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by Chisamba
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 120
Views: 3752

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

He is attractive and though the photo is not posed for confirmation, he looks like he has good slope to his shoulder, a nice butt and his neck shape seems to have a dressage potential. Congratulations.
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

I was able to rip and level my indoor , and work the footing so I am now happy with it again. This being great because i feel like i can work the horses without having to worry about hard spots. Kimba is over her hot spots ( scratches, mud fever, whatever you want to call it) mostly, and back in wor...
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: A couple of nice videos

I have trained quite a lot of different types of saddlebred and saddlebred x horses. ( national show horses ) There are lovely ammie friendly all round good ones, and ones that are so hot that one day they will kill themselves or you. I highly recommend them as a nice all round horse, so long as you...
by Chisamba
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 63
Views: 4490

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

She looks lovely.
by Chisamba
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 99

Re: Trying to resolve cough

None of the hay products I searched addresses mold spores before processing. I have found that steaming the hay reduces dust and spores in a way that buying hay product just did not. Using hay pellet did not stop Teddy's cough the way steaming has.

Just my experience.
by Chisamba
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 99

Re: Trying to resolve cough

Chisamba - was it a seasonal issue with your horse regarding allergies? Do you steam hay year round or only during the crazy allergy seasons (which seem to be constant now)? There appears to be lots of human respiratory problems going on now too during this summer season. I have some sinus issues i...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Also, personally, I'm feeling rather ragey because I'm seeing someone who, through the book she wrote, has hoodwinked people into thinking she's a kind, caring, classical rider, all the while she's ripping and sawing her horse through GP test after GP test......( Well, we're going off topic here, b...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: " competed through to the FEI levels"?
Replies: 26
Views: 514

Re: " competed through to the FEI levels"?

You arranged for private lessons from a trainer who will travel. The trainer chose to stop a dangerous lesson early. He probably felt the horse was green and needed a shorter session. I do not see the problem. It sounds like the rider does not take advice anyway. If you want to deny yourself a satis...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trying to resolve cough
Replies: 16
Views: 99

Re: Trying to resolve cough

The only thing that worked for my coughing horse is steamed hay.
by Chisamba
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Dresseur wrote:Work is sucking my soul right now. That is all.


sorry Dresseur,

I too am amid a six day sixty hour stretch, ( ten of those hours making up for taking off for the fair) but it can be exhausting when combined with riding and taking care of the horses.
by Chisamba
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Fun at the Fair

Very cool, Chisamba. So fun when "your" kids do well. That is quite the lovely picture. Being a 4H leader can be supremely aggravating at times, but oh so rewarding. I also love how much more grounded the kids are who stay in 4H through their teen years. This year, my son qualified for th...
by Chisamba
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Mountaineer, go for it. 3rd rides easier than second if you have all the components.
by Chisamba
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Fun at the Fair

Wow, Tarlo Farms. That's fabulous. I dont enter anything myself but I do assist my 4h crew with their booth, riding etc. My horses are represented by the youth. We were quite successful this year. One of my students was thecequine representative. The booth won an excellent, and my working student an...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

MC, that last pic is in the warmup. A stretch to counteract the 'teapot' pose he can get. Why wouldn't you care if they were on the forehand for the stretch? I know I find it difficult to get the weight back off if I let it happen? Flight, i am not watching you so i possibly cannot tell you how to ...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Musical comedy, hot spots is a term used for dogs, but i really feel like that is what i have, you get a very small skin abrasion, it gets moist, then it gets hot and inflamed and swollen, ( moist dermatitis). the dermatitis can be bacterial, fungal or yeast. anyway, they are hot, inflamed swollen a...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

I do not particularly like to whine, but we really have had more than enough rain in New Jersey. I am now struggling with horses getting hot spots, mud fever, scratches, and the like, from the unusually high wet and hot combination of weather this summer. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 93
Views: 8403

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

She stated that if I make a request and he doesn't answer with an immediate 'yes, ma'am' that I correct him swiftly and make a REAL impression. I have always asked once politely and then follow up with the whip or escalate the 'degree' of the request; but, Junior even though he would respond (in th...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 120
Views: 3752

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Thanks! I'm taking a look at a local horse that needs an upgrade this weekend. He might not be the upper-level dressage horse of my dreams, but if he's sane enough I'm fairly sure I can make him into a solid citizen and potentially fund the next horse. I'll let you all know how it goes. i am terrib...
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Kimba's mother is a stakes winning pacer. As is her brother. When I started her she had 3 gaits, trot, walk and pace . If she was very excited she'd do a kind of one beat canter. Hop hop hop. I was at the time working with a poll always high clinician and for 2 years we were stuck in a two or four b...
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

it could simply be a one time thing. Look at your video and examine stride by stride before being concerned

It's hard to say from one still photo but it could be that his neck is too high, pushing the shoulder down. I'm one who believes the horses shoulder should lift the neck,
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?
Replies: 78
Views: 701

Re: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?

kande have you ever been to PT? I have. You go from a state of pain to a state of no pain. It is not painless on the way though. The equivalent to that in the horse world is correct work. If a horse has a condition that, like in humans is amenable to PT, then you are obliged to do that to take away...
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?
Replies: 78
Views: 701

Re: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?

