Search found 684 matches

by Tarlo Farm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 134
Views: 1808

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

Sorry for all that. Lesson to be learned: Quit on day three if there is chaos. Good luck with the search!
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her THIS!!! Wishing your daughter safe journeys in her important work, and you good sleep and a new horse. Me - what? fourth? fifth? - Thank you for raising a wonderful adven...
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: OMG! It's a pony

When I first started taking my horse to shows he spent more time with his head up staring than he did moving. OMG, that reminds me of one of my horse's first tests at a schooling show next to a pasture with draft horses. I got THE squarest, abrupt halts, followed by a frozen head-up that needed a b...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Grass growing in arena
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Grass growing in arena

I think grass is great to ride on! Except if you get tracks worn in areas. Then it get tough to maneuver around occasionally.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mendelsohn?
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Mendelsohn?

Is that you and your baby on the cover of the "USDF Connection" magazine???
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

There was a time I swore NO MARES!! Then I wound up with four of them. :shock: I grew to absolutely love them. But they are, in general, a little more trouble than the geldings given same breed, same age, relatively same background. If I outlive my 14 year old mare - and I will hopefully outlive her...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: OMG! It's a pony

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: A different kind of competition...

Great image!!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Book Recommendation

Old story, debunked. Her father had actually returned to South America when she returned to Nairobi. First woman to fly in Africa, first woman to fly east to west across the ocean, crashing in Canada. Period.

https://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/23/book ... d-one.html
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Book Recommendation

Looking forward to reading that, thanks for the info! "West With The Night" is my favorite: True story about the first woman pilot, Beryl Markham, to do loads of flight stuff, AND when her father's farm in Kenya failed, she rode her favorite horse to Niarobi (sp) and became the leading tra...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

And now, Drumpf will be the ONLY major political figure - including many international allies - to not attend. And the drumpf ordered the WH flag moved to full-staff when he returned from yet another golf weekend.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Grass growing in arena
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Grass growing in arena

Does the owner not want the grass in the arena? If it's not much, I can be pulled out by hand, or disc-ed, or dragged. Are the horses always in that pasture?
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: Fun at the Fair

Me three. Except the adults have taken over the meetings for 4H Horse Council. When I had a horse club, I helped a couple of my high school kids wrestle it back for about three years. In my opinion, adults are there to help point the kids in the right direction, assist when needed, then get out of t...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: Fun at the Fair

I had to enter something in at least five of eight departments. I did seven; sewing (sundress), culinary (jam), fine arts (one of those wine-and-canvas things), folk art (a welcome sign I made years ago), horticulture (roma tomatoes), photography (a photo of a sunset), and floriculture (a giant Dahl...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: Fun at the Fair

Love it and all the posts! Just picked up my exhibits this morning as our fair wrapped up last night. I got fourth place as Homemaker of the Year! hahahahahaha!! Next year I want the damn sash!!
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Geraniums

Yeah, ten years ago they started chewing on them here. Mums too. :evil: Mine are behind a tiny, thin electric hot wire around my yard plugged in at night.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Geraniums

Until they don't... :evil: I've kept geraniums for years and in fact have made at least two dozen cuttings off one especially prolific plant with extraordinary genetics. As someone said, FULL sun is essential, and it's ok to let the soil dry out periodically. What caught my attention is these are ne...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A big whine
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: A big whine

Glad you're feeling better. I too hate fireworks. Bleh
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1329

Re: Quality of Life ?

It's SOOOOOO hard. But we owe them some dignity in death as in life. Hugs!!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1329

Re: Quality of Life ?

Yes ^^^

If you're here wondering, I believe it's time.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1167

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

No confliction for me - I find them icky.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Walter Zettl

I was blessed to attend one of his clinics and watched as a young lady on an appaloosa/draft cross learned to dance. Many of us auditing cried when it happened. He was so patient and without effort...teaching what he loved most. I was there too! That was so amazing and she and her horse were wonder...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Walter Zettl

Oh no! I've been worried about this and thinking of him a lot lately. I'm so sad. I rode with him several times and attended clinics even more. Ride on WAZ, ride on!!!
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1596

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

OMG! I so miss the babies! And your mare is gorgeous!!
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

I agree with the responses that say make this public; social media, local news, whathaveyou. This is TOTALLY unacceptable! BTW, where was your mom found?
by Tarlo Farm
Thu May 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jimmy Williams
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Jimmy Williams

