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by orono
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

I'm a mare person (currently owned by one), but I've owned both and I keep an open mind when shopping.
by orono
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 23
Views: 921

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

Agree that most are shorter, but they can keep growing past 4. I've known some to grow til 7.
by orono
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: She’s home!

She's beautiful! Glad she's home. :D
by orono
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 1140

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Sending you a pm :)
by orono
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

I don't enjoy watching it either, I can't relate to it or hope to aspire to it. Maybe I was naive in my younger days, or had a less developed eye, but I could watch the top horses and riders and find some (distant) similarities - or at least goals to aspire too. I don't feel like that's the case any...
by orono
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Speaking of PMU animals.. OMG!
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Speaking of PMU animals.. OMG!

A quick glance seems to indicate that many lack confidence under saddle, and are pushy on the ground. They are neat crosses though, I hope they find good placements.
by orono
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1378

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing them!
by orono
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy
Replies: 179
Views: 30626

Re: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy

I'm glad you're back on him!! Would you consider wearing a helmet, especially given your difficult history with him?
by orono
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Deneb:
Replies: 175
Views: 30539

Re: Deneb:

She looks terrific!! How old is she now?
by orono
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

With the new post I have reread part of the thread. I wonder why there is so much focus about the bucking strap, when there is a TON of equipment various disciplines use on their horses that can could arguably cause pain or discomfort, and are generally worn for much longer periods of time.
by orono
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 1689

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I think in most cases they are genuinely trying to keep the animals best interests at heart and probably following the oath they take. It seems like a relatively easy problem to circumvent though - if you need to have you animal euthed then remain present and don't just leave it in the hands of the ...
by orono
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

I agree Code 3, watching the pick up horses is like poetry in motion.
by orono
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1823

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

That does make it difficult, though I doubt they last terribly long in those cups so he probably isn't a geriatric. Are you sure it's fun rot? Malachite green works well for many types of infections.
by orono
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 1823

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

How old is he?
by orono
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Charles Manson finally dead
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Charles Manson finally dead

There have been studies that have shown that death by execution is much more expensive than life in prison. I think the majority of the costs are associated with significantly higher legal fees wrt those cases.
by orono
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

It might be the intent but certainly isn't the case in many situations. The horses are penned together behind the chutes, with more room to roam than many riding horses. Yes, they 'explode' out of the gate for 8 seconds, then gallop/canter around until they exit. That is no different than turning a ...
by orono
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 6618

Re: Need some help or advice

I suspect they ring true for many. :(
by orono
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

Most will only buck once in a weekend, they do this to keep them fresh. The top ones will often be reserved for the finals. So, 15 trips = 12-15 rodeos. Although many rodeos are indoors an can run throughout the year the season is still more or less restricted to the good weather months, meaning the...
by orono
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

by orono
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 2653

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

If that's the case then I wouldn't worry about hiding it from her/them. Sounds like your uncle will keep you in the house regardless.
by orono
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 2653

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

It sounds like you're upset because your aunt and uncle, who own the house you live in, visit periodically. Do you pay rent? If so I don't think they can evict you without notice (3 months?). If you live there for free and they want to move you into another one of their units than I would just get i...
by orono
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Arapawa sheep
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Arapawa sheep

Thanks for sharing, as a mom of twins I find pics like this extra heartwarming. <3
by orono
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 6532

Re: Bronc Dressage

'Obviously causes pain' to who???? Do you have any idea how high a quality of life bucking stock have, and how much they are valued? Many riding horses go through MUCH MUCH worse on a regular basis. Many broncs 'work' a handful of times per year for 8 seconds at a time. That's LESS THAN ONE MINUTE p...
by orono
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 2653

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

Suzon wrote:When my brother died, we just started saying, "he's fine" or "he's fine now." Because it was true. Your pup is across the bridge, no longer old, no longer sick or in any pain. He's fine now.


