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by SnowHorse
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2561

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

First - HUGS, Xan!

Second - thank you for sharing the story. You had a good journey with him.
by SnowHorse
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 4855

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

Big hugs!!
by SnowHorse
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Calling all enablers....

I don't know. Let me think about it. It's a really hard decision, isn't it? You really should consider. As you know, it could be so unexpectedly fun, awesome and grrrrreat to have two kittens in the house :D Really, a calico and a ginger? Hell yeah, go for it! They will not only provide you with end...
by SnowHorse
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: KITTENS!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2135

Re: KITTENS!!!!!

Yeah, however I don't know how "pure" they are -- we went to pick up one of the two they were offering, and after seeing where they were, my husband who was with me quickly agreed to take both just to get them out of there. I did not see their mama. Mocha, the little tortie point (tortie a...
by SnowHorse
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 5257

Re: Breakfast

Blueberries and half a banana topped with oatmeal (made from steelcut oats).
by SnowHorse
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: KITTENS!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2135

Re: KITTENS!!!!!

Love your kittens!!! We lost our old MamaCat in March, and our old Weim Wyatt in early summer, and now we have two new kittens and a pupper -- This is Bob the Girl Puppeh as a little pupper -- https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/576892/646097608/stock-photo-adorable-texas-heeler-p...
by SnowHorse
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Seeking your opinions
Replies: 45
Views: 7088

Re: Trucks! Seeking your opinions

Another vote on NEVER another Dodge! We had one (dually 3500), and it was a POS that needed to be fixed in every turn. Most "fun" was when I had to go tow it home from two hours away with our tiny old (1995, 1500) GMC (which has never had a wrench on the engine), when the fuel pump broke. ...
by SnowHorse
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 4973

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals

I had UT trouble with two of my boys (I have seven cats, five of them are girls) several years ago. With the first one, I started feeding him prescription kibble from the Vet that was supposed to fix / help with the problem. It did, for a while (a year or two?), then he started having problems again...
by SnowHorse
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

With BorrowLenses, they provide a pre-paid return shipping label. Will UPS pick up the parcel at your house if it is packaged up and label applied? Well they do bring stuff here, so I suppose they could pick up, too. I never ship anything anywhere except for a Xmas package overseas once a year by m...
by SnowHorse
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Is BorrowLenses not an option to rent from? That's who we use up north and we're in the boonies, too! You know, I have never rented a lens, and it appears that you get one shipped to your house, BUT how do you ship it back? If it means I have to drive 45 miles one way to get it to "a shipper&q...
by SnowHorse
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I wasn't suggesting the 200-500 for weddings or indoor events, just for wildlife. The pro wildlife guys are snatching these things up as a lighter and cheaper alternative to the 500 f4. I was actually looking at getting the Sigma 150-600mm and the photoshop guy said that since I was using the D500,...
by SnowHorse
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How many blankets does one horse need?
Replies: 40
Views: 5873

Re: How many blankets does one horse need?

I think I have a total of three - one real blanket and two thin sheets. The blanket could fit probably all horses but Hank (the draft), the sheets are smaller and most likely just fit two of the five horses.

So basically, I have a few, but they get used next to never.
by SnowHorse
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Introducing Ms. Dot
Replies: 36
Views: 4630

Re: Introducing Ms. Dot

She's beautiful, and her eye has such a sweet expression! Congrats!
by SnowHorse
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Re: What's for dinner? Thanksgiving Edition

We had it simple, just the two of us: bought some freshly smoked salmon yesterday, made some quinoa-butternut squash-zucchini stuffing, and green beans. I couldn't even finish up my plate, it was too much to eat. It's OK, I'll have the leftovers for dinner. First time I ever made *anything* for Than...
by SnowHorse
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help! UPDATE 11/30
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help!

The thing is - most horses like being outside much better than inside. Of course you can always have an exception to that rule in a horse that grew up with little turnout, and no horsey friends, but for most part, they prefer outdoors. Ours get quite upset sometimes when the weather gets really nast...
by SnowHorse
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help! UPDATE 11/30
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: Getting the work done in a small barn? Please help!

Do they have access to shelter in the pasture? If so, leave all out 24/7. Divide pastures if necessary, so the groups are smaller if they can't all eat outside without fighting. I have 5 out in the pasture 24/7 and that's where they get their feed and hay. No cleaning up stalls, unless we get really...
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Show us your pets!

Chisamba - I *love* a forelock like that on a horse! None of our bays have one to write home about, Hank is the only one that comes a little closer to it.

