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by heddylamar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Installing new flooring over ceramic tile?
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Installing new flooring over ceramic tile?

Personally, I'd either 1) rip up the ugly tile or 2) re-grout with something neutral and paint the walls a pale, contrasting color. ETA: linoleum would probably work fine too -- it's thin enough it shouldn't cause clearance problems. Nana installed laminate wood flooring over beautiful, scarred old ...
by heddylamar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

I'm so sorry, Deanna. You've had an awful run of luck. Big hugs, and lots of well wishes, to you and your critters.
by heddylamar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Real Estate Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 1394

Re: Real Estate Discussion

Why do you not want a roof or a covered arena? A large part of the joy of riding for me is being outside, even in the middle of the winter. In 30+ years, I've only ridden in 2 indoors that didn't feel extremely claustrophobic and weren't dank or dusty — and that's including at some high-end farms (...
by heddylamar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2126

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Ryeissa wrote:awesome! that sounds fun! I thought about doing WD but it's hard to find a western saddle for my dude, being short backed.


I own one that would work -- fits my teeny Polish Arab/QH perfectly. Look for a "ranch" saddle.
by heddylamar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Real Estate Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 1394

Re: Real Estate Discussion

That's FAR from my favorite house -- not my style -- but it has quirky personality and some underlying promise. The outdoor ring is absolutely perfect for me -- flat, open, and, most importantly, no roof. I'd add a fenced-off dry lot around the barn area, but otherwise, it's a perfect setup for a fe...
by heddylamar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Real Estate Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 1394

Re: Real Estate Discussion

Tuffytown wrote:Lol, Y'all would hate the place I recently sold. Modernist and lots of color.


I LOVED your old photos of that house on UDBB! We have plans (plus land, all engineering, and everything except pulling the trigger on building) for a modern modular home.
by heddylamar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Real Estate Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 1394

Re: Real Estate Discussion

Our house is all soft greys and yellows in the large spaces, with primary colors (bright yellow, teal, and orange) in the smaller spaces. Add in lots of natural light, LED lighting, glossy bright white woodwork, and bright white ceilings, and it's bright and cheerful.
by heddylamar
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The back of the barn
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: The back of the barn

Nice! We have a couple of those plastic adirondack chairs and a cute wooden park-type bench. If all of the boarders (including barn owner!) were at the barn at the same time, we'd all have seats :lol: Small barn!
by heddylamar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Chin Padding
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Chin Padding

Is it the bridle from your wedding photos? (Love the creek and horse photos, btw!) It looks like you can pull the noseband up a hole or two, so it rests just below the cheekbones. I'd do that until her raw spot goes away. Padding did not work for my mare. She ended up with a big raw hole in her chin...
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Moving into town

I'm another who hasn't done it (we're only in our 40s), but having watched elderly family and friends go through this, I'd make the move now while you can still make your own choices and build a new community. While you're looking, keep accessibility in mind -- wider halls/doors, single floor living...
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Stamina
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Stamina

The other thing is that you need to continue the aerobic exercises for at least 30 minutes. An hour is better. This is a fairly decent explanation on target heart rate. See, I think that shorter, intense bouts that recruit the core muscles work better. When I rode, it's usually 5-8 minutes of more ...
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Stamina
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Stamina

Do you do anything like bag workouts? I run long distances and found that doing continuous (30+ minutes) bag sessions is about the only low-impact knee/hip exercise that gets my heart rate up to my normal running zone (140-145, yes, that's low). I've heard that rowing machines are great for that too...
by heddylamar
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10063

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

When he was "passaging," I thought I could keep it under control and that he would relax when he got to his friend, then the ducks "happened" and I just wasn't quick enough to bring his head around. I was thinking about that all evening after his little escapade and scolding mys...
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Fans for inside trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Fans for inside trailer

piedmontfields wrote:
khall wrote:I've heard of putting ice in shavings (I always have shavings in the trailer anyway) but have never tried it. Will have to next time.


It's amazing how much this technique helps!


aka "swamp cooler"
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 191
Views: 21789

Re: Class of 2013?

