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by Tuddy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

What a great story! Welcome Stonewell! You will have a great home! :)
by Tuddy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

This is beautiful Abby - please keep us posted. :)
by Tuddy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Walter Zettl

His association with the Parellis happened later in his life. I choose to ignore that aspect (and hope that some of his genuine wisdom rubbed off on them in some small way). The scope & depth of his work with horses far exceeds the literal "blip" he spent in the Parelli sphere. This i...
by Tuddy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

I would price Trevor at $15000, he is only five years old. Just a baby. The only thing I would worry about is his feet, hopefully, they get some size to them. And, as with most sales ads, the seller generally prices the horse a little higher than its worth, so that negotiations get them the price th...
by Tuddy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I have no riding update since Yonka and Tuddy are still getting over those damn snotty noses. I gave them both 20cc of Excede yesterday and will dose again on Thursday. Hopefully, that is the end of it. I want to get back in the saddle! DJR - your daughter is quite special! Chisamba - I hope you fin...
by Tuddy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Metalab bits?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Metalab bits?

I have, I found they discolored quite a bit over time.
by Tuddy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Boogers
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Boogers

I am going to pick up a bottle of Exceed tomorrow as per my vet. Now Tuddy has the same green snot that Yonka has. Fun. Fun. Fun.
by Tuddy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: More leg? Not really...No

Sorry. I didn't mean to offend.
by Tuddy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jimmy Williams
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Jimmy Williams

I read this this morning. Wow. :(
by Tuddy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Boogers
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Boogers

Yonka caught himself some boogers while he was at the trainers in March. It has been lingering. When the vet came out to do coggins tests, he looked at the discharge, listened to his lungs and pretty much said it was viral, and had to run its course. He did recommend 5 days of uniprim to see if the ...
by Tuddy
Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Well, I had a weekend of lessons booked with Yonka and his trainer but a snotty nose and wood ticks are keeping us home. :( Yonka got himself a cold while at the trainers, and this weather is not helping it clear up. Vet was out yesterday to do Coggins bloodwork on both Yonka and Tuddy, and prescrib...
by Tuddy
Mon May 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I've tried off and on for 10 years to put in "more miles" to no avail - and he's 14 now. I can relate, Tuddy will be 11 this year, and I got him as a started 3 year old. I honestly don't know what to do anymore with him. :( As for Yonka, who will be 7 here shortly, I thinking waiting on h...
by Tuddy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

When he started high-blowing and sucking waaaaaaay back behind the bit, I did a quick dismount and led him the rest of the way back, high-blowing, bouncing into me, spooking at every little noise (deer in the bushes), etc. It's like they just "check out", and those type of antics scare th...
by Tuddy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Worked with Yonka on Sunday. After a whole month off to the day, he figured he should still be on holidays. I really can't blame him as he is used to the routine of only having to work when we leave the farm. When he is at home he thinks he is a pasture ornament. I could tell he was going to be a bi...
by Tuddy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Worked with Yonka on Sunday. After a whole month off to the day, he figured he should still be on holidays. I really can't blame him as he is used to the routine of only having to work when we leave the farm. When he is at home he thinks he is a pasture ornament. I could tell he was going to be a bi...
by Tuddy
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Slow Cooker Chili
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Slow Cooker Chili

I made this for my co-workers today. They all told me it was fantastic. Slow Cooker Chili Ingredients: 1.5 to 2 lbs of lean ground beef 1/3 c of diced onion OR 1 tbsp of dehydrated onion flakes 3 stalks of celery diced 1 tbsp of dehydrated/freeze dried garlic 2 (16 oz) jars of Herdez Medium salsa (o...
by Tuddy
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Cooker Chili
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Slow Cooker Chili

I made this for my co-workers today. They all told me it was fantastic. Slow Cooker Chili Ingredients: 1.5 to 2 lbs of lean ground beef 1/3 c of diced onion OR 1 tbsp of dehydrated onion flakes 3 stalks of celery diced 1 tbsp of dehydrated/freeze dried garlic 2 (16 oz) jars of Herdez Medium salsa (o...
by Tuddy
Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Oooh! Can I start this one!? Now that my overtime at work is coming to an end, it's day light longer and perpetual winter seems to be over.... I can get back at it. Goals.... 1. Phone the vet/dentist - I need coggins, vaccines and teeth done. 2. Finish paying off new saddle and get back on Yonka. 3....
by Tuddy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anyone try this bit verbindend snaffle?
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Anyone try this bit verbindend snaffle?

