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by Angfreda
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambling on about nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Rambling on about nothing

Yo was my world. The line from the Jerry McGuire movie 'You complete me' was true... he made me who I was meant to be. He made me a complete me. He was a piece of my puzzle that had been missing all my life. I was, for all my life until then, a horseman without a horse. Sure, I rode lots of horses, ...
by Angfreda
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!
Replies: 22
Views: 1235

Re: Mane hair memorials? Not tail!

When I did some dog laundry I ended up with this lil bun of dog hair from all 3 dogs. It fit perfectly in this: https://www.amazon.com/EVERLEAD-Floating-Necklace-Stainless-Toughened/dp/B01H2R6AHK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1519678869&sr=8-4&keywords=glass+lockets Now I have Emma [the Lab], H...
by Angfreda
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 2457

Re: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D

What a relief! Glad he's on the mend!
by Angfreda
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4279

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

No diverse group will always agree on what constitutes abuse, but it's clear that we need to be clear-cut regulations laid out in the rulebook. It's our duty to protect the horse, and, as a side benefit, the industry's reputation. DJR, people can be jerks online. You're an elegant rider with some a...
by Angfreda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 3055

Re: Needlefelting project

Those are ADORABLE!!
by Angfreda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4279

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

The whole PC/Bullying thing is a head scratcher to me. IT seems to me those who were the most upset that the world was getting 'too PC' are the first ones to get upset when someone they know is 'attacked' or 'bullied'. It makes me very confused. Is the world 'too PC' and we all need to stop being s...
by Angfreda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 4279

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

so she has been "outed" and "harassed" and there are people who still claim its not bullying? really? Exactly. Of course it's bullying. I still think the person who wrote the initial article decrying abuse, etc. is still in for a lawsuit. I know it's been said that the show orga...
by Angfreda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 2457

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Big Jingles for Lewyn!
by Angfreda
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quick gift question
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Quick gift question

Yikes, tough choice.
I would love either myself.
But maybe the box of 5x7s so that then *I* can choose which one to do a larger canvas of? Assuming she hasn't seen all the 5x7s or doesn't already have them**?

**do you know she doesn't already have the 5x7s, or at least the ones she wants?
by Angfreda
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 3055

Re: Needlefelting project

This lady does dogs, including custom projects made to look like your own pooch https://www.facebook.com/kenleighacres/ Nice! For help on pricing, this same person's web page has prices. Most dogs are 6" long x 5" tall. http://www.kenleighsfiberstudio.com/felt-pup-pricing-information.html...
by Angfreda
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 3055

Re: Needlefelting project

This lady does dogs, including custom projects made to look like your own pooch

https://www.facebook.com/kenleighacres/
by Angfreda
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: So what are you artsy craftsy types working on?

Wow you guys are awesome!

The only art I am working at lately is the art of procrastination.
by Angfreda
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5022

Re: Need some help or advice

Oh family, how they can hurt... Starters, I saw a therapist 3x a week for 3 years. Quit, moved away, a year later, realized I still - very much - needed therapy bc of the abuse I received as a child into adulthood. New therapist did in 3 months what the other one couldn't do. She asked me basic but...
by Angfreda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: CA Fires

http://ktla.com/2017/12/08/creek-fire-county-officials-describe-response-to-barn-where-29-horses-burned-to-death/ I've come across several articles reporting of horses locked in stalls where fire fighters and rescue personnel could not remove them. That farm also has videos online of horse tripping...
by Angfreda
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5022

Re: Need some help or advice

Linden, I was so blessed in the last 18 months of my fathers life to be able to do things for him, advocate for him and spend time with him. But please note the word blessed. I was lucky. It could have as easily been that there was nothing I could do. Sometimes we are blessed and allowed to feel lik...
by Angfreda
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

Re: CA Fires

Abby I can't imagine. Those workers that saved so many horse at SLDR are heroes. I have no doubt had the horse people I know been in those shoes we would have stepped up to help and try to save as many as one can, alas in doing so, you're also exposed to the horrors of those you can't save. I sure h...
by Angfreda
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 4200

Re: Where is everyone????

