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    Family and friends, dressage, ice skating, skiing, biking, cross country
  1. Women Only Topic!

    I personally have never tried Nuva-Ring, but my sister has. She is not a big fan - she had really bad mood swings, weight gain, etc. so is switching to a different BC method. Definitely seems like there are mixed reviews, but that holds true to basically every option. I'm still trying to find a good BC for myself.
  2. Poll/questions On Ptsd

    Thanks for all the replies everyone! I really appreciate it. No need to delete your post carlofab. horse_gal_jen - I agree. A lot of research I did mentioned that it is hard for some veterans to get diagnosed, and that many have returned to combat when it is not always in the best interest of the individual.
  3. Poll/questions On Ptsd

    Just bumping to see if I can get a few more replies?thanks again guys!
  4. Poll/questions On Ptsd

    Thanks for your replies!
  5. Poll/questions On Ptsd

    Hi everyone, I am doing a research paper on PTSD, specifically PTSD in combat veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you could take the time to answer the following questions, it would be very much appreciated. All data I use in the research paper is anonymous. Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge, without asking or discussing the questions with others or looking up questions on the internet/in books/etc. Thanks in advance! 1. Do you know what PTSD is? (Yes or No) 2. If yes to #1, please define PTSD and write what you know about it. 3. Do you know how many soldiers (approximately) returning from combat duty deployments suffer from PTSD? 4. Are you in the military, or part of a military family?
  6. Dressage Chit Chat #30

    Boocoo - congratulations on selling Beau! Sounds like the perfect match, and that is wonderful he is staying where he is. That must make things a bit easier. Bobby looks gorgeous by the way! Have any of you guys been affected by the EHV-1? Unfortunately, the virus is in my area. The barn I board at, as well as many others, are going into "lockdown" and not letting any horses come/leave. Some shows/events are being canceled too. Hopefully it won't ruin the show season, but that's the least of the worries in the big picture. It was FINALLY nice here?about 70 degrees and sunny the whole day. We've had a pretty nasty spring so far, so the nice weather was welcome. I'd love to be able to ride outside! Happy (almost) Friday everyone!
  7. Do any of you use a County Logic dressage girth? My saddle fitter recommended I purchase one for my mare, as saddles have the tendency to slide forward due to her conformation. Though the new Albion I'm getting fits her quite well (much better than my current Niedersuss), it still slides forward some. I currently use a CAIR dressage girth which is supposed to help in keeping the saddle in place. Anyways, any thoughts/opinions on how well the County Logic has (or hasn't) worked would be appreciated!
  8. Dressage Chit Chat #30

    Hey everyone! It's been so long since I've posted, I don't know if anyone will remember me! I'm in the third quarter of my Freshman year in college. I still have Arielle, my Oldenburg x Arabian mare, and I'm leasing Jasper, a Swedish WB x Anglo Arab gelding. Life has been crazy with school, horses, work and health issues but things seem to be settling down a bit. Tracy--sounds like a nice barn you're at. My mare had over 7 months off, so we're revisiting some of the basics too! Good luck with the boot camp class!! Shantel--both your horses look fantastic, and congrats on your weight loss, that is awesome!! My mare outgrew her saddle too, I just ordered an Albion that was a demo. It's definitely a nice way to go, since you can save $$ and not have to endure the break-in process. But $3500 is a great price for a fully custom, quality saddle! I hope all of you and your horses are doing well, I'm looking forward to getting caught up :)
  9. Hi everyone, I am a Senior in high school, and as part of my culminating project (which is a graduation requirement) I am researching the history/origins of dressage. I am also asking dressage riders and equestrians of any discipline what they personally know or what they have heard of relating to the history of dressage. I would greatly appreciate everyone's input/knowledge. Thanks in advance!
  10. The Aiken Trip

    What an awesome experience! You guys look great :) Scotch is so dang cute. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
  11. Breeches

