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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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 369

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: 369

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: 369

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: 318

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 31
Views: 1439

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 322

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: 200

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: 341

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 284
Views: 6865

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: 982

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: 305

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: 284
Views: 6865

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 ...
by Xanthoria
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

yes mc - you're right. Not all jumpers are brave enough to even, or have the gaits to score well in dressage, or have the body type to make time across country! So its taking everything into account, but without a scopy jump, forget it - unless you want to stay at Novice or Training. So for me, dece...
by Xanthoria
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Well I’m leaving Seattle-Tacoma as soon as the plane stops being delayed... Roundup of weekend shopping: Saturday: 1. Green 4yo, very average gaits, great jumping attitude and a sweetie but scope TBD 2. Cancelled this horse due to arthritis Sunday: 3. 6yo with lovely gaits and brave jump but a... qu...
by Xanthoria
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Whaaaaat??? Come on. Was she looking for a palomino paint 17h with one blue eye that can jump around Badminton tomorrow???
by Xanthoria
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Oh heck. Ireland was my fallback plan :(

I do have a solid contact there tho with a few options to see, all 4/5 yo. Perhaps if I can’t afford any of them I should send the videos to you!

Thanks for trying anyway!
by Xanthoria
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Ok leaving OR now. Nice mare! Still don’t know if she can jump higher! But seller agreed to freejump video next week.

On way to WA now...
by Xanthoria
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Thank you Fatcat!!! Later Saturday afternoon is free right now...
by Xanthoria
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Aaand one of the other horse I am seeing this weekend is now in question. Seller informs me she WILL NOT freejump the horse, even tho she has done it before, and won't relent even if I help build/take down the jumps. No reason given. Apparently she's also only allowed 1.5 hours for a trial, and tell...
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

thanks piedmont - joining now!
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

PaulaO wrote:Xan, were you able to look at the FB page Sport Horses?


Paula is that the whole name of the group? I can't find one with just that name... what am I doing wrong?
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Well I don't know about yearlings, but the 2-3 yr olds certainly go thru a chute all around Europe, and the useless ones get sold off. The rest go back in a field til age 4 usually, which is good. Which really is an annoyance about US sellers. They expect you to buy a pedigree and ride that. Because...
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Thanks khall. See, this is why buying eventers in the US is hard. She's a nice enough looking lower level horse IMO, but does have a big old drafty head and a short neck, and I'm not a huge fan of her walk which looks like it might get lateral if there is tension. She's popping over 2' but it's impo...
by Xanthoria
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

My guy has two full sibs.

Mine is a 2012 gelding, black, 17.1h
His 2013 sister is a 15.2 chestnut mare - she's for sale apparently! I bet she is amazing if she has the same temperament as my guy.
His bay 2014 brother was 15.2 at age 2, and projected to make 16.2-3.

Parents were 16.2 and 16.3.
by Xanthoria
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Aw I can't see those Paula - but I requested to join the group so I can. In other news, the wonky-hocked mare is OFF the list, after the seller disclosed some issues. That means I have half a day free to look at a horse, between Portland and Seattle. Or I can change my flight and not have to get up ...
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Chisamba wrote:Just making sure you noticed my plug for Anita at Topnotch in Toronto


Oh thanks! I knew someone had given some Canadian info but I couldn't find it.
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1184

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Well I might be biased - I did an image search for warmblood stallions of various breeds and mine is a black Negro baby so that probably slanted my choices! That said there aren’t a lot of WB stallions who aren’t bay/black/chestnut. I looked for good photos of a few other breeds that also might have...
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

No I completely get that Paula and I am seriously prone to settling for less for myself when in this case there is no reason to! I tend to just love every horse and see the potential in them. If I could buy them all and give them a chance I would. But at this stage I already have one horse whose pot...
by Xanthoria
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

OK reply from Phyllis with details on horses for sale. They are... somewhat high prices in the US. But she sells a ton - I am sure because she has a big selection. But she did say ALL 13 of the ones she listed could go Inter/Advanced. Which seems like a huge group of such massively talented horses a...
by Xanthoria
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Yeah come to think, when there's a wildfire that certainly stops the workouts! :shock:
by Xanthoria
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6865

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

Yes. It must suck to try and reach any horse goals in areas where the weather is a challenge.

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