I agree that generations of being a prey animal make horses stoic about pain. It has also made them an animal designed to heal on the move. Secondly, horses may be stoic but mostly they are honest. You flex they flinch. It is not complicated to see if they are sore, nor if your treatment is helping ...
by Chisamba
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead!
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Is she tall? Congratulations!
by Chisamba
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?
Replies: 78
Views: 701

Re: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?

I've retired horses for a few reasons but believing that retirement hastens old age I try to keep my horses in exercise appropriate to their ability
by Chisamba
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 346

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

I find side reins help more with horses that curl behind the contact than with those that lean.
by Chisamba
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 385

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

The very hot humid weather has caused mud fever to bloom. I spend my days scrubbing with betadine.

Rain every day almost, hot and very humid. Musical comedy it's been unusual in my opinion. What do you think?
by Chisamba
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Hot4spots wishing you many happy walks.
by Chisamba
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 516

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She is looking more filled already, and she looks kind.
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Barn fire-Update on horse

Glad horse is ok
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 346

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

chisamba I did not say no one should use SRs, that is your horse your choice. I don't care. Me personally I do not anymore and I have used the range of all manners of SRs etc in lunging. I do not like what they do to the horses as I work them for many reasons. When I lunge I use most often a caveso...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 346

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

I definitely train canter in side reins agree with Ryeissa on v reins. Also agree with Dresseur on the bascule transferred to the topline to load the hind end. Still of the opinion that side reins are kinder than hands being more consistent. Will not engage in the thread when it turns to peta like a...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Rosie, feel well soon.
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Hot4spots, is he in pain? I personally would not keep an animal confined and in pain for another ten years. Perhaps I sound particularly harsh but as cruel as nature is, predators pick off the slow, sore and weak and it is better at that than we are. Edited to add, I believe in giving horses a happy...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Charles de Kunffy (1)
Replies: 65
Views: 643

Re: Notes from Charles de Kunffy (1)

CdK used to come regularly to a barn I was at for a while. I watched his lessons and saw the results. I chose at that time to opt out. I was really really seeking a mentor of what I consider classical method at the time. I was quite sad, actually, to realize It wasnt going to work for me. Actually, ...
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How do they keep their shoes on? :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: How do they keep their shoes on? :-)

If water took shoes off you'd lose them every time you washed your horse. However that's very strenous. Poor horses
by Chisamba
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Charles de Kunffy (1)
Replies: 65
Views: 643

Re: Notes from Charles de Kunffy (1)

Cdk was a (apparently very good) jumper rider before he reinvented himself.

Reading your notes reminded me why I find him to be a person I don't work well with. He is full of contradictory statements and exercises.

In my opinion being old doesn't make you classical.
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 24
Views: 253

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

I love big butts and I cannot lie.
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

I might not be able to keep riding with my instructor which is tough because there is no one else who trains along the same lines as what he does. I'm not sure where else to go, because on my own i tend to go down the wrong paths. I'm wondering if I need to try some online stuff etc to try and teac...
by Chisamba
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 41
Views: 443

Re: Meet Mikey

Congratulations. He is lovely. Wishing you the all the good things.
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Fun at the Fair

Love it. It's Fair week here too. My 4 h kids did well at the horse show
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

kimba clinic small.jpg
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Just to prove i did actually ride Kimba in the clinic. a friend did take some photos its not actually a fabulous photo, but we are all matching in black and white, lol
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 93
Views: 8403

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

he really is a nice looking chap. good luck with your clinic ride
by Chisamba
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Rain, lost shoes, and barefoot
Replies: 30
Views: 277

Re: Rain, lost shoes, and barefoot

its been wet here surprisingly late in the year. i prefer barefoot if it is at all possible
by Chisamba
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Chisamba, I really enjoy that photo of you and Titanium, I'm glad you are feeling reproducible effects! In terms of my saddle, it's definitely an optical illusion. Now, do I need to sit down and back a little more, absolutely! lol. But, the pad that I'm using tends to tuck up into the gullet, so it...
by Chisamba
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

But even better, he's really starting to figure out the haunches in on a circle in the canter and it's making huge changes in his regular canter. He's keeping a large step behind, and I'm able to let go of the inside rein completely for a few steps at a time to test that he's not hanging on me. He'...
by Chisamba
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 291
Views: 6047

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Sadly I did not get many photos from the clinic, my phone, which has quite a good camera and video, broke and so i lost the ones Mikhail took for me, but a friend did get this one i quite like, of titanium during the clinic

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