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by PaulaO
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel being cute in pasture
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Ariel being cute in pasture

goldhorse wrote::D
What brand are those fly boots?


SmartPak. I use them for riding but her ShooFlies, which I use for turnout, were filthy.
by PaulaO
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel being cute in pasture
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Ariel being cute in pasture

Her mane falls left, and it was windy yesterday so it looks like she is missing a big chunk. But it is there.
by PaulaO
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel being cute in pasture
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Ariel being cute in pasture

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Just cuz
by PaulaO
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6636

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I rarely post here because I am such a beginner after all these years. A few weeks ago I dropped my stirrups one hole which gives my leg length to wrap around her sides, and allows my hips to open. I now sit straight and up on my seatbones. We had our lesson grass today and she was perfect. Coming f...
by PaulaO
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Hot4Spots wrote:Buckwild Breeches. They were about $120, so not bad for full seats.



Uh oh, found their website. Love the rust, and they are ON SALE.
by PaulaO
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Paula - I LOVE rust breeches (you can see a pair in my jumping pic), but they only seem to be available these days thru Tailored Sportsman, which I don't like. I did Land Rove aka not-rolex, in April and a breeches retailer had a rust pair of riding tights I bought and just love. They are rust, wit...
by PaulaO
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

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My schoolie Ladybug in the early 80s. Note the rust breeches.

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Me and Miss A, 30 some years later. I am convinced Miss A. is Ladybug reincarnated.
by PaulaO
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: So what are you watching?

I bought seasons 1 and 2 of Elementary on DVD so have been watching that exclusively. Really sad this is the last season of the show.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Need to talk this out

Yes, hay is in the stalls when they are brought in from pasture. I'm thinking that she is still full from grain when I pull her out. Plus she likes to chill a bit after eating.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Need to talk this out

She's done with her grain when I get there but is still munching hay.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Need to talk this out

This isn't a life or death matter, but I need to talk this out. I get off work at 4pm, and get to the barn around 4:30. Miss A. finishes her dinner around that time. She gets cranky if I take her out of her stall so soon after dinner. Last night she was balky. I can't really change her, but I can ch...
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here he is!
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: Here he is!

You two make a nice pair. Happy riding!
by PaulaO
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Facial scurf
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Facial scurf

I wiped her face with a damp towel. She was fine with that so I will add a bit of shampoo. I had a bottle of anti-fungal spray and put a dab on her face. Then looked at the bottle and saw it expired in 2016....
by PaulaO
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Ariel throws a hissy fit
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: In which Ariel throws a hissy fit

The Bug Armor arrived. I put it on her but haven't ridden in it. Looks like it will help a lot.
by PaulaO
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Selling older horse book prices
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Selling older horse book prices

I'd do a quick and dirty Google search for resale of horse books. I found oldchildrensbooks.com (don't know if your books are fiction or educational). bledsoebooks.com biblio.com horsebooksplus.com horseinfo.com all seem to deal with harder to find horse books. You could also sell on Etsy.
by PaulaO
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Facial scurf
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Facial scurf

Ariel has a few hairless patches on her face. I’m chalking it up to scurf. I don’t wash her face but do use a very soft goat hair face brush. Any suggestions for treating it? I would be reluctant to use any harsh anti fungals for fear of burning.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Spanish Riding School today!
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Spanish Riding School today!

How exciting! Can’t wait to hear about the SRS. Be sure to sample Viennese pastries for me.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Ariel throws a hissy fit
Replies: 4
Views: 219

In which Ariel throws a hissy fit

Yesterday was lovely. Low 70s, kind of cloudy, a bit of a breeze. Perfect night to ride outside. OH NO, A BUG LANDED ON ME!!!! Despite fly leg wraps, a dousing of bug spray, and a head bonnet, Miss A. decided that she had to prance, toss her head, and be unmanageable because there were a few flies. ...
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1559

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

So happy for you :D
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Keeping head cool under helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Keeping head cool under helmet

I have an International. I bought a One K that is my winter helmet. However, the International is 6 years old. Never had a fall, always stored in my tack trunk. Is there an expiration date? I remember hearing you should replace a helmet older than 5 years.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Keeping head cool under helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Keeping head cool under helmet

Already wear a vented helmet.
by PaulaO
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Keeping head cool under helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Keeping head cool under helmet

Years ago there were Cookie's Cool Caps, designed to fit under your helmet and keep your scalp cool. Of course they are no longer made. I just about pass out from the heat under my helmet. Any suggestions for products to keep my head cool? (other than sticking my head in a bucket of ice). I've glanc...
by PaulaO
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shipper charged my card, but horse hasn't shipped yet!
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Shipper charged my card, but horse hasn't shipped yet!

Don’t worry just yet. Quite often credit cards are charged before the goods, in this case your horse, are shipped. Did you get a firm shipping or arrival date?
by PaulaO
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We said "I do"
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: We said "I do"

Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. You were a beautiful bride. Thank you for sharing pictures.
by PaulaO
Thu May 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1559

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

Looks like you are going to have a lot of good rides on this boy. He is lovely. Congratulations!
by PaulaO
Wed May 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1559

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

This thread is useless without at least one picture......
by PaulaO
Fri May 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...

