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by Backyarder3
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Rambo Plus fly Mask

Sunshine2Me...that is the horse size....I am toying with whether or not to get cob or pony
by Backyarder3
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Rambo Plus fly Mask

The mask covers her entire head!
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by Backyarder3
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Rambo Plus fly Mask

I ordered one in horse size , it is huge...will be ordering another in Cob size and hope it fits, it's a nice mask.
by Backyarder3
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Rambo Plus fly Mask

I would be taking it off at dusk. I am a bit nervous of that wire...would hate to poke it in an eye..but it is the only flymask I've seen that stays away from the eyes enough.
by Backyarder3
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Rambo Plus fly Mask

Has anyone tried these. Every flymask I have tried on my mare touches her eye lashes so she squints all the time...the vet has recommended that she wear one most of the time as her skin pigmentation is prone to skin cancer around the eye. This mask looks great but I'm a bit worried that there is a w...
by Backyarder3
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: New PRE baby!
Replies: 15
Views: 1911

Re: New PRE baby!

Usoa ? dove. Ursilina, little bear.
by Backyarder3
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Stirrup Irons
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Stirrup Irons

I replaced mine when I neded to replace the pads...and at that time realized I had been riding with two different size stirrups...I really don't see anything special about them: supposed to be easier on the ankles http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=Web&strmdNumber=RIE3403&stricSKU=...
by Backyarder3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 3460

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

So sad, hope you get a nice momento made with the hair.
by Backyarder3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Third Level DEBUT - show report
Replies: 15
Views: 2861

Re: Third Level DEBUT - show report

Good job!
by Backyarder3
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 5202

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

quinta, I don't know much about Morgan bloodlines but she is 99.5% foundation, I see a lot of "full Lippit" in her pedigree. Orono, we are taking it slow , I started riding her and because she is quick and has a lot of "go" I am working on transitions within gaits, only w and tro...
by Backyarder3
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 5202

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

started lunging a bit , she's very responsive, a bit unbalanced in the canter but she tries hard, She's a pleasure to work with.
by Backyarder3
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 5202

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Her papers say she is perlino, she's 15, has done a few endurance rides, had a few foals and some western shows. She's also been ridden English. Sweet nature.
by Backyarder3
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Saga of the Kittens
Replies: 15
Views: 3034

Re: The Saga of the Kittens

Love kitty pics,,,nice !
by Backyarder3
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 57
Views: 5202

Trying again, hope this is the one!

I tried a little Morgan mare on Tuesday and she seems to be in my barn now! Cute as a button and sane too. No riding yet as she;s only just arrived but I hope to be in the saddle soon!
by Backyarder3
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

Re: Loss

so sad, it's so hard...hugs
by Backyarder3
Fri May 26, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Update from The Fixer Upper Farm....hay and holy crap!
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Update from The Fixer Upper Farm....hay and holy crap!

Terrible problem to have ! Not! Way to go on being a good hay producer!
by Backyarder3
Tue May 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 5893

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

You've put a lot of great work into this mare! I'm so glad that this is starting out to be a good year....it can only get better!
by Backyarder3
Sun May 21, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Guess the foaling date! *She's here!*
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: Guess the foaling date! *She's here!*

She is a beautiful filly!
by Backyarder3
Thu May 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

orono, nothing to ride , my old mare is retired, arthritic and stiff and we are pretty sure she had a seizure a month ago, so probably best to stay off her .
by Backyarder3
Wed May 17, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

She's found the perfect home. Going back to the person who's had her from birth and his friend, who started Echo will continue her training. They both love her. She'll have a good life, maybe not as a dressage horse but that's okay.
by Backyarder3
Mon May 15, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ouch ... falling off sucks.
Replies: 19
Views: 3861

Re: Ouch ... falling off sucks.

So sorry to hear this, I did the same thing about a month ago...I was pretty crippled up for 2 1/2 weeks...it does hurt ..and soft tissue injuries take time.I had x rays and had no fractures and my Dr said the ligaments near my spine were sprained. Sending my best healing wishes to you.I bought a ne...
by Backyarder3
Sun May 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

Well, I've decided to throw in the towel. I don't like the anxiety I feel when I ride, I don't ride because it's fun, I ride because I think we both need the miles, and the rides aren't fun anymore because I don't have full trust in her nor she in me. So before I ruin an potentially talented mare I ...
by Backyarder3
Sat May 06, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Replacing zipper in Mountain Horse jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Replacing zipper in Mountain Horse jacket

You can get a YKK zipper at Amazon. Putting it in is a breeze for their alterations people. Sewing stores may have good heavy (coat) zippers too.
by Backyarder3
Sat May 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

a few more...it was an extremely windy day and I was expecting spooks, but there were none.
by Backyarder3
Sat May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

The lesson after the fall....
by Backyarder3
Sat May 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

I've had two short rides since the lesson, had to get my husband to stand at her head while I mounted...and leadline me a few circles...I hate being afraid..have to shake it off! Once I was off lead we walked quietly , I could tell she was getting bored but she'll have to be patient, I'm not ready f...
by Backyarder3
Thu May 04, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

I had a lesson last evening, it went fairly well, but I can tell you that I was very cautious and ill at ease. My tailbone was a little sore so I found it hard to use my seat. I also wore a protective vest which was too long in the back..it hits on my cantle and makes it hard to sit up . I ride in a...
by Backyarder3
Tue May 02, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Guess the foaling date! *She's here!*
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: Guess the foaling date!

