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  1. #1
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    I have heard that now is the time of year to write requests for gifts. Having giving this idea careful consideration, I decided that I do not wish to send my list to someone who drives deer and brings apples to the barn. My Auntie Pat already brings apples, Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and quartered.

    Although I was VERY GOOD this year, the gifts, treats and presents for me seemed to stop in mid-October. As perfect as I was for the Labor Day Warrenton Horse show, as soon as the Middleburg Classic was over (for which I had to actually sleep in the trailer), the special presents stopped completely! Even the trailer that my mummy said was mine has been given to Wings and Pockets!

    In case you don't know I am in Virginia so I have heard quite a lot about Voodoo. It seems to me that Californians have a very strong voodoo because I heard my mummy say that the VA clique has a captive Californian but, as soon as N2Jumpers said that she was cold here, the weather has been very warm! So warm that I DID NOT GET A NEW TURNOUT SHEET! Pockets didn't, either, but that does NOT make me feel better! Wings has a stable blanket, two New Zealand Rugs AND a turnout sheet. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    Mummy keeps going through nasty boxes of things that she says are DEAR GALLEY. I DO NOT like wearing nasty blankets that don't fit just because Mummy believes some help hint columnist's ideas that yearlings can wear hand me down clothes.

    Merry and Beezer talk about the nice things that they do for their horses and, I must say, Dear QHSM you have raised a pair of very nice fillies. I would say that even if I were not about to show you my list of presents that I hope you will have FedExed to me ASAP.

    I would like for N2Jumpers to go back to California so the Virginia weather will make my grass crispy and I can have a new turn out sheet. I even hope that one of the DEAR GALLEY blankets fits Pockets so he won't have to wear my weanling sheet (which looks pretty silly on him even though Mummy says it is lucky the girths fit!)

    I would like a Velvet DQ of my very own. I like to jump things because it makes my Mummy say remarkable things but I think that Velvet and I would be very good stable mates. I would ask for Robby Johnson but he is waiting very nicely for his own new foal and I don't think that he is available. A Robby Johnson of my own would be nice, though, should one come up. That is why I am writing to you rather than the fat deer man.

    For my next present, I hope you will send me two more sections of genuine sheepskin to cover my nice halter. Mummy is a fritter head and has taken the nice 5 piece set that Mr. Wings bought me and put it on wrong so the throat latch of my halter is bare.

    Speaking of my halter, no one has EVER had made for me a nice brass nameplate from a store, not even the tack trailers at the horse show where I LOOKED IN MYSELF! I saw the lovely things in the shops but Mummy MADE ME STAY OUT!!!! She made me VERY MADDIE but I still behaved with decorum. Ask Colin. She was there for the Middleburg Classic and she was good, too.

    Now that I have mentioned the nameplate, I hope it does not distress you, Dear QHSM, to know that NOT one of us has a stall nameplate! Mummy actually took COTH laser printed nametags and wrote our barn names on them in marker pen (and not a tasteful color, either!) so that is what is on our stall doors. She did that so some scary lady would remember who was who when she came to feed us. Mummy and Mr. Wings thought they would go away for a night! I am getting too upset remembering that. Thank goodness for Auntie Pat.

    Oh, my list. Yes. I saw those nice things in the tack trailers. Dear QHSM, did you KNOW that there are more than one kind of horse cookie? I would like a sampler. A ballotin box would be nice, like the Godiva chocolates that Mr. Wings forgot to get Mummy last week for her birthday. I can't ask Mummy for anything right now, she is very testy. (She actually went to Horse Country Saddlery and FORGOT to buy ANYTHING for me!)

    I would also like a new stall guard. Mummy was mean and made mine so I can't get out by going under it anymore. I heard her say that I was growing really fast and that it was so unseasonably warm out that she wasn't going to buy me a new turnout sheet just yet but I KNOW she did something tricky with my old stall guard to make Mr. Wings (My Hero) think that I was growing up. She makes me very annoyed and IT IS HARD to be a good yearling!

    So, Dear QHSM, I do not have a big list. I have even asked for presents to be delivered to nasty Pockets and Wings the big goof. They can have stall nameplates. I did not ask for the very very nice things that I got to see in the tack trailers at the "A" shows, either.

    I do hope that you will take N2Jumpers back with you so the fox hunting season isn't totally done for. It is too warm here and I don't like it!

