The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Proffie

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    21
    Views
    460

    Because the alternative is terrifying. I was...

    Because the alternative is terrifying.

    I was talking to a lifelong horsey friend once, while we were driving the 45 minutes to the barn after work one evening, and we asked ourselves the...
  2. Replies
    7
    Views
    195

    You could swing by the LA Equestrian Center --...

    You could swing by the LA Equestrian Center -- there's usually something going on, if not a show then at least some trainers to watch work. And they have a tack shop and gift store on the grounds. If...
  3. Replies
    34
    Views
    686

    I had it done in 2008, and had horrible vision; I...

    I had it done in 2008, and had horrible vision; I chose to have them correct it down to 20/40, because it staves off the need to get reading glasses later. So, I see well enough to pass the driving...
  4. My OTTB had a quarter crack that 3 shoers...

    My OTTB had a quarter crack that 3 shoers couldn't get to grow out; would start to grow down and then pop again at the coronet. Fourth shoer took xrays and changed some things, installed a plate to...
  5. Replies
    35
    Views
    2,069

    I agree. My gelding isn't particularly spooky --...

    I agree. My gelding isn't particularly spooky -- we do trails a lot in good weather, and ride in both the indoor and outdoor with no issues. But every winter, around this time, after being stuck in...
  6. I think of it as more like the camera is in your...

    I think of it as more like the camera is in your "workplace..." Like if you worked retail and there were cameras in the store. If the camera isn't intruding on your "home" space, I don't think there...
  7. Metro Milwaukee area -- $395 for 12x12 matted...

    Metro Milwaukee area -- $395 for 12x12 matted stall, grain 2x day, TWO indoor arenas, PRIVATE trails, huge outdoor arena, wash racks, 10 hours of turnout with round bales in winter and 12-15 on grass...
  8. Can't you talk to your barn owner? Put hind shoes...

    Can't you talk to your barn owner? Put hind shoes on and have him on private turnout, just for a few weeks, to see if there's ANY improvement? If you frame it as a temporary thing, like a horse on...
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    594

    Removing dried pee from winter coat :(

    So I really like my boarding barn -- nice facility and really clean -- but the one drawback is that they only use a thin layer of shavings over the stall mats. My horse LOVES to lay down and sleep....
  10. Try this: Stand on a stair with the ball of your...

    Try this: Stand on a stair with the ball of your foot on the edge, and let your heel drop until you feel a stretch in your calf. Keep your knee straight. Next, gently bend your knee -- the stretching...
  11. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,527

    This. Low ringbone is the "bad" one (like high...

    This. Low ringbone is the "bad" one (like high ringbone is good?). I had a mare with it, and it's so difficult to treat -- all the damage is down inside the hoof, basically. This mare was a pasture...
  12. I NEVER SAID TAILBOARDS WERE INHUMANE!!! For...

    I NEVER SAID TAILBOARDS WERE INHUMANE!!! For God's sake!!

    It's just yet another thing that's done to keep that almighty set tail in "perfect" condition -- like the upside down bucket strapped to...
  13. Without telling you my entire life story, I can...

    Without telling you my entire life story, I can say that you are NOT alone and that I, for one, am questioning my decisions right now as well.

    I think it's entirely normal too... I don't have...
  14. Replies
    6
    Views
    225

    The Creature from the...

    The Creature from the Slightly-Less-Brightly-Lit-Corner-of-the-Indoor-Arena!!
  15. My point is, it's yet another sign that the...

    My point is, it's yet another sign that the horses are not comfortable. And I apologize for not remembering the exact setup. I DO remember thinking how ridiculous it all seemed.
  16. No one has mentioned tail boards... 2x4's nailed...

    No one has mentioned tail boards... 2x4's nailed perpendicular to the stall walls to keep horses from rubbing their set tails against the wall. Yet another way to keep the horse from making itself...
  17. Replies
    14
    Views
    825

    Broken Horn!! In Baldwin Park.

    Broken Horn!! In Baldwin Park.
  18. I grew up riding Saddlebreds and changed...

    I grew up riding Saddlebreds and changed disciplines after becoming disenchanted by the showing aspects. As a kid, I didn't know any better, but as I got older I really had a problem with the cutting...
  19. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,300

    How Long Do You Ride?

    So I absolutely LOVE going to the barn pretty much every night after work. I love decompressing and spending time with my horse. And I enjoy riding him. He's an 11 year old OTTB; he's pretty much...
  20. You're missing the point here... this sport is...

    You're missing the point here... this sport is already viewed by the masses to be elitist and exclusionary. All we're saying is that televising that "hug" sent the wrong message. How many people knew...
  21. I'm not saying it was the truth, it just...

    I'm not saying it was the truth, it just reinforced the perception that was already there. To go back to my tennis analogy, you don't see Roger Federer hugging the line judges after a win.
  22. So my 2 cents... I'm a big fan of show jumping...

    So my 2 cents... I'm a big fan of show jumping and invited a bunch of my fellow boarders to watch it in the barn office last night -- but the vast majority of people who came were western/casual...
  23. Anyone remember Doodlebug? Girl buys neglected...

    Anyone remember Doodlebug? Girl buys neglected pony out from a kill buyer at an auction, nurses it to health, pony turns out to be a trained driving Hackney show pony who was stolen/lost... owners...
  24. I taught for years at a big lesson barn and ran...

    I taught for years at a big lesson barn and ran into this problem all the time. Here's my take:

    Our school horses were used 5-6 days a week. They were ridden by different riders of varying styles...
  25. A few years ago, we got a new schoolie in on...

    A few years ago, we got a new schoolie in on trial and I was the first one to try him. I crosstied him, stepped into the tackroom for 20 seconds, came back to find his completely buckled halter...
Results 1 to 25 of 131
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4