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by Snork
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 8
Views: 79

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

I think the person you most need to talk to is bascar. She will know that area like the back of her hand. Is bascar here?
by Snork
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Travel insurance companies (for people)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Travel insurance companies (for people)

For people emergencies, easiest way to get automatic travel insurance is to use one of the premium cards - Chase Saphire Reserve or Citi Prestige. Travel insurance is included for up to the amount paid with the card (sometimes more) for any interruption/cancellation that is done for a covered reason...
by Snork
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1032

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

First, scruffy I’m so very very sorry. I’m sick for, and with you. There is so much repugnant stuff in this industry, both due to willful ignorance and complete lack of moral standards, that being disappointed is almost a given. Some of the best and worst people hang out around horses, and a whole l...
by Snork
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 756

Re: trailers and SUVs

I bought the trailer through the dealer in TX. There's another one in MD but TX was closer, and, honestly, gave me a better deal on the particular trailer I wanted (pretty color with a drawing. I'm reasonable like that. HA!) I can look it up for you but I think at the time (2017) the list price was ...
by Snork
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Dyeing leather white

Thanks Xan and WheresMyWhite. The youngest's coach recommended the shoe but he is from Europe and not intimately familiar with the non-FIG rules. IWAs are standard issue for international competition, and also allowed in USA by USAG, our national (rather disgraced, currently in bankruptcy proceeding...
by Snork
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: kid-friendly meals
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: kid-friendly meals

I'll second/third/fourth tacos that everyone can assemble as they see fit. I have had sleepovers where one kid only put in meat, another only cheese and the third just about everything.

Waffles, scrambled eggs and pancakes are good for breakfast.

If all else fails, everyone eats buttered toast. HA
by Snork
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Dyeing leather white

Thank you! A very good point about the swoosh potentially being treated as another decoration, and one I hadn't thought about. Unfortunately the swoosh is a big reason for getting these particular shoes in the first place - from what I understand, the swoosh part acts somewhat like a rock tape in ho...
by Snork
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Dyeing leather white

This is not at all horse related but given that it deals with leather and horse people are mavericks, I can't imagine a better place to ask. Can I dye the gold leather in the "swoosh" in these shoes white? Will it hold? I need to get these shoes (German) to conform to these requirements (o...
by Snork
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 756

Re: trailers and SUVs

I have a Boeckmann Portax K (I think. Maybe E. The one with two full size groom doors instead of a door and a second ramp). It is a fantastic trailer, basically an upgraded Brenderup, and I tow with an SUV. I'm a nervous, inexperienced tower who gets spooked at a drop of a hat but this particular co...
by Snork
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11765

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

... the sire, Semper Fidelis, is by Tzigane? So jumping lines Trakehner. But the damsire is Regazzoni. I've only personally known one horse by him, but by all accounts he was pretty representative (with the usual warnings the plural of anecdote is not data and all that). Beautiful, overly sensitive...
by Snork
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Paging Lisa Noel!
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Paging Lisa Noel!

Lisa is redsoxluvr here too.
by Snork
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I said YES!
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: I said YES!

Congratulations! Here's to many happy years.
by Snork
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: I falled off

Oh no. I hope you feel better soon!
by Snork
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11765

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

If I’m not mistaken, last time harmless banter like this on this board landed aregard and bj in Ireland. Hunting. For reals.

Send pictures from Olympia girls. :lol:
by Snork
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads

Turquoise and caramel are spoken for. DappleField, I'm in Chicago - I think the connection is that at one point you were in Omaha which is where my in-laws live as well.

But I'm happy to mail the fuchsia to you!
by Snork
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Brand new Lemieux matchy pads
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Brand new Lemieux matchy pads

I have too many saddle pads, as evidenced by the fact that these three sets haven't even been taken out of their packaging. My best friend is threatening to disown me and any day the husband will accidentally open the door to what he thinks is our second laundry to realize it's actually a tack close...
by Snork
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone looking for a prospect?
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Anyone looking for a prospect?

I laughed out loud at Totolony. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Snork
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: French horn anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: French horn anyone?

Hmmm, my best friend, a vet, might just have a French horn. I think it was French horn she was playing. It's a nice one too.

If not, I'll ask if my kids want to part with their harmonica :P
by Snork
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-It starts again!
Replies: 40
Views: 2126

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

And to think that I was freaking out on Sunday watching my 8-year old rock-climb 5.11 (no idea what that means, but she seemed to be really proud of it). She made it to the top, I didn't throw up and it only lasted a few minutes. Clearly you've raised a pretty amazing human being but I can't even be...
by Snork
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 1910

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Nice mare! Looks like you'll have a ton of fun with her, happy riding!

