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by texsuze
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Horse trailer covers?
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Horse trailer covers?

Boy, I seem to have the record for the most new topic threads in this category :D If/when I ever get my horse trailer repairs undertaken (see whichever of my previous posts), I've thought about using some type of horse trailer cover (like a car cover) for at least some level of protection from the e...
by texsuze
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Some Good News

Casting my ballot now for two of my favorite guy names: Kyle and Denver :)
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

Yesterday I made the 2-hr (one way) trip to drop off my horse trailer with a trailer repair company. Supposed to hear back from them with a repair estimate for roof replacement in a couple of days. I'm also getting the ceiling in horse box and tack room insulated, plus adding two fans, which I've wa...
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Some Good News

Congrats! Do we get to have a DDBB contest to pick a name for Baby Boy? :)
by texsuze
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Senior horse nutrition
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Senior horse nutrition

Look at the manufacturer's feeding recommendations (on the feed sack) for your horse's weight and work situation. If he's getting the suggested amount of feed (weight, not volume), you might even consider splitting that into an a.m. meal and a p.m. meal instead of one large grain meal. Another thoug...
by texsuze
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Colic last night...some jingles, please

Thanks for all the jingles, I think they worked! Looking good this a.m. despite a huge thunderstorm with gusty winds. I gave him a small, alfalfa pellet mush meal and let him have pasture access to nibble. Rain showers started again and the minute he felt 2 raindrops hit his head (horrors!), he did ...
by texsuze
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: Colic last night...some jingles, please

Poop report (an hour ago): We have a shiny poop! Hopefully on the way to a happy gut. Jingles seem to be working....
by texsuze
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Colic last night...some jingles, please
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Colic last night...some jingles, please

After walking my retired oldster in from the far pasture yesterday, he ate his first course of dinner and started on some hay. Uneventful. I'd planned to give him a bath after dinner, and, during his final rinse off he started to shift weight on, and lift hind feet. Then, the extreme change in facia...
by texsuze
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

I've spoken to 3 or 4 trailer repair companies, none of them closer than 2 hours drive from me. All suggest that insurance companies don't have an accurate idea of trailer repair costs. Insurance gives customer a check and customer is in shock once the real repair estimate is tallied by the repair g...
by texsuze
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Online dating apps
Replies: 23
Views: 664

Re: Online dating apps

If I were doing it all over again I'd first get some intel on his mother....
by texsuze
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed, LaurieB
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Godspeed, LaurieB

Sorry we've lost such a lady.
by texsuze
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

Insurance adjuster was out yesterday and confirmed on the top side what I've seen from the inside of my trailer: LOTS of pock marks from hailstones. He also discovered some dents on the side panels, but nothing huge there. I spoke with a rep from the company who sold me the trailer (all those years ...
by texsuze
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: 4 year old tense when lifting hind leg
Replies: 26
Views: 1066

Re: 4 year old tense when lifting hind leg

At least you now have a starting place to work from: feet. Hopefully when the feet issues have been addressed it will eventually translate into relief for his back. In horses it always seems all things are connected, even the 'bad stuff', so.... good stuff can be connected too!
by texsuze
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Hail damage to trailer roof--resale issue?

A couple weeks ago we had an epic hailstorm in the area. Never in 20+ years here did we see such an event. :shock: My 2008 Exiss 2H BP SL trailer looks to have sustained what I hope is cosmetic damage to the roof: looks like 'texturing' in the form of pock marks over entire roof--lots of them. Mind ...
by texsuze
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Arena rock collector
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Arena rock collector

There is an attachment called a 'rock rake' which, I think, is pulled behind a tractor, to gather surface rocks. I could've used one many times, but ended up hiring some folks to hand pick rocks back when I was creating my horse pastures! I actually believed that I could get rid of those rocks for g...
by texsuze
Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Fire Danger

Sr, are you in a possible evacuation zone right now, or are you considered "safe" for now? Keep vigilant. Fire scares the poopie out of me. Folks around here don't even seem to know what county they are in, much less whether a burn ban has even been implemented sometimes. We've seen some f...
by texsuze
Sat May 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced

A few weeks ago my handyman and his young helper replaced 3 out of 6 barn roof skylight panels with new skylights. Shiny and bright! The remaining 3 skylight panels were replaced with metal panels that matched the gauge, profile, and (mostly) color of my existing roof. Thankfully, I had nearly a ful...
by texsuze
Wed May 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Silly/fun horse pics
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Silly/fun horse pics

If I saw my oldster gelding making faces like that I'd run for the banamine! Those are his "I'm feeling a bit colicky" facial expressions!
by texsuze
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Feeding adjustments: no more alfalfa
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Feeding adjustments: no more alfalfa

I believe TSC's Dumor brand of alf pellets has no molasses or binders, but check to see if that's correct.