My husband has been and is sick. He spent 5 days in the hospital where they had to give him 4 pints of blood and intravenous iron. He has Iron Deficient Anemia. Iron Deficient Anemia is serious! He was pale as a ghost before he went to the hospital. He is feeling much better, but no where near the ...
by Angfreda
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 4200

Re: Where is everyone????

kande50 - that is adorable! And Moutaineer - I am so happy to hear you are painting again. I wanted to go into an art field but my parents strongly discouraged me and being young and thinking I should be an obedient daughter, I went into software development. I have been regretting it for 34 years ...
by Angfreda
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 5002

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Oh yes, climbing the shelves! I even had to hop up on the counter to reach something up high in a cabinet at home Thursday while cooking the feast.

I think I might be a bit off in my assumption that because I can do those things, I'm not as out of shape as I really am... *sigh*
by Angfreda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Best horsemanship/horse book for 10 year old?

I'll throw a weird one out there: Summer Pony.
It's every kids dream story, and there are little gems all throughout it about good horse care.
by Angfreda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Look what I found at the thrift store
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Look what I found at the thrift store

it's actually a series.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/121755 ... black-pony

I love the illustrations.
by Angfreda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 5002

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Yikes, i'm a cart abandoner! I should check for wayward items! I always go up and down the aisles in the same order, if I realize I forgot something I will often pull over, 'park' and run back to get the single item vs doing a U turn and taking the cart back and forth.... It's not as if we roll up ...
by Angfreda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 5002

Re: What is your opinion about this?

i say Excuse Me a lot --tone of voice varies-- and i smile a lot; imo, no one really wants to be there, and we're all in the same boat/trolley/cart/buggy. and some of the best cashierline conversations have been with someone i initially saw as REALLY irritating. and i'm with literiding-- those in a...
by Angfreda
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 5002

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Maybe she parked where she did because it was the only place that would not be destroying grass?
Why does she have to drive there, ie to the paddock/pasture, to begin with though? Curious.
But there are bigger fish to fry than this.
by Angfreda
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boarding question
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Boarding question

Orono, I think OP noted the recent increase because Wheresmywhite wrote 'Maybe BO hadn't made up their mind? Maybe BO has raised board in over 5 years?'. OP I think any well run business should know what and when their board will increase and inform boarders of that as well in advance as they can, w...
by Angfreda
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 2234

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

I have hair from Yo and Melly that I have been trying to figure out what to do with, the bracelets and things just aren't something I would likely care for well, and therefore would never wear them. Recently saw these and think I will get 2 to fill with each of their hair, they have a rubber ring so...
by Angfreda
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Free Feeding with slow feeders
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Free Feeding with slow feeders

I've had good luck with the Nibblenets. I've been using them for several years now with Bermuda grass hay. Although the Warmblood and thoroughbred are pretty slow eating when using them, with several years experience, the quarterhorses have gotten faster/better at eating out of them. It takes the q...
by Angfreda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Back to dressage
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Back to dressage

Somewhere I have a cute lil cob size Dressage bridle with flash... I think it has rubber reins... but it was/is also cheap.
I can look for it if you are interested.

Otherwise congrats on your re-entry into the adventure of Dressage!
by Angfreda
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3640

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

Wheresmywhite - I am afraid of guns because they can/do kill. Well, the gun doesn't, the person shooting it does...but, you know what I mean....It's a piece of dangerous equipment that only those trained should use. Its a danger to children when a guardian does not put it safely away, its a danger ...
by Angfreda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3640

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

Finally, to the argument that 'regulations don't work'... I ask, then WHY have so many been in a tizzy for the last 8 years, convinced that Obama would rescind the 2nd amendment and was comin' for their guns? If regulations don't work, why were so many convince that one would? Because regulations o...
by Angfreda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3640

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

I'm still trying to understand how he was able to bring such a huge amount of weapons and ammunition into this hotel unnoticed???? Did the bell hops assist him in bringing his luggage to the room? iirc he was there for a period of time, ie he came and went over a series of days. Add to that that ma...
by Angfreda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My only hiccup with horses
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Re: My only hiccup with horses

Yo and I were like this... X He was not a snuggly sort, unless he was sick, but the trust he put in me said everything because he was one who felt he had to take care of himself most of the time. There's something really special about a horse who adopts you as their person. Melly came to see me that...
by Angfreda
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Melania's shoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Melania's shoes?

