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by Koolkat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New Suggestions Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3404

Re: New Suggestions Thread

I have a large dressage library for sale. Where is a good place for me to post this? Thanks!
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: It’s 14 below zero

I'd like to hope that somewhere Leonard Cohen is smiling!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZpOfJ8hxQ0
by Koolkat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Romertopf Clay Cookers
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Romertopf Clay Cookers

Has anyone used these? There is a new/unused set on CL for a pretty good price, it sounds intriguing. Any experience out there?
by Koolkat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Romertopf Clay Cookers
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Romertopf Clay Cookers

Has anyone used these? There is a new/unused set on CL for a pretty good price, it sounds intriguing. Any experience out there?
by Koolkat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: It’s 14 below zero

Fatcat is right, here it is 45, rinse and repeat, almost no cold, have not yet scraped windows in north seattle. Fairly typical winter for us now. if we are going to get cold and snow it will be between thanksgiving and christmas, rarely after that. stay warm in spirit my friends This is a fairly r...
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 8821

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

Ugh, so sorry to hear that, Xan. Let us know how life is going for you even if not horsecentric. KK
by Koolkat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

Backyard blood moon

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by Koolkat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

It actually clear here in the Pac NW. Should have built a huge bonfire to dance around. . .
by Koolkat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

Variation on a theme, I omit the parsley, more pecans, and use fresh fettucine.

https://www.marthastewart.com/319121/pa ... and-pecans


We have it with spicey habanero pork sausage (guilty pleasure!) from Whole Foods on the side.
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sous Vide devices?
Replies: 36
Views: 4706

Re: Sous Vide devices?

Can you reuse the plastic bags?
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Name of this craft?

Ah, here it is, "papercutting", why didn't I think of that? LOL. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Name of this craft?

I googled cutwork/paper lace and pulled images of needlework. Not sure if that's what you were thinking (?). This has more of a primitive folk art quality to it, I'll try to find an image. It is reminiscent of the paper snowflakes you create from a folded piece of paper. I worked with a woman who ha...
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Name of this craft?

Can someone identify the craft that involves scissors and paper and generates a stencil like image? The motif is often tree of life with forest animals. I'd like to find a piece on Etsy, etc. for a small spot on a wall.
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

This is a good friend's (now) 14 year old granddaughter running Prelim on her 22 year old OTTB. Her horse turned 23 today. https://youtu.be/M7vUtLOMRU4 Amanda, riding this horse, was one of 12 riders across the country selected for the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 progr...
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ponies of Chincoteague
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Ponies of Chincoteague

Interesting story about climate change and the affect on these ponies. Has anyone seen this locally in dogs or horses?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/on-an ... spartandhp
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 55 horses
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: 55 horses

I opened this thread with a lot of trepidation. . . . LOL

Nice upgrade!
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Glad everyone is recovering and you're getting help with the expense. I had a mare that had a strong reaction to the rhino vaccine, fever/extreme muscle soreness, I just quite giving it to her. Our herd was 98% "closed", so in general, it was an easy call. She was a broodmare, though. . .
by Koolkat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Jingles Khall. Animals are tough, and it sounds like you're all over this. DDBB mojo for Rip and Gaila.
by Koolkat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Oh gosh, Sue, I gasped when I read this. The shock must have been awful. I'm so glad she had the opportunity for such a good life with you and didn't suffer long in the end. Condolences.
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: The USS Perilous
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: The USS Perilous

Well dang, I just learned about a cool band/musicians! Who would have thunk it. . . :lol:

I'll thank you instead of him! :D

Keep your head above water!
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: The USS Perilous
Replies: 2
Views: 190

The USS Perilous

:o :shock: :shock:
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout

What's your arena situation? Can you "free lunge" her over small jumps/jump chute (cavaletti, etc)? Some horses really enjoy that and it's good for hind end development. Clicker type training is very useful, your horse will come to understand when you are asking it a question, and will lea...
by Koolkat
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy

Condolences to you and all who loved this sweet horse.
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1319

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

The coyote pic is early morning, that camera is on a game trail that emerges from deep woods, depending on time of day, you get strong shadow formation. DH said that mantis was disconcerting, it was looking right back at him while he photographed it, seemed to be sizing him up!! We have 5 species of...
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126183

Re: "What's for dinner?"

We're still eating cabbage from CSA, so I made this tonight. I did modify it a bit -- when don't I? No sage, so I used thyme and ended up adding a bit of smoked paprika too. Well you inspired me (us - there was a lot of slicing and dicing!) to start here. Definitely a comfort food type of meal and ...
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 38
Views: 1217

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

khall wrote:I do think the chickens will come home to roost and Trump will end up serving jail time along with his felonious family.


