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by VBOpie
Sat May 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)
Replies: 26
Views: 843

Re: Safe, sound, and all that (sort of a spinoff)

Related to all this...why is it so hard to find a horse locally or, at least, a reasonable (2, 3 hour) drive? It's so depressing to drive to see a horse and not have it work out. I'm excited to go (heck, I wouldn't be going if I wasn't), and then there's the drive home


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by VBOpie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: So what are you watching?

Anyone else watching A Discovery of Witches on AMC? It"s based on Deborah Harkness' trilogy.
by VBOpie
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 994

Re: trailers and SUVs

Hauling with a smaller vehicle is okay - until it's not. When things go south when you're hauling, you want to have some horsepower- no pun intended.
by VBOpie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Driving to & from the boarding barn - this is how we do it.
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Driving to & from the boarding barn - this is how we do it.

DJR
That is way cool! Lucky you! Finn looks like a great horse!
by VBOpie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: step-grandparenthood

My husband didn't want to be called any of the traditional grandfather names. He is both a grandparent and step grandparent. He just doubled his name and all the kids call him BobBob. A friend of mine, who is of French ancestry, is a step grandmother and goes be "Mim," short for mimay. I t...
by VBOpie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 25
Views: 1539

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

The County Fusion is very deep seated and secure
by VBOpie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Name of this craft?

Isn't that called scherenschnitte?
by VBOpie
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Thanks so much for the update - and love the pictures! Junior is adorable!
by VBOpie
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange

I'm in! I was debating because I am in school, but I decided to take a break this coming session just so I could enjoy the upcoming holidays and participate in activities like this :)
by VBOpie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Grass growing in arena
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Grass growing in arena

Thanks for all the responses. Already been down that list. BO is not particularly cooperative about maintaining the "arena". Looks like we're stuck mowing the grass and riding on it. Hated to have to do that - grass will eventually cover the whole arena. Wanted to avoid this happening, as ...
by VBOpie
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Grass growing in arena
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Grass growing in arena

The arena where I board is in 1/2 of a grass pasture. The entire pasture is open, i.e., when a horse is turned out there they can get into the arena. The problem is that grass is starting to grow in the sand. Anyone have any ideas to kill the grass that won't harm the horses?
by VBOpie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We rode to the outdoor tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: We rode to the outdoor tonight

PaulaO,
This is great news. Kudos to both Miss A and you. What a confidence builder this experience must have been Good for you being comfortable with Ariel looking around.
by VBOpie
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: This is coastal Virginia - NOT Wyoming!!!!

I think the worst thing is the wind!
by VBOpie
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thanksgiving Day plans
Replies: 15
Views: 2574

Re: Thanksgiving Day plans

We are in northern New Hampshire for Thanksgiving with my sister and brother-in-law. Just us today. Tomorrow, my nephew and his wife will come, and my childhood best friend and her SO will come by for a visit. Traditional menu - turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, cranberry, and pumpkin pie. Fire in th...
by VBOpie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The horses are out today
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: The horses are out today

:D At least she is not a gray, PaulO
by VBOpie
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My first time at a band competition
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: My first time at a band competition

Glad you had such a great time! My daughter was in color guard during her high school years. The kids make great friendships! Isn't wonderful to see the hard work these band/ color guard kids put in?
by VBOpie
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 3559

Re: Calling all enablers....

The link wouldn't work for me
by VBOpie
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I *was* shopping for winter blankets...
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: I *was* shopping for winter blankets...

Agree with Redsoxluvr about Lemieux saddle.pads. They are so nicely made
by VBOpie
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 7090

Re: Most hated domestic task.

Hayburner,
Today I picked up a tool at Bed Bath & Beyond to help clean baseboards. I'll have to let you know how I like it. It seems to be like a Swiffer duster.
by VBOpie
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought Ariel last night
Replies: 34
Views: 7590

Re: I bought Ariel last night

PaulaO, a big congratulations to both Ariel and you!
by VBOpie
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My next step
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: My next step

Fingers crossed this works out for you. It sounds like a perfect situation! Let us know how it all plays out - oh, and pictures, too :)
by VBOpie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Equestrian Clothing for sale
Topic: White SSG show gloves size 9
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: White SSG show gloves size 9

Do you still have the SSG glove?
by VBOpie
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5284

Re: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.

Josette

I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I know there are no words for what you are going through. Please know that we are all thinking of you and yours during this time and will be here to offer support when you need it.
by VBOpie
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Difference between a hot flash and just sweating?
Replies: 16
Views: 4698

Re: Difference between a hot flash and just sweating?

