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  1. Thanks Mike, love it!

    Thanks Mike, love it!
  2. porpoising?

    I read with interest the list of "ugly" behaviors by meupatdoes, but was wondering what porpoising is? And wondered if I might add spooking to the list. When I first started asking for more contact...
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    I am also chiming in to share - I had one of the...

    I am also chiming in to share - I had one of the original ansurs, and liked it, but my mare is so broad that I needed something with more of a twist feel. I bought an ansur excel and couldn't be...
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    Thanks to all for the replies, we are pursuing...

    Thanks to all for the replies, we are pursuing the reflocking. I've never done this before, so, is there anything I should be aware of when I talk to the saddle pro? This saddle does NOT need to...
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    flair panels?

    Here's the story:

    I scored a very inexpensive older County Competitor saddle today from a Craigslist listing. It had tubes coming from both panels (which were very flat) and the tubes were...
  6. Just an update, if anyone is still following this...

    Just an update, if anyone is still following this thread...

    Had my trainer out, and we used one of those lungeing attachments (you know, the v shaped thingy that attaches to both bit rings). No...
  7. Ok, can I bring y'all home with me to help with...

    Ok, can I bring y'all home with me to help with my mare?!

    ideayoda - Trying to get the lateral flexibility - not longitudinal flexion - and relaxation in the jaw. She gets tense and does a LOT...
  8. Thanks for some very thoughtful responses....

    Thanks for some very thoughtful responses.
    Yesterday, after the running away incidents, I rode her for about 1/2 hour w/ no problems FWIW.

    I lunge her with the line over her poll snapped to the...
  9. Help! My horse has learned how to get away from me while lungeing!

    Yes, my draft x mare has finally learned that if she wants to quit, she can.

    Here's the story - we recently moved her to my daughter's farm, no arena, no round pen, but a nice flat paddock of...
  10. abv1269: There are many more of us out there...

    abv1269:

    There are many more of us out there than you know. Try a search for si joint pain!

    I recently had another joint injection, and things have calmed down a bit. The steroid joint...
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    newt - I don't know how old you are, but when I...

    newt - I don't know how old you are, but when I was starting the perimenopause roller coaster, I had some episodes like that. Most notably a family reunion where I was staying with my sister on Long...
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    cabbage?

    Cabbage, whoda thunk it!

    Caballo, just read your reply, very interesting - I was wondering if you have used this on ulcery horses with success.
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    I wish I could have videotaped it! She hasn't...

    I wish I could have videotaped it!

    She hasn't been doing it now for a few days (yeah!), so I don't know if I could. I will do my best to describe:

    Eating hay out of a net in stall, she...
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    Well, I read everything I could find about...

    Well, I read everything I could find about shivers, and I don't see anything like that in my mare. No problem backing, no lifting hinds w/ trembling, no problems with farrier. I'm not ruling it out...
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    Thanks guys, I'm taking her off the ration...

    Thanks guys,

    I'm taking her off the ration balancer.

    Does epsm present symptoms like this? I thought it was more of a tying up - refusal to move kinda thing.

    She has had ulcers in the...
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    involuntary kicking?

    I thought I would invoke the wisdom of COTH here...

    My 13 yo draft cross mare has had some strange episodes lately, as if kicking at imaginary flies. It happens mostly in her hinds, but sometimes...
  17. Yes, I am currently doing PT for an SI joint...

    Yes, I am currently doing PT for an SI joint problem. I think the general consensus is to strengthen the muscles, ligaments around the joint.

    These are what seem to help me:

    1) Lying on your...
  18. whicker, thanks for the inspiration! I will let...

    whicker, thanks for the inspiration! I will let you know if I pursue this therapy.

    Monsrpony, I also ride a draft x, hmm, could that be part of the problem? She is wide, but I am pretty long...
  19. Thanks Silanac & Whicker! Silanac, I've been...

    Thanks Silanac & Whicker!

    Silanac, I've been thinking about PT again, and actually will begin this afternoon. I have done PT in the past, and have continued on my own, but this latest episode...
  20. Well, now I guess I have a reason to whine if...

    Well, now I guess I have a reason to whine if there really are no success stories out there..
  21. si joint disfunction, otherwise known as a pain in the a$$

    Hi everyone,

    I am in desperate need of some success stories from riders who have or are dealing with sacroiliac joint disfuntion or sacroiliitis. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever ride...
  22. Hey, I don't want to get into a whole treeless...

    Hey,
    I don't want to get into a whole treeless vs. treed conversation, but this is what I was going through about 5 years ago when I got my draft x. She went so much better bareback! So I invested...
  23. I have had several (as in 8-9 injections over the...

    I have had several (as in 8-9 injections over the past 6 years or so), and was never given the option of sedation. Some of the shots were, like, nothing but a pinch, but a couple of them were...
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    The trailers made me cry more than the movie did....

    The trailers made me cry more than the movie did. The realism of the battles and war scenes were in very real contrast to the unrealistic training parts at the beginning. But I loved the movie, it...
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    Finnegan's - Thanks for the helpful info. After...

    Finnegan's -
    Thanks for the helpful info. After a week and a half on the doxy, I am beginning to feel better - got my first good night's sleep last night. Only woke up once!
    As per your advice,...
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