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  • Originally posted by quietann View Post

    Finzean, I am sure you know this already, but the butt end of a dressage whip in the shoulder can reduce leaning. It's bad enough with a 850-900 pound, small horse; I can't imagine having to deal with it from a huge one!
    Yeah, I had my elbow jabbed into her shoulder...I think she thought it was petting her. hahahaha

    fwiw - the Amazon (love that jaslyn1701) arrived at 11:45am; by 4pm she was showing and 2 of the other mares had come in. ugh. The Amazon was being so flagrant in her "display" that non-horsey hubby commented that he felt "dirty seeing her act like that" LMAO


    • Congrats on the new one Finzean! I do not envy you She sounds cool, but a handful!

      Sooo...Today was the day! My boy's name he comes with is Bugatti. He's a 16.2 h coming 5 yr old Dutch WB x TB. He just got gelded last week! I'm thinking of some barn names for him, and of course he'll need a show name.

      He trailered like an angel, and the shipper couldn't believe he was a stallion just 5 days ago. He walked around the property, whinnied to every chestnut horse he saw (must miss his buddy), and was generally awesome. He settled in quite well! He is HUGE (which I love). The halter I got and the bridle I had for him don't fit. Uh-oh. They are horse-sized... I guess I'll need a warmblood or full-sized! I am restraining myself from riding him just yet because I want him to fully heal from the gelding, but I am DYING to show him off. The other barns can't quite believe it, I think. Shows you don't have to spend $15,000 on a horse to get quality!

      Here are some pictures, as promised. My trainer took more but this is what I have so far on my camera.

      Looking out on the paddock
      Such a cute face
      Me and the big guy
      He's a big horse. I'm 5'7"
      Meeting the other resident gray gelding

      So yay! I'm going to pamper him tomorrow and take more pictures. Loff!

      Oh, and as if today can't get any better, I went to Battle of the Sexes at WEF with my best barn buddies and had a BLAST! We ate, we drank, we ogled, we cheered! It was fantastic. Can't wait for more fun times like that...doesn't get much better than this!


      • Pancakes, I love your new critter! May the gods and goddesses of grey keep your boy dark as long as possible...oh how I wish I could post some photos of Thing 1 & Thing 2 in all their filthy wonder! lol

        At night check the Amazon had settled in quite nicely. A big apple eating teddy bear. I feel like a little kid with my first pony over having something new. Crossing my fingers it's a good match.


        • Pancakes he's just lovely. You will have to post some pics of you on him! I'm so glad that everything is going so well for you. You've had such a difficult time lately I'm happy it all seems to be turning around for you.

          Finzean congrats on the arrival of the amazon. Hoping it all works out well.


          • Mud... I am not looking forward to that.. last time I saw Toby he was knee deep in it.. and that was before the thaw... uggg.. Of course his hair was winter liength and we will not even go into what his mane looked like.. Who ever said Tb's had thin skin and didn't grow winter coats never met Toby.
            Which means I will be in agony come spring silly me I'm allergic to horse hair and shedding season and I don't get along, this will be the 4th winter I have not clipped in the winter... I will look like DH punched me in the face as my eyes will be swollen shut with goo, and I will not even go into the stuff coming out of my nose and mouth( when I sneeze and clear out mouth).

            Pancakes, your guy is lovely. I know about not having to spend a lot to get quality. Can't wait to hear how he is going for you.

            Finzean congrats on the arrival of the Amazon.

