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by Xanthoria
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dyeing leather white
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Dyeing leather white

acrylic paint marker!

...or just go old skool with some Wite-Out for $2 :mrgreen:

(the gold logo printed on the side of the shoe (iwa) might even come of with some scratching...)
by Xanthoria
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

Per my previous post about lemon eucalyptus being a proven culicoides repellent, I picked some of the one I linked to up and started using it. And yes - it works! Very happy with the results and it’s easy to buy at any drugstore or online.
by Xanthoria
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 739

Re: trailers and SUVs

I towed a Brenderup Baron (about 2000#) for 10 years with 2 large horses and a V6 Toyota 4Runner. Now I tow an Equi-Trek ShowTreka L (about 3000#) with a V8 4Runner. I tried a 2000# Featherlite once. Nowhere near as comfortable for anyone - just a box on wheels vs the European aerodynamics. Go with ...
by Xanthoria
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

There has to be a better way to make sure breeders test and only breed sound stock! Even AQHA finally cottoned on with the HYPP/PSSM etc etc testing...

FFS...
by Xanthoria
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Oh gads scruffy - seriously? Sorry to hear that :|

Yeah Valberg clearly has her suspicions. Told me she'd no funding (a year ago?) but perhaps one day she can get to the root of it...
by Xanthoria
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Well that’s nuts. If the foremost researcher in the US thinks there might be a link but simply lacks the funding to prove it from what I understand, a breeder isn’t just unwise to breed a shivers horse, they should be ashamed. Worth noting to yourself the names of the breeders who disagree with that...
by Xanthoria
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Wow. Certainly sounds like shivers to me. As some of you know, my gelding has shivers and PSSM type 2. He's by Negro out of a Flemmingh mare whose damsire was Nimmerdor. It's been said to me by amateur pedigree analysts who spot trends that the stallion Cottage Son (who appears twice on the dam side...
by Xanthoria
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Back where Mountaineer? You’re moving house right? New address tbd? :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

Also read this: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mve.12081 "The efficacy of 23 compounds in repelling Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), particularly Culicoides obsoletus (Meigen) females, was determined by means of a Y‐tube olfactometer. The 10 most effective c...
by Xanthoria
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

My guy gets sweet itch only on his midline. That said, the year before last I did it all - antihistamines, fly spray and fly roll-on at the same time, allergy shots and a veritable catwalk of different fly sheets. What worked for me (him): 1. Prevention: Start treating BEFORE they have a reaction: g...
by Xanthoria
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How often do you ride/work your horse?
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: How often do you ride/work your horse?

If I felt like my horse wouldn't get bored I'd ride 7 days a week. He's got PSSM and moderate daily exercise really helps with that. He's out 24/7 in herd. I do think he'll get bored though, as will I. Last year he turned 6, and to get him fit and keep it interesting his routine was: Sunday Dressage...
by Xanthoria
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Egg Salad
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Egg Salad

6 hard boiled eggs
BIG squeeze of Heinz Salad Cream*
Salt and pepper

The. End! :mrgreen:

*"Vinegary mayonnaise? that's disgusting" - Mr Xan.
by Xanthoria
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Quelah wrote:Holy god. No, just no. Xan you are a saint, I hope your SO realizes that. I think another horse is in order. If he balks at that, tell him then another HOUSE is in order, to accommodate the guests. Horse is cheaper no?


This logic is INDEFATIGABLE! :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: HELP: houseguests...

I MADE IT! They left, and I only almost accidentally killed my mum by driving off while she was halfway in the car once… :shock: My stomach was in knots every day when I woke up, and my teeth probably wore down to stumps from gritting them so much trying to be nice… And of course I feel like a jerk ...
by Xanthoria
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE

Darkest before dawn - exactly! Lucky you can lunge too - I’m confined to straight lines and the arena has been closed (rain) so we walk up and down the road interminably. Aaaah!
by Xanthoria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE

Agreed scruffy. As some of you know I bought a baby who ended up having PSSM and shivers - both of which have a genetic component it's thought, and if tested, we'd see the end of PSSM right quick. But do breeders test? No. The buyer only finds out years later. It's not like congenital issues that ki...
by Xanthoria
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Misery loves company Koolkat!
by Xanthoria
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: HELP: houseguests...

I have drunk so much wine the last few weeks... I need to dry out! Yes I’ll be heading out for the 1 hour hand walk in the pouring rain shortly, accompanied by a chorus of complaints about why can’t the horse take a break today (from being fed? and rehab? As if I enjoy it?) Mountaineer if there were...
by Xanthoria
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 799

HELP: houseguests...

