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by texsuze
Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Trailering Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Trailering Insurance

Another thumbs up for US Rider; only used them twice and actually neither time with a horse involved, thankfully. I'm in a rural setting with largest town about 23 miles away.
by texsuze
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: What’s in your car?
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: What’s in your car?

Up front: two water bottles, notepads, a Patrick Starfish (Spongebob's buddy) plastic toy, chapsticks, CDs (yes my truck is THAT old), baby wipes, winter gloves, deo, pair of socks, sack of quarters, masks, real old-fashioned U.S. and state maps; under bench seat in back: dirt, several gimme caps, r...
by texsuze
Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: ANY help with conservatorship, Adult Protective Services
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: ANY help with conservatorship, Adult Protective Services

Tanga, hopefully you can secure a room at the senior care facility so when this maelstrom is over, your mom will have a safe place to land. I can barely imagine how this is impacting your life and your mom's--just having to be in non-stop survival mode. A note on the UTI, those infections can simmer...
by texsuze
Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: ANY help with conservatorship, Adult Protective Services
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: ANY help with conservatorship, Adult Protective Services

Tanga that sounds like a living nightmare; I wish I had information to help you wade through this. Hoping that what others have suggested can help you find a way forward for your mom. Don't forget to keep yourself mentally/physically healthy as best you can. DH and I are on the frontline for my mom'...
by texsuze
Tue Jan 02, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Low Hanging Fruit
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Low Hanging Fruit

Too funny! :)
by texsuze
Tue Jan 02, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: New Arrival/ Reason for lack of Kringling
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: New Arrival/ Reason for lack of Kringling

Congratulations! Can't wait till she is mobile and on her way to the barn!
by texsuze
Sun Dec 31, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 269184

Re: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress

HL, what an unfortunate accident! Hope you can overcome your wrist situation once you're out on the trails.

Wishing everyone a safe and sane 2024! Time to start a new thread for the new year....!
by texsuze
Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 269184

Re: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress

Hugs to you, Chisamba, on the passing of your wonderful dog under extraordinary circumstances. It is so tough to juggle all the other life stuff while finding emotional space to grieve in a way that you need to. I hope your son can reconcile that the circumstances were unavoidable. What a heartbreak...
by texsuze
Fri Dec 15, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: For Sale!
Topic: Turnout sheets-szs: 68,78,81--Prices adjusted
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Re: Turnout sheets-szs: 68,78,81--Prices adjusted

Have made another price adjustment on these turnout sheets. Might not get to you before Christmas but a nice way to start the New Year :)
by texsuze
Wed Nov 01, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 269184

Re: Powering through to the end: November December Goals and Progress

Not riding, just lurking now, but I still appreciate the dedication to horse, to sport and to personal health everyone seems to have. Observations from Chisamba make me nod my head "Yes, yes". And interesting how many continue to work towards weight management (with themselves); it doesn't...
by texsuze
Fri Oct 27, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Freeze proofing barn faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Freeze proofing barn faucets

I have 3 of the frost-proof hydrants you've installed in your garden area. They are all outside. I couldn't imagine one being installed inside a structure but maybe I just haven't seen them done that way. They're designed to self-empty any remaining water once the handle is closed via a spout under ...
by texsuze
Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September October, we go on and on.
Replies: 240
Views: 574223

Re: September October, we go on and on.

Jingles for your healing, Tanga.
by texsuze
Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Life Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: Life Changes

SHL,thanks for posting. Over the decades it seems that many of the significant life changes which were either thrust upon me, or that I decided to make actually ended up being the best thing that could've happened, given the situation. Not always evident at the time, but when one has a chance to loo...
by texsuze
Sat Sep 30, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September October, we go on and on.
Replies: 240
Views: 574223

Re: September October, we go on and on.

Wow, so much coming at everyone. That's the way of horses, though! Tomorrow is October so maybe all the mayhem/injuries/illness are done... Chisamba, I empathize with the scenario you're facing with your elder mare. Had that emotional conversation with myself last year as I said goodbye to my geldin...
by texsuze
Sat Sep 30, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 242
Views: 126134

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Once again, Oliver (orange tabby :) ) and I thank you for posting the latest critter cam footage! That vireo species might have been a blue-gray gnatcatcher; we're seeing them a bit more right now, but not sure if you are in their range. Always excited to see roadrunners. They have interesting facia...
by texsuze
Mon Aug 28, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Interesting weather …
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Interesting weather …

Cool video! NOAA always says if you can hear thunder you're close enough to be struck by lightning, so good idea to stay under cover. Over the years I've been able to observe some awesome lightning displays from the (relative) safety of our barn. We, too, can see about an hour away into the distance...
by texsuze
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Of fly spray and soaked saddle pads: July and August goals and progress
Replies: 275
Views: 491762

Re: Of fly spray and soaked saddle pads: July and August goals and progress

Living vicariously through all the posts here. So sorry, Chis, about the youngster with prolapse. Have only had that happen in one of my older hens; sadly, not a good outcome. But very nifty job with Fly's first show. What a good boy! Nice to see all the training progressing in bits and pieces and l...
by texsuze
Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 242
Views: 126134