    You can send my packages c/o Kennett Square, Cavallo Farm, Chantilly, VA so my Mummy doesn't feel too badly about the terrible way she has ignored me ever since my exemplary performance at the Middleburg Classic. I did my best, what is a filly to do?

    Ever since then, I have tried to focus Mummy's attention back on me. I have grown my mane very thick, very fast so I can be a good girl to have it PULLED! I have put my right front leg through the fence so she would feel badly about how I hurt. I even made sure she would remember me by having a vet bill with my name listed first!

    Dear QHSM, I promise to continue being as good as a girl can be in Virginia!

    P.S. You can send my gifts and treats now. Wings and Pockets things can go ground shipment.

    [This message was edited by Proof Set on Dec. 04, 2001 at 11:15 PM.]



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    I have heard that now is the time of year to write requests for gifts. Having giving this idea careful consideration, I decided that I do not wish to send my list to someone who drives deer and brings apples to the barn. My Auntie Pat already brings apples, Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and quartered.

    Although I was VERY GOOD this year, the gifts, treats and presents for me seemed to stop in mid-October. As perfect as I was for the Labor Day Warrenton Horse show, as soon as the Middleburg Classic was over (for which I had to actually sleep in the trailer), the special presents stopped completely! Even the trailer that my mummy said was mine has been given to Wings and Pockets!

    In case you don't know I am in Virginia so I have heard quite a lot about Voodoo. It seems to me that Californians have a very strong voodoo because I heard my mummy say that the VA clique has a captive Californian but, as soon as N2Jumpers said that she was cold here, the weather has been very warm! So warm that I DID NOT GET A NEW TURNOUT SHEET! Pockets didn't, either, but that does NOT make me feel better! Wings has a stable blanket, two New Zealand Rugs AND a turnout sheet. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    Mummy keeps going through nasty boxes of things that she says are DEAR GALLEY. I DO NOT like wearing nasty blankets that don't fit just because Mummy believes some help hint columnist's ideas that yearlings can wear hand me down clothes.

    Merry and Beezer talk about the nice things that they do for their horses and, I must say, Dear QHSM you have raised a pair of very nice fillies. I would say that even if I were not about to show you my list of presents that I hope you will have FedExed to me ASAP.

    I would like for N2Jumpers to go back to California so the Virginia weather will make my grass crispy and I can have a new turn out sheet. I even hope that one of the DEAR GALLEY blankets fits Pockets so he won't have to wear my weanling sheet (which looks pretty silly on him even though Mummy says it is lucky the girths fit!)

    I would like a Velvet DQ of my very own. I like to jump things because it makes my Mummy say remarkable things but I think that Velvet and I would be very good stable mates. I would ask for Robby Johnson but he is waiting very nicely for his own new foal and I don't think that he is available. A Robby Johnson of my own would be nice, though, should one come up. That is why I am writing to you rather than the fat deer man.

    For my next present, I hope you will send me two more sections of genuine sheepskin to cover my nice halter. Mummy is a fritter head and has taken the nice 5 piece set that Mr. Wings bought me and put it on wrong so the throat latch of my halter is bare.

    Speaking of my halter, no one has EVER had made for me a nice brass nameplate from a store, not even the tack trailers at the horse show where I LOOKED IN MYSELF! I saw the lovely things in the shops but Mummy MADE ME STAY OUT!!!! She made me VERY MADDIE but I still behaved with decorum. Ask Colin. She was there for the Middleburg Classic and she was good, too.

    Now that I have mentioned the nameplate, I hope it does not distress you, Dear QHSM, to know that NOT one of us has a stall nameplate! Mummy actually took COTH laser printed nametags and wrote our barn names on them in marker pen (and not a tasteful color, either!) so that is what is on our stall doors. She did that so some scary lady would remember who was who when she came to feed us. Mummy and Mr. Wings thought they would go away for a night! I am getting too upset remembering that. Thank goodness for Auntie Pat.

    Oh, my list. Yes. I saw those nice things in the tack trailers. Dear QHSM, did you KNOW that there are more than one kind of horse cookie? I would like a sampler. A ballotin box would be nice, like the Godiva chocolates that Mr. Wings forgot to get Mummy last week for her birthday. I can't ask Mummy for anything right now, she is very testy. (She actually went to Horse Country Saddlery and FORGOT to buy ANYTHING for me!)

