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  1. Off topic, but subk, what is your secret to not...

    Off topic, but subk, what is your secret to not owning chestnuts? I have the opposite problem, I can't seem to buy a bay no matter how hard I try! :lol:
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    :lol: You've got to be joking!

    :lol: You've got to be joking!
  3. I'll chime in too. I'm a lawyer and work...

    I'll chime in too. I'm a lawyer and work smaller-town lawyer hours. Basically 9am-5pm or 6pm (or 10 or 11 sometimes), Monday to Friday and sometimes Sat. and/or Sunday. I travel for work...
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    Thanks everyone for the input! I will keep...

    Thanks everyone for the input! I will keep looking into this. My sister is hiking the Appalachian Trail right now so we are thinking of meeting up when she's done. We might do less conventional...
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    Fair Hill: should I go?

    I live on the West coast and have a bunch of air miles to use in the next 90 days. I am considering a trip to Ontario (to visit friends) and thought I might tack on a few days getting to/from Fair...
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    Yes, I have. Usually when I've gone through some...

    Yes, I have. Usually when I've gone through some bad luck (lame or unsuitable horse) or am totally burnt out emotionally or financially.

    Usually what helps is to take any pressure off. Ride if I...
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    Spread pesto on a slice of foccaccia bread (a...

    Spread pesto on a slice of foccaccia bread (a herb or cheese foccaccia is great). Add sliced chicken breast, then sliced tomatoes, top with cheese - I like Havarti. Then pop it in the toaster oven or...
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    You can check out the blogs that Tik Maynard...

    You can check out the blogs that Tik Maynard wrote back in 2009 (originally in Gaitpost magazine but the link is from the Chronicle). He worked at at least two professional stables in Germany,...
  9. Thanks for letting us live vicariously, even if...

    Thanks for letting us live vicariously, even if it was like 2nd-degree vicarious :)
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    If this isn't an alert to all Canadian team...

    If this isn't an alert to all Canadian team hopefuls to practice their applause-desensitization, I don't know what is.
  11. Does the bear poop in the woods? Is the Pope...

    Does the bear poop in the woods?
    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Why is this even a question? :winkgrin:
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    OP, I have read the thread and all I will say is...

    OP, I have read the thread and all I will say is that like some others, I have had some that I really didn't get along with. I tried very hard to "bond" but it just didn't work. After spending more...
  13. Totally cute. My Dad rode a fabulous chestnut...

    Totally cute.

    My Dad rode a fabulous chestnut mare as a teen whose barn name was Missy. Her show name was Near Miss - because she'd been bought off the slaughter truck.
  14. Amen.

    Amen.
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    If you are looking for SUPER easy: make a pie. ...

    If you are looking for SUPER easy: make a pie.

    Buy pie shells from the freezer section. Buy ice cream, cream, or whipped cream too :)
    Pick berries.
    Mix 2 tbsp. cornstarch with a small amount...
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    Also in the Chronicle's photo gallery that...

    Also in the Chronicle's photo gallery that accompanied the article:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/photos_videos?nid=60415
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    Rider is fine and reports the horse trotted up ok...

    Rider is fine and reports the horse trotted up ok this morning. However, she won't really know until she gets him home, lets him rest a bit then puts him back in work and sees if he has any lasting...
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    Fence 19 was a water combination of a,b,c. The C...

    Fence 19 was a water combination of a,b,c. The C element was the notorious Shrimp Cocktail which caused problems on the CIC3* course last year - even to experienced pairs. In other words, it jumped...
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    Yeah male or female is important. I was...

    Yeah male or female is important.

    I was thinking your white car is like the equivalent of the wrap part of the burrito... not sure how to make that a name.

    I like Sonnet's Bonnet. But I...
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    Ugh, sorry to hear that. I also went to the ER...

    Ugh, sorry to hear that. I also went to the ER today. So despite having low blood pressure, fever, dehydration, headaches and vomiting - blood work etc. did not give any more clues. They still say...
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    I had a Happy Mouth (or knock-off) break last...

    I had a Happy Mouth (or knock-off) break last year - very scary as it happened over a jump and I had no steering on landing. Luckily the horse made a decision to pull up - it was close though, he was...
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    I have had a nasty flu for almost 3 weeks now....

    I have had a nasty flu for almost 3 weeks now. Unbelievable. No coughing with me though. Headaches and body aches, fever/chills, vomiting, and nausea. I've taken 10.5 days off work - a record for me....
  23. Still checking out 7.3L trucks, good ones are...

    Still checking out 7.3L trucks, good ones are like unicorns though.

    Also trying the 5.9L Cummins Dodges (pre-new-emissions standards, similar idea to the Ford 7.3s)

    Also venturing into...
  24. Thanks again for the additional input. I am...

    Thanks again for the additional input. I am having a heck of a time finding a decent truck that is in my price range. I guess that is just life, I even increased the range quite a bit and am gulping...
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    How very cool! Congratulations!

    How very cool! Congratulations!
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