going stir crazy not riding, I thought I'd just throw it out there. My ds has been playing the horn for about 4 years now and feels ready to purchase one. Because you never know until you ask...anyone have a nice french horn in need of an excellent, loving home?
by Sue B
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Send in your entries!**************
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: 2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?

Always ready for Kringling! :D
by Sue B
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 645

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Hugs for the very proud, very scared mamma. I would feel the same way if my son did that to me. (He's only 16, so there's still time.)

Nothing wrong with horsie retail therapy.
by Sue B
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

Xan, your stories make me laugh. I'm happy you are having so much fun with your BB. I was going to take my youngster to a little jumping show, but oh well--I hope yours goes well. :D Moutaineer, Rye, I am soooo not a pink person, which is why I bought the helmet with pink bling. Whip is tempting too...
by Sue B
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

I'm in crazy pain and bored to tears when I'm not doing surgery or some other fun stuff, and so...I bought a new helmet. This time I went for a little bling. I really wanted the blue and silver one but it is no longer available, so I got this one instead. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/ovation-z6...
by Sue B
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

Rye, I just love Riot, and I am so happy for you that you found a dressage saddle that he likes. SF, I too was amazed that Kyra could si all the way to Denver...glad you took a plane instead. :mrgreen: I managed to get some sleep last night, so things are looking up. I imagine it will be awhile befo...
by Sue B
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kokanee are spawning
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Kokanee are spawning

So far as camping goes...DH decided to give the tent to son and buy a used "tin tent" a few years ago. This camper is built for off-road, rugged use and for our older bones, a true luxury. For my friend's Eastern relatives, it is an old beater which doesn't even have any slide-outs. :lol: ...
by Sue B
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kokanee are spawning
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Kokanee are spawning

Hubby, son and I took a lovely camping trip in the mountains of Idaho this past weekend (Friday thru Sunday). For you city folk, it's the kind of camping with no water or electrical hook up or cell service, but we are able to haul our camper up in there. Anyway, we went to the creek to fly fish for ...
by Sue B
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

Great job Rosie. You and Bliss will be 3rd lvl before you know it. Nice picture on Kimba Chisamba, she's reaching much more with her shoulder. Laddie looks ever so handsome, Moutaineer--are you done showing for the year? Welcome to the dark side Ryeisssa. :lol: And I totally agree with you about sit...
by Sue B
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8792

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

Good Luck and Fun Trip Rosie!!!! Excellent job with Miss Ariel, Paula! Don't know how you can stand having such a drama-queen Ponchiwa. :lol: Uggh, Rye, the saddle I ride Rudy in has those giant knee blocks, and I have never gotten totally used to them. Otoh, it is the ONLY saddle Rudy likes, so I k...

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