I thought of you yesterday as I was pulling on the boots I bought from you to go try out a half lease on another redhead. The horse was lovely so maybe it's a redhead season around here :)
by Snork
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

Congratulations! He looks wonderful, and so do you.
by Snork
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 9132

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

scruffy he is cute but dang he is so out of balance no wonder he is worried! No way no how is he worth $10,000 or IMO anything close to that. Sigh I love the color I love the cross, he could be very nice. He needs someone who understands training not just getting the horse "round". He is ...
by Snork
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 9132

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I've had and ridden good geldings and I've had and ridden good mares. Because so much of my interaction with the horses in my life is on the ground, I prefer mares because they just seem more interested in people. They let you know where you stand, and if you find one you bond with (which can take t...
by Snork
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

I really like him Ponichiwa. You did good!
by Snork
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

He looks lovely. Does he seem to enjoy being a pet or does he have more of the "lets get this job done and then let me go back to my own business" type of mentality some stock horses can have?
by Snork
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

The slight of not including us in the 'friends' (judging from the lack of picture floods) hasn't gone unnoticed :P
by Snork
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 9132

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

One more voice into the josette/bip/musical comedy chorus. The good ones go quickly.

Which makes it even more important to really know what you want. For example, IF you are considering an Iberian horse, make sure you actually get along with that particular type of temperament.
by Snork
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 9132

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I love the palomino. In theory. If you feel like actually working hard and going places, she seems awesome. All the pieces are there and she's undeniably gorgeous, but they're just pieces and it will take time and effort to put them together. Your mileage might vary but, personally, through repeat e...
by Snork
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

He's gorgeous ponichiwa. My favorite color in the whole wide world, and such a beautiful face. I'm jealous!
by Snork
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 9132

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I am so very sorry about Farley, scruffy.

I have no leads but I will keep my fingers crossed for you, today and on Saturday.
by Snork
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Koolkat wrote:I can see the Feiner Stern influence in that horse.

This is the mare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHMCUCyycNs

. . . Bascar probably knows them.


Bascar knows the mare for sure. She (the mare, not bascar) has been for sale for years.
by Snork
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 1910

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

She is absolutely beautiful. If I'm correct, she has a full sister a year younger competing at PSG, same owners, doesn't she?

Nice breeding and lovely training on this mare. Congratulations!!!
by Snork
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 2389

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

Ponichiwa, Smoke Tree Dragon Tail is only 12.2. I definitely second asking for an official measurement.
by Snork
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Kathy, I sent you a PM with contact details if you'd like to get in touch - they have a 10 year old coming this weekend to Chicago area that fits your list. I don't know much more than that except that he's very pretty, competed well in Europe at M level (3rd/4th) and expected to pass vetting. https...
by Snork
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re: Help me find my new horse!

I have a friend with several sales horses, some in Europe and some already here. She might have something suitable, let me check.

This is her FB business page: https://www.facebook.com/sportwarmbloods
by Snork
Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 11104

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Depending on how you define "decent brain" I'm sure you can get what you want relatively easily in a baby if you look at the Spanish horses. Palomino is not common as dirt but accessible enough in those breeds. If I remember correctly, a horse that is a bit hot isn't an inherent problem fo...
by Snork
Thu May 24, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Phone Insurance

I think this is an individual decision. For me, phone insurance is always worth it, but I'm exceptionally careless with my phones. Square Trade replaced 3 Samsung Galaxies for me within a year before I smartened up and switched back to the iPhone. So far it's about a replacement a year for me, which...
by Snork
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: ISO Brown Cob Double Bridle

Kiwi looks super cute in her new bridle. When did Jerry's close the shop? Waaah!
by Snork
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2583

Re: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?

I got Casper for both of my girls. Excellent return policy and so far they like it. They're both fussy sleepers and use every excuse to show up in my bed but they've been staying put in their own stalls, er, rooms, more than not, which is consider success. :P I've slept on it a few nights myself and...
by Snork
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A sad postscript
Replies: 26
Views: 4952

Re: A sad postscript

I'm very sorry. He was a truly gorgeous cat.
by Snork
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 7098

Re: Barn dilemma

I thought I'd update this - gave my 30 day notice today and will move the horse to the barn 20 min further where my kids ride.
by Snork
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought Ariel last night
Replies: 34
Views: 7481

Re: I bought Ariel last night

Wonderful! Congratulations!!!!
by Snork
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What do you have around your house from the old BB?
Replies: 43
Views: 10364

Re: What do you have around your house from the old BB?

I also have this great wooden bowl that is a horse carved out of a single piece of wood. It was a UDBBer who was very active for a long time, a young woman from the Midwest or plains and I think her family makes the bowls. I remembered who!! It was SarMonet (Moinet?). I think Sar is not riding anym...
by Snork
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cheers!
Replies: 23
Views: 5414

Re: Cheers!

Ha! Welcome back!
by Snork
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5173

Re: We are loosing our younger dog to cancer.

I am so sorry Josette. I hope the little one had a good night and pred is kicking in. Wishing for a peaceful quality time for all of you.
by Snork
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Bread machines?
Replies: 7
Views: 2269

Re: Bread machines?

Od thread, but I think the almost unanimous consensus on the old board was that Zojurushi is the go-to for bread machines. Works well for heavier, gluten-free breads as well but, of course, recipe matters.

Mine is somewhere in the closet. Haven't used it in ages.
by Snork
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project

I know redsoxs! But i ran the numbers and between the wood, hardware and first couple of coats of finish, it's way cheaper to upcycle a nice armoire than it is to build one!
by Snork
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Left out an ingredient---help...;)
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Left out an ingredient---help...;)

We need an update. How did this come out? :P

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