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MsM
Grand Prix
Last Activity: Sep. 25, 2017, 08:28 PM
Joined: Aug. 22, 2000
Location: CT
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  • MsM
    replied to Over-horsed and Nervous
    As someone who has fought nerves, I think you need to get help to start riding this horse asap. The more you delay and plan, the bigger the issue will...
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  • MsM
    replied to Saying Goodbye
    Your tone does not further your cause. Alienating people on a bb and setting yourself up as St Francis in no way helps dying animals.
    I have seen...
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  • MsM
    replied to Bridling issues - green horse
    When I had a (not young) horse that put his head up to avoid bridling, I did a couple of things. Vet found no physical cause. I placed the horse in...
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  • MsM
    replied to Boots and chaps for a short, wide calf
    I'm sad that the Ovation half chaps don't seem to come in my size. Calves are between 13 and 14" but measurement they indicate for height (point...
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  • MsM
    replied to Grooming Kit
    Some of what you will use is horse-dependent. The method of horse-keeping also plays a role. A fuzzy horse with muddy turnout will require a good curry...
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  • MsM
    started a topic Boots or half chaps?

    Boots or half chaps?

    Just idly watching for sales right now. Thinking of taking new horse to a couple of schooling shows next year. Currently ride in black paddock boots and...
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  • MsM
    replied to Knee Roll Hassles
    Another question to ask: Does the knee roll or thigh block bother you when your legs are in a correct position, or only when they move out of position?...
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  • MsM
    replied to Euthanasia - what is it really like?
    When I had to put my old horse down, it was difficult but not horrible. Looking back,the only thing I would change is giving more tranquilizer before....
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  • MsM
    replied to Calling all shoe gurus
    If it is possible, I would bring Dex to the clinic you used and ask to have him therapeutically shod by their farrier, (or a farrier of their choice if...
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  • Some of you have more forbearance than I. I have dealt with a number of Problem-solvers or "experts". Things went differently in each case...
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  • MsM
    replied to What to wear under white breeches?
    I dont think I'd wear white breeches anymore! But when I did, I wore white pantyhose under them. Helped avoid the velcro irritating my leg too.
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  • MsM
    replied to Goats- how much work are they??
    Boarded at a stable that had a couple of goats. They were supposed to eat the weeds and brush. Nope. They hung around the stable and ate whatever they...
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  • MsM
    replied to What Do You Want in a Horse?
    The qualities greatly depend upon your (or in your case, your client's) level and comfort zone. For higher level work and riders, you want more athletic...
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  • MsM
    replied to Almost got kicked in the head
    I agree that "hanging out" in a pasture with multiple horses is inherently risky. It is difficult to monitor all the horses especially when...
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  • MsM
    started a topic Less sugary treats

    Less sugary treats

    My new Morgan is a chunky boy, built in a way that makes you worry about IR developing and of course, laminitis. His regular diet is being managed, but...
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  • MsM
    replied to Bling? Colors? What say you?
    In public, I like mostly conservative. Dark colored coats, a little frill or pastel on shirt. I like a dark rich color on a saddle pad if not black or...
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