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Nicole

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  • Birthday 09/22/1967

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    Kilmore Victoria
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    High Country Trails, Carriage driving, Psychology of Success, Painting(Art), Saddlery - almost everything Really. Books, All things HORSE.

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  1. The nicest group of horse people you'd ever meet!!!

    This IS the nicest bunch of horse people you can meet anywhere. Period. Thanks
  2. Update on Holly's Foot

    well done Mel. You know when the student is ready the teacher will appear.............and he did
  3. Western/Roping saddles

    Billy Cook was a great maker in the day, but now all the saddles are "production saddles" and are at the lower end. Feedlot or feed store saddles in the US. SydHill, not ever a good choice for western, they just don't get it. Again was once an awesome maker of Stock saddles but now limited to cheaper production stuff on plastic trees. Still trading on their name.
  4. Introducing QS ELI Instructors

    Good stuff
  5. Today I said Goodbye

    hey Del, big hugs girl. At the end of the day you did your best as did Jabba. xox
  6. they are lucky they have you.
  7. Hey Sarah, If he is wearing his toe away faster than the rest, that suggests to me that he is still landing toe first and needs a bit more rebalancing to the rear. So get your farrier to take a bit more than he/she would usually off the heel, then over a period allow him to get used to using his feet heel first. This will stretch a few things, and may therefore be best done gradually. I think of it as being like when you first learned to ride with your heels down; it felt very wierd doing it, and your muscles and even some of your joints were a bit tired afterwards, but now you can't imagine it being any other way. 'cole
  8. Just a thought - Uniform Hoof wall thickness. Harvey doesn't have it. He is showing flares - lots of them. I think theses flares are the reason that you are seeing pink in the wall as the laminae becomes inflamed and then gets additional pressure on it as the wall flares out . The coronet band and the bottom of the hoof should be the same shape, and what I see at ground level is a box shape instead of that lovely tight arc.
  9. New saddle for sensitive horse

    That's the right answer Meredith. Saddles all have a purpose, and all saddles are specialised to their purpose so while I have a preference for a western (to suit my demands), I know it would make a lousy race saddle. etc, etc. Buy on your purpose, how it fits and suits your Horse, then finally fit you.
  10. QS exorcists the ghosts

    Proof the system works!! Proof again that QS is foundational and that good horsemanship has a purpose - has applications in the "real" world. Thanks for posting this - it really helps having posts like theses when traditionalists want to know what is "in it for them". Gr8 post lovely pics - tell you what those jumps look waaay bigger than just 60cm.
  11. Welcome to the world Zoe!!!

    Aren't they beautiful!! Congratulations guys.
  12. Just type in Treeless saddle in the search bar
  13. PLEASE HELP WITH HOOF

    OK, what I saw when I looked at the original pictures was a foot with significant flares - bell bottoms in fact. I also saw toe pillars in-conjuction with what looks like steep natural foot that will have given rise to that big centre crack, and of course a quarter crack. I am concerned with the shoe supporting the heel of the foot as this will have the effect of lifting the heel and further rotating the pedal bone and indeed further increasing the steepness of the foot. The heels are from all that I can see still too long, you farrier has shortened the toe, but this path leads to further destruction of the internal workings of the foot. I am happy that he has taken off the toe but needs to continue to take it off the ground round to where the pillars are or else this will continue to put pressure on to open up the crack. The coronet injury looks to be as a result of the previous trimming and not from coronet down (I could be wrong but I don't think so) We often see these injuries after flares have been mishandled - very common as a quarter crack from side flare left unchecked, and these centre cracks are usually from pillars. I have recently done a thoroughbred that has P3 rotation and sole * that also had a significant centre crack. I'll put up some pictures. It has taken a year to rehab her foot to the point she can walk and trot on it, but it was still just Peter's trim for dummies, with a forcing groove, and what seemed to be a frightening amount of wall removed, so that the hoof could as always grow from the top down and the back forwards. Like Margot I agree that all the load bearing wall in the deformed areas need to be removed. By taking all the pressure points off the ground the hoof wall will generate in such a way as to replace itself correctly and not conform to uneven pressures that make it distort like peanut butter in a bag. Yes your horse will be a bit tender as it learns to walk on it's soles but this will pass and your horse will then be able to grow a better hoof. By the way I note that there were a couple of significant Laminitis events on her hooves - those big rings show when the laminar was severely inflamed as a result of something we did - sweet feed, or big grass, or antibiotic (something that upset her insides). So there are a couple at maybe 3months and 6 months (I'm not so good at the timeline stuff but improving).
  14. Awesome Jude, Have learned so very much with Peter, he has a brilliant way of de-complicating what can often be a jargon filled subject. Where many practitioners hide behind the jargon - Peter removes it and uses the mechanics of the situation to describe what is where. He can certainly use the jargon - He is frightening in this regard, LOL, but he chooses to communicate rather create an edifice of his own knowledge. 'cole
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