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by Koolkat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 311

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: 8
Views: 222

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: 135

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: 311

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: 608

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: 608

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: 608

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: 608

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: 181

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: 181

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. . .
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

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by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Really nice video sequence SnowHorse!

Here's a few stills from over the years. DH has 6200 pictures of elk (not counting the discarded ones, LOL)! And bears are his favorite and what started this, I didn't ask. . .
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by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I showed DH your video, he was duly impressed. We have FIVE trail cams in the upper pasture and thousands (and thousands) of pictures, cuz indeed, you do get addicted! I love watching him traipse out to his cameras in the morning, always looks like a kid at Christmas. :D
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Winter is here....

One if my ewes had her lamb, lamb nursing all ok, this morning she had escaped her pen and was with the herd no sign of lamb, my son and I searched for 2 hours in the FREEZING cold. I finally decided if a predator didn't have it, it died of cold. I am so upset. That sounds very distressing, so sorr...
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jeff Sessions is out
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Jeff Sessions is out

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/opin ... ional.html

ETA: Kelly Anne Conway's DH is a coauthor, LOL.
by Koolkat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

Kemp debacle of overseeing an election with which he was participating was just rich. I hope a run off can be forced and I hope Stacey ends up our governor, Kemp has taken just too much from the Trump play book and his politics stink. So true. We're watching this one from the other side of the coun...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

heddylamar wrote:It's voter supression. Ballots are based on party affiliation -- red for conservatives, blue for democrats.


I'm surprised that is legal. Someone needs to make some noise about that.
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

I voted early last week and there was a long line then, but no real wait. Same deal when my husband voted early. Our local polling stations are pretty efficient, and shepherd voters through the stations. I hope an investigation and repercussions come out of the voter supression fiasco in GA. It's a...
by Koolkat
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

I voted so hard!!
by Koolkat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

Classic comfort food! Thanks for this, the monsoon season has started in the Pac NW, this will go on the menu!
by Koolkat
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Same thing Really, I would have never guessed that 'objective reality' is the same as something which is known or proven to be true. If it works for you it must be the same... :? If you're guessing, it may or may not be true. . . ;) Objective reality works for me, perhaps a little more abstract def...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

MC but we do know that it is likely just like in the spring that this caravan will dwindle as it closes in on the US. IMO much ado about nothing re the caravan. All of 11 from that caravan in April crossed the boarder without proper channels. At one time, Obama was called "The Deporter in Chie...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Squash Squish
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Squash Squish

An annual event at the Oregon zoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgl-QXsD0UI
by Koolkat
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

I have many many friends IRL who are democrats while I am a moderate. Could you please clarify this, lol. Clarify how? I am a registered Republican. I believe in small government and I also believe that if we continue to do more and more for people, that more and more people will expect help from t...
by Koolkat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Chancellor wrote:I have many many friends IRL who are democrats while I am a moderate.


Could you please clarify this, lol.
by Koolkat
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: What makes you happy?

Article this morning reminded me of this thread:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/voi ... spartanntp
by Koolkat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 546

Re: Hovering?

"Passage-like or Passagey Trot A trot in which the phase of support of one diagonal pair of legs is prolonged, while there is a hesitation in the forward travel of the other diagonal pair of legs, giving a floating, hovering impression. Also called "hovering trot." https://www.nydress...
by Koolkat
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7827

Re: Please tell me it can stop

I would assume that this is about "judgement". . . or lack thereof.

And perhaps from the side, "defensiveness". . . or lack thereof.
by Koolkat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Looking for squash soup recipes. Anyone? This isn't an IP recipe, but it's pretty good, especially now with the squash being local and sweet. It started out being Martha Stewart's "acorn squash with kale soup", but it is pretty far removed from the original recipe at this point. Nice colo...
by Koolkat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

And yes, I always use bone in thighs in the IP or they cook too quickly. Emphasis on skin on, not bone in. . . can't get one without the other around here, at least not in the organic/free range lifestyle. But it's easy enough to remove the skin, just missed it in the recipe. . . delicious recipe, ...
by Koolkat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 546

Re: Hovering?

