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by chantal
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: A different kind of competition...

I love it!!
by chantal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Remember my "tripod"?
Replies: 17
Views: 3335

Re: Remember my "tripod"?

Congratulations! What fun. Very solid!
by chantal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Zeus is being started
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: Zeus is being started

He is gorgeous, what great photos! You must be thrilled. And I covet that forelock!
by chantal
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 92
Views: 1429

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

@scruffy the cat-I'm asking. Even the great brains spook, I was waiting for it and it happened today. Darn horse is really athletic. And my reins were too long, and I wasn't quite keeping his attention. Shame on me. I will let you know. He's got a half brother, same stallion, I believe but I need to...
by chantal
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?

Hello Hope! Welcome! It's fun, and sometimes scary on the bus....
by chantal
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5059

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Yup, he's a looker!! Ooooh, enjoy!!
by chantal
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 457

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

Smitten is awesome, awwww! She's adorable, and probably going to be smitten with you too.
by chantal
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 570

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Oooooh, she's gorgeous! Congratulations!
by chantal
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 5316

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

Stunning girl! I'm sorry for your loss, and happy you have this lovely girl to dote on.
by chantal
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

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Baby Mikey
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Gratuitous baby pic
by chantal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 692

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She's really pretty, and I love the name Tesla. Full disclosure, it's our dog's name. :)
by chantal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

So chantal - are you going to be joining us on the goals threads in the training forum??? :) :) :) I gotta get my bearings. I literally just got him, officially on Monday. It's a been a process to get him, as I'm sure you all know, and now we need to figure out where we both are. When I figure out ...
by chantal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Well, I was going to call her T but I didn’t tell everybody in time so she goes by Thyme. It suits her. She is not great xcty or jumping in general. She’s good at it, but gets behind the leg and kind of shuts down. However, that could be mostly because of the raging case of Lyme she had for months ...
by chantal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Ok, I guess that worked. Sadly, those pics were taken in May/June and we’ve been out of commission since then, with the exception of a lot of tack walking. She had an abscess for two weeks and while that was resolving, we got the results of a Lyme titer back and she was positive. So I started treat...
by chantal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 457

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

Oooh, she's beautiful. Yup, strong hind end and gorgeous dapples. Have fun!
by chantal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

lovely. First of all, Chestnut is the bestest color. He has a stunning head and looks quite mature at 4 I think he looks mature in these pics. He looks like such a baby otherwise. He only measures 76 for a blanket (the big QH I was riding was an 80 and the rescue I rode for 2 1/2 years was an 84). ...
by chantal
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Congrats, Chantal. I have met BIP's Wild Dance mare and agree their personalities are fabulous. Where did you get him? Hope you have a wonderful time with him! My instructor of 17 years before I stopped to focus on cycling breeds SWB's just south of Annapolis and he's one of hers. I saw him and had...
by chantal
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Bip wrote:OMG my mare is by wild Dance too! Amazing brains.


Ooooh, I wanna see her. I'm sure I've missed pictures of her. I've been somewhat absent dealing with life. But am back!!

I'm loving his brain, it completely sealed the deal.
by chantal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Another new red head! Congratulations Chantal, you must be over the moon with this kid. He is gorgeous. I am completely and totally, I used those words then changed them thinking no one would use them. :lol: He makes my heart go pitter-patter. But I know you all understand. Still just a horse-crazy...
by chantal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Re: Meet Mikey

Thank you all!! Baby chestnut club, cool! He is my second baby chestnut but I hope I do a much better job with this one. I was 17 when I got a 3yo OTTB, and well, green horse and young rider, and I don't young rider in the good nationally ranked sense. Yikes! I do get to hang out in the young horse ...
by chantal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 696

Meet Mikey

Well, I'm in a place I didn't expect to be and I now officially have my own horse for the first time in 30 years. A young horse at that... :shock: I was looking for more of a schoolmaster, and one to lease at that but apparently it wasn't in the stars. So, with out further ado, meet Maestro, aka Mik...
by chantal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

Yes, be it in the form of humans or a little voice in my head or whatever. Completely. Minor example, one winter about 8 years or more ago I was running around like crazy trying to get errands done at home so I could go to my mom's house 45 mins away. She was much older and we took turns helping her...
by chantal
Thu May 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: What a few months it has been

Oh Chancellor, I'm so sorry. To lose our critters is to lose a piece of our hearts. You've had a heck of a year. Sending you peace, strength and comfort.

And a paper plate to cover your face when you just want to hide from the world (or not have your image recorded and posted). ;)
by chantal
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Daddies Don't Let Your Daughters Turn into Dressage Girls
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Daddies Don't Let Your Daughters Turn into Dressage Girls

I love it!! People always ask me if my kids ride horses and wonder why I'm happy they don't... :lol:
by chantal
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6170

Re: What is your opinion about this?