And, look, we can CANTER!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48081473713_ae40c98fd9_z.jpg Yes, and on a loose rein. That's impressive. That's our good lead. The other direction is more like Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou — where's the wall to prop us up? :lol: Thanks to M...
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Need to talk this out

Bip wrote:
heddylamar wrote:
Bip wrote:Luckily I don’t get intestinal distress or cramps, though I probably don’t do my fastest work.


Most of my running pals are like that too. #jealous


You are not jealous of my 14 min miles, lol!


Lol. Okay. You can keep that part! :D
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Need to talk this out

Bip wrote:Luckily I don’t get intestinal distress or cramps, though I probably don’t do my fastest work.


Most of my running pals are like that too. #jealous
by heddylamar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need to talk this out
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Need to talk this out

Right after a meal, I'm inclined to give a reluctant horse some leeway. Exercising right after a meal -- even riding -- is miserable for *me* so I'm not going to expect a recently fed horse to be happy to tote my ass around. I'd probably give her a semi-leisurely brush, and tack up in the stall, the...
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 960

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Hot4Spots wrote:Sure, why not? I just thought under 30 wouldn't generate as many differences. ;0)


Lol. I am over 40! Just not by a whole lot.
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 960

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Does this include 40 and a *bit*? :D As a helmet-free 3yo in 1981 on Rascal, my first pony: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48088271357_f5eecfc862_c.jpg Last Thursday (38 years later!) with Maia: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48081441761_36c7afb398_c.jpg
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 85
Views: 2048

Re: Safe sport

Remember the saying that an "all purpose saddle is a no purpose saddle"? That is how I feel about no-tolerance laws. I'm not a fan of no tolerance as a blanket rule either, but our society's proven over and over again of late that it's unable to police itself. Just look at the Catholic ch...
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 75
Views: 2498

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

All the horses I've seen off or received for friends have had their own halter, not a shipper-provided one.
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 85
Views: 2048

Re: Safe sport

It's our collective duty as a society to protect kids. In doing so, we (again, as a collective) can't make random blanket exceptions for 14yo A who acts with maturity and agency v. 14yo B who need a parent to advise. I'm horrified thinking about the trauma so-called "trusted" adults inflic...
by heddylamar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 191
Views: 21789

Re: Class of 2013?

And, look, we can CANTER!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Image
by heddylamar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 191
Views: 21789

Re: Class of 2013?

I finally have evidence that I ride!! :D :D :D :D :D Mom was visiting this past week and went out to the barn with me multiple times and captured some bad video (two Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days), decent video (I need to edit), and hit-or-miss photos from a fairly decent moody-mare rid...
by heddylamar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 191
Views: 21789

Re: Class of 2013?

Very nicely done unplanned dismount, Anne!! I hope Fergus has kept it together since then.
by heddylamar
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Facial scurf
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Facial scurf

Anzia loses big patches of hair on her face. I wash her with a mix of iodine scrub and Vetericyn fungul shampoo, and follow up with a spritz of vinegar water or Vetericyn wound care (which is mostly alcohol). It keeps her skin healthy v. a giant petrie dish of fungus.
by heddylamar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anhydrosis - your experience
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Anhydrosis - your experience

I don't have any experience with anhidrosis in horses, but in myself it's a manageable pain in the ass. I'm a runner, and summers are brutal. Loose wicking clothing, lots of electrolytes (in my case purely potassium and sodium -- Gatorade and gels make me puke) PLUS water, and run either before sunr...
by heddylamar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Birds and cookware
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Birds and cookware

Have you considered ceramic? I read that Greenpan is nontoxic for birds. My grandma-in-law has a set of Greenpan frying pans, and they're fantastic to cook with -- far better than any traditional teflon non-stick I've used.
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 60
Views: 2701

Re: So what are you watching?

Amado wrote:Just finished binging on”dead to me”. It’s awesome.


I just added this to our "to watch" list.
by heddylamar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle jingles, please
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Saddle jingles, please

Good luck!

