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by Canyon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pine Tar Soap/Shampoo
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Pine Tar Soap/Shampoo

I don't have any info about pine tar soap.

But, have you tried Eqyss Microtek shampoo? It really helped a friend's mare who would get a weird scurfy, itchy crud after she was worked and got sweaty.

https://eqyss.com/products/equine/shamp ... k-shampoo/
by Canyon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Rockabilly - I don't think it's fair to leave us hanging like that! Recipe please for your lemon bars?
by Canyon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

We had a high, thin cloud layer. So we could see the progress of the eclipse, but the red color was never visible. Darn!
by Canyon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sous Vide devices?
Replies: 36
Views: 4731

Re: Sous Vide devices?

Thanks for the feedback, folks. I'm pretty sure we are going to buy one, just looking for recommendations on specific brands. @Baroque and @blob - what brands did you buy? And another question, does anyone use silicone bags? They are reusable and are dishwasher safe, which appeals to squeamish me. E...
by Canyon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sous Vide devices?
Replies: 36
Views: 4731

Re: Sous Vide devices?

I am reviving this thread to see if people have updates on their sous vide devices. I am interested in the immersion circulator/wand style, preferably one that can be operated without an app.
by Canyon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reverse sear method for steak
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Reverse sear method for steak

I am going to revive an old thread about Sous Vide, rather than totally hijacking this thread. I would love more info about the equipment y'all are using.
by Canyon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reverse sear method for steak
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Reverse sear method for steak

That's interesting, Kathy. That technique sounds kind of like what I've been reading about a sous vide method for meat and finish over a grill. DH is interested in getting a sous vide device. He currently loves to use his smoker. I love the results but am less enthused when I read articles about how...
by Canyon
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Welsh Registries/Sport pony registries
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Welsh Registries/Sport pony registries

That latest info from exvet sounds encouraging! If WPCSA doesn't work out and you are mainly interested in competing for awards, see if your USDF GMO offers any awards for grade horses and ponies. For example, I belong to Rocky Mountain Dressage Society, which offers a year-end award for grade horse...
by Canyon
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another exciting New Year’s Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Another exciting New Year’s Eve

We are at the end of our first significant snowstorm, a mere 4" do far. We invited two couples over for dinner, but one couple backed out. Friends are bringing some appetizers and wine. DH will grill some steaks with sides of mushrooms and sauteed onions. I'll roast some asparagus, and I'm maki...
by Canyon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Maple Pecan Cookies
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Maple Pecan Cookies

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I made these as part of this year's Christmas collection and have gotten very positive feedback from recipients!
by Canyon
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

Gah, I keep eyeing the olive green LeMieux pad and accessories, and now SmartPak has their olive green silicone breeches on clearance. Must. Resist. Buy the breeches, wrap them, put a tag on them from DH to you, and tell him you've taken care of some of his Christmas shopping. My DH loves it when I...
by Canyon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

I have a Thermatex quarter sheet that I and my gelding loved, back when I was actually riding in the winter. Not a hint of being floppy.
by Canyon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Last night I made a butternut squash and mushroom curry that was very tasty.
by Canyon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I'm making an effort to use my Instant Pot for more things than cooking artichokes, hard boiled eggs, and steel cut oats. So, I'm experimenting with a pork chipotle stew tonight.
by Canyon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 9438

Re: Please tell me it can stop

SO glad the US agencies were able to track the apparent bomber down so quickly!
by Canyon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Chancellor wrote:Wasn't there someone on the old UDBB that raised draft crosses? Does anyone remember?

Drafty Manor maybe?
by Canyon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anybody have thoughts on the BLM mustang adoption program?
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Anybody have thoughts on the BLM mustang adoption program?

I know several local people who have trained mustangs in lower level dressage. JB (Jail Bird) Andrew was shown to FEI, in the Denver area. Here are two articles about Andy - http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/horses/articles/10759/title/jb-andrew-wild-horse-tuxedo https://www.classicalequestrian.com/jb-and...
by Canyon
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

fergusnc maybe?

I don't think she has posted in a while. I'd love to hear an update on her critters, new place, and life in general! Hopefully, hurricane Florence did not affect her area too badly.
by Canyon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: OMG! It's a pony

Tiny ponies always puzzle my 17 H warmblood. Worse yet - a mini pulling a cart!
by Canyon
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1347

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

goldhorse wrote:
ACK!!! I just realized my user name is "goldhorse" cuz I have two palominos. Oh no! Do I send Apollo back?

No, I think he'll be worth his weight in gold!

Have fun with your new project!

And, I'll be thinking of your family and your daughter.
by Canyon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

Ponichiwa wrote: Some fabulous hair.


Some of those horses have serious hair! Who needs bling with a mane like that?

Anyway, add me to the Queso Fan Club!
by Canyon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I have been harvesting my bountiful crop of basil and making large batches of pesto. So pesto pizza on a cauliflower crust two nights ago, and pesto on sautéed summer squash last night.
by Canyon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

Last night, I used my Instant Pot to hard boil a dozen (fresh from the store, so not truly fresh) eggs. I used the directions from Epicurious, and the eggs turned out perfectly and peel easily. I did add 1 minute to the time, to compensate for living at 4500 feet.
by Canyon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I'm making pizza with a riced cauliflower base. Last time I made it, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was!
by Canyon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

I love my Instant Pot 6 qt 7-in-1; we bought it almost 3 years ago during a Black Friday sale. We use it most often for artichokes. I've made several wonderful cheesecakes in it. I'm always impressed with how quiet it is, after using a stove-top, rocker pressure cooker for years!
by Canyon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

StraightForward - Thanks so much for your plant list and info!

