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  • Thank you, nycjumper. I appreciate your words. I will gladly say "hi" to you at the next show in Aiken (in October). Why don't you send me a PM.
    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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    • Allie- love the pics. you guys are a cute pair.

      Nyc- welcome!

      PF- I'm glad D is continuing to do well, jingles for a good vet/hoof report. I'll take all the vibes you can send- I'm going to check out TN Tack, Dover and French's on Friday just to see what's there and maybe try on some things at Dover that aren't Ariat to know what works or not.

      TC- I appreciate the advice about the cobbler. Fab and I talked about doing just that. As crazy as it sounds, I just don't trust the boots not to "misbehave" again, even with work done.

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      • I am in the middle of taking a long break from riding while I get my finances together (well I'm like a month in to my long break so who knows how long it'll actually last) and reading this thread has weirdly made me feel a lot better about all of it, just knowing that I can always go back later! I miss horses a lot but really want to wait to get back into it until I can have a better situation going for myself. I should start a "riders on a financial break" support group thread I guess...

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        • Welcome, katherineyyyy. You are welcome here, without or without riding.

          lucky, TN Tack Exchange always has a ton of boots. You never know what you'll find. Look in the back of the store as well, where the half off stuff is. Good luck.

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          • katherine- You are always welcome here!

            PF- half off? Had no idea, now I can't wait. I messaged them on FB and they said there are tons of boots. I get to go pick up paychecks in my breeches/boot socks on the way there. The pics you have on IG of the St. Jude event, is that DN?

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            • lucky, yep, that's DN. Shopping at TTE is hit or miss. I always fine SOMETHING there I want, though. Just might not always be what I went there to shop for.

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              • PF- aww, tell DN I said hi. I figure all three are hit or miss shopping wise.

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                • PF I am so sorry to hear about Max. Run free Little One.

                  Allie We just went and saw the Australian movie(I presume), Ride like a Girl. It is about the, so far, only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. A horse race in Australia.

                  A horse somersaulted after the winning post. It walked away, she did not. She was left in a coma. In rehab afterwards she could not lift her hand or spell her name. She was told by doctors that she could never hit her head again as that would be it. She had to protect it.

                  This lead to a confrontation with her 9 siblings that she still wanted to be a jockey and they said no way. Her father said no one would change her mind.

                  The next scene is so much time later and just a list of how many broken bones, etc since that day.

                  Doctors only have an opinion. It doesn't mean that it is 100% correct.

                  When I arrived home on Tuesday Stars was lying down. He wanted to eat but her was pawing, lifting his top lip and lay down by his feed bin. Of course by the time the vet had arrived he had licked his feed bin clean, started looking for hay and was fiddling with the 2 empty feed bags I put out to show the Vet what we feed. f

                  The vet said he is so happy to see a horse looking like that when they are called out to a colic. He said he was fairly good but a bit tight on the offside flank so he gave him 2 injections. One will wear off in 2.5 hours and one in 4.5 hours.


                  Don't feed him and only give him on handful of chaff and barley in the morning.

                  I did that and he was fine and hungry in the morning so I called back to see what to do next. They said I could give him one handful every hour until I left at midday. Of course I wouldn't go if he didn't look good and then hubby could give him a half feed that night and back to normal the next morning.

                  He was fine when I left and no phone call from hubby, so I am hoping that no news is good news.

                  The vet said it was good for him to empty out and have nothing in his stomach. I don't know if he meant good for a sick horse. It is the opposite of what I have been taught with little and often and peristalsis.
                  It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                  • Suzie- I'm glad Stars problem resolved itself quickly.

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                    • ^^^And Max is Austen's pup, not mine.

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                      Nothing much going on here. We are having some electrical work done in the barn finally. My DH has been working on it for years. And he CAN do it, but it takes so long when you have other work to do and other projects. So I finally convinced him to hire someone to help. Yay! So they're here now. Will be nice to not have to have extensions cards to the house, haha.

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                      • PF- sounds quite productive. I hope the workers don't melt in this heat!!

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                        • Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                          Thank you, nycjumper. I appreciate your words. I will gladly say "hi" to you at the next show in Aiken (in October). Why don't you send me a PM.
                          We're Rancho Pampa - my husband was riding High Street and our homebred Classic Gold in that Derby. We usually have some in the greens, a few performance hunters and a jumper in the 1.20s I'm the frazzled looking blonde you will find taping and grooming and setting jumps and running from ring to ring...LOL

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                          • NYC- sounds like you have your hands full at horse Shows! We do love pictures- I,for one, love to live vicariously as horse ownership is not feasible any more.

                            I went to three stores boot shopping. One didn’t give me the time of day and I had to get on my tiptoes to even see sizes. The next one was super helpful but didn’t have the height I needed. Finally at Dover I hit the jackpot. Found great boots for the local shows we do.

                            Here’s the weird part- according to the size chart, they are the exact measurements of the pull ons I’m trying to sell!

