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by heddylamar
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Health and fitness 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Health and fitness 2021

The ortho cleared me to run and ride — a full FOUR weeks earlier than expected!! I'm not expecting much. Everything works correctly ... but I still have a good softball+ of extra volume in my inner thigh. And I have to keep up the icing, elevation, and compression until that's gone. Who knows how th...
by heddylamar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It's the thought that counts
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: It's the thought that counts

Canning kettle, pressure cooker, vacuum(s) [I kill them], giant box of tools, and electric lawn mower have been some of my favorite gifts :lol:

I bought my own tractor ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by heddylamar
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 37
Views: 1502

Re: Got my second jab today

blob wrote:I'm fully anticipating that I will feel crummy. But yikes, I really hope I don't get any of the nausea and vomiting. I would gladly take a longer/higher fever to avoid any GI issues.


I hope you’re spared! It was a miserable 24 hours.
by heddylamar
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 37
Views: 1502

Re: Got my second jab today

We both had our second Pfizer vaccine yesterday morning. I was progressively achier all day, and went to bed early because I was tired of it ... little did I know :( I was up and down all night with nausea, vomiting, and fever. Spouse moved into the other bedroom at some point, so I hoped he was spa...
by heddylamar
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

OMG. That's awful, Sue. I am so sorry.
by heddylamar
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tesla's stops and spin outs
Replies: 68
Views: 1336

Re: Tesla's stops and spin outs

I think arresting the spin with counter bending would be helpful; something I should know, but don't do reflexively enough in the moment. I walk myself through things like this at the walk, or on another horse (sorry, Anzia :lol) until it becomes automatic. With Anzia, and now Maia, I don't have ti...
by heddylamar
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tesla's stops and spin outs
Replies: 68
Views: 1336

Re: Tesla's stops and spin outs

Maia had a very similar period (it's probably partially documented in the 2013 thread). It took me a while to figure out the pattern. It turned out that when she balked — and went up — it was mostly due to some perceived blocking from me. Too much contact, any contact, too much leg, too much seat — ...
by heddylamar
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hoof avulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Hoof avulsion

Not yet! I will if that becomes a thing. The big threat right now is opening it up and putting in a drain if I get another infection. But, the three weeks of four different antibiotics seem to finally be working (knock on wood), and the ortho has me using a drawing poultice.
by heddylamar
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hoof avulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Hoof avulsion

How are you doing? I hope you are healing, too. My leg is a shadow of it's former self :lol: I still have about 2 baseballs worth of blood clot and an open wound. It's the perfect breeding ground for infection — which I've been through a few times now. Ideally, I wouldn't be out at the barn until t...
by heddylamar
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hoof avulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Hoof avulsion

Xrays are good — no foreign bodies, and no damage to the coffin bone. And Maia's still perfectly sound (Can you imagine walking on a really bad hangnail? All I can think is OUCH!!) The vet said to keep doing as I have been — all the gorilla tape + epsom salt poultice + gauze — for a few weeks. She's...
by heddylamar
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hoof avulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Hoof avulsion

Eek. Good point, tlk. Made a vet appointment. She's sound ... but not keeping the duct tape boot on. I'm going to go pick up several hoof boots (guessing what size will fit), and over sized bell boots to make bandaging a bit easier. I'll ask the vet about makuna honey. Stall rest is not an option un...
by heddylamar
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hoof avulsion
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Hoof avulsion

Maia tore off a chunk of hoof wall today — not up to the cornet. She's sound. It bled, copiously. I rinsed well, washed with chlorhexidine surgical scrub, packed with sterile gauze, and covered in vet wrap and duct tape. Neither BO nor I have dealt with a wound like this in a long while. Beyond infe...
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Maia — who's always forward — went through a similar balky baby/tween period. There was nothing physically wrong with her. But, for about 18 months if I asked for too much at any moment, she'd hit the brakes. OTOH, if I stopped and mentally reset, then didn't ask too much we'd be off. It took a few ...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Health and fitness 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Health and fitness 2021

Surprisingly this past month has actually been good for my fitness. I've been having kidney problems for much of the last year, on top of the preceding hip injury, and it's just sucked my will to run out of me. If you knew me IRL, you'd understand just how alarming that is. I'm the freak who goes ou...
by heddylamar
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Equine insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Equine insurance

I have two credit cards, and savings ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Moutaineer wrote:I also managed a half pass--it just wasn't in the direction it was meant to go.