This is an awesome topic. :D Now I not only not know what to call the boat/trolly/cart/thing I put groceries in the grocery store, I'm going to be extra paranoid about where I put it when I have to leave it for 3 seconds to reach a high shelf for something. :lol: I don't stress. I truly try not to g...
by chantal
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do They Want to Lease or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Do They Want to Lease or Not?

I would find something else. This tells me she's going to be difficult to deal with. Not good in terms of future interaction.

Something is out there for you, good luck!
by chantal
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Saga of the Kittens
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: The Saga of the Kittens

Love the pics, and the kitties. Cool.
by chantal
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bliss does something new...
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Bliss does something new...

LOVE!! Good boy!!
by chantal
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 2881

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

Congratulations!!
by chantal
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 6160

Re: Breakfast

my newest love, these muffins. 1 for small breakfast, 2 for a heartier breakfast. vegan, delicious, and can be gluten-free. 1 1/2 C oats 1 1/4 C whole wheat flour (i substitute almond flour for 1/2 cup of it) 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking powder dash of salt 1 tsp cinnamon (I like a little more...
by chantal
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 5485

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

I am forever humbled by the strength and courage of those fighting cancer. Many well wishes raining down upon you. This. You will find another haven to rest and recover in this December. I love St. Maarten and am very sad to see the destruction. They will rebuild and recover. It's what we do as hum...
by chantal
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.
Replies: 29
Views: 4177

Re: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.

I am so sorry for your loss, they are so much a part of us.
by chantal
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)
Replies: 23
Views: 3290

Re: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)

Thinking about everyone down there. My brother and his wife are in Plant City. They are older than me, 74 and 76. DH's 91 yo grandmother is in Cocoa right on the intercoastal. Staying put and ready they think so...
by chantal
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 4818

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

He was well loved. Well done Gunny! I am so sorry...
by chantal
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Starbucks anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2079

Re: Starbucks anyone?

That's hilarious, good for her!! I rode my first horse, a QH/App mix through the Wendy's drive-through with my friends to get Frostys, but I was 13.

I would go through the Starbucks drive-through...
by chantal
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 6493

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

Many jingles Chancellor!
by chantal
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My daughter's new mount!
Replies: 21
Views: 3482

Re: My daughter's new mount!

Ooooh, he's lovely!! Congratulations!! And have fun!!
by chantal
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought Ariel last night
Replies: 34
Views: 5275

Re: I bought Ariel last night

Aw, congratulations!!
by chantal
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cheers!
Replies: 23
Views: 3900

Re: Cheers!

Hi!! (waves)
by chantal
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.
Replies: 19
Views: 3961

Re: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.

Oh gosh, I know of nothing, but am sending jingles that you find the perfect unicorn for him.
by chantal
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 5325

Re: Barn dilemma

scruffy is correct. this woman sounds controlling and a bit off. i would move.

you have a very good grasp on the overall picture and what would would work if you went either direction. gosh, i miss talking to you on the bb!!
by chantal
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A great day is...
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: A great day is...

Oh, still have 2 teenagers. I consider the 21 yo a teenager too at times... I'm just appreciating the moment to breathe. I know it won't last. It's been a crazy couple of years (life??). I hear you on caring for your moms, and I'll send you strength. Our mom's split the difference by almost 20 years...
by chantal
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A great day is...
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: A great day is...

Having 3 kids with jobs, 2 just graduated, one from high school,one from college. I rode early this morning (mountain bike today, horse yesterday), have a little quiet time right now and a date planned with hubby later, a drink on the deck in this spectacular weather by the chiminea. Lots of work to...
by chantal
Thu May 18, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A new purpose in life.
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: A new purpose in life.

Very cool story, thank you!
by chantal
Sat May 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What do you have around your house from the old BB?
Replies: 43
Views: 7479

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

Zevida-I'm drinking coffee and waking up, but will take a picture of it... yes, I love it! I remember you putting thought into it and it makes me smile when I look at it. It's in my dining room, I'm looking at it right now. The horse sculpture Wishes sent me the year Scottie was put down is right ne...
by chantal
Thu May 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Left out an ingredient---help...;)
Replies: 11
Views: 2335

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

I've been cutting sugar in recipes for a long time. So glad this worked out for you and boy does it sound good!!
by chantal
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?

You are very generous (want to come to my kids birthdays? :mrgreen: ). I loved the cool tractors and wheelbarrows and stuff the boys could push (lawnmowers) when my kids were little. We even had a little wheelbarrow they used to help us in the yard. Does he like to color? Chalk for outdoor coloring,...
by chantal
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Osiris is settling in.
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: Osiris is settling in.

Beautiful cat!
by chantal
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Starting Over
Replies: 27
Views: 3860

Re: Starting Over

So good to "see" you again! Wishing you all the best with Handy and your parents. For some of us, horses just must be in our lives!

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