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by acheyarcher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 183

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

wow I envy you your wonderful home environments that allow these great creatures to share. Lovely footage of the bobcat, Snow Horse, He spotted that foreign item (camera) right away. one of the most memorable experiences while riding, I had just mounted and was walking in the arena. I was alone as i...
by acheyarcher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: Winter is here....

I am doing my apartment shift. closing doors in the day to not allow heat loss via unneeded rooms. Finding the right thermostat setting to not over heat and run the bill up. Just put the second layer on the bed. I does not get THAT cold here but upper 30s at night in an 80s era apartment , you need ...
by acheyarcher
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Go out and vote

wow so glad we vote by mail here ( free postage, no stamp needed) you can mail in your ballot or drop it in a ballot box. Usually these are at city centers, libraries or major population hub, like a mall. You must choose from all available candidates and fill in each voting section no party line vot...
by acheyarcher
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

you can also swing this with less potato and more corn, throw in a can of creamed corn for a corn bacon potato chowder
by acheyarcher
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

I make bacon potato soup but instead of conventional bacon strips I get a package of "ends and pieces" and pull it apart, discarding much of the fat as possible. I like the rough chunks of bacon . I believe it is a Hemplers product
by acheyarcher
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).

meanwhile the alpacas are sizing up how much wool to make it a sweater
by acheyarcher
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Squash Squish
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Squash Squish

we did that at Seattle zoo as well. The best were the Hippos. They would come at the pumpkin from underwater, like Jaws
by acheyarcher
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 621

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

My horse came with a name that in hindsight, said a lot about his historic breeding, Justa Lil Hancock. This was before AQHA had dressage program. His barn name was J L. He evolved into Jaybird. Best little brown horse in history, I wish I had taken the opportunity to inform his breeder what a good ...
by acheyarcher
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

I forgot about this book. I will have to put it on my list again
I can still remember our first typewriter, probably bought at Goodwill in the late 40s.
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

you may need to wait for the new tests to see if what 4th level has though I doubt they will throw a full walk P in the patterns. SOmewhere in the dim recesses of my mind the discussion of a full walk P and full turn on haunches has come up before. Long long ago and I wonder if that is where the 180...
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

Second Level Forbidden: Any movement not found in current USEF Tests at or below this level. Exceptions are listed under Additionally Allowed. (Please note that renvers is included as a possible movement under “Compulsory Elements” since it is basically the same movement as travers.) Additionally Al...
by acheyarcher
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Perfectly preserved 30-40,000 year old foal discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Perfectly preserved 30-40,000 year old foal discovered

i love the close up photo of the nose . Magnificent preservation. With careful study of the stomach contents , if possible, it might show some information about the flora of the environment. Some of the comments below the line of the story were pretty thick-headed that is for sure
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

I have not heard a hard date for release, they go into effect December 1. If I remember, in the past they were usually in October Thanks! that is what I remember too...! always exciting It will be interesting to see them. So many people complain about 4-3 but I think it reminds me of the old 1984 P...
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

I have not heard a hard date for release, they go into effect December 1.

If I remember, in the past they were usually in October
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

Paula the only tests which are/ belong to USDF are the freestyles and intro, everything else is USEF ;Training level thru fourth

They are standard at all shows
by acheyarcher
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6286

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

coming to this late. My Hancock line QH got to "mid level" dressage. His medium / extended trot were not much but lateral work tempes and piros, all canter work a breeze. Plus the sweetest most amiable fun horse ever. Never made a sour face or was anything but a love Queso looks like a tre...
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 6417

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

thanks for the info on coloring detail

the cream color hairs could be easily dismissed to old fungal infection, but no matter, registration does not really matter.
Besides cream color hair is a girls mane is pretty, if I say so myself. or really really pale blonde, or gray ;-)
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 6417

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

I am terrible at some of the color designations. Is she considered a grulla?
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 6417

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

She is unique looking , beautiful eyes. Fantastic head, so elegant and refined
by acheyarcher
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The best grooming tote I've found
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: The best grooming tote I've found

they also have the kind that fit around the rim of a bucket. Those are great if you are part of a pit crew as the bucket can become a seat
by acheyarcher
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Oh the smoke here in Everett , yesterday , was terrible ( could smell it) I am sure yours is much worse.
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Hope though Susan, but I dont know. Seattle forecast or the week ahead is mid to upper 80s all week, it does get tolerable as soon as the sun sets, so there is that. You all always get it worse than us, so chill the wine for your birthday.
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

I live north of Seattle. We have had day after day of upper 80 low 90s for the last month. TODAY IT rained. the air is full of fire smoke and the rain is helpful, with temps in the low 70s a chance to air out our homes and feel fresh for once. Hoping the rains will cross the mountains and drop on th...
by acheyarcher
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 989

Re: Meet Mikey

lovely. First of all, Chestnut is the bestest color. He has a stunning head and looks quite mature at 4
by acheyarcher
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: Riding in the rain

I am with red sox. I didnt elect to ride in the rain, but sometimes it does happen while out. A well cared for saddle and bridle will do ok. Allow to dry then clean as normal. Quality conditioning cream if needed. I was usually outside showing when rain happened so no special clothing wither. I neve...
by acheyarcher
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sinus infection
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Sinus infection

forgot to mention that Black Elderberry is shown to improve respiratory immune system. In a clinical trial patients with sinus infections who took antibiotics + BE fared better than those who took antibiotics alone. I am sure Dr Google can find you the reference for the BD clinical trail there is a ...
by acheyarcher
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sinus infection
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Sinus infection

I suspect your issue is going to come down to the polyps and bad plumbing

fatigue can be a common side effect of many antibiotics. I would call your doctors office instead of waiting. This antibiotic can also have digestive and liver side effects
by acheyarcher
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?