I feed Dumor's bermuda/alfalfa cubes (completely soaked) to my dentally-challenged oldster to help with his longer-stemmed forage needs.
by texsuze
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

Our state parks are now closed, also. The head of our Parks & Wildlife is a good guy, and cites the sheer logistics of limiting visitors, plus keeping essential facilities adequately sanitized as some of the reasons for the shut down. I'm sure the state politicians, however, are quite happy for ...
by texsuze
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

Our county and the neighboring county (where mom resides) just had their first confirmed cases of the COVID cootie this week. Both people were 'healthcare workers' but no real further details as of yet. Our town is promoting keeping local restaurants in business via on-line ordering/drive-through/ta...
by texsuze
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

Heading upstairs to clean the bathrooms and to dust/windex bedroom and DH's "rehab room". The new kitten brothers need to be downstairs if I'm to vacuum, since the sound is too scary for them right now. I have a bit of paperwork and tidying on the list in the days to come, so no shortage o...
by texsuze
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the vet bill
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: Guess the vet bill

Yippee! I think you got off lightly on that incident! Glad Miss A. is on the mend! Now, what is my prize for winning? Hmmm, the Complete Sanitation Package (which includes face masks, nitrile gloves, and bottle of hand sanitizer)? Or the Home Horse Treat Package (safe treats for the dentally challen...
by texsuze
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It's been a tough day up here on the mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: It's been a tough day up here on the mountain

{{{Hugs}}} and jingles to you and yours. Changes and challenges often come hand in hand.
by texsuze
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guess the vet bill
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: Guess the vet bill

Girl, you crack me up :) Here goes: US$503.
by texsuze
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

DH scored some t.p. this morning at the local grocery store. Turns out, one must stand in line, beginning at 8 am to be allowed into the store in small groups. Plenty of t.p. available in various amounts. We didn't participate in the hysterical hoarding onslaught when this all first started, so foun...
by texsuze
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going a little stir crazy?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Going a little stir crazy?

Desdemona was laying in my lap as we watched your kitty-krazies video ;) At one point she stopped purring to focus more intently on the antics! Looks very familiar, as we adopted two orange tabby brother kittens in January, and are experiencing similar wildness x 2!
by texsuze
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

Jingles to the Mountaineers....
by texsuze
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

GH & Tanga,
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has some awesome webcams currently live-streaming a variety of nest sites: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news

DH and I participate in a couple of their 'citizen science' projects (Project Feeder Watch & Nest Watch)
by texsuze
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

Straightforward, TSC has been doing their "Chick Days" since last week and had some nice breeds in our local stores, although not sure where things stand with getting inside the stores now.

Wish I could ship some of my eggs to some of ya'll in exchange for your baked goods (or t.p.)!
by texsuze
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Manure Spreaders
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Manure Spreaders

Thanks Srhorselady, I hadn't found that company yet. Nice little spreader for my 1-horse situation, plus looks like they have lots of barn/stall accessories that I've always thought about getting (mesh panels, stall guards)! I'm currently on my second Loyal spreader (sold at TSC), which I have total...
by texsuze
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

Take, care Amado family, and keep us posted if you're able so we can keep sending jingles.
by texsuze
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Things to do while under mandatory shelter in place

Research manure spreaders and place order for a spreader :( Wait for rain to subside so holes in barn skylight panels can be temporarily patched ;) Clean upstairs Clean downstairs Workshop needs all items put back where they belong Garage needs re-organizing Begin gathering items for donation to Hab...
by texsuze
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 120
Views: 7828

Re: Covid 19

Did my personal training at the Wellness Center in our town of +/- 11,000 folks. Only a few folks in the building, which is highly unusual. I guess folks are staying away from each other. Schools are adding an extra week to spring break, so some parents are now tasked with feeding voracious appetite...
by texsuze
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas?

Thanks for all the input. Handyman came out last week to discuss some barn rafter repairs (rain-rotted rafters...rrrrr) and covering a few of the skylights with metal barn roof panels. I put in too many skylights for this part of the world, and it gets to be a bit hot in summer, so I've decided to c...
by texsuze
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--Final UPDATE?: (scroll down)
Replies: 30
Views: 4940

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--Final UPDATE?: (scroll down)

Nine months post-biopsy #2 and eyeball looks "amazing" according to the eye vet, who saw my oldster yesterday. No further follow-up examinations required unless things change. Vet still wants a photo of the eyeball on a quarterly basis--says we take great photos :D Whew, hope we are done w...
by texsuze
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Costa Rica: anyone been there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: Costa Rica: anyone been there?

