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by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange

I'm in again. Just a note that we in the Great White North are into rotating postal strikes and a possible full strike. Fingers crossed that doesn't happen.
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 504

Re: Long over due Twins update

How time flies. Such beautiful girls, Clanter!
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch

Not just a thinker but a stinker as well! Canadiens are smart, tough little horses with lots of personality. I see some more sleepless nights in your future. :P
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Cabbage Rolls

I vote for unrolled cabbage roll casserole. All the flavour but so much less work. I love to put a dollop of sour cream on my serving. Yummy!!!
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report

Chisamba, how were you to "loosen the horse" before your transitions? Sounds like a very busy but fruitful 3 days.
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hinneman article
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Hinneman article

"Mental suppleness" equals trainablity. Give me a horse with a good mind and average movement any day over a horse with brilliant movement but no brain to work with.
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hinneman article
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Hinneman article

He was talking about assessing young stock. Basically he is saying that you look for a kind, inquisitive eye, a horse that is aware of his space and has good bone in the spine by looking at the bone in the tail. There is nothing nefarious about what he said.
by Kirby's Keeper
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 57
Views: 1836

Re: Learning from dissection

Just like you don't have to be a mechanic to drive a car, you don't have to understand equine anatomy to ride a horse. I was one of those kids that took things apart to see how they worked. I would jump at the opportunity to attend a dissection to actually see the how the structures interplay to all...
by Kirby's Keeper
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11782

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Chisamba, considering what his previous job was and the short time you have had him, I think he is looking great. My mantra with a couple of students lately is "Ride the body and the neck and head will sort themselves out." By balancing and straightening his body in his correct tempo he wi...
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Christmas card exchange *LIST SENT*
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: Christmas card exchange

Thanks!
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Christmas card exchange *LIST SENT*
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: Christmas card exchange

Hey Paula O,
When will the list get sent out? Don't want to be late with my cards.
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Odd coat question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Odd coat question...

Kirby is 19 so he is in the right demographics. Your guy would be very young but never hurts to ask. I don't know if insulin resistance messes with coat texture. Fingers crossed that it is just a weird winter coat.
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Odd coat question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Odd coat question...

How old is he? It could be a sign of Cushing's. Kirby's summer coat was sticking up where his neck meets his shoulders. Nothing too crazy but like it had been blow dried the wrong way. I had him tested and he has Cushing's.
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I had an idea.... UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Re: So I had an idea....

Fabulous! The 3 of you look great.
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Christmas card exchange *LIST SENT*
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: Christmas card exchange

Sent an PM. Please include me again this year. Thanks!
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horse before the cart
Replies: 8
Views: 1936

Re: Horse before the cart

Very impressive. I've always wanted to learn to drive but I'm a bit chicken. I think Kirby would have liked it.
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thanks to my Kringle card senders!
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: Thanks to my Kringle card senders!

Love getting the cards also. It is wonderful to put faces to names and meet the 4 legged family members as well as the 2 legged. Cheers everyone!
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The feathered crew
Replies: 15
Views: 2593

Re: The feathered crew

Mari, they are so beautiful! They gave me a smile on a very snowy Monday here in southen Ontario. What breeds are they?
by Kirby's Keeper
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have breast cancer
Replies: 58
Views: 9465

Re: I have breast cancer

Kirby and I send our healing vibes and many jingles. You will get through this.
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your "difficult" horse-- or difficult times
Replies: 61
Views: 8626

Re: Tell me about your "difficult" horse-- or difficult times

Ponichiwa, I'm not sure where you are located but see if you can find an animal Bowen practitioner. They can help horses with longstanding issues such as spooking and general anxiety as well as any physcal issues. Bowen will help lower adrenaline and cortisol levels that have become stuck at elevate...
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pic to share...
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: Pic to share...

