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by Chisamba
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **2019 Kringle Exchange!** ASSIGNMENTS SENT! **
Replies: 35
Views: 2129

Re: **2019 Kringle Exchange!** ASSIGNMENTS SENT! **

Baroque, I was very excited to get your shawl and felted sheep. You grew sheared carded spun and crochet it. Its marvelous. Thank you.

It only arrived last week. Thank you.
by Chisamba
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Manni, that is so familiar, doing it the horses way, or the expedient way, because the rider wants to be ready for and can be successful showing that way, then you hit the self made ceiling because to go on, you have to have some things in place, the thing that can catch me by surprise is that the &...
by Chisamba
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help for victims of barn fire at PaulaO's barn
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Help for victims of barn fire at PaulaO's barn

Am I to understand this is a personal phone number? Miss Thea would be better off using an AD HOC phone number to solicit donations rather than her personal phone.
by Chisamba
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nancy Grace
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Nancy Grace

First, I do not feel as if all the blah blah on that other forum is fact. Far from it. Second: looking for and listening to and reading what facts I could find, Barisone did not do any single thing to legally serve notice or evict his " squatters". The judge asked the lawyer if he had and ...
by Chisamba
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fire at my barn
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: Fire at my barn

the one thing that horrified me most about the horses i lost in the fire was being unable to give them a good death. I hate to read of barn fires. I am sorry the poor horse got smoke inhalation poisoning. i am so glad that Miss A is safe and sassy
by Chisamba
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

glad you got your canter in Straighforward :)
by Chisamba
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Can you help me think this through? (fence situation)
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Can you help me think this through? (fence situation)

if you cut the posts down level with the fence, and need to add electric you can simply use the stand offs that project inward by a few inches, i prefer those anyway.
by Chisamba
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Denny Emerson on Jump training
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Denny Emerson on Jump training

I used to do courses for shows, and a judge told me my distance was wrong in a double and made me change it. After one class I went back to her and asked if now that she saw how many riders and horses she tried to kill if she was ready to put the combination back to my distance. And she was.... My p...
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my dad
Replies: 17
Views: 256

Re: Jingles for my dad

Jingles for your Dad, you, and everyone . Peace to you all
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Denny Emerson on Jump training
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Denny Emerson on Jump training

So exvet would you know what distance to put a ground pole to increase bascule, or teach the horse to rock back? how about how to adjust the distance in a gymnastic to teach a horse to not chip in? would you set up a trot in gymnastic the same as a canter in, or walk in gymnastic? what stride do you...
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83667863_10158236916964175_1483704410977599488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQnLbmP2Sbb7DyqNA5LYggCsUgOjvmajmugcqLNQUKYC5osK4dLmXKVJEeLmGkQeTj4&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=581e7bcda826db460a51a944b6311248&oe=5EBC9FAD i broke down and decide...
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Sue B what did you use that for?
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Questions I ask myself about my connection. Can I lengthen the neck in a downward transition, can I lengthen the neck in half pass. Can my horse lengthen from the base if the neck or is it just poking its nose out. Kimba has boring gaits. No one looks at her and says, wow what a flashy mover. I have...
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle suggestions for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Saddle suggestions for a friend

I was not aware they had changed hands, so I do not know who their current fitter is.
by Chisamba
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 33
Views: 2625

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

heddylamar wrote:I had the second PRP procedure today, so I'm back on crutches. The ortho was encouraged by my feedback, but we won't have any real idea if it's worked for a while yet.

Wishing you well
by Chisamba
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Denny Emerson on Jump training
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Denny Emerson on Jump training

I feel like we had the 24 trot strides on a 20 m circle, six for each quarter. If I remember correctly it evolved into an uproar about different size horses having different stride length and the whole point of why a dressage arena is 20 m wide is because almost all horses and ponies ( excluding min...
by Chisamba
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle suggestions for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Saddle suggestions for a friend

Try asking the guy at Trumbull. I find him very knowledgeable
by Chisamba
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper

http://www.eurodressage.com/2006/09/21/ ... fen-peters

Shown small tour, trained to GP, quote Steffen, has no weaknesses
by Chisamba
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper

Legolas and Supenkasper were GP Ravel was small tour. Steffen posted video of Rosie doing piaffe and passage within the first few weeks of riding her. I think he has been very blessed to have such a provider Eurodressage Suppenkasper made their CDI debut at the CDIO Compiegne where they won the Gran...
by Chisamba
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper

Cosmo, ridden by Sonke since Cosmo he was 6 years old at M* , both Sonke's parents are ex olympic riders and he started in the ponies.
by Chisamba
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper

Has anyone on earth been given more trained top horses to ride than Steffen? Two already trained grand prix horses for every olympics on a platter
by Chisamba
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: On Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: On Saying Goodbye...

Now that a little time has passed, I just want to say you are so very very lucky to have been able to give your beloved horse good and gentle death. And I am sorry for your sadness
by Chisamba
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

So, by absolute coincidence I saw a photo on Facebook that illustrates my problem. I am not sharing the photo, but I will describe it. The horse was intermediate A winner, in the awards ceremony, going forward, poll high nose ahead. Overall a pleasing picture with two minor exceptions. The horses ho...
by Chisamba
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Flight wrote:Smiling in relief when I read your post Chisamba, because that's exactly what I've been doing lately!

