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  • Paradox - I'm super excited for you!! It sounds like you'll have a lot of fun once his feet get healed up, and at least you can get to know him until then. He looks very sweet, and is lucky to be with you!

    Lucky - Glad you had a good lesson, and that Pony is on the mend.

    Not much news with me, I was gone this weekend so Cupid had a few days off, and today was annoyed for a moment when I asked him to work lol, but he got over it pretty quick and we had a good ride (walk/trot only because I didn't have much time)
    http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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    • Thanks, TC! He has been super so far even though he's probably not the most comfortable with his feet. But he'll get there. The boots seem to help. We turned him out this morning and he cantered away, no problems. I took the boots off when we put him back in his stall. Glad you had a nice ride (after a tiny "moment".)

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      • PF, I am so excited about Dante! He has a lovely face. Please share more pics when you have some. Hope he continues to recover fast. Can't wait to hear more. Love the name, too.
        Last edited by Dewey; Sep. 17, 2019, 12:20 PM. Reason: typo correction
        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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        • PF- I'm glad Dante is letting you doctor him up, he seems like a real sweetheart. How old is he?

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          • Thanks, Dewey. I'm pretty excited, too. I would love to post the pics my trainer sent, but probably not wise to do, since I don't have permission. If anyone wants to see, just PM me and I will do it that way.

            lucky, he is 17, so not young. I will just be postponing my youngster for a few years. I am not sure how these oldsters end up here, haha. Chico was older, Katie was older, now Dante. But I love them.

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            • I meant you could take your own pictures. I totally understand your not wanting to share your trainer's.
              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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              • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                I meant you could take your own pictures. I totally understand your not wanting to share your trainer's.
                I know. I just WISH I could share the others, haha. I will get more soon.

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                • Update. Had the vet, a podiatry specialist, come out to look at D since his feet are still sore. Got x-rays. Nothing major, but vet wants him in padded boots for 30 days and put him on Equiox for 30. The twisted shoe and clip was part of the problem, causing inflammation, pedal osteitis. And also the shoes were on too long which caused the toe to grow which then caused the p3 to push too hard on his thin soles. So both feet were very sore. Turnout in the round pen only. So our debut will have to wait! Hopefully shoes after his recheck. Whew. He is a good patient, though. He needed us, so I'm happy to be able to take care of the boy. He's really a sweet horse.

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                  • PF - That is so exciting about Dante, congrats! Hopefully the podiatry specialist's regimen will do the trick

                    Lucky - How's Pony? Still on antibiotics, or fully mended?

                    Eq - I hate riding in the heat, too. It's so unpleasant. In the summer I try to ride before work (on by 7:00 AM) when it's still relatively cool. I'm looking forward to fall but our last winter was *really* wet, so I still have some PTSD. Our indoor is pretty small, so it's no fun being stuck in it for months at a time.

                    Trot - Hope Milo feels better soon! Lol @ "FORD." We almost adopted one of those a few months back, but my mother (who dogsits for us) vetoed it. So in the future, she'll get a very naughty rhodesian ridgeback puppy instead.

                    Cupid - Planning any shows in the fall? You should come to some out here!

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                    I finally found a half-leaser, hooray! She started this week. She had a horse in training at our barn for years but it was a sensitive and quirky mare, and as far as I know, she never actually rode her. The mare died last year from colic complications, and I guess she was finally ready to start riding again, but needed a confidence builder. My horse seems to be a good fit, so I'm praying it works out!

                    My horse got adjusted by the chiropractor yesterday, so today he had an easy day w/ handwalking and carrot stretches. I also turned him out in our round pen and he was running, bucking, and having a grand old time. He definitely gets a little sassier when the weather cools down, and it really fills my heart to see him play like a young horse again!
                    Last edited by MustangTwist; Sep. 18, 2019, 04:17 PM.

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                    • Mustang, great on the half leaser! That will certainly help. Hope they are a great match. I think we all get sassier when the weather cools down, haha.