                            Ariat Heritage II is what worked- 14/17 full short with a heel lift. I was going to look at other brands with similar measurements if they exist. Any thoughts on Ariats or similar brands that won’t break the bank? I know most Ariat threads complain about the zippers, which is the only thing I’m nervous about in general. I don’t trust zippers but after last Saturday, I don’t trust the pull one either!!

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                            • Hey Re Riders

                              Popping by to say hello and try to read and get caught up. I am still recovering from my horrible back condition-- it is getting slowly better. I rode PH after several days of not-- he was a gem (although he was grouchy when I went to catch him... I was like SERIOUSLY??!!!! You have had DAYS and DAYS off. I told him he should at least fake some gratitude and pretend to be glad to see me...). But when I got on, his mood seemed to improve, and he went around very seriously, concentrating very hard, and using his WERK ETHIKS. Chiropractor did not want me riding yet-- well, I made 10 days so... shrug... that is pretty good for us horse folks! I did notice he seemed a lot more supple on his stiff side-- which means that all the time off is not hurting a thing, AND I was probably a great part of the equation of stiffness to that side.

                              Suzie-- I hope Stars is continuing to recover. How scary!
                              A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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                              • Pictures you say?! I always have those!

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                                • nyc- all I can say is WOW you have some beautiful horses. Love the blaze on your homebred. I'm a sucker for a kind, soft eye and yours all have it. I wish you were closer and I could cheer them on in person.

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                                  • Thanks Sun. He doesnt seem to have looked back. He is cranky and I probably should work him, but I am relunctant to do so, I am just hoping the drought will break and we can have some grass.

                                    Hubby just called, someone is talking about not being able to feed and putting some down. He asked which would be put down and she said a 19yo warm blood trained to Prix St George.

                                    It might be just talk at the moment but what we don't really need is 5 horses to feed in this drought. We are virtually out of hay as well.
                                    It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                                    • Nycjumper - Lovely horses!

                                      Lucky - Ariats are my favorite, and I haven't had any problems with zippers. My current pair are also the Heritage, and I've had them almost 3 years now I think. (lol I probably just jinxed myself for my first ever zipper break on them!) Before I had cheaper boots - Dublin and Tuffrider and the zippers broke on all of them, the Tuffriders literally fell apart after about a year.

                                      Paradox - Were you able to figure out D's tattoo?

                                      Things have been going well for Cupid and me, nothing really of note to share except we're going to a hunter/eq clinic next week! I've only just started jumping again so hope it goes well!

                                      http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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                                      • Hi, all. Nycjumper, I agree, very nice pics! Thanks for sharing.

                                        lucky, I have all sorts of boots...I tend buy when there are good deals, etc. I like Ariats. Always have. My favorites are the Volants, red stripe and all, haha. I have the Vortex as well, but haven't worn them much. Saving those for showing.

                                        suzy, I would jump at the 19 year old. But I know, it's hard to feed them all.


                                        TC, enjoy the clinic. I would love to do more clinics. Heck, I would love to do more lessons. I am hoping to get some in as soon as D's shoes are on. Update, yes, I did find out more. I found out that my already old horse is two years older than I thought. But it's okay. We'll just see how it goes. But I did a lot of research, and finally found out he's actually from Canada! He was born at a breeding farm in Ontario. I contacted the farm and the farm manager responded quickly. He gave me a copy of part of his papers which gave me a few more things to look at, a few neck cowlicks. Yep, they matched, so I've got a match. At least I know who he is now. The manager also said to send them pictures as we progress, which I thought was very cool. He even sent some info on two brood mares that are still in the brood mare band that are related to my boy. I'm going to say this in "human" terms, but one mare's grandmother is a full sibling to D. I thought that was neat. The other is related, too, but not a full sibling in the line. I saw their pictures online. So anyway, that was fun!

                                        As far as D, today is week three. He was supposed to be 30 days. He's so ready for shoes and work. He's been absolutely fine. So I called to make an appointment with the vet, who also does the shoeing. Well, as luck would have it, he's out for two weeks. I'm not waiting that long. My DH said he would shoe him this weekend and we'll hope for the best. We were really just waiting for them to grow out some. He's mostly still in boots for protection, but he's been without for stretches and is fine. DH shoes Jazzy, so he's used to it. He used to shoe Chico for me. So that's where I'm at right now. Maybe this weekend I'll actually be able to do something with D. It's been weird getting a horse and not being able to do anything with him. He has been a well-behaved boy, though.

                                        Hope the rest of you are doing all right!!

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                                        • TC- thanks for the input on the Ariats. I'm really hoping for some good sales around thanksgiving/cyber monday. I felt so sassy when I tried the boots on- as a height challenged/defluffing in progress, that rarely happens

                                          PF- that's cool about your "import". thanks as well for the boot input. Jingles for comfortable feet for your boy- can't wait until you can really see what you've got.

                                          Another funny Granddad anecdote- he now brings his coke bottle (with the Cold Duck wine) with him to bingo. Perhaps it makes the games more fun- he does always enjoy himself.

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