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by Chisamba
Thu May 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I feel sure it was when I read the translated version of de la Giuriniere's book. H discussed the arguments against the exercise he introduced. Shoulder in. The argument was that you did not need the shoulder in to develop a horse, you could do all the same benefits from riding a circle. He agreed, ...
by Chisamba
Wed May 22, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

It's funny that everyone is posting their half pass, it's what I have been using to lay the foundation for more advanced work! Regarding the video Flight posted. Doesnt the loss of rhythm worry anyone else? I would be very concerned about that exercise with Kimba starting life as a pacer. Rye, I ver...
by Chisamba
Mon May 20, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, details after the PPE
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Done deal, details after the PPE

Wishing you the best
by Chisamba
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Khall. What does she mean by paddle?
by Chisamba
Thu May 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 426

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Are you looking only at warmbloods?

Yes for sure do PSSM testing
by Chisamba
Mon May 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: THIS RAIN!!!

I agree is misery creating weather. I would like some sun. I am going to look for all the positive thought I can muster.
by Chisamba
Mon May 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

If we trust our physiotherapist , or physical trainer at the gym, we push through and get results and feel great, I went to a different form of exercise one, the trainer did not correct positional errors i made and i really hurt my back, so two things. 1) it really works better if the horse trusts u...
by Chisamba
Mon May 13, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The crying Girl Scouts
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: The crying Girl Scouts

How did the parents OR the girls know they would be scared without trying. It helps to have one confident excited kid to emulate. Obviously the crying kid was the emotional leader. My son fell off once. He howled and howled, I checked him out and nothing seemed injured. He is on the ASD, sometimes i...
by Chisamba
Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Chisamba, I know. It's got to be the level that you're comfortable with and finding a training method that feels as comfortable morally as I can. I had to rush to work. So I stopped mid thought. I think we all agree that it's the level of training we feel comfortable with...and I guess we all have ...
by Chisamba
Mon May 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Flight, putting a halter on a horse is dominance, putting a saddle on a horse is dominance, in fact putting a horse in a pasture , or a stable is dominance, I guess what you have a problem with is levels of dominance. So you or I , or anyone choose what the difference is between acceptable training ...
by Chisamba
Thu May 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I have discovered that doing the same exercise often enough the create anticipation can be a key to revealing what needs to be "fixed" in training my horse.
by Chisamba
Tue May 07, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

One of the photos I managed to resize. Yes I took my helmet off for the photo
by Chisamba
Tue May 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I love reading the updates. My son took a bunch of pictures before the rain demolished the spring blossoms but they were not training related, more spring inspired. I am a fairly simple goal setter. I find the whole SMART goal system ...maybe intimidating, but definitely off putting so I will chime...
by Chisamba
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I love reading the updates. My son took a bunch of pictures before the rain demolished the spring blossoms but they were not training related, more spring inspired. I am a fairly simple goal setter. I find the whole SMART goal system ...maybe intimidating, but definitely off putting so I will chime ...
by Chisamba
Sun May 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 151
Views: 2217

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I am curious, how do you set measurable training goals in dressage?
by Chisamba
Wed May 01, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Goofy horse
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Goofy horse

The awkwardness perhaps? Hope you heal well
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Real Rules of Dressage
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: The Real Rules of Dressage

KathyK wrote:I think you just didn't get the joke.

Captain obvious.
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Real Rules of Dressage
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: The Real Rules of Dressage

I thought they were funny with the exception of number one. Very few kids just get dressage, it's a sport I think we mature into appreciating, and there is no specific body type for dressage. My longer legged riders actually have more difficulty with leg aids. So they are all funny except the first ...
by Chisamba
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

I have 2 kinds. Splint boots that have pockets to hold moldable ice gel that you put in the freezer, and gel like wraps that you freeze and put on like polos. I would have to Google to find them Just curious which of the two kinds you prefer... I prefer the splint boots with the sleeves for the gel...
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 62
Views: 4947

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Wonderful
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

I have 2 kinds. Splint boots that have pockets to hold moldable ice gel that you put in the freezer, and gel like wraps that you freeze and put on like polos. I would have to Google to find them
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sheath issue
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Sheath issue

I have found flax really helps skin issues if you think its skin related
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Discuss your experiences with front leg splint

I have not done cold lazer for splints, but have used cold therapy support wraps and limited turn out for 2 weeks until it sets. If it's far from tendons once set it should be ok.
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

I don't even know how to respond to that horrible incompetence of a medical person. The words I would like to express would be graphic. Like you I'm in NJ and have the certificates for our dogs but I did not think to have for horses - although I do not give the vaccines. I'm having this discussion ...
by Chisamba
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Well, it's a legal requirement in some states for annual vaccination. You need to have the vet inoculate and you need to have a certificate. Things can be pretty awful if you dont. My sheep guard donkey, who I inoculated myself, fell I'll. The vet, who will never touch another if my horses, was on c...
by Chisamba
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Did we talk about miscues here? how if you do something often enough unintentionally it can become a cue or aid? Kimba was done with her ride, standing on a lose rein, and i ran the reins through my gloved hands, it made the slightest shwoosh noise and she trotted off! so i started to experiment wit...
by Chisamba
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 606