It is my fervent hope that Trump serves out his presidency before he serves any other time. Pence is re-electable and he scares the beejabbers out of me.
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1319

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

More great footage, Snowhorse, really nice quality. What kind of woodpecker is that?

Here are some more of our locals (the last 2 w/DH's Canon):
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by Koolkat
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126183

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Thanks for all these great resources, it is fun, drool worthy reading. Narrowing down where to start is going to be a wonderful challenge! I like spicey food, in particular, so plenty to choose from and also like the fresh from the garden angle as we have a fairly large one in the summer.
by Koolkat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126183

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Vegetarians? I've decided one of my (and hopefully DH!) make a difference behavior changes for the New Year will be eating veggie for ~4 days/week (thinking 2 meals + leftovers). Any pointers for good books and/or your favorite recipes? As I was thinking about posting this earlier today, I turned on...
by Koolkat
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warm-up Arena or Crowded Arena (and your terrified horse)
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: The Warm-up Arena or Crowded Arena (and your terrified horse)

I had a lesson a couple of years ago in a crowded warm up that was SUPER helpful. My mare is small, and gets intimidated by big horses coming at her or behind her - and there was a big, noisy stallion in the ring, and the rider would ride up pretty close to the other riders. The lesson involved - F...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1944

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

KootKat, for me at this point, it's a guts issue... I used to do some dumb, dumb things - got close to 5' with horses that shouldn't have done it. But also got tossed enough times by some bad actors that I started to develop fear and defensive riding habits to fences. At this point, I haven't jumpe...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126183

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Cranberry pear tart w/fresh whipped cream! Can't remember the rest, :D

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by Koolkat
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: When you condone the torture-murder of journalists
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: When you condone the torture-murder of journalists

That was despicable, Trump is a fool (and seriously compromised, most likely. . . ). I wonder what their thoughts will be on their deathbed?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ja ... spartanntp
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

Two full siblings, the bay mare (and moi) and Lexus, a gray gelding, ridden by Tracy Lert. Although the color is a distraction, they are very similar in type, with long, typey faces and very kind eyes. Both have the same less than ideal neck with similar movement and good hind end mechanics. Tracy s...
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 1944

Re: Things you will never been able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

I will never jump a fence over 5 feet. Could I, maybe? But I don't have the guts or the horse to do it with.... and to think at one point I wanted to be a GP jumper! Is this a question of middle age and beyond? As a teenager, I rode an aged grade western QH pony (14.1) mare which my dad eventually ...
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1691

Re: I hate colic

No words of wisdom, MC, but jingling for your sweet old guy.
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1402

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Chisamba wrote:I quite like Riccione, except f ou r his looong neck.

https://goo.gl/images/CTFHyB


There's 2 very nice looking horses there! :D

His feet look a little suspect IMHO.
by Koolkat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

Roger was so lucky to have found you, you gave him a long life and the opportunity to be Roger. And you were lucky to have Roger, love is a 2-way street. Condolences to you and Roger's family.
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: When you condone the torture-murder of journalists
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: When you condone the torture-murder of journalists

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ci ... -khashoggi’s-assassination/ar-BBPNdey?ocid=spartanntp
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Grammaristas
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Grammaristas

OK, I just encountered a comment that got me wondering. . . There was an FDR quote which contained the 2 words "organized mob" which someone (a very good writer) commented on. "Is there such a thing as an 'organized mob'"? So - if you have the oxymoron, "organized mob",...
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: Please jingle for Roger aka my shadow

Get well pronto, Roger!
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1620

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

kande50 wrote:This is what I don't understand, that wet hair is only a problem if we create it, but isn't a problem if they run and sweat themselves up and then go stand in their stall?


You don't worry about airway damage? ;)
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1620

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

That being said, a human who is overdressed can strip down to their skivvies if they so desire, a horse with a heavy coat is still wearing a lot of hair, even when not fluffed. Hence the drying problem. . . Horses generate so much heat internally that the drying time may not be a problem for them, ...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1620

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I wonder though if riding a horse in who still has their natural coat would be quite the same as exercising in our heavy clothes since when I start out my horse is quite fluffy and when I finish she's no longer as fluffy, she changed her clothes . Loved that, lol. That being said, a human who is ov...
by Koolkat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 1620

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Just not true https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12405726/ A horse wearing a thick wool coat which works up a sweat during exercise is not necessarily "strenuously exercising/hyperventilating" which is clearly defined as the point of these experiments. The abstract does not state what th...
by Koolkat
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Rabies

Pardon the segue, but in many parts of the country, bat populations are being destroyed by white nose syndrome, including here in the Pac NW. . . our sightings here, in the Cascade foothills have dramatically decreased (white nose syndrome showed up in North Bend, a few miles from here, in 2016). We...
by Koolkat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rabies
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Rabies

So sad, and it sounds like they were very well meaning - bats crawling around on the bed at night would be a little much, though. . .

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