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JumpinJax

Member Since 06 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2013 10:17 AM

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Where Should Women In Their 20's Shop?

09 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

I've been pulling my hair out trying to find appropriate clothes for my age lately (mid to late 20's). I haven't bought clothes in months because all of the clothes I find are either plastered in rhinestones and sequins or designed for older women. When I go  to department stores all I see are Junior's and Women's. The Junior's section is a bit young for my taste and I'm not quite to the point of wearing Women's clothes. I've walked around my local mall so many times and have gone into every store with no luck. There are stores like Hollister, Charlotte Russe, Aeropostle, Forever 21, American Eagle (sometimes I luck out there), etc. but it's all too young for the style I'm looking for. Then the next stores up are designed for women.

 

I see girls my age all over wearing the type of clothes I want to wear but I have no clue where they buy them from. What gives? Is there a secret society/store for girls in their mid to late twenties that I am not being told about?

Splints?

01 February 2013 - 11:37 PM

I've noticed three or four small (size of a skittle) hard bumps on Leggo's RF cannon bone. I found them after attempting to ride him and getting off due to him being off at the trot. I ran my hand down the leg and found the bumps. I put pressure on each of them and it didn't seem to bother him. Today I went out to lunge him and he is still off. It's not horrible but it's noticeable. The day before I noticed him being off (Wednesday) we had a big storm system come through here and I'm willing to bet he did something during the storm that is causing this.

I have been searching online trying to find other people with the same problems and I seem to keep coming back to splints. I found this quote on another forum:

Splints result from trauma (anything from imbalance to over-exertion to a direct hit) and are the most common defect found in the equine front limb. During the "green" or acute period, when they first evidence, there is often a period of brief tenderness/pain and occasionally a mild lameness. Once they're "set" they usually fall into the category of blemishes and don't cause lameness, although their location and severity can result in lameness issues.


I can post pictures tomorrow, of course I didn't think to take any today. Any insight on splints? Is the above quote accurate?

Moved Leggo Today!

27 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

I moved Leggo to a new barn today and I am so excited!

While I liked my last barn, there were just a few things that made me leave. The BO is the trainer on site and does not allow other trainers on property because she thinks she is the best trainer around and doesn't like competition (really she is only good for beginners). That was my main reason for leaving and I won't get into the other reasons in order to keep this from becoming a novel.

The new barn is a lot cleaner and they provide better care for the horses, yay! Also, last barn was practically a ghost town unless there were lessons going on and even then it was only young children. New barn is primarily adults and there seem to be multiple people out all day long. I really miss having a social life at the barn! Also, it's a lot closer to my apartment so that will save me a nice sized chunk of money each week.

Leggo at the new barn:

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What Do You Do When...

27 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Yesterday I was supposed to move my horse to a new boarding farm. New BO showed up with her trailer yesterday to get him. New BO has a nice large two horse straight load with a ramp. Leggo has no issues loading into old BO's four horse slant step up.

Leggo was a bit unsure about the ramp but eventually would get half way into the trailer. Then every time he would raise his head and back off. We tried being nice to get him on and more aggressive techniques (also lunged him, took him to the trailer, repeat). There were four of us and we are all experienced with loading problem horses.

I think about 45 minutes into trying Leggo decided he just simply wasn't going to do it and no technique we tried would change his mind.

Today the plan is to lunge him for 30-45 minutes to get him listening to me and then we are going to ace him and wait an hour, then try to load him. I'm worried he will act like yesterday and not even try. It's like he doesn't get worked up or nervous, he is just unwilling to get on.

In the past he has given us minor loading issues that last no longer than five minutes. They were always resolved by me standing onto the trailer trying to lead him on while seone behind on the ground waived there arms and "pushed" him on. That was on a four horse slant though. I think with the two horse he doesn't feel he has the room to get on.

So my question is, what do you do once the horse has decided he's just not getting on the trailer?

Canon Lens Question

25 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

A friend of mine is selling a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens for $125 that is two years old.  She said the AF is jammed  and a camera repair shop told her it would cost $75 to fix.

I have about $200 to spend and would like to know if this is worth it or if I should go a different route.

Thanks!