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by goldhorse
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 434

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

My Morgan gelding has an older full brother who's Cremello. He was sold to an Arab breeder to make colored Morabs and he has sired some colored Morgans. Recently, I found a purebred Morgan gelding son of his (nephew to mine) and he was the spitting image of my boy. I'm on the market and damn, I didn...
by goldhorse
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

Here's the history. Sunday am he had a lesson and was kind of cranky which I blew off thinking he was ready for new shoes (he is very sensitive to his feet being unbalanced). He kicked out when asked for a canter transition. He also only had one poop pile during the 1 hour lesson while he normally h...
by goldhorse
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PSA horse vets may be thin on the ground the next few days
Replies: 2
Views: 130

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

Hmmm, maybe I'll just trailer over the Bay Bridge to the convention center.
by goldhorse
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I said YES!
Replies: 28
Views: 364

Re: I said YES!

Congrats!!! Such happy news!!!
by goldhorse
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

He's home. He could have come home yesterday but it was Thanksgiving. The obstruction was in the colon. 2 ultrasounds showed thickening of the stomach wall so they presume he has ulcers. I opted not to have him scoped and just go directly to the Ulcergard treatment. We'll never know if the ulcers we...
by goldhorse
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

Poop fairy arrived this morning!!!!
by goldhorse
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

Here's a picture of my boy https://www.facebook.com/UCDavisVetMed/photos/a.196211924030/10156775987779031/?type=3&theater In retrospect, I think this was a weather related colic combined with the awful smoke from the Paradise fire. All the horses have been on reduced exercise and we got a cold s...
by goldhorse
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

Since he didn't pass any poo in a reasonable amount of time after tubing, I opted to take him to Davis earlier rather than later. He's currently in their ICU which is where they put colic cases. Xrays and ultrasound didn't show anything alarming and blood work was good so it looks like he's dehydrat...
by goldhorse
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

Re: I hate colic

I thought we were out of the woods yesterday but no. Got a second tubing and oiling today. If not hugely improved by tomorrow morning, we're off to UC Davis so he can get better support. And I don't want to wait until Thanksgiving. Jingles are appreciated!
by goldhorse
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

I am so sorry Khall.
by goldhorse
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic
Replies: 36
Views: 572

I hate colic

All is fine. Minor impaction which will pass after tubing. But I HATE COLIC
by goldhorse
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: N Cal Camp Fire
Replies: 1
Views: 165

N Cal Camp Fire

If you want to donate to help, this is a good organization https://www.facebook.com/HoldYourHorsesContraCosta/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCsS3Xrcp1NVzO6p991zeswB0BBhbscDmhGm2ebgDDPfhD20okdalLz7LBd1810QHYVIiX-AfYhH-o7&hc_ref=ARSPMZve0PbP-eAvUbBOl7p-EEDfdJZDCwlFlCSsMFZP_Ppemq_yrHC8pWhGB_RU_ew&__xt...
by goldhorse
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 567

Re: Long over due Twins update

Thank you for the update Clanter. I always enjoyed reading about the twins and Foxy and now 2 Morgans have landed in my lap.
by goldhorse
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Go out and vote

DD managed to vote from South Sudan so you have no excuse (unless you're not a US citizen :lol: )
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by goldhorse
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Oops, it's 99 Ranch https://www.99ranch.com/stores

I go to the one in Richmond (more like El Cerrito). It's at the Central Ave exit off of I80 or I580.
by goldhorse
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Quick chicken soup recipe:
1 whole chicken
Cut up veggies that you like such as carrots, celery, leeks, turnips, rutabega
32 oz of water or chicken broth
1/2 cup soy sauce (to supply flavoring and salt)
few thin slices of ginger
Firm tofu cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Soup setting for 40 minutes
by goldhorse
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Rockabilly's post reminds me of bone broth. I went to Ranch 99 and got a lot of beef neck bones, roasted them in the oven, and then threw them into the IP with some water. Best broth ever. We kept using it for stews and such and when all the good parts were gone, we'd put the leftover broth into the...
by goldhorse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

No, I haven't tried it yet. DH has been traveling and it's not worth cooking for one. I did make Melissa Clark's coconut curry chicken and it is now in our routine rotation. From the comments, I follow the suggestion to substitute a large can of diced tomatoes for the grated ones. https://cooking.ny...
by goldhorse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

She doesn't doctor. She does public health and is filling in for somebody on a large study of maternal health over there. Things are going well. She's gotten into the "field" whatever that means. She's also ventured into town to get Ethiopian coffee and has updated google maps with a few n...
by goldhorse
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 26
Views: 639

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Hiya!
by goldhorse
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I am so stupid. SO SO STUPID!!!! I decided to make the pork chili verde so I had food for the rest of the week while DH is out of town. It wouldn't seal and start cooking under pressure. Sometimes that is a problem and I will stand next to the thing and push on the lid until it seals. Today, I gave ...
by goldhorse
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Koolkat wrote:Trying this next!!! Note source:

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101 ... 81008&te=1

DH is lactose intolerant. I wonder if I can substitute coconut milk for the cream. Guess I'll find out :lol:
by goldhorse
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Fish sauce is a potent source of umami.
I'm glad you like the chili verde. It's even better the next day.
by goldhorse
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

