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by Abby Kogler
Thu May 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Centered Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Centered Riding

DsMom, is the spot different on each person? For you, was it more on the ball of foot or closer to the toe? Also, what about people that ride without irons. Are the hips locked or unlocked? Ill jump in with my experiences with the clinics and certification. AIR, Susan would tap the whole foot. Ball...
by Abby Kogler
Sun May 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 152
Views: 2228

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Flight! great video, thank you.
by Abby Kogler
Fri May 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?

Get a hitch with a retractable ball! Congratulations, its beautiful. Yes, your turning radius can be quite tight. I do fine with a regular tailgate, no notch. You can turn so tight you will wreck your tires, so don't get too excited >;- I have driven every rig imaginable all across the country excep...
by Abby Kogler
Tue May 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 56
Views: 1152

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

Different friend, Different comment. Today she wrote this to me in an email. "he's pretty rideable, I"d say for just about any rider. I swear I'm very sure even you could ride him, he's very simple, as long as you ignore his size. " Even I could ride him. :lol: Well guess what, I don...
by Abby Kogler
Mon May 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 152
Views: 2228

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

:( sorry for the loss of George. its so sad. I lost a horse Ryeissa in late 2011 to a neuro disease. Yes, thanks. I feel quite cheated. Yes I know he was old (28) but he was sound and in perfect health...barefoot, no Cushings, nothing. All I have dreamt about the last 7 months is riding George. Poo...
by Abby Kogler
Mon May 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Centered Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Centered Riding

I got my level one CR Cert with Susan Harris at Smith College in the early 90s and was lucky enough to live near Southmowing so could watch Ther Real Her in action. Centered Riding is a very useful approach to riding well. Susan is a phenom teacher with an incredible eye. I would love to be able to ...
by Abby Kogler
Mon May 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 152
Views: 2228

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

IMG_1760 (2).jpg Fate still continues to think I am hilarious. After the Sept surgery, the Oct surgery, and the December surgery, I rode George late Feb. He felt great and though I had no stamina I also felt ok and that maybe the 6 months off hadn't set me back that far. Hahahaha! said fate and I b...
by Abby Kogler
Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Goofy horse
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Goofy horse

Oh man! I feel your pain, literally. After 7 foot rebuilds in as many years you would think the boys would be used to the crutches. Nope! This time we bought a wheelchair and Jurgen would four wheel me over to the barn and My God you would have thought it was an alien spaceship landing in the arena....
by Abby Kogler
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 295

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Owners in CA are not allowed to do Rabies vacs. Must be a vet. Horses annually. I have had horses who reacted, sore necks >;-/ Doc did them recently and said there was a new one with less reactions. Seemed right as none of mine had any reaction at all. Cases Doc stated were from bats falling into wa...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Feldenkrais
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Feldenkrais

Yes. I live near and have worked with Mary Debono, a Guild Feldy, for 19 years. Of all the modalities I have had experience with Feldenkrais is the one that has the best long lasting effects. On riders and horses. It changes movement patterns/wakes up neural pathways that cause the spasms/contratcio...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

Living with horses and/or in the country means rodents. We have five cats and three dogs. While they do their part (rat guts in the garage this morning) it could never be enough. I put traps in the barn and feed room. I have a 'ratinator' and a ''squirrelinator". When I catch anything in those ...
by Abby Kogler
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Finding Tall Boots that Fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Finding Tall Boots that Fit?

Yes, my whole life. 2018 I bought my first pair ever of off the rack boots. I have always had to have custom boots. I was at Mary's Tack and Feed and saw a brand of boot that looked really tall. I tried them on and they fit beautifully, as well as any custom boot I had ever had. I was very happy >;>...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

Im so glad he will survive this really traumatic event. Poor poor Walker. Poor poor you!

I hope spring comes soon for you both!
by Abby Kogler
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Xan! I laughed throughout this thread. Im glad you survived >;-D I cant imagine guests that are so dependent/un helpful. Im ike Chisamb, Welcome! Come! Any time we have had friends stay they are helpful and considerate and the few times we have stayed with friends man I am stripping beds and buying ...
by Abby Kogler
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3924

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I'm happy with the cheapo horse. Good for you. I've been terribly unhappy with a "cheapo" horse. >;-/ Man, some of my best horses were free on Craigslist. The horse I had in high school on which I consistently won on was a 150$ broken down school horse that my vet (and employer) said DONT...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: Dreams that seem real

Yes. Frequently. And youre right, they can affect your whole day. I can tell by my dreams when I a stressing when I might not even realize in real life. For me it seems like anniversaries of sad event will trigger strange and sad dreams for several weeks. Y Dad died March 1 five years ago and three ...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 696

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

For a serious answer I am always very calm and focused in any emergency.

