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by Srhorselady
Sun May 15, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2225

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

No! I also didn’t mean to send that message. My mare had her first flare up when she was four and didn’t have another until 18. She had many productive years in between. The final struggle was bad, but I don’t regret trying. Also at that point she had many other contributing factors. They’ve done so...
by Srhorselady
Sat May 14, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2225

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

Goldhorse I’m so sorry! I’ve been where you are. You have a good Vet group you are working with. Hopefully you can halt the progress and keep Piggy comfortable. I fought for two years with a mare with a metabolic laminitis flare up. We tried everything both medically and farrier wise. Equithrive wit...
by Srhorselady
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1561

Re: Barisone Trial

It’s totally crazy. They both have some major mental health issues. Hers definitely played into his with a totally tragic unnecessary result. Unfortunately also a bad look for our sport playing on a national (maybe international) platform.
by Srhorselady
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: What to do?

My .02 cents. I’ve had tooth extractions done both in the field AND in the clinic. The difference was which tooth and the possibility of the sinus issue. My quarter horse mares broken tooth could have gone into the sinus during extraction (it didn’t) so the vet didn’t want to chance it in the field....
by Srhorselady
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'
Replies: 47
Views: 2309

Re: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'

I’m so sorry. You have all my sympathy. I’ve been there with you before and I currently have three over 25 so I’ll be there again. I keep telling myself that I had them as a companion and friend for a time and no matter how much it hurts now that is better than not having had them. Hang in there!
by Srhorselady
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:15 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 Tr...
by Srhorselady
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:07 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?

Out of curiosity…when you bought Lynx wasn’t he living out with a small group of horses? And at your previous barn wasn’t he mostly out with “his” herd? Now at your current barn (and winter weather) he’s in a stall with regular turnout. However is he turned out with other horses? I would think a you...
by Srhorselady
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:19 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

Laminitis is such a horrible disease! My understanding is that Metformin works for some horses not for others. It didn’t work for mine. One of the reservitrol products, Equithrive, was the Only product that helped one of my mares. She had the metabolic form of laminitis with the stretchy lamina. She...
by Srhorselady
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sad News--Rockabilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Re: Sad News--Rockabilly

So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed her posts. My sympathy to her family if they should look here.
by Srhorselady
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 335
Views: 16413

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

Tanga Thank you for posting your story! I thoroughly enjoyed your journey. It’s very inspiring.
by Srhorselady
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'
Replies: 47
Views: 2309

Re: Oldster on a hunger strike

My reluctant eater senior recently turned up his nose at Safe Choice Senior which had been his feed of choice for some time. Now he is eating Bluebonnet Intensify Senior. I soak beet pulp pellets then add the Intensify. He had also been eating orchard grass and has now decided that’s a no go also. H...
by Srhorselady
Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I did a thing yesterday
Replies: 44
Views: 3853

Re: So I did a thing yesterday

Last Friday my good friend and enabler sent me a photo (cutest puppy ever) and info on an adoption event being held near me. She knows I WONT adopt a puppy but she’s been trying ever since I lost my aged dog last summer. Confident in my ability to resist I stopped in to play with what turned out to ...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please

Thank you all for your thoughtful replies! I’ve been thinking a lot about this. My brother flew out and visited for a few days and we discussed it. One decision, I’m not going to buy horse property in Maryland. I don’t have the energy/ability to develop another horse property, especially where weath...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 99 days til retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 2584

Re: 99 days til retirement

It sounds like you have a good plan in place! One recommendation…make plans with friends to meet/lunch etc on a regular basis ie monthly or quarterly. Otherwise, especially with the pandemic, you will find yourself with time on your hands and nothing to look forward to. You will need to create a new...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'
Replies: 47
Views: 2309

Re: Oldster on a hunger strike

I’m so sorry! I feel your pain! My guy turned up his nose at Safe Choice Senior last week. However he is still eating soaked beet pulp pellets. I also bought a bag of Blue Bonnet Intensify Senior that he seems to like. I’m slowly transitioning from Safe Choice to Intensify. I’m mixing them in the be...
by Srhorselady
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fitters-Need Input
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Saddle Fitters-Need Input

That’s it! Thank you! It was an Otto Schumacher Profi.
by Srhorselady
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fitters-Need Input
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Saddle Fitters-Need Input

I had a 20 plus thoroughbred with a similar back. Although it wasn’t perfect the best saddle I found for him was an older Otto S….(can’t remember the name) model started with a P. Someone here help my poor memory! Anyway this brand model was very cut back and worked on the dippy back with a mattes h...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?
Replies: 22
Views: 1978

Re: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?

