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by Tsavo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: No Moore!!!

In re Moore, if he won he would have been seated but there was almost certainly going to be an immediate ethics investigation and he probably would have been tossed. And I heard they would not seat him on any committees if he was elected. So he would vote in the final votes but not be on any committ...
by Tsavo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: No Moore!!!

We are already at least ankle deep in theocracy. Every law limiting abortion of nonviable fetuses, every law protecting businesses that are bigoted against homosexuals, every restriction on embryonic stem cell research, every law allowing the teaching of nonsense instead of, or in addition to, the f...
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: No Moore!!!

i'm not sure they're fascists. i see them as theocrats-- theirs is the one true way, god's on their side, etc etc. and i am so grateful for the founders of our country giving us separation of church & state! You're right they are not technically fascists because that term is synonymous with the...
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: No Moore!!!

Amazing hope for the future.

To listen to the Alabama voters who were interviewed, I formed the opinion that they wold vote for Hitler if he was against legal abortion. Never have I seen such a consensus on a single issue in interviews. These people are fascists.
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

You were recently asking people what they thought about riding your horse that is limping. Your vet okayed this. But you use another vet's words for us to now all gang up and agree that a rodeo horse is abused. There are always grey areas... My horse has OA where it is known that the symptoms can b...
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

People rehab horses for the entertainment value? I think they do that to help the horse.
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

Abuse is not a grey matter. I am not sure why you or anyone would equivocate on it. Intentionally doing something to an animal that you know causes pain just for entertainment purposes is not in the realm of kind or animal-centric. The bullfighters and circus people defend what they are doing also. ...
by Tsavo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

The death rate of TWHs is probably lower than bronc riding but the abuse is far, far worse. Death rate is not the issue. In fact abused animals are better off dead. I wish all the TWHs would drop dead to avoid the horrific abuse.
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

http://www.sharkonline.org/index.php/rodeo-veterinarian-speaks-out Animal Abuse Inherent in Rodeo Peggy W. Larson, DVM, MS, JD "In order for a calf roper to become proficient he must spend a great deal of time practicing. Baby calves sold to the practice pens are roped over and over until they ...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

I tried to find a site that was credible when discussing flank straps. I therefore ignored PETA and any rodeo association site. Here is one that i think meets criteria... it lists what rodeo practices are banned where. Flank straps are banned in some cities and rodeo in banned in some countries and ...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

I am willing to state that TWH stuff is much worse than bucking straps. Not even close. That does not make people who can enjoy bucking kind. Any person who can enjoy watching a horse have a strap pulled so tight that they buck is not a horseperson FULL STOP. It honestly never occurred to me there w...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

My husband and I have a joke between us... when a man is simply asked by his wife if she looks fat in some outfit, the husband immediately loses five points just for being asked. :-) The question I pose here is in that category. Having to create a poll on this question is ridiculous and superfluous ...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

But, what I need to ask, and I will NOT ask my vet, is : IF you were me, and you were very petite, WOULD you consider riding your horse at a walk for this rehab??? I realize he could blast and blow off, but that's my problem. My former vet (as I had a high suspensory blowout with my former horse) s...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 30
Views: 230

Re: Bronc Dressage

Intention is everything. This is about morality and ethics. Lots of people are failing. Comparisons to other disciplines are obviously diversionary. It is logically possible to talk about bucking straps and what they do without bringing in any other discipline. I think you can prove this to yourself...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 33
Views: 204

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

Let's see how this goes. I am writing down my prediction and mailing it to myself...
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 30
Views: 230

Re: Bronc Dressage

How can anyone claim to to enjoy something that they know is deliberately at least uncomfortable for an animal? Hello??? It is obviously painful. I am not going to play that game. How would you like a strap pulled around you so tight that you had to writhe? Hello?? Anybody there?? Dressage does not ...
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 30
Views: 230

Re: Bronc Dressage

Horses are better off dead than abused repeatedly obviously. Not sure you were serious with that.
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 30
Views: 230

Re: Bronc Dressage

No kind human being can enjoy watching a bucking strap event.

Causing pain just so they kick out is okay? Did you really type that?
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 30
Views: 230

Re: Bronc Dressage

They are wearing tight bucking straps to make them buck. It is very cruel. You wouldn't allow someone to tighten a strap around your horse where there are no ribs to protect him. Yet you are okay with these horses being tortured to entertain the ignorant. Shameful.
by Tsavo
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?

Hayburner I understand why your horse can't get out much and it made me ask myself what would I do with my horse if he had to stay in all day. I can't say 100% what I would do unless I am standing there facing that situation but my sense is that I would put him down. Grazing is my horse's entire wor...
by Tsavo
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?

He eats all the time. I grate or chop his food because the incisors are presently very trimmed to buy time between appts. I feed him 3 to 4 types of fresh food daily on top of free choice pellets and hay. I don't know what else I can do for him.
by Tsavo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: How much should we expect from our senior animals and modern medicine?

This is always an interesting and sometimes hard question. I am running into it more so with one of my guinea pigs than my horse. I take as many rescue pigs and more recently chinchillas as I can because there are so many in need of homes. I am now many hundreds of dollars into dental treatments for...
by Tsavo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

Well the block could not be used to rule out high ringbone. The fact that the steroid in the coffin joint didn't change anything may mean he is limping from the high ringbone. He seems okay lately on the hind but he hasn't carried weight. In the last week, at least, he is consistently limping on the...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: Need some help or advice

I have a close family member who has depression/anxiety/other issues. I think you have to do whatever you can to decrease your suffering as soon as possible. You have to understand that you don't have to suffer. I AM A LAY PERSON. That said... I think you are in an emergency situation. I think you h...
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I like the BWB I have seen also. There are not so many of those around.

