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by KathyK
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 95
Views: 1482

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

If you do Facebook, there are several pages devoted to dressage horses for sale. There is usually a wide variety of horses advertised. There's a huge range of prices, ages, levels of training, height, breed, etc. I put up an ISO post and found many good possibilities, including the horse I bought la...
by KathyK
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Bip wrote:How did I miss this the first time around?! She is gorgeous, congratulations!!!

You were obviously paying attention to something other than ME.
by KathyK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Yes, she is a big girl. I'm not big, but not really tiny, either; just shy of 5'4".
by KathyK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Update in first post!
by KathyK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Wishing your daughter safe times ahead, and a few nights of good sleep for you, too. She is doing good work that is sorely needed in this world.
by KathyK
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?
Replies: 22
Views: 506

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

She's adorable, and you can sit right next to me on the new horse bus. *scooches over to make room*
by KathyK
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Snork wrote:She is absolutely beautiful. If I'm correct, she has a full sister a year younger competing at PSG, same owners, doesn't she?

Yes, you are correct.

Snork wrote:Nice breeding and lovely training on this mare. Congratulations!!!

Thank you!
by KathyK
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Thank you all for your good wishes. We sticked her and she's 16.3. She had a massage yesterday to help her recover from the 7 hour trip, and today we rode. My trainer rode first, then I got on. She was just lovely. Some of the horses in turnout were behaving like knuckleheads and she was startled, a...
by KathyK
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

She was advertised as 16.2. I think she may be bigger. I don't care! I want to go back to the barn and spend the night in her stall, lol.
by KathyK
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 33
Views: 585

My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

So, this happened today. Fresh off the trailer, still has her shipping boots on. Arrival2.jpg This is Judy, my new 8 year-old Dutch mare. I'm in love! Update! Judy has been with us for a little over a month now and has settled in well. Her heat is another story! Like from the bowels of hell. Poor gi...
by KathyK
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

Chisamba wrote:I love big butts and I cannot lie.

Yep, I am a sucker for a terrific hip, too. I love her, Sunshine!
by KathyK
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 697

Re: Meet Mikey

Congratulations! He looks super.
by KathyK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 693

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

Very exciting! She's lovely.

I'm hoping to have a big announcement within the week. Stay tuned...
by KathyK
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is anyone in touch with nwivy?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Is anyone in touch with nwivy?

I can't help, but I do so hope she is doing well.
by KathyK
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Turkey burgers
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Turkey burgers

Killer turkey burgers! Tender, moist, just great. 1 lb. ground turkey 1 medium egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp dried thyme or 1 Tbl minced fresh (I used fresh summer savory) 1 tsp dry yellow mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, ...
by KathyK
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Turkey burgers
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Turkey burgers

Killer turkey burgers! Tender, moist, just great. 1 lb. ground turkey 1 medium egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp dried thyme or 1 Tbl minced fresh (I used fresh summer savory) 1 tsp dry yellow mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, ...
by KathyK
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 657
Views: 95227

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Killer turkey burgers! Tender, moist, just great. 1 lb. ground turkey 1 medium egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp dried thyme or 1 Tbl minced fresh (I used fresh summer savory) 1 tsp dry yellow mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, ...
by KathyK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Oh yes, I "favorited" that one last night! I have to wait until after my trainer is done showing this weekend to have her look at him. You are definitely on the right wavelength. :D
by KathyK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

You are correct, Marion! I learned quickly that when cruising the sales websites, I have to specify 4th level in order to get a third level horse, lol.
by KathyK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

I'm not necessarily looking for under $50K.
by KathyK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

I have fallen hopelessly in love with Fanfare. If she were farther along in her training I might consider her. Alas, I will have to worship her from afar.
by KathyK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

So, the horse in the photos was sold before he even got out of quarantine! This past weekend Janet Foy told me about a great possibility. I've seen videos and contacted the owner, and may be going to see him next weekend. He's s little north of Boston. In the meantime, I hope the virtual shoppers he...
by KathyK
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Sunshine2Me wrote:I have a friend with sporthorses as well. I'm not sure what she currently has, but here is her page:

https://www.facebook.com/windmillfarmssporthorses/

OMG those babies! It looks like she has only two for sale -- both fabulous, but too young and too big. But those babies!
by KathyK
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

The video is impressive, too! I can't believe how lucky I am to be even considering a horse like this.
by KathyK
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Kathy, I sent you a PM with contact details if you'd like to get in touch - they have a 10 year old coming this weekend to Chicago area that fits your list. I don't know much more than that except that he's very pretty, competed well in Europe at M level (3rd/4th) and expected to pass vetting. http...
by KathyK
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Thanks, Snork! I looked at the FB page -- lots of quality horses. It would be great if she has or knows of something for me.
by KathyK
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Help me find my new horse!

