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Alice Made Me Do It! - A tack shopping story

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  • #41
    Jair, I wish I'd been there. What fun it must have been.

    Now I know Alice and Archie are related. It must be a German thing to speak quietly yet clearly in one's ear while tack shopping. My own story has a similar end, I'm (restate not me but my VISA) afraid to say!

    Ziggy needed a new custom made saddle shortly after I purchased him. Well, more accurately, my existing saddle did not fit and was irritating his long and occasionally sore back. In come Prestige and the wonderful Jill from Malvern Saddlery in PA and Ziggy gets measured. Jill of course, made all the appropriate cooing noises over Ziggy and many treats were awarded for standing like a statue. We ended the session with an agreement to buy the saddle and many pats to Zig Zig for explempary behaviour.

    Unfortunately as she is preparing to leave, I catch Archie's mornful expression. "What no saddle for me?, You don't love me as much! You bought me first and I didn't get a saddle!!" Break your heart. So out comes Archie and Jill's equipment. Cut to an hour later......

    Mazzy happily (what planet did I grow up on.....that's right, the one where I wished for the stars and the parents could only give me the adhesive type, bless them!) agrees to buy each a new saddle. Archie, looking distinctly more content than 60 minutes hence, walks proudly back to his stall and graciously licks my hand. A rather carroty infused slobbery kiss of gratitude. I was forgiven and he got his own way. Darn that Hanoverian face.

    Moral of the story: Do not arrange to purchase one horse something within view of the other family member, its a guaranteed conclusion that the budget will double.

    Kisses to Alice and Adrian (lest we forget the hero of your story!).


    • Original Poster

      LOL! You got it Moesha! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

      MAZ - so so true. Poor Bambi was going green in jealousy when Alice was modeling her new bridle the other night. Doesn't help that he is stabled next to her either - I'm sure she whispers not-so-sweet-nothings in his ear at night too! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

      Problem is he doesn't need anything at the moment. He already has 4 different pairs of boots dozens of polos and a gazillion saddle pads... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

      Glad Archie wasn't left out though [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
      You Strike Me Still


      • #43
        Jair, you are mean to me. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] I am not whispering bad things to Bambi. I am being nice to him. I maybe am telling him he has funny name for a boy but I am German und it is maybe OK in North America for a boy to have girl's name?

        Bambi is happy I am here because less work for him, ja? He tells me he is not jealous that you und He Who Bought You For Me give me pretty new things. He is boy und does not care about how it is you look when you ride him. It is only food he is caring for. He is wanting you to give me more things. I am fraulein und I need more, ja?


        • Original Poster


          I can't stop laughing......................
          You Strike Me Still


          • Original Poster

            Darling, sweetie! I am not being mean! (says Jair realizing he has a jumping lesson on her tonight and does not wish to hit the ground unexpectedly)

            hmmmm I always thought that Bambi liked all of his nice things. Perhaps you should ask him if he'd give you his nice Butet saddle, matching bridle and boot collection? Somehow I don't think you'll get a very enthusiastic response! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

            But I understand that you are new here, and are learning the Canadian way -oh you're not too cold are you? heeheehee

            I guess I never mentioned it, but Ich spreche ein wenig vom Deutschen

            You Strike Me Still


            • #46
              hey congrats Jair! I bet you and Alice will look just smashing dahling, pictures are definatly a must!

              I must say though that I'm a little hurt that you didn't call me to fit your breeches, I mean, didn't I do a good job with your thong? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
              ~ they tease you cause they like you ~


              • #47
                There is a fabulous fish and chip shop out between Cloverdale and Maple Springs.
                We should meet there sometime. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
                Starman Babies


                • #48
                  Sie sprechen das Deutsch? Das ist gut. Deutsches ist eine gute Sprache, aber ich mochte mein Englisch verbessern, also halte ich, es anstelle vom Deutschen zu sprechen.

