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by Abby Kogler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Once again...horses don't lie
Replies: 12
Views: 366

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: 261

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: 389

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: 67
Views: 1235

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: 406

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: 289

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: 9604

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: 376

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: 518

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: 587

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: 9604

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: 9604

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: 9604

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: 9604

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: 9604

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: 625

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: 92
Views: 2641

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: 92
Views: 2641

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: 14994

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: 3250

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: 3250

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: 2271

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: 1085

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: 998

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: 452

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: 925

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: 2925

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: 842

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: 2209

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: 2209

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: 3250

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: 3402

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: 3402

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: 3402

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: 2091

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 1624

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: 883

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: 878

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: 1030

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: 572

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: 2236

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: 6520

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: 6520

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: 2702

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.

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