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Wonderful video! As they say, the key to attracting birds to your environment: water, water, water. We're fortunate to get all those species depicted, except the Louisiana waterthrush, although we have the black-crested titmice (mouse?) down here. Thanks!
by texsuze
Sat Jun 10, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Stall fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3293

Re: Stall fans

Paula, did you receive your stall fan yet? How is it working so far? How did you end up attaching the fan (stall or ceiling)? I ordered the Valley Vet 18" fan (this being for my chicken coop) but too big/heavy/vortex for my use. So went with your QC Supply 14" fan. Waiting for delivery.
by texsuze
Thu May 18, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: UPDATE Below: 2 week deadline to trailer load - advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Re: UPDATE Below: 2 week deadline to trailer load - advice please

Congrats on staying the course and the successful vet trip! Jingles for his good recovery. How sad about your kitty; fortunate that he managed to get back home and receive the 'help' needed. Life tends to throw the whole lot at us sometimes....
by texsuze
Sun May 14, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Retirement and staying useful
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Re: Retirement and staying useful

When he retired I think my oldster 'K' would've been a good prospect to use for the littles' lessons.
Unfortunately, there were no appropriate lesson/riding facilities close enough to me, and he just had too many feed, care and health considerations to loan him out long term.
by texsuze
Wed Mar 29, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Do horses grieve?
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Do horses grieve?

I, too, believe that horses and other animal species grieve, in a fashion, and/or suffer a sense of loss or befuddlement when a herd/flock/pack member disappears. The behavior changes that we observe in the critters who remain after a friend's passing are, IMHO, not just coincidence. Who knows all t...
by texsuze
Fri Mar 17, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Any new ideas to get a horse to drink?
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Any new ideas to get a horse to drink?

In cold weather, when my oldster came into the stall for p.m. feeding, I'd fill his flatback water bucket(s) with very warm water. He'd take big long drinks. Especially if I held the bucket.... I always thought the shock of cold water on his teeth in cold weather made him reluctant to drink sometimes.
by texsuze
Tue Mar 14, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Pen(wo)manship tune up?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Pen(wo)manship tune up?

My maternal grandmother had beautiful penmanship, and 91 year old mom still has very nice cursive handwriting (she makes her own greeting cards for family and friends). Sadly, that trait was not passed down to me. I've noticed that both the writing surface (slick vs matte) and moreover, the pen I us...
by texsuze
Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 242
Views: 126134

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Thanks for sharing! Looks like the lame coyote is alive and well and roaming the territory. Loved the quail--wish we had some. I'm hearing turkeys on our place right now; any up there? I had the volume turned up on the computer downstairs while watching. Once the bird calls kicked in, Oliver Babycat...
by texsuze
Tue Feb 28, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walking away from mounting block with one leg not in stirrup
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Walking away from mounting block with one leg not in stirrup

All good points and perspectives above. I was lucky with my heart horse--he had excellent ground manners. Once in the saddle, I'd sometimes take a deep breath and sit there with loose reins, to reinforce a 'please don't anticipate' mindset at the mounting block. Maybe I'd like to sit here for a minu...
by texsuze
Sun Feb 19, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Selling my trailer--SOLD

I sold my Exiss trailer yesterday to a very nice couple who live few hours away from me. The wife is a first-time horse owner. Husband seemed quite knowledgeable about other types of trailers in general. I did not get my full asking price, but I am very satisfied with my final sales price and how sm...
by texsuze
Thu Feb 16, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 223
Views: 178538

Re: Tell us about YOU.

Hello, FlyingLily, welcome back.
Weren't you a new arrival to TX a few years back? I could be wrong. I remember meeting for dinner in San Antonio with "Falling Waters" and someone else; thought it could've been you...
by texsuze
Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 2927

Re: Chickens

Demi, so sorry to hear of your husband's situation--hoping he is well on his way to recovery. And the loss of your chooks during that time must have added huge stress. Thanks for considering me to take on Yoko! It sounds like you've found a soft landing for her. Lone chickens sometimes do ok, but of...
by texsuze
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: French horn almost 2yrs in
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Re: French horn almost 2yrs in

Well done! I love the sound of the French horn. As a (used-to-be) violin player, I so appreciate anyone who plays an instrument, especially taking on a brand new endeavor at a 'mature age' vs junior high/high school when I first learned how and was playing! Onward, and keep us posted!
by texsuze
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Selling my trailer--input requested

Another question, for those who've sold horse trailers: What form of payment did you accept/request from buyers? I don't do PayPal or other 'device driven' platforms, but if any of those would be safest or more reliable, I would probably go that route. DH sold a BMW sedan on craigslist once and that...
by texsuze
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:14 am
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Selling my trailer--input requested

Yes, Quelah, that's my trailer; I did see that ad, looks like from AL. I don't do FB but will look at getting some comps there. Got 3/4 of the trailer exterior washed today so plan to complete the cleanup this week and move forward with putting it on the market, hopefully by the upcoming weekend.
by texsuze
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Selling my trailer--input requested