    I would also like a new stall guard. Mummy was mean and made mine so I can't get out by going under it anymore. I heard her say that I was growing really fast and that it was so unseasonably warm out that she wasn't going to buy me a new turnout sheet just yet but I KNOW she did something tricky with my old stall guard to make Mr. Wings (My Hero) think that I was growing up. She makes me very annoyed and IT IS HARD to be a good yearling!

    So, Dear QHSM, I do not have a big list. I have even asked for presents to be delivered to nasty Pockets and Wings the big goof. They can have stall nameplates. I did not ask for the very very nice things that I got to see in the tack trailers at the "A" shows, either.

    I do hope that you will take N2Jumpers back with you so the fox hunting season isn't totally done for. It is too warm here and I don't like it!

    You can send my packages c/o Kennett Square, Cavallo Farm, Chantilly, VA so my Mummy doesn't feel too badly about the terrible way she has ignored me ever since my exemplary performance at the Middleburg Classic. I did my best, what is a filly to do?

    Ever since then, I have tried to focus Mummy's attention back on me. I have grown my mane very thick, very fast so I can be a good girl to have it PULLED! I have put my right front leg through the fence so she would feel badly about how I hurt. I even made sure she would remember me by having a vet bill with my name listed first!

    Dear QHSM, I promise to continue being as good as a girl can be in Virginia!

    P.S. You can send my gifts and treats now. Wings and Pockets things can go ground shipment.

    [This message was edited by Proof Set on Dec. 04, 2001 at 11:15 PM.]



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    QHSM has not yet mastered the art of computers ... even though one (now covered in dust) sits on her desk in her home office. So allow me to do the honors for her.

    To ensure that you get the *proper* halter and lead rope (because I see, from a previous post, that you were saddled with -- pardon the pun -- an ill-fitting halter earlier), what color are you? Because in true QHSM fashion, every horse at El Ranchito is outfitted in a matching halter and lead rope that complements its color!

    And since QHSM believes that no halter is complete without a nameplate, how would you like yours inscribed? Is Proof Set (which I like!) your "given" name, i.e. on your papers? And do you want your breeding listed too (QHSM likes to do that for bragging rights purposes) or do you want to have a second line that says something that gets across your personality? You know, like your motto on your profile page.

    QHSM can certainly arrange for a smorgasbord of horse cookies. Do you have a particular favorite taste? Because you know -- or maybe you don't, seeing as how you've been neglected so badly -- you can get carrot-based, apple-based, oat-based, molasses-based, hard, soft ... well, a young filly of your obvious intellect will get the idea that you've been badly let down in the treat department!

    Blankets, too, she can do. Why, we can't have a thin-skinned, QUALITY girl like you shivering in the cold! But it will have to match your halter and lead rope. Would you like to come to sunny Southern California instead? QHSM always has room for one more, and she specializes in baby-talk, back-scratching and treat-feeding. I'm not sure we can guarantee you a Velvet-quality DQ, but we have plenty of DQs out here; I am sure one would meet with your approval.

    I will ask Hammie if he would allow someone else to have some small piece of the sheepskin market so that QHSM can send you the fluffy throat latch pieces (I am sooooo sorry that Mr. Wings put your set on wrong!). You have to understand, though, that Hammie finds sharing a difficult concept to grasp. But QHSM will try.

    A stall guard? I am sure QHSM can arrange that. Again, though, she will want to make it color-coordinated.

    I fear, though, that your N2Jumpers problem might be, well, a bit of a problem. Beezer and Merry don't like the idea of another rider horning in on their QHSM. Is that a deal/list-breaker?

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
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    I am Rose Gray (Portia understands me very well)

    A very changeable but glamourous color which requires quite an extensive and coordinated wardrobe which Mummy has NOT understood!

    Can I tell Inverness' Billy and HN73's Bailey that they can write to QHSM? (Will it mean a delay in MY gifts?

    I would so much like to have my lineage engraved (NOT STAMPED) on my nameplate: Proof Set by Mint Condition

    OH! This is soooo much better than Charlie Brown! Honest, QHSM, I never believed in the Great Pumpkin!



