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by Koolkat
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk problems
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Walk problems

How about cavaletti once he is warmed up a little?
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 39
Views: 578

Re: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D

He's starting to look a lot like Lewyn!!

Hooray!
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: The Mustang
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: The Mustang

So nice to read these posts and see these pictures, it reminds me of Kathy Johnson's wonderful stories.

Keep 'em coming!
by Koolkat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 39
Views: 578

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Get well soon, Lewyn!!
by Koolkat
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 1370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Chancellor - LOL.... I will say I have heard some riders that show heavily mention the dislike for certain judges and their negative comments. Yet, when their is a nice comments you would think that judge "hung the moon" ! LOL Many, many years ago, I did an in house show - it was judged b...
by Koolkat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

Thanks everyone for your comments! Piedmont, I really like your sink style, but I was a little concerned about a Pandora's Box under the vanity relative to the tile, so we kept the lid tamped down! Would have loved to put something in along those lines. Hayburner, I went through Wallpaper Direct and...
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 1370

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I think "bullying" would require a case by case analysis of each poster and their motivations (and I wouldn't be surprised if some weren't even aware of their inner motivations. . . ). It's perfectly reasonable for someone new to the conversation to have an opinion, although you could cert...
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Another sign of getting older...

I had the same response to House of Cards. . . Watched the first two years of "Cards", then couldn't any more. Then THIS administration came along, and I'm almost all caught up. (Damn you Kevin Spacey, you used to be one of my favorite actors!) Oddly enough, on the other hand, I've develo...
by Koolkat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Another sign of getting older...

I had the same response to House of Cards. . .
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

We're almost done! I can't believe how long this "simple" job has taken, remodeling newbie here. We left cabinets and vanity (matching) alone due to "mystery" of tile floor under vanity (or not) and I wasn't comfortable with taking a paint brush to them. Hopefully this wasn't a m...
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Looking for a Horse (CA?)
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Looking for a Horse (CA?)

Does anyone recognize this horse? She was owned by Graciela Schneider/Valley Center (?) for a while before going here for sale.

I bred the mare, and would like to know where (how) she is. She is by Feiner Stern and out of SPS Molina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kd4UY658H4
by Koolkat
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: CA Fires

A moving interview and accompanying article in the aftermath of the horrific event:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... tent+(Feed
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta
Replies: 7
Views: 222

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

This is one of my favorite butternut squash recipes. We have it with linguine and grill spicy/hot habanero pork sausage (Whole Foods) on the side. The sweetish squash/pecans compliment the hot sausage very well and the ricotta "smooths" the spiciness oh so slightly. https://www.marthastewa...
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I was never more angry about anything in my life and i still do not understand why it was done that way. IN hindsight perhaps the vet disagreed with my decision and wanted to try and find a rescue, rehome, rehab situation. I, on the other hand, thought i would save the horse a lot of stress by simp...
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Reading For Comprehension

I laughed when I saw the subject line. On another board, a poster has been issuing this sentence for years:

"Reading for comprehension is fundamental".
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: No Moore!!!

What a jerk. So to speak. . .

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by Koolkat
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Season's Greeting
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: Season's Greeting

Merry Christmas!

Snow Angels

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by Koolkat
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 1166

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

What fabulous pictures! That's a happy horse, and you look pretty happy too!

So glad you found each other and many condolences on the passing of the good General.
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Saddlebum wrote: today, she took the contents out in front of me and started to unfold and read it. It is from the company and addressed only to me.
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Help needed with work issue.

You can be very open ended/non judgmental about it when you talk to HR - just tell what is going on, it is making you uncomfortable, should it, is it appropriate, and what should you (or they) do about it. I would play it very low key. The power dynamics of work can suck at times. Be smarter. . . ;)
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: No Moore!!!

and roy moore is one terrible rider! worse than a chair seat --a recliner seat! If I had to watch him grab the reins and yank a horse around one more time for the camera, I was going to get PETA in there, too. . . Luckily the story had a happy ending. Now if only Bannon will disappear into the suns...
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Having to make the hard decision

He is beautiful indeed. Those eyes. . . .

When he picked you, he certainly got it right. May all your wonderful memories swiftly fill the hole you feel with his passage.
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: CA Fires

by Koolkat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 876

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I had a similar situation at Thanksgiving, having just put 2 horses down. We went to friends and I just included in an e-mail that I didn't have the horses anymore and would tell them about it later. Linda's extra long hug said it all. . .
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: CA Fires

A video of a very touching reunion, the caretaker's relief and love is so moving. And look at that happy horse!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TVG/status/9 ... 1216389120
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: CA Fires

by Koolkat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 860

CA Fires

Anyone here close to this devastation? There was news of a barn burning this morning with 20+ horses killed.. . Some horrific footage from San Luis Reyes Downs training track where the horses were simply let loose from their burning stalls. Many brave caretakers freeing horses, trying to catch and t...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 49
Views: 1979

