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by Tuddy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I just checked my current weather - it is -30°F. When you add the wind chill factor, it is -51°F. But, the weather is going to smarten up because all the horses were acting like feral a**holes last night at feeding time. Running and bucking and snorting. My daughters old QH thought he should run by ...
by Tuddy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Where to recycle large plastic bedding bags?

If you are in a farming community, try the places where people buy bulk fertilizer and pesticide and weed control spray for their crops. Those places usually have a huge plastic recycling program where the plastic tubs the spray comes in can be safely washed out and recycled.
by Tuddy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Barre classes
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Barre classes

Literally - just after I posted this, my work place sent out an email to staff that the health and wellness department is now offering free barre classes. So I signed up!
by Tuddy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

I'm sorry about your shoulder! Happy birthday....! thanks for the update Thanks! The thing about my shoulder is that I need to get back to the gym to strengthen it, which will help tremendously. So back to yoga on Thursday, and I have my pole class tonight. I have packed my gym bag, and have restoc...
by Tuddy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I am getting no where with riding this month. I rode once last month and then it turned into the arctic out here on the prairies. In fact, I think the arctic is warmer than my place right now. We have been under an "Extreme Cold Warning" for the past couple of weeks, with last week dipping...
by Tuddy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

how is everyone doing? Horrible, but thanks for asking! Ha ha! I was in such a funk after Christmas, and my shoulder still hurts, but I am slowly, so slowly, getting back to my routine. Last week was my birthday week and my work family absolutely spoiled me...which in turn mixed me and my body all ...
by Tuddy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Barre classes
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Barre classes

My pole fitness studio offers these classes. I have taken a couple, and they are super fun!
by Tuddy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Ryeissa wrote:-50F windchill.
Send help. And carrots.


Oh gawd, sorry to hear! We are currently on a break in the weather ... for now, cold snap coming back on Monday.

STAY WARM!
by Tuddy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Re: Gnarly feet

Can a podiatrist shave off or buff the calluses? One thing you can do, is call your local medical clinic and see if they can give you the name of a clinic where people with diabetes go to get their feet done. I work with a girl that lives with another girl who does this, she actually is part of our...
by Tuddy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: It’s 14 below zero

Heat wave! It’s a tropical 3 ABOVE zero. The horses have been inside for 3 days. They will go out today. I haven’t seen Miss A in over a week. Rachel will ride her tonight to get the sillies out before my lesson tomorrow. Same here! It is currently 19°F right now ---- but we will be back to highs o...
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Ryeissa wrote:I hope to be back riding soon, forty below F windchill and snow. Otherwise things previously have been going well.


That is what we are dealing with too.... yesterday was wind, today is -43. Even though, I would rather have the cold, than that wind, man that was unbearable!
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gnarly feet
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Re: Gnarly feet

PaulaO wrote:Bag Balm and socks at night.



This ^^^^

I suffer from this as well, I have been using the O'Keefe's brand of foot cream, and socks at night. It has help tremendously!
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Starting off 2019 slow but this is what I have jotted down so far: * I am hoping to start lessons this month, just waiting to hear back from my coach as to what days/times are available. * I have a saddle fitter coming out to my place on Sunday to do tracings of both Yonka and Tuddy so that I can t...
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: It’s 14 below zero

We are under an extreme cold warning. -41 degrees with the windchill. I am over winter. Over it! RRRR! On another note - my hairy Canadians are shedding.... is this a sign of spring?
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Crockpot Lasagna
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Crockpot Lasagna

No no no no no. The Italian in me refuses to even picture anything called "crockpot lasagna". Just call it Italian Mash or something. I also refuse to eat pizza with pineapple. That is just plain wrong. I love pineapple on my pizza! Lol! But upon discussion with my daughter, we have come ...
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Crockpot Lasagna
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Crockpot Lasagna

It turned out fine! The only thing I will change next time, is the noodles. The gluten free noodles I used were flat, and lasagna noodles need to be wavy! Lol! I will used gluten free penne noodles, and just lay them flat per layer.
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Crockpot Lasagna
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Crockpot Lasagna

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56239/crock-pot-lasagna-recipe I am attempting this... but I altered it a bit. I used gluten free noodles, a bag of italiano cheese instead of straight mozzarella, upped the Italian seasoning and probably used 1.5 lbs of ground beef. Instead of tr...
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Crockpot Lasagna
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Crockpot Lasagna

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56239/crock-pot-lasagna-recipe I am attempting this... but I altered it a bit. I used gluten free noodles, a bag of italiano cheese instead of straight mozzarella, upped the Italian seasoning and probably used 1.5 lbs of ground beef. Instead of tr...
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?

Personally, I never like making meat from raw in the slow cooker. I feel it just boils it. If I do stews, chilis, I always brown the meat first. I am not a fan of soups in the slow cooker at all. If I am making pulled/shredded beef or pork, then you aren't using enough liquid to boil it, so I works ...
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

blob wrote:Tuddy, would love to hear about your fitter experience, I'm about to do the same!


I'll take pictures! :)
by Tuddy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 864

Re: So what are you reading?

PaulaO wrote:"Doc" by Mary Doria Russell, a fiction biography of Doc Holliday.


Oh, I am going to have to look into this one.
by Tuddy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 162
Views: 3971

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Starting off 2019 slow but this is what I have jotted down so far: * I am hoping to start lessons this month, just waiting to hear back from my coach as to what days/times are available. * I have a saddle fitter coming out to my place on Sunday to do tracings of both Yonka and Tuddy so that I can ta...
by Tuddy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 864

Re: So what are you reading?

