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by Quelah
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

I'm so sorry for you, your daughter, and the lovely Sera.
by Quelah
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Holy god. No, just no. Xan you are a saint, I hope your SO realizes that. I think another horse is in order. If he balks at that, tell him then another HOUSE is in order, to accommodate the guests. Horse is cheaper no? Well behaved houseguests get hotel rooms, and rental cars. The only houseguests I...
by Quelah
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silk comforters?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Silk comforters?

We're in need of a new comforter, our down comforter is getting old and sad, and had been planning on getting another of the same, but then I got a copy of the Vermont Country store catalog (it's VERY entertaining) in the mail and they have silk comforters and (wavy out of focus screen for flashback...
by Quelah
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2043

Re: I hate colic

Not good. He either has a non-lymphoma cancer or an autoimmune colitis. Appetite and energy has returned. The plan is to start him on steroids which should suppress either for awhile until he crashes again. I'm sorry to hear this :( what about the sand? Where was he getting it and was it not a fact...
by Quelah
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10518

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Josette he does look like a nice boy. Listed as a KWPN but his sire Whiskei is a Dutch harness horse, and the dam? Her name is Downylands Daisy - I wonder what she is. I wonder how they do in eventing? No performance record to be seen for sire or dam. Seller is in Scottdale AZ but her 13 "KWPN...
by Quelah
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PSA horse vets may be thin on the ground the next few days
Replies: 2
Views: 232

PSA horse vets may be thin on the ground the next few days

The AAEP convention is this weekend in San Francisco so many of our regular vets may be out of town. Convention runs Saturday through Wednesday, Plan accordingly :)
by Quelah
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Others are concerned about how I feed my horses.
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Others are concerned about how I feed my horses.

When I purchased the full sibling to your new horse, I thought it quite sensible to bring Spooky home in the horse trailer. I texted my local vet a pic of Spooky in the trailer with the message “bringing home another rescue, can you come have a look this afternoon?”
by Quelah
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: N Cal Camp Fire
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: N Cal Camp Fire

Yes it is, she's local to me and completely legit. She was honored by our fire district after her work in the North Bay fires last year.
by Quelah
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 1891

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I bathe a LOT. One I'm in California, two I have three black horses and one black and white pinto. Anything that sweats gets rinsed, I use the Vetrolin hose end shampoo sprayer at least once a week on the horses in work. I managed big show barns for many years and I don't really dig "grooming&q...
by Quelah
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 2133

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

The love of my life for many many years was a mare. Now I have geldings. My two dearest friends had/have mares that made me hate mares. My friend's Belgian mare kicked me on a trail ride (unprovoked), my Shire mare's quick reaction saved my leg. She saw it coming and spun away so I got a tap not a s...
by Quelah
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 9658

Re: Bronc Dressage

Unfortunately most equine disciplines someone is using electricity for more than keeping horses off fences. Not just rodeo and racing, there some well known names in the FEI disciplines that do it too. When the stakes are high, everything gets dirty at the top I've found. Not saying everyone does it...
by Quelah
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 58
Views: 6986

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Super cute and I'm so happy for you!
by Quelah
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is anyone in touch with nwivy?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Is anyone in touch with nwivy?

Try COTH, i think she’s been on there.
by Quelah
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Barn fire-Nothing bad happened

Just saw this post, haven’t been on board in a while. I was listening to the scanner when this was happening (I’m on the BoD of a local fire district and have gotten to be a bit of a radio addict). I was so relieved to hear it was “just” employee trailer. I’d already called some friends with the “sh...
by Quelah
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 2852

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

Well DONE Kammie! So glad all are well, retained placentas are quite common in draft mares and can be very problematic. Fingers crossed no further troubles from that. Kammie looks amazing, beautiful condition, tip of the hat to you :)
by Quelah
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 5384

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

Xan I'm so sorry :(. That day you took him side saddle in Golden Gate Park was the day you became one of my heroes. I shudder to think the mischief the General and Freeway are getting into, the far side of the bridge has undoubtably gotten a little more rowdy since the Orange horse arrived! (((Xan)))
by Quelah
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Lameness locator
Replies: 36
Views: 8107

Re: Lameness locator

ProudHorse wrote:Its a continuing trend of using technology to make up for lack of assessment and palpation skills.


This. I don't see the need, I'll take a vet with good eyes any day thanks.
by Quelah
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 4974

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

I'm so sorry :( we try to keep them so safe :(
by Quelah
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: new horses updates and intros
Replies: 10
Views: 2306

Re: new horses updates and intros

I'm so happy for you, I thought your riding days were over! Yay for getting back in the saddle :)
by Quelah
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 71
Views: 17203

Re: Emma

Not even the same horse! Well done!
by Quelah
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

Re: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?

I would love to try a sleep number but the $$$ :(
by Quelah
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

Re: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?

Thanks! I broke my back badly about 10 years ago and it gets unpleasantly stiff if I sleep for more than 3 hours. Maybe it is what it is, other than not sleeping through the night I can't complain too much but it's time for a new mattress anyway. I think the purple weighs about 150 lbs, our conventi...
by Quelah
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

"Purple" mattress, anyone tried? Thoughts?

It's time for a new mattress. Thinking about going rogue and trying a Purple. Seems pretty low risk with the return policy. Has anyone here tried one?
by Quelah
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cheers!
Replies: 23
Views: 5286

Re: Cheers!

Wonderful to see you! Welcome!!
by Quelah
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Safety Question - Trailer Unloading
Replies: 13
Views: 3851

Re: Safety Question - Trailer Unloading

You're getting good advice on this, totally agree with what Chisamba said. Baby steps baby steps. It is fixable, it just takes time and loads of patience. Practice backing lots of other places. Can you back him in and out of his stall? that can help simulate the close quarters backing out of a trail...
by Quelah
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: Looking for a draft-sized unicorn.

