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by Kyra's Mom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Tsavo said: In re surgery for herniated disc, I am not a surgeon and don't know any particulars of your case but I can tell you this type of surgery is considered the most over used. People often have more pain afterward and there is a risk if he fuses a level that you will be on a path towards more...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Anything on Pickles? Thank you for asking but... le sigh. I went to see her today, and trainer was waiting to hold an in-person parent-teacher conference about Miss Pickle, who is so aptly named, unfortunately. Actually, she is Rosette to the trainer, which is probably for the best. She apparently,...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My pants fit
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: My pants fit

Good for you. I have gained 15 lbs over the last year. My clothes are literally on the edge. A few more ounces and they won't fit. Must get busy. I will look into their new program.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Well...I got to ride today :mrgreen: . Ok, I am paying for it now (sitting on an ice pack) but at the time, it felt fabulous. Kyra has funny mouth conformation. She has lots of redundant, flabby cheek tissue. When you put her in a regular jointed bit, she will pull it back off her tongue and chomp a...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I have had a bit more time to spend with Kyra the last couple of weeks. Her BFF that she has been boarded next to for oh, 12 years, was moved to a different part of the farm...out of site and almost out of hearing but not quite. I was a bit apprehensive...not that I could do anything about it...that...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to deal with "The Borrowers" ~ sigh . . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: How to deal with "The Borrowers" ~ sigh . . . .

Agree with Nikiwink. Put a notice up requesting return. I am not shy about checking out all the stations in the tack room if something of mine walks away.
Truthfully though, it is usually because I forgot to put it away or misplaced it :oops: .

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I hope to start riding soon. At least a walking program since horsie and I have done little for nearly 2 years. Since my tailbone surgery, I have porked out and subsequently don't fit in my saddle very well :P . The butt if quite picky and doesn't like to by squished up to the cantle. Since I still ...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

I started "self" insuring years ago after I dutifully report every ding (several on a silly 2 y.o.) a choke episode and a melanoma removal (yes on a 2 y.o.). Never filed a claim. Well the next year, I think her only covered body parts were her front legs. No chance to get a vet exam to ass...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 749

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

Thank you for all the condolences. Yes, I am so grateful he is no longer suffering.

SueB...didn't mean to hijack your thread but yes, this is the place to come for understanding and like I am doing, some vicarious riding.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ariel is in season
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Ariel is in season

My mare has been evil lately but I haven't noticed her in season, I think it is just the Spring sillies. She has been taking off when I turn her out, most often before I have officially let her go. GRRRR. Evil mare. Today I pulled her halter holding her with the lead rope around her neck. She tried ...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 749

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

Me too. Between my body that does not want to cooperate. Tailbone area is coming along. Still tender but heading in the right direction. BUT, in October, I hurt my back and it just isn't getting better. Well, it did calm down from initial presentation of horrible to the point of tears sciatica to ju...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: RIP our one of a kind Tucker

RIP Tucker. What a handsome pup.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

I re-do the modified summer braid every 2-3 weeks just like the big braid for the bag. It doesn't take long. I haven't every removed much hair...any more than usual. I am not one of those that never takes a brush or comb to mane and tail. I for sure don't do them every day but I do give it a good br...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

Yes, the tail bag definitely helps. Kyra's tail is gross and peed on if I don't braid and bag it in the winter...especially if she is wearing a blanket with a tail flap :P . I use this type. https://www.sstack.com/horse-care-tail-bags-protection/Ultraflex-Lycra-Tail-Bag/?msclkid=bd9c51c293bd15ab13b4...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?

Thanks for all the perspective! Yesterday was a balmy, sunny beautiful spring day, and looking out the window at my horses grazing in big green pastures filled me with joy. I miss this by boarding. Today...a nice sunny day after a week of wind, on and off snow or rain and colder temps than we had t...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

Diet wise, since she was on stall rest and not much pasture...maybe she needs a boost of Vitamin E? My mare's tail is very thick and long. In the winter I always put it up in a tail bag. Dirt, mud and muck can be very drying and the tail bag seems to save the majority of her tail from seeping in wha...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!