I am currently reading "Eagle in Exile" by Alan Smale. Fiction, but it is book 2 of a trilogy. It is set in AD 1218, and is about a Roman Praetor who is captured by North American Indians. Pretty good so far. :)
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

https://www.instagram.com/p/Br8m_T0AxuA/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=6ifsq0ecezkh Pardon my language in some of the text in the link... but I had a little motivation to hit the gym the other day lol!! We had our last holiday get together last night and I couldn't even look at all the food p...
by Tuddy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 2273

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

I got a very beautiful, merino wool scarf... all the way from New Zealand! 8-) Thank you very much!
by Tuddy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

Now that the Christmas binge at the feed trough is over at my house, I can get back to my routine. I started the day off with oatmeal, because if I have to look at one more cabbage roll or mashed potato, I may just explode.
by Tuddy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A Lesson on Valegro
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: A Lesson on Valegro

So special. What a memory was made that day!
by Tuddy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Working Equitation

Working equitation is great for the dressage horse. Your horse has to be on the aids, it helps with straightness, lateral work, bending, all that good stuff. I find it a nice change, mentally, for both horse and rider as, (I find), with dressage, you work on a movement to achieve a certain feel, a c...
by Tuddy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Year In Review

Well folks, 2018 is nearly in the books! How was your year?! My equine year was amazing. Except for the 2 month battle with the boogers that hopefully never, ever make an appearance again! 2018 was the year that I got back in the saddle. I had taken time off from (serious) riding to refocus and regr...
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: **********2018 holiday/Christmas/Kwanza etc card exchange

I am starting to get my cards! Thanks to those who sent, mine are hitting the mail this week - time flew away on me! Better late than never!
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!

Merry Christmas and all the Best in the New Year!
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

I thought I would be smart one day and ride my daughters old Quarter horse back to the barn from the pasture. No halter, no bridle, no helmet, just bareback. He is an old soul, what could possibly go wrong? Yeah, I landed on the ground, thinking I was really in trouble because my vision was blurry -...
by Tuddy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where did the wild things go?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Where did the wild things go?

Wow, I felt all the feels reading this. My horses are my therapy, not my entertainment. That year and a half I didn't ride Tuddy, I snuffled his mane and stuffed him with treats and just hung out. That is were the bonding happened.
by Tuddy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A missed Kodak moment
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: A missed Kodak moment

That would have been excellent to see!
by Tuddy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Warm slippers
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Warm slippers

If you purchase the Manitobah's, and your foot size is a half size like me, go the size lower. I wear a 6.5 and I bought a 6. The lining packs down and the leather stretches.
by Tuddy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Warm slippers
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Warm slippers

These - I have a pair of these at work, and I go barefoot in them everywhere. My office is a billion degrees below zero. https://www.manitobah.ca/collections/mukluks/products/keewatin-mukluk Then, I wear these in the winter as my winter boots. And yes, I have chored in them. I try not too as I don't...
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1000

Re: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)

Wow! Good for them for owning it! Onward and upward for your guy!
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

a friend gave me a bag of winter breeches that are too small for her. they fit and i am so grateful, but... the full seats really are not very flexible or forgiving!!! I went to the doctor for my check up and i have lost 65 pounds, i hate to admit it, because that tells how really fat i was, but it...
by Tuddy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 131
Views: 4723

Re: Accountability

I'm starting lessons in the new year... I'll post about that in a different thread.. but my breeches and I had a "discussion" today, which ended in me telling them, "Ya, well, I don't need you anyways because I'll be wearing snow pants in the saddle because winter!!!" And I threw...
by Tuddy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Hamburger Soup
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Hamburger Soup

And you don't need the veggie broth, I just add it for kicks and giggles.
by Tuddy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Hamburger Soup
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Hamburger Soup

Hey no worries! This is the concentrated stuff I use that I mix with water: knorrbeefsoupbase.jpg If you are using the boxes, I am assuming you are using this type of box (not necessarily this brand), if so I would use 2 and then top up with water: Regular-Beef-Broth.png If you are using cubes, like...
by Tuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1414

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Thanks for sharing these!
by Tuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

We do have some small generators for sure, thankfully, haven't had to use them yet. Knock on wood lol!

All systems seem to be up and running, and now it is snowing out and the temps are dropping too. Ah well, only 4 more months!
by Tuddy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Now I need to brag... Tuddy's picture made it onto the CBC's social media. Haha! Made my day!

https://www.facebook.com/258365406781/p ... 140906782/
by Tuddy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126581

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Wine. Power outages make me stressed. Wine it is.
by Tuddy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Thanks everyone! Well, this hear frost, has been causing havoc. Power went out at work at 9 am this morning... well... not just my work, pretty much a good chunk of my province. https://www.cjme.com/2018/12/04/widespread-power-outages-affecting-south-sask/ My power at home came back on at 1 PM, only...
by Tuddy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 709
Views: 126581

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I made a beef stew in the crockpot last night for today's lunches - yeah, I had a bowl for breakfast!
by Tuddy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Some images from the past few days. It has been foggy, foggy, foggy, so the hoar frost has been getting heavier and heavier. How I still have power is beyond me as the power lines are sagging under all the frost. Anyways, enjoy!

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