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    But of course your halter nameplate would be ENGRAVED (QHSM shudders to think that you have been so shabbily treated!). But certainly your mother deserves equal billing next to your illustrious sire? (QHSM, after all, being a mother, is very sensitive to these perceived slights of a mother's import.)

    You sound like you are a wonderfully colored, wonderfully spirited young girl. QHSM has always had a fondness for grays and for roses; you sound like her kind of filly!

    Might I make the smallest of suggestions? I think your idea of asking if Inverness' Billy and HN73's Bailey could write to QHSM with their wish lists is a fine one; but what if we open it up to ALL of the horses to post? Then maybe their owners will see the wish lists and realize how remiss they've been and will adjust their holiday budgets accordingly!

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
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    Me First?

    I mean, Oh, thank you, Proof Set (In Mint Condition/Hello Lillet) My Mummy calls me Maddie but I think that it is denigrating to a filly who hopes to attain the social position that I aspire to.

    Wings says I am a snot. Can you make his present be a draft harness?

    Can Billy and Bailey send their lists before Pockets finds out? He bit me today and I wasn't bothering HIM!



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    Never! A little pride is only to be expected in a girl of your caliber!

    Now, QHSM is easily confused (this is NOT something she likes bandied about, but ... well, she is). In one post you say your daddy is Mint Condition, in another you say he is In Mint Condition. Now, since we don't want QHSM to get your nameplate engraved erroneously, what is your daddy's name precisely?

    As for all the other horses posting ... QHSM cannot grant ALL their wishes, much as she would like to. But she sees this as an avenue for them to be able to convey to their own owners their wants, needs, desires.

    You, Proof Set, however, are a special, special case. You sound like a filly who deserves to be at El Ranchito. Did you know that QHSM raised an orphan filly too? I think that kinda makes you kindred spirits!

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
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    That Nasty Pockets was trying to peek at what I was doing so I posted only part of it before!

    He has no documentable background and seems to think that makes him more special than a precious orphan filly!

    Even though Wings has become over sized in ego since Moesha sat on him somewhere that they took MY trailer without MY permission, he did confide in me that Pockets did not give appropriate obesience to my family connection to Kona Gold or Saluter!

    Pockets IS NOT the favorite! (Unless it has a direct bearing on gifts for me)



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    Hi!
    This is Bailey!

    QHSM.....I need so much stuff!!!!! I heard you are the BEST person to come to. That fat guy in the suit apparently doesn't have a clue about horses.

    Heather and I just started doing horse shows together. She rides me with her legs on each side and then she rides me with both legs on one side. She rides SO MUCH better with both legs on one side.

    The both legs one side style requires so much extra stuff!

    She needs a sandwich box thing that hangs off the side of the saddle. She needs a long whip thing. She needs the right clothes.

    Enough about her. Lets talk about me.

    I could use a new halter. I am tired of wearing that orange colored leather one. Name plate optional. My registered name is Savage Angel, but Heather thinks thats plain awful (can't say I disagree).

    Square pads. Need more square pads. Some one should tell Heather red is NOT a conservative color.

    Fancy HORSE shampoo. Heather gets the "urge" and I wind up smelling like a florist shop in June.

    I need a nice BIG DEE snaffle. The one I wear right now is not big enough to show off my prety face.

    I can never have enough treats. Apple, carrot, it doesn't matter. I'll even stick my tongue out and press it against you in gratitude. I might even let Navaho and Cake have one. Or, better yet, just send a few extra specifically for them so there is no argument. They aren't always nice to me.

    Hmmm...oh a flat bridle and breatplate. They don't have to be really expensive, just nice. Used is totally acceptable.

    I can't think of anything else right now! I'm in Virginia too, so you can just ship all of our stuff together!

    I've been very very good.



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    Ah, I must interject here that all the fillies writing to QHSM should be sure that their requests do NOT get inadvertently handled by Mr. QHSM, as he cannot tell the difference between one brown/bay horse or the other. Plus, he's demonstrated a propensity for leaving the hose on and flooding out stalls. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Free gift with any holiday package shipped from sunny So. Cal.: Your choice of horse-sized sunglasses, tinted zinc oxide sunscreen for your pink nose, monogrammed crocheted ear bonnet, or a CD of the various local Hollywood types crooning their favorite equestrian-themed songs.