I asked about any propensity for ringbone in particular breeds or crosses and my vet said that is was mainly a function of conformation, not breed. So I will pick something with very good conformation/feet.
by Tsavo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

Thank you Texsuze for that post. It sounds like you exhausted every possibility and then some. It would be easier for me to process no more riding. Instead I am to ride 3-4 times a week to make him more comfortable with the OA. I am just going to clear this up what the vet means by that. If he says ...
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I think you are right! The Canadian horses are dreamy. ☺
by Tsavo
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

Yes good points. I will ask the vet again about this. He did not trot him straight, just wanted to see the circles. My horse was sound on a circle to the left that day. I wish we trotted him straight that day.
by Tsavo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

That's a good question. I lunged him on the track today. He is limping on the straight. It is not large but another boarder offered to watch him and she says he is limping. He looks sound on the hinds which of course triggers the question if he is unsound on the hind with a rider's weight. I easily ...
by Tsavo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

I guess I am also not convinced that if the ridden work is confined to walk that that is going to be so much better than just pasture in terms of moving the joints. I am struggling with that.
by Tsavo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

Ah I don't think I was clear. He is sound at walk. He is not sound at trot going right. He is usually sound at trot on straight and to the left except not yesterday. I am going to lunge him today to see what we have. If he is sound on straight and to the left then I will ride him. If not then no. I ...
by Tsavo
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

That is hopeful that the pony got sounder. I rode my horse today. He was limping on the LF and a hind on a straight line. He has been out of work since late August and is deconditioned. I think I am going to have to essentially rehab him to get back to a point where we are just trying to move the OA...
by Tsavo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 140
Views: 3225

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Wow congrats on solving that. What a puzzle.

I am going to remember the vignette about the neck issue. That is valuable and people should read/heed it.

The fact that you are able to straighten him leads me to believe you have turned the corner. Really good work. :-)
by Tsavo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line

Thanks Flight and Srhorselady. The instructions are to ride him easy 3-4 times a week. Does that mean as he limps I am still supposed to work him even lightly? I am not sure I can ride a horse who is limping from pain. That goes against everything. He is sound on straight lines and going left but ho...
by Tsavo
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 341

Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue

It's been a month since the coffin joint injection. We are where we were... 1.5/5 on LF when going right. This tends to support the idea it is not low ringbone that is causing the lameness but rather high ringbone. No matter... my horse is done with dressage training. The vet suggested rather than p...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

tsavo, the mare was diagnosed by genetic testing using mane hair. She is half TB half percheron. Not what I would have chosen for my friend at all even though she is a nice mare, one of the nicest moving draft crosses I've seen. I asked that before I red that PSSM2 was not present in draft crosses....
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I'm curious as to why you want a half draft, not that it is any of my business. I think will be very difficult to find a half-draft, 8 years old, doing 3rd level that is for sale. If there are half-drafts that young doing 3rd, they are likely quite nice and have ability to go farther, thus probably...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

From that first link that khall posted... Clydesdale 0/48 0% That may explain why my horse does not have PSSM1. He is 1/4 Clyde, 3/4 TB. Also from that link... Percheron 93/149 62% I will be avoiding Perch crosses based on this. It is autosomal dominant. It seems PSSM2 is in light breeds including m...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I found the bill. The turnout instructions are not on it. So I have to go by my memory of two weeks no riding and then ride at walk for two weeks. Based on his lack of addressing the antics and in turnout in my recent email, I am assuming that is not concerning. I am still going to stick with walk f...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

PSSM1 is a genetic test that just requires mane or blood. That is how my friend's mare was diagnosed after vet suspected the problem when she tied up. I would think any seller would like to have that information for the horse they were selling if they are a reputable seller considering the prevalen...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

Just to be clear, my horse has never had glue-on shoes while I have owned him. The epoxy was to add to the hoof wall.
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

tsavo I would add to your not desired list if you are set on a draft cross no PSSM. A friend and boarder bought a TB/Perch mare and low and behold she is PSSM1. There are many reasons I would not choose a draft cross for a dressage prospect and this is a biggy. Friend had no idea drafts were geneti...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I don't like clips because if the horse does manage to shift the shoe that clip is going up into the foot. I would never allow clips unless it was the only way to keep a shoe from being torqued off. My horse has pretty good feet but when he grows slowly in winter, rather than put clips on, my farrie...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 140
Views: 3225

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Wow Dresseur, what a beauty! Stunning boy. :-)

Is he roan plus grey?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Miro!
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

Thank you Moutaineer for that perspective. I am just going by what my farrier once said and did with my horse... about 8 years ago, my horse was twisting his hinds, probably in relation to not getting the gluteal pain under control. My farrier put clips on and I asked when he could come out of them ...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

For my next horse, I am willing to pay more for barefoot and will not buy a clubfooted horse again. Generally you will find that the really nice horses with good training are wearing shoes. Just my observation from checking out sales horses for the last year window shopping. Yes I have noticed that...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

My horse can be ridden to at least third level straight by any competent rider. He was training third level when I bought him and was a provincial reserve champion at first level. My GP trainer enforced SF every microsecond. Although I got the footfalls, I didn't have the body and it took me a while...
by Tsavo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk work and a question
Replies: 39
Views: 644

Re: Walk work and a question

I hope he is well. I don't see the sense in walk work only worth free turnout. They are usually mutually exclusive. That's what I thought! It seems inconsistent. I am sticking to walk and then he is breaking from imaginary gates and doing airs above the ground in the pasture. I wanted my vet to add...

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