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    Sugar- super excited for you and your crew!! Three tests in two days because results are slow as molasses and if I don’t have proof of a negative, I get tested every facility I go in. Only one building has the bad to the grey matter (it feels like it anyway) test- I had that one and a shallow one yesterday.

    Outlaw is doing well- super feisty and so nosy. He keeps curling his lip to see if I have snacks when I pet him, then he settles and I can get all the itchy spots.


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      Thanks PF! The biggest thing I'm overthinking is turnout, I had posted elsewhere about night turnout, but I'm still torn on night versus day. I get paranoid thinking about one of them getting hurt and me not knowing until morning, but I also love the idea of them having far more time out than on day turnout! They're miserable if they're out past 11 at my current barn, but the pastures have no shade, so the horses just roast in the sun. My pasture has shade trees they can stand under, or they can go into the woods and really get out of the sun, so I'm not sure if they'd mind being out all day long or not. I guess I'll find out soon enough!

      I didn't even think about the rocks on your property. I'm sure its beautiful, but yeah, probably makes things like putting in fencing or clearing trails a challenge! As for the EPM meds, my sister in laws horse is having a hard time with EPM, she had tried the cheaper meds first (now I can't think of the name) but he's doing much better on Protazil, although it isn't cheap. He's also older, I think around 20, I can ask her what all she's tried if you'd like, I know she's been dealing with it for over a year now.

      Suzie - You did such a great job with Ace, I'm sure she is really excited to be bringing him home!

      Lucky - Ahh, I get it now. What a pain (pun intended!) I've heard from other people that they it's a really unpleasant test!

      Barn tour to come in following post! Not shown is the tack room, it's the one room I haven't gotten around to organizing yet and looks like a bomb went off lol! So, it's feed room, 3 stalls (one is a foaling stall) and a wash stall.

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          Sugar, loving your barn. It's beautiful. Love the pups, too!! Did you concrete the aisle and stalls? I'm trying to figure out what to do in my aisle, stalls. Right now it's still just packed dirt. The aisle have rubber conveyor belt rolls, but that's not a permanent solution. Also, how wise is your wash/tack stall? Is that what I'm seeing? I love seeing other barns! And how many stalls did you put in? Are you still involved with a commercial facility? Sorry so many questions. I'm sure you're super excited to get your ponies home!

          I had Chico on ReBalance. It did seem to help. Yes, I'd love to hear more about any other meds if you feel like asking! I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

          Oh, another thing, you may decide to do night turnout if you have bad horse flies. We do here during the day. The flies drive my ponies nuts after a while. And here in TN, it's a bit too hot to turn them out with fly sheets mid-day. So we try to stick with night turnout.

          ETA...I just now see you mentioned 3 stalls. Gotcha!
          My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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            If they can go out. Put them out. The frog on a horses hoof is for pumping blood back up the legs. That doesn't happen with a stable.

            For the best of both worlds open the gate and let them choose.
            It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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              luckymaverick sorry about all the COVID tests...they certainly sound unpleasant. Yikes.

              ParadoxFarm jingles for Chico. It's definitely tough watching them struggle as they age.

              SuzieQNutter good to hear that Ace is heading home and that he and his person have made a lot of progress with your help.

              SugarCubes your barn is lovely! I like those big, open, airy stalls. Your pasture sounds nice too. I wish the pastures where I board had trees. They've got nice loafing sheds, but the horses rarely use them...only to escape bugs and rain. The rest of the time they bake in the sun.


              So, it's 4:00 am and I've been up since a thunderstorm at about 2:30. Can't get back to sleep...so thought I'd check COTH! Not much happening with Milton. He's trying to sweat, and at least is sweating around his ears and face and gets somewhat damp on his neck and chest. We had a couple of days reprieve from the outrageous heat, but it was back up yesterday with the heat index reaching 106 yesterday. The heat itself isn't the problem, it's the god awful humidity that makes it absolutely unbearable. Milton's breathing issues (as yet, undiagnosed...looks like I may have to address it at some point...didn't worry about it when he was a pasture ornament with free access to a shady stall with a fan at my old place) are exacerbated when it's really humid. Especially when he can't sweat enough to efficiently cool himself off. Still, I've managed to get out there a couple of times a day to hose him off in the most brutal parts of the day.