Thanks SF. I like the look of the Myler with a mild curve to it. I will probably try that one first to see how he responds. I'm not sure what IIRC means? ok- I just ordered it. I'll see how my little gorilla responds. :) I use a Myler Level 1 on my leaner. I am going to try it on Yonka as well as h...
by Tuddy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

how it going now? He's so funny. I love that pic Haha, yeah, he is quite the funny kid that one. Honestly, I brought home and he has been on spring break. I have had 2 days off from work since March 26th so he hasn't had any riding since I brought him home. He's been handled, for sure, but no ridin...
by Tuddy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic this weekend....
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Clinic this weekend....

I also felt like he alluded to a lot of things, but then didn't explain them ..... .... who seemed to think he was the second coming of the messiah and that always irks me a little. Sounds like my lesson (which I walked out of) with Eddo Hoekstra, and the other participants thought I was a nut case...
by Tuddy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My pants fit
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: My pants fit

Happy dance! :)
by Tuddy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 2278

Re: Various Training Topics

I have heavy hands and when I was riding Yonka just recently, I found he was "cheating my corners" as I called it. I would try to push him over to the rail with my hands instead of using my leg. I found my inside hand would cross over his mane and, obviously, it didn't work out well for me...
by Tuddy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rules and they way the mind thinks
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Rules and they way the mind thinks

Dressage has been around for ages. It is a beautiful, majestic form of artwork when you see horse and rider working in harmony and creating lightness and flow. The journey there is one hell of a ride, this I think we can all agree on. "Classical texts and rules also say ride with heels lower, d...
by Tuddy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Yes, he can be a little brat some days, but that is one of the reasons I love him :) I had put in my update that I was ordering a custom saddle.... well, I didn't need to. :) There is a boarder at the trainers who used to own a Canadian like my Yonka. Fitting these wide beasts can be quite the proce...
by Tuddy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed

All off what Tsavo and heddylamar said. :) If you can, and if there is an opportunity in your area, see if you can find someone who does obstacle days. I did a couple with Yonka and it is so much fun. Going over bridges, through noodles, pushing barrels, etc. It makes them brave and they really need...
by Tuddy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Those 2 months flew by pretty fast. But, I have a solid citizen with a working brain back home in my barn yard. :) He can walk and trot, somewhat canter, but we never asked for much as he was only starting to offer it the last couple weeks he was there. He has some lateral movement, leg yield and si...
by Tuddy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 1239

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

That.is.gorgeous. (Since I am a cowgirl at heart, the turquoise really stands out to me.)
by Tuddy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Had a lesson last week... hopefully you can open the link... it wasn't pretty but we are getting somewhere. :D https://www.instagram.com/p/BgSQxzbhQEX/ I tried to get his right lead, but it was too unbalanced and it was like trying to ride a tornado. We will leave that for another time when he is mo...
by Tuddy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Praises for an Equine Dentist
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Praises for an Equine Dentist

I used to use a vet for dental work, this past weekend, I had a dentist come out instead and wow, what a difference. I was very impressed.
by Tuddy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dry Mane and Tail
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Dry Mane and Tail

Ecolicious products are great. I used them on myself too. But, as stated, before, quality hair growth comes from the inside, and you seem to know what you need to put in your horse's diet to help her mane and tail. Good Luck! :)
by Tuddy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy
Replies: 158
Views: 24457

Re: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Yes, I know, I should have had a helmet on. And I very, very rarely ride without one because of my accident, (I still say it is what saved me that day). But... someone else was wearing it. :) Maddie2.jpg Kid takes priority over mom. We never seem to ride at the sa...
by Tuddy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy
Replies: 158
Views: 24457

Re: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy

On August 14, 2016, my big, beautiful heart horse taught me the biggest life lesson of all. Cost me some physical pain, and a lot of mental turmoil. I haven't been on that Tuddy horse of mine since that day. (If you are wondering what happened, just go one page back and the story is there). The past...
by Tuddy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Hey everyone! Not much of an update for you, but we have been riding. AND.ITS.BEEN.GREAT! His month of training is up on March 6, but I decided to invest in another month. He is just starting to grasp the idea of work, and I just want to continue to build on it. Now that he is getting more fit thoug...
by Tuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPE on a Young Horse-- WWYD?
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: PPE on a Young Horse-- WWYD?

