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by heddylamar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

Oh god. Poor Walker. Poor you. That happened to my old mare, Joy, at 33yo. It was after Mom had left, and just before I liberated Joy from Dad's care (he's not a horse person, and in retrospect, I am appalled I left her with him). Anyway, against all odds, after the vet and a horsey neighbor stepped...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Egg Salad
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Egg Salad

I add apple if I'm making it for 2-3 people, since I can use a full one.
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 139
Views: 5709

Re: Accountability

Tuddy wrote:Had to "go up one notch on my girth" this morning. :)


Woohooo!!!
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Egg Salad
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Egg Salad

I don't do anything resembling the traditional mayonnaise (shudder ;) ) thing.

Eggs
Greek yogurt
Curry powder
Ground cumin
Cayenne
Cider vinegar
Black pepper
Colemans mustard
Onion
Arugula or mustard greens
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Heddy you crack me up! Glad you stayed aboard!! Maia's a talented goof. Just a touch of half halt, and she rebalances and bounds forward beautifully. Slightly more half halt, and, no matter how much leg, we come to a screeching halt, and she's like "what now?!" I normally use my breathing...
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Maia's had a few weeks off due to soaked arena, travel, and work: Ride 1: Wow! Time off isn't a bad thing for this youngster ... until we cantered :shock: :shock: Ride 2: Huh. Time to rethink my stance on gadgets, like strong bits :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We're still l...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 150
Views: 14505

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Happy birthday Junior!!
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Dreams that seem real

I go through spurts of life-like dreams ... including this week. I blame all y’all! ;) Last night was rough: disturbing dreams, I’d wake up with an elevated pulse then struggle to go back to sleep. Rinse and repeat 5-6 times. I rarely recall the specifics of dreams, just figments. From last night it...
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: How do you end a friendship?

I have had friends just "disappear" and it was very hurtful. I don't know. I had an otherwise really good friend who kept doing this one bewilderingly hurtful thing to me. I finally asked why, and explained that it was hurtful. She kept doing it with no apology. After several months of th...
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: 3-month post-chemo checkup
Replies: 27
Views: 1109

Re: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma?--UPDATE: 3-month post-chemo checkup

Well, that's a mixed-ish -- yet promising -- bag. Fingers crossed for ongoing all clears.

We used to joke that G needed spectacles for his near sighted-ness :D
by heddylamar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lemieux breeches or tights
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Lemieux breeches or tights

Glad to help :P

I don’t know the brand, but I far prefer tights that fit like leggings. Breeches never seem to lay flat on my stomach, and no matter what rise I buy, the waist band hits around my ribs.
by heddylamar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

I think you could make a career out of this. I'll pay you to pack for me for a trip to Greece this spring! My girlfriends were a bit offended when I pulled out half of their stuff before our backpacking trip (and then had them add back 2 items each). By the afternoon of the first day they were imme...
by heddylamar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

Given how completely I can tune people out, I can only imagine what my mares are doing with me :lol:
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: How do you end a friendship?

If you're already drifting apart, I'd just let that continue. There's no need to address the problem unless she asks.

That is awful ({Chancellor})
by heddylamar
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A vegan cheese you can bring home to meet your parents
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: A vegan cheese you can bring home to meet your parents

The Whole Foods in our area (MD/DC/NoVA) carry the whole line of Field Roast products in the cold case near tofu, eggs, etc. Wegmans has some of their produccts too in the vegan/GF section.
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

I’m not too shabby at organizing and pitching extra stuff ... which leads directly to real-life Tetris! Need to pack a whole house for a move? One small carry-on for international travel for 2 weeks plus electronics? Car trip, plus camping gear, humans, and animal space in a small hatchback? Back co...
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 718

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

I walk her in a hybrid halter, which has the same amount of "bite" as a rope halter with two knots on the nose, but I can be better about keeping her "on task". Have you tried rapid-fire changes of direction, or changes of pace (halt/walk/back)? I'm talking 2-3 strides, then cha...
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist

If no waves are your preference, I’d respond all with something like: “Dear Chauvinist: [here’s the status]. Please let me know if my team or I can be of any assistance, Lori” Ditto StraightForward’s the woman who knows allie :twisted: I lucked out having two of those for years while working with a ...
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

Sera looks like she adored her little girl. So sorry for all of you.
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: What to wear in the trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: What to wear in the trailer?