Good luck , I hope the outcome shows promise
by Chisamba
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

PS. Based on you posture and hand position forward up and out, or forward down and out.
by Chisamba
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Flight. I have learned not to think of the gullet in isolation, this part of the whole neck, shoulder to nose. If you dont have the base of the neck, and the back, the gullet might close. If at that time you only fix the gullet, you might never address the real problem, If I make a medical metaphor,...
by Chisamba
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Listen to your horse. If you are sacrificing something to open the gullet, your horse is telling you something. What is he telling you? Work it out . Kimba told me something the other day and I got so pissed off with myself for listening to the bullshit training ethicists on facebook instead of resp...
by Chisamba
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Doritos commerical
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Doritos commerical

Canyon wrote:What a hoot! I love Sam's horse shaking its head "No."


absolutely the best part
by Chisamba
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A small nonsmoking brag
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: A small nonsmoking brag

keep it up, be amazed at your success. well done
by Chisamba
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

I find draw reins an interesting quandary, if you dont need them you can use them, if you have to use them. You probably shouldnt. By which I mean people skilled enough to use them.probably dont need them.

Ride on and enjoy
by Chisamba
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Ride #2 in the books with no crashes /phew I can't wait for my hip to be fully functional after the second PRP procedure and PT. As it is now, the left hip is already looser and my whole leg is draping v. the extremely painful tight thing I had going on for the past several years. It was like a who...
by Chisamba
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Well. In anticipation of our monthly lesson, Kimba sliced open her rear right fetlock and scratched her eye. Bandaging leg, no problem. Putting in eye ointment, I despise!!. Meanwhile Caliburn is progressing enough to be quite a fun ride. I am not a fan of being cold . It's been fairly January this ...
by Chisamba
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your evolution aka tolerance
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Your evolution aka tolerance

Blob, wrt ground manners it often amazes me what people allow on the ground.
by Chisamba
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: On Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: On Saying Goodbye...

I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the peaceful goodbye you were able to give.
by Chisamba
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Olympic squads
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: US Olympic squads

Yes Chandler she rides for USA. Haddad did the same when she lived in Germany. Unless you are a dual citizen, you have to ride under the flag of your passport
by Chisamba
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Olympic squads
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: US Olympic squads

Perhaps you missed where I explained she rides with Carl Hester, in other words, in Britain. If you live streamed Olympia you would have seen her
by Chisamba
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them
Replies: 22
Views: 1214

Re: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them

Well Damon Hill is an example, the owner was paying Ingrid Klimke to ride him. Then they negotiated with Ingrids assistant, Helen Langehanenbaan ( sp) to ride him for free. Well then they decided she needed to pay for the right to ride him , she dropped the horse, and the daughter started riding him...
by Chisamba
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Olympic squads
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: US Olympic squads

Interesting, they did that in South Africa when I was there and it gave you opportunity to attend all the SANEF clinics for free to build up their potential olympic squad. At the time South Africa was banned from international competition and were trying to stay relevant. It worked I think, the qual...
by Chisamba
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

It's been spectacularly fabulous weather for January. After every rude Kimba and I go around our trail. Today it was high winds and cold so I had the indoor closed. Once I gave Kimba a free rein, she marched over to the closed door and and was indignant when I didn't open it. :D I usually think if J...
by Chisamba
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: riding gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: riding gloves

i buy Roekl mainly, winter ones for winter, summer ones for summer.
by Chisamba
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Strange infection
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: Strange infection

What about Desitin do you think would cause irritation?

I quite like Calmoseptine. That does tingle a bit. I use it on myself too.
by Chisamba
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: MARES-- A venting thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: MARES-- A venting thread

In circumstances like that I will talk to the vet and treatceirh regumate for 90 days, if on the regumate she quits spooking, quits being girthy etc, at least you know its hormonal, not something else,like ulcers or soreness. I had a mare I was sure was hormonal, but regumate didnt help , ulcer trea...
by Chisamba
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2020 training hopes and dreams
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: 2020 training hopes and dreams

I just wrote on the goals thread how my goal was happy riding, then I read Aleuronx dreams on thus thread.

It struck a chord.
by Chisamba
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 4374

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

More than 20 years ago, Gosh it was probably 30 years ago, I attended a series of clinics by Major Anders Lindgren. https://horsesdaily.com/article/major-anders-lindgren-swedish-contributor-american-dressage The clinic was transformative mostly from the perspective of instruction, but also riding. O...
by Chisamba
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 953

Re: Yoga

I understand Hayburner most in this. My husband got me a fitness tracking watch for Christmas. Tracking my week apparently the thing I need most is sleep. So maybe I'll try Sleep yoga. Lmao
by Chisamba
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Golden Paste for Dogs: Elderly Dog Help
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Golden Paste for Dogs: Elderly Dog Help

Are you in a Lyme area? My old dog got very sore and lethargic and had a high Lyme titre. Doxycycline was the treatment
by Chisamba
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 104
Views: 8070

Re: So what are you watching?

I dont often have time but I had 2. I loved the British baking show, I Netflix watched that.

Right now my favorite is Mandalorian on Disney
by Chisamba
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone purchase a horse long distance without a visit?

Well, I have bought quite few horses sight unseen and most were projects or "rescues". I started about 10 years ago with PMU foals. They were never handled and all the way from Manitiba , a photo and a sparse description. Every single one was great, sound, good natured, just needed trainin...
by Chisamba
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: **2019 Kringle Exchange!** ASSIGNMENTS SENT! **
Replies: 35
Views: 2129

Re: **2019 Kringle Exchange!** ASSIGNMENTS SENT! **

pKOR wrote:I got the best gift from Chisamba!!! An Amazon gift card! Thank you so much, I love to spend money :D :D :D :D

Thank you for liking it. :)

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