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  • Quietann, I am so sorry about the mystery lameness. One thing that I added to both of my horses feed is an anti-inflamatory supplement. The older one is the reason I started it but my trainer has noticed that the younger OTTB has been more able to handle the lateral movements and collection better on the supplement. I was getting low on it and so I stopped feeding it to the young TB and she complained that he was getting stiff and not as willing, so I mentioned that he had not been on the supplement for the last two weeks. He is back on it and is better. Just a thought, I wanted to cover my bases.

    Hope she gets better, I have heard of several good outcomes with Tildren.

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    • pony4me and quietann -- so , so sorry to hear that your horses are off. Hope both are on the mend and all better soon.

      I am in on the "myfitnesspal.com" thing as well. Might as well, I can't seem to get motivated, so maybe this will do the trick!

      Sounds like everything is going great classyride! Your posts are always so entertaining!

      Going to our first show in almost 9 months this weekend. Given how little work we've done in the last 9 months, we'll just be doing flat classes, and I have fairly low expectations for pinning very well if it all, but it will be fun and help us get back in the swing of things! I'll report back Monday!
      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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      • pony4me, hope you're "pony" is feeling better soon.

        stolenvirtue, what supplement do you use for anti-inflamatory?

        Tarheel, GOOD LUCK! I was supposed to show this weekend, but neither me nor my pony are ready for it. I hope to be soon.
        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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        • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
          Tarheel, GOOD LUCK! I was supposed to show this weekend, but neither me nor my pony are ready for it. I hope to be soon.
          Thanks! We're probably not really ready either, but what the heck. It is going to be a beautiful weekend and we'll have fun no matter what.
          Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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          • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
            stolenvirtue, what supplement do you use for anti-inflamatory?
            I use Smartpak TLC and the Omega 3. They seem to be doing a good job and are not too expensive.

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            • Good luck and have fun Tarheel! Let us know how it goes.

              Hey has anyone heard from Pancakes? I'm dying to know how she and her new horse are doing!

              It's still freezing and snowy and icy up here. If spring doesn't arrive soon I just don't know how I'm going to manage. I've had enough!

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              • Sky and I will be showing this weekend as well--our first away show!
                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
                  Sky and I will be showing this weekend as well--our first away show!
                  YAY! Where are ya'll headed (if it is OK to ask). We'll be at HJ Fox in Conyers.

                  Thanks, HazelG!
                  Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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                  • Sylvania. This is our little local circuit. This is my first visit to this venue--we haven't used it before.

                    Hazel, hang in there!
                    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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                    • A friend of mine suggested today that we go to a jumper show to do the super tiny jumpers in less than 2 weeks. Eep!

                      I can probably do it...I might wet my pants though!
                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                      • Good luck everyone at your shows this weekend!!!

                        I plan on taking my boy on a trail ride this weekend. I have started working with him again ( he has had off since beg of December) So I think a nice ride out with some hill work will be good for both of us.

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                        • Those of you showing and trail riding, enjoy! I hope to get a few good rides in this weekend, too. Just at home, though! Not sure when the next show is that I'll be able to go to. Probably not till May. But it's okay, I need the time to get us both back in shape.
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                          • Thanks for the congrats for my girl! Of course now we are getting snow but I can't wait to get out to the barn!

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                            • Good luck to you too this weekend Dewey. Let us know how it goes.
                              Shows don't start until May up here. And the darn snow had better be gone by then!!!!!!!!!!!

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                              • Well, ClassyRide, you were right: Sky had no problem with the trailer. After I rode her today, I opened the trailer, put a couple of horse cookies in my pocket, and led Miss Sky up the ramp. She was cautious...sniffed everything thoroughly, and then carefully, a step at a time (and with plenty of encouragement and cookie bribery), walked onto the trailer. What a relief! She got plenty of hugs and positive reinforcement from Mom and from the onlookers, so I trust she will walk on again tomorrow afternoon when we go to the showgrounds to show the venue to the horses and school over the jumps. That will be the next huge step for her. Saturday is show day!
                                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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                                • Dewey, that's awesome! Sky was a superstar! Have fun schooling tomorrow and good luck on Saturday.
                                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                  ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                  • Thanks, Paradox! I am very excited but also nervous as I have never taken her anywhere. I have to not transmit my nervousness to her.
                                    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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                                    • Yay Dewey that's a relief that Sky was so good. Trailer loading can be such a stressful thing. Good luck tomorrow and may Sky rock!!

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                                      • I think, Dewey, with you going ahead today and schooling over the fences you will find Saturday MUCH easier and less stressful. And remember, we do this for fun. (Some days I have to remind myself!).
                                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                        • Wow! It sounds like most everyone is progressing in some way. Dewey, that's WONDERFUL that Sky went right on the trailer! YAY!!! I hope your schooling today went phenomenal. Best of luck at your show - I'll be thinking of you!!!

                                          Sorry, I know I'm missing people but I just had to post about my barn time last night...

                                          Unfortunately, I only had time to work 1 horse, so I worked little Rose since she's the baby and has so much to learn. But I've got to tell you, this horse's ability to learn is so incredible! I long-lined her for the second time last night. Not only did she remember what she learned the first time, but she did everything much more smoothly. We steered all around the indoor, halted lots, went right back to the walk when I asked.... There was a little confusion a couple of times when she halted and wanted to turn into me (I don't know where she ever learned that - maybe at her breeder? But I'm not sure how to undo it except while long-lining when I have control over her head). But, she learned quickly to stop square. I even halted her up against a wall and she figured out how to turn on her haunches to move out in the direction I asked. What an awesome kid! I couldn't be happier with her. <3

                                          I did get her a new bit between last session and this one, and I think that did wonders, too. Someone had given me a copper smooth snaffle because she started her baby in it. But Rose did *not* care for that bit when I halted her with it last time. So, I ordered a smooth french link snaffle, and she loved it! Much more willing to accept pressure and flex in that one. Good stuff.
                                          ~*~*~*~Founding member of the Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique~*~*~*~

                                          The equine love of my life: Gabriel
                                          4/6/1993 - 8/23/2015 ...RIP my big, beautiful boy <3

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