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by redsoxluvr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 21
Views: 236

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: 176

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: 490

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: 1083

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: 1192

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: 470

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: 1192

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: 1083

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.
by redsoxluvr
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Help me find my new horse!

I would go on the dressage horse FB groups as what you are looking for is pretty common. Noel Williams is selling several horses that meet your criteria in Dressage Horses for your Consideration- Weanlings to GP. Below are a few. Alfonzo (Al), 17h 2004 Hanoverian gelding, Akatschi (Akzent II x Wenze...
by redsoxluvr
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1192

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

well I will be the dissenting voice Trevor is waaaaay overpriced I see a pudgy flat moving barely training level horse who appears to have a bit of a sour attitude, reading his ears. the rider is really doing a lot of hand work to work him ( spread hands uneven) and that downward walk transition is...
by redsoxluvr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Regarding the palomino mare Redsox mentioned, I wonder if this is it. This one is around 5k usd. I don't know what shipping is for a mare from UK. It's around 10k to new york counting quarantine. https://sporthorse-data.com/classifieds/top-class-palomino-dressage-prospect The other prospects on thi...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

He can be charming, as you can see. He's lost the "hard" eye for the most part, so we are hopeful.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

As you can see. my guy is more of a sporthorse type. Since he has started working correctly, his hunter bump is gone and he has a pretty good topline. This was taken about a year ago.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

It sounds like this horse has just been dinked around on, owned by a teenager possibly dabbling in barrels, definitely not specifically WP trained. I've been around plenty of WP and I quickly pass on any horses that are shown peanut rolling and doing a dinky jog and lame 4-beat lope. If they aren't...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Not at all what you are looking for, but dang, the price is sooo tempting. Lucky for me, dh and ds would probably disown me if I bought her. lol A cute “about 17H” QH gelding popped up on my FB feed today too, for only $3K. When I was looking last year I couldn’t find a damn thing over 16H and unde...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Thanks for the tips and links, all! For now, I'm keeping the hunt to 6yo and younger. I know of an absolutely gorgeous palomino mare in the UK by Treliver Decanter (DiMaggio). She's 4 and I am positive you could get her to the US including shipping for 15K. PM me if interested. How is this even pos...
by redsoxluvr
Mon May 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Boot woes

Most credit card companies have a time limit as to when you can file a claim. I would check with your credit card company, then let the seller know that you will initiate a dispute by x date if you don't get resolution. There is definitely the complicating factor of being a custom order, but if the ...
by redsoxluvr
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Schleese saddles
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Schleese saddles

Jan & PJ wrote:I've already been looking for used lol. I don't see any. I'm looking for the Devin which is the western saddle. If you have any ideas please let me know. I would love to find one used.


I saw one on eBay today!
by redsoxluvr
Sat May 26, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2856

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

UDBB, I'd like to tap the power of this board for a horse hunt. My current mare is 12 and is going well, so there's no immediate urgency (i.e. I can look at unstarted and/or young horses), which is good because my wish list is ridiculous. True confessions time: I have always wanted a palomino. More...
by redsoxluvr
Wed May 23, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

I don't know that the boots will drop that much. I have worn mine twice on the horse and a couple of times around the house and mine have dropped maybe 1/2 CM. I have the Olympic model. They're pretty stiff but are not the stiffest ones they sell. When I ordered mine, I wanted 52CM high at the back ...
by redsoxluvr
Sun May 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

I am only riding my advanced horse in them - they are far too tall and stiff for my project pony. They are comfortable though, and I think they are a great value.
by redsoxluvr
Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Here you go! I have ridden in them twice so far and they feel great. A bit big, but better too big than too tight .
by redsoxluvr
Fri May 18, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Well, I got my boots today and they are absolutely gorgeous. They fit great and the workmanship is top knotch. Total delivered was less than $600, even with a full custom top, color and ornamental cuff. I ordered mine March 21 and got them today.

Oh, and I did get the 7CM bow. Totally worth it.
by redsoxluvr
Thu May 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Lots of tack for sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Lots of tack for sale!

Pics are available via PM, and most of this is cross posted on FB and eBay. Borne Flexion. MW tree, 18" seat. Excellent used condition. $1100 Borne/Sankey Full custom, 18" seat, wide tree, small external blocks. Mild wear. Seriously the nicest saddle I have ever sat in. $1800 Neue Schule t...
by redsoxluvr
Thu May 10, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Schleese saddles
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Schleese saddles

Thanks redsoxluvr. Those saddles are pretty pricey! Not sure I want to pay that much money for a saddle for my little rescue horse but I love how adaptable they are so it can grow with her. May I be so bold as to suggest used? You will never, ever get your investment back on a new one. Find somethi...
by redsoxluvr
Thu May 10, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Quality of Life ?

I've lost three horses in the last 10 years. One was due to a pasture injury, the other two were catastrophic colics. One of the colics was a severely debilitated rescue horse and when he colicked it was no surprise. He survived the first bout, but went into afib during the second one and I had the ...
by redsoxluvr
Tue May 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 732

Re: What a few months it has been

So very sorry for the loss of your pets.