:lol:
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Pole Work/Gridwork/Cavaletti Challenge!
Replies: 31
Views: 1203

Re: Pole Work/Gridwork/Cavaletti Challenge!

When I'm riding (side eyeing Ms. Maia), one of my fellow boarders and I regularly set up grids and cavaletti. One of my favorites for Anzia (and friend's mare) is a walking exercise with four poles set similar to in the Bow Tie fan (SF's Horse Journal Link) set at 4' apart at the center of the poles...
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: HTBF Colonel Brandon
Replies: 36
Views: 1755

Re: HTBF Colonel Brandon

Ouch! I'm so glad it was a bruise only landing.
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 37
Views: 1502

Re: Got my second jab today

We got our first round of Pfizer yesterday. DH is experiencing no side effects, but I've had a headache all day. That's a side effect I'm happy to experience.
by heddylamar
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

OMG. Jingles for your herd, Chisamba.
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

StraightForward wrote:Tesla really turned the corner on cantering today.

This phrasing made me laugh. Good work, Tesla :D
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Ouch. Poor Laddie! I hope there's a clear cause — not a fan of mysteries.
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8899

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

Woohoo!!!!
by heddylamar
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

That's awful, Chisamba. I hope your horses are safe.
by heddylamar
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gardening signs of spring!
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Gardening signs of spring!

For flower beds, I'm a huge fan of loosely arranged perennials combined with grasses and shrubs that look decent year round. Then — if time allows — I can add accents annually. I tend to plant perennials that multiply like irises and hellebore, so there's no room for accents in our small yard anymor...
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Thanks Chantal and khall <3

Straightforward, should I admit I'm using track bandages too? :lol: They go on SO much smoother and even than those awfully cheap elastic human bandages orthos have sent me home with for years.
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Heddylamar...OOOWWW. Do be careful and follow Dr.s orders. Those hematomas can rupture further...my Dad had that happen. Pretty scary whether the Dr. could stop the bleeding in surgery and whether the damage was the veins or the arteries. Luckily, it was the veins. The ortho was very very clear exa...
by heddylamar
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gardening signs of spring!
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Gardening signs of spring!

My gardening is mostly focused on vegetables, though I do have a sizable collection of bulbs, et al. Since I'm on the IR, I've enlisted spouse to do the last bits of *required* prep hard labor, while I'm starting seeds in our guest bathroom. Since the guest bathroom is on the northeast side of the h...
by heddylamar
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed, Beetle
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Godspeed, Beetle

I'm so sorry, piedmont.
by heddylamar
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Lovely photos, Blob! :D Just got back from the ortho. If all goes well, I'm looking at a minimum of 8 weeks out of the saddle. We'll have a better idea after I get an MRI next week. The soft tissue injury is major, and extensive :| I can't even lunge, since I'm supposed to stay off my feet entirely.
by heddylamar
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: position and different horses
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: position and different horses

I sit and ride differently on both of my mares and mom's geldings. I too use the same saddle on both mares (it really does work, per the fitter). On Maia I ride with a long (for me) leg. Teensy Anzia gets a more compact leg. I think I sit the same otherwise — a bit on my pockets, a bit vertical. I u...
by heddylamar
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Oh Laddie. I'm so sorry Mountaineer. That just sucks. If anyone wants to catch ride a normally sensible, occasionally completely hair-brained redheaded mare, well, I'm on the IR for a bit. Maia spooked, I was stupidly riding on the buckle ... we eventually separated ways with her planting feet on bo...
by heddylamar
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 282
Views: 8257

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

This has been such a wet winter. I am really hoping that the arena or fields or trails or anything will dry out enough we can ride regularly again. Everything is mud ... and Maia is not a happy camper with all the vacation time. She's taking her extra energy out on all the oldsters, and my barn owne...
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- she's gone
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- she's gone

I’m so sorry, Ryeissa.
by heddylamar
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 271
Views: 12657

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Oh god. The mud. I rode today for the first time in a week. Even though our arena is on top of a rise, and everything slopes away, it was still a gigantic soggy mess. We walked ... and bucked ... and eventually did some nice turns on the haunches. This is the only time of the year I wish for a cover...
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So, how's the vaccination schedule going in your state?
Replies: 36
Views: 2571

Re: So, how's the vaccination schedule going in your state?

