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by Snork
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 310

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: 161
Views: 2778

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: 218

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: 218

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: 437

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: 260

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
Replies: 22
Views: 644

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: 999

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: 406

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: 4187

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: 4187

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: 6572

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: 6572

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: 6572

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: 4187

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: 4187

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: 6572

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: 4187

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: 6572

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: 999

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: 1336

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: 1417

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: 1417

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: 6572

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: 700

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: 2782

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: 2076

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: 4122

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: 5967

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: 6055

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: 8529

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: 4477

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: 4191

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: 1820

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: 2498

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: 1032

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

We need an update. How did this come out? :P
by Snork
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Heartworm Preventative
Replies: 13
Views: 2738

Re: Heartworm Preventative

Bulldog is on Interceptor, boxer x is on Heartgard plus (TriHeart). Long story, two different vets due to the bulldogs special needs (being a bulldog, after all). I might switch them both to Interceptor this year just to make my life easier.
by Snork
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sicily was lovely!
Replies: 14
Views: 2941

Re: Sicily was lovely!

What a beautiful place and gorgeous wedding. Was the cake cryo-preserved to be eaten over the next 50 years a la Seinfeld episode? :)
by Snork
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 5967

Re: Barn dilemma

Thank you gals. I know full well that the quarantine is neither adequate nor makes any sense, but that's what BM believes she needs to do "to protect all the horses." The "quarantined" horse is still in a stall where it can touch noses with other horses, vets, farriers, massage t...
by Snork
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Trash to treasure: trailer tack locker project

Really nice! Love the blue color. I'm currently on a hunt for a used armoire that is at least 24" deep inside so that in can make this: http://homemadehorsejumps.weebly.com/tack-locker-armoire.html I'd reconfigure it a bit (don't need four saddle racks) but i do need space to store my saddle pa...
by Snork
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You don't see this every day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: You don't see this every day!

So cool and what an amazing opportunity for the kids to see truly wild animals up close playing like that.
by Snork
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 5967

Barn dilemma

Barn drama, what else is new, right? I'm hoping maybe by writing this out, things will get more clear to me. Just moved my horse to a new barn, that has a lot of things i really, really like.  For Chicago, it is almost magically close - just over 30 min from my house (compared to the hour or so for ...
by Snork
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Equine Disease Outbreaks
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: 2017 Equine Disease Outbreaks

With a caveat that not all states require reporting of things like strangles. It is definitely spreading in IL but in IL there is no reporting requirement so if it hits a less scrupulous barn, you'll never know about it.
by Snork
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New Dishwasher?
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: New Dishwasher?

I'm going to go against the drawer dishwasher recommendation. They have the highest failure rate of all dishwashers so while not all fail, the chances are high enough. I don't generally like to go buying expensive trouble. I have three Bosh dishwashers and so far so good. Two have the third rack (ut...
by Snork
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: June 29, the pre-purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Re: June 29, the pre-purchase

Is there anything that you could possibly discover on a PPE that would make you say you don't want her? If so, do PPE, otherwise, I agree with redsox et al. You know her, you love her, if it was me, i'd skip the PPE and use the money (thousands, possibly) to invest in Adequan, legend and some massag...
by Snork
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Horses for sale
Topic: 2016 Hanoverian filly for sale in Oxford, Nova Scotia Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: 2016 Hanoverian filly for sale in Oxford, Nova Scotia Canada

Naturally! I mean, do you like your sweaters moth-eaten or sleek and shiny? Horses are a bit like that too :P
by Snork
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Osiris is settling in.
Replies: 16
Views: 3788

Re: Osiris is settling in.

What a majestic animal. His name fits him for sure. What kind of a cat is it?
by Snork
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PONY!!! - with more pics
Replies: 31
Views: 5712

Re: PONY!!! - with more pics

Princess looks AWESOME. For a pony saddle, we had a few when my girls were that little and, depending on what you want, i have a few recommendations. Cheap and easy? Wintec kids saddle with the built-in handle. Less than $200 and teeny-tiny. Something nicer? Pessoa Pony. New about $1300, the 13"...

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