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by Tuddy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Putting weight on a skinny pony
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Putting weight on a skinny pony

I think I would try increase his grain a bit at a time. One quart of grain is not a lot. Do you think he may need probiotics? To aid digestion. Beat me to it lol! Also, if you can find a liver and kidney flush type product - I use Omega Alpha products. A course of that to give his liver and kidneys...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch

I had thought that by properly closing the bin door would fix the problem..... Nooooooo, my persistent horse still banged on that door as a little grain would still pour out when he did. So, they all got locked up again. As you know, I have four horses in total... after I opened the yard gate, 2 of ...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 231

Re: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?

I second the Carhartt jacket. I do live in -40, but I also have a light coat for non -40 days. Boots - I like the Mountain Horse winter paddock boot. Gloves - I was at Cabella's and found mitts that were a nice leather on the outside and then Thinsulate on the inside. The best part about them, was t...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 23
Views: 343

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Welcome back everyone!
by Tuddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 276

Re: She's on the Way!

YAY!
by Tuddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Zeus is being started
Replies: 21
Views: 3857

Re: Zeus is being started

Very handsome!
by Tuddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Nice! Looking forward to hearing more of his journey!
by Tuddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch

So, Yonka managed to get the bottom pin out of the bin door, which I don't think was properly closed to begin with. My husband properly fixed and closed the door, and when I let them out of the barnyard this morning.... I had one very offended #blondebastard to say the least. :lol: :lol:
by Tuddy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch

This turned into my nightmare.... literally....

I have been up since 230 this morning because of all the banging.... "Mortimer" and his buddies are now locked up in the barn yard until I can fix the door of the grain bin.

My life is never ending chaos! :)
by Tuddy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch
Replies: 10
Views: 167

My Horse's Favorite Author is Robert Munch

I was laying in bed, reading my book... I heard a bunch of clanging and and banging outside my bedroom window, I open said window to hear it better, and yup, something was banging on metal out in the pasture... the livestock owner in me got up - found some pants - and went investigating... and this ...
by Tuddy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 33
Views: 513

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I think I need to purchase one of these.....
by Tuddy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Xanthoria wrote:The Polish spelling is “Gołąbki“ and that “L” with a line thru it is a “w” sound. My Polish boyfriend from forever ago pronounced it “GuWOMP-ke” but that’s all I’ve got!


Ah, I am thinking my mother in law didn't realize that the L should sound like a w... fun fact I will tell my husband tonight.
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Cabbage Rolls

*Just adding this here in case people didn't see it in the Observation Lounge* Pretty much followed the recipe but these were the changes I made as per some suggestions here and from other friends and family. I did not precook the rice or meat. My tomato base is actually one can of diced tomatoes an...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Chisamba wrote:I had my doctor's visit this week, I am happy to say all my health numbers have improved. Also, as much as I dislike clothing shopping , I have to refit the wardrobe, at least this time it's for smaller sizes.


YAY!!!!!!
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Slow Cooker Chili
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Slow Cooker Chili

Kelo wrote:I used this recipe this past (cold, wet) weekend -- it WAS delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing it!!!!!!


Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! Oh, this made my day! :)
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Cabbage Rolls

Okay everyone! Here they are! As I was rolling them, thinking to myself what the hell have I gotten myself into.... :lol: C Rolls 1.jpg The finished product... I had to run the vultures off them so I could take a picture of them before they were all gone... ;) C Rolls 2.jpg Pretty much followed the ...
by Tuddy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

You need a Canadian... ;)
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Cabbage Rolls

We also put a bag of drained/rinsed sauerkraut on top or between the layers inthe pan. .....I don't think salsa would give you the authentic Ukrainian taste. Ah, that would be a good way to instant sour the cabbage... I will buy a jar and layer it. I was just going to add the salsa for heat/kick (i...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Cabbage Rolls

http://www.claudiascookbook.com/2010/10/18/cabbage-rolls/ It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend - I am going to attempt to make these. If successful, I think I will be wife of the year. I am actually going to tweak it by adding canned tomatoes (actually debating adding a jar of salsa to tell you ...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cabbage Rolls
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Cabbage Rolls

http://www.claudiascookbook.com/2010/10/18/cabbage-rolls/ It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend - I am going to attempt to make these. If successful, I think I will be wife of the year. I am actually going to tweak it by adding canned tomatoes (actually debating adding a jar of salsa to tell you ...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Coffee date with my riding coach (yes, I said it... 8-) ) went very well on Friday. Zipped out to her place on Sunday to watch a clinic she was hosting and visit a bit more. We had some life stuff we had to discuss and cry over before we talked horses - we've known each other for 25 years, and the l...
by Tuddy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

can you sit comfortably, Sue B. if you sit in a chair, and sit up straight, and put your right hand on your right knee, now push down with your right hand, but lift your knee, so you are offering your own resistance leg lift, make sure you feel your abdominal muscles engage. My mother is a senior, ...
by Tuddy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Thanks Chisamba! Flu bug gone... arm getting ultrasounded on the 24th. Yeesh. Now that winter showed up here, I have to actually wear pants. Boo to that! I want my summer dresses forever.... on a positive note though, said pants are sure sliding on a heck of a lot easier than when I put them away la...
by Tuddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

.... I had my very first riding instructor, (who I loved but had to quit lessons with because of logistics and me being in school), has a spot open for me if I ever wanted, to come and hang out and take lessons with her. I told her we would chat later this fall. She has Canadians and while she pred...
by Tuddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Howdy friends!