After several broken ties and halters, Miss A. only goes on the turtle snap crossties. The ties are a pain to hook up, but release easily. She does ground tie after a fashion.
by PaulaO
Wed May 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: So what are you watching?

The Good Karma Hospital on Acorn is wonderful. Just finished the second season.
by PaulaO
Sun May 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1559

Re: Done deal, details after the PPE

Fingers crossed for the PPE. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear details.
by PaulaO
Sat May 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 22
Views: 627

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

Congratulations! She’s a beauty.
by PaulaO
Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I am the bravest
Replies: 5
Views: 196

I am the bravest

Maybe not in the world, but in my world. I rode Miss A. over the bridge. By myself! Over the bridge, by the burn pile which was smoking. Then we had to walk by the pile of asphalt on our way to the far outdoor. She was a rock star. We walked back with Alexa on her horse. We finished with a nice hand...
by PaulaO
Wed May 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: THIS RAIN!!!

We had 7 days of rain and the horses didn’t go out. The pastures were underwater for a week. It was h3ll. I feel your rain pain.
by PaulaO
Mon May 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Your favorite luggage?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Your favorite luggage?

No harm in contacting L.L. Bean. They have excellent customer service.
by PaulaO
Fri May 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The crying Girl Scouts
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: The crying Girl Scouts

Normal cognitive functioning. No falls, no accidents. I don't know what lady was the leader, but the barn employee working with the girls is very laid back and quiet. One of the girls started carrying on when a horse twitched his leg, and barn employee said "you know how you don't like standing...
by PaulaO
Fri May 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The crying Girl Scouts
Replies: 12
Views: 401

The crying Girl Scouts

Please note. I am not making fun of these girls. I skived off work yesterday afternoon and went to the barn. Went into the arena with Miss A., and 4 Girl Scouts are on school horse working on their horse badge. Every girl was crying, and one got so hysterical she was screaming. The screaming girl wa...
by PaulaO
Tue May 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Porcupines
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Porcupines

I thought this would be a post about cute animals with quills. I have tried to make porcupine meatballs but they never cooked.
by PaulaO
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Real Rules of Dressage
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: The Real Rules of Dressage

My favorite is 22. Proving that there will never be a good test! LOL
by PaulaO
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Real Rules of Dressage
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: The Real Rules of Dressage

LOL. That is why I do dork dressage and don’t show.
by PaulaO
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: So what are you watching?

I binged all 4 seasons of Line of Duty in 5 days. I am burned out on British police procedurals. I think I need to turn of the tv and read.
by PaulaO
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I can't go to the barn today
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Why I can't go to the barn today

Thursday evening I rode outside in short sleeves. Today a blizzard is expected started late this morning. I got up early to ride before the storm. BUT. Our driveways were redone Thursday and I can't park in my garage. Can't park in the street due to snow regulations. I am in a visitor parking sport ...
by PaulaO
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: So what are you watching?

Over the last 2 nights, I binged Line of Duty, a British police procedural. OMG it is so good. I watch via Acorn, but it might be on other services. It’s about the anti corruption division working to nab corrupt officers. Series 2 is enthralling. You do need to watch it in series order.
by PaulaO
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Dyeing leather white

VetRap! Adhesive tape (the old fashioned kind from the 60s)
by PaulaO
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 1335

Re: My rodent problem

A cat? I had a mouse a few years ago. I baited snap traps and got it under the sink. I almost gagged so I totally understand. I put on rubber gloves and went in with a plastic bag. Put the bag over my gloved hand and picked up trap and mouse. Without looking I turned the bag inside out and went stra...
by PaulaO
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Dyeing leather white

I'm going to say no, dye won't work. If the gold swoosh is leather, it is already dyed. Perhaps a shoe repair place could remove the gold part of the swoosh and put back on just the white part.
by PaulaO
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got bravER
Replies: 9
Views: 332

I got bravER

We rode across the bridge tonight. Pat was grazing his gelding and went first. Ariel was like ho de do and ambled across. We rode around Pat and his horse while discussing politics, then Ariel and I soloed back across and did trot work on the grass. She’s kind of barn sour by herself and is much bet...
by PaulaO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got brave
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: I got brave

Fortunately my area is free of large water based reptiles.
by PaulaO
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got brave
Replies: 11
Views: 568

I got brave

And handwalked Ariel over the wooden bridge across the stream. She’s been over it dozens of time. I, of course, was a wreck. She just sauntered over never giving it a glance. Next, to ride her across.....
by PaulaO
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Stubben Hamanol
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Stubben Hamanol

I have a never been opened 250g tube of this. It’s a few years old and still sealed. I’m happy to mail this to whoever (U.S. only) wants it. Send me a PM with your name and mailing address.
by PaulaO
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: So what are you watching?

I am rewatching "Schitt$ Creek" via Roku. I put off watching it initially due to the name, but I found it hysterical and need a rewatch to catch the bits I missed. I'm also watching "Doc Martin" via Acorn. And of course "Project Runway" which has gone back to Bravo.
by PaulaO
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 27
Views: 1032

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

How scary. Jungles to you, and to Walker.

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