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by goldhorse
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!

The horse-which one? The one that was at death's door is doing great. If he didn't have an awful clip job from the abdominal ultrasound, no one would guess that he had been sick. He has put back on his lost weight, he's eating and pooping up a storm, and he's moving really well because of the steroi...
by goldhorse
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-the end is near!!!

StraightForward wrote:Glad to come in and read this. I was thinking of your colic post and got worried with the "End is Near" modifier, but this is a good thing. I'm sure you can't wait to see her!


That was bad of me. I fixed the title.
by goldhorse
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Quick update: This is her last week and then she meets up with her BF in Tanzania for safari. Then onto Paris for debriefing, NYC to see her ailing Grandmother and her college friends, and then back home to SF. COUNTDOWN BEGINS!!!!! P.S. I have been hesitant to share any pictures of people or locati...
by goldhorse
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Once again...horses don't lie
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Once again...horses don't lie

WOW! You are a good owner to go the distance. Jingles for rapid healing!
by goldhorse
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

So today was nothing that I expected. His ultrasound was clean. Intestines have healed and NO EVIDENCE OF CANCER!!!! So the vets think it was a one off episode of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Cats are supposed to have 9 lives. I don't know what it is for horses but this one has gone through 3 of them.
by goldhorse
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Tomorrow is our recheck at Davis so we can start tapering him off his steroids. Steroids are wonder drugs. Too bad about the side effects though. Currently, if he didn't have the awful clip job from an abdominal ultrasound, no one would suspect that he had been sick. And I mean an awful clip job. Th...
by goldhorse
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: New to the Board

Hi and welcome from the professional lurker.
by goldhorse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silk comforters?
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Silk comforters?

I was reading this thread in Hawaii and thought "Hell, who needs a comforter?" But now, I've returned to Quelah's area which is cold and rainy so I can pipe in. I have many silk comforters obtained from my DH's oh-too-many business trips to China. They are fabulous!!! In the house, we have...
by goldhorse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Membership Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Membership Questions

So is there any advantage to joining California DS or just skipping it and just joining USDF?
by goldhorse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Membership Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Membership Questions

I don't show. The last time I entered a recognized show was 1975 so things have changed. Anyway, a grade 2 Paradressage rider is planning to show my Morgan gelding in rated shows this year and I partly sponsor her by agreeing to pick up all the horse related fees. So I have to join and also get my h...
by goldhorse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 877

Re: So what are you reading?

Just finished Bad Blood about the biotech company Theranos which tried to make commercial blood analyzers that could run multiple tests on a drop of blood and the fraud behind the company. It's a very fast paced book. Now I'm well into Educated. Great read so far.
by goldhorse
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

He lives on irrigated pasture in Lodi and eats pellets from a feeder. The Davis vets felt that the xrays didn't show enough sand to account for the severity of the colic and aren't going forward with recommending any psyllium treatments. I've always wondered if he had some kind of auto-immune thing ...
by goldhorse
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Jingles!!!!!
by goldhorse
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

He was ready to be discharged today. Since it's the holidays, I opted to leave him there for the attention and care. He'll be picked up on Wednesday. What a grand and glorious Xmas present!
by goldhorse
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

He appears to have turned the corner. Back to formed manure balls. Yeah Xmas Balls!!!! Able to eat his normal rations. Alert and anxious to get out of there. I'll probably pick him up Wednesday or Thursday. So another of his 9 lives used up. Some may ask why I went through this for a retiree. He was...
by goldhorse
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

He's 18. A retiree. My heart horse. My DH and I are having a hard hard time letting him go. I just want to get him back to his pasture mates for whatever time he has left.
by goldhorse
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic

Not good. He either has a non-lymphoma cancer or an autoimmune colitis. Appetite and energy has returned. The plan is to start him on steroids which should suppress either for awhile until he crashes again.
by goldhorse
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Goldhorse #2, the first colicer, is doing great except for his silly clip from the abdominal ultrasounds. Back to full work and a month of Gastrogard has him feeling oh-so-good. Now, it is the origianal Goldhorse's turn. He's been retired for 4-5 years and living trouble free at a wonderful facility...
by goldhorse
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy
Replies: 8
Views: 314

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

Khall, I'm very sorry for your loss.
by goldhorse
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..

My trainer has a 5 yo gelding that came from her. He is rock solid and easy to train. He takes older horses out on the trail and acts as the old soul who's seen it all. The story that I've heard is that there was a crazy woman in Idaho who turned out a bunch of Iberian horses on her property and let...
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: 829

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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: 195

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: 741

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

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: 777

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-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 1722

I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

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: 212

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: 1130

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: 670

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

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: 977

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 1660

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: 227

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-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1375

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.

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