In my experience, do everything that you possibly can afford to do. Doesn't matter if it is a baby or a mature horse. It is money well spent and a potential money saver down the road.
by Tuddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 9921

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Having found the right trainer has done wonders for my motivation. I feel that I can actually get through the winter with progress. I have been working out at home 5 times a week since January 1. I can feel the difference in my strength and noticed the other day that I can now dismount properly ins...
by Tuddy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Oh hello! :) Well, my little monkey has had a week at the trainer's and was eased into it. The trainer also hosted a Horsemanship Clinic so Yonka and I joined the adventure. We had a great time. Yonka is starting to figure what his job is. He was a litte sassy at times, and did give me one little bu...
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Got my little guy to the trainer on Sunday. Spoke with the trainer and told him our back ground and now we wait and see how it goes from there. Trainer is hosting a horsemanship clinic Saturday and Sunday and I am hoping to be a part of it. I'll find out Thursday. The highs for the weekend (temperat...
by Tuddy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Gulp... Time to start a new thread. It's been a while. Last time I put a horse into training, I got bucked off, hard, but I ended up landing in a big dose of reality. I haven't done much riding at all since that day, but the riding I have done was on my little #blondebastard, Yonka. He is a register...
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Veggies and Vermicelli noodles - Soup
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Veggies and Vermicelli noodles - Soup

Link to my Instagram of what I winged up to note

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdyKrhZHjaP/
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Veggies and Vermicelli noodles - Soup
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Veggies and Vermicelli noodles - Soup

Link to my Instagram of what I winged up to note

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdyKrhZHjaP/
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4408

Re: Bronc Dressage

With the new post I have reread part of the thread. I wonder why there is so much focus about the bucking strap, when there is a TON of equipment various disciplines use on their horses that can could arguably cause pain or discomfort, and are generally worn for much longer periods of time. I've be...
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

This is absolutely amazing. I have eaten so much popcorn, I have a stomach ache.
by Tuddy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: Trucks! Need help/opinions on tow vehicles

I have a 2004 Dodge 2500. Cummins engine. You will never beat a Cummins.

I have been in a 2017 Chev Silverado with the Dirtymax, er, Duramax diesel, and if I could take that cab and put it over a Cummins engine, my life would be complete.
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Also, calling something "woo woo" is sort of inflammatory isn't it? Call it alternative. Call it Eastern Medicine. Agree... just because you might think it is airey fairy, that doesn't mean you can't respect it for what it is. You may not agree with it, but name-calling it shows lack of c...
by Tuddy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Wasn't there a study that found that ninety percent of warm blood foals had coffin bone fracture. This means that they start out with an unsoundness before they are even ridden. I think the study found sixty fractures in twenty foals. Young horses are just not supposed to. Move extravagantly. Gosh,...
by Tuddy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 9921

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Goals for me.... I always have good intentions, but never seem to be able to follow through. The past couple of weeks have been so cold that all I do is chores, chores, chores. It was -45 to -48 °C with the wind chill there for a bit, and this nice break, and by break I mean -23°C with the wind chil...
by Tuddy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 9921

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

It's -25C again here today, and tomorrow will be as cold or colder (that's not factoring in windchill). I moved Jet and my daughter's pony to an indoor a month ago and we've only been able to ride ONCE. I cannot justify paying board and not riding, and now I have other issues arising (non-horse rel...
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Commercial horse
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Commercial horse

https://www.canadreamfarm.com/swallowfield-eno-kelbeck

You want something drafty and athletic... get yourself a cheval Canadien

(I am kind of biased as I own three of them lol)
by Tuddy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Tomato Cheese Cauliflower Soup

kande50 wrote:Don't know why this ended up here? I was able to delete the duplicate in Recipes, but not this one.


If you post in the Recipe forum, it automatically posts it here too.

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