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by Koolkat
Sat May 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

She is beautiful! Nice topline/shoulder! And flashy to boot!

Name game?
by Koolkat
Sat May 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!?
Replies: 25
Views: 320

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

I like him a lot more than the first one, but a colt with a nose full of phlegm is not something I'd have a warm, fuzzy about. Last time I had a young horse like that, they ended up w/ permanent respiratory issues. Definitely something to put under the microscope (so to speak) in the vet exam. I saw...
by Koolkat
Wed May 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Karl Mikolka has died
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Karl Mikolka has died

He could bring out the best in them!
by Koolkat
Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Karl Mikolka has died
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Karl Mikolka has died

He was an extraordinary person and a horseman.

What a wonderful picture, Laurie! Your horse!!
by Koolkat
Tue May 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist
Replies: 24
Views: 733

Re: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist

Only 4 days to teach him anything? Try to be patient. . .
by Koolkat
Fri May 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The crying Girl Scouts
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: The crying Girl Scouts

Definitely not in my DNA. I went to a horse centered girl scout camp for 2 summers. The horses were kept about a 1/2 mile hike through the woods from where the camp center was located. You spent the first 2 days getting oriented, etc. before meeting the horses. I confess to waking up at about 3:30 t...
by Koolkat
Mon May 06, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 989

Re: trailers and SUVs

Driving home today on I-90 (main east/west expressway across WA state), we were behind a multi-horse (I think ~5) slant load being pulled by a 250 or 350 size truck/gooseneck. I saw at least 2 horses in it. When we were about 100 feet behind it (we were in middle lane, truck/trailer in right), a rea...
by Koolkat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 62
Views: 4925

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Snowhorse!! DH must know what model Brownie you use for these amazing videos, he's gotta have one! Our latest: DH took down upper rail on fence to facilitate elk jumping in an out on their animal highway. bg bd bob2.JPG how dare you2.JPG And the first bear of the year this weekend, which is always e...
by Koolkat
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

musical comedy wrote:fwiw to the bleeding hearts on here.....


As long as there's no warfarin involved. . . . ;)
by Koolkat
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

The evolution of empathy. . . . And it is off point, because the comment was that drowning involved less suffering than virtually instantaneous death. (At least as I interpreted the response). I only brought up the AVMA because something so obvious was disputable. I got no pleasure whatsoever out of...
by Koolkat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

I lived in Durango/4 corners back in the 70's when I first left the nest. Chaco Canyon (between Farmington/Santa Fe) is highly recommended as far as ruins are concerned. Back then, it was quite a few miles of dirt road to get there and not crowded. That has changed. It's 120 miles from Durango to Bl...
by Koolkat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

Living with horses and/or in the country means rodents. Our worst problem with mice is that they get into our vehicles. DH had a Miata mouse magnet. Besides chewing up his wiring, seat cushions, cabin filters, the absolute worst incident was when one died in his car and we couldn't find the body - ...
by Koolkat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

I don't agree with you on that, but I choose not to argue about it. Drowning is not considered an acceptable method of euthanasia by the AVMA, cerebral trauma is (dead bolt/gunshot). Dropping an animal in a bucket is easier for you. Of course, poisoning isn't acceptable either, but that is not the ...
by Koolkat
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

Don't drown the mouse. What's quick about that? Drop it on the concrete, take a shovel and smash it broadside. Just do it. Don't let it suffer. I don't agree with you on that, but I choose not to argue about it. Drowning is not considered an acceptable method of euthanasia by the AVMA, cerebral tra...
by Koolkat
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 951

Re: My rodent problem

I took the carpet outside and shook the mouse in the grass. It was still breathing :cry: . I wanted to put it in water and drown it, as I feel that is a quicker death, but I had nothing to scoop it up in. . Don't drown the mouse. What's quick about that? Drop it on the concrete, take a shovel and s...
by Koolkat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 989

Re: trailers and SUVs

https://www.equispirit.com/info/articles/choosing-a-tow-vehicle.htm This site is an excellent source of information. The below is an excerpt from an article. Choosing a Tow Vehicle - It's All in the Numbers ………………………...……………...………...……... Once you know how much your trailer weighs you must add the w...
by Koolkat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 989

Re: trailers and SUVs

StraightForward wrote:Moral of the story? Buy a rig that is appropriate for your local hauling conditions.