Re: Need some help or advice

Linden - I know nothing about your relationship with your parents, but regardless of how complicated (or not!) it was, I am positive they want you to be happy and have a good life. Your horses are a part of that. . . Life is not simple (my mother married my father for all the wrong reasons ($$$$), w...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 30
Views: 1438

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

I would want to reframe the conversation from "I don't want you to do this", to "I want you to do this". Can you totally change your routine? You want to set the horse up for success. . . .My inclination would be to work on the cross tie scenario after riding when the horse shoul...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP David Cassidy
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: RIP David Cassidy

by Koolkat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The horses are out today
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: The horses are out today

She said (in the first post) that the horses were in because the pastures were "fairly flooded". It sounds like it's more about land management than the horses. . . . of course it's better for horses to be out as much as possible, but it's not always possible. I can think of lots of boardi...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

She is so very, very cute. She was lucky to have you for her entire life. Condolences for your loss.
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/guns-soul-of-america.html?_r=0 This piece brought to mind a comment from a Las Vegas gun dealer post shooting about getting rid of "add ons". His comment was that he was OK with it, and although it might be a "win" for the libs and dems ...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

" The Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 which bans the civilian ownership of *new* full auto firearms. It does not prohibit the transfer of existing full auto firearms as defined by law" 1986 is not that new. Unless you're talking about birthdays. . . ;) You're missing the point about...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

NB. full auto weapons are *not* illegal. One can still purchase one; the process is long and involved but it can be done. RR had nothing to do with illegality. The National Firearms Act of 1934 imposed a statutory excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of full auto firearms and mandates the reg...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

People interviewed have talked about the adrenaline thrill of shooting a fully automatic weapon. . . of course they're now illegal thanks to RR, but these add-ons allow one to simulate the "feel". NB. full auto weapons are *not* illegal. One can still purchase one; the process is long and...
by Koolkat
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

When you're firing into a barrel of fish, I don't think accuracy matters. . . . not that accuracy is the point of these types of weapons, anyway. People interviewed have talked about the adrenaline thrill of shooting a fully automatic weapon. . . of course they're now illegal thanks to RR, but these...
by Koolkat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Referring to barn crew as "the Mexicans"
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Referring to barn crew as "the Mexicans"

Abby Kogler wrote:And you could add "And they have forgotten more than you will ever know" >:-P


And have endured more than you'll ever know. . . .
by Koolkat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 2848

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

No bugs, m'lady!!
by Koolkat
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 2428

Re: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!

I think the photos were updated or at least more were added since my original comment. Has the property still not sold? ....... Finally as an ex- northerner I disagree on showing a snow photo unless it is a very common event in your location. So many southerners include snow photos in their listing...
by Koolkat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 2848

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

I am forever humbled by the strength and courage of those fighting cancer. Many well wishes raining down upon you.
by Koolkat
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 3018

Re: Breakfast

We've had smoothies for breakfast for 25 years = plain yogurt/banana/OJ/berries - for the past 15 years, we've been on the farm, so a smoothie before going down to deal with the horses (grain/letting out/cleaning stalls). I fix "real" oatmeal before going down, and before retirement, I'd p...
by Koolkat
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The eclipse, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Re: The eclipse, anyone?

So was it truly dark? Just curious. . . .

We had 92% coverage here, and the light effect was eerie, but it wasn't "dark".
by Koolkat
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The eclipse, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Re: The eclipse, anyone?

That was EXTREMELY cool. If you want to go low tech, just tape a piece of paper to a support you can prop up (we used a piece of laminate board and a large pot) and aim it at the sun. Then hold a colander between sun and paper. The farther back you stand, the bigger the image. It works really well a...
by Koolkat
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The eclipse, anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Re: The eclipse, anyone?

It's started here in the Pac NW!

DH walked outside with a colander and placed it above a piece of white paper = many mini eclipses!! :lol:
by Koolkat
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 1849

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

To lose a horse and have to convey the news to your friend. . . . that's a lot of heartbreak. So sorry for Dodger's loss to all who loved him.
by Koolkat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the breed? New puppy after our old girl crossed over
Replies: 48
Views: 4529

Re: Sick dog: Update, she's gone...picture.

What a jaunty look she has about her! And surrounded by loving hands. . . she was lucky to have found such a good home, may your memories of her warm your heart.
by Koolkat
Mon May 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name that Wood
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Name that Wood

The backstory is that I've been stalking Craigslist for a while, looking for a larger table to put in the breakfast nook. These chairs really caught the eye with the design and I confess to spending some time fantasizing about taking up refinishing as a retirement hobby. . . Not too long thereafter,...
by Koolkat
Mon May 29, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May 29th is JFK's 100th Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: May 29th is JFK's 100th Birthday

It's sobering, that's for sure! That was (for me, at least) one of those historical events where you remember exactly where you were. I was in the 6th grade, it was pouring down rain as we sat in a car listening to the news while waiting for the car pool of children to assemble. A very dark, rainy, ...
by Koolkat
Sun May 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May 29th is JFK's 100th Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 505

May 29th is JFK's 100th Birthday

A very moving tribute (and perhaps a comment about our times. . . . ):

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/musicvid ... vi-BBBuSv9

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