Katie Schuur

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  1. Trail of Painted Ponies

    2quarters - you have a PM After making sure I read the rules of HC, it states that we would be able to make a trade, but HC won't take responsibility for it - and that's okay. Maybe we can work something out
  2. Trail of Painted Ponies

    WOW Sisely - EVERY ONE! Whoa.. And yes, they do become an obsession with some people. I consider myself an amateur compared to some collectors I've met. The nice lady at the store I go to told me that there's this older gentleman who comes in VERY often just to check and see if there's any new ones, and then when he does decide to buy one he'll give the clerks a run for their money - having them check all of the ones they have in the back for the lowest possible handwritten number. Poor clerks!
  3. Trail of Painted Ponies

    Hey there sdd - I used to not pay too much attention to the christmas ornaments - until I found out I should have! The Trail of painted ponies released ornaments for christmas (simply small versions of their painted ponies figurines). They have reitred THREE christmas ornaments - and if you have any of these two ornaments you're definitely in the money... If you have either "snowflake", "quarterhorse" or "Vi's Violet Vision" these ornaments are now worth upwards of $200.00 EACH with the exception of Violet Vision being woth $120++ And just like the regular painted ponies - these will increase in value as well. Who knew a christmas ornament of all things would be worth so much! These links are for the ornaments I am talking about - you can see a picture of them and what they sold for: http://cgi.ebay.com/TRAIL-OF-PAINTED-PONIE...temZ25007040035 2QQihZ015QQcategoryZ63745QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem AND http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Retired-Painted-P...ment_W0QQitemZ1 10079250456QQihZ001QQcategoryZ63745QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD7VQQcmdZViewItem AND http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Retired-ORNAMENT-...1QQcmdZViewItem [ 01-18-2007, 12:36 AM: Message edited by: Rollin_after_a_bath ]
  4. Trail of Painted Ponies

    Hey Mist of Avalon - You have WILDFIRE??? You are my new best friend According to completed auctions on ebay, and other collectors I have spoken to, Wildfire in good condition is fetching anywhere from #350. - $400 and even more if you happen to have a 1E, low number with the box. Here's an auction that I was bidding on for wildfire, and I got out-bid. The bidding is already at $300. and the reserve hasn't even been met! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...11435&rd=1&rd=1 That appleoosa figurine that has no number after the 2E is also pretty collectable. Occasionally some of the horses are accidentally "Overlooked" or they "slip past" the people in the production line. They estimate only around 5 - 6 horses per production have this happen, and it's usually the ones made of resin. BUT appleoosa is CERAMIC - even more rare that that could have happened. OK - you are all making me extremely jealous now! The only one I have right now that is extremely collectable is "wound up time on the range". I guess all I have to say is Hold your horses!! LOL [ 01-17-2007, 10:30 PM: Message edited by: Rollin_after_a_bath ]
  5. Trail of Painted Ponies

    Gift horse just got retired and you have a 1E!!! It's christmastime for you Hold onto that one as well.
  6. Trail of Painted Ponies

    SallyQ - that is SO COOL that you have that particular one, especially since you still have the original box for it - chipped ear or not (which is easily repairable). Here's a link to one that just got sold today WITHOUT the box. It sold for $500.00: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...66752&rd=1&rd=1 They sold one out of an ebay store that is a 1st edition and DOES have the box, just like yours for $700.00. Hold onto that PONY!!!! You are sitting on a gold mine, and it will ONLY INCREASE in value. You have the most sought after collectible in the United States. I would look around the internet a little more if I were you, and you'll see what I am talking about. You see, there weren't a whole lot of those made, only 13,601 in the WHOLE WORLD. Since it is made of ceramic - through the past couple of years people have broken them, making them even more rare, and subsequently increasing their value. Handle that pony with care!! You are so lucky.
  7. Trail of Painted Ponies

    Thank you rattus :-) You have a couple that are actually worth quite a pretty penny now (especially if they are a first edition) So far, I have: Wound up time on the range 1E Silver lining 1E Horse with no name 1E Caballito 1E Heavenly Pony 1E Vi's Violet Vision 2E Horsepower to burn 1E Native People's Pony 1E Painted Lady 1E Dog and Pony show 1E Dream Warriors 1E Tropical Reef 2E Super Charger 1E That's it for now! I'd love to find someone who may be interested in trading. I can't believe how much these figurines have gone up in value. I almost fell over when I saw "Mosaic Appaloosa" go for $700.00 on Ebay. YIKES!
  8. IMPATIENCE.........