Very cool ideas. I like the resin bracelet. My horse is white and while still very much alive, preserving her white hair in some form without it getting soiled will be tough. The resin bracelet solves that.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

I just noticed some at the cafeteria at work. Kind of pricey for my blood ($1.70 for 20 oz) but it looks good and with no chemicals (artificial sweeteners) or sugar. I just add an ounce or two of fruit juice to my 20 ounces of water. Yes...a few calories from the sugar but not that much. I will wait...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 1513

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

You got 'em. Mega jingles flying your way.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7381

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Demi, I used to ride with an instructor that always called such antics that the horse was "calling the union" because certainly, working that hard wasn't in the contract :lol: . They do seem to get it sorted out. Good to have the trainer ride her some as we (generic we ammy rider/trainers)...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel in the winter
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Ariel in the winter

I don't think it is a mare thing. She just feels good! And sometimes we would rather not deal with that. My horse is out 24/7 and can move at will and has room to trot and canter in her pen. Now mind you, I haven't been working her this winter but yesterday, I turned her and her buddy out in a small...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How many hour per year do you ride
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: How many hour per year do you ride

Well, due to my health issues, I have probably ridden about 6 hours in the last 2 years. Not by choice but damned, I wanted to sit down a little bit. I really miss having my butt in the saddle. My body has fallen apart since I had to quit riding. I think it really does help with fitness and back hea...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Glad he is getting the idea and you can get your body sorted out. 8-) .

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Chisamba, I think teff is relatively new to the US but I heard about it (and got it fed to my horse) several years ago (5 or so?) when I moved back to the barn I am at now. They were re-doing their hay field and for one year, they put in teff then left it for cover and re-seeded the grass alfalfa mi...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

I had my mare on MSM for 2-3 years then decided to take her off of it and see if there was any difference. There wasn't. She will be 16 this year and is moving better than ever. She is out 24/7. It isn't a big space...maybe 1/4 acre but I regularly stash food (hay) in various places so she had to mo...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Soliciated for donation
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Soliciated for donation

I haven't gotten THAT call but boy howdy, all the charities seem to be getting greedy. It used to be they would be happy with $10-25. Now, on there little pledge/receipt they are starting at $75 and go up from there. There is usually a blank space to fill in some other amount but they are hoping the...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7381

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

I actually worked my horse tonight on the lunge line...for a whole 15 minutes but hey, I got some hands on her :D . I have another 2-3 weeks of assisting my sister in getting my Dad to his hyperbaric oxygen therapy then I hope that I will have some more time for Ms. Twinkletoes. She worked well toni...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pretty farm for sale in TN
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: Pretty farm for sale in TN

Swoon...Yes, to be 30 years younger.

Lovely property.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Commercial horse
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Commercial horse

Handsome, shiny horses. I like the first one best. All the others (whose pictures you have posted) lack balance. They don't have much engine. I am sure correct work would take care of some of that but they (to me) all stand downhill and horizontal and I think would be hard to get off the forehand. D...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 1826

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

I am sorry for your loss. I have been following the Decript One's issues on TOB. You certainly gave it your best. I took care of a horse that had a bad stifle injury. He was slowly improving then bam, that leg failed completely. I suspect he had the same problem. You certainly had your adventures an...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

I agree with Khall...lose the cross ties. I don't like cross ties. Some horses are just claustrophobic and I think you are lucky that despite all the activity, she hasn't lost it and had a really big wreck. So...tack her up in her stall? We have a tie wall at my barn with single ties. I always use t...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 3069

Re: Where is everyone????

Ugh...I hardly see my horse anymore, let alone ride. I just can't seem to catch a break. Very heavily into elder care. Both parents...My Mom fell a few weeks ago and although she didn't break anything, she hasn't been as mobile as usual. My Dad is getting hyperbaric oxygen therapy to try and save hi...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: New PRE baby!
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: New PRE baby!

Lovely baby.
:mrgreen:

I am no good at names so I won't even go there. I like Utopia.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Shoulder guard for blanket
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Shoulder guard for blanket

Third on Bossy's Bibs.

