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by tenbearsviz
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 103489

Re: Occupations

IT Director... aka Chief Computer Nerd
Independent software developer... see signature
by tenbearsviz
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Saddle Questions - what type?
Replies: 6
Views: 8442

Re: Saddle Questions - what type?

nj gsp, Search around here for other threads asking the same question. Having changed from western to trooper and back to western, I agree that it is a matter of comfort (you and the horse) and preference. One MAJOR difference between a trooper and a western is that a trooper may (not all brands) el...
by tenbearsviz
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mid FL Brittany Walking FT - Masaryktown, FL
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Mid FL Brittany Walking FT - Masaryktown, FL

Please note that OLGD, OAA and OD are horseback stakes.
by tenbearsviz
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

One thing about tapatalk.. If you like the feature that allows you to read "unread" messages you should turn off the auto check feature. Otherwise it marks messages read that aren't.

Learned the hard way.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3637

Re: Tapatalk Beta is live.

Working great.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EVENT SOFTWARE
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: EVENT SOFTWARE

Coming soon! The software will fill out the AF Essential Data Form and/or the ABC Field Trial Report!

These options are only available if you print at then event. AF and ABC do not want the whole catalog. Only the placements. AKC is fine with the whole catalog marked.

Expected release by May 1, 2012
by tenbearsviz
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Music With Dog Themes?
Replies: 36
Views: 8863

Re: Music With Dog Themes?

Atomic Dog - George Clinton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A
by tenbearsviz
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gamers. I know you're on here.
Replies: 32
Views: 4967

Re: Gamers. I know you're on here.

If I had bandwidth I would be multiplayer deep in Battlefield 3.

Living in the boonies, you take the good with the bad.

I used to try to play Halo 2 multiplayer but the lag over my air card made it real difficult.
by tenbearsviz
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bias against walking handled dogs
Replies: 148
Views: 20808

Re: Bias against walking handled dogs

Some of the local trials mandate the horseback gallery stay behind the walking gallery.

I offer to scout for every brace I can then.
by tenbearsviz
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neutering Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

Re: Neutering Changes

Bill, I have had my dogs neutered after retirement from field trialing usually around age 6. The most noticeable change is there desire to confront another male has drastically decreased. They won't back down but wont instigate a confrontation like they used to. Having four male dogs and 2 females a...
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: why a trooper saddle?
Replies: 26
Views: 14876

Re: why a trooper saddle?

I've primarily worked cattle and played polo, so I've always ridden a quarter horse or appendix. What are Walker's like? I've always wanted to ride one but don't know anyone that owns a walking horse. Can you work cattle (rope, drag stears, cut) with a walking horse? There isn't anything you can't ...
by tenbearsviz
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Importing a dog from a foreign country (customs Broker ??)
Replies: 7
Views: 3229

Re: Importing a dog from a foreign country (customs Broker ??)

I brought 3 in from Canada. Piece of cake, No broker needed. Just be sure vaccine and health certs are in order.
by tenbearsviz
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bias against walking handled dogs
Replies: 148
Views: 20808

Re: Bias against walking handled dogs

As for bigsugar's comment above. That statement is completely off base. If a horseback handler is "inconvenienced" by a walking handler then they are in the wrong sport. Walkers are part of the sport. If one cannot handle at the pace of a walker then they should run in AF where there are no walking...
by tenbearsviz
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EVENT SOFTWARE
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: EVENT SOFTWARE

Dan, When you build your stake, be sure the judge name is highlighted by clicking on it. I made the selection window small and it looks like just having the name in the box selects it. Click it and turn it blue and you are good. You can tell from the stake window if you have it selected. Next releas...
by tenbearsviz
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EVENT SOFTWARE
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: EVENT SOFTWARE

Check out my software at http://www.fieldeventsoftware.com/

Quirky? but functional.
:lol:
by tenbearsviz
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bias against walking handled dogs
Replies: 148
Views: 20808

Re: Bias against walking handled dogs

tenbears, however, I do want to be excited by range. Not just huge going, not running off, going with the handler,whether on foot or horseback. I've seen a lot of folks who walk their dogs, don't own horses, don't attend many trials,be very upset because, "my dog had 6 finds and the winner only had...
by tenbearsviz
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bias against walking handled dogs
Replies: 148
Views: 20808

Re: Bias against walking handled dogs

Subm and family, A couple things.. As you and your dogs venture to other grounds then where you traditionally compete, you will see that horseback handling has less advantage then you think. A couple curves... AKC rules allow judges to subjectively judge based on the stake and whether it is horsebac...
by tenbearsviz
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walking VS HB
Replies: 40
Views: 5167

Re: Walking VS HB

Selecting a dog for breeding and or to buy offspring from, based on titles of the parents and HOPING for success is like hiring a lawyer from the side of a bus. It may look good on paper but what does it really perform like? Whether it is a field title or a show title, all titles are subjective to t...
by tenbearsviz
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any Lawyers out there?
Replies: 25
Views: 3934

Re: Any Lawyers out there?