Re: Medium trot

wrt the horse wanting to go , having the desire to do medium, i find if you make the collection difficult enough then the medium is a reward, and the horse is more enthusiastic about it. just a suggestion
by Chisamba
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I wrote a response, deleted it, but I am going to try for a calmer response. I stopped riding Deneb. I had worked with her for 4 years before I gave up. I think believing that no matter how much I taught her, there was always going to be a high likelyhood that she could be dangerous was the deciding...
by Chisamba
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 606

Re: Medium trot

From my experience with Kea and Deneb, a very forward galloping horse cannot buck as hard and it's easier to sit. Have any of you see the video of Gert, a Dutch colt breaker? He always had someone in the ring with him with a longe whip. When the horse starts bucking they send it forward at a canter....
by Chisamba
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

I assumed you quoted me to try and force to to read your comment since you know i have you blocked. so because the quote was obviously to insinuate that i have a mental defect and enjoy macabre humor, rather than to find out the truth, i shall quote the piece that i easily found on google, which sin...
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 606

Re: Medium trot

I think every breed with every type of gait can, with soundness and willingness , do medium and extended gaits. They may not please your eye, but they can perform their version. As to whether that friesian is doing an extension, that could be argued.
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 606

Re: Medium trot

Well there is lowering the hindquarters and stepping toward the nose, and there is sit. two different things, imho. a horse with a straighter shoulder usually gives a higher knee with a folded cannon bone in the medium, and a horse with a sloped free shoulder gives a rounder knee, but both can be ta...
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 606

Re: Medium trot

It is probably not even worth trying to help here but I will throw a few thoughts out anyway. Medium gaits come from collection because collection develops the circle of aids. Only if the horse has accepted the change of balance and through connection, can its gait be improved . You do not want to l...
by Chisamba
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Equine Loss of Use Insurance. Equine Loss of Use Insurance will reimburse you for a percentage of your horse's insured value should they sustain a career ending injury, illness, lameness or other issue that warrants them as PERMANENTLY unusable for their intended use Another big difference between ...
by Chisamba
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

Drowning is not considered an acceptable method of euthanasia by the AVMA, cerebral trauma is (dead bolt/gunshot). Dropping an animal in a bucket is easier for you. Of course, poisoning isn't acceptable either, but that is not the point. My snake swallows them alive , you should report him to the A...
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

Don't drown the mouse. What's quick about that? Drop it on the concrete, take a shovel and smash it broadside. Just do it. Don't let it suffer. I don't agree with you on that, but I choose not to argue about it. Drowning is not considered an acceptable method of euthanasia by the AVMA, cerebral tra...
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 103
Views: 3922

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Equine Loss of Use Insurance. Equine Loss of Use Insurance will reimburse you for a percentage of your horse's insured value should they sustain a career ending injury, illness, lameness or other issue that warrants them as PERMANENTLY unusable for their intended use Another big difference between t...
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study

I like seeing them all together, but it is up to you Chisamba! With your permission I'll put them here https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57154143_10157346081084175_1033942410767368192_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=dea2271ea04dce7b9c0c0e23ca1c4a4c&oe=5D2C383C...
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study

So do you mind if I add my collage here? Or shall I start a new thread?
by Chisamba
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 52
Views: 988

Re: My rodent problem

Do you dislike snakes? A nice rodent eating black snake in the basement will take care of the source.
by Chisamba
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Training of horse and rider is not always fast....or linear! A case study

Moutaineer wrote:Interesting! I could put one of these together with Laddie :)

I had exactly the same thought!
by Chisamba
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I got bravER
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: I got bravER

Well done
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I have ridden for her several times, at shows and at a fix a test. I was not helped by her advice. I did see her ride and realized why her suggestions did not improve my particular set of skills. She is local so I get to ride for her fairly often. One cannot choose ones judges but one can choose one...
by Chisamba
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Duplicate
by Chisamba
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Hope is a good emotion to have when riding
by Chisamba
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 57
Views: 2438

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Lovely photos!
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Try and teach him that the sensitivity is released more easily when yielding than it is when tossing his head. Do it standing or at the walk first. Just a suggestion
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Lunging Cavesson

http://www.dressageextensions.com/wembley-leather-caveson/p/22322/?utm_campaign=NB_PLA_CatchAll_GOOG&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtMvlBRDmARIsAEoQ8zT5ijqXXdpyQ5MARMRcjYj5Ff2U-s_DCPNcz4pkLdwxZdYEmlbFQroaAn05EALw_wcB I like that it does not slide down on the nose, is leather can be used with or without a bit and...
by Chisamba
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 6214

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Blob, it is my opinion that most of the time when a horse shuts off when leg is added, that the door that is closed, metaphorically, is the jaw. Getting the mouth and jaw relaxed opens the door for the hind leg to step through. I didn't invent that description, I just dont know who to attribute it ...

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