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by musical comedy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

No!!! I’ve loved these pads. Do you have any further info? Are they closing down for good after the end of the year? I usually got the luxury box quilt, did they say what they are still making/stocking if still carrying on with business? I’m tempted to place a mass order even if I don’t get it unti...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Beorn wrote:The few times I've spoken with them on the phone, they have been lovely and friendly and quite accommodating..
Just spoke on the phone and ordered 1 pad to see if I like it and will order more if I do. Yes, they were very nice on the phone! That site doesn't work for ordering though.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Thank you Silk! That's what I want. Ok now that I've found what I want, the World Equestrian Brands site won't allow me to put it in the basket.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Silk, is it this one? If so, have you seen it in person? It looks fine but it's hard to tell how thick it is.

https://worldequestrianbrands.com/produ ... -only-pad/
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 107
Views: 9731

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Sounds a lot like my lessons, except my horse is much older but got a late start. Are you saying you are happy if the exercise turns into reinback? Sadly, my mare does not understand reinback yet, and my trainer isn't asking for it yet (for whatever reason). I'll wait. I certainly do not want the ho...
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 44
Views: 4805

Re: Anna Banana

Nice work and much improvement since last video I saw. I have always liked your riding. You have talent.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 107
Views: 9731

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Exvet, may I ask what she requested in 'taking it up a notch'? That's what is happening in my lessons too. Shorten the reins and push into the content. None of this soft long rein lackadaisical stuff. And yes, wet undies and horse after a ride.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?

Are you looking east or west of Philadelphia? Going west, you have New Bolton Vets and Unionville Vets. I think Scruffy just used someone from one of those places. My vet does the surrounding Phila area. https://www.blaunerassociates.com/ Keep in mind that there are several vets in each practice and...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

There has got to be something very wrong with this horse at this price. I did some quick checking and this is a very well bred mare that was owned and ridden in eventing by a top event rider. Apparently it got sold, did one Novice event in 2016 where it retired. I saw a video of the flat work and ju...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Video of Rudy

Agree with others, but he does have a nice canter as many TB's do. The conformation shot interests me because of his back. What kind of saddle fits him and are you able to get it short enough to not go past the 18th rib? I had a saddle person here today and was told that my mare has the shortest bac...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

. <respectfully snipped> Because I am not emotionally able to muzzle..... Nor am I. I've paid a high price for not doing it. When I am horse shopping and read the term "easy keeper", I move on. Unfortunately I end up getting them anyway. I think that if we buy a horse that isn't getting s...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

High ratings on this pad. However - looks like AP measurements and not long for dressage. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/ogilvy-baby-pad-11703?utm_source=cpc&utm_medium=google&utm_content=shopping&utm_campaign=kt_shopping_tes&utm_term=21703&gclid=Cj0KCQjwr4beBRDNARIsAGZaZ5cjc...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Has anyone tried the Ogilvy Dressage baby pad? I'm looking into those. SF, I've tried a PRI pad once and sent it back. It was very stiff. I didn't realize they came in different weights. I'm trying to understand why people like the thick pads (especially the ones lined in sheepskin). Doesn't it chan...
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 26
Views: 211

SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I'm really bummed. I've always bought my pads from them. Nobody makes anything similar. I called today to order my new yearly quantity. She said they have moved and after 35 years in business, they've downsized. They are booked with orders through the end of the year and they no longer make the kind...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Note to virtual shoppers: Preliminary Capable!
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, this is a TB, which I know you don't want. I'm putting it up anyway just in case. Looks like he has the scope and bravery for you and in your price range. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt you are going to find any warmblood crosses to meet your requirements in age/price/ability unless you go reall...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I don't like the horse MC posted at all. Too scrambly in the canter IMO. He looked so awkward going around. I don't like him for ME for Dressage. He is for eventing and jumping the big fences at speed. And he's only 5. I am assuming that Xan wants jumping ability over dressage ability. Besides, tha...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 337
Views: 5515