Friends in medical fields have been vaccinated at least once ... not sure anyone local has gotten two. Or, at least, not that I know about. DH is essential personnel, so he should getting vaccinated in phase 2. He works from home as much as possible ... but he's still onsite for several hours a day....
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Just need some cyber hugs
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

Re: Just need some cyber hugs

I am so sorry, Sue B. Sending you lots of hugs.
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Oldster's unloading getting worse
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Oldster's unloading getting worse

texsuze wrote:I'm hoping that the above techniques would not cause my oldster to begin to hesitate/question loading calmly


Try it on the ground first with lots of praise, that way it's clear nothing's wrong when you move to the trailer.
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Oldster's unloading getting worse
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Oldster's unloading getting worse

We had an unloading accident with my old eventer ages ago — unloading on the side of the road, black ice, blowing backwards, traffic, etc. Since then, all of mom's and my horses have been trained to just stand, even with the butt bar down, until we ask them to move. To get there, load partway, stop,...
by heddylamar
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Vehicle Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1449

Re: Another Vehicle Thread

Second (third?) Hyundai and Kia. Prices are good for both around here, even new.
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Vehicle Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1449

Re: Another Vehicle Thread

I'd check Hyundai SUVs.
by heddylamar
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 271
Views: 12657

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Bad, bad, Laddie!! I hope you're not too bashed up.
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Helpful" neighbor.
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: "Helpful" neighbor.

Oy. You are so right to be annoyed. She just took it on herself to feed strange animals when she obviously has your cell number and could have asked first? Who does that?

I'd respond "thanks so much for thinking of my horses, but please, please, check with me first next time."
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Subaru Outback
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Subaru Outback

Head gaskets were a problem from the mid-90s through mid-2000s. All the Subarus my parents owned after that were fine. The original Scooby turbo charged horizontal boxer engine was a mess. Subaru used it in the turbo Foresters of that age too. Lots of blown head gaskets, overheating, clutch problems...
by heddylamar
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Buying a used trailer--What to check/look for?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Buying a used trailer--What to check/look for?

In addition to the physical structure, you will also need to check that all electrical (lights, signals) and the brakes work. You should be able to make the sale contingent on inspection. Around here, with loads of boat trailers and RVs too, we have a bunch of trailer repair facilities. The company ...
by heddylamar
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Subaru Outback
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Subaru Outback

The mileage improvements are pretty great in the newer Outbacks. I had an early WRX, and, yeah, even driving like a granny my mileage was only around 21-24 mpg. The ground clearance was useless for anything over 5" snow :lol: But it hugged the ground through turns no matter road conditions, and...
by heddylamar
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Subaru Outback
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Subaru Outback

I have driven my dad's (now mom's) 2017 Outback a lot. Pretty sure I'm responsible for about 30k miles. Visibility is better IMO in the Forester than the Outback. That's not a huge problem because the new Outback has cameras/sensors [does it use cameras or radar?], and incessantly alerts you to anyt...
by heddylamar
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Pivo self video--anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 4256

Re: Pivo self video--anyone?

I put mine on a upright in the middle of the arena ... or on the seat of one of the plastic lawn chairs in the corner when it's stupid windy, so 80% or rides since I got it? :lol: Our arena is on top of a hill ... even with the back of the chair sheltering it, the pivo gets pushed around in the wind.
by heddylamar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Paying for a car
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Paying for a car

I wouldn't replace the car now because it doesn't sound like you need to (all my Toyotas got well over 200k, one had over 300k). Instead, start saving for a new car by putting a hefty car payment into savings each month. By the time you actually need to replace the car, you'll have a decent down pay...
by heddylamar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 8899

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

The PRE is really a handsome mover. I'd go look at him for a dressage horse.

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