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by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Oh but I'm British, Chisamba ;)

(Also agree on the Irish sellers!)
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

We should paownyc. I have a friend on the peninsula who did same, and a "FB friend" on the E coast, ditto.
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

I think the tough thing is that a lot of breeders are selling their best stock early--yearlings and even weanlings. By the time you get to the 3-4 yos, there is often not much left. And for jumping it's tricky because a lot of those, even with jumping bloodlines and great parents, may not actually ...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Fatcat, yes I have found several - they want $15-50k for unstarted or barely under saddle 3 yr olds. They may be listed in a "price bracket" that spans to $7500, but when you call... $30k or more, depending on how out of date the website is. And proven jumping parents is certainly the UK/E...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Fatcat I bought my current horse from the breeder and yes - it was a lovely experience, until it wasn't. I did buy a 6 month old colt so the wait to ride was VERY long - mistake #1. The other mistake was buying a horse who ended up having PSSM and shivers. If I had waited till he was at least 3 I wo...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Mountaineer the more the merrier. You can be in charge of chocolate (for energy boosts) and scruffs is in charge of champagne ("in victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it" - Napoleon). Snork, I do recall that adventure! So, are you coming??? silk, I wonder what the import fees are?
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

scruffy, I've already booked us on a month-long tour of the UK starting with Olympia in London so we can sharpen our eye for quality horseflesh. Felt sure you would be available? :lol:
by Xanthoria
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation.com/listing/safe-fancy-fun-finished-sport-horse-the-horse-of-your-dreams/ Just noticed he’s TB.... He sounds sporthorse need vs racing bred. Does that make a difference Xan? Well, first off he's already sold :( but what I'm trying to avoid is the triumvirate o...
by Xanthoria
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse and his little goat family
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: My horse and his little goat family

I would like a pic of the goats in coats too pls!

Or just a flannel shirt

https://goo.gl/images/jrJVuv
by Xanthoria
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: Lesson rant

kande I am pretty sure his client base doesn’t bother themselves with such lowly things as yelp. They are Much Too Posh!
by Xanthoria
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: Lesson rant

This just in: today (a week later) I got an email from GP jumper dude asking how my lesson was, and wanting to know if I wanted more. For an unrelated reason I'm not going to give him my unvarnished opinion of the lesson. I AM considering giving him a carefully lacquered version, purely for the sake...
by Xanthoria
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: You can improve the walk.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: You can improve the walk.

Great job! I too think Baby Bronto's walk has improved. It didn't track up before, but is starting to track up or even overtrack - we have a way to go. It was also NOT lateral, in that I see a distinct V and he is almost pulling front shoes off with hind feet... but has a 1-2....3-4 beat when you li...
by Xanthoria
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: Lesson rant

Well that’s the thing - the whole email conversation was about me having a lesson with HIM and no mention ever made of a WS doing it. So if I’d audited him it would t have made a difference! I think it was a bit of bait and switch. He’s ESL too so perhaps a bit of that?
by Xanthoria
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: Lesson rant

Thanks all! Yes exvet I guess ya gotta kiss a few toads... I’m going to try another trainer who I am pretty sure has no working students to palm me off on. :lol: I came away from that last lesson feeling like a crappy rider. And like my horse is really pretty nice and pretty well trained, if those t...
by Xanthoria
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Lesson rant

OK this is a rant. I don't need advice, just roll your eyes along with me if you're inclined :lol: I felt minor irritation yesterday and I'm over it, but still cannot quite believe the gall... I know a local GP jumper rider casually. My horse is lame, so I asked if I could take a jump lesson with hi...
by Xanthoria
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

haha - me too Bip! But cannot afford going Prelim horse, only "maybe one day going Prelim horse as long as Xan doesn't crush its will to live..." :roll: :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

OK if I can round up a herd in one place I'll fly. Otherwise, west coast. Specifically right now Portland and surrounding area. Going to have a trip up there soon, already have a few candidates.
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

I don't suppose you can sell a kidney? https://www.csquarefarm.com/horses/jaguar-star/?cat=30k-and-over Courtney is known to be pretty expensive. I tried one of her other horses at Windurra and she was fun. Ultimately I don't think she was overpriced for what she was so maybe you could turn a few t...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

I did. They texted back and after supplying info about what I’m looking for they went silent.

SOMEONE TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

OK I have been on the phone today with a trainer who has had a horse for the seller for 6 months. She could NOT have been less interested in talking to me. She didn't even know if the horse had shoes on, or what it ate. "I have SO many horses and I've been doing this for SO long and I'm SO GOOD...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Xan, this is a TB, which I know you don't want. I'm putting it up anyway just in case. Looks like he has the scope and bravery for you and in your price range. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt you are going to find any warmblood crosses to meet your requirements in age/price/ability unless you go real...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 26
Views: 577

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Welcome! :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: She's on the Way!

