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by heddylamar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

With all of the illness in our household, we're going super low-key this year and skipping the in-laws annual gathering. Instead -- once my husband's up to eating again -- I'll make mezcal cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and his family's stuffing balls.
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

I need this for trail riding right now! It's like a bunch of yahoos with cannons out there until ~February.
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 311

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

I'm so sorry :(
by heddylamar
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10928

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Oh yes. Do whatever gets the job done quickly!

I apologize if my post came off as a criticism, it most certainly wasn't intended to be. I was just sharing another method from my toolkit -- we can't have too many methods to stay intact, in the saddle, and keep our horses and others safe!
by heddylamar
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

I'm on the IR list right now. Got sick at the airprt on Monday -- day 1 of our vacation -- seemed to get better until Wednesdy night. Ended up at urgent care getting steroids and antibiotics yesterday. Whee. :|
by heddylamar
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10928

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I've done the running into the fence thing with previous horses, also the normal one rein stop, etc. Not trying that with Maia! She's too athletic, and our arena is on top of a hill with steep drop offs on most of both long sides (competitive jump?!) The trainer who started Maia is a Buck Brannaman ...
by heddylamar
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Starting Deseada!
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Starting Deseada!

She's a pretty girl! Good luck :)
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: SCC confirmed

Lots of jingles! I hope your guy has the same great results Mom’s dude experienced.

In my experience with medical hospitals, the staff will be well versed in calming anxious horses. He’ll have stand-in caretakers to see to his every whim :)
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

I have a polar fleece one that's not my favorite -- too floppy for my flighty horses :lol:

But now you have me considering this waterproof one in orange so I can ride in the rain and trail ride in the winter (hunting ... so we'd wear bells too).
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

We have a upper-range, 15yo Kenmore canister. It's got the large motorized beater head for carpets, plus a smaller one for using on stair treds and couches. The arm and hose are long enough I can vacuum the ceiling fans while standing on the floor. It also has a few hard surface attachments and a br...
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 491

Re: New Pony, New Problems

If you’re within driving distance of Middleburg, VA there’s a really great lamesness diagnostic practice. They do a lot of travel work for the US equestrian teams. I hauled my now mostly retired mare out there a few times to diagnose/treat her hocks and spine.
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 608

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I guess those of you that have time to hair dry a horse after riding do not ride five horses a day Only 2. In my case, the hair dryer was a good solution to an irregular occurrence, and it really only takes 5-10 minutes to get them dry enough that the cooler will take care of the rest while you're ...
by heddylamar
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 608

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

PaulaO wrote:I used to use a hairdryer on Bob.


YES!!! Someone else!!! My BO was like :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: But it works.
by heddylamar
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11862

Re: Class of 2013?

Zinnia, I'm glad to see you here! Joey sounds like a wonderful guy. That injury. So scary. But it sounds like he came through it successfully.

SIX weeks of limited movement? Ha ha ha ha. What a good boy. My 2013 mare paces her stall like a loon, and she's only stalled over night.
by heddylamar
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 608

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Hair dryer and cooler. Put the cooler on, fold one side up and use the hair dryer on that side. Don't point the dryer at one place and burn them, instead rub or curry their hair in circles while moving the hair dryer in a sweeping motion.
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

Wow, that is a serious time difference! Did you have a tailwind? :lol: I read somewhere that 50f has been identified as the optimal temperature for running. I'm sure it varies a little by person, but in general, that seems to be where running gets good. I'm very happy down to low 20's with the righ...
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

My husband makes a big pot of a vegetable-heavy vegetable soup for snacking on in the winter. Lots of cabbage/kale, onions, green beans, a carrot/parsnip, garlic, spinach, tomato, and whatever else looks good in a really low fat broth (he only uses 1-2 tsp of oil for sauteeing the onions and garlic)...
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Exotic wildlife, lol! Very cool!! I plan to put a few cameras on our property, either security or trailcams, depending on what fits my needs best once we're there. But I won't be getting pics of any interesting wildlife. Our area of MD is pretty built up, so a few deer, fox, and raccoons may be all ...
by heddylamar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 504

Re: Long over due Twins update

The twins are really grown up, Clanter! Are they riding? She is young, but very mature and ready. DH gets mad at people who say people her age aren't ready and wonders why it takes them so long to mature. I say each to his/her own and she and her husband were ready. It sounds like the perfect decisi...
by heddylamar
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 328

Re: Winter is here....

I’m so sorry Chisamba :(
by heddylamar
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

Mom's at the opposite end of the state from you, piedmontfields, in rural west TN. She's contacted the state board of elections (no response) and reached out to several newspapers including WaPo and NYT this year. I think she needs to push the issue more, but I'm bitchy and not afraid to piss people...
by heddylamar
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

It's voter supression. Ballots are based on party affiliation -- red for conservatives, blue for democrats. The one "neighbor" (several mles away) had their Phil Bresden sign shot up.
by heddylamar
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: Go out and vote

I voted early last week and there was a long line then, but no real wait. Same deal when my husband voted early. Our local polling stations are pretty efficient, and shepherd voters through the stations. I hope an investigation and repercussions come out of the voter supression fiasco in GA. It's am...
by heddylamar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10928

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

On another good note, his true rear is balanced and demonstrates plenty of strength - not scary - but nonetheless unwanted. The first time I read this post, I missed the critique of Junior's rearing :lol: Great showing! I'm impressed at how much he seems to have improved from the first show to the ...
by heddylamar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11862

Re: Class of 2013?

I think she'll mature into exactly what I want (the previous two generations did), but right now we're yo-yo-ing between nutty and too calm :lol:

We did eventually get about 15 minutes of really nice trot circles (really up and forward!) before the sun was completely set.
by heddylamar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11862

Re: Class of 2013?

