• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

HE's HERE! Letting go... Friday pg 19

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    Phew ! Thank goodness you still like her ! !

    PHEW !!!! Thank goodness you still like her !!!

    Wonderful update ! Thanks for sharing !

    * don't suppose ?? you'd like to sell her ?

    ENJOY ! She made you earn it !



    Originally posted by Dr. Doolittle View Post
    Yes, "time warp" indeed!

    Ella will be a year old at the end of this month--can you believe it?? How time flies...I feel happy (and blessed) to have her! She has gone through some brief bratty stages (addressed appropriately: CHECK!), and is learning the usual "young horse things" like leading politely outside the stall and investigating the farm. (I have been slowly introducing her to "scary things"; she doesn't like changes of footing colors and textures, but willingly strides right over raised cavaletti in hand (lowest setting with "Xes" on the ends.) She's a conundrum! I haven't been able to do much of this until just recently, since I am only allowed to handle her when she is IN, so my time with her in the daylight hours has been limited--until the days got longer--she isn't handled by the BM other than to lead to and from her pasture so I need to "play catch up" a bit. Now that they are (finally) switched to night turnout, I am able to go out during the day and work with her more outside the stall. She does NOT like water (or the sound of the flyspray bottle, thank you very much, though she will sniff and lick it), and is more freaked out by strange sounds than by strange sights. She is very smart, sensitive and opinionated. Luckily she is also sweet (and beautiful), and is teachable when things are explained to her. I have been taking my time and earning her trust and working patiently to gradually desensitize her, teach her "limits and manners", but positively reinforce any calm, brave, compliant behavior. She LOVES praise, and I do calming touches on her acupressure points to put her in her "Zen place." She is a complicated filly, but definitely worth it; I adore her! I need to get a good conformation pic of her now that she is "almost a yearling", but she would benefit from getting a bath first--a process which will take some time, methinks. (I'm getting help once a week from the BM's farrier, who is a large, calm, patient guy with a *lot* of young horse experience; it definitely also helps that he outweighs me by 100 lbs )

    Okay, "thread derailing" is over...Thanks for asking about her!!
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

    Comment


    • #62
      Great news! Just wanted to say in regards to the camera, this year mine decided it was at war with my wireless internet. My camera and receivers are literally 30ft from each other. Last year they were at least triple that and worked fine, this year with the internet they WILL NOT function unless I unplug the router! Very frustrating, same cameras, same internet, they just are refusing to work together this year for whatever reason. If you have wireless internet, try unplugging it.

      Sending jingles for uneventful foaling!
      Making Your Ambitions a Reality at Secret Ambition Stables.
      Quality Welsh Ponies and Welsh Crosses bred for sport
      Facebook Page.
      Section A and Section B Welsh Ponies at stud

      Comment


      • #63
        Originally posted by Zu Zu View Post
        PHEW !!!! Thank goodness you still like her !!!

        Wonderful update ! Thanks for sharing !

        * don't suppose ?? you'd like to sell her ?

        ENJOY ! She made you earn it !
        Don't we ALL "earn it" with these beasts??

        NOT for sale, I will suffer through this on my own, thank you... Every little moment of success is SO incredibly gratifying, I just hope and pray that my !@#$%&! lower BACK can hang in there for a few more years. I probably won't be the first person to sit on her, but my dearest wish is to sit on her.

        oppsie: I have some random candids, no good conformation shots (I need to get my daughter out there on a sunny day, clean her up a bit, and stand her up!--Ella, not my daughter the photographer, LOL), then will "bother and bore" interested parties (as in you and ZuZu) by PM with a link to shots of her Majesty. Literally. She definitely "thinks well of herself"! Oy.

        Back to our regularly scheduling programming, here. Still crossing fingers and toes for Ava and "foal-to-be", and hoping for a safe, uneventful foaling with a good outcome.

        And BTW oppsie--what about Danica?? Turnabout is fair play, we would like some pics of HER please!
        "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

        "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #64
          UGH - she is in s FUGLY stage. Neck looks scrawny, looooong legs. Pretty head. Super shiney! Will have to do pix and share them with you and ZuZu. Don't feel like having folks beat me when I am down ;-)

          Funny thing is her Uncle Toby was the UGLIEST yearling you have ever seen. I do mean U G L Y. He turned out stunning, uphill, handsome (HUGE) head and is 17.1. Put together so darn nicely, but has the brain cell of a gnat, I am quite sure he has ADHD and is forever looking for what is out to eat him. He moves so well, if he had Ava's brains, I might have had a nice upper level horse, sigh.

