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by Tanga
Fri May 20, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: How does this even happen?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: How does this even happen?

I have no idea what I'm looking at, but I think a large number of us probably have a lot of scary things in our xrays. I'm 58. I take an over 50 multivitamin every day and some other things. I also do my Zoom exercise class 5 days a week with a chiropractor who is wonderful about ever quite doing sa...
by Tanga
Sat May 14, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2219

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

Wow, goldhorse, I'm so sorry. Seems to be the season for things. Seems like half my barn has horses down for one thing or another. Mine are good, though I'm bleeding money taking care of the cat who is OK, but had some kind of infection, and the old dog who managed to rip off his back paw pad while ...
by Tanga
Wed May 11, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Thank you Tanga. THAT is certainly the plan. Do you know Molly Martin? She moved here from Washington (so I'm told). I might be riding with her this weekend. It's my observation that she's helped a couple of locals with their FC challenges. Hoping to get similar help if it all comes to fruition. I ...
by Tanga
Tue May 10, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Nice test, exvet. I really like your mediums--his poll stays high and his nose goes out. His SI, travers are also very consistent. Once you get those changes you'll really bump your scores up.
by Tanga
Mon May 09, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Horses for sale
Topic: 5 yr old KWPN/DHH gelding beautiful, no work ethic
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: 5 yr old KWPN/DHH gelding beautiful, no work ethic

I know many people who might be interested. Who are you on FB?
by Tanga
Tue May 03, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Roe V Wade RIP:(

I am SO stressed by this evil I don't know what to do (and I am fine personally) I just want to hide. I also angry at these evil POS's. Hopefully what this is ends up being good, marshaling most of the country, which is mostly moral and good, to vote out these POS R's and take over the country. The ...
by Tanga
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Nice to know the whole country is suffering from the worst allergies ever! Yeah, exvet, I figured I have three (of six) cats that have allergies because we all start having issues at the same time. Good thing I bought three air filters with cleanable air filters after the fires two years ago so at l...
by Tanga
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Like your rides, exvet. What are you getting on those "changes?" Moutaineer, well, it feels OK, and my lip has swollen more evenly, so now I look like bad lip plumping on just my upper lip. I'm feeling lucky, though. If I had hit my chin or nose, I think it would be much worse. It's just a...
by Tanga
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: It never stops, crossing hind legs?
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: It never stops, crossing hind legs?

Both of my young ones always stand with one hind foot resting. I have been obsessing about it, but I think it's just a habit, like we cross out legs one way. It might be a little discomfort. So, I just try to work on evening them out by asking them to stand straight, some leg stretches and pulls, an...
by Tanga
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Nice scores exvet. I love your pony. Demi--That does sound like a nice horse. And wow, kidney stones. Those are supposed to hurt a lot. Are they getting rid of it? Man, speaking of tack sale, my new barn has way too many people with too much money. My sponsor and I (leasor) were there yesterday and ...
by Tanga
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

Interesting. The older dog that we just had to put down from severe age and pain issues was 100% Kelpie. She was extremely submissive and never came close to biting anything. With her spinal issues as she got older, she did bark at dogs that got to rough/close her because of pain I think. And my fri...
by Tanga
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone in search of a young horse?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Anyone in search of a young horse?

Ouch. Horses are expensive! That is a pretty nice horse, especially for an awkward two year old. I'm with Canyon, I'm too old for a young horse, and I'm not starting over again.
by Tanga
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

I agree giving MB the gun was the wrong thing to do. I agree we have a huge issue with mental health. I think/hope this is a huge lesson for the horse world and things can be improved. The decision by the jury was 100% right, thankfully. If you have facts to argue, go for it and just say it. Don't e...
by Tanga
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Then don't stop and show who you are. Your opinion that he used a gun to "settle a dispute" doesn't seem valid, and is certainly no fact. He more likely had a gun because they were sociopaths and threatening him, so had it with him when he tried one last time to get them to leave, or thoug...
by Tanga
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

The lesson here, it's OK to shoot someone so long as society hates them. That's what all those decades of antisemitism and racism taught us and the only thing that has changed is society's perception of whom it is ok to hate. You need to stop. You didn't watch the trial and don't know what happened...
by Tanga
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Thank goddess. Poor man. His sobbing at the judgement is heartbreaking.
by Tanga
Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

Thanks, Chancellor.
by Tanga
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

LPS--I didn't think you were talking about harsher. I'm sure you'll sort it out.