I don't do well with house guests. My parents have been staying for 5 weeks. My SO invited his parents to stay this weekend too. He is incapable of sharing their plans without me forcing him to explain them. Also incapable of help with cleaning etc unless directed. My mother invited an aunt to visit...
by Xanthoria
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

That seller completely disappeared on me after I asked three times in various ways for vet records so I could book a flight. All moot now due to job loss :(
by Xanthoria
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

I know, right! Imagine having a new horse to take care of, and it'd have to be in a stall due to the mud here ($$$) - I'd be freaking out. It was not a total shock: a lot of my horse buying dithering was due to a tiny voice in the back of my mind wondering if this might happen, and only the perfect ...
by Xanthoria
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Guys bad news - I lost my job (layoffs) last week. Horse fund is now emergency fund until I can find a new job :(
by Xanthoria
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Ah yes. I’ve spoken to the seller and without going into detail there’s a reasonable explanation for that.
by Xanthoria
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

heddylamar wrote:Check out this guy.


Is 1/4 Percheron. Not for me.
by Xanthoria
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

PaulaO wrote:Do you have $65K? Cuz this girl is lovely

http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... ting-mare/


Do I? No. Is she? YAAASSS!
by Xanthoria
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

You said you were going to inquire about this one in Michigan I linked. Did you? http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation.com/listing/imported-upper-level-prospect/ I'm guessing there was some red flag. Ok so finally spoke to the seller! yes there's a red flag - sarcoids. BUT am engaging her vet and ...
by Xanthoria
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

I still believe in that line of thought: prove us right Bip! Have one out of three be sound at all times! *tears of hope* :lol:
by Xanthoria
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

(I've always thought it was a pretty funny cosmic joke that the height of my ambition was to do something that sounded so rudimentary as "preliminary".) HAH! :lol: :? :mrgreen: KathyK, that's a lovely smooth round at Prelim on that TB! OK, well I called about the mare today - going to see...
by Xanthoria
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

In my long whiny thread about my first world problem (...horse shopping sucks) I am looking for a 4-8 yr old to go Prelim eventing. No closer to that aim, because I have a budget, so buying a made Prelim horse in its prime is out, and another goal is creeping in. Go Prelim on a horse I trained mysel...
by Xanthoria
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: 55 horses

I'm sorry: Snow and tee shirt? Brrrr! :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Nice jumper! Looking for 16h min and yeah, the import fees might be a bit much :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

musical comedy wrote:You said you were going to inquire about this one in Michigan I linked. Did you? http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation. ... -prospect/

I'm guessing there was some red flag.


I did inquire, same day - there was no reply.
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Well here ya go, from the seller: $40k for a 5 yo and NO, there's no jumping video.

No chance.
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

So, Snork's wise words aside, I still do feel that if a horse has a marketable skill in jumping, it is generally shown jumping, and the ad mentions it. These people are eventers, so they're looking for that talent, and they don't appear to think she has it. Or they're just bad at marketing. Flying t...
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2347

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

LeMieux pads are thinner, and well made. Toklat too. They both take a lot of abuse but daily hot washes is a lot to ask! :lol: I haven’t found PRI pads as durable, nor Schockemohle. Eskadron are hit/miss, and I only have one EquiTheme and it’s very thick. I have a Seamsright pad to compare to as well!
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Agree on all points except if she’s with an eventing trainer, and she can jump, they’d show it for sure ;)
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

No mention of jumping ability anywhere - I think she’s s dressage horse.
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Horse-proof blankets
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Horse-proof blankets

My guy rips at the front of his rugs unless he has a Bossys Bib on. They seem to fit fine, but for some reason he hates to feel them binding his shoulders? I don’t know. With a bib, he’s fine. Worth a try! He also has a sternum that sticks out so I adjust the bottom buckle tighter than the top chest...
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Where do you go (online) to look for horses?

As I’m now shopping in Ireland I’m trolling the FB pages, and it’s a real PITA!
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Aww, poor Sue... what a loss, and what an awful shock. She was indeed lucky to have had you!
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

That’s exactly what I thought, Q!
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

End of the day tho, he can jump! :D
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Josette he does look like a nice boy. Listed as a KWPN but his sire Whiskei is a Dutch harness horse, and the dam? Her name is Downylands Daisy - I wonder what she is. I wonder how they do in eventing? No performance record to be seen for sire or dam. Seller is in Scottdale AZ but her 13 "KWPN&...
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

NOT interested - shocked at the price actually!

That horse looks nice: I've sent them an email :)
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

This just in: horse for sale, going Prelim, 9yo. Advertised as having kissing spines. $20k price tag. LULZ.
by Xanthoria
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1894

Re: I need help with a sale ad

It took me a year to bond with the Decrepit OTTB... and he was never lovey-dovey to the end! I only learned that he really trusted me during one horrific event where he got stuck in a ditch. I don't want to sway your decision, as it sounds made, but as I am currently going through horse shopping you...
by Xanthoria
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

Haha, no - I gleefully complain about it all. So he can go get me a glass of wine and run the bath :D He gets dinged up surfing and playing baseball too.
by Xanthoria
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11713

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

Added to that StraightForward, but #4 is a chestnut mare and actually 3, not 4! So hopefully no rush there as that combo appears to be the kiss of death for horse sales ;) She spent half her lunge warmup on her hind legs! :lol: (I really like her!) Yes I think it did refine my needs. I am placing a ...

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