She looks like a sweetheart, too :)





And you spinning peeps -- do you sell the yarn you make?
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Netflix--DVDs or streaming?
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Netflix--DVDs or streaming?

We also only stream. That said, since we actually got a TV a couple of months back, we haven't streamed a whole bunch. About at the same time our old ISP got bought by a slightly bigger ISP, and so far THEIR SERVICE SUCKS, and streaming is a major PITA. So, we've watched some stuff on TV instead, or...
by SnowHorse
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does this annoy you????
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Does this annoy you????

Snowhorse, how did you live without a tv? How? Very easily...LOL :) If one has internet, you can get all the news from there, and outside of that there's nothing on TV that one can't live without. It's just a complete waste of time. I got better things to do, I think :) I can see how Rockabilly wou...
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I've only managed to look at the first page, but really lovely! I keep saying that I'm going to get into trying some photos for stock photography, but I just haven't made myself get around to it yet. I don't expect anyone to browse through them all, haha :) It was more like - "yeah, I sometime...
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Video (GoPro, so no closeups ) of the butterflies the other day - starting with two little moths --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti_LElBwqXY
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does this annoy you????
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Does this annoy you????

Yeahhhh. It seems that people don't use their "normal" conversation volume any more, but they crank it up half way between that and yelling for their lives. We didn't have a TV for almost 20 years, and after we recently got one (it's *really* for watching movies and Netflix, as we used to ...
by SnowHorse
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show us your pets!
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Show us your pets!

Six out of seven cats, plus two dogs on background (sides) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsG1zYR6UFY From far right - dog: Josie; cats: Tab, Blackie, Sissy, Pipsqueak, Otto, and MamaCat, dog far left: Wyatt The seventh cat (Oscar) appearing with Chicken Little https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sMZn...
by SnowHorse
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Here is a link to my port at Shutterstock , with just butterflies selected and newest pics first. The first eight rows are from this year, the ones after that are from last year's pics. The newest were submitted about a month ago - I haven't added (or worked on) any butterflies since. I think I need...
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

RTR - I'm *really* bad nowadays with lacking the motivation for editing any pics - I just shoot and then move them on my PC, and then promptly leave them. Lots of times I don't even bother to look through them to cull the out-of-focus ones... :| As far as pricing pics for different purposes - you co...
by SnowHorse
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

We're having one of the biggest butterfly invasions in my garden that I've ever seen! They must be doing their last mad dash before the warm weather ends. I spent most of this morning trying to catch them on video as well as pics - there are Monarchs, two species of Fritillaries, dozens of Skippers,...
by SnowHorse
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I did not love Ariel tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: I did not love Ariel tonight

Well, there ya go.

Now add a "whoa" and your regular halt that you do before the crinkle.... and you're all set. She'll learn those come before the crinkle, and stop before you get to the crinkle part... and you're all set :)
by SnowHorse
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I did not love Ariel tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: I did not love Ariel tonight

I'm pretty sure she'd learn it really fast :D
by SnowHorse
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses communicating with people via signs
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Horses communicating with people via signs

I though this was really interesting: When horses realized that they were able to communicate with the trainers, i.e. to signal their wishes regarding blanketing, many became very eager in the training or testing situation. Some even tried to attract the attention of the trainers prior to the test s...
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I did not love Ariel tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: I did not love Ariel tonight

My old boss used to dig out his can of snuff instead of going the smoke route, it helped the youngsters he was training to figure out there's no hurry to go anywhere, just RELAX.


You could maybe dig out some candy for yourself and the horse - like peppermints...... :)
by SnowHorse
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I did not love Ariel tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: I did not love Ariel tonight

It sounds like there's something physically bothering her - like others said. I hope you get that sorted out, because otherwise she will be grumpy towards others - just like us, when we're feeling bad and our tolerance and patience grows thin. For the halting issue - make sure when you get her halte...
by SnowHorse
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Bling Browband Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 4323

Re: Another Bling Browband Poll

Flight wrote:All of them!
But I thought this one is very pretty!

http://www.equiture.biz/black-diamond-a ... -browband/

However, a bit of colour (like the garnet) would be good too. I like horsey jewellery shopping :)



That one is clearly for a Princess!! :D
by SnowHorse
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