                      Did you mean me when you asked about showing? I see PF up there twice. BUT I will answer either way. My goal has always been (in the last few years, anyway) to do the TB TIP Championship show in Lexington. This is the one I just went to to spectate (and try horses) the other week. So I actually made reservations at the KHP campground for next year's show. The spots fill up fast, so I wanted to get in now. And I'm all set. I have reservations for bringing my trailer next year. So now I have to get the horses ready to go! That's my goad. I will take one horse, or both horses (not Chico..he's not a TB) to the show. I will also have to do a few local shows that have TB classes as well to qualify. So it's been a while since I've shown, and I'm looking forward to getting ready for a new season!

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                      • PF - No, I meant Cupid good catch! I've edited it, but love hearing about your showing plans, too! Is the TB TIP championship a H/J show? What kind of classes do they have? Sounds exciting!

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                        • Mustang, it's an EVERYTHING show. Lots of fun. Here is more information. http://www.horseadoption.com/kentuck...oughbred-show/ But they have h/j, dressage, trail, western dressage, pleasure, I think western pleasure, too. Fun to these those TBs in western tack. No eventing because they do the eventing championships the weekend before. But just about everything else.

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                          • Mustang- thanks for asking about Pony. She's still on oral antibiotics, done with IVs. She's well enough to do light classes with E this weekend at the show and to do the Exhibition with me and whoever else the next weekend.

                            PF- That's super exciting about the TIP show. What does it take to qualify? Will any TB classes do, like the ones at Brownland?

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                            • From what I've read, lucky, yes, the TB divisions at Brownland would let you qualify. So it should be fun. Now I just have to get D sound and ready to work. I like to have a goal, and I feel like I may actually be able to achieve this one this time. haha. I've had a string of bad luck lately. Send me some of your lucky luck. Glad Pony is on the mend.

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                              • Mustang - We have several things coming up more local to me, so no current plans to go up that way but I'll let you know. And now that it's cooling down maybe we can plan that trail ride

                                Paradox - Yes please do come out here, lol!! How great that you have a podiatry specialist, that must have been pretty interesting. At my vet's recommendation (after xrays) we recently put pads on Cupid's front feet and he's been going better than ever since. (The whole correlation/causation thing, but I'm not going to mess with it now!) I hope you have better luck keeping boots on than I seem to!

                                After feeling a bit stuck most of the summer, Cupid and I are making real progress! I'm finally starting to be more consistent in my contact so he's a whole lot rounder, and we're working hard to take it to the next level (literally and figuratively!)

                                I jumped him for the first time in months this morning, and he was super! We started with a caveletti to warm up, and ended up with a little course. Nothing more than about 18', verticals and one little oxer but aside from one chip we met each fence pretty well in stride. All that dressage work paying off
                                http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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                                • Warning: Proud mom moment! DD showed at the Devon Fall Classic this weekend. This is her winning from Sunday. Her fourth place on Friday combined with this made her champion also!
                                   

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                                  • What a great round! You have every right to be proud of her, Austen! I'm proud as well (I feel like a COTH aunt, haha.) Congrats to her for all her hard work. Was that you clucking to her at one point? When I watch someone I know in the ring, I tend to jump for them, haha. You know those silly-looking folks at the in-gate who hike a leg over every jump? That's me!

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                                    • TC, I'm glad the pads are helping. I wonder if the new guy (I guess I'll just be posting him as D for Dante) may need them as well. We'll see. He is still VERY sore and I really feel bad for him. But he's on the Equioxx, and hopefully that will help. Wonder if there are any natural anti-inflammatories I can add to his diet. Hmmm.. Oh, and congrats on a good jumping school! Woohoo!

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                                      • Lost, that was great. Give her a big pat on the back from me!
                                        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                                        • PF - I use MSM for anti-inflammatory, which my vet recommended when I first got Cupid. He's been on it since, I don't know if it helps but it's inexpensive and I figure can't hurt!
                                          http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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