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by demi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 73
Views: 5629

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Wow Exvet! The little booger! I am glad you persevered. Keep up the boss mare attititde and stay safe...
by demi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I haven’t ridden for almost two weeks, for personal reasons. I missed my saddle fitting appointment :( and one lesson, but hope to be back and ready for my next lesson on May 7. The good news is that I lost 7 lbs since March 1. The rest of my goals are also on track. I am on the “slow track” to be s...
by demi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 71
Views: 9165

Re: Emma

Emma’s sweet itch is under control so far this year even tho we are having a terrible fly season already. She gets turnout for 4-5 hours a day with her mask, leg shields, flysheet and Ecovet spray. HOWEVER, I have decided to retire her from riding. Tough decision for me but she is really happy as a ...
by demi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic this weekend....
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Clinic this weekend....

HafDressage, I used to live 30 minutes from J.M. I took several lessons with him and, without getting into details, I can say that I fully understand your mixed feelings. One thing I will say, is that I rode three different horses that he had trained and ALL were a delight to ride. All were light an...
by demi
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Returning to topic if I may. Kimba continues to do well when I focus on not only my aid, but how she has assimilated that aid, and communicating it more simply and clearly if she has not. I am employing the same technique in my teaching and riding other horses. It has been so successful and so enli...
by demi
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I agree DJR, he does look awesome!
by demi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

For the most part, at this time, I need to keep my hands low. Almost mimicking sidereins. For various reasons, including loss of confidence, my seat is not as steady as I would like and the low hands helps me to stay more steady all over. Both of my horses resist a “set” hand so I try to have a givi...
by demi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 363

Re: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018

Forgive me for not thanking you for sharing your great notes, PF. They are clear and easy to understand and I especially appreciate that. As soon as i saw your post, I started devouring it and jumped in with my comment before I thought of anything else (like thank you!).
by demi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I had a good lesson this week. I rode her this time and am so glad I did. I needed that push that i get from a good trainer. I worked harder than I do at home, and now I am going to try to keep it up. I did have to take two Aleve before the lesson and I think I will take one every time before I ride...
by demi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Good for you Kande!! I think you will appreciate the “background” vid. I really am getting a lot out of my own video efforts. It is too tedious to do often but definitely worth doing when i have the patience.
by demi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 363

Re: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018

I can comment on Tension , the environmental type. When I started lessons in October, I was worried about Rocky’s tension in the trailer and in the lessons. It has taken 6 months of every other week lessons, but the tension is starting to go away in both the trailering and the lessons. When we start...
by demi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

About the pic of Werth and the “broken line”: I noticed that the horse’s hind leg is NOT reaching forward. But I can find pics of riders with broken lines where the horse IS reaching well forward.

So, personally, I want to be very careful about being too dogmatic when it comes to dressage “rules”.
by demi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

... Right now, my hands are a bit all over the place because I find that I have to exaggerate the movements a bit. I wanted to share the progress in its early infancy because I thought people could understand and maybe even learn from my mistakes with the visuals. But, that also meant not sharing p...
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

What a character he is!! I’m glad he seems to be working out as your riding horse.
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

It's a balancing act and I am challenged. Me too, but my plan is to just continue to get as much as I can get without feeling like I could be further damaging my already damaged (club footed) horse, continue to focus on the details instead of trying to take shortcuts, and be satisfied with what he ...
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

What a bummer Hot4spots. I feel for you. I have had horses that always seemed to have issues that kept them unrideable, or just walk work. It was so frustrating. The vet bills were bad enough but not being able to ride my horse was worse. I sure hope your luck changes.
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I have been looking at the the pics of Rocky and am still thinking this through. In the first pic, her head is too high, and I think she is tuning out my seat, but she is still telescoping and reaching for the bit. There is a little foam on the corner of her lips. When I look at the pic, I am pretty...
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

so in thinking about this, I need to say, it's not just a matter of having her head too high or too low. It's also about getting her hindquarters under, and about being responsive to my seat. I struggle with having my own seat exactly where it needs to be at the moment I need it to be there, if that...
by demi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30530980_407360899689725_678734884377722880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=30d0522d6d78d0f1c0c2095ef9321e93&oe=5B72EC65 https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30515933_407361046356377_1206626411331190784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=09f180335f45e24fba7867d...
by demi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 71
Views: 9165

Re: Emma

So a month ago I found Ashley, a talented 21 yr old NH trainer, (she graduated from Clinton Anderson's course and then spent a year with him). I hired her to work with our old gelding who has serious vision problems. I was so impressed with how she handled him that I asked her to try Emma. I've gott...
by demi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Straightforward, I am enjoying your soloshot vids on the FB page. Good job riding Annabelle’s antics! Piedmont Fields, i think your clinic with Jeremy Steinberg is getting close. Good luck. I just know you are well prepared! Chisamba, the weather here in Texas is super right now. The bluebonnets are...
by demi
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