No, I was not suggesting she has done anything noteworthy lol. I think she has done less than any "first lady" in my lifetime in terms of using her platform to impact society. Unless you count keeping people riled up about fashion choices. I think I was unclear with what I was saying in m...
by Angfreda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

I'm not sure how to take a few steps in the direction of 'tooting' without it being too uncomfortable or unattractive. I think the most effective ways may be the tried and true ones? Become involved in activities offered by organizations that are in the business of ranking participants (hopefully a...
by Angfreda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Melania's shoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Melania's shoes?

Is anyone else disturbed by the intensity of attention paid to Melania Trump's wardrobe? So what if she wore stilletos to a hurricane zone, or stepped off the plane in Puerto Rico in hiking boots? It is nothing but sexism that anyone thinks this matters. As the president's wife she can expect to be...
by Angfreda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

Thing is, most people who have any sense know that the greats don't toot their own horns, and usually you need some sense of humility to get places in life. I don't know this guy, but seems he doesn't get it. The way someone explained it to me is that there was a time in her life when she was compl...
by Angfreda
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

It's an interesting thing to think about, from the npd on one end and something like imposter syndrome on the other. While I think it's common (among women) to lean towards humility, in reality I don't see it rewarded in my daily life compared to people with blithe confidence in themselves, even if...
by Angfreda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

I never think I am good enough... and I sure don't need people pointing out my flaws to see them, glaringly, myself! Me too. I'm extremely hard on myself. I've been hard on others with my comments, but not nearly as hard as I am on myself. I make the mistake of thinking that people want to hear wha...
by Angfreda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

Thinking about it, I'm pretty much the opposite of the guy you reference, polar opposite... I never think I am good enough... and I sure don't need people pointing out my flaws to see them, glaringly, myself! When you understand all the minute details that go into a well trained horse, a quality ri...
by Angfreda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

Thinking about it, I'm pretty much the opposite of the guy you reference, polar opposite... I never think I am good enough... and I sure don't need people pointing out my flaws to see them, glaringly, myself! When you understand all the minute details that go into a well trained horse, a quality rid...
by Angfreda
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

The guy is nuts. Many who know little get fooled into thinking they know enough or much... and then they learn more and realize they will never know enough. I'm not sure I ever thought I was 'good' or good enough. I know that I've come a looooong way, baby. I know that there are some who would blow ...
by Angfreda
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you own a rental property?
Replies: 16
Views: 2262

Re: Do you own a rental property?

Because we live in NY, and the rest of the family left the area, DH and I were the managers [for the most part] of MILs rental here. It is not something I would ever do again. I think to make any money at it, you have to have the skills to fix/manage things yourself or the rent has to be high enough...
by Angfreda
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Half-chaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Half-chaps

I have a pair of Tredsteps [short, thin-ish legs here] and I LOVE them... they look like nice tall boots, and have held up well through the years.
by Angfreda
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 189
Views: 32724

Re: Tell us about YOU.

Here's a vid of Melly [please refrain from critiquing] that was shot on Mothers Day... so about 2 weeks before he got sick In the vid he is a 19 y.o. OTTB who was just restarted after his owner died, and then had a winter off to be restarted again... and we were about 2 months back into work with th...
by Angfreda
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 189
Views: 32724

Re: Tell us about YOU.

So I just wrote a whole long thing about what I've been up to since I had Yo put down... but alas... it somehow disappeared. I guess be grateful, it was long. Angfreda on UDBB, Angela Freda on COTH... live near NYC, about an hour out in the burbs. I have a 14 year old son who starts HS next month [w...
by Angfreda
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 3155

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

So sorry Khall.
by Angfreda
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 189
Views: 32724

Re: Tell us about YOU.

Hey all, it's Angfreda here, formerly known as ... Angfreda! So much to catch you up on since the UDBB went under, but a lil busy right now fighting small government, but at least I can get in... so will update soon. So nice to see everyone's horses are doing well. Linden that bay is so lovely. I ha...

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