I’d open a bunch of windows and stick the anti-sweat or a fleece cooler on him, then check as KathyK and Chisamba advise. I find it easier to cool them down in the winter than warm up. Not sure what everyone else does, but I initially open both over head vents, and the tailgate windows in the winter...
by heddylamar
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 23
Views: 528

Re: HELP: houseguests...

My mother stays with us frequently, for extended times. She’s a great houseguest — rides my horse when I’m working long hours, cooks dinner, does her own laundry, makes her own coffee, cleans up after herself. The fatal flaw? She’s an early riser and SUPER cheerful and chipper :lol: My husband is an...
by heddylamar
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: HELP: houseguests...
Replies: 23
Views: 528

Re: HELP: houseguests...

Run away and take your horse for a long walk.
by heddylamar
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Riding in March should be my top goal! Our arena's so wet (as are the fields) that I've not ridden in 2 weeks now, and going out of town next week. Instead, we've been working on loading, and I took Maia on a hand-walk journey down the road. Takeaways from the asphalt: she's a nut; I need to plan to...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Michael Cohen
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Michael Cohen

It's incredibly bizarre. As I tell my colleagues around the world, "Sorry, I have no idea what will happen tomorrow. Stay tuned." Totally agree. The hearing was entertaining. With every q&a, I was guessing truth or fairy tale. It's hard *for me* to hold much hope Cohen was 100% forthc...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Horse chewing on wood

Canyon wrote:IME, hot wire strung on boards will stop a chewer very quickly - not very pretty, but better than a destroyed fence.


For fence chewing, this is the best solution. Fortunately for the fences (unfortunately for the barn), that's not Maia's main focus.
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 34
Views: 1523

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Mikey sounds like a great find!! Goofy is fun :D I can't view the video, but so jealous you're getting to ride! Between the wet and then me travelling, the past few weeks and this upcoming week are a loss. Our outdoor arena is finally showing wear and tear from all the rain, and I am not introducing...
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Horse chewing on wood

I found an unexpected solution: a lick-it.

Maia sticks her head out the window near her pal next door. When the long-suffering pal doesn't respond to Maia's pestering, Maia chews the wall between them. So I hung a lick-it in the window. It's collecting dust :lol:
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I will ride again some day, sigh. It's been so wet, our arena is taking a toll. And Maia's not a horse anyone should be climbing on and just wander off down the road on ... just yet. I think she'll be there by summer.
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: step-grandparenthood

It sounds like you have a new moniker ;) You've voiced your opinion, but the kids/grands want to give you a title instead ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'd roll with it in interests of harmony and spoil them! On a side note, I've always been mystified why my husband who's known one grandfather his entire life called hi...
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?

I do too but not too often. I was told that (unless organic, maybe?) the carrot greens store a lot of the nitrate from fertilization. No Idea if that's true. That’s good to know. Fortunately, I’ve never bought carrots greens specifically for the little beggers. They just get the greens that come wi...
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I've been avidly following this thread and thinking how my seat and aids effect change. The eggshell and jello butt imagery really works for me. I ride too much in eggshell, and need to learn to use jello for more than lateral work and transitions. No wonder Mom's otherwise lazy-bones Appy always ha...
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?

I generally feed carrot greens to the guinea pigs, they love their treats. But, I had a fantastic carrot green pesto in a restaurant a few years ago that has me giving the pigs side eye. One of these days they’re not getting the carrot greens!!
by heddylamar
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunge line recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Lunge line recommendations

If you find a line you like, you can cut through those donuts pretty quickly with a sharp box cutter.
by heddylamar
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does anyone else drive like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Does anyone else drive like this?