          Comment


          • #65
            Originally posted by oppsie2 View Post
            UGH - she is in s FUGLY stage. Neck looks scrawny, looooong legs. Pretty head. Super shiney! Will have to do pix and share them with you and ZuZu. Don't feel like having folks beat me when I am down ;-)

            Funny thing is her Uncle Toby was the UGLIEST yearling you have ever seen. I do mean U G L Y. He turned out stunning, uphill, handsome (HUGE) head and is 17.1. Put together so darn nicely, but has the brain cell of a gnat, I am quite sure he has ADHD and is forever looking for what is out to eat him. He moves so well, if he had Ava's brains, I might have had a nice upper level horse, sigh.
            They don't call them "yaklings" for nothing! ;-) The neck fairy has temporarily left town (and Ella has a gorgeous neck), but I'm sure s/he will revisit our girls when they are a little older. Uncle Toby--is he a full brother to Ava?

            Anyway, please keep us posted!!
            "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

            "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #66
              Ok, test strip afficianados...... ph looks like it is less than 6.4, calicium looks closer to 200, any thoughts?

              Comment


              • #67
                I'd start sleeping with 1 eye open
                ______________________________
                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #68
                  323 and no foal and no solid sleep....

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    Jingles for some rest & recovery for the owner ~

                    Jingles for some rest & recovery for this owner !

                    You will need to be rested to ENJOY this arrival ~

                    Jingles & AO laced with some sleep and peace and strength ~

                    All will be fine with time ~
                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      Definitely a case of "Be careful what you wish for". You wanted her to wait a little longer so that is exactly what she's doing. lol. I check everyday for updates holding my breath that all is well.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #71
                        I must be in HELL....
                        Or REALLY stupid

                        NOW the strips say her ph is at 8.4 or above (super PINK)
                        And her calcium level is between 200 & 400.

                        I did TWO different strips to make sure and that was at the 6:1 ratio
                        So I did a strip in the plain milk, same results
                        I did a strip in the 3:.5 ratio, same results

                        Is she going backwards?!?!

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #72
                          Well I milked her from the other teat just to see if there was any difference... Nope, nadda, zilch. Says me banging my head on the concrete.

                          Comment


                          • #73
                            Are your test strips old? Mine were past their expiration date so I gave them to one of my little lesson girl's 5yo brother. He thought he was a scientist and went around "testing" anything liquid on the farm!

                            I bought the Aqua Chem test strips at Wal-Mart and the Aqua Chem digital test strips. I have to say the digital strips are pretty fun. You prepare the mixture and dip the strip as normal but instead of comparing it to the chart on the bottle you take a pic with the free iPhone app and it analyzes it for you and gives you the results. I've found that to be quite nice b/c I sometimes think I'm willing the pH square to be more yellow than it actually is!

                            I have one mare that's at 322 days and testing at 6.4 with calcium at 150. This is normal for her (went at 322 as a maiden after 1 month of "testing"/being treated for placentitis) so she's being watched like a hawk but I'm not actively getting a bleeding ulcer yet. I do seem to have an eye twitch...that came about immediately after starting foal watch... coincidence? I think not!

                            Best of luck with your girl!
                            Nani Lio Farm, LLC
                            www.naniliofarm.com

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #74
                              NaniLio - double checked the date on the box before I bought them, but of course that doesn't mean some old strips could have been mixed in the box. I think at this point I am going to stop testing, stop getting up 3-4 times at night and just wait. Who knows maybe this time she will go past the 365 mark and I will be peeled off the sidewalk ;-)

                              Comment


                              • #75
                                I'd keep testing, personally, with fresh strips. You can get a good brand for about $5 that goes down to 6.2 How long did you let the mix sit on the strip before deciding it's reading?
                                ______________________________
                                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                Comment


                                • #76
                                  Jingles laced with patience and strength ~ AO !


                                  Jingles laced with patience and strength ~ AO !
                                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                                  Comment


                                  • #77
                                    Do you need to dilute the milk to do the PH strips, I thought it was just for calcium. I have just been using plain milk but mine has been reading a PH of about 6.2 for 4 days now. Udder looks full to bursting an I am not sure what she is waiting for?? I totally sympathise with you NaniLio, I have had an eye twitch for a few days now due to lack of sleep, lol.
                                    Cindy's Warmbloods
                                    www.cindyswarmbloods.com Cindy's Warmbloods
                                    www.facebook.com/CindysWarmbloods Join Us on Facebook for latest updates!

                                    Comment


                                    • #78
                                      You don't need to dilute for the pH test, but you do for the calcium test. But, diluting for pH doesn't hurt *as long as* you're using distilled water
                                      ______________________________
                                      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                      Comment


                                      • #79
                                        Well mine starting dripping milk a bit later this morning so I "think" we are REALLY close. Though she still looks unconcerned as can be :-) It will be an earlier baby if she has it today as we are only at day 323 but I am glad we made the 320 mark!
                                        Cindy's Warmbloods
                                        www.cindyswarmbloods.com Cindy's Warmbloods
                                        www.facebook.com/CindysWarmbloods Join Us on Facebook for latest updates!

                                        Comment

                                        • Original Poster

                                          #80
                                          Ok Cindy - who goes first? Yours or Mine? Wanna make a bet? Something small from my region that I mail to you if I go first, something small from your region if yours goes first! PM me if you wanna do that ;-)

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X