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by redsoxluvr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 23
Views: 452

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: 20
Views: 193

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: 287

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: 73
Views: 966

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 ***Send in your entries!**************
Replies: 26
Views: 571

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: 778

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: 207

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 ***Send in your entries!**************
Replies: 26
Views: 571

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: 1194

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 ***Send in your entries!**************
Replies: 26
Views: 571

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: 572

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: 572

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: 323

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: 323

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: 229

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: 104
Views: 1889

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: 3888

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: 682

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: 3888

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: 3888

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: 3888

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: 475

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: 992

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: 833

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: 1674

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: 1674

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: 448

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: 789

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: 448

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: 1075

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: 308

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: 998

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: 1741

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: 2433

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: 1018

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: 2433

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: 1741

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: 1359

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: 2433

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6336

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: 980

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 ...

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