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    I mean, I have a very sensitive white nose... the end of my blaze is always getting sunburnt, especially out in my big field! But, I'm a BOY.

    Well, actually mummy says the g-word... but I still do a really good stallion impression. Wanna see??

    This Christmas, I'd like dear QHSM to talk my Mummy into doing the jumper division. I like to go fast and I can jump anything... well, I can jump anything SHE'D be willing to jump, anyway.

    I don't care if she finds whatever it is she's "looking for" when we head for a fence... (what's down there, anyway? I never see anything special near those ground lines - but boy, you'd think there were carrots or something at the bottom of every jump!) but maybe you could get it for her.

    Sometimes she is so busy looking for whatever it is, I have to take off at some pretty strange places - of course, I am always careful to make sure that I catch her in my tack when we get to the other side. Don't you think I deserve some extra treats for that? Sometimes, dear QHSM, it isn't so easy to do!

    Also, I'd like more of that yummy alfalfa hay. The other stuff just isn't nearly as good. I try to be a good boy and eat it all up so those nice guys with the cart will give me more, but mum and the trainer-lady just laugh and say something about a Hoover? What's that about?

    I really like my new pasture buddies; maybe you could bring us all some more dogs to chase. That would be really fun, and I'd be willing to share.

    And since I've been really, really good this past year ... even when mummy has wanted to do that awful, boring crawling-canter over little jump stuff... in a division where I have to be BRAIDED for g*dsakes... maybe you could bring me another of those nice, fat soft rubber snaffles? It would really make my life easier; it's awfully hard to run thru mummy's hand with that, that... that corkscrew thing in my mouth!

    Thank you, and have a lovely holiday.

    Love,

    Chester

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    [This message was edited by The Notorious Chester on Dec. 05, 2001 at 03:40 PM.]
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    And she will take special care with them to ensure that they are directed to the proper human caretakers. Oh, and Chester ... OF COURSE QHSM doesn't want you to feel excluded from the sunscreen offer. Why, such a handsome, noble, white nose deserves the best!

    "All you poor, poor, misunderstood, badly treated horses!" she was heard muttering to herself this morning. "Your owners should be ashamed of themselves for making you make do!"

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    My sparkling white nose is already feeling a lot better [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img]

    Do you think there is *any* chance of getting that rubber snaffle? Huh? Do ya?? Puhleeze?!?!?

    I promise, I'll be really good. I won't even try to rub the bridle off my head by rubbing it against the nearest standard! Not even when it gets itchy.

    I'm a good horse, I really am.

    And I like you. Wanna do the jumpers?? I am really fast, and I like to jump!

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    QHSM, alas, does not "do" jumpers ... alas, QHSM seldom rides at all these days (she is much more into the lead-'em and feed-'em school of horse ownership) ... but I, Beezer, ride jumpers!

    Now, about that bit.... QHSM thinks that while it is very admirable that you look after your mummy so well, she detects the slightest hint of a naughty streak in you for asking for a milder bit. (Someday, you must ask Merry what happened the time she ordered Beezer to buy a certain fancy bit for Beezer's mare and the "amusement" that ensued.) In good conscious, Chester, QHSM cannot promise you a rubber snaffle.

    And Bailey ... you are a true-blue soul for asking for presents for Heather, too. QHSM thinks, though, that given Heather's apparent confusion over the difference between *horse* and *human* shampoo, that perhaps QHSM should see to it that you (and she!) gets an entire grooming kit and a few how-to books!

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
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    Dear QHSM,

    My name is Maverick's Midnite Special, but please call me Pistol! But, please, please, please do not insult me the way others did at my old barn by calling me Piss Tail or Piss Ant! Since moving to the new barn I have become a changed horse! I ENJOY being ridden and groomed, and I'm very acceptable to having the vet or farrier out to do their jobs now. They even comment on my new-found manners! Isn't that impressive?

    First off, I will start with the impossible wish--please help my mom figure out what she wants to do with me! On some days she wants me to become a show horse, other days a trail horse, yet even more a dressage horse, and then in the future she wants me to attempt to be an endurance horse! I love my mom dearly, but she gets me worried sometimes when talking about my future. All I want to do is be a happy content horse that can eat the day away...some riding and grooming is acceptable however.

    As for stuff for me, let's begin!!