For fun, I am the best eye roller behind a dodoheads back ever.
by Abby Kogler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 35
Views: 1169

Re: My Situation

I am so sorry. You have been hit with such a lot of hard, with ripples of harder that will come from this sad loss. Loss is hard enough; sad terrible loss as you had to watch and participate in is a heartbreaking series of sad coping. And now you are in such a changed place. My heart breaks for you....
by Abby Kogler
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June

Then you will go nuts >;-> And seriously, find the clock museum. It is in one of the oldest buildings in Vienna. The exhibits are on three floors and the whole thing is fascinating. The docents were sleepy and bored as I don't think a lot of people go. My shoes squeaked on the wooden floors and you ...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

I did that for 8 years and I could never do it again. You have all my sympathy. March used to be my worst month...we would get these huge dumps of snow and have highs of 2...and I was so ready to be done by then. I so feel your pain. Frozen buckets, constant digging paths, snow to the roof....man. A...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

I would imagine it is the song every horse sings. The white noise they must try to figure out must be deafening.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June

Vienna is the best place I have ever visited. It was like a religious experience. I don't know if you are a Mozart person but he lived in Vienna for many years and worked at the cathedral there. You can tour his homes, you can go to concerts in the actual rooms in which he performed. There is a smal...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Massage
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Massage

I would study Masterson. His work is so easy to learn and so effective and requires less knowledge with a still strong return.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Once again...horses don't lie
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Once again...horses don't lie

Thank you so much for posting this. I swear, when I hear 'we looked, its not pain' I have to bite my tongue and not say 'well. you didn't look hard enough then!'. I get that further testing is expensive and there are lots of layers but for petes sake, give the poor horse the benefit of the doubt. Go...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Conrad Schumacher Clinic Notes
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Conrad Schumacher Clinic Notes

Thank you so much for these good notes. He comes to my area frequently and I hope to at least audit soon and ride eventually; he is someone I admire.
by Abby Kogler
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?

I have tried other sources and I always go back to MagRestore. Always.
by Abby Kogler
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3924

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Random musings on the subject: I know lots of horses that were priced at whatever and sold for many thousands less. Asking prices are rarely met IME. PPEs are so often just a negotiating tactic. Most of the people I know with very expensive horses are in the 1%. So much of California is just mind nu...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Gnarly feet

Preparation H is a great foot and hand cream. Soothing, and works very well.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: I have to go saddle shopping, where to start?

I worked with Zsuzsu Illes a few years ago and recommend her highly. Two saddles I have had really good luck with are the Butterfly and a custom Tad Coffin. The Butterfly seems to work well on lots of horses. They are odd looking but comfortable and my horses like it. I also love love love the Tad C...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

I fell for the " bit less is better" mantra and decided to try a little bit less riding. Because you know the "bit on the tongue paralyzes the front end." I did some research. Asked abby k, and ordered a bridle. Unequivocally my horses hate it. I tried to introduce it with light...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention

After initial omep treatment I have then all on omega horseshine, and one of the smartpak GI supplements. I also think Succeed is important, as hind gut ulcers can be just as troublesome as gastric ulcers.
by Abby Kogler
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

Here in SoCal we get so warm in the winters that working with their winter hair is not an option. I clip in Oct or Nov and blanket. This year since I a not riding they are unclipped and unblanketed. As soon as I am functional I will clip them and start blanketing. Dilly, a Danish WB, grows virtually...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

I have no advice, just sympathy. It is endlessly frustrating. I hope something turns up for you soon, or that people start calling you back.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

Mari, if se loads well and seems ok I would totally do it. If you are worried about her tummy just give her gastroguard before and after.
by Abby Kogler
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

Sorry for the lamenesses, human and equine. Chisamba the mud!! Bleah. We got over two inches of rain. We need it so badly. My little property drains really well overall so I barely had puddles and only a couple of mild wash outs. I am getting better. I can crutch myself over to the barn and can actu...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

Thanks for the kind wishes! At first it was just to discouraging/depressing to watch horse videos and I read your updates but couldn't bear to watch your videos. But now that I HOPE that another 6 weeks will let me transition in to a regular shoe and permission to weight bear I can handle watching y...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

Hot! That video was adorable, thank you so much, I laughed at every silliness and personally I think the pink ensemble looked great.

What a CUTE horse and good little rider.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 13349

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

Thank you all for your posts and videos and photos. I don't post but I am reading all yalls's posts every day. Once again my riding has been on hold. My foot was continuing to be a problem but I was ignoring it. My surgeon wasn't happy with how the lst surgery was going but iwas toughing it out. Aft...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Cushings and eating

Thanks for this update!
by Abby Kogler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3782

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

These 'discussions' about therapies frequently seem to devolve in to bizarre tangents about SCIENCE! FLAT EARTH! DENIERS! WAR! NORMALPEOPLE HELD HOSTAGE BY DENIERS blah blah blah. It wasn't about acupuncture any more. Caregiver Placebo! My God, we have heard it all before ad nauseum, here, there and...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3782

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo, regarding the opening post about Novella...here is a quote from him when he was on the Dr. Oz show (my bolding): "But I wasn't dismissive. I said I carefully reviewed the literature and the research, and I didn't say it couldn't possibly work. I said, when you look at it, it doesn't wor...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 20125

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: 82
Views: 4252

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: 82
Views: 4252

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: 2913

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: 1484

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: 1338

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: 583

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: 1186

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...

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