I gave up on my QH and had laser fusion at the vet school. The chemical injections simply didnt work. The school did both hocks and was able to laser most of the area with one are, the worse, that actually needed old school drilling The time off then work under saddle rehab was almost 8 months, he c...
by acheyarcher
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1062

Re: Dental Question

this is all new information to me. Learning a lot a second opinion from the vet school or someone well experienced would be valuable to get you information you can count on. Not having a good working relationship ( communication) with your vet is not helping if it is some other autoimmune or contact...
by acheyarcher
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1221

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

their genetics??? Are you saying religiosity is genetic

otherwise the parents made the decision to live this life and the children have had it foisted upon them. none of it genetic
by acheyarcher
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The strawberry rant
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: The strawberry rant

our local strawberries will be showing up in the next week or two. I always go to the you pick fields. They usually have a pre-picked supply and some of the larger farms have corner stands in the neighborhoods. I wish the season were longer, the only good berries available. but you are right, it see...
by acheyarcher
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1424

Re: Quality of Life ?

for me, if the tears come more than the smiles it is time
by acheyarcher
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

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

i love how you broke the front with the little pathway
i bet the bees and butterflies love you
by acheyarcher
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1805

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

does she have a name yet?

her star looks a bit like a shamrock

3day 3 months 3 years. I like what I see, seems to have a natural uphill
by acheyarcher
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 2413

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

Summervale always has nice horses.

He is compact, that is a fact.
by acheyarcher
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1805

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!!

ahhhhh the ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3
by acheyarcher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 2413

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

well I will be the dissenting voice Trevor is waaaaay overpriced I see a pudgy flat moving barely training level horse who appears to have a bit of a sour attitude, reading his ears. the rider is really doing a lot of hand work to work him ( spread hands uneven) and that downward walk transition is ...
by acheyarcher
Wed May 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jimmy Williams
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Jimmy Williams

Hap Hansen needs a smack upside the head with Aunt Esther's Purse. What a tool

The women who stepped forward deserve praise and huge Kudos to COTH for starting the public story
by acheyarcher
Mon May 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers

I would not take paddocks, when traveling everything should be as useful and practical as possible.

Footwear should be the best comfort possible for long days

I think your walking shoes are going to be the most all-purpose and sneakers are great for the indoor stuff as well as the flight
by acheyarcher
Sun May 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Scotland vacation. Paddock boots or sneakers

what are you doing? If you are doing walking/ hiking out in the environment, you need proper hiking shoes/ boots, which should be waterproof as well. I was surprised when trail walking in Yorkshire how much bare stone there was. If your walking shoes are not the kind you would use for trails, recons...
by acheyarcher
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The 13 year old lightbulb
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: The 13 year old lightbulb

I was constantly changing light bubs in my old place, I suspect it had more to do with crappy wiring than the light bulbs themselves. I have been in my current place since August and no changes yet. I bet I wont need them for a while.
by acheyarcher
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

dont sell yourself short on the clinical research area. There is a need for people with communication and computer skills , knowledge of medicine and terminology and document production. dont reject a job, let the job reject you. Apply for things you dont think you are "qualified" for, usu...
by acheyarcher
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

are you willing to relocate?

don't overlook the research field at university in your region. There is top notch research in your region

companies to manage and run clinical trials may find your skills valuable
by acheyarcher
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: deworming nursing cat

Pyrantyl is safe and ascarids are almost guaranteed in neonates. I think 2 weeks is fairly young but I guess each vet chooses their own protocol, particularly if a client has a crowded, challenged or breeding situation. 6 weeks, when kittens first come to the clinic, was the earliest we did. we woul...
by acheyarcher
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)

I use to, started when I was in high school. I remember the frustration of making a mistake. I love your horse design. I enjoyed making roosters. I never emptied mine, they will dry over time, though you have to rotate the egg to keep the yolk from drying adhered to the shell I dont have any picture...
by acheyarcher
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ariel is in season
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Ariel is in season

she might need a little wash around the vulva and cheeks if there is urine splashing

might want to keep track on calendar so you can suss out if she is going to be a problem child
by acheyarcher
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: deworming nursing cat

it should be fine. Your biggest concern should be roundworm, which is a given in the kittens and suspect in the female of unknown history. The tapeworm is not directly contagious / transferred to the kittens, so the concern there is the nutrition status of the mom and fleas, of course. typically it ...

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