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by Kyra's Mom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I Was Her Human
Replies: 26
Views: 446

Re: I Was Her Human

{{{{Tarlo Farm}}}}

My condolences.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I quit smoking
Replies: 26
Views: 403

Re: I quit smoking

You can do it ;) .

All that money for things for Ms. A. Sweet.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s ridiculously cold outside, but this will melt your heart ...
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: It’s ridiculously cold outside, but this will melt your heart ...

Lovely pose from the donk in his finest duds. Such cuteness overload :mrgreen:

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone heard from Musical Comedy?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Has anyone heard from Musical Comedy?

Hello from balmy Idaho. We had our arctic blast in October...it has been warm (50's-60's) and dry ever since.

I hope the cold resolves soon.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: global muscles vs postural muscles
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: global muscles vs postural muscles

Well...I guess I have the 'luxury' of having only one horse to be beholden to. I have time to putz around with other 'stuff' besides pure dressage training. Add onto that the fact that I was able to ride very little for over 3 years due to my physical issues. I have used a lot of work-in-hand, a lot...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Finding gratitude after an otherwise difficult year
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: Finding gratitude after an otherwise difficult year

Well, my horse has been (finger's crossed) wonderfully sound her whole life. I am grateful for that for sure. Me...I'm the wreck...but ready to forge on. I won't subject anyone to my laundry list of maladies. Suffice to say I've had 6 surgeries in the last 7 years. Most requiring a fair respite from...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 1262

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)

:? :? The universe owes you a huge break.

Healing jingles for every pony that needs it.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 43
Views: 1130

Re: The end is nigh

{{{{XAN}}}}

It isn't fair but you are surely doing right by your boy...know-it-all bystanders be damned.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 15073

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

Rosie...Bliss looks fabulous. Aleuronx... :lol: . Praying for the growth spurt to stabilize and for the front end to catch up SOON. I have been riding as I can...last week was a bit slow as over the week, there was a lot of arena maintenance going on. Got some new sand for the outdoor last Monday wh...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 15073

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

I haven't been posting much. I currently do not have many goals except to get my riding fitness back. I definitely feel better on the horse but my core is so crappy. Today, she gave me a few strides of very nice lengthened trot and it was all I could do to go with her and had to bring her back quick...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trick training is GREAT for rehab!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Trick training is GREAT for rehab!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: . I have been doing a little "trick" training. I follow Karen Rohlf and she had a couple videos on "silly horse tricks". So far, I can tell Kyra to go get in the bucket...and she does (with front feet) and to go sideways on command.The 'bucket' is a 20 gal rub...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 6157

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: .

Finn looks fantastic. You did well by him. I think you both are smiling.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend

Very nice. Congratulations.

Jet is such a beefcake (in a good way ;) ).

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Mold on tack
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Mold on tack

You could move to southern Idaho. Low humidity = no mold ;) . Good luck finding a resolution. I did have one item I put in a plastic tote until I decided if the new one would work (my Thinline girth). When I got around to bringing it home as the new one is working well, it was very moldy :o . Just n...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 15073

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

Apparently Kyra is lame too because she will kick out at the whip at times. If she does it now, it is most certainly my fault for over aiding. I listen to her, thank her for her opinion and tell her to get over it and strive to ride more correctly. I have found (with my sample size of 6--3 mares and...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Iron woman Hilda Gurney
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Iron woman Hilda Gurney

Wow. I have always liked Hilda.She is great judge too (IMO). I showed under her years ago. Hauled about 4 hours to the show. Horse seemed out of character with her tension and stiffness. My friend that accompanied me couldn't see any lameness. She just didn't want the leg on. So, I pulled her out th...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 15073

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

I have actually ridden two times this week! I was on vacation for 9 days (3rd-12th) but this week I have gotten on track with getting some saddle time. Kyra is going very well. A lot of thanks to Straightforward who has done some really nice work with her. I turned her loose in the indoor on Wednesd...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 80
Views: 3330

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

Sad situation. I am waiting for a Dateline episode...maybe in a couple years. My question on COTH, other than happening on a dressage trainer's property and that the victim and the alleged shooter ride dressage, what it is doing with however many pages now (150?) on the dressage forum? I am not sure...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: rehab for shoulder injury: what would you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: rehab for shoulder injury: what would you do?