              The best news is that his feet are feeling better. He was really ouchy for several days, but yesterday showed definite improvement. I skipped the chiro appointment this time because his feet were so tender that just standing in the barn aisle was making him miserable. I didn't feel like he'd have a good session if he was all tensed up due to sore feet. Thankfully he walked into the barn much more sound yesterday and just seems more comfortable overall. His left hind fetlock has been swollen since Monday (farrier actually noticed it before me) and he was kind of gimpy on that too, so I gave him bute for a few days for that and his feet. Yesterday was the first day he didn't need bute, so that's progress. I'm anxious to get on him again and see how he goes with his new feet. I might try this weekend, though it's supposed to be brutally hot, and I don't want to rush into it if he's at all sore still. Then Monday and Tuesday we've got a hurricane we're watching, plus I have to go into work at least one of those days (if the hurricane doesn't hit).

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                In california here (bay area), we all wear masks when going into stores. I have a mask with me when i am running outside, only put it on when i come across people. Suzie, not sure what you are reading, but do not believe when someone said masks are dangerous. Just imagine if you go to surgery, the surgeon said "nope, not gonna wear a mask".

                Sugar: I'm super jealous of your gorgeous barn! You have some great taste! And the puppies in the stall melts my heart!!

                PF: Jingles to chico!! Hope he is doing better?

                RnC: Good that his feet are better!! Good idea on skipping chiro till hes not as sore. Let us know if you do get to hop on him!

                We have a new. lesson horse at the barn! He is a 17H TB, plain brown, but oh so cute!! One of the more advanced rider was riding him in lesson, and he seems a little anxious, but its his first day here, so expected.

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                  Faye it is not the masks that is dangerous, it is the way they are used.

                  like the woman eating a hamburger with a mask around her neck.

                  The lady who wears a mask then takes it down to talk to a cashier. They are touching the mask when you are better off not touching your face.

                  The mask may stop someone with Corona giving it to others. If you get corona virus on the outside of the mask and then touch it and then your face it will not stop you getting it.

                  There are now hand sanitizers stations at almost every shop. Ones where you can put your hand under it and it automatically dispenses. Where it has missed the hands it goes on a metal tray. That metal tray has been eaten through by the Sanitizer on a lot of them.

                  It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                    Rhythm/Sugar- the COVID tests are not the most fun- all but the bad one are just slightly bothersome, it’s more the principle of “having stuff shoved up your nose” more than once a week.

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                      Suzie: Got you. Well, we are not all borned with skills to wear a mask. Education definitely is needed. There are people that argue, wear masks make people touch their face, there are others that the masks makes me conscious about NOT touching my face.
                      when you're eating, you gotta take the masks off, mask does not mean it overrides social distancing or handwashing. It does help to prevent the transmission, of course it is not 100%, but it helps, even a little.


                      Lucky: How often do you have to test again? Do you feel safe working there? I wish they have the saliva test. Nose swabs are awful!


                      Lesson today was absolutely fantastic. I always want to throw up when my trainer is setting the course. The jumps looks extra high and the oxers looks super wide, once i'm on course, it was all funsies I give the credit to my fantastic baby mare that is so honest and will jump anything, athletic enough to get us over no matter the spot. My trainer loves to play with our track, so that is something I really need to focus on. I tend to la la la, then shoot, i next jump is here, need to turn NOW, bless the mares heart, packs me around like a champ!

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                        LOL FAYE. I remember the first time I walked the cross country course at Park Ridge Pony Club. It was so scary I was in tears. Silvertone made it so easy.

                        Stars was not himself yesterday. He was gone each time I came out of the tack shed to groom and tack and that was with a halter on and the lead rope dropped.

                        He totally ignored me to start with with the reins wrapped twice around his neck and we walk together around the paddock with the arena when I don't lunge first.

                        Half way around he came back to me. I think he was actually looking for Ace. Dufus did you not see him leave in the float and it came back empty!

                        After that he was fine. I hopped on, straight into trot and we had a canter both ways. 5 minutes. Not one no. I brought him forward to walk and did a bit of shoulder in. It was getting late as I had to work, so I hopped off to put his winter rug on.

                        2 weeks ago with trying to walk to warm him up that was impossible and so not working.