"One is in the foreground of the last photo, and blooms bright yellow in mid-late summer." Might be some type of rabbit brush?
by Canyon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 9350

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

On Facebook tonight, by VII Sport Horses: 2016 Gelato d’Avalon (Goldmaker x Paso Doble/Voltaire/Burggraaf) Reg GOV Palomino COLT (Stallion prospect) Should mature 16.2-16.3 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Photos available $16,000 I'm confused. VII Sport Horses is located in Waynesville, MO. Avalon Equine in Wy...
by Canyon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

Wow, you've come a long way, baby! That bed looks fabulous! I am in a similar zone to yours, so I'm curious about your plants. Could you list them when you have time - what are the purple, yellow, and white (shrubby) plants? Any of any color that you tried but did not thrive? Any in particular that ...
by Canyon
Tue May 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening

Sending best wishes for a normal life for you and great times with Lewyn!
by Canyon
Sun May 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers

What about a shoe that could do both, like Ariat Terrain? or Terrain H20? Can anyone weigh in who has experience with this brand?

I used to have riding sneakers with heels that were fine for getting off and doing short walking stints while trail riding, but cannot remember the brand.
by Canyon
Wed May 23, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Phone Insurance

Not related to insurance, but durability. My husband's Samsung Galaxy S7 (I think that's the model) survived a trip through the wash unscathed. Fortunately I found it before a trip through the dryer!
by Canyon
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)

I remember decorating several when I was a kid. No Ukrainian in my background either! I guess my dad must have made the stylus for us. We used eggs that had already been emptied, washed and dried. Maybe we were afraid of breaking the egg after investing all the work of decorating it? Anyway, your de...
by Canyon
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 2267

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

{{{Susan}}} Sorry to hear about your Dad. Even when you know it's for the best, it is still so hard.
by Canyon
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 2839

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

Oooo, scruffy - that is a beautiful jacket! Is your horse a chestnut?
by Canyon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

Gorgeous horse and gorgeous photos. Sorry, I didn't notice the human model!
by Canyon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Human treats for Ariel's birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Human treats for Ariel's birthday

No caramel, but raisin oatmeal cookies? Or sugar cookies made with a horse-head cookie cutter and decorated to look like Miss Ariel? (Probably not easy easy...)

http://blog.candiquik.com/triple-crown-horse-cookies/ These are cute and look fairly easy, although I am not a big fan of peanut butter!
by Canyon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns

Any chance you sew? I find polar fleece hats to be much warmer (and faster to make) than knitted hats. Lots of cute and colorful fabric available, and you only need 1/3 yard. Here is a free pattern for polar fleece: https://www.fleecefun.com/basic-hat-adult-child-and-baby-pattern-and-tutorial.html J...
by Canyon
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The little things that make you happy
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: The little things that make you happy

@Literiding - what a great story and picture!
by Canyon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Measuring a bit's thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

For dressage, the USEF Rulebook (DR121) says - "The diameter of the snaffle mouthpiece must
be minimum 10 mm diameter at rings or cheeks of the mouthpiece (exception: for ponies, the diameter may be less than 10 mm)." I think calipers are used for measurement.
by Canyon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

I received a Brimma water infuser recently as a gift. Umm, I guess I need to use it a few times and report back!
by Canyon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 5242

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Sending jingles for Lewyn and you!
by Canyon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Military Parade

I remember reports that he wanted a military parade as part of his inauguration. Trump is scary, and all the obsequious Republicans are just as bad.
by Canyon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Galapagos Islands...anyone been there?

My sister took her adult kids there several years ago. They were on a small cruise ship (maybe <20 passengers?) for most of the trip. It was small enough to anchor close to outlying islands, many opportunities to see wildlife, snorkel, etc. I can email her for details if that type of tour interests ...
by Canyon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: WEG tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: WEG tickets?

http://www.ashevilleshuttle.com/

Contact this company if you are getting desperate; they run a regular shuttle service between Asheville and Charlotte. Maybe they will be running shuttles right to the WEG or have other suggestions.
by Canyon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: WEG tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: WEG tickets?

http://www.ashevilleshuttle.com/ Contact this company if you are getting desperate; they run a regular shuttle service between the Asheville and Charlotte airports. Maybe they could drop you off at Columbus (which is on the way), and you could ride an event shuttle from there. Or, maybe they will be...
by Canyon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126466

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Last night I made spaghetti squash and a sauce based on roasted Roma tomatoes from last summer's garden - simple and delicious!
by Canyon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 5403

Re: Needlefelting project

This lady does dogs, including custom projects made to look like your own pooch https://www.facebook.com/kenleighacres/ Nice! For help on pricing, this same person's web page has prices. Most dogs are 6" long x 5" tall. http://www.kenleighsfiberstudio.com/felt-pup-pricing-information.html
by Canyon
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 5403

Re: Needlefelting project

Josette wrote:I think they would make lovely memorial ornament for a lost horse - especially with the hair piece.

I agree whole heartedly! Lovely work - it appeals to me much more than most of the horse hair jewelry that I've seen.
by Canyon
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta
Replies: 5
Views: 637

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

Mmm, mmm - sounds good! I love pesto, though I do confess to make it with walnuts rather than more expensive pine nuts (many of which come from China, for some reason.) Pesto is one of many reasons to grow a garden - the joy of my own basil forest! So I skimmed a few recipes to see the difference be...

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