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by Koolkat
Thu Jan 04, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: Dental Implants

Well approximately one year later, the extraction/bone graft was done in early November 2022. I'm not going to sugarcoat that experience..........but it was good to lose the toothache, and the resulting discomfort was mostly gone in ~3 days. I had the implant/"healing cap" done in Nov 23 w...
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Low Hanging Fruit
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Re: Low Hanging Fruit

StraightForward wrote:Cute pic!

Quelah wrote:Great pic! Though I'll admit I thought this was going to be a thread about castration.


:lol:


:lol: Ditto!
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 25, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Low Hanging Fruit
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Low Hanging Fruit

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by Koolkat
Thu Oct 26, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Freeze proofing barn faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

Re: Freeze proofing barn faucets

It looks like that style is the solution to the problem. It's in an awkward space for that handle style and I find it hard to manipulate if one hand is holding something, etc., but may have to find a way to make it work. Thanks for your experience.
by Koolkat
Wed Oct 25, 2023 2:00 am
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Freeze proofing barn faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

Freeze proofing barn faucets

We recently had a faucet installed in the backyard/garden area that is a "no freeze" faucet. It has a hydrant like handle (a bit like a hand pump on the old "pump until the water runs" faucets) which you pull up to start the water flow. It does take a bit of force to pull the han...
by Koolkat
Sat Apr 01, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Do horses grieve?
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Do horses grieve?

We also put down a beloved Woody when his navicular feet would no longer support his 17 h body. He had 2 pasture mates at the time, his older alpha sister and my retired riding horse (Kat), a gentlish soul who was his pasture buddy. For the next 3 days after his "disappearance", Kat would ...
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 24, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Girth wear
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Girth wear

I would agree, I think they are very budget conscious............can't blame them for trying. As it turns out, the girth is too big, so no dilemma involved.
by Koolkat
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Girth wear
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Girth wear

I sold the niedersuss today, the end of an era ( :cry: )..........I went down to the barn yesterday to see if I still had the girth (saddle was not advertised with girth) and found that the leather where 2 of the girth buckles are had delaminated over the years. I guess that's the right term...........
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: For Sale!
Topic: Double Bridle Bits (Herm Sprenger KK Weymouth/Bradoon) new w/tags
Replies: 0
Views: 960

Double Bridle Bits (Herm Sprenger KK Weymouth/Bradoon) new w/tags

Herm Sprenger KK short shank Weymouth (with curb chain & protector) and Bradoon bits available. Purchased from the venerable Tack in the Box and Mary's Tack, respectively. Still have original paperwork, tags still on bradoon. Size 5 1/4 $75 + shipping if needed (Seattle area) Questions/more pics...
by Koolkat
Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: For Sale!
Topic: Black Otto Schumacher Snaffle Bridle for sale -Update! $50
Replies: 0
Views: 995

Black Otto Schumacher Snaffle Bridle for sale -Update! $50

Black Otto Schumacher padded noseband/flash bridle snaffle bridle w/webbed reins and Herm Sprenger KK egg butte snaffle 4 3/4 in - Can substitute for any of the other bits shown (bottom bit is Myler comfort snaffle) - also includes 2nd black browband with gold square studs "Horse" (regular...
by Koolkat
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:38 am
Forum: Tack, Apparel, Facilities and Transportation
Topic: Selling my trailer--SOLD
Replies: 21
Views: 3075

Re: Selling my trailer--input requested

I can't speak to your trailer specifically, but there is a difference (in general) between a sale between 2 private entities and a dealer/private exchange. It sounds like you're getting your price range from the later (higher than BB)?? Have you looked on Craigs List, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, ...
by Koolkat
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 808
Views: 544536

Re: "What's for dinner?"

We fixed low country chicken pilau last night (lots of leftovers) and cheddar chive (minus chives) biscuits as an accompaniment. Recipe for both is below. I grilled a chicken breast the night before to dice in and used 2 locally produced andouille sausage (skinned) for meat (we don't eat a lot of me...
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Things we see, things we do
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Things we see, things we do

What a wonderful resource to have at hand - I'd like to hope it is as good for their minds to have a walkabout in nature as it is for our minds.
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Warrior of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Warrior of Light

That is so cool. Hallmark should turn this into an ornament. The Miss Universe pageant brings out some wild costumes. As does war...............there are references to Slavic folklore in the costume - the white "dress" for instance, is a stylized version of a garmet that protected the wea...
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Warrior of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Warrior of Light

I usually pay no attention to this stuff, but Ukraine's representative to the Miss Universe pageant is badass! Stunning image!