    I have the most impatient horse ever, and I was wondering how to control this issue. Furthermore, he has a memory of an elephant. Let me back up a second.. My horse is a 14 yr. old QH gelding. I have owned him now for a few months. The first couple months I owned him, I didn't ride him because he needed to gain weight. Now that he's healthier, I started riding him. He has a horrible habit of going into a trot without being asked. When I pull back on the reins and tell him to walk, he gets annoyed (tenses up, snakes his head around, grumbles). Every ten feet or so we go through this again. Remember how I mentioned he has a strong memory? Well, it seems to me that if at anytime in the past he was asked by me to either trot or lope at a certain location in the riding ring - he'll automatically decide that's where he needs to begin to trot or lope, and then he gets confused as to why it was okay last time, but not okay this time. I have a STRONG feeling that this horse was used on barrels in the past. It seems that whenever we make ANY kind of turn, he wants to high-tail it outta there. If we turn around a post, if we turn around a cone, if we turn around a garbage can, if we turn around ANYTHING he wants to take off. For a person who simply wants a western pleasure horse, this is annoying. This horse is too smart for his own good. When I was riding him today and he started to trot on his own, I got a little fed up and simply asked him to stop altogether over by a wheelbarrow because I wanted to recollect my thoughts. After a brief moment, I asked him to continue at a walk around the arena. Wouldn't you know it - when we got back to the same area where the wheelbarrow was he stopped automatically all on his own because that is exactly what we did the last time. Now for the impatience part of it all... I turned him out to the pasture overnight because I thought it would do him some good. When the stable-hand came out in the morning to feed the horses, he walked up to the pasture gate and my horse was SO impatient that he tore down the gate and ran back to his stall waiting to be fed. A couple days later, the stable hand was walking him from the pasture and ran into a friend halfway back to the barn. They started talking, and in the middle of the conversation my horse grabbed the stable hand by the back of the shirt and pulled him in the direction of the barn!!! The stable hand got a good laugh out of it, but I thought it reflected poor ground manners on the part of my horse. Sorry if it seems like I am rambling - but I would really appreciate your thoughts about this and what I need to do from here.
  9. IMPATIENCE.........

