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by Moutaineer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Two feet of wet, heavy snow here in the last 24 hours and still snowing, and windy and drifting... I staggered out to feed and check on the horses this morning for the first time in a couple of days (DH has been doing it, bless his dear heart,) and Lucky's blanket was a shell of ice--I have to say h...
by Moutaineer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

And now I have some flu thing...
by Moutaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Rudy is just protecting his organs from the cold, like any sensible mammal should... Finally back to some semblance of normality here post-holiday and work catch-up. Laddie apparently enjoyed a little vacation, and is going well, except we seem to have lost some of our "through" in left le...
by Moutaineer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Name of this craft?

Cutwork?
by Moutaineer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gifting my AP saddle?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Gifting my AP saddle?

Give the money to your favorite equine charity--or ask her to make a donation instead.
by Moutaineer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Ugh, Heddy. there's NOTHING more frustrating than a horse that won't get on the damned trailer. Good luck. I discovered that I do not have the skills or patience to conquer it, but I've found a magician who can indeed teach anything to go anywhere, thank goodness! Vet visit for Laddie this morning. ...
by Moutaineer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: So what are you reading?

I finished "Educated." Very powerful, riveting and well-written read.

I will be very interested to discuss it at our book club later in the month, as our group represents a pretty good cross section of Utah women.

Now I need to find something frivolous...
by Moutaineer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

There's funny green stuff underfoot in that picture...

(It'll be months before we see grass again... sigh.)
by Moutaineer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1342

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Still figuring out Laddie's front feet, so much is dependent on that. Vet on Thursday to re-x-ray, farrier next week. He's been going really well since the shoeing adjustment 4 weeks ago until he got a couple of days off, then he came out noticeably (to me) NQR is his LF again at the trot. He worked...
by Moutaineer
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: So what are you reading?

I've just read "the Clockmaker's Daughter" by Kate Morton. A very good, complicated, rambling read.

The next on the list is "Educated." by Tara Westover.
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another exciting New Year’s Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Another exciting New Year’s Eve

We have kids and baby grand-daughter staying, so no going out for us--and anyway, we never do on NYE. It's never a success and I'd rather not be out on the roads/ Everyone but me is out skiing or in daycare--they know better than to leave me in charge of a small child. I'm having a quiet, happy day ...
by Moutaineer
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: 55 horses

Oooh… luxury--a cab! He's probably in there with the heater cranked up and the music blasting!
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

I'm glad you have an answer and that everyone is starting to feel better. That must have been very stressful.
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?

I'm not buying anything, really I'm not, at least one horse has to die first and all of them are making it hale and hearty into old age (which makes me very happy I might add!) but I do tend to keep an eye open for diamonds in the rough just to keep my eye in. So Facebook "dressage horses under...
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Late changes
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Late changes

That's an interesting exercise DJR. I'm going to have to try that.
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Demi, I've been enjoying the symposium videos, too. Very interesting and actually rather inspiring. I've been bumbling around a bit recently and needed something to help me focus on specifics. So, with that in mind... I had the ring to myself this afternoon--such bliss! Once we got nicely warmed up,...
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Sue, I'm sorry about your Lucy. That is a bummer. Yes, of course I'll let you know if we do get Kim over. I will admit I'm loafing around this morning "doing laundry..." I will go ride this afternoon if I can safely get off the mountain by then, as I hear reports that the road is wicked sl...
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!

Merry Christmas to you too!

And best wishes for a new year that involves no hospital visits, emergency or otherwise, human or animal.
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Year In Review

It's been a rebuilding year for us. Laddie really only came back into full work after his stifle injury at the end of last year, so we've had to build a lot of fitness and muscle back. He looks better now than he ever has, but it really has taken the year of focused work. I've been fortunate enough ...
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

We are talking about getting Kim over here in the spring--apparently she is a buddy of my barn manager. I would like her to take a look at Laddie as he has always had a rather busy mouth. We're just chugging along, working on collection and uphill balance, putting all the pieces in place to improve ...
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Horse-proof blankets
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Horse-proof blankets

How about one of those plastic mesh fly sheets over the top (Kensington, I think is the brand? plaid, hideous, indestructible.)
by Moutaineer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..

She has some nice, sensible looking horses. I'd like to know her rep with the Idahodian board members!
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

Depends on the size of the oops. I kind of like him to know if he should be keeping an eye on me and hauling me off to the ER if I'm behaving oddly, but I'll tend to not necessarily let him know how much something actually hurts unless something's serious and I need help. "Suck it up and no whi...
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Darn, Khall, that hurts, I know! I hope he was suitably penitent. I'm in the ibupofen club, too. No idea why. I had a good ride, nothing revolutionary, got off, walked up the barn aisle and blammo, I can barely move my right leg through the hip. I suspect a trapped nerve and it'll wear off overnight...
by Moutaineer
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little complaint about Dover & Smartpak
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Little complaint about Dover & Smartpak

If Smartpak would actually get round to shipping the stuff I ordered 3 weeks ago, I'd be happy at the moment...
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It's Friday!
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: It's Friday!

