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by musical comedy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10909

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I like that you and a couple others have a thread dedicated to your horse. It's nice to be able to follow the progress. I wish they would do that on the training forum. I've suggested it, but nobody was interested. Junior's got a great shape. Any idea what she meant by this? I think I know, but I'm ...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

There is no evidence that acupuncture works AS ADVERTISED. There is plenty of evidence that acupuncture works VIA PLACEBO. Mayo says acupuncture works because there is evidence placebo works. Nobody can doubt placebo can work for some things. Placebo is real and evidence-based. Actually that is bas...
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

Went to the Catago site. Their quarter sheet and cooler blanket are similar to the Thermatex. Maybe Moutaineer should see them. My quarter sheet was purchased years ago from somebody on either UDBB or COTH that custom made them. It is thick polar fleece two sided reversible. It's not floppy; it's un...
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

OP, you don't sound like someone that's trying to enlighten the world on science. You sound like someone on a soapbox in a park. Well so what? I don't understand what appears to be animosity against someone that wants to post an opinion on a product, procedure, training method or anything else havi...
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Fatcat, I just designed my own fantasy one on the Thermatex UK website. I thought red with two shades of contrasting green piping would be rather nice on a black horse. Ouch. Nearly 200 pounds in his size. However, the Weatherbeeta thermic quilt looks like a promisingly similar and much cheaper kno...
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Also, I don't know if this happens to all horses, but my heavy muscled old guy used to get a second sweat. He was clipped too. If I blanketed him too soon after riding, he would be sweating under the blanket.
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I have two of those ceiling infra-red lights and it still takes forever to dry a wet horse after a bath in the Summer. What they are good for is keeping horse and me warm while grooming or tacking up.
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

There's a Rambo Dry Rug that is like a towel material and there is a Centaur Turbo Dry. I can not find any product called a Rambo Turbo Dry. :?: Comments about the Rambo is that once shavings get on it, you can't get them off. I haven't clipped yet and am hoping that I can find someone to pay to do ...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Dressage Finals
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: US Dressage Finals

demi wrote:Anyone else watching live stream?

Not yet, but I'm looking at the results. My trainer is there as his assistant qualified a horse at PSG and I1. I know your trainer is competing. Did she go yet?

Ok, just looked. Gosh, GP is going in the evening. Good luck to your trainer.
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

Can good bending be accomplished without having a horse connected over the back and into the outside rein?
by musical comedy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

What we were discussing in the canter is about driving the hind under so that the horse momentarily carries more weight behind again, and positions the stance phase of the outside hind into a place where it carries more weight. When you ride forward though, you have to recycle the energy or you do ...
by musical comedy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2125

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I do not really agree with going no stirrup, i think its hard on the horses back, but I do drop my stirrups for a while each day in November. I will say that i decided yesterday, if i was really going to work on anything,i should go bareback as it makes balance even more important, so i will do one...
by musical comedy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: Side Reins!

but i did google double longing and got a lot of religious stuff, and nothing to do with horses, and i googled long lining and saw a lot of people longing from the center in two long reins. What search engine do you use? I don't get any religious stuff and lots of horse stuff. For starters: http://...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Working Equitation

Are you on COTH? If so, send a PM to poster Pluvinel. She seems to know a lot about it and might be able to get you some contacts.
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2125

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I have a few issues. Trainer leaves for Florida on 12/1 and I'm on my own for 4 months. When he returns, not even sure if he will return to my area. Mare developed a sarcoid on the left right where the girth goes. It's been there a couple months unchanged. Vet wants me to put on Xxtera cream. That's...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 676

Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

I don't think I've ever seen a thread with a topic like this. I don't know if anyone else is interested in it or not.
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

I first off, I never said a single thing against stretching. I said I saw no value in teaching the horse to trot on the forehand. I should perhaps have said, EXCEPT to stretch which should be offered as a reward. I did not say except, I thought the sentence sufficiently explanatory. I can always af...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

I was reminded of the place that stretching has in my program. Riot came out really leaning and no HH In the world helped. I did a modified stretch in half long rein for a few mins and that was just the ticket for having better contact and being able to lift the shoulder. I KNOW he is on the foreha...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Two extra thoughts. First, I see no value in teaching a horse to trot o. The forehand. It doesnt build back muscles. Stretch should be the reward for using muscles to develop balance. Stretching low no matter the frame usually does have a horse on the forehand, especially greener ones. The purpose ...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I tried the dressage light flannel mattes pad yesterday. It is very thin and just what I wanted. However, it slipped back quickly and I had to dismount shortly after I started riding to fix it. That said, I do have a problem with saddle fit which causes some of that but the Seams Right stayed put th...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

