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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: 18
Views: 147

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
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Chancellor is taking a vacation
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Chancellor is taking a vacation

ENJOY!
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 29
Views: 615

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: 42
Views: 657

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: 166

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: 113

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: 221

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: 209

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: 2320

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: 202

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: 594

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: 14299

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: 314

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: 154

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: 14299

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: 683

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: 232

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: 689

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: 14299

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: 1598

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: 457

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: 14299

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...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 1285

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

My condolences. He was quite the ambassador.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.
Replies: 29
Views: 1032

Re: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.

{{{{{Deanna and Kara}}}}}

What a character. I totally understand the huge hole that he left.

Take care of yourself and your daughter.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14299

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Well...I also vote for a cool down. Kyra is shedding buckets of summer hair and with temps in the 90's, I don't think the winter fuzz will be too comfortable. I really hope I can get back to doing some work with her. Family stuff has really killed any training time. I am hoping it eases up a bit as ...
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is a coming
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Winter is a coming

Yep, my girl is shedding heavily. She leaves a white blot on the ground everywhere she lays down. I hope she doesn't get too carried away with the winter hair just yet. It is supposed to remain in the 90's for awhile yet.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16806

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Major drying jingles headed your way Ponichiwa. Stay safe. I have no progress or perspiration to report on...of the equine variety anyway. My uncle passed away early this month and he had no kids or surviving spouse so guess who is executor? Of course, he lived in a town 20 miles away so between wor...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 1779

Re: Breakfast

My go-to breakfast is 1/4 cup of Tillamook Greek yogurt--yes the fruit on the bottom stuff with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and a small serving (1/4 cup-ish) of some fruit...raspberries or strawberries or banana or apple and 1/2 of an extra sourdough english muffin with 2 tbsp of peanut butter. Quite tas...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Suggestions for a pokey walk
Replies: 17
Views: 812

Re: Suggestions for a pokey walk

What??? Mares aren't supposed to be as self destructive as the boys..I thought. Kyra is always available (although very out of shape). Life has kind of thrown me a few curveballs so she has been sitting. Karen Rohlf always has you checking in on the energy level. If it isn't what YOU want, get after...
by Kyra's Mom
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end I hope
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: The end I hope

I certainly hope it is only onward and upward from here on.

You are one tough lady ;) .

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 1319

Re: Most hated domestic task.

I have been pondering this since Mountaineer posted. There really isn't anything I loathe or hate. I don't like doing most of it but I do it. By damned, my horse's pen looks glorious though...as much as a dirt pen can. Poop picked to within the last blade of grass in a ball, water sparkling, mats sw...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Mighty healing jingles heading your way.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to manage bolting?
Replies: 37
Views: 2732

Re: How to manage bolting?

Since this got bumped, how is everyone doing?

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?
Replies: 72
Views: 3586

Re: Why Aren't You (g) In A Regular Lesson Program?

Well...way back when, I was able to lesson weekly. In the middle, I relied on every other month clinics with 2-3 lessons per clinic. Later..like ten years ago, I did a lesson every other week. I think I would gag if I had to take lessons more often than that. I can't process things that fast. I have...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My ex mother-in-law died
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: My ex mother-in-law died

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

{{{{{{Khall}}}}}

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mundane and pointless: I'm wearing a belt
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Mundane and pointless: I'm wearing a belt

:lol: .

Do let us know how riding goes.

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 14160

Re: Senior progress thread?

MC, I think I will be able to. From everything I have read, it can take up to a year or even longer to determine the final outcome. I'm only 13 weeks. I corresponded with a person on TOB that had the same surgery and she said it was closer to 2 years before she realized that her butt didn't hurt any...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 16806

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Straightforward...crap. Hopefully just a bruise and she will be fine. I had a youngster once that went splat on frozen ground and landed on her knees. The next day, one looked like a football. I hauled her to the vet and luckily no fractures. He put a pressure bandage on. She ways being quiet in her...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Senior progress thread?
Replies: 262
Views: 14160

Re: Senior progress thread?

Bummer MC. I don't think riders follow instructions very good ( and that includes me) :oops: . Well, I thought riding would be fine if I stayed at walk. Not so much. I was pretty sore after a 20 min ride...it wasn't the only insult to my butt that day but I have been more sore since then (about 10 d...
by Kyra's Mom
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Connection or Lightness: bit choice
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Connection or Lightness: bit choice

mld02004...I think I did try that one. It has been awhile since I did much experimenting. I tried some bit that was supposed to "lock" when pressure was applied. She could still suck it up in her teeth and she got pinched. It didn't give much tongue relief either. I am not anywhere close t...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone ever had hip labral tear surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Anyone ever had hip labral tear surgery?

I haven't but on TOB (Chronicle of the Horse) there is a lengthy thread on repairing labral tears. It is under the Riding with Health Issues forum. I haven't seen any action on that thread in a while so you would have to search for it. People have had mixed results and the rehab is pretty lengthy bu...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My stomach hurts
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: My stomach hurts

Glad your colic is better.

I hate the hot weather too. It just drains me although I haven't noticed a decrease in my appetite and ice cream is so cooool :D .

Susan
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My stomach hurts
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: My stomach hurts

Are you better? I don't want to scare you but that sudden onset of nausea can be a sign of a heart attack in women. Women tend not to always get the classic chest pain. I certainly hope that isn't the case and you are on the mend but something to think about...an act on if you aren't sure. Jingling....
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Spinoff of Prudent -- your riding genesis
Replies: 19
Views: 1582

Re: Spinoff of Prudent -- your riding genesis

I didn't have a pony as a youngster but I bought this semi crazy, mildly lame ex posse horse off a co-worker of my Dad's for $125. The parents finally relented and gave up on the horse front. And yes, we literally rode all over town. I rode to 4-H lessons about 5 miles away a few times. Her lameness...
by Kyra's Mom
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?

I threw this very question out on TOB and got nothing. I did order one of the purple pillows. I rather like it but I find it warm and their ads specifically say the mattress sleeps cool so I don't know. It also weighs a ton (OK, so 10 lbs but that is a pretty heavy pillow--no fluffing that bad boy) ...
by Kyra's Mom
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Connection or Lightness: bit choice
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Connection or Lightness: bit choice

I think one has to do a thorough view of the mouth...checking teeth, inside of the cheeks, and lips. Also check the poll and TMJ. Some horses, like mine :roll: , have conformation issues that really affect her reaction to a bit. However, she is the opposite of the horse the OP is describing. Her mou...
by Kyra's Mom
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Wash pits, mats, rough concrete, non-slip paint and a pit bull ?? Thoughts please...
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Wash pits, mats, rough concrete, non-slip paint and a pit bull ?? Thoughts please...

I took my horse trailer mats out...the ones that came with the trailer and replaced them with those Mighty Lite mats. The original mats were heavy and like trying to corral a greased pig when I needed to pull them out. Also difficult to air out the floor without pulling them clear out. I was apprehe...

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