Exactly. Although apparently the devil is in the details.
by Koolkat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 989

Re: trailers and SUVs

It isn't all about tow weight IMO. Nor it is all about having trailer brakes (required by law). It's always wanting the tow vehicle to be in charge, not the trailer. You're towing a live load that moves around, not something that is packed optimally and won't move around. Short wheel bases would ma...
by Koolkat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 41
Views: 989

Re: trailers and SUVs

I towed a variety of single horses (occasionally a mare and foal) in a 2 horse trailer with an F150. I personally would consider that minimal. The consequences of a trailer accident are pretty awful. As someone else mentioned, Brenderups are designed to be pulled with smaller vehicles. I personally ...
by Koolkat
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 27
Views: 788

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

Argh, that must hurt like the dickens. Poor Walker, spring can't come soon enough. At least there's no flies now.
by Koolkat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding
Replies: 20
Views: 3276

Re: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding

Horses Against Moore :twisted:

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by Koolkat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 33
Views: 1175

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

IMO TBs (aka Jockey Club) spend far more time and effort attempting to make the sport as safe as possible than many other disciplines. Equine Injury Database (EID) comes to mind for one. Looking at possible changes in drug/medication guidelines and policies. Mandatory necropsies in most (all?) stat...
by Koolkat
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Mustang Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: The Mustang Movie

I have not, had not heard of it until now. Coincidentally, watched Wild Horse Redemption last night (Prime Video), a documentary about the Colorado Prison System Mustang program. It starts a tad slowish, but you quickly get drawn into the stories of the prisoners and their work with their horses. Ev...
by Koolkat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

The sheet is 54' long (base of neck seam to top of tail flap) by 30' deep (middle of back to bottom). It also has a separate belly band. The neck piece is part of main sheet. It also comes w/directions! The tail flap has some small holes in it (probably caught when rubbing), but the material is very...
by Koolkat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

I used SWAT on the mare's belly and inner leg area. It is extremely effective because it has the added benefit of creating a mechanical barrier and they can't land very well on it. When I occasionally ran out, I would rub with Vaseline and then use fly spray. SWAT was best though. For her, the itchi...
by Koolkat
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Dreams that seem real

StraightForward wrote:Those turned into, not properly warmed up and didn’t study my dressage test for me recently.

At least I’m not naked in those dreams. :lol:


:lol:

I think you can get rung out for flying, too. . .
by Koolkat
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Socrates is home
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Socrates is home

He has a really intelligent look about him! Cute as a button, too.

If you right click on a photo (or look in the toolbar at top), under the edit function, you will often get an option for resize. (cuz we need these pics!)
by Koolkat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Dreams that seem real

Ohhh yeah. College. Exam. Unprepared.

Scarred for life, lol. DH too.
by Koolkat
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)

And a couple of oldsters ~8,300 feet closer to heaven:

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by Koolkat
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: Here's some fun - Have a cool photo you'd like to share? (horsey or not!)

Great idea, Linden! And so like the DDBB to have such far reaching and beautiful photos! Here's the view from the south crater rim of Mt. St. Helens looking northeast and northwest. Taken by a couple of oldsters (moi and DH) on Mt. St. Helens last spring: Crater Wall resized.JPG Spirit Lake (still f...
by Koolkat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 691

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

What a beautiful pony, condolences to K and you and everyone that knew her.
by Koolkat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 952

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Would it be bad taste to post our stories? :lol:
by Koolkat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 952

Re: HELP: houseguests...

silk wrote:You have my sympathy.

Pull out a bottle of your finest favourite drink. I prefer gin. Tuesday will arrive in no time!


Better yet, give them the gin! Then go spend some quality time with your horse. . .
by Koolkat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me name my puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Help me name my puppy

She looks ready to go to work!
by Koolkat
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Michael Cohen

I was highly amused by the Reps using their fully allotted time to talk about what a waste of time it was. . . I wasn't particularly impressed, either, by people who used the unequal balance of power in that room to bully, but that broadcast was for public consumption/constituencies. And speaking of...
by Koolkat
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rothenberger Barn Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Rothenberger Barn Fire

My worst nightmares as an owner were fire and horses getting out onto a highway. Condolences to the family and all that loved these horses.
by Koolkat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help naming my farm/soon-to-be-LLC!
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: I need help naming my farm/soon-to-be-LLC!

We too are named after a local feature = creek.

As to breeding, buckle up tight. . .
by Koolkat
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135042

Re: "What's for dinner?"

After we finish the cheese enchiladas tonight, it's off the veg wagon for a couple of days with the Braised Cabbage and Chicken. I included the link. Heddy L has us on a cabbage craze!

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/02 ... athy-gunst
by Koolkat
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 106
Views: 2801

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

The way to get a sense for this kind of drive is to put yourself crotch/sternum/nose to a barn door or stall door that slides, and then push that door forward with your core. The trick is to not take any of your frontline off the door... so it all moves in one piece. If you engage your body like th...
by Koolkat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 106
Views: 2801

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I read CS's comments somewhat differently, particularly in the context of his circle example and asking the horse to go to medium for a few steps. I always thought the horse's strides (covering ground, rotation of hips) were reflected in the rider's hip swing. So you would swing much more in your hi...
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New Suggestions Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

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: 1182

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: 135

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: 276

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: 1182

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: 12598

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: 459

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: 459

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

It actually clear here in the Pac NW. Should have built a huge bonfire to dance around. . .

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