Your boss is a douchebag.
by redsoxluvr
Thu May 03, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Measuring a bit's thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

If you have a picture I can probably tell you what size it is.
by redsoxluvr
Thu May 03, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Schleese saddles
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Schleese saddles

I've had a few Schleeses, all of which were solid, good quality saddles. I won't pay their new
prices, because they are ludicrous. I will however pick up a used one if I can. As always,
the fitter is key. Definitely research who you use, because it makes a H U G E difference.
by redsoxluvr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

@RosieB- what made you choose the Allure over the Elegance? And what made you choose the 7 cm bowl? I'm also very interested to hear how the new tapered ankle feels and if it affects the drop at all. I chose the higher bow because I think it looks purty, plus I got a gauntlet with croc and I wanted...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

The height is the one thing I am stressed about. I ordered 52CM high, but the seller said based on my physical height that I should have ordered 50CM. Of course as they are the experts, I agreed to the 50CM. Now I am stressing that they will not be tall enough. I did order mine with a 7CM bow, so at...
by redsoxluvr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 1083

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Still waiting to receive mine as they are full custom. I shall report back at once!
by redsoxluvr
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

Love this post. I have also bought Le Mieux from some of those places and loved it. 2 points though: 30 GPB is more like $42 though with US prices on Le Mieux it's still a steal. Dover now carries Le Mieux (admittedly for the higher price!) in case you want to touch them before you buy and Dover ch...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

Thanks redsox, they have the LeMieux acoustic bonnet in black/cob in case the Schockemohle doesn't work out. I'm glad I'm using the the LeMieux merino numnahs, which only come in black or white, so I can't get tempted to go down the matchy-matchy rabbit hole. The olive green would be lovely on my r...
by redsoxluvr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

horsehealth.co.uk is my favorite, but I do like others. Sheepsgate Tack is good, saddlesdirect.co.uk is good as well. There's an eBay seller called happytailwaggers that is excellent too. For boots I like rijlaarzen.nl/en/ or reitstiefel.shop/en. Reitstiefel actually has a boot configurator that you...
by redsoxluvr
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

I ordered from my favorite tack store in England on Saturday and my delivery arrives tomorrow. I think that's pretty fast!
by redsoxluvr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

Please, please, please update at a future date whether you like your Petries or not. I had Petrie 3000s back in the day and they wore like iron. They're too big now and not tall enough but they're still totally sound. UNLIKE my 1.5 year old custom Konigs which are so trashed that they're only good ...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

So the navy croc bridle arrived a few minutes ago... It's actually rather pretty and subtle sitting here in the sunshine on my desk. Can't wait to try it on the black-faced beast! Oh, we will need pics of this on handsome Laddie too! My Petrie Allures arrived today. I could use another 1 cm of heig...
by redsoxluvr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

I will do so. I got them for just under $600, so I am spectacularly excited.
by redsoxluvr
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1349

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

This thread is timely, as I pulled out my white breeches, shirt and stock tie yesterday and threw them in the wash for the first time in years. I ordered new boots this past week. I ordered navy Petries with a navy croc cuff. I am pretty conservative, so this is a bit of a stretch for me! I have a n...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 2459

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Hope he feels better soon! Glad you were able to get him into the horspital.
by redsoxluvr
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4286

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

so she has been "outed" and "harassed" and there are people who still claim its not bullying? really? Exactly. Of course it's bullying. I still think the person who wrote the initial article decrying abuse, etc. is still in for a lawsuit. I know it's been said that the show orga...
by redsoxluvr
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4286

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I want to know how you know how much money she has and how many hours she has spent in the saddle I know you've all seen worse rides. Actors in movies, kids learning, riders frightened by their horses, silly tourists on trail rides. An eventer kicking their horse over a jump on a shattered leg, a s...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4286

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I will be the first to think that the riding was horrid. The TD could have given her a yellow card for the actions after the salute. In fact, they should have, as the judge saw it happen and can give testament to her actions. If it isn't possible due to current USAE rules, we as USAE members should ...
by redsoxluvr
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best comments from judge
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Best comments from judge

"Glad you stayed on". As you can imagine, it was an eventful test.

Second only to, "Flying changes are not required at this level."
by redsoxluvr
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: DACA and Walls
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: DACA and Walls

There is no easy path to citizenship with DACA in it's current form. Here's what was in place before the current administration.
https://citizenpath.com/paths-to-legal- ... ocumented/
by redsoxluvr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Is Kitt the saddlefitter still in biz?

Have you called her? I am sure she is pretty busy this time of year. 802-375-2298 according to her saddlery FB page.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambo Plus fly Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Rambo Plus fly Mask

Do you take it on and off each day? Only saying as my trainer had one of these on one of her retirees, and he had it on for a few days straight without taking it off. He got a horrible sore from it, they are fairly stiff. Granted, it is her mistake to not take it on and off each day, but it still sh...
by redsoxluvr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2552

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

I wouldn't be concerned too much about the shivers, Xan. I know someone whose FEI horse has shivers and he is competing and doing well.
by redsoxluvr
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

Re: Reading For Comprehension

Rockabilly wrote:What surprises me the most about Facebook is how judgmental many people are.



Facebook has become a centralized repository for the Internet lynch mob. It's only going to get worse, which is why I post less and less.

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