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by Moutaineer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

Very disappointing, Dresseur. Horses teach us patience. Rosie, that's a lot of progress, and as we all know, it's not a linear, always classically perfect process, as none of us have classically perfect horses and sometimes compromises must be made in order to move forward. You are such an elegant r...
by Moutaineer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post

We are thankful about that too, Chancellor.

HC, I'm glad you are riding and having fun, and I wish you the best for the shoulder surgery.
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

Oooh, pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust sounds interesting. I'm in charge of deserts this year...
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

Since I couldn't find an affordable Thermatex quarter sheet, I settled for the Vail wool riding blanket by Horze. I love it so far! And it works w/my monoflap. https://www.horze.com/quarter-sheets-and-exercise-blankets/horze-vail-wool-riding-blanket/24612.html?color=PDB That one looks good, but onl...
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 294

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

I am sorry, but yes, he was truly luck to have been found by you and to have had such a great life with your family.
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Darn, I forget to ask! I see her once a week usually, so I will get to it eventually.
by Moutaineer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

kande, I will be seeing a friend tomorrow who spends a lot of time out observing the wild horse herds around here. (She takes amazing photographs.) I will try to remember to ask her if she's seen horses run themselves into a lather and how they cope with it--I suspect that, for one thing, they are o...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 294

Re: Please jingle for Roger aka my shadow

Many jingles for Roger, poor little guy.
by Moutaineer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 326

Re: Winter is here....

Weird weather here--back up to 50 for a high supposedly today. But frigid at night and daytime highs way down again over the weekend. Ski resorts open next Wednesday--it's been cold enough that the snow guns have been going round the clock for the past couple of weeks. You couldn't pay me enough to ...
by Moutaineer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

Hot4Spots, that sounds like a good option. I know if I had to move Laddie now I'd be driving 40 minutes to get what I want. Everything more local is either horrible, been built over, or is breathtakingly expensive, or a combination of the three. I think that's going to be the way of the world from n...
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

MC, ugh, that would make you want to cry! if I didn't board I'd probably buy one, because I take care of my stuff, but...
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Fatcat, I just designed my own fantasy one on the Thermatex UK website. I thought red with two shades of contrasting green piping would be rather nice on a black horse. Ouch. Nearly 200 pounds in his size. However, the Weatherbeeta thermic quilt looks like a promisingly similar and much cheaper knoc...
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

What I'd like is one of those Thermatex blankets, They look just right for cooling out in our temperatures. Hmmm... Black Friday?
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Khall, back in the Dark Ages in England, we used to use straw stuffed under a scrim.
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tomorrow’s lesson will be interesting
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Tomorrow’s lesson will be interesting

We had a similar wreck at the weekend. After my ride on Saturday, Laddie was standing in the cross ties snoozing peacefully while I untacked him. Trainer for some unknown reason ripped the cellophane wrapper off a new broom right in front of him... My left foot took the brunt of it this time. I'm no...
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 594

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I walk mine (who is a yak, blanket clipped but still gets sweaty under the saddle and other places) until cool, but he is still going to be damp, so I put him in his stall with a wicking cooler and a pile of hay while I clean tack and putter around. Barn is heated to bearable but not "warm.&quo...
by Moutaineer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Anyone heard of 4cyte Epitalis Forte?

I shall be interested to hear what you think of it.
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Rabies

Urgh… that's a bit close to home.

We don't see many bats here... no skeeters. Even so, I guess I need to have the conversation with my vet again about rabies vax.
by Moutaineer
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Dressage Finals
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: US Dressage Finals

I shall run out and feed my horses so I can be back in time to watch with a glass of wine :)
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 326

Re: Winter is here....

I'm just not up for going out to feed in icy cold darkness yet. It's been well below freezing every day this week, and is going to get worse over the weekend. And we have no snow on the ground yet and none in sight. What we who rely on skiers for a living call a "severe clear!" At least th...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 503

Re: Long over due Twins update

Clanter, thanks for starting this. The twins look like lovely girls. As a kind of "universal aunt," it's so nice to hear how all these kids are growing up and blossoming! There's so much pressure in this society to conform to artificial norms of educational progress and standards. I went t...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Lovely. Crystal clear picture! Isn't it interesting how very aware they are of any change to their environment. I'm assuming the camera is quite small. He/she? probably sat and watched you put it up. I'd like a trailcam to put over in the woods near the stream. What model is yours--I think I'd like ...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mailbu Peeps Woolsey Fire 40 Horses need to evacuate
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Mailbu Peeps Woolsey Fire 40 Horses need to evacuate

This is scary--watching reports on my FB feed and it's giving me flashbacks. I wish them well.
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

Oh, boo, SF. I'm sorry about Annabelle.

Obie doesn't know his talent is wasted. He's probably pretty happy living his life.

Susan, I hope Kyra's mouth is OK! Really, they do go about finding ways to freak us out...
by Moutaineer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

A couple of fuzzy pictures my friend just sent me from the clinic. This indoor is a black hole, so forgive the quality.