WMW -- it's a butterfly. Skippers are a type of butterflies that look a lot like moths because of their sturdy bodies. Some of them hold their wings open, some hold them closed. There are hundreds of different species (thousands worldwide) and some are really hard to ID because many of them look so ...
by SnowHorse
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Thanks so much for the feedback! I can definitely see the argument for adding more 'stuff' to the photo, like poles and things. Snowhorse- I did try lining up with the poles a few times, but I was almost run over every single time! A lot of these horses will run to the human at the end of the arena...
by SnowHorse
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I took some butterfly photos over the weekend, in my own yard. The first day I spent all of 15 minutes and took about 700 photos...lol. The 2nd day I spent a greater amount of time out, but the butterflies were harder to track and shoot that day, so I only shot around 200. I did NOT upload that man...
by SnowHorse
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 247
Views: 37910

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I like your pics - they're well composed and they show great expressions. For the pole pics I'd love to try a variation of what you're doing - line up with the poles so they're just barely separated from each other in a line. If the rider is on the right side of the pole, let the rest of the poles l...
by SnowHorse
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Throat bots and how to repel them?
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Throat bots and how to repel them?

The "regular" bot flies are a very minor annoyance to our horses - they'll swish their tails, but that's the height of it. These throat bots however - - - a whole different story. They don't act that crazy even with the huge big "B52" horseflies. They hate them, but they don't go...
by SnowHorse
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Throat bots and how to repel them?
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Throat bots and how to repel them?

I don't have a fly mask, and I couldn't find one at the local feed store, either. Going to have to look them up online.

I guess it could help IF you can get it snug enough so the flies can't get under the chin, of course the fringes should help, too.
by SnowHorse
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Throat bots and how to repel them?
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Throat bots and how to repel them?

A couple of times a year, a period in spring and another in fall, our horses go absolutely nuts in the pasture. They'll typically stand somewhere in a tight group and every so often, one of them has a fit and starts frantically rubbing their throat /chin on another horses back or butt. Then they run...
by SnowHorse
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Brooms are for amateurs
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Brooms are for amateurs

PaulaO wrote:Why do I assume the witch is riding a mare??? LOL



heyull, yeah!

The profile looks just like my mare :)
by SnowHorse
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Holy carp Bob and Ariel are related
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Holy carp Bob and Ariel are related

P.S. Please let me know if I post too much about her. I don't want to seem like THAT HORSE OWNER :roll: You're not!!! :) (notice the number of exclamation marks!!) I hope you and Ariel find THAT connection - you both deserve it. I love it how excited you are about her, it's sweet! And yeah, I have ...
by SnowHorse
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My totally unscientific poll
Replies: 43
Views: 6058

Re: My totally unscientific poll

Our internet is a slowish wireless connection to a tower nearby. I don't have a smart phone, so I only connect through my PC. We live in the stix, so broadband won't be happening here - the only wire that comes to the house is the power line. Our driveway is about 1700 feet to the road with only one...
by SnowHorse
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Which camera(s) for the Grand Canyon?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Which camera(s) for the Grand Canyon?

Your GoPro probably has a waterproof housing, so take it, and try to remember to use it. It also was a very wide angle (you can change that somewhat in the settings), so it will give you more of the view you're about to experience. You can't zoom in to places farther away, however. I'd probably have...
by SnowHorse
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Past Horse of the Month Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: The Past Horse of the Month Forum

I added a little bit for Hank (the first one to be featured, for Christmas) - complete with pics, of course!
by SnowHorse
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Past Horse of the Month
Topic: Who started it all in December of 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Who started it all in December of 2015

I don't know how much people remember about our "little" Hank, so here goes: Back in fall of 2006 I saw a link on the old board for draftsforsale.com - and I saw some cuties there. I sent the link to my husband, who immediately found his favorite there, and the next time I talked to him he...
by SnowHorse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cash economy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: Cash economy?

westisbest wrote:Dont know what cashier's cheque is?


It's a check made by the bank - in a way, one pays the money to the bank, and the bank holds it for the recipient.

It has the receiver's name on it, so if you lose it, basically only the recipient could cash it. It's safer than cash money.
by SnowHorse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Who IS the horse of the month for July?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Who IS the horse of the month for July?

And yes, I know I promised something of a recap forum with all the horses of the month. Ha! :) I was just thinking that Hank never got his proper introduction - and then I saw your comment. I know there probably was a thread about him "on the old board" when we first got him, but that's b...
by SnowHorse
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My kitty is on Facebook
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: My kitty is on Facebook

Black kittehs are the best!! :D Our youngest is a black kitteh, and she's not a cuddler, either. You can't expect her to get in your lap, she just won't. However, when she feels like it, she'll hop on your shoulder, an then you have to loop your arms so she can walk down one arm, up the other, and s...
by SnowHorse
Sat May 21, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General photography related stuff thread
Replies: 423
Views: 50806

Re: General photography related stuff thread

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