Very good product.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Great blanket sale - if you have a big or small horse especially!
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Great blanket sale - if you have a big or small horse especially!

Oh boy...I am going to try Kyra nekkid this winter. She already has a wardrobe but when blankets are that inexpensive...it is almost easier to buy a new one than wash the old one :P :shock: . But I shall resist and use what she has IF I need them. I am not actively riding right now. My parents are t...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horse First Aid Kit - What's in yours?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Horse First Aid Kit - What's in yours?

I need to update mine. All the soap, ointments, etc are pretty old and been in the ambient temperature (freezing to fire :P ). Recently I added some Alu-Spray and Hydrogel to my potions. That Alu-spray works well, at least on minor wounds. I don't have quite as many potions as Straightforward but I ...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 6270

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

It depends...on what the foot is like when it comes out of shoes. If you are dealing with major flares, the foot will 'tighten up' as you remove the flare and the leverage that is causing the flares. If you are dealing with contratction, it should spread as the contraction lessens although this usua...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My first time at a band competition
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: My first time at a band competition

I don't think I ever went to a football game in high school but I sure as heck went to the band competitions.

They were awesome and I was really impressed with how good all the bands were.

Congrats on being a band geek Mom.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Good bye Princess, Hello Hulk
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Good bye Princess, Hello Hulk

Very spiffy. It fits you well :). Enjoy.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 39233

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

cb06... :mrgreen: Congratulations! It sounds like everyone that can work a horse is doing so well. Healing jingles for all others (equine and human). I actually got Kyra worked a couple time last week. Sessions are very short due to elder care time but the weather has done a 180 and is so nice. I ha...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: The Equifax debacle
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: The Equifax debacle

We had a local official have his identity stolen...just last week. They said, since the perpetrators had all his personal information...SS, birthdays, account numbers, etc, they (the perp) called the bank and changed all his passwords and PIN's. Then the news piece tells us to go change all our pass...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rare White Giraffes
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Rare White Giraffes

I saw them on MSN earlier. Boy do they stick out compared to the normally colored brethren.

Quite striking.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 39233

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Yikes Abby, I hope the foot continues to improve. Of all my many surgeries, my foot surgery (repair both peroneal tendons and tenosynovectomy for the posterior tibial tendon) has been the least positive outcome. Of course, it didn't help that the problem went undiagnosed (by everyone but me) for yea...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Saga of the Kittens
Replies: 15
Views: 1724

Re: The Saga of the Kittens

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That one chair you have looks like absolute cat heaven.

Congrats on the acquisition.

Susa
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Northern Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Northern Lights

Yes, I guess there was some BIG solar flare late last week. Boise has too darn many lights around.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you own a rental property?
Replies: 16
Views: 1771

Re: Do you own a rental property?

I don't and never will. Right now I am cleaning up my uncle's estate. He was renting a small house from an acquaintance of his. I guess before him, her brother stiffed her on the rent. She got him out and rented to my uncle. He committed suicide in the house :cry: . It wasn't a big mess but just ugh...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 39233

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Wow...allow 4-6 weeks AFTER the air clears to let them clear the gunk out of their lungs. Luckily, Kyra is so totally out of shape that walking is the first step in legging her back up.
Speaking of clearing up...looks worse than ever this morning :shock: .

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 3916

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

Antibacterial jingles coming your way. You have had more than enough medical misadventures and it needs to be over. I SAID SO!

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior Parents
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Senior Parents

I'm there too. Both my parents are 87 y.o. Both have significant arthritis and my Dad has dementia. We have been told it is probably a mixed type. So far, he still knows us but he is terribly confused as to place. He is sure they own more than one home and often when he wakes up, he wonders how all ...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 39233

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Ok...I finally get a day when I can work my horse and we have abysmal air quality...RED...unhealthy. Poor horse have to live in it 24/7 so I certainly don't want to work her in this yuck. I can't even see the mountains. Idaho has some fires but areas of Oregon, Washington, BC and Montana are burning...

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