OK, my Costa Rica trip is booked for November :) One of the NatGeo expeditions on one of the small ships, with land-based activities plus snorkeling (haven't done that in 20+ years...), kayaking and maybe a pony ride through the jungle ;) I'm betting on the "corona cootie" to have fizzled ...
by texsuze
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dumb brag about my son
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: Dumb brag about my son

Congratulations to the kids! BTW, I thought Texas was the only place you could drive 600 miles one way and still be in the same state ;)
by texsuze
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas?

Waiting for our next (much-needed) rain event, so patching must wait. I have 2 rolls of the JB Water Weld and also like the idea of duct tape/packing tape. I just discovered 2 MORE holes in another skylite, so might test both ideas ;)
by texsuze
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my dad
Replies: 50
Views: 3072

Re: Jingles for my dad

Thoughts are with you now. Take care of yourself and give yourself the time and opportunity to grieve, whenever, however that happens. Spend time with your ponies and other critters.
by texsuze
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 44
Views: 5490

Re: So what are you reading in 2020?

Resurrecting this thread from last year. I just finished Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables". Really like the prose and the plot. I guess I'm into the classics right now, for some reason, having finished a couple of Jane Austen's novels before this. Now, on to some Dicken...
by texsuze
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my dad
Replies: 50
Views: 3072

Re: Jingles for my dad

Hugs and jingles to you and your family. Six years ago this month I went through very much the same situation with my dad. Helpless is the only word I can find to describe how I felt. Seems all dad's wishes, directives, etc. for his passing were thrown out the window. Just prolonging the inevitable....
by texsuze
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Can you help me think this through? (fence situation)
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Can you help me think this through? (fence situation)

I have 5' no climb for my barn pasture, using t-posts with the 'mushroom' caps and a single strand of electric tape running through the t-post caps. I have pipe corner braces and line poles. If you must cut down the wooden fenceposts, I'd at least leave them to a total height of 5' (plus a couple in...
by texsuze
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: scoop on poop - fecal transplants in horses
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: scoop on poop - fecal transplants in horses

A (human) friend of ours had a fecal transplant last year. He's a 2x liver transplant recipient who also has Crohn's dz. Not sure what the fecal procedure was for, but likely related to his CD. In his case he was tubed through his doot 8-) You can imagine the jokes and quips about that one! Awesome ...
by texsuze
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Costa Rica: anyone been there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: Costa Rica: anyone been there?

In my case, I'd be part of a travel group, so not a true solo traveler, like many do. I just wanted to do a trip sans DH ;)

Hayburner, what's on your wish list for travel destinations?
by texsuze
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Costa Rica: anyone been there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Costa Rica: anyone been there?

Thinking about taking a short solo trip somewhere, hopefully this year. Costa Rica is on the radar, as Nat Geo has some solo traveler discounts to limited locations. Cruising in one of their 'smaller' ships along the coast and taking in the national parks, along with hiking and kayaking. Has anyone ...
by texsuze
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Holes in barn roof skylight--patch ideas? Panels replaced

Yesterday I found two small holes (quarter and nickel size :) ) in one of the skylight panels in my barn roof, likely from a recent mini-hail shower. My barn is metal, with metal roof and I plan to overlay or replace the damaged skylight panel with a metal panel--too much heat comes through this sky...
by texsuze
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng
Replies: 48
Views: 4325

Re: Moving into town, redux... i may need some hand-holdng

Yowza! You're going from spectacular to awesome with this relo! Love the wood floors in your "former" home--are they reclaimed wood? That's what we used throughout ours. New home is quite big enough:) and doesn't even look like it is "in town"! Better that DH's condition has been...
by texsuze
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tile shower shelves vs. shower baskets
Replies: 18
Views: 1471

Re: Tile shower shelves vs. shower baskets

We have tile shelves in all showers. They're stud depth, which is really a bit narrow, but for me adequate. DH uses 7-8 bottles of "product" (WTH!) so has to put some on the ledge of the acrylic block window at the top of the shower ;) Ours were not angled downward to drain water, but if y...
by texsuze
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Half Chap Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Half Chap Suggestions

I've always liked the Ariat half chaps; smooth leather exterior, concealed side zipper. They're easy to get on and off, lasted a long time (at least previous pairs) and although they're not super fancy, they have a clean appearance.

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