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by capstone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Rainbow of polo wraps
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Re: Rainbow of polo wraps

I will check.
by capstone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Reins
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Reins

Sorry, guys. I left the board for a while. I'm not sure what I have left of this batch of goodies. I will check.
by capstone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: Dansko clogs - used
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Dansko clogs - used

Sorry, I left the board for a while. I think so.
by capstone
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: My new online tack shop!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: My new online tack shop!

Canyon wrote:How exciting! I love the few Eskadron products that I have. Best of luck with your new venture.

Are you still spending time in Switzerland?

My assignment has ended so I am primarily back in the US now with just occasional travel required.
by capstone
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: My new online tack shop!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

My new online tack shop!

Our focus is dressage. We carry horse wear (saddle pads, polo wraps, bell boots primarily) products from Eskadron, Rider by Horse (a great Danish company) and HKM and a few horse care products from Leovet. FB: http://www.facebook.com/capstonecollections Web shop: http://www.capstone-collections.com ...
by capstone
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Random tack/apparel brag
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Random tack/apparel brag

Wow, that looks good. I'm working on a plan to redo my tack area so it is nice to see what others do. Had already decided to hang pads. Struggling with efficient blanket storage at the moment. I'd like to hang them all but I don't think know I have the room.... unless I do something under the basem...
by capstone
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Random tack/apparel brag
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Random tack/apparel brag

After lots of decrapification over many rounds, I now have this. 8-)

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by capstone
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress - December
Replies: 61
Views: 4321

Re: Goals and Progress - December

I saw a horse at World Dressage Masters in Geneva a few weeks ago, in the musical freestyle, that had the most awful flying changes I have ever seen. Not just bad tempis but the single changes as well. He would dive down hard through his shoulders, throw his head and neck up in the air - basically b...
by capstone
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: KWPN help
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: KWPN help

Thank you.
by capstone
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: KWPN help
Replies: 4
Views: 581

KWPN help

We have an imported Dutch gelding in my barn that is very highly regarded. So much so that there is interest in finding out if he has any full siblings or if his mother had any other offspring.

How could we go about looking into this? I personally have no affiliation with KWPN.
by capstone
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How many blankets does one horse need?
Replies: 40
Views: 2360

Re: How many blankets does one horse need?

Need? Not sure. Mine has lots of blankets and sheets for both the purpose of layering as well as for backup.

Keep in mind we live in Texas. He has:

2 cotton sheets
1 stable sheet
1 turnout sheet
1 Medium weight stable blanket
2 fleece liners

Also fly sheet, wicking sheet, etc.
by capstone
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only

If I came across an ad that said discount to a show home, I would say I would show to get the discount because there is ZERO chance any seller would follow up on that in any way. This is not true, with centerlinescores.com. If they mean rated shows, which I assume they do. Maybe I'm just a nosy sor...
by capstone
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only

It's code for this horse needs to be in a trainer program in a show or training barn, won't do well in an unstructured environment. Tell them you are a serious rider who isn't going to keep it in your backyard behind a Strand of saggy barb wire and you'll probably be OK. And it can actually mean ex...
by capstone
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

Re: Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself

I also agree with the above posters. It is very easy to get down on ourselves, especially by comparing to others. As was said in particular - of course you want your trainer to ride your horse well! This is a good thing. My trainer took my horse out at FEI this year and got scores up to 67% at Inter...
by capstone
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress, October and November
Replies: 201
Views: 10007

Re: Goals and progress, October and November

I concluded my November at home with some enjoyable and productive rides on Cartier. Fairly long walk warm-up, just a bit of trot and then tons of canter! Shoulder in, travers, halfpass (attempts), a single flying change. Working bend in his body, bend in my body, connection, stamina, you name it. A...
by capstone
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: Browbands revisited

StraightForward wrote:Very nice!

I just got my Fairfax bridle, and it looks like some surgery could make other browband compatible.

Does it just need a larger loop?
by capstone
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: Browbands revisited

capstone wrote:I do not need another browband. I do not need another browband. I do not need another browband.

I ordered 2 more, including the emerald one. 20% off for Black Friday and free shipping. :mrgreen:
by capstone
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: Browbands revisited

demi wrote:I agree, Cartier MUST have the green pad! And then we MUST have pictures of him wearing it!(with the emerald brow band, of course.)

Chisamba wrote:And emeralds in his brow band ,<3

The emerald pad and browband are on order. Maybe I will have pictures by Christmas!
by capstone
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: Browbands revisited

Josette wrote:The green pad with emerald brow band is gorgeous! Sapphire would be nice too with blue pad. I'm thinking red more for a dark bay or black horse.

We did go red after all!
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by capstone
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only
Replies: 27
Views: 1435

Re: How to handle seller who is not the breeder who wants to sell to competition home only

But OP specifically cited a scenario where the seller is not the breeder.

Either way, I agree with Moutaineer.
by capstone
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?
Replies: 30
Views: 1628

Re: Breast Cancer Spin-Off, Who's had it?

My mother was disgnosed in 1998, just a few months after my wedding. Mastectomy, chemo, radiation - the works - and she was cancer free for many years.

As someone up thread mentioned, there is a genetic component to my mom's cancer and now she is 2 years into an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
by capstone
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

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The rides this week went well, all things considered. Cartier is going so well and I need to catch up to him. Well, at least to my previous level of competence.