Fingers crossed for the prospect. Let me know if it doesn't pan out and I'll send your/his criteria out into the draft world. Often better that way than the 30 day wonders you see advertised on FB ;)
by Quelah
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You don't see this every day!
Replies: 11
Views: 3162

Re: You don't see this every day!

Awwwww thank you for sharing!
by Quelah
Tue May 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Killing weeds/trees
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

Re: Killing weeds/trees

Some plants as they mature get a coating that protects them from herbicides, star thistle is one, if it's mature you have to wound it first. Smaller fresh growth is easier to kill. Cut it let it grow a few leaves then spray.
by Quelah
Sun May 21, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Perseverence is Paying Off
Replies: 29
Views: 6740

Re: My Perseverence is Paying Off

Mine aren't so spooky as I try to get them used to all sorts of things from a very young age, so that by the time I'm ready to ride them they are mostly dead quiet and very laid back individuals that cope with most things. Take the time to do the groundwork and handling and this will really help yo...
by Quelah
Tue May 09, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: 2nd Opinion?
Replies: 29
Views: 7047

Re: 2nd Opinion?

Ok!
by Quelah
Tue May 09, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: 2nd Opinion?
Replies: 29
Views: 7047

Re: 2nd Opinion?

Hayburner did you get my email?
by Quelah
Sat May 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: 2nd Opinion?
Replies: 29
Views: 7047

Re: 2nd Opinion?

Second opinion yes, never a bad idea. I definitely would in your case. I got a second opinion on a friend's mare one time, saved the mare a surgery and a year's layup. She died years later of basically old age, with the condition that the surgery was recommended for still present, as it never really...
by Quelah
Mon May 01, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Left out an ingredient---help...;)
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Left out an ingredient---help...;)

Yay!!!!
by Quelah
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Deposit for sale horse question
Replies: 31
Views: 7293

Re: Deposit for sale horse question

I've offered and sent 10% non refundable deposits on horses far away to give myself a day to think about it and set up vetting. Bought both so it worked out ok. They were rare to find horses, so I didn't want to chance someone else getting ahead of me.
by Quelah
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our first show
Replies: 14
Views: 3624

Re: Our first show

Congratulations!!!
by Quelah
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Keeping cool in tall boots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Keeping cool in tall boots ?

Thank you for bringing this up Martha. If the spotted one and I make it to the show ring this will be an issue for me. Oh I was spoiled showing Jet for those years. Training in shorts and t shirt and showing in a short dress, at night mostly so no sun! Wait, you mean I can't show dressage in worn th...
by Quelah
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3671

Re: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?

Pic of darling fluffy Bulls.
by Quelah
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3671

Re: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?

Dilemma solved. I found two darling little stuffed Bulls, one long horn and one Hereford, and a copy of Ferdinand which I will be happy to read to him since it was a favorite of mine, and probably the reason I've taught most of the range bulls around here to eat carrots out of hand :lol:
by Quelah
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Favorite cookie recipe?
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Favorite cookie recipe?

I'm in need of a new cookie recipe. I've got tried and true oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip down pat. Looking for a good recipe that is not chocolate (because unlike me, not everyone loves chocolate). Thanks for any suggestions!
by Quelah
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Favorite cookie recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 3765

Favorite cookie recipe?

I'm in need of a new cookie recipe. I've got tried and true oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip down pat. Looking for a good recipe that is not chocolate (because unlike me, not everyone loves chocolate). Thanks for any suggestions!
by Quelah
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3671

Re: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?

Woost2 wrote:$50 for a two year old??? Is wretched excess a requirement?

How about $6-7.


Should have said up to $50. No it's not a requirement, if I can find something clever for $10, so much the better!
by Quelah
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3671

Birthday gift suggestions for two year old (human)?

Specified human because otherwise my go to would be a nice leather halter for the celebrant to grow out of ;) So need birthday gift ideas for a coming two year old BOY who is mad about cows and horses. He lives in town, but he loves cows and horses. Willing to spend ~$50, any suggestions? I normally...
by Quelah
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A captive again
Replies: 20
Views: 4964

Re: A captive again

Wonderful news! Enjoy your camping!
by Quelah
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A captive again
Replies: 20
Views: 4964

Re: A captive again

So sorry to hear this, best wishes that you are soon well and released!
by Quelah
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Re: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

I rarely go to Dr but I would say doctor / chiro equally. I have a wonderful and careful chiro. I don't go often but DH does. He'd be a mess if not for our chiro. It will be a cold day in hell before I work with a PT. That was the biggest mistake I made after I broke my back and the occasional back ...
by Quelah
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I am not a fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: I am not a fan

Ditto.
by Quelah
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anybody have a Purple mattress?
Replies: 8
Views: 2488

Re: Anybody have a Purple mattress?

Refreshing this thread to see if anyone has tried one yet?
by Quelah
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horsepower... vroom vroom
Replies: 38
Views: 8514

Re: Horsepower... vroom vroom

I don't know if Xan is around but I think she rides, I want to say she's got a beast of a Ducati maybe?
by Quelah
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tying Discussion....thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 5768

Re: Tying Discussion....thoughts?

My Irish TB mare ( and namesake ) was the only horse I've ever had who didn't tie reliably, but I met my BFF (now of 25 years ) over a broken leather halter :) . Jet lived in a tie stall before I got him, so yeah, he ties. Everyone else has tied reliably to one degree of another. My horses all learn...
by Quelah
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Major Jingles to Chancellor
Replies: 44
Views: 9321

Re: Major Jingles to Chancellor

Jingles for good healing!

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