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by Chisamba
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

I was silly happy to get this email
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: What makes you happy?

Long term illnesses are stressful, I hope you have continued success managing yours
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: What makes you happy?

Other peoples joy makes me happy, beyond that, my family being content, a clean house, and riding. Now the funny thing about riding is I don't realize it makes me happy until I miss a day or two. I have ridden di consistantly for so much of my life, I guess it's like breathing. You only miss it when...
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

I add a bit of vinegar to warm water and third using dawn and a toothbrush. Only once a year. Then go to your leather preserving products to condition and oil.
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

One of the horses I train will always give a concerted effort to pull and bolt on the longe. It does not in any way translate to his riding. It's simply a trick he learned. Dont be afraid to ride him.
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

Flight, congratulations. PSG is such a landmark!!. I sympathize with you on the spook. , it was quite cold and windy at our show too and they had this tarp gazebos for the officials, one gave a pretty sharp snap,crackle and that was too much even for Kimba who scooted dramatically. Khall, what a fab...
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 26
Views: 356

Re: Lesson rant

That is disappointing and sounds a bit unethical
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

Well, proof that I did show, it was second level one and two, I scored 65 and 63.59. I am quite pleased, placed first and second.
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 61
Views: 993

Re: Accountability

Nothing lost nothing gained this week. I feel fitter but want to formalize my exercise
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 25
Views: 319

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

My broodmare vet believed it was the way they lay and turned in the womb. However that may be genetic too.
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 25
Views: 319

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

The hobby horse was a lot of fun, I think the adults enjoyed it most. We had press there and I was interviewed by CBS. We had enough participants to do another in the spring
But we do hope to have more.
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 18
Views: 214

Re: Regaining confidence

P.S. I cannot really say what my motive was. I could more easily have quit horses then than continued. UDBB, was super kind to me, I got boxes and barrels of tack and saddle pads and stuff. People kindly sent me money, other contacted tack stores and the stores sent me gift cards. It didn't cover a ...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 18
Views: 214

Re: Regaining confidence

I dont like full seats, they do not give me confidence, I do like long leg patches, but long ago realized that cause your pants dont slide doesnt mean your arse ain't gonna slide. I suffered a big dent in my confidence after the fire. Made no sense, I didnt fall. Nothing physically happened to me, b...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 134
Views: 1834

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Just wondering if you would get more horses if you searched for one star horses rather than preliminary?
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 107

Re: Cushings and eating

My horse will eat a small amount of grain with applesauce and a touch of molasses plus all supplements as if it's a luck the bucket clean treat. Do you really need to syringe it, have you tried just rolling it like soft muffins and feeding? I personally would not want to have to squirt 6 syringes da...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 25
Views: 319

Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

A) hobby horsing. So to raise funds for Meryls Equine Sanctuary, I ran a hobby horse show. Children ,Junior and senior divisions. So we had flat and jumping and gymkhana, and of course an equitation pattern. The girls, mostly riders, had enough difficulty with jumping in the correct lead to create e...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

I've been struggling a bit to get 4 rides in per week with the kids and life and events... I've been super consistent at 3 good rides a week for the past few weeks but I feel 4 is optimal for us. So today I pulled on my big girl pants and got myself up out of bed at 4:25am so I could be in the (out...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I made it!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: I made it!!

Are you seeking to get your confidence back and ride or content to be a loving non riding horse owner ?

Welcome. I hope you enjoy it here. Smaller, quieter and mostly kind here.
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

I have been focusing on the elements required in the second level tests in prep for my upcoming show. I do not actually practice the test because Kimba get very quick to anticipate in the wrong way. I will be so happy when the show is over. I dont know if its age or because I dont show often anymore...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Cushings and eating
Replies: 14
Views: 107

Re: Cushings and eating

Could you mix his other supplements in a treat with applesauce and hand feed to make sure he gets them ?
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 65
Views: 1065

Re: Musings on leg position

Let's just say if I rode with stirrups as short as Rye I would spend more time on the ground than riding Rip! I have to have longer legs to be safe on him. Even trying to raise them a hole feels unsafe. What I need to concentrate on is engaging my ileopsoas to raise the pubic bone and bring my knee...
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Putting weight on a skinny pony
Replies: 5
Views: 52

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.
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?

Actually, I think lateral work comes more forward when we are careful to adjust the horses position without shortening the neck. Somewhere a long time ago a clinician told me you have to push your hands forward to make room for the hind end to step under. It's an over simplification, because the hor...
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?

No vet recommends, but good luck
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cold is coming! Recommendations for boots, coats?
Replies: 24
Views: 236

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

I love waterproof Uggs for barn work and riding
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Anyone riding with both knees replaced?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Anyone riding with both knees replaced?