Thank you! Alfonzo and Furb are not far enough along in their training, and even if Furb were confirmed third level, he's way too big. Remington is a possibility.
by KathyK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

Miss Filly Foal is precious! Fingers crossed that Kammie is completely out of the woods.
by KathyK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Help me find my new horse!

I’m in the market! Please help me find my new horse. I’m a capable but older AA who rides with USDF Silver medalist and USDF certified trainer. I prefer a bit more go than whoa, but nothing ultra-powerful. I can handle a little temperament but no history of bucking, bolting, or unpredictable spookin...
by KathyK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Walter Zettl

This is a great loss to the dressage world.
by KathyK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Boot woes

I picked up my boots this morning -- they are very, very nice and fit well! I have boots, so now I need a horse. But that's for another thread.
by KathyK
Tue May 29, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 16908

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Thank you! I saw this horse advertised, maybe on FB, and sent the info to my trainer. She did not think he was a good match. It's hard to pin her down on details because, well, she's hard to pin down. But she knows me well and I trust her. I agree that this probably isn't the best spot for a horse s...
by KathyK
Mon May 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Boot woes

Yes, the tack shop owner measured me. She double-checked the measurements after they arrived so wrong, and she had measured correctly. DeNiro didn't pay good attention to the measurements. I sent her an email asking her to check on the status, and she replied that the boots will be shipped next week...
by KathyK
Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 16908

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Yes, I understand that confirmed changes will cost! My budget is mid-five figures. I know this is a great place to get help horse shopping - we are a bunch of inveterate enablers, lol. As for breed, I wouldn't be interested in a Friesian, "gypsy" horse, or a draft cross, unless that draft ...
by KathyK
Sun May 27, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 16908

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

When my horse went lame and I had to retire him four years ago, I was fairly certain I would not buy another and now I'm sure of it. During those four years I half-leased a few, took a year and a half off, and then started back with weekly lessons last spring. I've stopped for the winter (the only ...
by KathyK
Sun May 27, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Boot woes

I'm not asking for advice on how to make ill-fitting boots fit. The shop owner agreed that the last was inappropriate for my foot, and sent them back to DeNiro to be redone. I'm asking for advice on how to approach the shop owner to say "Boots soon, or my money back."
by KathyK
Sat May 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Boot woes

That's an idea. The boots, except for the feet, are gorgeous and fit perfectly.
by KathyK
Sat May 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Boot woes

The original wait time was six to eight weeks. They arrived in nine weeks, which I didn't have a problem with. I'm not sure how they could tell me what their wait time would be for the specific fix to my customs.
by KathyK
Sat May 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Boot woes - now boot happiness!

On Feb. 8th I ordered custom DeNiro boots for my narrow (AA) feet. They arrived April 7th, and were very wrong, as in waaaaay wide in the foot, so much so that my heel slipped what felt like well over an inch with each step I took. Back to Italy they went, along with emailed photos of my feet. On Ma...
by KathyK
Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5984

Re: Need some help or advice

Wishing you well, Linden, and smooth sailing when you are released from the hospital.
by KathyK
Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Interior decor / art

I think your best bet is to go to some art and/or crafts shows and galleries, and look around until you find pieces that you love. Another source is furniture stores. They have "room settings" that are accessorized out the yin yang. I recently was on the hunt for a hallway bench and spotte...
by KathyK
Fri May 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

He is a United States Senator, and therefore a public figure. He is also a war hero who suffered immeasurably during years of captivity in Viet Nam. He does not "insert himself into the media," whatever that means.
by KathyK
Fri May 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

I would welcome any of you at my funeral, and would fully expect those of you who imbibe to do so with gusto and then say a few drunken words.
by KathyK
Fri May 11, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Cooker Chili
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Slow Cooker Chili

This sounds great!
by KathyK
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 3397

Re: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D

Glad he's feeling spunky! Just a few more days and you'll be good to go.
by KathyK
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel is the bravest horse ever
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Ariel is the bravest horse ever

PaulaO wrote:As Steven Tyler says "fake it til you make it." :D

KathyK frequently says that, too. To herself. 8-)
by KathyK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 3809

Re: Needlefelting project

AmityBee wrote: I was going for blood bay with white socks, so I hope he will grow into his head eventually :oops:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Amado, your work, especially the cat, is wonderful.
by KathyK
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 5653

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

By the way, I believe if the rider taps three times in a row with the whip and then stops, it's not a technical. If there is no blood on spur or mouth, it is not a technical. Those are specific guidelines. Now, let's say a rider is jumping and taps the horse three times at every jump, it's not a te...

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