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by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Uses of the Rail/Wall
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: Uses of the Rail/Wall

Of course there are valuable uses for the wall/rail as has been listed already, but I am a ride off the rail kind of rider to test and see if the horse is really there under me properly. One fun clinic I rode in years ago the clinician had me doing very precise WT transitions making sure I had contr...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 75
Views: 1551

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Not getting much accomplished here between the rain and the other weather or my other responsibilities (aging parents and doctors appt). Joplin when she is getting worked is showing how sensible she is. Our farm is next to a tree nursery and they are clearing out in prep for spring. Their burn pile ...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics

blob I do in hand work with my greenies to teach them lateral work from the ground (SI, counter SI, HI and eventually HP and renvere). For US, serpentines for suppleness and transitions for strength. Some caveletti too for strength. That is the exact exercise Cedar had me riding clinic before last. ...
by khall
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 75
Views: 1551

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

exvet sounds like you are heading in the right direction with Jr, hope he figures it out and gets stronger to develop this year even better. Riding out is a wonderful way to get them fit and stronger, love being able to add in outside the sandbox. I am lucky to have some rolling pastures to ride in ...
by khall
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 75
Views: 1551

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Right now I would just like to get to ride! Between Rip and Gaila running fevers and now rain for over a week riding is just not in the cards. I do have an all weather arena, but even it is being taxed with all the rain we are having and more predicted tonight and tomorrow! Heck I need 4 wd just to ...
by khall
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague

Just google swamp cancer or pythiosis, there is lots of information out there on this disease. Initially when Rip and the other horses here started with their problems in 2015 my vet thought pythium was considered to be the culprit, but that has since been determined to not be the case. My horses we...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Update on Rip and Gaila and a bit of a puzzle. All 4 of my horses on 12-21 were vaccinated with rhinomune and flu avert IN (have used both of these vaccines regularly over the years with no issues in my horses). On 12-24 48 hours later is when Rip and Gaila started with the NQR and then fever. My ve...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1054

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Wow that is pretty presumptuous of your trainer to ask for the PPE results that you paid for. Now if she offered $ for them to help reimburse you for your output, sure. But just to assume because she is purchasing the mare with fairly recent PPE that she is entitled to them is IMO beyond the pale. I...
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

SF no idea as of yet. Sending off nasal swabs and manure to check for different illnesses. Adding in a 3rd antibiotic since both horses are showing very low WBC counts. Rip has been stable with his temp today but poor Gaila is getting hit hard. I found her at 10 pm last night in the field just shaki...
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Gosh SueB I am so sorry you lost your precious Lucy. It is so hard to lose them so unexpectedly.

I am glad your DS made it on his trip and back home safely.
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Christmas Eve Rip was NQR, had the vet out and bloodwork was off. WBC down, liver enzymes slightly elevated. He ended up breaking with a fever later that day. Then Gaila was NQR that afternoon and she ended up with a fever as well. Vet started Rip on antibiotics but when Gaila broke with a fever was...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1305

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

I'm sorry gold horse.
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

Scruffy Xan is talking about going Prelim, I had a 15.1 hh mutt of a horse that could make time at Prelim. Going advanced is another thing, but Prelim is not that challenging to make time. I like this young horse because he is game and like josette said he seems to have a great brain. He got put int...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

I really like that KWPN/DHH cross gelding. He looks like he could really gallop and jump which is exactly what you need for CC. The one MC posted is a nice horse as well, a bit more polished.
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Year In Review

My biggest accomplishment this year has been finding Cedar to work with. So happy to be able to host her regularly here and she is developing quite the following. She's got Rip and I working SW in hand, now to transfer it to US. I am excited to continue to work with Cedar in 2019. Already have 2 cli...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

Chisamba I agree with Rye if it isn't broke don't fix it:) Though I do think there are some horses that do not like bits and go better bitless. There are lots of options to go bitless, I've ridden in just a rope halter before and I had a long debate on the bosal/hackamore (which is what a bosal is c...
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..
Replies: 7
Views: 343

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

I've been eyeing them and they are some nice looking horses. Even the palomino youngster looks like a fun one.