Most of the signs are at least an entire car length back of the actual intersection and especially in the summer (crops tall in the fields on either side) or on hills you have to creep up even with the cross street to see if it's clear on all sides to go. This is 55 mph speed country roads. This ma...
by heddylamar
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 179
Views: 17623

Re: Class of 2013?

That's a sedately blingy saddle! It reminds me of some of the fancy western saddles I used to see back in the day. Mine is smooth leather, with just a thin tool line arong the edge -- not blingy enough for a 13yo girl :lol: The color must look fabulous on Queso! After all our struggles, I've created...
by heddylamar
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does anyone else drive like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Does anyone else drive like this?

That doesn't end well around here.
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Horse chewing on wood

Yup. We use one. She chokes.
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Horse chewing on wood

Sorta? When they're in overnight (or daytime), the horses get 3 feedings of 1-2 flakes of hay. Maia always cleans hers up, and she's at great weight.
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How often do you ride/work your horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: How often do you ride/work your horse?

I work from home now, so it's 5+ rides/week depending on workflow, and, lately, how wet it's been (outdoor arena only). When I was commuting into DC 3 days a week, working from home 2 days, I rode 4 days/week (WFH days + weekend).
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

In current printing and packaging standards, the recycle logo alone does not indicate "this is recycleable." Without a number inside the logo, it only means that the product/packaging was made from recycled materials.
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

Our county recycling no longer accepts plastic bags, but Lowes, and many of the grocery stores have recycling bins out front.
by heddylamar
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Horse chewing on wood

With this horse, I lean toward behavioral/boredom. She's chewing -- not cribbing -- and only when stalled. Our pastures have wood fencing, and she leaves that alone for the most part (if there's snow, she may chew, but when grass is available, there's no chewing). Trees, etc are also safe from her. ...
by heddylamar
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse chewing on wood
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Horse chewing on wood

We've tried No Chew/Chew Stop (white bottle, blue label), one of the bitter sprays, and painted on chili oil (made a pint from 4 qts red savinas, habaneros, scotch bonnets, and trinidad scorpions). The mare's still gnawing on anything she can reach. Please save my sanity and my BO's furniture! Other...
by heddylamar
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

Mom ended up with a former barrel horse after her oldster passed away this fall. The new guy is learning how to stretch, suppleness, leg yield, and to go forward at the walk and trot. He's great at things like turn on forehand/haunches, it's the stepping under and relaxation that are a challenge.
by heddylamar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Mom bought my QH eventer for $500. That mare carried me through prelim, then I bred her for free to my trainer’s stallion. For the cost of vet bills + foaling facility, I got another mare. Fast forward, and I bred the second mare twice (first didn’t take) for $2k + vet bills + foaling facility, and ...
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I won't spend over $40k on a vehicle, and they don't come with the risk of racing across the pasture, tripping, falling, and breaking a leg. There's no chance in hell I'd pay over $15k on a horse.
by heddylamar
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

New goal: don't freeze while riding :shock: We don't have an indoor, and the arena's at the top of the hill above the barn's roofline and the trees, so this cold + wind thing really blows. It's not double digit negative temps here, just low teens/single digits today, so still rideable, but, WOW, tha...
by heddylamar
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 720
Views: 130901

Re: "What's for dinner?"

In a nod to the cold, I'm trying my hand at vegan pho tonight. I've cobbled together a vegan recipe from Kenji's recipes at Serious Eats, a vegan one from Food52, and Alton Brown's redo of his old Good Eats episode.
by heddylamar
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Gnarly feet

I have gnarly calluses (thank you, running!) and dry skin, but no fungus stuff going on. I pick up the 1# tubs of coco butter with vitamin e from BJs, and slather it on my feet (and the rest of my dry skin) every time I get out of the shower. My feet get a double dose, and I immediately stick a pair...
by heddylamar
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

exvet wrote:On a down note, my daughter informed me a couple of days ago that she's selling our stallion.


I'm sorry to hear this, exvet. I hope he ends up in a great breeding program.

Great now pics, kathel! It's so much fun to ride in a great snowfall like that!! :D

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