            May I wyine a bit...? A few things occurred this week that kinda hit both DH and I upside our heads... The first was Mon. or Tues. a sheriff knocked on our front door.. (yeah.. jump... for joy color me confused) and handed DH a 30day notice(?????) with landlords name on it an the words et al. It seems that the house we live in was sold at sheriffs auction back in May at a forclosure aucton.. Landlord also lost his house his is living in. Landlord failed to mention this to us... Ok we can find someplace else.. mmmm Check on line, news paper, become creative... There is no place to rent at all...well let me rephrase that . There is no place to rent that A human would want to live in for rent.. In a neighborhood a they would want to live with out many mean looking large dogs. A Border Collie doesn't cut it.
            So we decided it was time for us to buy a house.. Figure we don't need much, and there are plenty of properties that are in good shape, may a little bit of updating (like wood paneling that has to go) for between 40 and 50 k. And our income etc allows a mortage for more than that. So DH and I went to our bank. And of course they ran our credit ( which we have been very careful about) and something odd came up... odd and damaging.. damaging to the point of no can do on mortage.. Missed it buy 50pts on one and more one the other.. Someone managed to get a credit card at a jewelry store for a heck ( I believe 10k though I may be wrong on total) using Dh's SS# and my name.. How I haven't figured out yet but it happened. Not only that But they use an addy in a place we haven't lived at for close 24yrs and a city that we haven't 20yrs... The person used a po box as a mailing address to get card which we have never had anywhere. How did someone do this? And how did we manage to miss it? Other than the use of Dh ss# and the use of my name your guess is as good as mine.
            So cant buy ( thank you asshat ) and well renting is well not desirable do the houses available.... <smirk> unless someone has 50k I could borrow...<smirk remember>.
            Thanks I had to get that off my chest...
            Friend of bar .ka


            • Pancakes and Finzean, congratulations on the new family members. May they live long happy lives, and may you have many happy rides with them.

              Bumknees, that just sucks. I don't know a thing about credit clean up, and finding out who really owes for the purchases they made in your name, but maybe someone on here has some ideas. As for finding a house to rent, what state do you live in, and can you find someone who has rental properties that would buy something suitable and rent it to you until you get your credit fixed and qualify for a mortgage? With bank interest at an all time low, many people moved cash out of banks and into rental real estate. Good luck sorting this out. I was hoping that 2012 was your bad year, and that 2013 would be better for you.
              It's 2018. Do you know where your old horse is?

              www.streamhorsetv.com -- website with horse show livestream listings and links.


              • Finzean & Pancakes - congrats! Bumknees, sorry for your trouble - I hope you can get it resolved. Not sure how some people live with themselves.

                Had an "unauthorized" dismount today. Silly horse decided there was a monster at the end of the arena - put in one heck of a spook. Stayed with him the first time, should have taken a bit longer to reorganize and tackle that end again, didn't and came off. Not hard. Got right back on and worked at that end without further antics! Kind of glad to get that out of the way - it had been quite a while since I'd hit the dirt. Probably wouldn't have happened in my dressage saddle because of the deeper seat. Cc is pretty flat. Hmmm saddle shopping in my future?

                "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                • I hit the dirt today as well, Tiger Horse. I went down as I always do to help warm up horses for our barn's IEA show today. I jumped a nice large pony around the cross-rail course, and right after the last fence, he stumbled, fell to his knees, and got a snootful of dirt. I flipped over his head and landed on my hip and back. As I was going through the air, I thought, "Thank goodness I have my vest on." The vest totally protected my ribs. I was able to jump up and get back on the pony and jump him over the fence again, but now, my hip is a bit puffy, sore, and swollen.

                  I lent Sky to the team for the show yesterday, and she did several flat classes. She was fine for the first couple; after that, she began to get irritated with all the different riders, and she bucked and acted up by the fourth class. I have no idea how she did today. Will find out when I go back on Tuesday!
                  I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                  • Dewey, glad you are pretty much ok! Hope that hip heals fast. Was not wearing my vest - need to get back in the habit. Hope Sky did well today.

                    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                    • Bumknees - just read all of your post...SO sorry for this! We once had our bank account and line of credit cleaned out via online fraud on Memorial Day weekend. It SUCKED. I cannot imagine having to deal with identity theft. Prayers for y'all!! Hopefully something will turn up and though I'm guessing it will be PITA, through proper channels you'll be able to get the credit score issues turned around.

                      Sorry for the unauthorized dismounts, Dewey & Tiger Horse. I'm interested in the vest thing. I don't have any of my old eventing stuff from way back when not that it would fit anyway. I saw some vests hanging in the Dover store when we went to Raleigh but I didn't even consider looking at them since I don't plan to event. HOWEVER - now that the Amazon is in the house, that's a long way to fall should that ever happen...a vest might not be a bad idea at all.