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by Koolkat
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:32 am
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Topic: Kittens!
Replies: 96
Views: 27644

Re: Kittens!

Wow, well done! ^^^^^ The pleating looks perfect. And that close up of the material is really beautiful coloring.

Being in the midst of a drapery project (who knew how complicated they could get?), this is encouraging.
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Kittens!
Replies: 96
Views: 27644

Re: Kittens!

Mountaineer - Your cats are beautiful. So are those curtains! Do you mind my asking the source? :D
by Koolkat
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Will This Do It?
Replies: 22
Views: 7477

Re: Will This Do It?

"The Republican party should be forced to carry Trump to term, even if it kills them".

That ^^ quote on twitter made me laugh.

And yes, now that Trump is becoming a liability, it may indeed, "do it". Not that DeSantis is a particularly palatable prospect.....
by Koolkat
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: Dental Implants

Thanks for all your stories, STILL waiting to hear back from the general purpose dentist after the endodontist visit. Nothing like a toothache most of 24/7 to make the doorknob and string solution look good. Tanga - that's an amazing story, it sounds like you're lucky (and have some good care) to st...
by Koolkat
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: Dental Implants

Thanks to both of you. Tanga, if you don't mind me asking, what is going on with your front tooth? Khall, nice to hear you're 10 years in and going strong! I need to follow up about insurance, since this is the time to upgrade if you're using Medicare, we should double check the dental coverage. Tha...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Dental Implants

Anybody else had implant "surgery" done? I lost a crown and enough tooth material, that a root canal/post can not create a sufficient base for a new crown (proximity to bone = potential "rejection"). The root canal solution would potentially have ~5 year live span in this scenari...
by Koolkat
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Queen Elizabeth’s corgis and pony get their final goodbye
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Queen Elizabeth’s corgis and pony get their final goodbye

I saw a story once about someone in the queen's orbit quipping that her horse trainers were the only people that could immediately get through to her each and every day...............
by Koolkat
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 18
Views: 3313

Re: Roe V Wade RIP:(

I suspect Trump is done (famous last words....), Ron DeSantis is the ascending star for the Republican throne. Ugh.
by Koolkat
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 18
Views: 3313

Re: Roe V Wade RIP:(

This is a very sad day for me. Guns have more rights than women. I am grateful to live in Colorado, where the legislature passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act this year and codified the right to abortion. If the Supreme Court has the opportunity to rule on "fetal personhood", abortio...
by Koolkat
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: French horn one year in
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: French horn one year in

Sue B wrote:I I can use it to bring a smile to some stranger's face.
Or his soul.
by Koolkat
Tue May 24, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Kittens!
Replies: 96
Views: 27644

Re: Kittens!

Kitten smittens!
by Koolkat
Sun May 15, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat. An update.
Replies: 33
Views: 5386

Re: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat. An update.

Good to hear that the awful neighbors are gone. And even better news about the kittens!

As they say, good fences make good neighbors.......
by Koolkat
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 166
Views: 73571

Re: So what are you watching?

We saw it on Prime. You get up a little different than when you sat down.... :D
by Koolkat
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 166
Views: 73571

Re: So what are you watching?

Moody and mystical, find a good place to sit and just..................watch.

Calling SnowHorse!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ve ... &FORM=VIRE
by Koolkat
Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 166
Views: 73571

Re: So what are you watching?

I watched this (coincidently) a couple of weeks before Putin's (latest) invasion of Ukraine. It puts some of the current affairs into context, including the courage of the Ukrainian people. It's extremely powerful and well done.

https://youtu.be/V85E2maiXCg
by Koolkat
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Sad News--Rockabilly
Replies: 26
Views: 5315

Re: Sad News--Rockabilly

Godspeed Rockabilly, you will be so missed here. And in my home, you will live on with all the wonderful recipes you shared.
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: So I did a thing yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 14790

Re: So I did a thing yesterday

Love those soft, sweet ears on the hounds!
by Koolkat
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?
Replies: 61
Views: 12783

Re: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?