I'm pretty stoked with that right hind in the canter shot.

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by Moutaineer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Roast Chicken
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Roast Chicken

I love roast chicken. My most favorite comfort food. I like to loosen the skin on the breast and stuff garlic and herb butter in there, then rub with butter and salt. We pretty much always have carrots with roast chicken, because the water the carrots cook in makes the best gravy when combined with ...
by Moutaineer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

Well I finally gave in and went to the doctor today about the foot and ankle Laddie jumped all over 3 weeks ago, and ended up having a rather gnarly looking lump drained... ewww. So I'm sitting here with my leg up, with a compression wrap on and I'm banned from riding for a couple of days. My new do...
by Moutaineer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

I was saying to DH yesterday that I need to start making soup since we are both always home at lunchtime, and this looks like an excellent place to start!
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

We had one in the barn that did that, Blob. Nice horse, easy to deal with on the ground, generally been easy to start. Owner bought a new saddle (Western) got on, and ended up sitting in the dirt. It turned out after much heartsearching and exploration that there was a sharp nail sticking out of the...
by Moutaineer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

All right! I'm feeling energized after a really good couple of rides with Mette. I think I may finally have my left hand under control and I've got lots of stuff to work on. Relative straightness and bending around my inside leg, not just bend in the neck, were some of the themes for the weekend, al...
by Moutaineer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2113

Re: Accountability

You know, they do look pretty, Demi, but it artichokes were the only food in the world, I would be very thin :)
by Moutaineer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

There seem to be a lot of periods in this post. On the horse I have now, who is going to be my last fancy dressage horse unless something completely unexpected happens, I will never be able to piaffe and probably not passage. I don't believe we have the time left in either of us to build up the stre...
by Moutaineer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

Once winter sets in we are a bit isolated, Blob, so not a lot. I think it's that realization that makes me go "oouff."

We'll be all right after a swift kick up the bum from Ms. Rosencrantz this weekend :)
by Moutaineer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2113

Re: Accountability

I'm feeling a lot better than I was. Seem to have got the drugs out of my system, so I have more energy and will to get things done, and I'm being more mindful about my eating so I've lost (drumroll...) a pound :) But on the other hand I'm coughing like crazy, which is exhausting in and of itself, s...
by Moutaineer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 116
Views: 2093

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

I don't know yet. Clinic this weekend, where I will get my homework for the winter, no doubt!

I'm a bit tired and burned out. May have an easyish November and take it from there.
by Moutaineer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8725

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

Walker runs round like an idiot and then goes to find something unpleasant to roll in...
by Moutaineer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Safe Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Safe Sport

"A 30 day grace period to complete the SafeSport training will be provided to all members who renew or join on or after December 1, 2018. Members joining prior to December 1, 2018 will have until January 1, 2019 to complete the training. Those who do not complete the training within the grace ...
by Moutaineer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8725

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

After 2 weeks, I'd have the vet out, Dresseur, even just for peace of mind.

(Says she sitting here still with the lump on her ankle and swollen foot from hoof vs human incident nearly 3 weeks ago...)
by Moutaineer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2769

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

scruffy the cat wrote:I have already booked the cheerful holiday flat in Covent Garden for the group.


Because Covent Garden is so incredibly convenient for horse shopping, after all...

Chocolate, I can manage...
by Moutaineer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2769

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Can I tag along? Not looking for a new horse, but it sounds like it would be fun (I mean, a very serious educational experience!)
by Moutaineer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8725

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

Interesting weekend... I'm left smacking my head for being an unobservant idiot. We've been struggling a bit this month, I've had some health issues going on and Laddie has been just a bit off--resistant, stiff--see my post on inside leg to outside hand, for instance, and I've been feeling something...
by Moutaineer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: I falled off

Oh, no! Naughty Llewelyn! I hope you feel better very soon.
by Moutaineer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For red-headed mare owners...
Replies: 6
Views: 188

For red-headed mare owners...

This came across my facebook feed... I thought of you all!

https://www.facebook.com/maria.borota/v ... 99231/?t=0
by Moutaineer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8725

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

Bummer SF. At least you caught it quickly.
by Moutaineer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: Hovering?

I keep reading this as "hoovering." Can you train my horse to do this too, please, Kande?
by Moutaineer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8725

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

I'm so impressed by everyone's results and progress, and lovely pictures. I hope Joplin's injury is minor and proves a sobering educational experience for her (too much to ask.) And that Rocky's checkup goes well. Horses already... We have a vet visit for teeth and vax tomorrow. We are chipping away...
by Moutaineer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: spin-off: inside leg to outside rein
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: spin-off: inside leg to outside rein

Thank you. Much to digest here. We did much better today--as with all things, I think awareness is the key first step!

I will report back.
by Moutaineer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1279

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Well, I understand what you are saying, but... Several years ago I was in a car accident and ended up with some really quite severe pain in my shoulder through neck region. That big muscle was apparently so spasmed and knotted that no amount of physical therapy, massage, drugs, electrical stimulatio...

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