    I have the most impatient horse ever, and I was wondering how to control this issue. Furthermore, he has a memory of an elephant. Let me back up a second.. My horse is a 14 yr. old QH gelding. I have owned him now for a few months. The first couple months I owned him, I didn't ride him because he needed to gain weight. Now that he's healthier, I started riding him. He has a horrible habit of going into a trot without being asked. When I pull back on the reins and tell him to walk, he gets annoyed (tenses up, snakes his head around, grumbles). Every ten feet or so we go through this again. Remember how I mentioned he has a strong memory? Well, it seems to me that if at anytime in the past he was asked by me to either trot or lope at a certain location in the riding ring - he'll automatically decide that's where he needs to begin to trot or lope, and then he gets confused as to why it was okay last time, but not okay this time. I have a STRONG feeling that this horse was used on barrels in the past. It seems that whenever we make ANY kind of turn, he wants to high-tail it outta there. If we turn around a post, if we turn around a cone, if we turn around a garbage can, if we turn around ANYTHING he wants to take off. For a person who simply wants a western pleasure horse, this is annoying. This horse is too smart for his own good. When I was riding him today and he started to trot on his own, I got a little fed up and simply asked him to stop altogether over by a wheelbarrow because I wanted to recollect my thoughts. After a brief moment, I asked him to continue at a walk around the arena. Wouldn't you know it - when we got back to the same area where the wheelbarrow was he stopped automatically all on his own because that is exactly what we did the last time. Now for the impatience part of it all... I turned him out to the pasture overnight because I thought it would do him some good. When the stable-hand came out in the morning to feed the horses, he walked up to the pasture gate and my horse was SO impatient that he tore down the gate and ran back to his stall waiting to be fed. A couple days later, the stable hand was walking him from the pasture and ran into a friend halfway back to the barn. They started talking, and in the middle of the conversation my horse grabbed the stable hand by the back of the shirt and pulled him in the direction of the barn!!! The stable hand got a good laugh out of it, but I thought it reflected poor ground manners on the part of my horse. Sorry if it seems like I am rambling - but I would really appreciate your thoughts about this and what I need to do from here.
  10. I am posting this because I can't find anyone in the Birmingham, Alabama area who does saddle repairs. But first - I gotta start off by telling you all how this happened..... It's been very cold here, so I've been keeping my horse in his stall with his winter blanket on, all nice and cozy for the past couple of days. I decided I wanted to take him for a ride in the indoor arena. I tacked him up, and I got on. He did not want to walk... He had all this pent-up energy from being stalled the past couple of days. So we started dancing/jigging/hopping. He wanted to run so darn bad he just couldn't stand it, and I was angering him by holding him back. I knew that if I gave him his way, and let him canter around the arena it would be one of those awful uncontrollable canters where he bucks every now and then due to all this energy. I was getting frustrated too, so finally I got off of him, took his bridle off, and said "GO THEN! GET IT ALL OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM!!!" He went running/bucking and running/bucking and running/bucking in circles around me until he was dizzy. And then, to my horror, I noticed his nose unusually low to the ground and sniffing for a place to roll (with ALL his tack on). I started screaming "NO!!!!!" but it was too late. The pressure the horse put on the saddle horn as he rolled was too much for the saddle to take, and it broke right where you tie the cinch up. The three screws that attach to the tree where the cinch strap is located, were pulled straight out of the tree. And then, of course because the horse had a breast collar on as the tack fell to the ground his front leg got tangled up in the girth and he ended up DRAGGING all of his tack across the arena Can this saddle be fixed?? I know the tree itself is not broken (split) thank goodness. It is a fiberglass tree, so I was wondering if I just can't get an electric screwdriver and screw the screws back in there in a different location. Here's pics of what I'm talking about. THE CULPRIT (trying to look innocent): And the damage:
  11. Broken saddle - advice please :-)

    This is a B Bar B show saddle I bought off Ebay.... So maybe that says a lot right there. Maybe this is a good lesson for those who are thinking of buying one, as well as a good lesson for myself. Oh and by the way, I ran across one of Santa's Elfs the other day, and he happened to mention to me that my husband is buying me a new saddle for Christmas (a really GOOD one!)
  12. Anyone live in Alabama? I was hoping someone out there might be able to help me. I need to relocate my horse to another barn, and I was hoping to rent a bumper pull horse trailer for approximately 3-4 hours. If you have one for sale (cheap, possibly a fixer-upper) I would like to look into that as well. Please reply if you are able to help, or have any suggestions. Thank you!
  13. Boarding *I am VERY happy*

    I'm sooooo sorry that happened to you - what a nightmare! I couldn't help but wonder though - you said you have too many horses in the pasture and so you would need to board the new weanling.. Have you thought of perhaps boarding one of the adult horses you have in pasture currently in order to make room for the new little one? If that's not a possibility however, it would be very, very, very interesting to find out what this barn owner would say if you were to call him and ask him if it is alright to board one of your adult horses there. I understand you may not want to board there at all after the way he treated your situation - after all who would? But I can't help but feel it would put the barn owner on the spot if you were to call and ask if you could board one of your adult horses there. If he were to tell you "yes" then you would know right away he truly was concerned about the weanling's safety. If he were to make another excuse as to why an adult horse couldn't be boarded there, you would know for sure that the stall had been rented out to another party. Good luck - and I'm terribly sorry for the way this person treated you