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by redsoxluvr
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9035

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

Josette he does look like a nice boy. Listed as a KWPN but his sire Whiskei is a Dutch harness horse, and the dam? Her name is Downylands Daisy - I wonder what she is. I wonder how they do in eventing? No performance record to be seen for sire or dam. Seller is in Scottdale AZ but her 13 "KWPN...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2296

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

Mareless wrote:Kringle package has been sent.


And received! Thank you for the lovely book, Burts Bees and chocolate! I promise to thoroughly enjoy EVERYTHING.
by redsoxluvr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Paging Lisa Noel!
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Paging Lisa Noel!

Glad you got it! :)
by redsoxluvr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone here from Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Anyone here from Florida?

There's a horse I fancy in Florida, between Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Anyone wanna go have a peek at her before I fly clear across the country and waste money? :mrgreen: :roll: :? 8-) A couple of UDBBrs are in Jacksonville. I am sure either would be up for an adventure. Why don't you message me...
by redsoxluvr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9035

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

Hey Ponichiwa yes - that one got sold right quick! I'm 2nd in line...gah. In other news I booked flights to Portland/Seattle for a weekend in 2 weeks. I'm going alone what with one thing and another, and seeing 4 horses. Obviously there are things I really like about each, but I am not feeling hope...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1730

Re: I hate colic

Glad your horse is better!
by redsoxluvr
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2296

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Send in your entries!**************

Has anyone gotten their match? Am wondering why I haven't received anything.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

Still in the throes of divorce, so we skipped Thanksgiving, We went to my favorite little mom and pop Korean place and had wonderful bibimbap with tofu. It was fabulous.
by redsoxluvr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 25
Views: 1095

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Given that you have significant arthritic changes in your back, I think you need to ride in a saddle a few times to see if it hurts your back. One ride or to is not going to tell you what you need to know. I have some significant remodeling in my thoracic area and some saddles absolutely kill my bac...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1575

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I have thought many times about putting up a game camera, but never have because I probably don't WANT to know what prowls around my barnyard.
by redsoxluvr
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: I falled off

Hope you feel better!
by redsoxluvr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 2693

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I had a horse bolt with me and the ensuing melee tore my rotator cuff. I did the typical nsaid/PT route with little improvement. A husband and wife team of doctors happened to board at my barn. The wife is a DO, the husband is a NMD. They swore up and down for months that the acupuncture would help ...
by redsoxluvr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2296

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************

Yes, and promptly lost the next day to Houston. Story of my life!
by redsoxluvr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 1668

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I hose during the summer, and if I am suddenly overrun with free time I may use soap on them once or twice per summer and deep condition the tail at the same time. Otherwise, they get curried and brushed when they get worked. That's it.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads

Snork I would like the caramel set. I'll PM you.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2296

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************

Chisamba wrote:
redsoxluvr wrote:Well, as I am going through a miserable divorce, I could use some cheering up. Count me in!
my compassion to you



Thank you, Chisamba. It freaking sucks.
by redsoxluvr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2143

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Ponichiwa wrote:
Chisamba wrote:I would only consider a friesian if it was virtually free.


Yes. Ten thousand times, yes.


Yes, I would only take a Friesian if it were perfectly behaved, perfectly sound and free.
by redsoxluvr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2296

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************

Well, as I am going through a miserable divorce, I could use some cheering up. Count me in!
by redsoxluvr
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 984

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

Oh man, you dodged a bullet on that name! Too many QHs had the legacy of someone's terrific idea to name a horse Bugs Alive in '75. Who became a very prolific stallion. Creating decades of Bug This That or Something. There's an easily traced lineage for you but .... ugh. Indeed, like Spooks Whiz on...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 984

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

If you want to earn AQHA points in dressage, you have to use his AQHA name. Otherwise, call him whatever suits you.

Signed,

Redsoxluvr, whose AQHA gelding Late Night Escape shall be known as Leonardo di Ponio in Dressage-Land.
It suits him!
by redsoxluvr
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Any experience with personal injury claims?

Here the standard personal injury guideline is 3x the amount of medical bills, or in your case 18K.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: A different kind of competition...