Goldhorse I had heard about that hoarding situation a few years ago and had known of some Iberian people who had gone in to evaluate them as they were being dispersed.
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy

We lost one of the good ones today. Though Indy was not mine technically, I cared for him for many years and put many a riding mile on him off and on over the years. We found Indy for a student at that time of mine who needed a tall horse with a good mind (he was 17 hh ASBx). He was 4, somewhat brok...
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

piedmont do you know if that bit is legal to show in? Bit clinic sounds interesting, I've never attended one. I have some exciting news. I will be hosting Jillian Kreinbring in May 2019 for a biomechanics lecture and 2 lesson days in Georgia. Her lectures have so much information to them. Looking fo...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:07 pm
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: 325

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

I try really hard not to limp! One I could not get by with though. I ended up tearing my meniscus in my left knee after a fall, it was not immediate but happened later that night getting out of a booth at a restaurant. I'm sure the tear started after the fall, direct impact of knee to ground but was...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 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: 325

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

I don't. Unless it is an injury requiring a doctor visit I don't tell. I've sported some nasty bruises, one full outside thigh (that one had me peeing blood initially) that I made sure to keep my clothes on while it healed. Helps DH goes to bed earlier than I do. Most recent is from today, partial h...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

Is the big pinto WB the one that I had found on FB that was such a nice mover?

Good luck, sounds like Gwen can help you re Ireland.
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

Ouch! Sporting a lovely bruise (partial hoof print) on my hip. Was working Rip in hand and he spooked bucked and kicked out. Caught me pretty good with his toe, not full hoof thankfully. Ibuprofen for the foreseeable future. Pretty sore in that hip joint. Not surprising, he is known to fling feet ar...
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

Excellent thought Chisamba! Yes I do think we need to appreciate what we and others can do well more than worrying about what we cannot do well.
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Re: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!

Great picture/card! Yikes on the appendectomy and Merry Christmas! I'm terrible with cards so do not participate either.
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

Xan I know this one is in Ontario, but she is cute. The FB ad has her at $25k not $30. CCS Vanya. http://www.tiaraequine.com/for-sale.html
by khall
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

It sounds like what you are looking for MC is exactly why I like the approach of those who schooled with NO. Very very deliberate and slow introduction to the bit and bridle first in hand then US. Mark always first showed the horse how to reach out and down with the neck in hand, then he taught them...
by khall
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

MC I do think Tsavo is banned, not just time out. She was given a time out and still was crying foul, Chancelor said bye bye which I took to mean she is banned. I do wonder if she found a horse. I do not miss her picking fights over stupid stuff. Who cares if some use acupuncture/chiro? But she coul...
by khall
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?

Pretty much yeah, I go. I am sole caretaker of the horses and other animals on the farm here and have lost my main barn help this summer. I've been known to be puking sick and still head to the barn or running a fever and be out building stalls etc. When I was a WS at a dressage barn I got so sick w...
by khall
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

I fully agree Tarlo Farm! We are learning more about how the election was tainted and not just by the Russians! But by Trump himself. I do not think Pence is re-electable at all. He is no way has any of the same pull that Trump did (remember Trump lost the popular vote by quite a bit and only won th...
by khall
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

Xan no problem! I do agree the price is high for what she is. Who knows what she would end up like. I don't mind the neck or head too much. But hey I'm not shelling out big $ either for a horse. You have every right to stack the deck in your favor. Funny what you are saying about free jumping. I hav...
by khall
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 7204

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

Xan I know you said no draft crosses and normally I would completely agree with you but I ran across this young mare and man she is a nice one! https://www.facebook.com/183260155034960/videos/207016136900061/?fref=gs&dti=300865666671469&hc_location=group From this FB site: https://www.facebo...
by khall
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

Ponichiwa Tsavo was banned from the board because of her posts re acupuncture. Congrats on your scores with Kiwi! and yeah on Queso:) Nice to have a good minded young horse for sure. I tend to like double break snaffles, sometimes loose ring (my favorite is a KK) and sometimes eggbutt, though for a ...
by khall
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Digestive supplements, outlast, ulcer prevention