Funny, I tried the mosquito mesh this year. At sites where the nylon straps were sewed onto the mesh rubbed his hide off. I ended up throwing it away.
by goldhorse
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I think it has helped. I use a hydrocortisone shampoo along the ventral midline over the itchy spots and apply that first and leave it on while I do the rest of the body with either Ventrolin shampoo or UltraCruz shampoo. That's what I had this year so there's no specific reason why I use them. Then...
by goldhorse
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I bathe a lot too! Also in N. California. The retired palomino is actually quite tidy but he suffers from sweet itch. The head dermatologist at UC Davis recommended frequent baths during the insect season to wash away the insect saliva. If not a full bath, at least a rinse. So he gets that about onc...
by goldhorse
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Jerry's Harness Bridle & Reins, County Logic Girth
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Jerry's Harness Bridle & Reins, County Logic Girth

Sent you an email about the bridle
by goldhorse
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

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She's managing to indulge her hobby of cooking. Cinnamon rolls in a charcoal oven.
by goldhorse
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

No blog from DD. She's a hard worker but not a prolific writer. Not many pictures will be forthcoming either. Apparently, the locals may or do not like their picture taken. So I expect a weekly update from her and more frequent updates from her boyfriend who lives in San Francisco. This will be the ...
by goldhorse
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Thank you everybody. I feel she succeeded in spite of her parents :lol: Anyway, she caught a UN World Food Programme plane today from Juba to Aweil. This is 3rd or 4th world country airports. There's a crashed plane next to the runway in Aweil that's been there for years. The runway is dirt. She has...
by goldhorse
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Eldest daughter (27 yo) is in public health. She's always wanted to work overseas in some god forsaken place. 2 years ago she did a stint in Sierra Leone working for the CDC as they were monitoring the last of the Ebola outbreak. Well, she got herself a job with Doctors Without Borders and got poste...
by goldhorse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 655

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

At least he doesn't have Pepto in his name. :D I have an unregistered QH that was sired by Super Sweet Skip by Buena Tambien. I could never come up with a combination of those two parents but I never showed him so I never had to deal with the AQHA registry. I also have a Morgan with the registered n...
by goldhorse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Barn fire-Update on horse

After a long day at UC Davis, it was determined that his stifle suffered no damage from the big gelding party indicating that it's healed. Got the ok to go back to work!!!!!! We may be able to get one show in this fall for his para rider. And the outpouring of support for our barn hand has been amaz...
by goldhorse
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Barn fire-Nothing bad happened

Much as I would like to meet you in person, Quelah, let's hope it happens at a horse show or bar or non-event :lol: And a big thank you to all your friends preparing to haul us out. Seeing the water copter on the ridge made it all too real. We dodged a bullet. Horse has been on walk only since the f...
by goldhorse
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Wildfire

I am so glad that you, family, and animals are all safe. This is a bad bad year. And yes to cramming horses into a trailer. I bought my 2h slant load from a woman who crammed 5 small Arabs into it to evacuate the fire in San Diego about 8 years ago. I call it my good karma trailer.
by goldhorse
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Barn fire-Nothing bad happened

Barn hand's living trailer.
by goldhorse
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Barn fire-Update on horse

I tend to not read barn fire stories because they're so heartbreaking. Today, it happened to me. End of story first: Barn ok, no one hurt, all horses ok. I was finishing up barn chores today and noticed that some horses at the end of the barn were agitated. I looked out the end of the barn and saw s...
by goldhorse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

My favorite chicken curry recipe for the IP. I read the comments and substitute canned tomatoes for the chopped ones.
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101 ... ry-chicken
by goldhorse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management

This is counter-intuitive but I've switched completely to these even though they are synthetic. They do come in other styles like boy shorts. https://www.rei.com/product/125243/patagonia-barely-hipster-underwear-womens They never get drenched and they have no seams to rub at "those parts"....
by goldhorse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

Instant Pot! That thing rocks!!! I thought it would be one of those frivolous kitchen items but ours gets used about twice a week (2 person household). I mainly rely on serious eats and nomnompaleo for recipes. DH makes all sorts of braised meat dishes in it. And the world's best chicken soup. I eve...
by goldhorse
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse is so talented....
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: My horse is so talented....

Goldhorse, yours is hard to top! :lol: My horse is so talented that when I got off her on the trail one day and accidentally landed on a hornets nest (holding on to the horse until the stings were too much), she took off and found a new farm 2 miles away to take her in---since I was obviously a scr...
by goldhorse
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse is so talented....
Replies: 9
Views: 794

My horse is so talented....

He pooped and got an entire poop ball stuck in his tail which lasted for the entire ride.

Your turn
by goldhorse
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?

Tried the alcohol fusion on my QH. It gave him about 6 months of relief probably from the nerve endings being killed off. At the end of 6 months, we were back to square one. No evidence of fusion. Then I went with the drilling. Still didn't fuse. That vet talks about his case at national meetings as...
by goldhorse
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 7250

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

There are some nice palomino Morgans at this place near San Diego.
http://www.dressagemorgans.com/
by goldhorse
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle

Everything is sold
by goldhorse
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle

Reins are sold. Thanks Fatcat!
by goldhorse
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Tack for sale
Topic: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Bits, Jerry's synthetic reins, Micklem bridle

Everything is still available. Take advantage of my inability to overcome inertia and list this stuff on ebay or Facebook :lol:
by goldhorse
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch
Replies: 43
Views: 9073

Re: Sweet Itch

Demi, you know your horse better than anyone else. You have to do what you are comfortable with. No judgements here.
by goldhorse
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch
Replies: 43
Views: 9073

Re: Sweet Itch

NTs are neck threadworms. I'm trying to type with 2 young kittens on my laptop

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