Interesting information on hoof growth and farrier preferences in different parts of the country! Senior horses definitely grow hoof slower. Also there are definitely seasonal differences. Here in Arizona my farrier prefers 6 to 7 weeks for my youngest pony (she’s nine). Closer to seven in the winte...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'
Replies: 47
Views: 2309

Re: Oldster on a hunger strike

My 26 year olds middle name (sometimes his primary name) is Mr Finicky. He was not finicky…more of a garbage cleaner…as a young horse. Currently he still has all his teeth, but the lower back molars are at gum level. He also has/had leaky gut syndrome and was insulin resistant, but no Cushings. Ultr...
by Srhorselady
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Betty White Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: The Betty White Challenge

Chancellor, What a wonderful idea! In memory of Betty White and my mother who shared a birthday and a love of animals. Donations made to Arizona Humane Society, Halo, and Morris Animal Foundation. The latter funds a LOT of very valuable animal (horses, dogs, cats, etc and all kinds of wild animals) ...
by Srhorselady
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You know you're getting old.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: You know you're getting old.......

You have sure been through the ringer! I’m so glad that you are recovering and starting to be able to participate in your own recovery. I have a friend who went through something similar, although not as bad. She fell in the bathroom and broke her ankle in eleven places. She had lots of metal plates...
by Srhorselady
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please

Thank you all for your thoughtful advice! And Merry Christmas to all of you. There are a lot of elements to think of on this subject. Just my current musings… Although I loved the the development and building of horse property when I was in my forty’s, fifty’s, and even sixtys, but I’m not sure that...
by Srhorselady
Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Re: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please

Thank you both! I will take your advice to heart. I don’t have to take any immediate action and I don’t think I will. I think I will take my time thinking about this. The reminder about health changes as we age is definitely appropriate. And Exvet thank you for your horse keeping winter reminder. I ...
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving as a Senior: Advice Please
Replies: 13
Views: 1593

Moving as a Senior: Advice Please

I’ve lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for almost 50 years. I moved here after graduate school because I was offered a job here. I have a lot of good friends here, but most are older than I am. I am comfortable here. I have a nice house and property and am financially comfortable. Up until movi...
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 25358

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Mountaineer, just to add a possibility to your analysis. I assume you’ve had Potters eyesight checked in both eyes? Since it is only on one lead and only in the canter….what looks different going that direction in that corner? Does light reflect differently especially when moving faster, ie in cante...
by Srhorselady
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 25358

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Minor YaHoo to add to the others on this thread…My pandemic pony, Gwen cantered under saddle for the first time today! (Not with me in the saddle. At 71 I don’t ride greenies :D ). Gwen is the half Welsh, 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 thoroughbred pony I got a year ago as a pandemic project. At eight years old (an...
by Srhorselady
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A "Quick" Update
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: A "Quick" Update

Wonderful pictures of a cute kid! You’ve had it tough but you’ve obviously come through it stronger! Good luck with your growing business and wonderful family.
by Srhorselady
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Woe is me...
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: Woe is me...

Oh no! What a mess! However one way or another the house will get fixed. Eventually….after lots of stress. However, Your shoulder could be a whole other issue! Do get in and get it seen to. Jingles for it all.
by Srhorselady
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rotator cuff tear/surgery? Update
Replies: 22
Views: 3993

Re: Rotator cuff tear/surgery? Update

I had a frozen shoulder last year in the middle of the pandemic. My range of motion without pain was very limited. I couldn’t put on a coat or close my SUV tailgate with my left arm. After three plus months of physical therapy…and doing the exercises religiously…I had full range of motion back! It w...
by Srhorselady
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: My last one
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: My last one

Oh she’s cute! She reminds me of my little red pony mare. Mine is a 13.2 half Welsh half Arab 23 year old firecracker. I think you’ll have real fun with her!
by Srhorselady
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: My last one
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: My last one

I’d love to see your pony but I don’t do Facebook and it’s not accessible. :?
by Srhorselady
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 23067

Re: September - October goals and progress

Exvet…yes these photos show the position faults you need to work on BUT may I point out…Junior is working beautifully in both of them! There is always something to work on and it Is nice when it is so clear. You have trained this horse beautifully. Now you have your direction to go forward. It’s all...
by Srhorselady
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rediscovering forwardness and impulsion
Replies: 22
Views: 2796

Re: Rediscovering forwardness and impulsion

I recommend the cattle if you can get them! I have a Very lazy schoolmaster Hanoverian. He is obedient and always does what I ask, but he always gives me the chance to change my mind about upward transitions. However, the first time (and every time since) he saw a steer lying there flicking his ears...
by Srhorselady
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Importance of barn neighbors (horses)
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Importance of barn neighbors (horses)

Moving horses can be traumatic for them, however this is so close that is not likely to be major. Since Tesla is large a stall that is 50% larger would be a major plus. Since the turnout situation will stay the same, I think I’d do it.
by Srhorselady
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your farrier make an appt for the next time?
Replies: 25
Views: 3080

Re: Does your farrier make an appt for the next time?