Does your lease have "default" details? Meaning, if you do something against your lease, they must "default" you and then you get to remedy the issue? Kind of like making a late payment, they complain and give you notice to pay up or else, then you remedy by paying (plus late fees). I am not an atto...
by tenbearsviz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: why a trooper saddle?
Replies: 26
Views: 14876

Re: why a trooper saddle?

I ridden hours and hours in both a trooper and a western. I am sold on a western for the following reasons. 1. The trooper I used was a Haggis. It suspends the rider up a couple inches raising the center of gravity. The western is lower and allows closer contact with the horse. 2. A horn is actually...
by tenbearsviz
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Four Lakes GSPC Fall Trial
Replies: 21
Views: 4580

Re: Four Lakes GSPC Fall Trial

Ruby's Best Friend wrote:Erica It looks like an incredible event this weekend. Weather should be awesome combined with a great group of people. Can wait to experience some more of Dave's grilling/smokin skills on Friday.
See you then
Ron
Is Dave Walker from GA cooking?
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Vizsla Pup
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: New Vizsla Pup

rydaddy, I'll offer a couple things... Unless there are physical reasons for your dog urinating when he does, there are triggers that you must watch for that offer you the chance to show him the right way to relieve himself. You as owner and trainer MUST be tuned into your pup to help them learn. 1....
by tenbearsviz
Tue May 12, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Slander
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Kennel Slander

Let 'em talk.
by tenbearsviz
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Puppy / Derby
Replies: 50
Views: 9928

Re: Puppy / Derby

My conclusion is why spend a great deal of time and money getting a dog to a certain level and then throw it into a situation where there is a higher percentage chance of having the training screwed up. snip Tejas, This is a valid point. You must know your dog and gauge the level of what they will ...
by tenbearsviz
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Puppy / Derby
Replies: 50
Views: 9928

Re: Puppy / Derby

I continue to run my dogs with juvi points. Had I stopped when they were "pointed out" they would have been very young. My current pup earned her OD and AWD points just before her first birthday. Top Ten points are a bonus but my reason is to continue to run them for the experiance of the competitio...
by tenbearsviz
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Horse won't stand
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Horse won't stand

Vern, In trialing we teach our horses to move as soon as we mount. Couple things I use to remind my guys to stand until told to move. If they move while mounting, I get off and move them backward. Not mean but assertively. Try again... Move and I get down and walk them backward. Repeat until they ge...
by tenbearsviz
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DNA testing and events
Replies: 27
Views: 4940

Re: DNA testing and events

ACooper, The Vizsla Club of America has instituted a requirement that all dog competing in the National events be DNA'ed. They also have a Qualify On Line requirement as well. This is where the dog must not have any disqualifying faults in order to compete in the national field trials. Funny thing i...
by tenbearsviz
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone fly their dogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Anyone fly their dogs?

I flew a pup home from Canada last May. I used Northwest mainly due to the arrival times in Tampa being in the cool part of the day. Airlines do have restrictions as to tarmac temps and animals flying. Northwest walked me to the plane as they loaded the dog. At the flight change in Detroit, the stew...
by tenbearsviz
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Shooting around the horse ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

Re: Shooting around the horse ?

Jimb, I just went through the process of training my new horse to accept gun shot. This horse had never been exposed to pistol fire until I purchased him. First time I fired in front of him.... High Hooo Silver!! He soon figured out that a dog on point meant his life was over and he needed to escape...
by tenbearsviz
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: A good weekend...
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: A good weekend...

snips wrote:Sounds like Tagg is on a roll!!! Congrats!
Yes he is. I finally got the goof ball dialed in and the season is over. Oh well. We are calling it a great season. Two more retrieving points needed for his AFC gives us a target for next year.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: A good weekend...
Replies: 3
Views: 586

A good weekend...