My "flushes" always seemed to coincide when something was stressing me out @ work. They were a great signal to calm down :D
by VBOpie
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: June 29, the pre-purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 4158

Re: June 29, the pre-purchase

I'm on the side of not bothering with xrays, etc. As several vets have told me, they've seen horses with terrible x-rays stay sound forever and vice versa. You have the advantage of having a relationship with Miss A for several months. I know it's not pleasant worrying about ending up with an unride...
by VBOpie
Mon May 29, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Log House
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Re: Log House

My sister and BIL live in northern New Hampshire, and they have a log home. It is wonderful - warm in winter and cool in summer. They heat about 2,500 sq. ft. with a pellet stove that does a great job. Before the pellet stove, they heated with a propane fireplace. I wouldn't hesitate to get one!
by VBOpie
Sun May 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Gatorbootz Bell Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: Gatorbootz Bell Boots

A Gatorbootz update - still going strong...and I figured out how to get them off if I need to :D
by VBOpie
Sat May 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 3818

Re: Lonely cat

Yes, I agree with Saddle bum's advice - hadn't thought of that approach. Pictures please!
by VBOpie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please jingle for a friend
Replies: 33
Views: 7146

Re: Please jingle for a friend

Yes, big jingles for your friend. Hoping for a quick recovery and no post trauma effects
by VBOpie
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So, Meezer fans, we have a new family member
Replies: 30
Views: 5855

Re: So, Meezer fans, we have a new family member

Congratulations to everyone! Osiris is beautiful. Do you know his history?
by VBOpie
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Major Jingles to Chancellor
Replies: 44
Views: 9622

Re: Major Jingles to Chancellor

more jingles, Chancellor! Hope the healing continues.
by VBOpie
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Condolences to Kathy Johnson
Replies: 14
Views: 4047

Re: Condolences to Kathy Johnson

Sorry for your loss, Kathy.
by VBOpie
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel pics from last night
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Ariel pics from last night

Very cute!
by VBOpie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anybody have a Purple mattress?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: Anybody have a Purple mattress?

I don't have a Purple mattress, but after reading your post, I went to their web site. I am kind of in the mattress market. I would be interested in hearing from someone that has one of these. Susan, let us know if you go ahead and buy one.
by VBOpie
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Compliment for Miss A.
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Compliment for Miss A.

Congratulations to Ariel and you, PaulaO! Those are the moments we live for, and it's nice to hear you are making a positive impact on a horse's life!
by VBOpie
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm
Replies: 12
Views: 3765

Re: Meet the Newest Addition to the Farm

TeresaA
Congratulations! And love that last photo
by VBOpie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Miss A. and I are are going to show
Replies: 10
Views: 2974

Re: Miss A. and I are are going to show

Congratulations, PaulaO! This show sounds like the perfect situation for Ariel's and your debut. I was going to show Ranger at a local schooling show in March, but a clinic I would like to attend opened up, so we're going there. Looks like our debut is postponed until April. Let us know how it goes ...
by VBOpie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PSA: Wills and probate
Replies: 18
Views: 4417

Re: PSA: Wills and probate

Texsuze.
This was a timely post. This is definitely something my husband and I need to get done but keep putting off.
by VBOpie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: About a kitten called Quilo
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: About a kitten called Quilo

Glad to hear this story had a happy ending for all concerned! She is a cutie :)
by VBOpie
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Gatorbootz Bell Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: Gatorbootz Bell Boots

Hayburner
They're supposed to be, but, so far, I haven't been able to do it. They come with instructions on how to do it, but I'm not having much luck. The BM can do it. I don't have a lot of strength in my hands.
by VBOpie
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Gatorbootz Bell Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: Gatorbootz Bell Boots

Just thought I'd report in on the Gatorbootz. Ranger's been wearing them since November, and they're still going strong.
by VBOpie
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse
Replies: 20
Views: 5322

Re: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse

Josette,
Your post brought a smile. That's my plan! Just have to keep us both going 8 more years!
by VBOpie
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: EOTRH
Replies: 68
Views: 13758

Re: EOTRH

HighOctane, There is another thread about EOTRH on the board. Don't know if you've seen it for info on some other experiences. I have a 20 yr. old Tb with EOTRH. He seems to be going the hypercementosis route. We are taking the remove the tooth as it becomes involved approached. He doesn't seem to b...
by VBOpie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: truck seat covers
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: truck seat covers

:Goldhorse
I'm with you in that the covers need to stand up the four legged passengers. I have three little dogs that go to the barn with me
by VBOpie
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: truck seat covers
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

truck seat covers

Anybody have a favorite brand of seat cover? I'm shopping for some for a GMC Yukon XL.
by VBOpie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse
Replies: 20
Views: 5322

Re: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse

There were several reasons behind the sale. One was that she couldn't keep up with the bills. We played with the idea of just taking him on and letting her retain ownership, but, on the other side of that, there were some things we wanted to do that she might not have agreed with. For example, he ha...
by VBOpie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vulture invasion
Replies: 43
Views: 7703

Re: Vulture invasion

Pictures!
by VBOpie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vulture invasion
Replies: 43
Views: 7703

Re: Vulture invasion

Pictures?
by VBOpie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse
Replies: 20
Views: 5322

Re: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse

Paula O

Because the owner isn't well, we put it in the sales contract that she could visit him. We don't see her often, but this happened to be one of the weekends she asked to see him.
by VBOpie
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse
Replies: 20
Views: 5322

Re: need to vent - more on reasonable work for a 26 year old horse

Thank you all for your comments. I did stay, and we had a great time and a safe trip home. He is the perfect horse to trailer. After this, though, I.probably won't do it again. I will.confine any travelling to local.

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