I haven't, but I had a student who did. No problems
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's the Use of a Horse's Tail?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: What's the Use of a Horse's Tail?

Because it took a scientist to know. Not. But it was interesting enough to read end to end
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

Ok the way I understand his video you keep kicking the horse into a trot to move it away from it's safe place without steering til it accidentally finds a spot away from its friends to stop. Since A, I want my horse to know how to steer, and B I have a horse that would go over fences into walls and ...
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

Okay I watched the whole video. I dont think he has the same definition of forward and straight as I do but it was interesting Also how hard do they have to work for the motive to stop to be more than the motive to be safe with friends? The comparison is to a rat who will die if he doesnt swim so I ...
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

I haven't seen the vids, but will watch them, but if I may agree with the title of the thread.

I feel a lot of training is about inspiring the horse to believe they can do it and showing them how. First you teach the language (aids) but then you also have to inspire the mind
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: She's on the Way!

Yay! How exciting. Congratulations
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Hi, I noticed the flurry on Facebook. Nice to hear from you again. :)
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 737

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

I think there is a ton of sexism in barns. If z mare does anything at all, she is marsh, bitchy, a slut. Or whatever insulting gender related term. Not such thing with geldings. I'd a gelding pins his ears, oh he is unhappy. If a mare pins her ears, shes a bitch. I've seen it hundreds of times. Tha...
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

MC no you will not know unless you test but for a horse that ties up, pretty much PSSM1, which is what Juliet (TB/Perch) is. Testing is done by pulling a bit of mane and sending off for genetic testing. PSSM2 and all it's variants can be muscle biopsy or blood sample sent in to Equiseq which tests ...
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

There are a quite a few people who think PSSM is a fairy tale excuse for laziness or poor riding. I bought a quarter horse from a auction barn. He was to be a lesson horse, he developed unsoundness. It was pin pointed as back and hindquarters pain. He was treated with pain meds, muscle relaxers and ...
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 353

Re: Clipping

My horses that live out I clip all the areas I can cover by blanket and leave the parts I dont cover hairy. I rarely clip top of neck or face or legs but my gypsy has to get his feather clipped in winter or it is a care nightmare. The feather freezes and I cannot get the ice out for days on end. Its...
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Piedmont, I dont think it's new, back in the "old days" it was called Monday morning sickness, azoruria, et al. Very prevalent in draft x. Good thing to mention. Most common in drafts, quarter horses and warmbloods.
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Piedmont, I dont think it's new, back in the "old days" it was called Monday morning sickness, azoruria, et al. Very prevalent in draft x. Good thing to mention.
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************

redsoxluvr wrote:
Chisamba wrote:
redsoxluvr wrote:Well, as I am going through a miserable divorce, I could use some cheering up. Count me in!
my compassion to you



Thank you, Chisamba. It freaking sucks.

At least the red Sox beat the Yankees
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Creative 3rd/4th level training exercises?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Creative 3rd/4th level training exercises?

I use many transitions to medium trot to develop more cadenced work. I got the idea from a Shannon Peter's video which I cannot find on you tube anymore
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: She's on the Way!

hope the trip is easy on her and we need photos when she arrives!!
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Video of Rudy

i agree his neck is fairly soft and shaped .
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Thx dresseur. My apologies, cadence does have definition outside of music . :)
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Fabulous
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Collection trot us technically the hair with the least suspension, so adding suspension to collected trot is counter productive. I agree that hind legs stepping more under the body and quicker would aid the overall quality of collected trot. I would almost ignore the term cadence which doesn't reall...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Did I say earlier, I worked on a farm with over 200 grey horses ranging in age from young to thirty something. Not one melanoma. But ONE study claims 85 percent of greys will have melanoma and suddenly everyone quotes it. I wonder if the study used all the same family? When a bay horse gets malignan...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange Anyone?**************

redsoxluvr wrote:Well, as I am going through a miserable divorce, I could use some cheering up. Count me in!
my compassion to you
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I had a Vlaamse Perd crossed with an Arabian in South Africa, I really loved the horse, but even as a cross bred he died young of aortic rupture, my reason for avoiding certain breeds has to do with their narrow genetic base the huge number of health issues found within that narrow genetic base. I h...
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 355
Views: 5788

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

in Keeping with my annual goal, not this specific two month goal, i entered a real rated dressage show with Kimba, second level, and my show pressure/hate/ anxiety has already kicked in, so i am telling myself it does not matter, take her out and just try to have fun, blah blah blah blah. Of course ...
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 794

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

khall wrote:Curious chisamba and tsavo why no Friesians? I've seen some nice ones and Georgia Grandes (Friesian/ASBs) can be very fancy. Gigi Nutter's daughter rode one for a bit.


Aortic rupture, skin problems, immune system failure, along with not really liking the look.

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