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by Chisamba
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I actually believe they put heavy shoes on for lift , not traction and no one here, but the shoes some if the top horses wear are mind boggling.
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Metro (DC) PD is seeking name input on their newest horse
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Metro (DC) PD is seeking name input on their newest horse

:D I voted for Willy, because I think animals know their names, and I hope it isnt considered physical attribute.
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Well Kimba was feeling bossy and playful today, but it didnt negatevput progress, today ead mostly trot day, so tomorrow wer canter and work on changes again. The sword head is maintaining canter for a whole circle on the longe. Lol. Its quite okay, I only just introduced it . He has quite the chara...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I use an app called " resize photo" lol
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 75
Views: 6541

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

I enjoy your videos.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Gel Dormosedan
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Gel Dormosedan

In my experience if you dont gernot under the tongue the horse licks it off and its worthless. Under the tongue even though the horse licks and swallows it is more likely to be absorbed.

Just remember swallowed = zero effect.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

So I went back to Podhajski to see my reference, and yes the pushing down in the heels with extra weight is the main thing, it makes the calf bunch up bigger which the horse feels. Sitting heavier he calls bracing in the back. I am glad my description did not waver from my reference lmao. I had more...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

I definitely think what happens in judging our top riders trickles down, but they get forgiven for stuff the average rider gets dinged for because they are the best. I think we tend to watch and care about the top riders because they give us ideals, and things to aspire to. We get to see a lot more ...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

I was taught to lengthen the leg. Lower the heel, sit a bit heavier and use both legs simultaneously.. Passage, same aids just more activity. I do not crowd the pommel or sit back, remain over the center. The rein aids and core are a bit different more "wait" for piaffe. I only use alterna...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I put shoes on if they needs shoes, and don't put shoes on if they do not. Simple as that. What are my criteria? Comfort level on the surfaces and at the work required. The cooler weather has increased the playfulness of almost everyone I ride. It does add a component of risk to an otherwise normal ...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

Just because it's what the video is about, regarding the Bella Rose picture, it looks lovely, but are we agreed that at no point in the trot is a horse supposed to have three feet on the ground? In theory at least there should still be a moment of suspension in half pass, do I think the naked eye co...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

I see the video is making the rounds on social media so I guess she got what she wanted. The other question that comes to mind is do you really think a rider, riding to win, does not change the way they present a horse over a 39 year life span? One of the premises of the video is that the rider does...
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Essay on heart horse
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Essay on heart horse

It is a lovely article, i too enjoyed reading it, although i do not really believe in heart horses because i would have had twenty or so hearts by now :)
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things I wonder about wrt modern dressage
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Things I wonder about wrt modern dressage

actually it still happens I researched a couple of judges in the USA, who received their international FEI judges cards and never rode FEI, as their country of origin has a different system of appointing judges.
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Unique Spurs
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Unique Spurs

Just a warning if you are planning to show
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Unique Spurs
Replies: 6
Views: 4152

Re: Unique Spurs

I had a friend who had a lovely interesting pair of swan neck spurs . Every. Single. Show. They interrupted her schooling to measure them.

Finally she stopped wearing them.
by Chisamba
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

Enjoyed watching your quadrille. Hope you recover toot sweet.
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

So I wasted some time freezing random video of horses in the trot. On every horse, if i rewound and scrubbed carefully enough i felt like u could find a moment where " every leg was pointing in a different direction" . Even my own not very fancy not very upper level horse. I thought it qui...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things I wonder about wrt modern dressage
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Things I wonder about wrt modern dressage

Tanga made me think, which I suppose is a good thing. I think technology has contributed to some if the changes in dressage. Old school: the pirouette must maintain rhythm. Now with the naked eye it was evaluated with a view to it remaining a canter. New school: technology has proven that the rhythm...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

Tanga, I am curious if you took a video of Gigalo. And froze it multiple times, if you could not find a moment in the trot where his legs "every leg pointed in a different direction" If I was technically proficient, I would search his film to look. Like a previous poster noted, comparing d...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

So I had my "last" physiotherapy visit yesterday. I had Mikhail take a video of me riding, and showed it to the therapist. I wanted her to see the range of motion and the freedom of leg needed for dressage. She really looked . Then she measured my range of motion and applied to extend my p...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 76
Views: 1510

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

Basically the COTH thread by and large, is supporting the idea that the way to deal with a person with mental problems is to kill them. It is going into huge name calling , finger pointing and victim blaming in a manner that should have been stopped a long time ago, so the po pack have assigned the ...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

I think perhaps it is more difficult now to do well with an average horse even if you are an above average rider. I think perhaps when i started out in the sport, fourty years ago, it seemed that you could get fairly good scores on an average horse. I also see that there are quite a few local judges...
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 828

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

My criticism of the video is that you can pick photos that demonstrated your point of view if you already have a point of view. it is harder to ignore your point of view , look at a lot of film and attempt to develop an unbiased opinion. Tanga, if all you can say about Charlotte is that she had a sp...
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 76
Views: 1510

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

I've read a lot of that post and I feel sorry for MB. From what I have read the woman has pushed every button of his. She has prior charges against her for many things and many, many speeding tickets. THt in itself says she cannot and will not follow the rules. If I was told to leave a facility, I'...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The rest of your 'pack' - dogs/cats etc
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: The rest of your 'pack' - dogs/cats etc

a fave pic of Kenya pushing in https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58596781_10157372596994175_2370487283540295680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQkJbpO0JUKQvtOANySyxt8FmR25eugCGSagbVqAG390nLm-mQTOrmUl2JT-lEFqjDk&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=34a43f29b681f2405976d4cbcd10561e&oe=5E...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Mari, you must be excited and proud of your progress. Since you asked for your leg to be more quiet you will have to train him to give a better response. Honestly even to get his front up, it's all about a quicker response to the leg. Your baby half pass will have more freedom for the shoulder to le...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: THIS RAIN!!!