I need to start the fitting process for a new jumping saddle. I've put it off for a year. That's not helping either of us!
by heddylamar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony

He has a big scar on his nose from when the previous owner tried to put a grazing muzzle on him and he did everything in his power to get it off. Needed several stitches/staples. I'd be especially worried about him getting his eye in the process. Oof. Yes. No grazing muzzle! I was going for a low-i...
by heddylamar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony

I’d start with a grazing muzzle every other day for 2 weeks.
by heddylamar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2718

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Since lateral work does wonders for my mare at the trot, I attempted the leg yield in 5 steps, then out 5, at the canter: perfectly executed lead changes every time :shock: :lol: We're no where near ready to teach flying lead changes (I'm just hoping for a balanced, on the bit canter!), but Maia wil...
by heddylamar
Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

Handsome baby :D
by heddylamar
Fri May 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1985

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

Congrats!
by heddylamar
Fri May 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We said "I do"
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: We said "I do"

Congrats! Great destination!! Gorgeous gown!!!!! The photos are great! How many couples can have wedding photos in the snow? I'm jealous!

(Okay, I LOVE the snow, and it didn't snow on my December wedding, dammit!)
by heddylamar
Fri May 31, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long hair and show attire
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Long hair and show attire

I'm not sure a loose bun would hold. But maybe if i can find a net large enough to hold a dangling bun (it would have to be lower than the picture to not interfere with the helmet, but it could be done. A dangling bun may be a better term for what I was trying to describe, but, dangling :lol: Anywa...
by heddylamar
Wed May 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long hair and show attire
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Long hair and show attire

My thick hair wasn't quite that long (only mid-back), so this might not work. I would pull it back into a low loose pony tail (loose enough that it didn't displace the helmet or pull), then braid, and roll the braid back onto itself into a loose bun. This is the closest example I can find — scroll t...
by heddylamar
Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 12
Views: 576

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

I’m so glad Blocker Rings were invented. We use them everywhere, and I rarely hard-tie. That's the only way I tie Maia. She freaks if she's hard tied, even if it's a flexible cross-tie line (attached to the wall with a zip-tie). Re: Hawk: I connect the velcro ties to the chin-side of the top ring o...
by heddylamar
Fri May 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buck Brannaman Clinic
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Buck Brannaman Clinic

I haven't done one of his clinics, but Maia was started by a woman who trains with Buck regularly. Before I brough Maia home, I spent nearly a month in Memphis doing daily lessons with Robyn and Maia, and came away with a ton of Buck's techniques. She gives me refresher clinics every time I'm in the...
by heddylamar
Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 12
Views: 576

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

I'm so paranoid about tying accidents, I teach all of mine to ground tie, and use that primarily.

They actually learn "wait" and "stay" like the dogs ........ two little words work on everyone! :oops:
by heddylamar
Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dear Miss Manners
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Dear Miss Manners

I would cut to roughly the same size pieces. That seems pretty common for situations like you’ve described. If you don’t pre-portion, you end up either cooking far too much or have guests bartering to share pieces.
by heddylamar
Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any folks familiar with NM and/or CO?
Replies: 26
Views: 853

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

If you ever want to repeat Banff (and Jasper?) we had a fantastic time in early November a few years ago. The glacier place was closed, but the hiking was fantastic. Most trails, we were the only ones there.
by heddylamar
Mon May 20, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 38
Views: 1373

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

Per the vet, I give 15 pills 2x of benadryl to Anzia which roughly corresponds with this chart. She's around 900# with a tape.
by heddylamar
Sun May 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Define “sound”
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Define “sound”

On asphalt just seems far too stressful. Of course the horse will flinch! That's just setting them up for failure.

I use a Middleburg vet who specializes in lameness and diagnostics. They trot out on a flat crushed stone (roughly a #5, if that means anything) drive, then a 10-15m lunge in sand.
by heddylamar
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things for horse owners to be paranoid about...
Replies: 12
Views: 576

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

Within hours of donning her first fly mask — after cracking her face on the horse trailer and getting staples — Maia caught the mask on a clip holding a box fan to the stall gate and apparently had a panic. Ripped the mask, dented the steel stall gate, and broke the clip. The staples and her face we...
by heddylamar
Fri May 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?

I don't know any Hawk owners in person, but all the posts and reviews I've read, people love them. It gets hot here, so the fiberglass roof and wood floor, and extra side vents will be a plus. I've hauled from MD to west TN a ton in the middle of July with Mom's Gore gooseneck and my Hawk. After th...
by heddylamar
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Advice for first time gooseneck owner?

Sue B wrote:my friend forgot to drop the tail gate after hooking up and demolished it.


I drop the tail gate and stick a rock at the center to have something to line up with — no smashed tailgates!

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