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Chisamba wrote:a few posts back some one said something about a noseband they loved, might not even have been this thread
Could it have been the PS Sweden Nirak that StraightForward uses on Kira? I don't know if it's legal or not.
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I don't agree scruffy that Totilas 2 yr old showed up on my FB feed, great price with tons of talent. Smaller sellers don't have the connections to get the word out. Totilas gelding had first been advertised in July I believe. There are lots of horses for sale out there and unless you are a bigger ...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I would not take a Friesian for free! ##Me too## I mean that seriously. They are just such ugly creatures and I like pretty horses. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many many people think they are beautiful. The ground shakes when they move. Most of them have no shoulder freedom.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, this one would be good for you. 5 year old imported Irish gelding. Placing 2nd at first Training Level event. Good basics with Doug Payne as the rider. Only problem is $$$. My belief is (as I've written before) that in the long run it is cheaper to just put up the big bucks for what you want ra...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:Maybe the trigger they mention is some tick illness. Someone should look at the demographics wrt Lyme areas.
If that were true, then lots of young horses would have leaky value and that isn't the case. It's an old horse disease. You are on your way to beating a dead horse with this Lyme subject.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo, re the heart, it's called Leaky Valve. Here's one article. Very common just as heart disease is common in old people.
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/degene ... der-horses
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:I think there are enough "mystery" lamenesses out there without a diagnosable cause to suggest they may be mostly tick-borne sequelae.
I disagree, but we'll probably never know. Most mystery lameness I think are soft tissue somewhere that can't be seen or neurological.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:I was referring to the heart issue. i just wonder because how rare is that?
It's not rare at all; it's common. Research it. Have you had your horse's heart checked recently? Mine went downhill in 6 months. It was actually a shock when I found the problem.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Also Tsavo, lots of horses will test positive on Lyme titer just if they were 'exposed'. Isn't a problem if they a asymptomatic. Gosh, there are so so many things to worry about with buying a horse, that Lyme would be at the very bottom of my list.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Fair enough. Do you think there could be any relation between the reason you retired your horse and Lyme sequealae? My guy retired very serviceably sound. He could still have competed 3rd level. I retired him for a very bad heart and felt it was dangerous for me to continue to ride him. Does Lyme c...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 777

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

You and I differ on the 'discounting'. If I dislike something about a horse, I don't dislike it less if they drop the price. I wouldn't even get to the PPE stage if all my boxes weren't ticked.

I think where am I is a Lyme area and I never even think about getting my horse tested.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Tsavo wrote:I bet there is no laterality in your mare's canter, though. Maybe that figures into it.
I watched what I thought was most of that video clip and didn't see any canter work. Was there another video of this horse. LOL, I paid 5x that for my mare and don't regret it.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

He's very cute but I don't see I1 do you? His head swings back and forth too, which is troubling to me. I don't see 40K worth of horse. What more would he need to show you for him to be an I1 horse? His head swings?? :? 40k is a big bargain for an I1 horse. I believe the reason he is only 40k is be...
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan it said Canadian sport horse and draft, I don't see draft in there at all. Who the heck knows. I have a buckskin that is Lusitano cross with NO QH. No it doesn't look drafty at all right now. It looks like a nice horse! Honestly, I'm baffled at that low price. My mare is buckskin too and she is...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Oh jeez - she needs a dressage horse while likes to hack out and is husband safe? How about she takes my 17.1 Negro gelding who got firsts at his two first dressage shows but will never go prelim eventing? Downside: shivers. Upside: very cute, black and handsome. 8-) :lol: She would probably consid...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

musical comedy that horse is on the large side! :shock: :lol: Yeah Xan. Here's the thing. My friend is a good, brave rider, but lower level dressage with no showing aspirations. She loves to hack out. She has a husband that rides, and the husband is like 6'6" tall. He's skinny, but still, that...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1735

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I would say the danger range for eventers is $15-25k, with the WBs falling at the top of that range. It’s obscene. (It’s not necessarily obscene that horses cost that much or more, but rather that horses with serious problems are priced that way). Bip, check out this nice horse in the UK. You could...
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 22
Views: 309