    I generally ride in full seat breeches, but have a few pairs of tights (both full seat and knee patch) and prefer those in spring/summer. I LOVE my Kerrits, and also have been quite pleased with Harry Hall and Irideon breeches. I have ridden in a Wintec dressage saddle with full seats and did not find it to be uncomfortable or overkill. I don't think it'd be a problem. Good luck!
  12. Dressage Chit Chat #28

    Boocoo -- thanks! Sounds like a stressful situation you are in. That's great your husband is coming home, you must be thrilled. Shantel -- those pictures are hilarious!! Loved them. c.s.a -- that's fantastic the surgery went well. I'll keep your MIL in my thoughts. I'm trying to get Arielle (and myself!) back in shape after another three weeks off due to her soundness issue. There has been problem after problem since July 09. I hope we are going to be able to have a consistent show season. Last year we showed Training and dabbled in some First Level, so this year we are doing all First and hopefully some Second Level mid-late summer. We'll see how things are and if she has the strength and muscling to do the collected work...don't want to push her and strain anything. Hope everyone had a good weekend!
  13. Dressage Chit Chat #28

    shiloh -- That baby squirrel is too darn cute!! 3Day - Thanks :) I'm on my last semester of my Senior year and cannot wait for it to be over! I am planning on staying close to home and getting my AA in Business Adminstration at our community college and then will most like transfer to Washington State University to get my BA. I had originally planned to go to a University right after high school, but staying home will allow me to do an apprenticeship with my trainer and allow me to compete/ride Arielle. Hope you have a blast in Aiken!! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
  14. Dressage Chit Chat #28

    Hey everyone! I haven't been on here in AGES...I've read everyones posts on this Chit Chat so far. Everyone seems pretty busy! I've been extremely busy with my senior year of High School, work, and horses. I've also been battling numerous health issues with myself and horse for awhile. Things seem to be looking up, finally. I look forward to hearing how you guys are doing and staying in touch more :)
  15. Dressage Chit Chat #26

    Krazy - Congrats on your new purchase!! I am sorry to hear the breeding did not work, but that's great you have a new addition. He is gorgeous. 3 Day - Do you still have Scotch? Boocoo - How's Beau doing? Until recently, my mare, Arielle, was doing great. We did three (USDF/USEF recognized) shows this summer at Training and First Level. Our first show, we had scores through 71% at Training 4, and we got a 67% on our First Level (test 1) debut. We were also Jr/YR Training Level Highpoint. We had scores through 70% at Training Level at our next show, and a 66% at First 1. We were also Training Level Highpoint. Our most recent show was last weekend at Devonwood Equestrian Center in Sherwood, Oregon. All of my judges were FEI "I" and "O" judges, so the scores were on the lower side all around. We had scores through 66% at Training Level, and doing First 4 at our first show we got a 64%. We won two out of our four classes. Unfortunately, on the last day of the show, I went to groom Arielle for my Dressage Eq class and she had popped a huge splint on her right front. I scratched the ride, buted her, and cold hosed it. The vet came out on Wednesday, and said she'd probably need six weeks of no riding. They came back out on Thursday and injected it so that the size of the splint will decrease so that cosmetically it'll look better. Arielle does need six weeks off, and she can finally get some turnout starting Monday. (She is tearing down her stall, even though she's only been in it a few days). I am very disappointed because it means we will not be able to attend the USDF Regional Championships, but thank God that it is not a serious/long term injury. In addition to riding Arielle, I've been riding a Fjord stallion. I took 4 lessons on him, and decided to wing it and take him to a recognized show. We competed at Third Level, and got a 62% at Third 1 and a 64% at Third 3. I now only need one more score for my USDF Bronze Medal, and if I can get a 60% or above at Third 3 at our next show, I'll take him to Regionals in September. Overall I've been doing well. Summer seems to be flying by. I cannot believe I'll be a senior...then off to college. I am very excited though. Can't wait to continue to hear your guys' news! :)