In a moment of madness, I signed up for the "Quick Draw" contest at the Utah State Fair tomorrow. (It's theoretically pretty straightforward, they let you into the fair first thing in the morning and you have until 3.30 to produce a piece of original framed artwork based on the activities...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

FWIW I think you will get eliminated if you do full walk pirouettes as they are not found in any test at any level. You could avoid it by doing the half pirouette, clearly walk forward a few steps then do another one.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4810

Re: Accountability

I'm in. I have to carve this weight off one way or another. I also need to be more realistic about keeping two horses in full work.
Sitting on my tush staring at my phone thinking about working horses does not equal working horses.
#onward
by redsoxluvr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 7559

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Scruffy, if you are thinking of getting something in Canada, you should check out the RCMP sale. My trainer emailed me their flier. They are selling <>40 horses, most of Hanoverian/Oldenburg descent of various ages. There are stringent requirements for markings and size for horses to be part of the ...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?

Nice filly! Best of luck with her.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 7559

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Redsoxluvr- I'm worried Scot Tolman will laugh at me due to my low (only in the dressage world- to me it's a fortune!) budget. If you think he won't roll on the floor laughing if I called, I'll reach out. I do love the prices and a lot of the training coming out of the UK right now, but again, I'm ...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 7559

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Thought of another, Woodlander Stud is downsizing ( Breeders of Woodlander Farouche) and she has some good horses for good prices as well.
by redsoxluvr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 7559

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Very sorry to hear of your horses' illness. Since you are in NE, I recommend reaching out to Scot Tolman at Shooting Star Farm. He has a good network of connections. I do know someone selling a lovely Royal Diamond mare that is 8yo, 16.3 with a change. She is showing medium which is the US equivalen...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trimmer Rant
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Trimmer Rant

Did she show? Or are you off googling Pete Ramey videos on trimming?
by redsoxluvr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 1643

Re: Meet Mikey

COngrats! He is adorable.
by redsoxluvr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 1561

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

Congrats, she is lovely!
by redsoxluvr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2533

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Finding a ViniciX used is about impossible, lots of Vinici regular tree. The person I sold my first ViniciX to when I bought mine with the custom roll/flap has it for sale. It's an 18" wide tree with serge panels in very nice condition. Just in case anyone is interested. Do you know if the sad...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2533

Re: Saddle Suggestions

It's not really reasonable to expect a saddle to fit a more advanced horse if it fits the horse as a youngster. Horses change a LOT over time. I would buy good quality used, take good care of it, and re-sell it when you need something else. As far as the WOWs go, you love them or hate them. They're ...
by redsoxluvr
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Question Knee Blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Saddle Question Knee Blocks

Here's my saddle. As you can see, there is plenty of room for your knee to go where it's comfortable.
by redsoxluvr
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1430

Re: Riding in the rain

How do you deal with riding in the rain? What do you do to protect your tack? Or am I just being overprotective of my tack. I am quite careful about cleaning and taking my tack. And what do you ride in so you aren't slipping all over the saddle? I protect my saddle with my fat arse. No, seriously. ...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Question Knee Blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Saddle Question Knee Blocks

I have very long legs, in particular a long femur. I have external blocks on my saddle and absolutely love them. They have saved my bacon more times than I care to count. Mine are the short, high blocks. I have found that long legged riders don't do well with the long blocks as they tend to position...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: Dental Question

Reach out to krazytbmare, she has experience with this and I am sure would help you.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please make it stop! (storming)
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Please make it stop! (storming)

We've received less than 1/4 of an inch of rain THIS YEAR.

Send your rain to the desert.
by redsoxluvr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1615

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

Congratulations! Your kitteh is gorgeous. Many happy returns.
by redsoxluvr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

What do you guys use for zipper treatment? I thought I had ordered some, but alas did not. I have never used it, but apparently it's recommended.
by redsoxluvr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 3594

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

20K may be chump change to you, but I can get a decent, young-ish WB horse going solid 2nd level for that price. Ok, I challenge you to show me some. I look for something a little more than 'decent'. I always :roll: on the internet when posters say they can get nice horses cheap. I wonder why they ...
by redsoxluvr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

I don't know anything about plants, but thank you for not trimming your bushes into unnatural shapes! It looks very peaceful and natural.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 3594

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

I agree, this horse is not worth 20k. He is very long in the body for his length of leg, and he is only going to get heavier. If he is quiet and sound, maybe 10k. Pretty is as pretty does, and IMO the horse is not worth 20K. I don't know what he's worth, but there have been conformation experts tha...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 2097

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

I got the Petrie boot care kit from Dressage Extensions. They also sell the Petrie color matched boot cream. I think I paid $28 all told. Totally worth it.

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