I thought it was supposed to rain today thru Saturday? Is it skipping you? It's funny about rain. It has to start and stop somewhere. Often it will be dry here, and as I drive into Flemington, it will be pouring. True, I was driving between Sussex and Lafayette and could see a distinct line on the ...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: THIS RAIN!!!

I thought it was supposed to rain today thru Saturday? Is it skipping you?
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

We have had perfect weather. It had been delightful.

The sword head cantered on the lunge line. He really is the most giraffe like horse, such a flat weak back! But he is prettier in motion.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 76
Views: 1510

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

Okay, in case no one got my implication, one does not go to some ones house armed, in self defense The police do it all the time. That aside, we do not know that this is what happened. Lots of speculation, but as far as I know, no hard facts. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4145090-michael-baris...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue
Replies: 21
Views: 385

Re: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue

sounds like your vet is not put off by anything in her conformation ?? or was there more?
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

well about twenty two years ago i had a fall where i fractured the wings of one of my vertebrae in the sacral spine. I did rehab it, and it has not bothered me, but it has obviously been telling my leg to "walk this way" for years because my hip flexor and lap band are very tight in the ri...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tack room ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Tack room ideas?

Are rodents a problem, I design differently if they are.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Porcupines
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Porcupines

I have eaten porcupine. People in Africa eat them. Are they protected in the USA? Do you get them in Australia?
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue
Replies: 21
Views: 385

Re: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue

So as I mentioned I sent everything to my vet and he responded about the mare... "The conformational faults mentioned are very common in warm bloods and do not look or sound extreme." I don't think this mare is a WB. She is a draft cross. Yes but she carries the warmblood genes and techni...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Tsavo wrote:Chisamba, do you have mirrors? When Olympic riders are clearly still relying on mirrors, nobody should be beating themselves up about riding issues.


I do have mirrors which helps a lot with posture and angle, but less with cadence and tempo
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

So, my "hip" pain. We had the annual 4h show and fair and i was on my feet all day, as the day progressed my hip became more and more painful. My clinic was the following week and I was desperate to be able to ride. I am allergic to all NSAIDS, so that was out. My mom and Aunt were visitin...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Some of us, I know Flight and Rosey, for example, use video to self evaluate. I was doing very simple canter work today, 20m circle, transitions of collection to working canter to stretch canter attempting to maintain tempo. When I reviewed the video the changes of "shape " were much less ...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue
Replies: 21
Views: 385

Re: Need people with experience on orthopedic issue

I have been lucky with those horses I had that were offset in the cannon bone and slightly toed in. From the photo the mare has a fairly minor deviation in my opinion. I personally would not consider it severe enough to exclude her from consideration. She might be inclined to pop a splint, which are...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: What point is being made?
Replies: 39
Views: 547

Re: What point is being made?

I dont know what point is being made. I do know that accusing the judge of being moody or emotional seems to be transference. If anything the maker of the video should take into account that the judges see different views and should have different perspectives. Also some judges routinely score more ...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Moutaineer, I am interested in if you think the one bell boot helps. I am particularly interested if soreness elsewhere develops. I hope you will share your finding. I also found the acid and chains comment very funny.
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I personally have to keep in mind that to walk away from DDBB because of mean and meaningless comments would be a waste because I'd miss out on some very pertinent info/advice. I have a suggestion. Why don't you et al just put offending posters on Ignore and nobody quote them. That way, you never h...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I am thinking of doing acupuncture, anyone have experience with it? I just met someone who can do it for my horse, and someone I trust. Pros? cons? I know its a training forum but this is what was on my mind this week. thanks all! With people you lay for quite a long time with the needles in for th...
by Chisamba
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I wonder how Ivan Ljubicic dares to coach Roger Federer. Ljubicic never won a slam. Was never #1, and has successful coached, criticized, and improved the best player tennis ever saw. Roger must have such poor judgement listening to someone who never made it. I guess Roger might put his ego away lon...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: One bell boot
Replies: 34
Views: 648

Re: One bell boot

FYI I'm staying away from ddbb for the moment. My nephew had a bad fall mountain biking. He is was unconscious with frontal lobe bleeding and fractured eye orbits. They put him in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. Prognosis not yet known. He is 27. My hubby and his sister, ( Matt's mothe...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: One bell boot
Replies: 34
Views: 648

One bell boot

https://thehorse.com/178062/crooked-horse-under-saddle-a-single-bell-boot-can-help/ Hilary clayton used a chain, but dont worry, so long as it is significant enough for the horse to be aware its there, a bell boot will work. Is your horses hock sore, dont fix the hock, one bell boot will cure that. ...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3688

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Aleuronx, lovely horse, developing beautifully.

Moutaineer, yes I read the article.

Tsavo, really wishing you good things in your horse search.
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fall wedding season!
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Fall wedding season!

What is a neibling?

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