If interested, read the requirements for asylum. Trying to escape poverty, gangs, a bad governement, etc. are not acceptable. To determine if you are eligible for asylum, USCIS will evaluate whether you meet the definition of a refugee according to section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationali...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

And the young auction horses go very steadily under riders with vertical upper arms. (PLEASE NOTE: i am not advocating lots of lunging in side reins, and I also understand that NOT all auction training practices are good!). Yes, but as I wrote above, you're pointing to an example of someone that ri...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Agreed. If the horse is very steady and together, I think a vertical upper arm makes a lot of sense. However, young horses have a larger range of motion of their head and neck while learning to balance, and engage, so I think the vertical arm ideal is unrealistic at least until collection is starte...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

This is one of those many subjects where we get into conflicting opinions. People will point to various writings of both odgs and current bnt's along with photos of them showing various rein lengths to support their thinking. If you were to listen in on my current lessons, you would hear "short...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 615

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Someone recently posted an ISO draft cross on one of the straight dressage horse sites and got a bunch of non-draft cross responses. The ISO did say "type" so there is room there but doesn't look good if someone posted draft cross non-negotiable. I may try anyway and report back. I peruse...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 533

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

MC and I both claim frustration with the Trump administration but she suggests they are different issues than my issues. That isn't exactly what I said. My exact words were " I lose sleep and have anxiety over the government situation too". I did not single out Trump or his administration...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I have broken a tooth grinding my teeth in my sleep over the situation in government. I think it is probably a treatable level of anxiety. I lose sleep and have anxiety over the government situation too, but it is for different things than you. However, I only discuss these things with like-minded ...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo wrote:In re your other point, should we just let the ourselves be overrun with faith healers, creationists, and flat earthers?
I don't think that is happening. Those things are not high on my list of concerns.
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Some controversy isn't necessarily a bad thing on a discussion group, or at least it isn't if readers understand that when they want to support a topic they should discuss it ( rather than the poster or their motivations), and when they want to squelch it then staying silent works best for that. Yo...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Safe Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 556

Re: Safe Sport

If someone is not a USEF/USDF member, chooses to show and pay the non-member fees, can they do it without taking this training?
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo, regarding the opening post about Novella...here is a quote from him when he was on the Dr. Oz show (my bolding): "But I wasn't dismissive. I said I carefully reviewed the literature and the research, and I didn't say it couldn't possibly work. I said, when you look at it, it doesn't work...
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 615

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Chancellor, this breeder used to post on UDBB.

http://www.prospectequinefarms.com/crossbreed.htm
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

In re horses, there is the caregiver placebo effect that even vets succumb to. That means most owners are sitting ducks. I don't believe it helps horses with whatever issues it was done to help. However, I believe without a doubt that it does 'something' when those needles are in. If you've seen en...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Is the phone number on the website still current? Looks like I pretty much just emailed my orders in the past but perhaps calling is better at this point. Thanks for the info! Yes, I phoned their local number, not the 800 number. I didn't email because I did not want to put my credit card number in...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

No!!! I’ve loved these pads. Do you have any further info? Are they closing down for good after the end of the year? I usually got the luxury box quilt, did they say what they are still making/stocking if still carrying on with business? I’m tempted to place a mass order even if I don’t get it unti...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Beorn wrote:The few times I've spoken with them on the phone, they have been lovely and friendly and quite accommodating..
Just spoke on the phone and ordered 1 pad to see if I like it and will order more if I do. Yes, they were very nice on the phone! That site doesn't work for ordering though.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Thank you Silk! That's what I want. Ok now that I've found what I want, the World Equestrian Brands site won't allow me to put it in the basket.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 30
Views: 665

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Silk, is it this one? If so, have you seen it in person? It looks fine but it's hard to tell how thick it is.

https://worldequestrianbrands.com/produ ... -only-pad/
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10909

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Sounds a lot like my lessons, except my horse is much older but got a late start. Are you saying you are happy if the exercise turns into reinback? Sadly, my mare does not understand reinback yet, and my trainer isn't asking for it yet (for whatever reason). I'll wait. I certainly do not want the ho...
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 44
Views: 5374

Re: Anna Banana

Nice work and much improvement since last video I saw. I have always liked your riding. You have talent.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 142
Views: 10909

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Exvet, may I ask what she requested in 'taking it up a notch'? That's what is happening in my lessons too. Shorten the reins and push into the content. None of this soft long rein lackadaisical stuff. And yes, wet undies and horse after a ride.

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