Don't be alarmed by the double. Trainer ride first and then it was "don't touch the curb" for me.
by capstone
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Dark Horse"
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: "Dark Horse"

I watched it when it played on one of the British movie channels that I get through my Swiss TV provider. I very much enjoyed it.
by capstone
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited spinoff - de-tackifying
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Browbands revisited spinoff - de-tackifying

The boots are Petrie, not sure of model as I don't have the original box.

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by capstone
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited spinoff - de-tackifying
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Browbands revisited spinoff - de-tackifying

I have done a deeper dive into my horsey closet and have found a few things I didn't remember I had! Namely a pair of Petrie dress boots worn once. I thought I sold them on eBay years ago! :oops:

Spring cleaning in the fall is fun!
by capstone
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

I'm back home and planning to ride tomorrow! :mrgreen:

My barn was hosting a schooling show on Saturday and it was busy, so we just grazed and let him stretch his legs a little.
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by capstone
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic / lesson cut short
Replies: 39
Views: 2142

Re: Clinic / lesson cut short

My experience aligns with Kelo's. In a regular lesson program with a particular trainer, any given lesson could go over or under the time allotted. In a clinic, I would not expect to be cut short unless it was clearly in the best interest of the horse or it was mutually agreed.
by capstone
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Must ceiling be a different color?
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Must ceiling be a different color?

M&M, that is almost the same color of the bedroom I posted. Funny.
by capstone
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Must ceiling be a different color?
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Must ceiling be a different color?

I guess I am in the minority!
by capstone
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Must ceiling be a different color?
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Must ceiling be a different color?

Most of my house now has the ceiling matching the walls. Downstairs bathroom, living room, both upstairs bedrooms, the hallway and the stairwell.. Some rooms have painted white crown moulding separating and some do not.

I very much like the look.
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by capstone
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Anna
Replies: 41
Views: 1905

Re: RIP Anna

One of the things that freaked me out the most when Brio was euthanized was not being there. I was actually driving in Dallas traffic when I got the call.

I am glad you were there with her and you got to say a proper goodbye.
by capstone
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

I think he needed the extra room. He's a big boy to squeeze in next to 2 others.
by capstone
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

He has traveled round trip, 4+ hours each way, since then without incident. My trainer has a 5-horse trailer. 3 rear facing and 2 front facing. We knew he had traveled in both positions previously without issue. He has had many trips in this trailer. However, after the fact, we realized he had only ...
by capstone
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

I'm sorry that everyone seems to have their own bad luck tales. Seems to be the way it goes, I guess. If you have horses long enough.

Here is the picture of the lovely body modification he decided to self inflict. Thank goodness it healed well and quickly.
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by capstone
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Anna
Replies: 41
Views: 1905

Re: RIP Anna

I'm sorry for your loss.
by capstone
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My training is staring to show progress
Replies: 74
Views: 3604

Re: My training is staring to show progress

I think you and your pony look lovely. I am happy for you and your progress. It really is pointless, understandable but pointless, to continue to engage with Kande. There will be no moving her from her perception once it was set. Everything that has come after is just rationalization/justification, ...
by capstone
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

I actually wasn't present for the failed I1 test but Lisa said he kept getting more and more behind the leg until he just stopped in the middle of the 3s. Full stop. I'm not sure what that scored.
by capstone
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Retiring neurological horse
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: Retiring neurological horse

In my experience, because the incidence of Lyme is very low in Texas, the vets do not have as much experience managing it as vets in other areas. I know my vet is not at all comfortable with the idea of managing a horse with Lyme, and I generally trust him implicitly with all of my horse's needs.
by capstone
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

And he tore himself up on the way home! Completely unrelated and also fortunately completely healed now, but he apparently sawed and sawed his hip against the frame of the trailer window until he rubbed off not only a very large patch of hair but also some skin. It was icing on the cake, let me tell...
by capstone
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

So...the story. It started in September, before I went home the last time. He was shod while my trainer was away and she returned to be very unhappy with the job that was done. Actually the groom called her before she came back and warned her of the situation, that's how "bad" it was. He w...
by capstone
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your horse's quirks and how you overcame them...
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Tell me about your horse's quirks and how you overcame them...

When I first got my big Brio, he had apparently never been in an indoor/covered arena before. The shadows in our big old arena were his monsters. Luckily simple exposure did the trick and he did work past it. Interestingly, when the Russian circus came to our stables and set up theirs act in half of...
by capstone
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

Great pic :) What is his saddle? You don't see that many dressage saddles with square cantles. Hulsebos from the Netherlands. They have models with square and round cantles. In the past, I have had deeper seated saddles with high round cantles. This one gives a different feeling but now that I'm us...
by capstone
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

Chisamba wrote:It must ve somewhat frustrating to have long stretches of not riding your boy

Yes, it is. And he feels so good. This year of FEI work has been so incredibly good for him, mentally and physically.
by capstone
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cartier's stories
Replies: 138
Views: 7462

Re: Cartier's stories

Not the best photo we ever took but I was so excited to get to spend time with my boy, I had to commemorate it.
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I had been 60 days out of the saddle; glad that stretch has been broken!
by capstone
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Browbands revisited
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: Browbands revisited

One of the ones on the wish list is the green one, to go with the green pad. I haven't decided if I like the green pad yet. :?
by capstone
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 2817

Re: Show us your pets!

And the main man I talk about all the time, Cartier.
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by capstone
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 2817

Re: Show us your pets!

My old man, Kuper, pre-retirement.
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by capstone
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 2817

Re: Show us your pets!

My little boys, Jackson and Asher:
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by capstone
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 2817

Re: Show us your pets!

Magic IS adorable! Love the boots too!

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