Case in point...if Trumps admin had droned an innocent family, how would you be reacting? Well, we might not know. "The White House National Security Council said in a statement that Trump’s order removes “superfluous reporting requirements” that “distract our intelligence professionals from t...
by Koolkat
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: My Heroes Were Cowboys
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

My Heroes Were Cowboys

Just showed up on Netflix, perhaps somewhere else (?) later? It is only ~20 minutes long.

(scroll down to trailer)

https://www.netflix.com/title/81183637
by Koolkat
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?
Replies: 61
Views: 12783

Re: Re:

Edited to add: in the grand scheme of ugly posts sneering at and wishing death on frightened mistrustful people is higher on my graph of ugly than distilling someones qualifications to their essence. Is vagina a dirty word all of a sudden ? Is PoC an epithet? I didnt think so…. Intellectually disho...
by Koolkat
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?
Replies: 61
Views: 12783

Re:

And to anyone who took my Vagina of Color comment as offensive, pray tell what qualifications Kamala Harris had to be VP. All over FB and the media was the Historic Event! A Woman of Color as VP WHEE! Yay! Our dreams have All Come True! A Vagina! and a Vagina of Color! We are saved! The world will ...
by Koolkat
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?
Replies: 61
Views: 12783

Re: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?

Abby Kogler wrote:What an ugly post. . . . . . . . followed by:

a Vagina of Color!


:roll:
by Koolkat
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Will Faerber again
Replies: 182
Views: 40553

Re: Will Faerber again

Abby Kogler wrote:His personailty and quirks and preferences and 'actiing career' are funny but not the issue here. His "method' ......... are fair game.
by Koolkat
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: WWYD: Alcoholic parents
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

Re: WWYD: Alcoholic parents

I would add that if it is possible, you should maintain a positive influence in that girl's life. You can change a life that way.
by Koolkat
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 7840

Re: The Olympics

Not dressage, but holey moley!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlp26KQMNO8
by Koolkat
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Will Faerber again
Replies: 182
Views: 40553

Re: Will Faerber again

The idea behind the way they sit is to stretch yourself up in the saddle to create a light seat and the leaning back to help engage the hind/back. The moving hands is to keep contact and ask the horse to stay in the stretch when the head comes up (even the tiniest bit obviously). Since they ride wi...
by Koolkat
Sat May 29, 2021 5:38 pm
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Topic: 30-06 to kill a horse
Replies: 10
Views: 3913

Re: 30-06 to kill a horse

What does "way too aggressive to shoot in the skull" mean? If the choice is to kill the horse in a nanosecond vs. an inadequate method, IMO, the choice is straightforward. Thank you for taking the time to do what is right by the horse.
by Koolkat
Wed May 26, 2021 5:52 am
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Topic: Caring for the aging parent
Replies: 30
Views: 7279

Re: Caring for the aging parent

Our family was lucky this way. Dad had to go into a nursing home due to his Parkinson's and my mother was not willing to take care of him (that's another story). Mom was sharp up to the end, she tripped and badly broke her hip. She was 94 and had a greatly enlarged heart. The doctor told her that th...
by Koolkat
Mon May 24, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: Help with dumb problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Re: Help with dumb problem

Charge a nominal fee and donate the $$$ to a horse cause.
by Koolkat
Sun May 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Vaccine reactions
Replies: 25
Views: 6282

Re: Vaccine reactions

I'm not sure I'd give an anti-inflammatory the day before or in conjunction with a vaccination. You don't want to suppress the immune response, that's the point, after all. The day after, if you must. Not sure if there's any studies in equines looking at Ab titers, etc. +/- immunosuppressants, but t...
by Koolkat
Tue May 11, 2021 6:40 pm
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Topic: thunderstorms and a terrified dog
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: thunderstorms and a terrified dog

They use something as simple as cotton balls in racehorses' ears........................you could desensitize her to them (or whatever you opt for) previously so she doesn't associate them specifically with heavy weather coming in.
by Koolkat
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Vaccine reactions
Replies: 25
Views: 6282

Re: Vaccine reactions

It's most likely the adjuvant used in the vaccine to kickstart/boost the immune response.
by Koolkat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge/ Cookbook Forum even Hot Topics
Topic: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?
Replies: 61
Views: 12783

Re: How is everyone feeling with Biden administration?

Chisamba which lies are that? Yeah. I'd be interested to know. I don't know of any lies, just misstatements, especially about specific numbers he didn't memorize when talking about many things. The only thing I can find is something like this, which is really stretching it, and can only come up wit...

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