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by Abby Kogler
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5796

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

Usually Kimba is quite consistent, and last week I was so pleased with each ride, today, she was just uncooperative. I cannot describe it as anything but surly. I started with simple stuff that she was fluent in on Friday, today, just nope. I went on to a pretty normal warm up and she was oppositio...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 1624

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

What has always worked for me is putting ivermectin and then DryCow.
by Abby Kogler
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 1624

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

A horse can need Prascend and have few to none of the symptoms. It doesn't hurt to check. Starting a horse a Prascend *before* he becomes overtly symptomatic is not a bad idea.
by Abby Kogler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: " competed through to the FEI levels"?
Replies: 34
Views: 973

Re: " competed through to the FEI levels"?

It really depends. I have seen really bad people, as in really bad, with some competitive (Silver medals or better) experience, that I would not go near. Its also tough to judge on whether they have produced students who go up the levels, since that can also be misleading; people can trainer hop, bu...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Wildfire

So glad to see the happy outcome of this post. It is such a sobering and potentially terrifying experience.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report

Thank you for writing this great report!
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Miracle cure suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Miracle cure suggestions

You might try Surpass. There was some evidence that twice daily Surpass actually reduced the visible bony changes IIRC. I have used it to good effect. I have seen terrible xrays that resolved in to clinical soundness. But as your vets say this may be an end to any sort of performance career. Im so s...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management

No, not really, but I certainly have preferences for panties >;-> Cotton cotton and cotton. I actually like and often ride in Jurgens underwear...I don't know if its a Euro thing or what but he doesn't wear boxers, he wears little panty speedo things. He has some that don't even have a flap, they ar...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

Some good suggestions here but none of us can really say since we aren't there. Support things I would do: make sure she always has a full stomach when you ride. Put her on omeprazole for a month and see if that helps. Put her on Succeed. She may just not be strong enough to walk quietly with you or...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: How does your garden grow?

Wow SF! I am impressed! My garden is doing great and is beautiful, but I only have 9 tomatoes, 6 bell peppers, 6 cucumbers, one yellow squash, and two eggplants. Oh, and blue, black, rasp, and strawberries. I tried brussel sprouts again but this will be my last year. We are just too hot I think. I w...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: Shoulder-in

Re the personalities: I like all the posting styles. Chisamba, you are direct and can be tactless. MC, same. But you both offer things well worth reading IMO. Most posters here, some of whom I have known for years and years can handle some direct talk. Re shoulder in- I think its all been covered he...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: Shoulder-in

Yes, I do, and so do trainers I respect.
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 79
Views: 1624

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

We used to do the sauerkraut trick and it always helped. Its messy though and stinky. You might try a mix of the triple antibiotic and ivermectin. Yes, Ivermec out of the tube. If you are getting fly or gnat eggs/larva in those scabs that will get them. It works very well. I have used DryCow tomorro...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2394

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Chisamba, I intentionally said 'bleeding'. Not leeches. I am well aware of the medical use of leeches. I am unaware of any current preference for the ancient practice of bloodletting to release the humours. I am also well aware that there are French Classical trainers who are brutes to the point of ...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2394

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

I saw a video of him and I thought there are few with better balance on a horse. Some as good but few better. I am only very generally familiar with his system. I don't think it is walk-halt-walk-halt-P&P like Racinet/BSM but I wonder how far students get in system that may require PK's exquisi...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2394

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Tsavo. As people become more informed, their practices can/will change as a result of their experiences and information. Some people like to continue to study and be open to things that may work better or approach a problem differently. If the worlds knowledge were based on your standard, one that I...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1336

Re: Quality of Life ?

I have too much experience on this topic. Horses do not fear death. Horses are their bodies. I mean, they just are, and they just are, in their bodies. I think that a horse that lives in chronic pain or distress of some kind is not a good state for them to be in. They may seem 'happy' but that might...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Yes, that is correct re the standards thing. I cant blame them. It is important to them that people who are going to represent the system do so correctly. The people I know who dropped out had trouble with the location (one in Houston, one in NM I think) and yes, its hard to commit to the four days ...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Thanks all! If I had to distill the difference between 'regular' dressage and this approach (French Classical) it would be thus: the French principle is Balance Before Movement and the German/Other principle is From movement Comes Balance. After a lifetime (and I do mean lifetime; I got my first hor...
by Abby Kogler
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

I scribe periodically and I do hear most judges giving lower scores for horses BTV, for stretchy circles where the nose goes down and in rather than out, for curled necks and tight backs...so they are out there.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Update/Chisamba thread

I have been reading but not posting much, other voices speak eloquently so I just 'like' and go on. But Chisambas thread, and an extra hour this morning, motivate me to update a bit. I still have such issues with my foot, with recurring infections and another surgery for August. I got a diagnosis of...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

I don't think you are grumpy and I have the same feelings of disappointment. I think that there is a t least discussion regarding these issues and perhaps if people/judges/competitors/officials continue to speak up things may change. I think it is up to us, the hoi polloi, to keep poking the sacred ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening

BLEAH!!!! So sorry to read this.

Just sorry, what a (literal) pain and disappointment.
by Abby Kogler
Sun May 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?

If he does everything ok with out you up, but struggles when you are up, it could be back or SI as well.
by Abby Kogler
Sat May 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My horse choked
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: My horse choked

I am very glad he is ok. Im sure it was scary like hell!

But the hose is a bad idea as aspiration is very real.