You don't need to explain yourself to anyone. I was wondering if the account was hacked, but then saw pictures posted. If it is the real person, I agree with you. Something seems wrong.
by Tanga
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Exvet, I really like your ponies. I think they are super quality. I've been judging a lot this year and have more and would give yours good scores. An idea for the canter you may or may not want to try. I went back to really simple signals for the gaits so I could stop MY issues, esp. leaning forwar...
by Tanga
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Thanks, demi--I'm watching the closing and am really annoyed with the prosecution's closing. He keeps lying about really basic things. He said they didn't do forensics on the gun, clothes, etc. because it poured rain about an hour after it happened. But, but, but, the people involved and their cloth...
by Tanga
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Blob, I think that is 100% what the defense is showing. Listen to the closing arguments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4MBxOAA9As
by Tanga
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

It is crazy every which way. And it is so sad. Whatever happens, MB's life is ruined . Blob--MB never pleaded self defense. He doesn't remember anything. He's pleading something like temporary insanity. Just from what I watched, (and very little of LK and RK because they were so aggravating and cont...
by Tanga
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: world Cup live
Replies: 0
Views: 90

world Cup live

https://www.mdr.de/video/livestreams/mdr-plus/sport-eventlivestreamvierww-140.html Sorry! I forgot to post. It's still on, so you can scroll back to see. I don't think you can watch it once it's done. Osinksi is the US judge. https://eurodressage.com/2022/04/07/where-watch-2022-world-cup-final?fbcli...
by Tanga
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

LPS Quinn has done this forever. She does it when she's annoyed, frustrated, tension, anxiety, wants to be pushy kind of thing, in the saddle, loose, etc. I'm guessing it's his personality. She literally tosses her nose up, like the Arab thing. I think head shakers are more actually shaking from sid...
by Tanga
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Blob--Yeah, the trial answered all of those questions. He was truly afraid and they gave him reasons to be. The whole gun thing is complicated, but I am pretty sure he felt if he tried to talk to them without it, they would attack/kill him. I think that's what happened. I am thinking the jury will f...
by Tanga
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

If you're not going to find the details of the case or watch it, I don't know what to say. Like I said, the WHOLE trial is on Youtube--search Barisone. You can look at what you want. Why are you talking about moral outrage and bullying???? From WHO? Do you know know any of these people?? Why are you...
by Tanga
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

Chisamba, are you watching the trial? I do not think MB attempted to murder anyone. It's looking like LK harassed, bugged, taped, cheated, lied, and everything else MB into a state I would have never thought possible in fear for his life and everything else. He did bring legal pressure, and in fact ...
by Tanga
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

I started watching the trial and it's stunning. Those two contradicted each other every which way. It's sure looking like those two attacked MB in some way after harassing and setting him up in every which way (including illegal recordings) and she ended up getting shot in the "7 minute" f...
by Tanga
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Finally got to a 2nd show this year. Because we were on lockdown for EHV until the 31st it ended up being really small despite all of the cancelled shows and it being Osinski. They needed temp. checks for two weeks prior recorded, so that's probably why. I didn't sleep much the night before because,...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

khall wrote:Tanga yes absolutely spot on. Working on my position is my top priority.


Me, too! Besides working on my legs, I'm trying to keep my left hip forward and how to do that to fix my swingy changes. I do not know why it works and how to get the feel yet, but when I do it, it works!
by Tanga
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

khall--I love the in hand work. Just a thought from the other videos--your legs seem too far back on both sides all of the time and stirrups too long. I just got the leg too far back feedback, so have been working on getting both horses more responsive so I don't feel like I need to do that. (A lot ...
by Tanga
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Me feeding straight ingredients to help . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Me feeding straight ingredients to help . . .

I’ll be interested in your results! I have three cushenoid horses on Prascend. In the past I have had good luck with the compounded Pergolide powder which is much cheaper. Unfortunately my compounding source no longer makes it. Also I thought you might be interested. Chasteberry is from the Vitex T...
by Tanga
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Me feeding straight ingredients to help . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Me feeding straight ingredients to help . . .

I never like to feed just a bunch of stuff because I don't know what works, so I'm always trying ingredients to see what will work. On my quest to see if maybe Quinn has ulcers/tummy issues (despite being out 24/7 and food all of the time!) and me having a LOT of aloe vera in my yard, I started with...
by Tanga
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I just got a horse trailer, tips?
Replies: 43
Views: 1887

Re: I just got a horse trailer, tips?