                  I will not toss you off since you are buying me many pretty things. If you fall, it cannot be helped that you fall because I jump wery gut. I am all the time telling you to hang on.

                  I do not vant the saddle and others being from Bambi. They are pretty, but they are his. Und they are used. You vill be getting me my own in time, ja?


                  • #49
                    LOL - that's so amusing! At least I'm not the only one with self restraint problems.

                    But I fear we have opened a can of worms - now REGAL wants his own SN and is horribly mad that I am already using his name!

                    Sarah * AKA "Regal's Person"
                    Sarah ( & Regal)

                    what doesn't kill you makes you stronger -
                    unless it breaks your heart first


                    • #50
                      Allright, Jair! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                      Glad you had fun! Isn't it just to die for?

                      I haven't checked out the Hadfield's stuff yet, but my doggie (surrogate horse) is the proud owner of a lovely Edgewood dog collar. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                      BTW, they also carry a very nice leather conditioner by Sedgewick & Co. that my doggie is also (strangely) very fond of - what is IN that stuff? She goes nuts when I have it out!

                      Bumpkin, I too have ogled the Calibre saddles - oooh, French calf... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]


                      • Original Poster

                        Meine liebe Alice, liebe ich Sie sehr, aber stoppe bitte, mir zur t�glichen Arbeit zu folgen!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                        Yes Farfel! It is to die for! Apparently I'm not supposed to oil it ever. Not that it looks like it will need any.

                        Oh sorry Tin! I need a new bathing suit this summer, want to come help me choose a new pair of speedos? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                        Alice dear - of course you may have anything you want, just remember to always look as impressive as possible whenever a) at a showground and b) whenever there are DQ's about!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                        (Too funny Regal! I must say its bizarre being followed by my horse!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] )
                        You Strike Me Still


                        • #52
                          This was about the funniest thread ever.....who is "Lovely Alice".....I know you laughed as hard as I did Jair. OMER....it was worth posting to move it up for other to read again. Baaaahahhhhahahahahahah.


                          • #53
                            Hi Jair,
                            It is a good thing you don't ride western! $10,000.00 silver encased saddles and $500.00 silver dripping bridles. Don't forget the $500.00 silver encrusted bits and the $500.00 breastcollars. How about a saddle blanket in your colors for $350.00. Don't forget that fashion colors changes about twice a year with the changes of the seasons!

                            Good thing I am a pleasure trail rider, I love to shop!
                            *Endurance Rider Wannabee!* (But...just passing thru...for now!)
                            ~*Peruvian Paso Clique*~


                            • #54
                              What is a "silver dripping" bridle? Pardon the ignorance but I thought I'd ask. Is is a bridle with silver "stuff" on the ends of buckles and the brow band or am I way off?


                              • #55
                                the western bridles and saddles can be so extravagant, I saw one that had rubbies and diamonds in the farms logo, and trimmed the brow bands and cheek peices, saddle, breast plate, and of course the halter for showing in hand. the colors of the farm were red and white. The tack literally stays in a locked vault when not being used.


                                • #56
                                  Yes, Jair. I am very pleased. Alice sounds quite pleased as well. Good job. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
                                  \"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E


                                  • #57
                                    Rubies und diamonds on der bridle? This is sound wery gut to me, ja. I vould be looking even more beautiful in rubies und diamonds....

                                    Ich liebe Sie auch, mein Lieblingsjunge Jair!


                                    • #58

                                      Lovely Alice should win the March Award for Best Poster. In honor of Sunday night's Oscar Awards, I humbly nominate you (and attempt to post in your presence). [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]


                                      • Original Poster

                                        oh gee, thanks Van Teal/Reginpony, now you've gone and given her ideas [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

                                        Sorry Alice sweetie! its cubic zirconium for you! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]
                                        You Strike Me Still


                                        • #60
                                          Watch it Jair.....or it'll be a back rail as a necktie for you. I'd invest quickly to repair the damage you may have just caused.