I'm using Alfalfa lox by Triple Crown for my mare. Feeding fat and alfalfa I would think would cover you pretty well though you might want to add in an Omega supplement (I like Omega horse shine). I had asked my vet who scoped my mare who has had issues with ulcers and he said alfalfa was one of the...
by khall
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

I don't have to go to FB for a conversation on Trump or the GOP in general. These are people I know (some are extended family:( ) and it just boggles my mind. I've told them I did not like this man before he even ran for President, I despise him now. I do think the chickens will come home to roost a...
by khall
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 39
Views: 999

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

aregard I agree with all of your points and certainly Trump A) should have never been elected president for so many reasons (he has no clue nor does he want to about how government runs) B) Trump never expected to become president (and it looks like he should not have i.e. COLLUSION). How do you fee...
by khall
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1234

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

I agree MC and he can JUMP! I love Quaterback offspring, have been watching them for several years now (2008 I think was the first year I ran across them). In searching for Quaterback stallions this guy popped up. His dressage movement is not quite as good as some I've seen but dang that guy has som...
by khall
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

I have a variety! Only one is clipped though may be looking at clipping Gaila as well, at least a bib or trace. I blanket all but my old girl who hates to be blanketed (will try to bite you) with exception of cold and rain or cold and wind. Then I just tell her she has to deal. Rip is clipped (needs...
by khall
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1234

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

CB that is a lovely ASB. While often their conformation is not what I am usually drawn to, I still love a good ASB and when is correct work that conformation changes!! Xan here you go: What I would consider to be an excellent eventual TB sport horse sire (his gallop was just phenomenal!) While not p...
by khall
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1659

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

MC that is a great photo! If you were like me (I evented through training and schooled Prelim) coming up to a drop jump I had a mantra: sit back and let the reins slip!
by khall
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 43
Views: 837

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

We apparently don't need a trail cam, our bobcats showed up, at least their kittens did 11/18 in our back yard during the day. We had seen momma or daddy this time last year in the back yard, some workers got video of him/her. Broad daylight, apparently unconcerned about the humans that were working...
by khall
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Stunning! Glad it's you and not me though:)
by khall
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1234

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

I like All At Once with the exception the neck is a bit too long and light for my taste especially in a stallion. I also like Glamourdale with the exception of his front pasterns which I agree look too upright but not horribly so. Love his neck. The others are either way too upright or way too light...
by khall
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Chess Pie

Rockabilly LOL! That's because it IS a southern thing! Sweet is what it is all about. Remember we are the land of sweet tea:)
by khall
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Chess Pie

Mountaineer it was not Rockabilly but me that mentioned chess pie. It is very much a southern desert that I have eaten since my childhood. I used the recipe that my mother handed down to me which includes vinegar and lots of sugar with a few eggs. I have never seen one in the south that included any...
by khall
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

I have been breeding off and on since '89, mostly WBs but a few that were not. My TB mare I raised 5 out of her, 3 full siblings. Kept the first born (she is buried here on the farm) sold the next two. She and the colt who was sold at 5 months old were the most similar. I lost track of him. Full sis...
by khall
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone here from Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Anyone here from Florida?

I'm about a 3 hour trip from N Florida, being in middle Georgia. PM me if you want someone to take a gander.
by khall
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 55
Views: 1305

Re: I hate colic

Goldhorse glad your guy has come out of it. MC hope your guy perks back up soon. I know how draining it can be worrying about our friends. Some information to share: My mare Anna (Joplin's dam) coliced while I was at a show in October 2016. Barn help caught it early and we gave oral ban amine and I ...
by khall
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8455

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

I'm so lucky to have great professionals that do the work on my horses. My farrier in the summer is here every 5 weeks to keep my horses shod in a timely manner and every 6 weeks during the winter when their growth slows down. He is fanatical about keeping them in proper alignment. He is also marrie...

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