OMG. Apparently I didn't save my post. Agree, I would add a chain or butt bars. You need to be able to open the door without anyone backing right out. I don't tie my horses. I don't see the point in tying to the side. If you want more room for a slant load, you can leave the divider to the side, but...
by Tanga
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Nice, Kyra's Mom! I am now firmly in the do it on the ground camp of training this stuff. It was the only way I really got the Q's to understand lifting the knees for p/p. I am trying to improve Quilla's now and if I use a whip when I ride she does her dramatic stops and refuses to move, and then wa...
by Tanga
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Alternates to flax?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Alternates to flax?

I used to use Calf Manna, and I think it's available. That might be a good solution for the older mare, esp. Maybe I'll look into that. I don't think chia seeds are available in bulk.
by Tanga
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Alternates to flax?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Alternates to flax?

For many years I fed flax seed oil capsules. I bought them from Costco. It was easier, cheaper and my horses ate them readily. Thanks, but I can't imagine that would be cheaper. It would be about 12 a day, which for the $15 price, only lasts 25 days. Normally the 25 lb stabilized flax I get for $30...
by Tanga
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Alternates to flax?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Alternates to flax?

Any suggestions. I've been feeding flax, either whole seed or stabilized ground, for a long time for weight, coat, feet, etc. and think it helps. The prices have gone insane, though. I cannot find the stabilized, which I got a 25 lb bag for $33, and the seed used to be $30 for a 50 lb bag and is now...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Flight, OMG. That is the best video EVER! We've all been there. I have to say, I was laughing out loud the first half.
by Tanga
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

khall--I LOVE that video of the piaffe on the ground. Everyone should do that. blob--I am still working on Quilla's ones, which can be on or off and I can't tell. Chelsey gave me some ideas that might be useful for you. I think I have been seating too deep, driving her back down a bit, so she leaves...
by Tanga
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

OMG. Someone I know only on FB posted my story and someone else posted about pas de deux of mine they had seen. I never got a video of it! It was 25 years ago when video cameras were expensive and I really had no money! I asked my friend Dennis Callin to do it with my at the champs and taught it to ...
by Tanga
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse behavior vs something wrong, how to tell?
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Young horse behavior vs something wrong, how to tell?

Agree with Chisamba. Both Quilla and Quinn were doopy do and easy at 4. 5 was not so fun and both of them tried to to the spin and run (Quinn always to the left, Quilla always to the right.) 5 is not my favorite year with all of the challenging, but you find out what you really have. I'm sure weathe...
by Tanga
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

My first thought is something is hurting, like the dew claws. I think a vet visit is good. I'm two months on the new dog, Ozzie, and navigating his temperament. We got him because he had zero aggression I saw. The only thing he does growl at his the the older (fat) dog trying to steal his food, so t...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick question on 2nd level tests
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Quick question on 2nd level tests

Same gait. As a judge and in general most judges know the null spaces and in general will not judge anything there unless you make it a real problem. I've seen judges mark issues on the movement before, after, and ignore it. In general, definitely use that space to do what you need to make your hors...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: tack trunks
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: tack trunks

Too many urls, so new post. Here's one that might work: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-22-in-4-in-1-Cantilever-Mobile-Tool-Box-020800R/202262088?MERCH=REC-_-searchViewed-_-NA-_-202262088-_-N& If I had a chance to redo my pick for a barn trunk, think I would do this: https://www.homedepot.co...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: tack trunks
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: tack trunks

I have one of these for the one many night show I do every few years. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-22-in-Connect-Rolling-System-Tool-Box-230381/207138757 I have this at the new barn and some cheap dollar store plastic shoe box things on the bottom: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-22-in-Connec...
by Tanga
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Tanga - Interestingly, we’ve started working the canter on straight lines recently. Good heavens that is hard… Because he tends to roll forward like a boulder down a hill, most of our work is spent on curves and complex patterns and hundreds and hundreds of transitions. So wish us luck for the next...
by Tanga
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10244

Re: The video thread

Mari, those are really nice changes to start with. Just what I like to see. He's using his hind end. It's so much harder to fix them when they are late and/or lazy behind. As Chisamba says, he needs to come up, but that takes time and strength. That's why I just sometimes spend weeks going in straig...
by Tanga
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cough/hay dust allergy
Replies: 33
Views: 1321

Re: Cough/hay dust allergy

LPS I have actually given the cats 5 mg of citrizine (human pill broke in half) for allergies and never really seen much difference. During allergy season, all three tend to do some coughs once they start trotting. I just let them until they are done, and they seem fine. Your video looks a LOT like ...

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