From the time I was about 12, it would take both hands and almost all my fingers to count the number of predators I ran across in various aspects of the horse world. :evil:
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Phone Insurance

:shock: :shock: :shock: NO!! Yes, not true without photos.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in southern Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Riding in southern Spain

In 1989 I rode in southern Spain for two weeks. The horses (Andalusians) and farm was a glorified dude-ranch, but after the staff realized I could really ride, they let me help with the stallions a couple times and that was REALLY fun. I went in late November and except for torrential rains one five...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun May 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Phone Insurance

Hi Clanter! (waving) Thanks for the tips and suggestions everyone. I did get insurance on this one; second $300 phone in two months. First one lasted four years before I tried to wash it. The other day I was enticing my men-of-mayham mutt into a pond and slipped and fell - with the new phone in my b...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Credit Score
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Credit Score

Yes. Discover give their cardholders a report every month. It varies a few points according to the most stupid reasons.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Phone Insurance

Do you have it? Has it been worth it?
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trump and Horses???
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Trump and Horses???

Maybe...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trump and Horses???
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Trump and Horses???

From Bill Gates: "He knew my daughter Jennifer, because Trump has this horse show thing down in Florida, in fact he went up and talked to Jen and was being super nice," says Gates. "And then, like 20 minutes later, he flew in in a helicopter to the same place. So clearly he'd been dri...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu May 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I sold the farm!
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: I sold the farm!

The funny thing is, we received our buyer's offer on Friday. On Saturday, we received another offer from someone who looked a while ago. And today I got a call from another buyer I've been talking with, and she's ready to make an offer. Real estate is so crazy! When it rains, it pours! Congratulati...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 6616

Re: Need some help or advice

Well done Linden! We're here for you.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue May 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Somebody was sassy yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Somebody was sassy yesterday

That's what the padding was for. 8-) Oh.My.Gawd!! I love how stoic the rider still looks in the first close-up. And the gelding/mare/stallion meme is hysterical!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: News from down under.
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: News from down under.

Great news, ride on!
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

Just like Emerald Ash Borer. Came into Detroit probably on a pallet. From China. Now every ash tree, planted in the '60s to replace every Dutch elm disease stricken elm, will die. Eight in one pasture alone. A HUGE 40 footer too big to lock hands around in my woodlot. The end of ash ax handles and ...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We rode to the outdoor tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: We rode to the outdoor tonight

You and your horse will learn to love a bit of trail riding!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

Ick. They ARE creepy. When I was a kid we NEVER had them in Michigan!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kayaking, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Kayaking, anyone?

I have three kayaks, all sit-in, none more than $500, most used going downstream, though all are fine on lakes without big winds. Seatback comfort is critical and the most expensive of the three has the most comfortable seatback. It also has the straps and bands that have lasted the longest. My frie...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 583

NJ Has New Ticks

https://www.morningticker.com/2018/04/s ... crambling/

Ick. Never seen them on horses as badly I saw them in Spain. I've always wondered if you could wrap flea and tick collars around the legs, just above the knee.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Obsession
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Another Obsession

Here in the northern section of the LP of Michigan, we still have snow on the ground. :evil:
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Rain, rain go away

Same here, but now looking at a regular snowy winter day, with four inches of heavy, wet snow on the ground. And a broken belt on the snowblower. Going to try to peel some of it away with the tractor back blade, but figure on driving the 4WD truck for a few days. Oh, and down to a half dozen bales o...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

Check with your local "OregonWorks!" website
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "The Rider"
Replies: 3
Views: 347

"The Rider"

Here's another one. Listening to Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" interview him and the writer/director. Sounds like there's a horrible scene with barbed wire.... :cry:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_rider/
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Lean On Pete"
Replies: 3
Views: 475

"Lean On Pete"

by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How would you handle this situation?
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: How would you handle this situation?

Did the vet gain anything from your purchase of the mare? Without a solid history of the mare and the breeding, without you insisting on a more thorough exam before you acquired the mare, I'd chalk it up to a simple mistake. How did you "acquire" a supposedly-bred mare with no guarantee? (...
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I must be the world's worst packer...
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: I must be the world's worst packer...

Of course it's harder to go away. But that's one reason why it's good to go. And I, like Heddy, am a minimalist packer. I can fit everything I need for a week into an 18X14X8" pack (Spirit Airlines maximum free bag). I certainly don't look the best among my group, but I rarely have to borrow an...

Go to advanced search