You can lunge him in a square...it takes a lot of effort on your part. Probably good to start in the arena so he has a fence to stick to. Ditto what someone said about long reining. Also effort on your part but it would avoid the torquing of a circle. Yeah...ponying can be fun. I used to pony Kyra o...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Assessment lesson: is this normal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2010

Re: Assessment lesson: is this normal?

Have fun with the little pocket rocket. Glad you found a situation that worked for you...yeah for being on a horse.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2016, am I the only one?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

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

I would love to help SF but I think I am too decrepit (about the same age as her barn owner...damn, things just don't work right anymore). I just am not very agile. At least Tesla has already been sat on. I don't think it will be a big deal but for sure, need someone around...I can punch 911 on my p...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

4 1/2 months...I got my paddock boot on my Frankenfoot :mrgreen: . So...I rode today. I intended to work on the track but they were bringing in hay and the hay guy parked his truck at an angle right on the track and took up the whole width :roll: . The stack wagon didn't bother her (they use one sid...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do your horses have hay at all times?
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: Do your horses have hay at all times?

Right that...only it was straw but most definitely round and very precariously hanging off the side of the truck :shock: . I don't understand why you and the driver in front of you didn't want to follow more closely :!:
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do your horses have hay at all times?
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: Do your horses have hay at all times?

No. Where I board they get fed twice a day. I have tried a myriad of slow feed things. Few would the barn owners even try (they do all chores and feeding is walk and toss so if they could not do it from outside the pen, no go) and the ones we did try frustrated the horse terribly, didn't slow her do...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Assessment lesson: is this normal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2010

Re: Assessment lesson: is this normal?

Second situation just sounds bizarre. Great for the trainer getting paid to get all THEIR barn work and grooming done. I second checking around for a catch ride. Straightforward has been riding my horse while I seem to be perpetually recovering from some surgery or another. It has worked out great f...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)

I looked up Idaho utilities. :shock: :shock: It's almost the lowest in the county. Truly I am shocked. And Maryland? That is even a bigger surprise. I suppose gas heat is available somewhere here in NJ but it's never been in places I've been. I wouldn't complain about paying a little bit more for s...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)

My electric and gas are about $1500/year (that is a generous calculation). Susan You mean electric and gas heat? If so that is truly astonishing. How can anyone heat a house that cheaply? Well, I got online and checked my last 12 months of (natural gas) gas bills and it was a whopping $281.00. I ha...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 89
Views: 6264

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)

Ditto what redsoxluvr said.

Enjoy. I hope he is recovered.

I use the Manna Pro treats for my liberty work. They are very convenient.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Expense Related Thread (Retirement, etc.)

I feel am pretty well set (I think :?: ). I retired in July at 63 and 11 months. So, I do have to pony up for the full health care bill for another year (until Aug 2020). I was physically worn out and just felt I needed to go and give my body time to heal. I am doing Cobra...it was much cheaper :rol...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

I haven't been in a much of a mood to ride lately. I don't know why. I love to spend time with her but riding just hasn't moved me much in the last couple weeks. I was able to get a regular shoe on my left foot today 8-) . I still can't get my paddock boot on but will keep trying every few days. It ...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is it wrong that I?
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Is it wrong that I?

Sounds perfectly fine to me. So no, not wrong at all.

