Thursday, July 7, 2016
Thrive has given me the extra energy, patience and better mental focus to be a better rider for my amazing horse Ferrari!
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Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 7:19 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
As part of the event, I pledged to raise money. I would love your support so that I can reach my fundraising goal. With the donations raised, the Avon Foundation will provide support and resources for women affected by this terrible disease. This will help so many people in our own community and throughout the country. Any amount you can give is great; I just appreciate your support.
It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause — you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
Thank you for supporting me always, but especially in this challenge; you really do make a difference.
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 3:38 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Team Up Up and Away!
I am also walking for my mom’s first cousin Nancy Schaufele who passed away 10/24/12 after battling cancer for the past four years. She was a cancer survivor having lived over 25 years after beating breast cancer in 1986.
The two-day, 39.3-mile walk is something I can do. I can't discover a cure for cancer, as much as I want to, but I can raise money and I can walk. This is such great cause and I am so excited to be able to take part in this great event and help fight for a cure. "Every Woman Deserves A Lifetime!!"
We are walking to bring the world 39 miles closer to a cure for breast cancer. On the first day, the goal is to walk 26.2 miles. After a night’s rest in tents provided for the walkers, the second day’s walk will span 13.1 miles.
It is a big commitment, one that will require me to train and fundraise. Breast cancer is a big disease, one that affects far too many women and men, and I am determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it.
But I do need help, and no amount is too small to matter. My minimum fundraising goal, the amount I need to even be able to participate in the walk, is $1,800. I know times are trying, and I will not be disappointed if you are unable to donate. But please consider donating now, or at any point in the coming months if you are able.
One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and one person dies of it every 14 minutes. We walk to raise awareness and inspire others to do the same. We walk for the survivors, for those we lost, for their families and for our future. We sacrifice one day, two days, three days, weeks, months, years, so that one day, we hope in our lifetimes, we will find a cure. We walk because we can't walk away.
I will walk for EVERYONE with Breast cancer. I will walk with hopes and prayers for a cancer free tomorrow.
|Me and My Mom|
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 10:04 AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
So the plan was a Tildren regional perfusion and then IRAP injections. Tildren works by preventing bone resorption by inhibiting the activity of osteoclasts, and it also has anti-inflammatory actions. While it will not have any effect on the impar ligament or other soft tissue in the foot per se, the impar ligament attaches to both the distal end of the navicular bone and the bottom surface of the coffin bone, and these attachment sites often undergo degeneration when the ligament itself is damaged. An intravenous catheter is used to administer a large amount of the drug as an intravenous drip for about an hour.
IRAP was used to inject into the coffin joint to promote healing. She had a total of four injections at 2 week intervals. IRAP is a system that has been developed to stimulate white blood cells to produce anti-inflammatory mediators and enzymes to reduce the inflammatory phase. Blood is taken from the jugular vein and incubated for 24 hours in special syringes which induce the blood cells to produce and secrete therapeutic proteins during the incubation period. After 24 hours the blood is centrifuged and all blood cells are removed. This leaves a protein rich serum which is then split into 3ml doses ready for injection. The main anti-inflammatory protein produced is Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP). This has a direct action on the action of Interleukin-1 which other therapies are unable to do. There are a number of other anti-inflammatory proteins produced during the incubation process which work synergistically with the Interleukin-1 antagonist to reduce the inflammation within the joint and stimulate a regenerative response by the cartilage cells. IRAP is different to other treatments available as it has an anti-inflammatory component which other products have but it also induces a regenerative response unseen in other therapies.
During this time I was hand walking her and switched her to bar shoes with Equithane for heel support. After 3 months or so of this and many vet visits, she was sound. I started saddle walking her working up to 45 min/day. After 30 days of saddle walking, I started trotting beginning with 5 min/day after 30 minutes of walking. On day 5 of trotting Dec 23rd....LAME again. I am so frustrated! I had the whole week off of work from Christmas to New Year's, looking forward to riding in the daylight everyday, and back to square one. So at this point I am still saddle walking.
The Bio-Pulse Iron Foot PEMF Pad. There have been many studies on PEMF shown to provide pain relief, reduce swelling, control inflammation and speed healing time. The PEMF, i.e. (Magna Pulse, Magna Wave, P3 etc.) is a revolutionary medical device that has shown amazing results in the treatment of pain and swelling, wounds, bone fractures, as well as in dramatically improving range of motion in both humans and animals. The PEMF uses powerful pulsed electro- magnetic field that provides natural energy to the cells of the body. PEMF therapy improves circulation, not by increasing heartbeat or blood pressure, but by opening and dilating the arteries and capillaries. This also reduces edema (swelling). PEMF therapy increases the cellular level of oxygen absorption. Studies have shown that oxygen partial pressure can be increased by 200%. This reduces pain associated with lack of sufficient oxygen. Also, insufficient oxygen in the cells causes lactic acid buildup under strenuous exercise. Good information here: http://www.pemf.co.nz/Questions-Answers-about-PEMF
She stands on it for 30 min/day. This thing better work!!!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
My good friend, Jeannie, made a beautiful custom fly sheet for Mazzy. It fits perfectly, and is exactly what I was looking for..shoulder gusset, leg straps, tail guard, stretchy breathable material. The quality is better than any other fly sheet I have ever had, and I have had MANY. Our barn is over run with flies, so Mazzy lives in a flysheet whenever there are flies.