Guess who caught a flu bug! BLAH! And may have tendonitis in her arm! :(

Doc appointment on Monday to check out my arm though, I can barely type, yet, had no issues doing all my moves and exercises at the pole studio on Wednesday for class - weird.

Have a great weekend!
by Tuddy
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************
Replies: 19
Views: 290

Re: 2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?

oh me please! I had fun the last time I did it!
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I don't have issues with nosebands, I just don't like seeing the mouth being closed shut.

Maybe I don't understand what a flash does, but it just isn't my cup of tea. I want my horse to be able chew and yawn if that is what it needs.
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

My first horse was a mare, and I would love to have another mare. I love my geldings, but they can be little boys sometimes and it drives me nuts.
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 21
Views: 494

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Lots of good vibes to you and well wishes to your daughter!
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

StraightForward wrote:These kinds of things can be needed to move forward. Now I need to sell my hoop tree saddle because I don't have the kind of wide load that can wear one.


I don't need a saddle, I don't need a saddle, I just sold my saddle, but I do have those wide horses, no no I don't need a saddle.... lol!!!
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 27
Views: 510

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I liked this article...

But every rider, except the ones riding in a double bride, all had their horses mouths strapped shut.

Just sends me.

That's it, carry on.
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

:) he's 7/8 ayrab..... just colorful. The paint I had was a mare, and I had her bred to a nice Arab stallion, hoping to get color.... solid chestnut. :shock: When the foal hit the ground, I told it to get back in there and come out with some color! I had actually bought that saddle for that chestnu...
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Rye! What a handsome fella! My very first horse was a Paint. And yes, I think he would look quite smart under a western saddle.
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First “Trail Ride”
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: First “Trail Ride”

Beautiful!!!!
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

I pulled on a pair of jeans today without having to struggle to do them up. It was amazing.
by Tuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 17
Views: 378

I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Welp, I did it. I've been struggling with it for a while. Does it mean I will quit riding dressage? Well, that's a nope from me. But dressage is about the journey and the training, and not the tack. With these big shouldered Canadians of mine, I found a western saddle this spring that works well for...
by Tuddy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5675

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Yay Rosie!
Mountaineer - what a gorgeous horse!

No update, just being a hobo. Horses are not happy that their pastures are turning sparse.
by Tuddy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Competed in a 5 miler this morning -- 10th out of 148 in my age/gender group :D I just need to continue to build on the current streak and add in more early morning miles this month before a half in October. NICE!!!! I had family from out of town this weekend, and all we did was eat lol, but it was...
by Tuddy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5675

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I have no update but just want to wish Rosie GOOD LUCK!
by Tuddy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

How we doing friends?! I am feeling 1000 percent better after last week's illness. I haven't been to the gym, but I have been running/walking everyday at home. Diet is back on track and I feel great!

Hope everyone is doing well!
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: issue with forward facing trailer?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: issue with forward facing trailer?

Is there a way she can stand backwards while travelling in your new trailer? Do you keep her tied with quick release snaps in the trailer?
by Tuddy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

I'm not trying to convert anyone, just hoping to be helpful No, this is great! Thanks for all the help! I actually only use Gatorade/PowerAde stuff when I feel I need the electrolytes. As funny as this sounds, a lot of that stuff has way too much citric acid in it for me, and that really bothers me...
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 22
Views: 562

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

Don't forget our friend Mike Matson and his fiancé Barbara only lives 10 minutes away. Ha, that guy makes me laugh, I am friends with him on Facebook and he took a picture that I had of Tuddy and I on there and made a meme of us and then reposted it. Made me chuckle. Anywho, carry on! Have fun!
by Tuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Tuddy, I recommend vitamins and electrolytes to stop headaches when changing nutrition Yes, Gatorade and upping my vitamins for sure. And Probiotics. Gotta keep the tummy happy or the brain isn't happy. Oh, the things I have learned from having anxiety! I feel much better today, had a really good s...
by Tuddy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

I am suffering from horrible headaches. I think it is sugar withdrawal... just get over the headache, and then eat something with a fast release sugar in it, boom, another headache. I ate a banana today. I think my brain is coming out of my head. But, I made all five days at the gym last week, did n...
by Tuddy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5675

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I have been invited to attend another clinic this fall, but I don't know the clinician that well, so I am going to audit. But.... the trainer I had Yonka at this spring is hosting another fall clinic so we may load up and go. As for other goals, just being with my horses. Winter is coming and I need...
by Tuddy
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 60
Views: 973

Re: Accountability

Well, I have hit the gym every day this week. 3 days of lifting, 2 days of cardio and stretching. I feel sore, but the muscle memory is starting to come back. Upped the water intake and added more good food to my diet and I lost 2 pounds in these past 5 days. Flushing out the water retention. I've n...
by Tuddy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 10238

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Schools out for Summer! (well for my 2 legged kid that is). Now that the horses have been cleared of whatever virus they had, back to work they go. Lunging starts this week and both Tuddy and Yonka are booked into horsemanship/riding clinics in August. Time to prep for that. That was my goal at the...

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