Colt, Tuesday , May 23 rd!
by Backyarder3
Mon May 01, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

fergusnc, I have certainly thought of all the lifestyle changes she's gone through...she's lived a very leisurely life except for raising babies. She has lots to be worried about. ...and yep I've also considered physical pain ..as it seems to worry her to canter. I can't afford to send her to the tr...
by Backyarder3
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

Well , I had my instructor come out to ride Echo a few weeks ago, she worked her at walk trot , "go" off her leg...and canter...and she got it..after some panicked moments...she seems to get scared going from trot to canter...weird...like she's being chased..does not know that she can just...
by Backyarder3
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 135
Views: 20141

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

I want to ride but I am putting it off till I feel in control of my body..I'm still sore and I want to be up there giving clear signals ..not confusing my horse...and I want to feel confident...not guarding my painful spots. My 33 year old niece has been nagging me to ride... she does not "get&...
by Backyarder3
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 135
Views: 20141

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

I'm 62, I fell hard two weeks ago,and it hurt..It still hurts...Not ready to give up but not enjoying being weak and painful.... Awaiting x-ray results...Dr thinks it may just be ligament trauma at my spine. Sigh...
by Backyarder3
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday buddy! - more pics added
Replies: 21
Views: 4177

Re: Happy Birthday buddy!

Congratulations on having a lovely 7 year old,he looks so sleek and shiny!! Great barn help you have there!
by Backyarder3
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our first show
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Re: Our first show

You must be on cloud nine...A horse woman's high ! Congratulations !
by Backyarder3
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New here!
Replies: 16
Views: 3632

Re: New here!

Welcome fellow Nova Scotia! Nice horses and nice property! So great to have a handy husband.
by Backyarder3
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PONY!!! - with more pics
Replies: 31
Views: 5938

Re: PONY!!! - with more pics

Nice!
by Backyarder3
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

Had my first ride, yesterday, since the first of February , he's been very up and playful in the pasture and eager and forward on the lunge so I thought I may get some attitude under saddle....She was a doll! A stray dog was lurking ,watching and at one point charged straight for us across the field...
by Backyarder3
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

I want to do that Teresa, my goal for summer is to do off property things, she's going to be a frightened handful I think. 12 years of staying at home having babies hasn't given her much worldly experience.
by Backyarder3
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 4343

Re: Starting Over

He's a cutie, looks sweet.
by Backyarder3
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The beginning of a new equine adventure !
Replies: 84
Views: 15701

Re: The beginning of a new equine adventure !

Thanks for the compliment re my youthful appearance westisbest!!! I'm not far behind you! I rode twice a week in Jan but only once in Feb and not since, so I decided to start the season with lunging and to work on the canter.i had tried to get her to canter on the lunge last fall but she was panicke...
by Backyarder3
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Anatomic Girth Covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Anatomic Girth Covers?

I had one made for my Albion girth ...By the local saddler. It is sheepskin with Velcro closures.
by Backyarder3
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Three canter departs last night
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Three canter departs last night

I'll be working on canter departs in the spring so it's nice to hear other struggles and solutions...I get a big buck with the transition! A bit scary...For me.
Good luck and keep trying..Ok come!
by Backyarder3
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Installing wood laminate flooring
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Installing wood laminate flooring

I did my two small bedrooms ..Till I got to a very crooked closet and the doorways... I got a retired carpenter friend to do those....Door casings had to be cut to slide the flooring underneath it. Without baseboards and door casings it would be easy.
by Backyarder3
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Books! What are we reading these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 5049

Re: Books! What are we reading these days?

Enjoying The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory....But not finding much time to read . Be read a couple of her books and have enjoyed them although the politics and family trees can be mind boggling !
by Backyarder3
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Miss A. and I are are going to show
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Re: Miss A. and I are are going to show

Best of luck..And take a photographer!! We need pictures !
by Backyarder3
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tuddy's Photo Shoot...
Replies: 18
Views: 3932

Re: Tuddy's Photo Shoot...

He looks great,sleek and lean...My girl is a pudge!
by Backyarder3
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long underwear for winter riding
Replies: 26
Views: 4178

Re: Long underwear for winter riding

Hmmm....Don't know what to tell you..My cuddle duds go to my bra line..I bought them second had ..Maybe it's an older style. Right now when I ride I wear an old worn and very baggy stretched out pair of pull on breeches over my jeans.
by Backyarder3
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does anybody here crochet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Does anybody here crochet?

Does this pattern show how to make different sizes? I am having trouble finding a fly veil for a draft cross .

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