WOW - very cute!!!!!
by Xanthoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Josette wrote:Have you seen this site? Check out the 2 in Eugene OR - I don't know your travel / shipping preference.

http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... me_paged=7


Nice. Emailing now :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Yes and I have emailed them and called twice too - no response at all! :|
by Xanthoria
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Nice mover! There is indeed probably a v good reason she hasn’t done a prelim event since 2015. Video I saw of a T level cc didn’t have enough gallop, and mare is listed elsewhere at 15.2 anyway so 2-3 inches short for me :(
by Xanthoria
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1245

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

kande50 wrote:We have lots of grass from May through Nov, and we like haying so put up way too much hay. I can even use hay for bedding for the harder keepers because it's more cost effective than buying shavings.


You live in a magical, wonderful dream place... :shock: :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1245

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

It also easily can add 100-200 in extra concentrates a month. So no. No thanks Hard keepers usually are more emotional and high stress horses, either by situation or temperament. Prone to ulcers and cribbing (generally) yeah I did the math once comparing my last two TBs - one a little porker, baref...
by Xanthoria
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Northern California - Schoolmasters
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Northern California - Schoolmasters

Ah very cool. My horse is now lame so I'm looking for a place for lessons too! I'm going to try Branscomb Farm in Half Moon Bay...
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1245

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Depends on your weather: Here in the west we get no rain March to October, and feeding a hard keeper on no grass is hell. Especially as a boarder - driving out to give extra feeds, hanging around for hours, huge feed bills... ugh!
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

I want a TB x WB, a ight bodied WB, an ISH, and maybe an Anglo Arab, arab x WB or similar.

End of the day: light on their feet, very scopy jumper, forward and smart.
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Cabbage Rolls

I did bit more research: https://polishforums.com/food/golumpkis-golabkis-51933/

"ł" is read like English "w"
"ą" is read like "om"

and for one vs multiple of them:

GO£ĄBKI: pronunciation roughly -- goWUMPkee
GO£UMBKI: dialectal pronunciation -- goWOOMPkee
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Tsavo I know it happens, but I do feel like they're the exception that proves the rule though, eh? They've been bred for hundreds of years to pull, and be "cold blooded" by nature. Even a cross has 50% or so of that genetics. Otherwise they'd dominate at the Olympics, right?
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

scruffy the cat wrote:Ugh. I have PTSD. There are no sound horses. I'm going to crawl back under my rock.


Ugh. Me too! Horse shopping sucks! I can’t believe how many awful experiences I have had and tears shed. Why can’t I just like tennis or something? :cry: :( :cry: :(
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Cabbage Rolls

The Polish spelling is “Gołąbki“ and that “L” with a line thru it is a “w” sound. My Polish boyfriend from forever ago pronounced it “GuWOMP-ke” but that’s all I’ve got!
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Also I emailed Doug Payne!

scruffy $30k for that OTTB? She doesn’t want to sell it. She wants to syndicate!
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

I would look at a TB that never trained for the track and wasn’t started before 3, yes. Budget: I’d like to stay under $20k, esp if I have to travel to see. I could stretch to $30k for a unicorn but it’d have be going Training, a stunning jump, the heart of a lion and gaits of a supermodel! Min I ho...
by Xanthoria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1245

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Pay extra for: Sound barefoot Super easy keeper Reluctantly buy of all else amazing, with one of the following only: Fancy shoeing package Hard keeper Difficult in hand (hard to bathe, shoe, trailer, pushy) Bucks a little or bites Ulcers suspected Missing eye Has to live in a stall for some reason W...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

That's great.... but I do not want an OTTB. I have had two, and been around many more. I am done with horses that come off the track broken, with exotic shoeing needs, and very hard keepers. Done. Recap of needs :) 16-17h 3-8 years. No OTTBs. No draft crosses. Prelim capable. Brave, smart. easy keep...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Yes she does have some lovelies! I can't locate prices or ads though so that, and another thing I found, give me pause about this seller.
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

scruffy the cat wrote:...Also, have you looked at the OTTBs...


No OTTBs. Been there. T shirt etc.
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

StraightForward wrote:If you're considering something unbroke, I had my eye on this 2-yo Cleveland Bay over in Oregon. Only $6,500.


Nothing under 3. Don’t fancy her canter. Do like the Cleveland Bay aspect, and the motor!
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Also, have you looked at Brit Vegas Gengenbach's horses? I do not know her, but she seems to have a good eye and choose good horses from the track. She's in Nebraska, so closer than Delaware or other East Coast horses. She's on FB for fun video stalking. ;-) Here's one video: https://www.youtube.co...
by Xanthoria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Too cute! Also too short - looking for at least 16, prefer 16.1-3 :)
by Xanthoria
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

khall that's a very nice horse for a draft cross! I'm guessing draft x QH with that color? The thing is, can it jump around a Prelim xc course one day, 3’7” to 3’9” show jumps at home, 520 mpm and 30 obstacles at 3'7" on xc. That's often not doable for a drafty, and it's be a few years before I...
by Xanthoria
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

Didn’t make it to Dublin. I do wish someone would just send me a horse though - any horse! Shopping makes me mental :/
by Xanthoria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2773

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

scruffy the cat wrote:Next week. PACK YOUR BAGS.


THEY ARE PACKED. :shock:

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