He has got a wicked hind leg! Did you do quarter marks or is that his natrual colouring? So lovely :-)
by Kirby's Keeper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Feeling of Connection and Contact
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: The Feeling of Connection and Contact

Ok, I'll take the plunge. 1. To me contact and connection are 2 different things. You can have contact without connection, you can have connection without contact and you can have contact and connection. Contact to me is strictly the feel of the physical contact of hand to mouth through the reins. C...
by Kirby's Keeper
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Surgery Day! Jingles welcome :)
Replies: 77
Views: 12519

Re: Surgery Day! Jingles welcome :)

You are one tough cookie, Linden. Jingles from Eastern Ontario!
by Kirby's Keeper
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what is the first thing you do when you get out of hospital?
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: So what is the first thing you do when you get out of hospital?

"Pony time" is the best medicine. Best of luck with your girl at the Horse of the Year Show!
by Kirby's Keeper
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reiki
Replies: 15
Views: 2846

Re: Reiki

Chisamba, have you tried Bowen therapy? I have use it on horses with great results and I am now taking the human training. It is noninvasive but very powerful. The therapist will do a couple of moves then leave the room for a couple of minutes to allow your body to start processing the moves then th...
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Good news this time
Replies: 15
Views: 2627

Re: Good news this time

So happy that you got some good news after your latest trauma. You certainly have had your share of grief over the last 2 years. Sending you more good healing vibes from Canada!

Robyn
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A puzzle: the gallop in two time
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: A puzzle: the gallop in two time

Hi Kathy, It wasn't until the late 1800s that high speed photography was used to show the gallop. Until that point there were many interpretations of how the legs moved. http://io9.gizmodo.com/7-things-we-learned-about-the-world-thanks-to-photograp-453528816 Although a friend's horse would move in a...
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Baby photos for your enjoyment
Replies: 27
Views: 5585

Re: Baby photos for your enjoyment

What a happy baby! I love to watch the foals frolic and learn to use those long legs. Cheers to you and yours, Silk :-)
by Kirby's Keeper
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Holiday Card Exchange
Replies: 24
Views: 4356

Re: Holiday Card Exchange

Thank you to everyone who sent me such beautiful cards. Merry Christmas!

Robyn
by Kirby's Keeper
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done done and done
Replies: 31
Views: 5495

Re: Done done and done

Enjoy every minute, girl. You deserve it!
by Kirby's Keeper
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: $15 Yankee Swap?
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: $15 Yankee Swap?

The last time I participated in one a number years ago. My husband chose the package and when he opened the box he was surprised to find a Santa head staring back at him :shock: Just the head, nothing else.... Needless to say no one wanted to swap for it. We called it our "decapitated Santa&quo...
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I am a 12 yr old boy inside or, unfortunate names
Replies: 25
Views: 5077

Re: I am a 12 yr old boy inside or, unfortunate names

At work there used to be a guy who issued technical documents explaining new technologies and processes. His name was Elmo Butt. We always wondered if he had brothers named Harry and Seymour. I must admit to having a little giggle when he issued a new document to us.
by Kirby's Keeper
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: One year already--i can't do this
Replies: 32
Views: 5697

Re: One year already--i can;t do this

I'm with you Suz. October 15 was a year since Harry died. I find that the week leading up to an anniversary is worse than the day of for some reason. Most days are pretty good but there are some days that I go into that special hell. Joe and Harry will always be part our lives. ((HUGS))

Robyn
by Kirby's Keeper
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What ELSE do you do for fun?
Replies: 89
Views: 13088

Re: What ELSE do you do for fun?

I started sabre fencing about 8 years ago and love it! I was looking for something totally different from riding a saw an ad in the paper. I never knew that there was any fencing club in my area but there are actually 3 in Kingston which is about 45 minute drive from me. It's great fun and I have ma...
by Kirby's Keeper
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lee Tubman lesson report
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Lee Tubman lesson report

Love, love ,love Lee! I have watched a number of lessons given by him to students of various levels and I have come away with so much information. He is very funny and down to earth. He gets his point across without making the rider feel incompetent. Softness in the jaw and poll, correct half-halts ...
by Kirby's Keeper
Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I'm in!
Replies: 128
Views: 22091

Re: I'm in!

Thanks Chancellor. Let the games begin!!

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