I also suspect maybe the teeth float changed his bite just enough to do this...but I too would be careful.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambling on about nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Rambling on about nothing

I think you sound quite normal >;->
by Abby Kogler
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018

Thank you PF for these great notes.
by Abby Kogler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 4241

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

Thank you MC!
by Abby Kogler
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 4241

Re: Various Training Topics

You may be right that they are doing DAs/HHs nearly constantly but there are certain schools of riding who claim that the higher you go in training, the more the horse is in self carriage and therefore DA/HH is not needed. Of course you never see these people doing much but walk/halt. PK defines hi...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1896

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I give it separately, just in my hand, with a small amount of grain (Carboraider Complete or Triple Crown Sr) and he eats it out of my hand. Its never been any issue. I don't want to put it in his bucket of supps, this way I know he actually eats it.
by Abby Kogler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 16984

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

I think last time I posted I was trying to get leg yield. Well the baby brontosaurus decided sideways is EVERYTHING and he's a noodly mess. Last lesson after we started some shoulder fore quite successfully for the first time, trainer got on and declared "no more lateral stuff!" until he'...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

I don't often post but I read every day and love it here. Thanks to all of you. Sue, I have that tshirt and it is very wearing. There was a lot of comfort to me in just knowing that I was doing the right thing all around. It kept me going when I was just beat and now that those days are past I am so...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

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

It would never have occurred to me that Teff could be a human food >;->
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Super blue blood moon eclipse Jan 31st
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Super blue blood moon eclipse Jan 31st

It has been crazy bright for the last ten days or so..I will be up tomorrow to see it >;->
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Strategies for lateral work
Replies: 23
Views: 1810

Re: Strategies for lateral work

Interesting thread, thanks. Although I tend to get big clunky WBs, since I am so tall and there are so many broken down big clunky WBs >;-> I still find that lateral work at the walk improves everything...since most of the ones I get have been dressaged to death, are behind the vertical, heavy on th...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 2036

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

I make sure I have an opening hip and make sure I"m not blocking my horse. This is really important. Every one of us has a heavier seatbone, and hip/thigh/lower back what have you stiffer/tighter that the other side. This will always be reflected in the horse by 'difficulty' going/doing one th...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3338

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

[quote=" then i suggest that you refrain from wording your posts as if side reins are the cause of all badness. Yes, it is just damned silly to do so I happen to like reading your posts and find a lot of good information in them, but the silliness of certain phrases really gets me riled. ( i am...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

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

They also get a flake of Teff. . I have not seen Teff since i left Africa. You can get it in the USA? Yes, it is popular and readily available, at least here in Cal. Cushings horses, PSSM horses, WBs do well on it. My guys don't really like it as I get a beautiful timothy/orchard mix out of Colorad...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3338

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

I do not think that side reins are the root of all evil, how silly. I do think they contribute mightily to the breakdown of many sport horses. I think they are overused, and misused, and misunderstood. I do not apologize for that. The SRS horses live outside in herds on the countryside until they ar...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

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

I put them on a pent series when they first come in to the barn. After that, things I might watch for are -is it harder for them to get up and down when they roll? ? Since I do my own trimming, it is harder for them to flex a hind to put on the hoof stand? Are they starting to not track up as well?...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

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

I put them on a pent series when they first come in to the barn. After that, things I might watch for are -is it harder for them to get up and down when they roll? ? Since I do my own trimming, it is harder for them to flex a hind to put on the hoof stand? Are they starting to not track up as well? ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone in NC or TX?
Replies: 30
Views: 2576

Re: Anyone in NC or TX?

I loved living in Summerfield/Greensboro NC. Easy winters, better summers than Raleigh. Southern Pines is great with sandy year round natural footing. I also like Advance and Mocksville. I have dear friends in Granbury TX, Austin, and Houston. Really terrible summers. I would never have horses there...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

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

Also a subject near and dear, since my youngest is 19. I have five (will post about the latest soon). They look and feel really great. I feed a timothy/orchard mix hay free choice in a small hole hay net. They also get a flake of Teff. Weltmann is on Prascend, one tab. I am able to get a California ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3338

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

This was in response to a now deleted post from Tsavo referring to taking an ex=jumper and turning it in to a second level horse in a year. Jumpers are pretty broke, as you would know if you had actually ever been in a jumper barn. A horse that jumps the big jumps needs to be in balance, and have an...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3338

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Abby, we don't know what the sport horses in Dr. Dyson's study were doing. They could have been event horses or jumpers. Sounds like you are assuming they are dressage horses ridden badly. UK riders are known for riding out cross country, galopping, and riding in crappy footing. Perhaps that's the ...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 4833

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

[quote="khall Abby I need to come out for a visit and learn from you. My chiro/acupuncture vet also believes in Feldenkreis along with other alt methods.[/quote] I would love that. I have Mary come to my little place for Feld clinics and would love to have you for one of those or just to hang o...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 4833

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

There will always be conflicting studies regarding these issues. Double blinds with horses are difficult. Any study with horses is challenged by virtue of genetics, past training practices, past care issues...its pretty impossible to run equine studies at the level of human studies. Some of us are e...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 3338

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

My response to the study in the OP, well, duh. ' With all of the talk about how good for the horse 'dressage' is, the way so many trainers and riders work their horses honestly I am surprised that the number isn't higher. Horses drilled behind the vertical on endless circles will break. Horses worke...

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