EVERY EQUINE LLC was established in 2007 to help the equestrian that wants to ride, even when the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. All of their products are MADE IN USA and only made from the finest quality materials, to ensure that your mount stays as comfortable as possible in inclement weather! This is the only patented Quarter Sheet and saddle pad combination of its kind. I think it is a very cool idea, and would definetly get one if it was cold enough in southern California to need one. I remember the days of riding with quarter sheets or riding with a cooler on my horse out to the ring and back. She even makes a water resistent quarter sheet.
From ponies, to horses, to large warmbloods, EVERY EQUINE LLC has products that will fit your equine partner – and will make it easier for you to ride, compete, train, and show in foul weather. EVERY EQUINE’s sheets offer two options for storing when not in use: 1)conveniently roll up and attach via Velcro straps when the sheet is no longer needed OR 2) detach from straps on pad and store Quarter Sheet. Great for trail rides or at horse shows!
“It is so important to keep the back muscles warm during exercise, especially in the winter months. This quarter sheet accomplishes that and also has the unique quality of being able to easily detach from the saddle for winter time showing! My horses don’t go out for work in cold weather without it!” Callan Solem, Callan Solem Show Stables – Chester Springs, PA
Please support my friend, Jeannie, and order up one of her great products! Would make a wonderful Christmas gift!
Owner: Jeannie Mattioni
Friday, September 9, 2011
Middleburg is home to some of the finest horse country found anywhere in the world. I had the pleasure of visiting my best friend there a couple of weeks ago. All those rolling green hills framed by the impressive backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains are so beautiful.
Low stone walls gracefully wind through pristine fields that stretch to the horizon.
My friend, Jenn Tirrell, trains out of Locochee (pronounced like "Locust Shade"). It doesn't get much nicer than this!
Monahan Katie Inc Stable / Plain Bay
Llangollen Estate stable
Canaan Ranch at Bolinvar
The historic town of Middlburg is just as charming and beautiful as the gorgeous farms that surround it.
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 4:30 PM
Monday, August 15, 2011
Mazzy has alot of great qualities. She is very sweet, and has a good work ethic. She is a pretty quick learner and wants to do the right thing. She has a great mellow personality, and not much phases her. New jumps aren't a problem, and she isn't spooky. My wish for her becoming something great is starting to become a reality. I'm really happy how she is turning out so far. We have come a long way since the day she was born! Showing her over fences for the first time is a pretty big deal for me.
At the show Mazzy was really good, she did exactly what I told her, however, I told her to go a bit too fast. Her stride is quite a bit bigger than I am used to, so going at the correct pace for her large stride feels very slow to me. Nerves of showing her for the first time added to this. At home I can monitor her stride better, but I got a little frozen in the ring and made it down the lines way too easy. In my equitation class, there was a bending line (first one I had ever done on her) and I left a stride out. Oops. It was supposed to be 8 and it was right there in seven for me. I should have broken the line up more. It wasn't bad, just not the plan.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Der Dau - Made by hand in the United States. I have heard nothing but good things about these boots. I had a pair of thier paddock boots, but the elastic stretched out and the leather was really stiff, but they weren't custom.
|I saw someone wearing these around the horse show last weekend, and couldn't help but stare. Not my taste.|
|Flag on the top of the boot leg|
|Swarovski crystal on the top of the boot-leg. |
Sergio Grasso: The Sergio Grasso riding boots are designed and manufactured in Italy. They also sell and off the rack model that looks nice.
F.lli Fabbri - F.lli Fabbri Field boots come in many styles and options. Top quality Italian calf T-Grip on inside available Many colors and tops available Hand made in Italy. Many famous riders wear these McLain Ward, Anne Kursinski, Chris Kappler
Wilson & Davidson - I don't know anything about these, but they look nice. Made in Chile. Virginia Double-Leather Field Boot - The double-leather field boot is a variation on our traditional Virginia field boot. It features an extra, inlaid piece of leather that runs along the zipper down to the ankle and then wraps around the lacing. Shown in black, it may be of any color (non-standard colors by request). Also shown with visible welt.
Ayora/Las Casa des las Botas - I've heard/read more bad things about the customer service and boots that don't fit than good things, but if by chance your boots do fit, they are really pretty. It sounds as if there is a problem with the fit, they will not fix them or refund your money. My trainer has a pair and they are beautiful! They will customize any color or pattern you want. Ordering these is a gamble for sure. $450