I’ve had the same farrier for 30 years. He works very well with my vet and will accommodate when they need to be scheduled together. Each time he comes we discuss the growth rate (usually seasonal) since the last shoeing/trim and schedule the next appointment for an appropriate number of weeks for e...
by Srhorselady
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Painful topic making that hard choice
Replies: 47
Views: 6366

Re: Painful topic making that hard choice

I’m so sorry. It is hard even when you know it is time.
by Srhorselady
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thank you present for instructor?
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Thank you present for instructor?

How about a book? There are lots of wonderful options on either horse/training subjects or something totally different he might enjoy.
by Srhorselady
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Pet transport companies
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Pet transport companies

It’s been many years but when we bred show dogs we would fly dogs regularly all over the country by major airlines on direct flights. Just buy a good kennel that fastens securely and make sure the tags are not close enough to be chewed off.
by Srhorselady
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Painful topic making that hard choice
Replies: 47
Views: 6366

Re: Painful topic making that hard choice

I’m so sorry. Both for you and for your mother. This will be difficult for both of you.
by Srhorselady
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Joint Maintenance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2862

Re: Joint Maintenance?

I gave Adequan on a Maintanance schedule to my senior horses back in the old days and thought it helped. Then I acquired more senior horses and the price became prohibitive. At that time I worked for a veterinary compounding pharmacy and was able to get Pentosan very reasonably. I noticed an improve...
by Srhorselady
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tongue Issue With 4-Year Old - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: Tongue Issue With 4-Year Old - Help

I’ve heard of people wrapping the bit in a fruit roll to help horses accept the bit. Maybe he would suck bit and not stick tongue out? It should create more saliva…. Definitely agree not a habit you want starting.
by Srhorselady
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nicked an Artery!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Nicked an Artery!

Mariano is recovering quite well. The leg isn’t bothering him very much! My vet was out on Monday and xrayed the splint bone. Yep it’s broken. It’s what she called an ice cube break with possibly many tiny splinter bone chips. Luckily it’s right in the middle of the bone and not at the apex near the...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 51
Views: 8940

Re: What are you reading?

To those of you who like Sci Fi and fantasy…these are not deep but they are well written and fun. Books by K B Wagers. First three are Behind the Throne, After the Crown, and Beyond the Empire. Old fashioned space opera. Books by Melissa Olson…she has a couple of different interlocking series involv...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rotator cuff tear/surgery? Update
Replies: 22
Views: 3993

Re: Rotator cuff ear/surgery?

Take your time and try to relax. It doesn’t have to be surgery. My sister in law and one of the pharmacists I worked with both had torn rotator injuries and by choice elected to NOT do surgery. I don’t know how bad their injuries were and I don’t know what the protocols were but both were very happy...
by Srhorselady
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nicked an Artery!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Nicked an Artery!

Vet was back out today for Mariano’s recheck. I asked her if he would have bled out if this had happened in the middle of the night. Reassuring answer...unless artery was totally severed it would have eventually clotted. Just messy and LOTS of blood. I found this reassuring. Mariano started being a ...
by Srhorselady
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nicked an Artery!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Nicked an Artery!

Well I’m happy to report that Mariano is doing fine (knock on wood) in his recovery program. Mr sometimes finicky is actually eating the SMZs in his supplements and is cooperating with the banamine. The latter is important since he is tall and I’m short! His leg is thoroughly bandaged and he is conf...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Caring for the aging parent
Replies: 30
Views: 4642

Re: Caring for the aging parent

PS. The major factor we found when comparing various places for a loved one....patient to caretaker ratio is important as is training BUT the most important factors are low staff turnover and how much the staff are paid. Higher paid staff don’t leave as frequently and seem to take more care with the...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Caring for the aging parent
Replies: 30
Views: 4642

Re: Caring for the aging parent

BTDT. My mother was diagnosed with altsheimers. She lived for ten plus years with her second husband with only minor issues. He was a gruff retired military man, but he was good with her. After he died she refused to live with me or my brother. Since we both lived in different states she agreed to m...
by Srhorselady
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nicked an Artery!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Nicked an Artery!

I’m just coming down from an adrenaline rush! I went out around 6am to throw hay and discovered my 25 year old warmblood had a two foot geyser of blood flying out of a rear leg midway between fetlock and hock! I called Sue my barn help knowing she had diapers in stock and my vet as I rushed to the h...
by Srhorselady
Mon May 31, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 30-06 to kill a horse
Replies: 10
Views: 2584

Re: 30-06 to kill a horse

When I took a Horse Health class at a local community college the equine vet who taught it spent quite a bit of time discussing how to put a horse down humanely if you were stuck trail riding out in the middle of nowhere and it was necessary. He didn’t get into the caliber of weapon at all but what ...

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