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by Kyra's Mom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: I hate colic

goldhorse wrote:All is fine. Minor impaction which will pass after tubing. But I HATE COLIC


I wholeheartedly agree.

Jingles all has passed.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2125

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

It was so funny the other day - I was handwalking Annabelle and she was watching a palomino horse being ridden down Hubbard Rd. Then they cut across the corn stubble field, and all the horses freaked out because the palomino just blended right into the dried corn. :shock: :shock: Very dramatic! Yes...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

You aren't going to get any inspiration from me. The hospital gave each employee a bird. My sister is going to cook that and yep horror of horror...Stovetop. I am making jello salad (horrors again). Both my Mom and sister are great for getting stuff off of QVC so I have no idea what the rest will be...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I think a hair dryer would come in handy and shorten the process? I know when I have had surgery, to avoid rubbing an incision, I have used the hair dryer on a lower setting to get those areas nice and dry and it worked very well. Of course, I don't have a winter coat :lol: . I do know my mare is ve...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

My condolences khall. Godspeed Roger.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good video on tense horses
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Good video on tense horses

Boy, does that video bring back (bad) memories. Kyra wasn't quite that tense but she had the 'flamenco' dressage down pat. I wish had found her stuff back then. I can say that my riding and mind set to riding has changed a lot (for the better) since I started working with a lot of her material.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2125

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Kyra and I are plodding along. I am currently continuing to work on my fitness and flexibility which means I am not riding very much but I do feel things are progressing although it seems awfully slow. I guess when you get 'over the hill', that is the way it is. I am swimming a couple time a week an...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Side Reins!

Yes, khall, I do Karen R's alignment exercise quite a bit. It is so cool to see them find straight. It is very apparent and at least my horse seems to enjoy it as it takes little effort to keep her there. I too do a bunch of in-hand work or at least did until my foot said otherwise. I still do a lit...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

You may have multiple things going on. I would definitely check for ulcers. As to the mouth issue...it may not be "teeth" at all. I went through something similar with my mare in her younger days. She was very slow to mature and most of her 4 y.o. year I just putzed around with her in a ro...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Side Reins!

I seldom if ever use side reins anymore. You can address alignment without them although it is really attention to detail type work. Last spring and early summer I did quite a bit of lunging (a couple times a week for no more than 20 min) as I couldn't do much riding due to my back. According to Str...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: Go out and vote

Done (at 11:15 this morning).

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2125

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I am continuing the goals of the last two months. For both of us, ride a couple times a week. I had a nice ride today with some more trot sets. Short ones which then ups the number of transitions we do which is good. They were prompt and connected. One circle she did want to bear down a bit but I ju...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10909

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

He looks maaahvelous ;) . A very solid intro to showing. Yes, those young ones can be challenging in such an atmosphere but it sounds like he got it together. It certainly looks like it in the presented pictures. Congratulations. It is so gratifying to bring these babies along although my dear made ...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pumpkins!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Pumpkins!

Very cool.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Gosh...jingles to everyone that all maladies resolve. I got to ride yesterday. Kyra was great even in the wind and I did a few more trot sets to test out my back. She was more forward and energetic and it went pretty well although I am still not pushing the trot agenda. My foot is killing me walking...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

I was just fussing with this yesterday. I haven't ridden a whole lot for a long while but yesterday noticed that if I did not have the reins short enough...I lost her. Some body part would bulge, she got crooked and boom, my hands were in my lap trying to correct everything...it doesn't work very we...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

I actually rode 2 days in a row :!: .What a concept :lol: . I have a very painful foot...my damned body :P ... so I have to ride or do nothing. Like SueB, I tried a little trot and pooh, that didn't feel so good. Not really painful just very incompetent muscles that were struggling. I didn't want to...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

I got in a ride today. Managed to pony up the energy to get my saddle back to the barn ;) . Just a splendid wonderful fall day. 65 degrees, sunshine and a good horse. I got the OK from the back surgeon to resume life but am still being a bit on the cautious side. So still just did a walking session....
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Oh shoot - did you want to try the Eloquence? I grabbed it to bring over to Adrienne in case she said the Vinici was a no-go. No...my saddle is fine. It just needs to be at the barn ;) . Whichever one you had there is fine for walking but I think for me would be a crotch banger at rising trot. I do...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Well...I was going to ride yesterday but someone (Straightforward) came and got her saddle so riding didn't happen :P . Really, I have my own saddle but I took it home before my surgery with the intent to clean it and decrease the saddle count in the tack room. I looked at it as I left the house and...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: Clipping

It depends for me. I usually do a trace or bib clip to help with cooling. I don't do a full body clip...Kyra is out 24/7 and we have a lot of wind so even with blankets, I would be hesitant to do a full body clip. My barn, other than feeding is pretty self service so when she is blanketed, you have ...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Got another ride in today :D . We headed over to the track. I don't think she has been over there since before my surgery and she was a delight. It was nice to not have the dust...the flies were terrible but I guess that is what you get when the field next to the track is getting cow manure spread a...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

I am with musical comedy. Nothing would have saved me when I've gone off of Kyra. She teleports :lol: . Literally, the horse has disappeared out from under me. She has either literally zagged sideways about 6 feet or drops (about a foot) and spins. I personally don't like the deep bucket dressage sa...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 4176

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

He looks very sweet. I love the forelock adornment. ENJOY!