Well. We've lost the formerly easy lead cantering, but the disasterous two-men-in-a-horse-suit lead is going great. She's on the bit and connected more often than not, lol. IF I ignore the bucking into the canter part, the bad lead's going pretty well :D (She can't figure out foot placement, and get...
by heddylamar
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).
Replies: 8
Views: 214

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

Finn is a brave dude! The peanut gallery behind him are amusing: "dude, watch out!" "ABORT ABORT" :D
by heddylamar
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Replacing moldy bathtub caulk
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Replacing moldy bathtub caulk

Do you have another shower you can use? The long part of this is first letting the shower dry completely, and then letting the caulk cure completely. I normally plan on 24 hours of not using that bathroom. Other than that, no, it's not terribly complicated. ETA: I really should double check for spel...
by heddylamar
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

My hip was achy post-half marathon, so riding and running have been on the back burner. After a week of suffering, acupuncture (the horrors!) on Monday finally did the trick, and I'm back on track. Just in time too -- I'm running another half on 11/10!
by heddylamar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Regaining confidence

I just thought I would add that wearing a protective vest can provide a dose of courage as well. I wore my crash vest daily last winter, and now on potentially “fun” days with Maia. Most of the time I’m left rolling my eyes at myself for wearing it — particularly during the summer heat. Occasionall...
by heddylamar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: For red-headed mare owners...
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: For red-headed mare owners...

So very true!
by heddylamar
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Srhorselady wrote:Mmmm she’s right side up on my screen. Is she upside down to everybody else?


She's right side up for me! Very cute girly :)
by heddylamar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Everyone needs a redheaded mare in their life! She sounds perfect! For the photos, you can add them as an attachment here, but they need to be smaller than what an iPhone takes. Working with the tools you have, I'd select a photo (or photos), and email them to yourself from either the ipad or iphone...
by heddylamar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1286

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I was a skeptic, but 3 specialists all directed me to acupuncture to treat the headaches, knotted muscles, and numbness in my left shoulder/arm/hand caused by two slipped disks and a separated shoulder. So, I tried acupuncture. It relieved the knots, pain, numbness, and stopped the tension headaches...
by heddylamar
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: spin-off: inside leg to outside rein
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: spin-off: inside lege to outside rein

When I started riding my youngster last summer, I had similar struggles. Tracking right we were fine -- hands stayed where they should, led aids worked properly. But tracking left was a disaster. My left leg has always been a bit weak from an old hip injury, and it was being as useful as a noodle, s...
by heddylamar
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 757

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

This is out of season now, but does anyone else make corn broth ? I used to cook it in a stockpot on the stovetop to so-so results. Some times it was great, other times it ended up tasting burnt. But the same concept in the IP yields a rich, flavorful result every single time. I toss the washed inne...
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: What makes you happy?

It really depends on the level of need. Running and riding are outstanding for my day-to-day mental health -- I need physical exertion and the outdoors. Hiking fills that need too, but I can't just walk out of the house here and climb a mountain. If I'm in desperate need of an immediate happy place ...
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10928

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

The judge is a keeper too! I'm so happy you got good feedback :) Junior (and you) deserve the kudos -- you make a great pair!
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

Second the dawn (or equivalent soap) and hot water. You're not doing it daily; it won't damage your tack.
by heddylamar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

Is the hatred of shopping something related to horsepeople! I hate it, too. I will order stuff and if it looks bad or doesn’t fit, I just wear it anyway. I have even gone into stores and ended up with stuff that looks bad on me or doesn’t fit. Even when I was thin, I hated shopping. Oh well Stitch ...
by heddylamar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 139
Views: 11862

Re: Class of 2013?

That's a lovely mud pack, Queso!
by heddylamar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2145

Re: Accountability

This morning’s half is done. Another in a few weeks :)
by heddylamar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 36
Views: 908

Re: Lesson rant

Rant away!!!! I had a former instructor try that with me.

Current trainer is 100% mine for our entire ride, it's refreshing.
by heddylamar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 27
Views: 506

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

When I injured my hip last fall, physical therapy put me through a dexterity and strength test with sensors to figure out weaknesses and establish a baseline for my program. It was amusing. I failed (coordinated, I am not) in many things, but the interesting outcome is that one-sideness (or not bein...
by heddylamar
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Regaining confidence

I needed the right horse and circumstance. I rode whackadoodle horses for years -- Mom and trainers volunteered me to ride the flighty, reactive, slightly crazy horses -- with no problem. My own mares were/are hot. I came off a lot, but stayed on far more frequently. Then I had a unremarkable fall -...
by heddylamar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?

Does anyone use something like winter overpants to put over breeches after/between rides? I usually get a pair of jeans a bit bigger and put those over breeches. Get a pair of goretex (or similar) pants. The waterproof fabric blocks the wind, and stays dry in the snow. Plus you can use them the res...
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?

I have a pair of Mountain Horse Rimfrost with added superfeet insoles. There's plenty of insulation (even before the insole), and the sole has great traction. The downside for me is that the shank is far too wide, and if I walk a lot (e.g. ground work with my youngster last winter), I get terrible r...
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 679
Views: 108894

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I do one big tamale making session too. It's never exactly the same (depends on what I get from CSA), but there are generally 1-2 vegetable filling and one bean. Last time it was greens and cheese in some, roasted vegetables and cheese in a some, beans in others. All get strips of roasted pepper -- ...
by heddylamar
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 679
Views: 108894

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Do you make your own tamales? What was in them?
by heddylamar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Send it on heddy - Id love an eventer but a great showjumper would be alright too! Thanks :) Finally talked to my aunt. Last she heard, the breeder sold off her herd and retired. It's really too bad. Hans was really sensible, sweet, and a beautiful mover, as were the others I saw at the time (I bri...

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