                        Trotting straight away and staying in it seems to be working. YAY.
                        It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                          Faye- in a typical week, I test on Tuesday since that’s closest to the house and I pick up weekends there a lot. I feel safe as anywhere I guess- safer at work than out and about that’s for sure. We have surgical masks and some places have the shields for us PRN folks. I’m just careful and gown up for every patient coming from the hospital since those are the ones in the 10-14 day quarantine. I’m scared when we open back to the public- we’ve been so careful and every building has had cases, even in the lockdown of no visitors. On a happier note- so glad your lesson went well and I’m glad your trainer is working on the hard/fun stuff. Did you ride Elsa or the new guy?

                          I had fun at my lesson, too. We got to ride with E. She was on Buddy who will be her full show horse for all the rated classes leaving Pony demoted to the Academy local scene with me. Buddy is more work than Pony, so for once I got to be the good kid in class instead of the problem to be fixed. Had some really good collected trot work, only twinged my neck a little and I toughed it out. Got to love on the baby- his barn name is Arness, so I stick to Outlaw 😀

                          I think I’m finally getting riding fit- I didn’t take any extra breaks and when I did my workout afterwards, I didn’t fall over doing single leg dead lifts and only lost balance once during the other exercises.

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                            PF - Thank you, I’m really happy with how it turned out The barn was already somewhat finished when we bought the place, insulated, concrete floors, electric and plumbing installed. So really all we had to do was put in stall kits! I do love how easy the concrete is to keep clean, but I wish it had a broom finish, it’s slick which required a ton of mats to make safe! We have 3 stalls, but one can be split. The wash rack is 8x10 which I was worried would be a little narrow but even Lucca who is almost 17hh has no trouble turning around in it.

                            Rhythm - Great news about Miltons feet, and glad to hear he’s starting to sweat a bit more. Crossing my fingers some cooler weather comes your way!

                            Faye - Thanks so much, I’m so happy having them home again!! St Louis, and particularly where I am, has had a massive surge in cases and we now have a mandatory mask order and bars and restaurants must close at 10pm and operate at 25% capacity. More local horse shows just has to cancel. Frustrating! So awesome you’re having so much fun on the baby mare! Is she a jumper?

                            Lucky - That baby is too cute! I have foal fever right now!! Sounds like a great lesson and hooray for improved fitness! For me, seeing the difference it makes in my riding is all it takes to keep me motivated with working out!

                            Suzie - I think it’s such a confidence boost when a jump looks super scary but then your horse jumps it like it was nothing. Always reminds me how athletic they are!

                            Speaking of athletic, I had a wild lesson on Lucca Saturday! As quiet as she is, she can be reactive when she’s fresh and without turnout (one reason I’m thrilled she’s home - turnout EVERY day!) so we’re working on more jumpery courses and I’m cantering and someone walks by the back door of the indoor and she rears first then the hind end came up and then all four feet were off the ground. No clue how I stuck it but my trainer said all four hooves were higher than her head and she looked like one of the Lipizzaner stallions LOL! The fun part was she did it two more times.... actually was a really fun lesson though, apparently I like her a little spicy haha!

                            My two have settled in nicely, I have another horse coming today!




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                              Sugar, I sometimes think a smaller tackup area is beneficial. Less room to wiggle around. Anyway, you have a very nice barn. Is the third horse going to be a boarder? Or did you get another? And WOW with sticking with Lucca! I'm sure I would flown off.

                              lucky, glad you had a good lesson! And kudos to you for getting more fit. It's a challenge for us all!

                              Suzie, glad Stars ended with a good ride.

                              Faye, glad you had a good lesson, too! I love this comment, "it was all funsies".

                              RNC, glad Milton's feet are feeling better. It does take a little time. And I hope his inability to sweat lightens soon. It's cooler here this week. And by cool I mean upper 80ºs as opposed to 90ºs! I'm going to enjoy it till it gets hot again.

                              *****

                              Well, the dressage show tests results are in. In Training Level Test 1, I got first place, with a 68.077% (yay!). And in Training Test 2 I got a second place with a score of 67.414%. Thrilled with those results. I await the score sheet with the judge's comments. Next show is in September.
                              My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                                Woohoo!!! That's awesome, PF, congrats!! Could you see the improvement between the last tests and these more recent ones? I think it's just such a great tool to have these virtual shows, I love that you get real feedback and I think it really holds riders accountable and motivated to continue to progress in their riding!

                                Third horse is a boarder, she actually belongs to my trainer but had a suspensory injury this past year so she's planning to breed her next spring. Hoping to get a couple of pasture boarders and some sales horses in in the next few months, but we're still having some work done on the property to prepare for that!