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 1015

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

I have owned 2 geldings and 4 mares. The only one I didn't really mesh with was the one gelding I bought as a mature, trained horse. And it was meshing emotionally. He was well trained, didn't have any bad vices but I just never clicked with him on an emotional level. I suppose you don't have to but...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

I rode yesterday :mrgreen: . Not really a goal but I am having a foot problem and doing ground work and in-hand work in the loose arena footing is killing me so time for Ms. Kyra to pack my butt around now. I don't go back to the doctor until a week from tomorrow but am perfectly content to walk unt...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 855

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Rarely. Although I have a white horse...we do not have hot water available for bathing. Even in the dead of summer with the temps in the 90's, by the time I am done bathing her, she is ready to jump out of her skin. Well water is just too cold for her liking. If she is sweaty and needs a rinse I jus...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

I had a western saddle for a while. Kyra looked very cute in it, especially when I rode with my bosal. Total western pony. Use what you are comfortable in. I didn't use mine enough and I actually lost weight and it was too big and I slid around a lot. I sold it on...kind of wish I still had it (yep,...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Jingles for a safe stint. I can imagine how worrisome for you.

Definitely rely on the retail therapy and I hope the new horse works out.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Oh Sue...I hope you mend quickly. I know, I am in love with this time of year. My surgery was in July but my final follow-up isn't until Oct 12th. Of course I am taking time off work from Oct 1 through the 12th. I told my PT I was going to ride during that time off...again, only at walk. She asked i...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridle
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Micklem bridle

I think SF means jowel strap (autocorrect :P ). I tried Kyra in the same PS of Sweden bridle and she is doing great in it. It moves all the straps away from her molars. She is very fleshy inside her mouth and even a French cavesson, pressed all that fleshy stuff into her teeth. It is very hard to fi...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 597

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

I have always left the registered name. I have no imagination. One arab was Obra Sahib but did have a cute barn name...Sherman. For an arab he was built like a tank and had an injury when he was a weanling that required regular doctoring. He tired of that quickly and nearly put the owner's two sons ...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8745

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

Congratulations Deanna. What a loveable (and ABLE) mug.
Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11723

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Well, I finally got out to the barn...eager to try my "liberty sticks". The company that makes the Hybrid halters had these. They had an oops and ordered too many I guess so they were selling the pair for $25 instead of $25 each. They are a nice very light "wand". One is a longer...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11723

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Today was lesson day. I'm not sure if I've ever had two lessons in one day before, but I lived through it. Second lesson was on Kyra. I wish I'd gotten video, because it was the best ride I've ever had on Kyra. Instructor got us working quite nicely and I think I have SI sorted out much better now....
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6562

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

What a hunk but yes, he will be much better without the jewelry.

Have fun!

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I think I have created a service horse
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: I think I have created a service horse

No fusion Tsavo. Just a disc issue but still no "excessive" bending, twisting, lifting. Whatever "excessive" is. I am trying my hardest not to find out because excessive will end with me back where I started :P and I don't want that. SueB that is cool. When I had foot surgery sev...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I think I have created a service horse
Replies: 8
Views: 337

I think I have created a service horse

8-) :mrgreen: . So one of the precautions for my back surgery are no 'excessive' bending at the waist. Of course, I am working in the round pen with my horse and drop my cell phone on the ground :oops: :evil: . I have my riding tights on and they don't have any pockets. I have just been shoving my p...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Birthday was fine...if you like work :P . That is OK...who is counting? Weather is some better. Still wanting to get in the upper nineties. What I don't like is that it isn't cooling off very well at night. I don't sleep well if I am hot. Of course, I have AC and I think I have used it more this sum...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shopping spree today
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Shopping spree today

It must be the time of year?? I've been on a bit of a spree too albeit on-line. For the size of Boise, there is no longer any English tack shops around :P . There is one in Middleton but that is about a 30 mile drive (and the opposite direction from the barn) that I haven't had time for. I bought so...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 998

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Lovely mare. Enjoy :!:

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

I wore a "clamshell" back brace for 7 months :shock: Yuck...Oh yeah, T shirt under the brace for sure. It is a wonder the incision will heal when being parboiled...but it looks good. I know...summer has been :P :P :P everywhere. We finally got some relief this morning. In the low 60's wit...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Well, I got is wrong. The official was 110F :o . Not to mention I am wearing a nylon and plastic back brace. I should have an hour glass waist when I am done with that 'cause I get some serious sweating. It gives me a reason to go lay in bed since I don't have to have it on then. Mountaineer, that i...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 806

All I want for my birthday is....

Cooler weather. PLEASE :!: My BD is next Friday. It was a freaking 109F here today. I'm melting. It is supposed to moderate to the low nineties on Sunday then back to the upper nineties. Come on...I don't remember how many days over 100F in July but it was too many. It isn't even enjoyable to go to ...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 38
Views: 1106

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She is looking better already after that long haul (rehydrated and a little meat on). LOVE the halter. Now I have to get one. Well, a leather one. I already have a nylon one and love it.

She does look like a love. She has a soft but curious eye.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11723

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

So sorry Hot4Spots. I have no words. {{{HUGS}}} Maybe look into a part lease? Something you could really ride? Rosie...get well soon. Summer bronchitis/pneumonia... NO FUN. Rye, Riot looks great. My back is doing fair. The leg pain I was having is greatly reduced but not gone. My primary care doctor...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 936

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

I currently don't use side reins. #1 one...I have trouble finding suitable reins. Kyra is on the lighter side. I absolutely detest the ones with donuts...bouncing on their mouths. The ones I have now which are old do have some (mostly stretched out elastic) but are lighter and not so invasive. Kyra ...
by Kyra's Mom
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 903

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

StraightForward wrote:There fixed it. The cute bay AndyX I saw when I was in Spokane.


He is nice...about a hand taller than I can handle. With all my infirmities, mounting Kyra has been a challenge with a 3-step mounting block. I would need a ladder with him :lol: . I do like him though.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 903

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

Nika, link doesn't work for me...it says OOPS? That is what would happen if I got another horse :lol:

Susan.
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 4702

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

She looks like a keeper. What a nice mare.

Happy riding.

Susan

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