I am surprised that Kyra let me put her fly mask back on. When I got there, I whisked it off and gave her a gigantic static shock...which she hates. She wheeled away and stood about 6 feet away from me, softly snorting at me.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surprise Visitor
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Surprise Visitor

Good for you (not throwing the can across the room). Everyone ready to live another day :lol: . A couple years ago, I had the same problem (no water coming out). It was a frog...just a wee one but he was a pretty effective plug. So weird when you are watering and gravity no longer works :?: :!: Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

I have been fiddling around with Kyra a couple times a week (SF is riding her 3-4x/week) so she is getting plenty of exercise. She looks good. Her muscling is spot on (all the right ones are developing) and I am enjoying her pearlescent summer coat because it won't last long. She is shedding the sum...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lifestyles of the rich (aka Training in Florida)
Replies: 24
Views: 1477

Re: Lifestyles of the rich (aka Training in Florida)

Nope...I am a bare bones, cheap board DIY/hands on kind of person. Most people wouldn't even look twice at where I board. But...I have a healthy happy horse that is able to move 24/7. I have a trailer so can get other places. It works for me. I just retired last month and for sure $$$ like that are ...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2098

Re: What's good in your world?

Kyra's mom, I'm really glad you had the gas turned off. This happened in NZ a few weeks ago: https://www.news.com.au/world/pacific/gas-explosion-in-christchurch-injures-six-and-destroys-house/news-story/c29fb38dfb6a01f2f813472aa4828751 I know :!: . We had a bad one (propane but still gas) in a town...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Mane and tail help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Mane and tail help needed

I would think that good conditioning is necessary and it may just need to be braided--if you can keep a braid in. My mare (1/2 Andalusian) has a pretty wimpy mane but her tail is something else. Her tail hair is very coarse and even braiding is a challenge to keep in in the summer with all the fly s...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2098

Re: What's good in your world?

My house didn't blow up :o :? :!: . I was awakened at 2AM Saturday morning by a LOUD beeping monster. I knew it wasn't the smoke alarm as that is overhead. Oh, it is the CO/natural gas detector. Not sure which part is alarming. First thing I do because I don't have my glasses on and it is dark is th...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 6157

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - UPDATE later in the thread

Great improvement for a short time (especially 7/21 --> 7/28). Yes, it will take a loooong time but I think, is looking very good.

Thanks for the update.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fourth Level debut!
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Fourth Level debut!

...and in a snaffle 8-)

Congratulations.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FREEEDOOOMMM! I'm out! I'm back!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1707

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

Welcome back 8-) .

So looking forward to your insightful posts in the training forum.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: SPAMMERS!
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: SPAMMERS!

Thank you. If only these scum would spend the same amount of time doing something good for the world....
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

I am not riding as much as I want...I am still doing physical therapy for my foot in the AM 2 days/week and with the hot, if I can't get out in the morning, I don't get out. Yes, I am an old lady and getting quite particular about my riding conditions :lol: I did have a nice ride on Saturday. Since ...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 6157

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

Thanks for the update. As much as the vets try to patch things together, some areas are just not amenable to staying that way.

I hope the laser helped over the weekend and the bib gets to you soon.

Continued healing jingles.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

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

It just doesn't get any easier does it :roll: ?

At least you have chemicals.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 6157

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

Oh, Deanna. These horses. We are either sky high with delight and joy or gutted with worry and grief.
I am so sorry about Panache.
Jingles that Finn heals up well and the scar does not affect his harness wearing. He looks like he really enjoys tackling the obstacles.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town
Replies: 22
Views: 1751

Re: Moving into town

Sorry...but you never know. My first house...I drug my feet and boom...sold. It popped back up on the market about 3 weeks later. Still drug my feet and yep, sold again or so I thought. Again, 3 weeks later, it was back on the market and owners were a bit desperate since they had made an offer on a ...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

I got to ride today (Sat) :mrgreen: . SF has been riding her so that is nice that she has been going and tuned up although she has been pretty reliable in the last few years (finally ;) ). We just took a leisurely walk over to and around the trotting track 3-4 laps then back. She felt very good exce...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 12924

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

Well...I got the OK from the doctor to get on with life...as pain allows you know. If it feels good, go for it, if it hurts, back off.. :roll:...um of course. I have had some viral thing that has just smacked me in the face for the last month. Started out with fatigue, low grade intermittent fevers,...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 20075

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

:mrgreen: SF--nice horse (although I am more than a little biased ;) ). Very elegant and your position is very nice. Wow Chisamba. I am glad you found Excaliber and that he was good after his travels. I once went to look at a horse in Washington. The owners' were nice enough to put me up for the nig...

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