Quelah, mine has a front tack room only (carpeted floor/swing out saddle racks/brush tray/swinging blanket bar/12 bridle hooks). I found a 'Bluebook value' on horsetrailerworld or horsetrailertrader; these were also the sites I searched for comps. Not sure how BB is determined but I plugged in my tr...
by texsuze
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Selling my trailer--input requested

Thanks for all input so far. Really helps get some perspective on this. My trailer is considered 'sport horse' size, with 7 1/2' height in horse box and tack room. I'll have to measure width again but thinking 3' for each horse. Will measure floor length while I'm at it. I know I had those numbers s...
by texsuze
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:30 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Selling my trailer--SOLD

I'm preparing my 2008 Exiss Sport 2H, BP straight load w/ramp horse trailer for sale. I have a clear title in hand. The current Bluebook valuation is less than $7K; not sure how closely sellers look to the BB when deciding pricing, and not sure how much it comes into play with buyer price negotiatio...
by texsuze
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: So it would seem internet BBs are relevant....more questions
Replies: 10
Views: 8196

Re: So it would seem internet BBs are relevant....more questions

Is Horse of the Month still used/needed? Maybe move to some type of "Best of..." archive. Also, could any obviously continuously running threads (i.e. 'game camera', which I love!) be clustered at the top of the forum list? Not sure if that makes sense.
by texsuze
Sat Dec 24, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Dry shampoo for dogs-recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Dry shampoo for dogs-recommendations?

Thanks Paula those products look worth a try! Happy Christmas!
by texsuze
Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Miss A and the cherry picker
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: Miss A and the cherry picker

Sometimes seems like the bigger, noisier the object, the less stress it creates. Once at my former barn I went to collect my gelding from way out in the pasture. One of those single-seat ultralight planes went spluttering pretty low, right over our heads. My guy looked up. Whatever. Next. Yet he'd s...
by texsuze
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 242
Views: 126134

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Thanks for sharing! Oliver ("The Babycat") and I watched with great anticipation. He wondered where all those coyotes go once they leave the screen :) Really enjoyed the cardinal/bunny encounter at the water dish, and the camera crash was hilarious! First time to see a possum carry her nes...
by texsuze
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hole in Cornea
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Hole in Cornea

Jingles for you both. I feel your pain re: equine eye ointments requiring multiple applications during the day. Been there, done that more than once! Ointments will be very helpful, though. Try putting the tubes down in a pocket of your britches for a few minutes to warm up the goop before putting i...
by texsuze
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Dry shampoo for dogs-recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Dry shampoo for dogs-recommendations?

For those in-between days when our lab mix needs refreshing, but too cold to bathe outside, and when I'm not compelled to splash around in the pup wash area ;) I'd like to try a dry shampoo for all over, not just something for spot cleaning. Some of the equine products might be pretty good, and cani...
by texsuze
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Ditto, KathyK. Stay safe and comfortable, all!
by texsuze
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 10
Views: 3272

Re: Dental Implants

I have not had implants, only crowns on some otherwise ok teeth. I do have teeth that decided not to show up, once my adult teeth were coming in. Never had any wisdom teeth (yippee) and have only one molar on the lower left rear instead of two, which might approximate your situation if you decide to...
by texsuze
Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: For Sale!
Topic: Turnout sheets-szs: 68,78,81--Prices adjusted
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Turnout sheets-szs: 68,78,81--Prices adjusted

FOR SALE-- Assorted turnout sheets as described below. Please read descriptions, as I tried to be as comprehensive as I could. All items are gently used, all are cleaned, all include leg straps where applicable, each item in a storage bag. Suggested asking prices added, but looking for your best, re...
by texsuze
Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: A true barn baby
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: A true barn baby

Is this the same tyke who just yesterday fit wonderfully into a lobster pot? ;). He'll need a pony real soon!
by texsuze
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Cardiac ablation
Replies: 30
Views: 5648

Re: Cardiac ablation

Whew, I can breathe again :). R&R time!
by texsuze
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Cardiac ablation
Replies: 30
Views: 5648

Re: Cardiac ablation

Jingles and positive thoughts for everyone in your circle. My BIL had an ablation and it seemed to work for him. Stay positive and calm and when you feel ready, please check in here again so we can hear how much better you feel!
by texsuze
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: RIP Pro A Resolute
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: RIP Pro A Resolute

{{{Hugs}}} to you during this very sad time.
by texsuze
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: So I did a thing yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 14791

Re: So I did a thing yesterday

Khall, so glad you are deciding to keep this boy for a while! He'll enjoy a beach boy vacation! RE: heartworm, I guess things have changed in the 11 years since we've had a dog. Didn't know about the 2x testing for dogs with unknown treatment history. Our Bentley, adopted last Dec. at age 2 (best gu...
by texsuze
Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: For Sale!
Topic: SOLD!--Conestoga C-25 manure spreader
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: SOLD!--Conestoga C-25 manure spreader

Took my truck in this a.m. for routine oil change and some other minor stuff. Major oil pan issues discovered. The $$ I got for the manure spreader will cover all but about $300 of the truck repairs...... Lucky me! I guess.

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