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

The deep seat, big knee roll saddles are helpful for typical riding and especially sitting big gaits. However, I do not think any saddle is helpful when a horse spooks sideways and swings around. Centrifugal force will get you off in any saddle.
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 24
Views: 297

Clipping

Am I the only one here that body clips when the horse starts to grow a winter coat?
by musical comedy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Scruffy, a couple of questions please. In the Azteca video, was the horse in the twisted wire? Is that the owner or agent riding? Also, just wondering who you chose for your ppe vet. It's none of my business, so I understand if you don't want to say. Just curious if you picked my vet who is in Pa an...
by musical comedy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

It doesn't matter if it's a steal or not. What this horse is "worth" (and he's easily worth 10K in midwest, no offense to all the TB lovers) and/or/in relation to what he is being sold for, is of zero importance because this is not Scruffy's horse. I agree. My comment (and I assume Rye's)...
by musical comedy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 633

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I hose after every workout if they are sweaty. If a horse (or person) is truly working, they are going to sweat and get hot. If it is already hot and/or humid outside, how are you going to cool them down if not with cool/cold water? Walking in hot/humid weather won't cool them down. Besides, it take...
by musical comedy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

My views on horse prices have nothing to do with the Northeast. I've bought horses from all over, including Europe. I feel very confident in knowing what you can get for various prices.
by musical comedy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Oh gee Scruffy. That is really a shame. You do deserve some good luck. A lot of us do. I hope the one you tried today works out. Hopefully it is close enough for you to try twice.
by musical comedy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

scruffy he is cute but dang he is so out of balance no wonder he is worried! No way no how is he worth $10,000 or IMO anything close to that. Sigh I love the color I love the cross, he could be very nice. He needs someone who understands training not just getting the horse "round". He is ...
by musical comedy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

if you run a google search on riding in position, you will find nothing. How do i know, i asked my riding kids to research riding in position, and come back the next week and let me know what they found. i thought they had to be wrong so i did a search myself lol. Not true. I quickly found somethin...
by musical comedy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

I"ve been taught it and use it, although I didn't know it was called this. Everyone here is not on the same page as to what this is. It means different things and is open to interpretation. I don't think any of us are using what the P. Karl group is doing. I certainly don't see what they do is...
by musical comedy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Welp. I'm seeing something that's way outside my normal box tomorrow and then something more within my box on Monday. The Monday horse ticks a lot of my boxes but I worry that he's overpriced. They said when they told me about him that the price was negotiable. I don't even know what that means and...
by musical comedy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Looking good Kathy! My goodness, either she is a big girl or you are a small one. That's a lot of horsepower for you. Yeah, all those tiny issues with new horses. There is always something to work through. Regarding the indoor, I have a small issue there too. No spooking, but tense in a couple place...
by musical comedy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 27
Views: 509

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

In reality, if Carl has truly had some reservations about the nosebands, it may have been a situation to take privately to the participants I doubt he has any issues with flash straps because there are photos of Charlotte riding with them, including the young Valegro. The fact is that the vast majo...
by musical comedy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 337
Views: 5515

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I'm seriously contemplating the show MC recommended. Here's the prize list Chisamba. Good judges. If you go, I'll drive up to meet you. http://www.buckscountyhorsepark.org/docs/2018/1020-323031DressageattheParkV.pdf?v=08302018091313 Who are you using for dental work? I'm really stuck needing a dent...
by musical comedy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 27
Views: 509

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

Moutaineer wrote:I've just been back through the article and I'm not seeing anything particularly egregious about the nosebands? Yes, they all have flashes on...
For some, just the presence of a flash is a negative. No point in trying to support its' use.
by musical comedy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 337
Views: 5515

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I'm in crazy pain and bored to tears when I'm not doing surgery or some other fun stuff, and so...I bought a new helmet. This time I went for a little bling. I really wanted the blue and silver one but it is no longer available, so I got this one instead. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/ovation-z...

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