Our final field trial of the season was held last weekend. We ended our season on a real high. FC Onpoint's Full Throttle "Tagg" won the OLGD 3 point retrieving major on Friday continuing his end of season roll. Onpoint's JR's Hot Stuff "Madison" won BOTH the Open Derby and Amateur Walking Derby jus...
by tenbearsviz
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New FC
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: New FC

Thanks for the congratulations... 2 more Amateur retrieving points and he has his AFC.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: AKC National Gun Dog Championship
Replies: 39
Views: 16334

Re: AKC National Gun Dog Championship

zzweims wrote:Retrieving (unofficial--the phone was breaking up)

1 Souix/Basilone
2 Mason/Dohse
3 Maggie/Dohse
4 Cutter/Basilone
I think 4 was Cutter/Sails.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New FC
Replies: 7
Views: 874

New FC

I am very pleased to announce that over the past weekend our dog Tagg earned his Field Championship title. Every once in a while you have a weekend where the dog really puts it together. Tagg started the day by winning an Open Gun Dog 3 point major then later that afternoon he won the Amateur Limite...
by tenbearsviz
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: NVA Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: NVA Championship

All I heard is that it is HUGE.

Please share any running details.
by tenbearsviz
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Top or bottom on a O/U
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Top or bottom on a O/U

I will probably mess up the technical terms so bare with me. I use a Berreta 686 O/U. I fire the bottom barrel first. The reason is becaues the lower barrel is slightly angled up. If you could see the gap between barrels near the stock vs teh gap between at the end, you would see what I mean. I was ...
by tenbearsviz
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: just a pic
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: just a pic

snips wrote:Handler is me, that is the scout (I forgot his name) in the pic who found him:)
Good scout!
by tenbearsviz
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: just a pic
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: just a pic

Nice! Who is the handler?
by tenbearsviz
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: flordia
Replies: 16
Views: 4358

Re: flordia

There is a vet down in the Gainseville area that has a couple rattlers. He tapes thier mouths shut and sets them out in a grassy area. He engages a volunteer "wrangler" to keep them in one place. The dog is fitted with an e-collar on high. The dog is then allowed to walk on a check cord and encounte...
by tenbearsviz
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Equine body language
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: Equine body language

He thinks it makes his butt look fat.
by tenbearsviz
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold in Florida?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: Cold in Florida?!

Low 20's in Pasco county this morning. Water is frozen over. It will all be over by 10:00am. Back to normal weather is predicted. 70's this weekend.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First Puppy Stake/Field Trial - Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: First Puppy Stake/Field Trial - Questions

LoveMyGsps, That weim club only does hunting tests. You are however in a true hotbed of AKC field trials. There are numerous GSP Clubs: North Florida CSP Club, Central Florida GSPC, South GA GSP, Atlanta GSP's, Panhandle GSP's There are other breed clubs as well: Tampa Bay Vizsla CLub Metro Atlanta ...
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: How do you stay in the saddle?
Replies: 38
Views: 11339

Re: How do you stay in the saddle?

Does anyone know if western saddles are easier to stay in than troopers? Daddyfid, Many troopers suspend the rider above the horse. This will raise your center of gravity and make you feel somewhat top heavy. Westerns keep you lower and more in contact with the horse. I recently sold my Haggis troo...
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How do you handle the off season?
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: How do you handle the off season?

Karen, We sort of have similar issues although our "winter" is HOT instead of cold like yours. Normally we remove shoes if they have them to try and rebuild split damage. They turn into law ornaments until September (which is our spring). We then work the dogs and horses together to get ready for ou...
by tenbearsviz
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How do you stay in the saddle?
Replies: 38
Views: 11339

Re: How do you stay in the saddle?

Lessons and saddle time... Pretty straight forward. You aren't secure because you are using a whole different set of muscles. Saddle time will help develop those. Find someone to correct you and to help you keep your horse in a gait. Gaited horses will get lazy at your expense and keeping you smooth...
by tenbearsviz
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Dual Champion!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3971

Re: New Dual Champion!!!

Congratulations Karen!
by tenbearsviz
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog names
Replies: 29
Views: 7895

Re: dog names

What ever you decide, before commiting to it... try this... Open your front door and yell at the top of your lungs, the dogs potential name... If the name is like... um... Cinnamon Bun... it just might not make it. Too hard to yell.

Try it.
by tenbearsviz
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond
Replies: 30
Views: 7696

Re: Diamond

I just switched. Chicken & Rice for my elderly or non competitive dogs. Extreem Athlete for the two field trialers.

I am noticing it takes less EA then Proplan Performance to keep weight on.
by tenbearsviz
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Software for entering Field Trials and Hunting Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 3824

Re: Software for entering Field Trials and Hunting Tests

Erica, The update with the webpage running order will be out within a couple weeks.

I have 5 pros that venture up your way using my entry software now. I am thinking of interfacing the two..... If they sent you a data file and you imported the entries, how cool would that be?

Don