I like this.
by orono
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 2744

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

My current well behaved riding horse? No. Do I oppose the use of them in rodeo in general? No.
by orono
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

Agree with the above posters. Many barns function well without crossties, and a place to tie isn't even needed (does she straight tie better?). Be fully dressed to ride, have her tack ready at hand. Bring her in and groom while holding her/ground tying and tack up the same way. Once the bad behaviou...
by orono
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

^What a lovely story Rockabilly, thanks for sharing.
by orono
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 3280

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

I would have a mental block with it too, I also don't see the benefit if he has good turnout. The fact is that if you're riding at some point you may have to turn sharply, or end up faster than a walk.
by orono
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

There was even a fair amount of hilarity going on amongst the root vegetables. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I have become extra paranoid while shopping now too, noticing when people abandon carts, stop to chat, park sideways or take too long in front of a section trying to select an item. :shock:
by orono
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Yikes, i'm a cart abandoner! I should check for wayward items! I always go up and down the aisles in the same order, if I realize I forgot something I will often pull over, 'park' and run back to get the single item vs doing a U turn and taking the cart back and forth.... It's not as if we roll up ...
by orono
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Well I don't exactly pull the cart across the aisle sideways...it seems to me like my method is less disruptive and faster when I'm grocery shopping with kids, but I guess others disagree. If a cart (shopping or stocking) is in my way I just move it as needed, and am thankful for wheels.
by orono
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Yikes, i'm a cart abandoner! I should check for wayward items! I always go up and down the aisles in the same order, if I realize I forgot something I will often pull over, 'park' and run back to get the single item vs doing a U turn and taking the cart back and forth....
by orono
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Bread machines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Re: Bread machines?

I use my basic Hamilton Beach machine to make dough, but I don't bake in it. in fact I just beeped a few seconds ago since my pizza crust dough is ready :)
by orono
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

I might try a different approach - not testing her cross tie limits or bringing out the bad behaviours. I know that at some point you want a horse that you can leave while you run to the washroom or whatever, but at this point I would treat her like a horse that doesn't tie - ie have everything you ...
by orono
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6808

Re: What is your opinion about this?

If she remains in view of her truck I wouldn't worry about it at all. If she leaves it and it becomes inconvenient (ie having to track her down) then it's a problem. Have you looked at the parking up close? It might not be blocking it as much as it seems to be from a distance.
by orono
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trotting, or not
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: Trotting, or not

My mare can get like this when she's in heat, I would track the days that it happens and see if it coincides. :)
by orono
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do They Want to Lease or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Do They Want to Lease or Not?

Is the horse staying at the current facility? I'm not sure that a formal lease needs to be drawn up, often partial leases just involve handing over some $$ and riding the horse a few times a week. It's different if it is a lease to own or if the horse is being relocated.
by orono
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.

Don't feel guilty, I'm sure your trainer was just asking to see if it was an option.
by orono
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My only hiccup with horses
Replies: 20
Views: 2848

Re: My only hiccup with horses

Plenty of horses 'need you', but they don't show affection the way dogs do. Also, since they can be a bit standoffish, it usually takes a long time to form a very strong bond with them. I find something magical happens at year 3, where you become BFFs.
by orono
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boarding question
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Boarding question

Previous increases are irrelevant. BO probably should have mentioned it to your friend before she moved 'board is currently X but will be going up to Y next month'. It may have slipped her mind and/or she simply put up a notice in the barn to inform her clients. How long ago did your friend make arr...
by orono
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boarding question
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Boarding question

6 months to a year? We're lucky to get a full 30 days for increases. It would be courteous to give the new boarder the same notice as the others, but likely the date will change for everyone on the same day.
by orono
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: My scribing journey begins

So helpful Flight, and great rides! :D
by orono
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: My scribing journey begins

Some judges are much more verbose than others! :lol:
by orono
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: The Mustang
Replies: 23
Views: 3364

Re: The Mustang

He's a real cutie pie, glad things are going so well with him.
by orono
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Paddock boots recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Paddock boots recommendations

Mountain Horse might work for you, they are wider but many of the models look a bit bulky. Ariats are still my go to for paddock boots.
by orono
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 10082

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

I like boots and think they are well worth trying.
by orono
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: My scribing journey begins

Have you ridden competitively? I found learning test, and then reading my comments (by the scribe and judge) were helpful to keep in mind once I started scribing. I had seen many of the various abbreviations - 1/4s for 'hindquarters' O to denote a circle (ditto a square for 'square halt'). I agree w...
by orono
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 10082

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

True, but how many of us walk around on all surfaces barefoot?
by orono
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 10082

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

I've had soft soled horses tough it out for a few cycles when transitioning. That isn't what's happening here, he isn't just 'ouchy when walking across some gravel' etc.
by orono
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you do it differently?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: Would you do it differently?

I wouldn't do anything differently, I have ridden regularly for about 35 years, and have owned for much of it. When finances have been tight I have leased horses out to cover the costs but maintain control. I have had ups and downs, times of advancing, and other times of stagnation (probably some re...

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