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by Canyon
Tue May 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 386

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

blob - that may depend on when the aspens change color (very popular then), which usually starts between mid-September to mid-October and depends on many factors including summer moisture and temperature changes. So, maybe midweek during the week of September 8? :lol: Not very helpful, sorry! Maybe ...
by Canyon
Fri May 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 386

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

In general, National Monuments are not on people’s radar and will be less crowded than National Parks. I personally would avoid the Maroon Bells in the summer. Yes, they are spectacular. But, the crowds and shuttle buses – no thanks. But maybe if you are backpacking, you can get away from the touris...
by Canyon
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...

I came out one morning several years ago to find that my new horse had somehow totally slipped out of his winter blanket and was standing on it while trying intently to rip off the chest buckles. That was the last time I blanketed him! I use double-ended snaps to hang grain buckets. My horse sitter ...
by Canyon
Fri May 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 400

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

I don't have any prospects to recommend, but I can fix calvin's link -

http://www.canadianhanoverians.com/marketplace/horses-for-sale/bellamy-bonheur-czaftigcontucci
by Canyon
Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Kentucky Derby telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: The Kentucky Derby telecast

Koolcat - that piece is great!
by Canyon
Mon May 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why don't you stay home and do the cooking?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Why don't you stay home and do the cooking?

I have read several articles stating that Kathy Kusner (Olympic show jumper) was the first licensed female jockey. Both are amazing women!

http://www.espn.com/sports/horse/news/story?page=000512finleykusner
by Canyon
Sun May 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 35
Views: 1162

Re: My Situation

MC - I don't visit this senior forum very often and just read this thread. I am so sorry for the loss of your partner. One thing you could look into to facilitate the use of your tractor is some kind of quick hitch. I can't remember what we ended up buying, but it makes hitching up the harrow so muc...
by Canyon
Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 973

Re: My rodent problem

Thank you for the suggestion of electronic mouse traps. I bought one at Tractor Supply and seem to have eliminated the mouse family in my feed room and am slowly making headway against the family that lives under a bird feeder. It is so much easier to use than a snap trap! I have the electronic trap...
by Canyon
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 278

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

texsuze, thanks for the link to that article!
by Canyon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 386

Re: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?

The Durango area and the San Juan Mountains are beautiful; the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge railroad is definitely worth experiencing. Be aware that statewide, Colorado had major snowpack this winter (thank God!); don't expect to hike in the high country early in the summer. See this graph for ...
by Canyon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 52
Views: 1618

Re: So what are you watching?

Yes, hours of hockey! Go Avs!!! :D (Sorry Calgary Flames fans)
by Canyon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135117

Re: "What's for dinner?"

silk, your curry sounds wonderful!

I am now trying my hand at making spring rolls; they are slowly looking less like an art project gone bad and more like actual roll. Fortunately any version tastes good!
by Canyon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 738
Views: 135117

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Night before last, I made hot and sour soup that was really good. I am enjoying the leftovers!
by Canyon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: First Clinic

Congrats on a successful first clinic! I hope you can figure out how to post some video; I am no help with that, unfortunately.
by Canyon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel and her owner, Mr. Magoo
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Ariel and her owner, Mr. Magoo

Aw, she thought she was a big shamrock playing hide and seek on St. Paddy's day!
by Canyon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Socrates is home
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Socrates is home

I've been following your Socrates saga on COTH. I'm so glad you got him home before that bomb cyclone hit the Great Plains! I look forward to lots of pictures and updates!
by Canyon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: French Link - Bean Size
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: French Link - Bean Size

My big-boned, tall warmblood (now retired) gelding has a surprisingly narrow lower jaw and would object to a link that was too long. I'm sure your princess will let you know what she thinks of the new bit!
by Canyon
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Biggest Bucket List trip is booked. Vienna in June

Oh, sounds like a great trip! My parents loved Vienna, but I've never been there.

IIRC, Zonderpaard lived there for a few years; she might be a good resource for insider info. She doesn't seem to post here but is active on COTH.
by Canyon
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

OMG, you poor thing!

Large flocks of sandhill cranes have been flying over the valley, heading north. I'll have to figure out how to tell them to slow down their migration!
by Canyon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 26
Views: 960

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Ugh, that sounds painful!

Are you still looking for a job? I think I'd invent a day's worth of job interviews for Monday.
by Canyon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Horse chewing on wood

IME, hot wire strung on boards will stop a chewer very quickly - not very pretty, but better than a destroyed fence.
by Canyon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Michael Cohen

I am amazed by all the Republicans still standing by Trump. On his show yesterday, Chuck Todd had a minute or so of clips of Repubs calling Cohen a liar, during the hearing. IMHO, all the signs "Liar, liar, pants on fire" with a photo of Cohen would be more appropriate with a photo of Trum...
by Canyon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: step-grandparenthood

When my first stepgrandkid started to talk, we collectively settled on Grand(First Name). I just realized that if my name really were Canyon, I'd be GrandCanyon! (It's my horse's name).

I think Gramanda has a nice ring to it.
by Canyon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 64
Views: 2533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Tarlo--You say you have facts and truth on your side. Do you honestly believe that the people who support Trump are doing so blindly and don't think exactly what you just said. Do you honestly think they don't think they have facts and truth on THEIR SIDE? Mind you I am not saying either side has f...
by Canyon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Pine Tar Soap/Shampoo
Replies: 13
Views: 505

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: 738
Views: 135117

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: 464

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: 5307

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: 5307

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: 333

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: 333

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: 327

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: 643

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: 210

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: 760

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: 760

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: 738
Views: 135117

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: 738
Views: 135117

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: 10326

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: 1407

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: 712

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: 766

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: 762

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-It starts again!
Replies: 40
Views: 2307

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: 1385

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: 738
Views: 135117

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: 1520

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: 738
Views: 135117

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: 1520

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!

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