KHall so sorry you got launched! I know you are younger than me(everyone is younger than me) but as I remember you are no spring chicken and the ground is so much harder than it was when we were younger!! At least you got some good video for your efforts. Thanks for your updates Dressuer. As usual, ...
by demi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Flight, I like your latest vids. thanks for sharing. Of course I saw that he was a little BTV but no big deal. He wasn’t cranked in and he was very relaxed. I think you’re just working on refinement at this point. I wish I was in your position! I’ve been thinking about the first clip in relation to ...
by demi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

yes that is a big change! The good news is that winters are great. And Dallas isn't nearly as humid in the summer as other parts of Texas. My inlaws live in Farmer's Branch(Dallas) and we are 3 1/2 hours south. There is a lot of dressage stuff in the Dallas area. Check out LTR Dressage clinic schedu...
by demi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I was really tired yesterday evening from non-horse things, and didn’t feel like riding. But I decided I’d just get on to stretch out my legs and hips, and also just to get in my 5 X/week. Well, I ended up having a really nice ride. Even without NSAID’s. As we warmed up, Rocky was engaged and very c...
by demi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Nice updates everyone! The California Beach Boy looks so cool in that last picture. By the time you start showing him, Xan, he probably won’t even bat an eye at the show atmosphere. Mari, you and Odie look great! I know nothing about jumping but you look very “together “ in that last pic especially....
by demi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A superfluous thread about show clothes
Replies: 31
Views: 822

Re: A superfluous thread about show clothes

Reading this thread makes me wish I was planning show attire! I hope we get some pictures as the show season starts up.
by demi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 572

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

What a handsome and good boy he is! But I’m wondering if he was doing some wine tasting. That last pic looks Like he’s feeling pretty mellow.
by demi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 749

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

I agree this is a nice place to be.
by demi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

another nice pic of Ding and Flight! I was able to follow through with my plan for yesterday and actually videod my dressage ride. I won't share the vid ;) but I did learn from videoing two days in a row. I noticed on the vid from Monday that I was REALLY letting Rocky have too much length of rein. ...
by demi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 27
Views: 2574

Re: Anna Banana

Looking good, SF! She looks nice and relaxed when she’s trotting. She’s going to be a really pretty dressage horse! I’m glad you got the soloshot!
by demi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I didn’t get to follow through with my plan from earlier today. I am trying to get my own workout plan just right and for the last several days my knees have been painful when riding. The various JaneFonda aerobics that I do have the option of doing high or low impact. I have been pushing toward the...
by demi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

... Since Jet just was put back into work 2-1/2 weeks ago, the focus of the lessons was walk & trot work emphasizing a supple connection, loose/supple poll (he tends to jam up there), and swing at the walk & trot. Once again, I was introduced (or reintroduced) to yet another nuance of what ...
by demi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I really enjoy everyone on this board :) I find you all very motivating... Yesterday I checked my goals for this thread because I couldn’t exactly remember :? . I am keeping up with Rocky, but Emma is another story. I have been working her three times a week but I dont really know what to think of t...
by demi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: RIP our one of a kind Tucker

Sorry for your loss khall...he was a lucky big boy to have you. Such a sweet face. The kind I just want to hug.
by demi
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.

Well....she’s a tough chick! Verrrrry interesting....
by demi
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: What is the quote about speed and collection?
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: What is the quote about speed and collection?

I’m not positive but I think it’s “speed is the enemy of impulsion”. And deKunffy says it, whether he coined the phrase or not, I don’t know.
by demi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Well dang, Hot4Spots. Hang in there. Rocky had a good lesson today. She is trailering like a champ and that makes me feel good. I was so worried that she hated trailering. I am keeping the speed to 55 mph or less and dont even get on the freeway. Today there was a woman free longeing her mare in the...
by demi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy
Replies: 158
Views: 21689

Re: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy

Good for you, Tuddy! What a great attitude. I like your thinking on this. But do be careful and I agree with Orono, a helmet is a good thing. At my age, I’ve had more concussions than I can count and now I always wear a helmet. I wish I would have started wearing one when I was a kid. Keep us posted.
by demi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Nice updates, everyone. Well, except Heddylamar...get well soon! Flight, Ding looks so good in the latest picture! The whole submission thing is so important to understand. I am in the camp where a lot of the problem is my own focus and discipline, and as cb06 puts it, “riding every stride, transiti...
by demi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Emma
Replies: 71
Views: 9165

Re: Emma

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28575963_393634757729006_1881812143668533071_n.jpg?oh=6d15b8ed0bce8355758e70fd2df6df11&oe=5B458164 Emma is ready for fly season. It has already started here in Texas. She will be on limited turnout, 11 am to 4pm. I also ordered a fly sheet with a ne...
by demi
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

What a precious picture, DJR! Thanks for sharing the happiness!!
by demi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I am happy with the improvement in my fitness level so I plan to keep up my routine. I think I will continue to get more fit but I am still am carrying around 15-20 extra pounds. If I could lose it, I would have more energy. It's like carrying around a small dog ALL the time. I think getting rid of ...
by demi
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

I can see the difference in his fitness! I think your decision for investing in another month is a good one.
by demi
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: cheap but decent video camera
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: cheap but decent video camera

Keep us posted please, Bip.
by demi
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7381

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

... So goals for Jan/Feb: * work on relaxation in the trailer * work on relaxation under saddle via 1. Transitions and 2. Keeping myself relaxed * ride 3-5 times a week weather permitting Hopefully we will be back to normal Central Texas weather very soon and the temps will be in the high 40’s low ...
by demi
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 73
Views: 5629

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I just want you to know I’m NOT complaining about the lack of pictures :lol: I’m just really looking forward to watching you bring him along!
by demi
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: cheap but decent video camera
Replies: 46
Views: 1310

Re: cheap but decent video camera

Bip, your pixio adventures sound harrowing!! I was thinking Pixio might be easier than soloshot, but at this point, with the soloshot price drop, I am leaning away from Pixio. I hate seeing myself on vid, but it sure does give me incentive to improve. But even more than incentive, just seeing mistak...

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