The great run of horses do not seem to hover in their choice of evasions. This has got to be genetic. Do non-WBs hover as an evasion? My first horse, an Arab mare did this, slow in the hind leg. She was from park horse lines, so they weren't selecting for the "carrying" hind end so much, ...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 546

Re: Hovering?

kande50 wrote:Oddly enough, he does seem to step under with his hinds on a curve, or at least he does once he comes back down from his passagey trot.


That's not odd. . . ;)

I wouldn't worry about him stepping too far under, he doesn't.
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 546

Re: Hovering?

I don't think this has anything to do with conserving energy, because I think it actually takes a lot more energy to do this than to just trot forward. It's a classic passagey trot (not to be confused with passage). The horse is too slow in the hind leg. It does not take a lot more energy to do thi...
by Koolkat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Trying this next!!! Note source: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019636-pressure-cooker-chicken-korma?emc=edit_ck_20181008&nl=cooking&nlid=6714425020181008&te=1 DH is lactose intolerant. I wonder if I can substitute coconut milk for the cream. Guess I'll find out :lol: Did you try ...
by Koolkat
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

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

Xanthoria wrote:Yes and I have emailed them and called twice too - no response at all! :|


That's odd, I just interacted with the owner a couple of days ago about this horse (she lives close by). He is very appealing. If you're interested, I'll contact her, PM if that works better for you.
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Straight hind leg versus appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Straight hind leg versus appearance

What with all the biopsying, I forgot to mention I asked the vet if my horse has a straight hind. He looked at the leg and said he could use more angle at the hip/stifle. I am not able to assess that. I was looking at where the point of hock was in relation to the butt. So my vet says he leg is str...
by Koolkat
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

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

Your side of the US: https://www.facebook.com/Crestline-Farm-home-of-Palladio-124392930942501/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARA0NEHZfqo-yXwvdK3g72wjpUWoxNu1NXs_C84Qj9lnhW8-1-CJnpD0bKSxCoNYC8wImg_zvXWe3Dvz scroll down to the 3 yr old gelding. Gosh he is nice! Has US video and jump shoot video. I've alw...
by Koolkat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1246

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

scruffy the cat wrote:It is, however, very common in draft horses, even in non-Lyme areas.
=tendency to upright pasterns
by Koolkat
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Someone asks that in the comments section below the recipe. They wonder about coconut, soy, or almond milk. . .
by Koolkat
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

He's very cute but I don't see I1 do you? His head swings back and forth too, which is troubling to me. I don't see 40K worth of horse. What more would he need to show you for him to be an I1 horse? His head swings?? :? A better and more consistent level of thoroughness. He is not in front of the s...
by Koolkat
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Karl Mikolka
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Karl Mikolka

Thanks so much for this Wicky, I wondered how he was doing. Such a brilliant and knowledgeable man who gave so much.
May he, his family, and loved ones find peace in this journey.
by Koolkat
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I cook most everything from scratch also, but love the IP. We don't use it everyday, maybe once/week at most, but I really like it. We use it as a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, and are about to start using it for yogurt. I can't speak to the other brands (I started out looking at Zojiru...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Green goodness! Not the best foodie shot ever, but this Is delicious! We somehow arrived home with one less poblano and Anaheim than bought, so I added a couple of extra tomatillos. It had some heat, but could have had more. At the stage where you add the cilantro and fish sauce, I then cooked it (o...
by Koolkat
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Pork Chile Verde https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/easy-pressure-cooker-pork-chile-verde-recipe.html Thanks for this link! I noticed under this recipe she has a link to "green chile chicken". It is the same recipe with chicken substituted. Since we have a bumper crop of tomatill...
by Koolkat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 645

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

There's some important diplomacy and the spread of good will going on there!!!
by Koolkat
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: Invitation List to MY Funeral

but anyway, a true measure of McCain he picked Palin. listen, i understand wanting to pick a female, that was a great idea, but he basically picked a female precursor to trump. as for ego maniacal, planning your own funeral and expecting not one but two ex presidents to talk at it, I might, and jus...
by Koolkat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Send it to Tom Hanks. . . . (click on blue arrow, upper left):

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/55763621 ... about-them

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