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                                  Sugar: Oh my!! That comes with the package of an athletic horse! But all four higher than the head is a bit scary! Glad you have velcro seats! Mare is only 4 so no show mileage whatsoever, i feel like she can be both hunter/jumper, she's very steady. I asked my trainer last week if we could practice some hunter courses, and she was like, ummmm no, i don't do hunters :P. we tend to practice a ton of tight tracks, different approaches, she got me from mortified of approaching at an angle to be fairly comfortable. What really helps of course, is the willing, brave mare. Her name is a little scary though for a TB, (Smokin Hot), she is not at all HOT, not sure why the name!

                                  PF: WOOHOO!!! First place!! Celebratory indeed!! And second place too! Looking forward to hear the comments!

                                  Lucky: Any news of when they will open to public? That would be terrifying. Also with schools about to open in many places, with kids being the vector, i can't even imagine. I haven't been riding Elsa for awhile, i've been riding another 4 year old that was started by my trainer last year, Elsa is a paint, and this mare is a bay TB with socks. So fun!

                                  I can't believe its Monday already~

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                                    HAHAHA I called it PF. You won and that was also the reason that I said you do not look to show under different judges. It is much more successful to win under the same judge so you know you have improved.

                                    Faye over here Smokin hot means, really sexy. Pepper I used to compete as Hot Pepper.

                                    Sugar every time you post about Lucca it is the same as Stars. That is what I meant when I said that Stars doesn't just buck, but he jumps and then bucks. Maybe I should have said he leaps and then bucks while in the air.

                                    So if Lucca is like Stars conformationally as well as mentally and is doing that because of the same conformation, I have had 2 instructors who have said he can take the weight behind and will be able to take me up the levels.

                                    He did it with his former owner at a cross country day.

                                    He did it one day going up the second side of a dip. OMG the immense power. I guess that is what it is like to sit on a capriole. Like you I did not get unseated and because it was quite steep, he only ended up a couple of inches from where he took off. How far forward did Lucca land?

                                    I can tell you when I got to the 2nd dip I hopped off and led him home! Going through the dip we go through going the other way. I walk up and keep hold of the reins! Touchwood he hasn't done it again. Before doing it that last time when I mounted down there he was shaking. Whether from fear or overexcited, I won't do that again either!

                                    So on the basis of them being very similar. What did you have injected into her back? How much? Where injected? Improvements? How long does it last? How much did it cost, etc, etc etc.

                                    I won't be able to ride today, at this point maybe this week. Things to do instead. I have to go and clean up what the Tenant left behind in the house I sold, so that might be more than one day. They said they want all gates, steel, tyres gone.

                                    To me gates I can bring back here, tyres can be turned into jumps, steel if hubby doesn't want it they give you money for scrap steel.

                                    Friday they are predicting a lot of rain so that will probably be Friday, Saturday, Sunday with no riding.
                                    It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                                      Sugar- that sounds like some seriously tight eq to sit Lucca. I would have been a lawn dart for sure.

                                      Faye- no clue when any of my buildings will open- some have active cases caught in house and some are taking actives from the hospital. Now your IG pics make sense- Smokin Hot is super cute.

                                      PF- congrats on your tests. You guys have such a fun partnership to watch

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                                        Suzie: That's what it means here too, but for a TB, it can also means that the horse has no brakes ?? LOL like Rocket Launcher, or some other funny names!

                                        Lucky: stay safe!! Being in the front line is so difficult! Yes! I hope people don't think that i'm calling myself smokinhot!!

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                                          Suzie - Yes!! Sounds like Stars has the same move as Lucca! I've seen her do it a few times on the lunge line and thought to myself, I hope you never do that when I'm on your back! Like Stars, she landed pretty much where she left the ground! She's not a spooky horse whatsoever, so at least I know what her go to move is when she is feeling fresh and now I know I can ride it out! As for the injections, she has issues with her coffin joint, so that's what was injected. I have a new farrier coming to do some corrective shoeing on her this week which should help too.

                                          Faye - I actually think that name is super cute! There are so many bad TB names - remember my old gelding, Cyber Bully?! YUCK!! Smokin Hot kind of sounds like a QH name too! She sounds like she's going to be a cool horse, you have to love that how mature those young TBs are compared to the warmbloods.

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