Yes! Work is difficult at the moment. The people to whom we sold our company back in the spring, who I still work for on a part time basis, are struggling to cope with the volume of work and my customers are suffering from their disorganization--So I'll be glad to have 2 days of not having to deal w...
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Well, not wishing to tempt the gods or anything... but we have bute-free soundness, so far. Looking forward to a proper ride when I can test all the buttons, so to speak, instead of having to ride defensively while sharing our small indoor arena with not just one, but two clueless people who don't r...
by Moutaineer
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Flamingo pink show shirt - size 12, brand new
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Flamingo pink show shirt - size 12, brand new

Darn, if it were a 10 I'd bite your arm off for it. I love this color. Does it run small, perchance?
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6832

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

MC. My guess would be that they worked out that friend knew enough to work out that horse was lame/drugged/not as described...
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Maple Pecan Cookies
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Maple Pecan Cookies

They look good!
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 126
Views: 3995

Re: Accountability

It's been too freaking cold to do anything but eat all the things. However it is supposed to warm up closer to freezing this weekend so maybe I'll be able to do the chores and get a walk in of a morning! A week off riding while Laddie recovers has made me grumpy and I'm looking forward to getting th...
by Moutaineer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Well, Laddie felt good this afternoon. A little too good--boiling over good--which was "interesting" with ice falling off the roof. We'll see how he is on Friday after he's been off bute for a few days, but it'll be nice to get him back to some work he can focus on rather than just walking...
by Moutaineer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Ryeissa wrote:(and easier to clean!)


Trust me, they aren't!
by Moutaineer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 43
Views: 770

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

So interesting, Snowhorse, They know something is there, don't they!

Whatever dead thing was out there, they sure were taking full advantage of, too.
by Moutaineer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

musical comedy wrote:Mountaineer, why don't you buy Previcoxx? It's such a little pill and easy to give.


Oh, I love Previcoxx, and if I had any to hand I would use it, but I'm out, vet office is 80 mile round trip on snowy roads, and it's only supposed to be a 5 day course--and the vet specified bute.
by Moutaineer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

I remembered I already had a giant syringe, deep in the heart of the first aid kit :) He's mortally offended that I should pull such a trick on him. It may only work the once. Mari--I get it. Laddie is two different horses in and out of the show ring. But that's probably because I'm two different ri...
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

I really like Glamourdale out of this group. What's his temperament like?
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Mari, I love your horse, as always. FWIW, my scores at 2nd got a lot better when we got a lot more forward and impulsion. It didn't feel as "pretty" to me, but it actually looked better on video and it's apparently what the judges are looking for :) My current goal is to get Laddie to eat ...
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Very pretty!

We have had quite a bit of snow, and our fog is supposed to start tonight, so I will have some hoary whiskers in the morning... At the moment, we have bright sunshine and snow, which I much prefer!
by Moutaineer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 700
Views: 120952

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight I'm roasting a free range, organic chicken with garlic, herbs and butter, with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts... comfort food for a bitterly cold night in the mountains (and a celebration of the fact that the parts came in and I have my oven door back on :))
by Moutaineer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Chess Pie

:)
by Moutaineer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Chess Pie

I'd never heard of chess pie before Rockabilly mentioned it in the Thanksgiving food post. So I went and looked it up. I made my first one tonight--pineapple and coconut. It is pretty good. Basically a pie crust with fudge in it :) I cut the amount of sugar in the recipe in half though as I'd like t...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Ugh MC and Chisamba, I'll take snow over mud any day. How miserable. Farrier was up here this morning to trim the old men, and we had a chat about scheduling... we have our next appointment set and things are squared away, I think. I've told him I'll schedule him in future rather than the barn manag...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Laddie was a wild man on the lunge for the vet's assistant this morning--especially once that foot was blocked. I don't lunge him often and it showed--especially with the roofalanches… I don't even put my horse in the indoor when the snow is sliding because I'm too worried that he'll hurt himself. ...
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1225

Re: I hate colic

Jingles, MC.
by Moutaineer
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8024

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

Snowing hard here today. I guess we'd better get used to it. Laddie was a wild man on the lunge for the vet's assistant this morning--especially once that foot was blocked. I don't lunge him often and it showed--especially with the roofalanches… Thanks for that info Khall--I think we've caught it pr...

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