    I would really appreciate a comfty trail saddle for me. I like the look and feel of the modern endurance-style, and the treeless ones sound even more special. My mom told me she would like to get one too, and sell her western show saddle (fine by me, that thing weighs a ton!), so I know she would appreciate it! Then she would stop riding me in her cutback which offers so-little padding for her rear and my back!

    A few new saddlepads would be nice. Some dressage-sized for her english saddle, and then some barrel-racing size for the above-mentioned dream saddle.

    I would also very much enjoy receiving a *waterproof* turnout sheet. I have a warm waterproof blanket, but I don't need it this winter because I've grown a full winter coat. However, the sheet would be very handy on days when the wind blows cold or the rain is very very cold. I wear a 68"-70" and would prefer if it was hunter green. I need a style with a high shoulder-cut, because the low-cut shoulders sag behind my withers and are very uncomfortable.

    Some puffy leg wraps (12" and white please) would be great, especially if they came with a new set of stable bandages! A horse can never have too many sets of bandages!!

    I would also enjoy having a year's supply of grass brought into my dry lot! Though, it isn't a healthy idea now that I have a history of laminitis that my mom keeps warning me about when I'm eating, I would love to have some good grass year round that never runs dry.

    Last but not least, I would enjoy getting a new horse trailer for myself. I would like a two horse, straight load with a medium-sized tack room (to hold all the stuff if I ever start some endurance/competitive trail).

    Thank you again for giving me such a great mom who loves me dearly and didn't sell me even when her old instructor was pressuring her hard about me over the spring.



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    You sound like quite a dear soul. QHSM is gratified to learn that you have an owner who understands you ... and that you are a smart enough horse to appreciate your owner. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    QHSM thinks that that is *quite* the Christmas list you have there. You must have been thinking about it for a long, long time. So you are a contemplative horse; that is an admirable trait.

    QHSM will be sure your owner sees your list. She firmly believes that at least some of your wishes will come true.

    Merry Christmas!

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
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    Perhaps you, a woman of high class and dignity, can help this noble old horse in this season of giving.

    I am a tall, dark, handsome, and regal Thoroughbred. The first thing I would like is a name that reflects all of my charming qualities. This, this, this... Charlie Brown *shudder* is just embarrassing. All of the other geldings laugh and make fun of me, except for my best friend Chief (dear sweet Chief, I love the boy, but he's an idiot.. more on that later), who always says that "I'm a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He always snickers after he says it, though, so I'm not quite sure if he's serious or not.

    As for Chief, I would like for you to get him a brain. The boy has about the same amount of brains as my mum. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] Scary thought, isn't it?

    Oh yes, and while you're at it could you inject a few of those brain cells into mum? She sure could use them. I'm tired of jumping around cross country with her splattered on my neck. She gets kind of heavy after a while.

    I would also like a trailer. The same one that Pistol wants. That boy has fine taste.

    Oh and please, if you could, may I have a lifetime supply of those little powdered donut holes? That would be just slendid!

    You see, I am not a hard horse to please. Just these few simple things would make me much happier. Hopefully you can find it in your heart to help me, as I will be eternally grateful.

    Yours Truly,

    Charles

    P.S. for more info about my life, please see my profile! Thank you.



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    And PLEASE tell my mum to quit calling me SUGARLUMP!!!???!!!



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    QHSM can well understand your "disappointment" in your name, but you should take pride in the fact that you were named after one of the most beloved characters in modern times. Why, all around the world, people know your name! QHSM thinks that this is a fine, fine thing.

    Now, as for all the other horses teasing you ... well, QHSM will share what she always told Merry and Beezer when they complained about unkind classmates: They are just jealous. They should be so lucky to have a name that brings a smile to people everywhere!

    QHSM can tell that you are a very intelligent horse. Perhaps, rather than requesting more brain cells for your friend Chief and your mum, you could just share more of your obvious knowledge of the world? After all, experience is the best teacher ... and mind-builder!

    QHSM will add your name to the list of those requesting a new trailer for Christmas. (Who knew those would be such a popular item!) And as for those powdered donut holes ... I think, Charles, that if you didn't cringe quite so much when your mum calls you "Sugarlump," you'd find that you would probably get more powdered donut holes than even you can eat. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Must teach QHSM how to use her computer. Speaking on her behalf is beginning to make Beezer feel a little like a channeler...

    ***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
    Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!



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