                      • Originally posted by Finzean View Post
                        HOWEVER - now that the Amazon is in the house, that's a long way to fall should that ever happen...a vest might not be a bad idea at all.
                        A fellow boarder (60+) bought a 17 hand youngster - her next purchase was a vest!

                        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                        • I had been thinking for awhile that I should have a vest at my age...I was totally galvanized to start looking for one when I read (much earlier in this thread, in fact) about several scary falls people had experienced. I researched the brands and sizes and decided on a Raceway vest. I bought it from a tack shop in the UK as they had more sizes available than in the US. I'm so glad I bought it. I wear it all the time now and even show in it.
                          I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                          • Got a flyer from Big Dee's Tack and they have some helmets on sale . . . wondering if I should replace mine? When I "dismounted" yesterday, I landed pretty much on my back - but, the back of my helmet did hit the sand pretty hard. No damage that I can see, but . . .

                            "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                            • Tiger Horse, if you think you MAY have hit the helmet, go ahead and replace it! Better safe than sorry.
                              “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                              ¯ Oscar Wilde


                              • Hearing you all talk of vests, I'm thinking I may need to wear mine when I get back in the saddle again here soon. Just in case. But I'm lucky my boy is pretty much an angel. But he's had about 3 months off.
                                “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                                  Tiger Horse, if you think you MAY have hit the helmet, go ahead and replace it! Better safe than sorry.
                                  There was no MAY about it - my helmet definitely hit the ground! Helmet shopping I go . . .

                                  "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                                  • double post

                                    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                                    • Oh, for SURE go shopping then, Tiger Horse. Let us know what you end up with.
                                      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                      ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                      • Will do! I think the one I will be replacing is an Ovation (or something similiar) - it's just a light weight vented training helmet. I have a Charles Owen to show in -guess I'll be using that the rest of the week! Might as well drag out the vest too! I'm currently riding in a Collegiate Connoisseur - suddenly a Stubben Roxane S is sounding very appealing!

                                        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                                        • Don't play around with helmets, Tiger Horse! Get a new helmet (there are many super cheap schooling options now) and save your head. It's worth it!

                                          Finzean, how's the new Amazon doing?

                                          Bumknees, that sucks SO MUCH about the credit ding! How does that even happen? Bummer doesn't even describe it. I wish I had helpful advice to offer. *hug* I'm sorry it came up and caused such a ruckus in your life. I hope you find a way to get it resolved quickly.

                                          Y'all are making me think I need a vest now! Anyone have any recommendations for something really lightweight (think South FL in 80 degree+ weather!)?

                                          HazelG, thank you. Things HAVE been really rough, and I'm just enjoying every moment that's good at this point. My aunt is doing great too -- about to move into a rehab (non-medical) facility, and she's eating/drinking/breathing totally on her own for about 2 weeks now! Mentally she's still my aunt and all there

                                          My horse's name is Bugatti, if I didn't mention it before. I've been calling him Boo, and Bug, and Boog. I need better nicknames, lol.
                                          I took my boy outside for a walk under saddle today! We're taking it easy until next week so we give him as much time to heal as possible. I introduced him to the grounds today under saddle, and MAN he was good. Stood quietly for tacking, walked around nice and calmly, and most importantly, *waited* for me when he got excited -- he never broke into a trot! I was SO impressed that he's only 5! (not even). He did get spooked by the scary butterfly standards by taking a few side steps in the jumper ring, though, but we'll save that battle for another day.

                                          I bought a bridle for him today too! I put some hydrophane on it and let it sit out in the sun like they suggested from the tack store, and it darkened at LOT. But, it'll still be what I hoped for, I think. He's so durn handsome!

                                          A few pictures:
                                          Falling asleep with tack on. He is just THAT quiet.
                                          Modeling the old bridle (with mismatched browband)
                                          New bridle! Pre-darkening
                                          Both of us (taken in the big dressage mirror). Note his super awkward downhill conformation resulting from his growth spurt...*sigh*

                                          Sorry for the pic spamming! I'm a proud new mama back to work for a few days and he'll be back to full work next week, so I'll post some video as soon as possible! Stay safe everyone!