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by Chisamba
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Chisamba, I need to go and find what you wrote - sometimes when I don't log on for a while I miss things in the thread! But yes, yes to what you said! Although... what Miro was doing was bringing the shoulder to the inside and dropping the outside rein connection slightly- not blowing through the o...
by Chisamba
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

when exvet was talking about shoulders I shared my mantra expecting hallelujahs. lmao. the horse should come to the outside rein, not through the outside rein, every stride of every move. it was so profound to me and completely inconsequential to everyone else. but both Dresseur and Tanga just descr...
by Chisamba
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Straightforward, i think Annabelle started off quick but not off the leg and thus did not do well in the canter transition, i think that once she slowed down and was more relaxed off the leg, she picked up the canter better. Have you ever tried a full turn on the forehand off the outside leg into th...
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

in real news, none of my horses missed a beat for having the week off. well that might not be true Saiph was a bit stuck and not off the leg.

naturally forward horses seem easier
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

at times I wish I had the ability when I was younger, and the wisdom and experience I have now. As I gain skill and patience I have lost , well , hutzpah. oh well. Life is good
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please jingle for my Gracie
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Please jingle for my Gracie

jingles for Gracie and for you
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

I wish the duck I could stay upright in my pirouette. aaaaaaargj
by Chisamba
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

for the first time in a long long time I never ride any of my horses this week. a cumulative of broken fence to repair, vet visit, and really being committed to riding the paying horses first. kimba seemed mightily offended but S and C were fine so long as I have attention. I am curious to see if th...
by Chisamba
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kirby (1998-2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: Kirby (1998-2020)

I am so sorry
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

3 strikes against, mare. temperament 6, needs experienced rider,
for:
firt Collins and my new favorite breed

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by Chisamba
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 155
Views: 17482

Re: Covid 19

it is a bit peculiar, people come to the barn and are upset when I say mask up, so I say if you can't wear a mask, I cannot board your horse. on of my clients was at work with someone who tested positive and was at the barn before she knew. there were two other at the barn when she was here and I gr...
by Chisamba
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Andalusian/PRE people?
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Andalusian/PRE people?

I find my lipzzaners x very sensitive forward and sensible so maybe include them too. trotting standies can be nice but you have to develop the canter. I did train an Andalusian stallion, he was totally a push ride
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

I wish you were not so far away, but of course you may not share my taste anyway, but there are a few stunning DHH in PA, and i love my DHH
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Joint support/maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Joint support/maintenance

Well the only thing pentosan is labelled for in the usa is interstitial cystitis and its an oral, the joint support and soft tissue support we use it for is extra label. anyway, it is used in Australia for arthritis just like you can actually give injectable banamine orally, so too pentosan. it can ...
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Joint support/maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Joint support/maintenance

I use pentosan as needed. I don't believe in feed through because I suffer from pretty nasty arthritis myself and not one of those expensive supplements helped even a bit.

pentosan can be given orally
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

I use exercises pole work and all to supple strengthen and assist feelings etc, I love shoulder in counter shoulder in and many exercises but I differ from some, and I don't want to try and convert anyone or expect anyone to change their method or process, I just differ in some things. I think you i...
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

I think preventing shoulder bulging is about teaching the horse to come to the outside rein, not through the outside rein. but it is also about not allowing the inside rein to be too light on the hollow side. in other words it's not about exercises but consistent attending to equal contactnin both r...
by Chisamba
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your awesome mares
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Tell me about your awesome mares

I have ridden so many mares but maybe I should begin with Monthor. 20201115_181728.jpg she was an off the track thoroughbred but the ultimate kick ride babysitter. I was quite young so I would have to put my saddle on a barrel, stand her alongside said barrel, climb on the barrel and slide the saddl...
by Chisamba
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

you would love Kimba, she is eagerly forward
by Chisamba
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

ExVet, Brandon is adorable, and it looks like he's trying hard to figure it out! Aleuronx, glad to hear Kora is coming through her awkward phase. Best of luck finding the right fit for a new position! Demi - here is our right lead work from the clinic, if you're interested. This was A's first cante...
by Chisamba
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your awesome mares
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Tell me about your awesome mares

One weird pattern in my horse life is that I have gotten along with every bay mare i've ever ridden/worked with. I've had a LOT of horses come in and out of my life but there is no other classification like that I can make, with any other color, gender, breed there have been some I've liked and som...
by Chisamba
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your awesome mares
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Tell me about your awesome mares

I have had both. Good mares and bad mares. I suggest you simply do not let gender be a deciding factor. if they are sound healthy rideable and trainable, that's primo.
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Whose watching election night?
Replies: 23
Views: 1020

Re: Whose watching election night?

I am purposefully not watching. I will know once the counts are in.
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Cat 2, Rugs 0
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Cat 2, Rugs 0

try go no carpet in the one room until the habit is broken?
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Double bridles
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Double bridles

I agreevwith flight, when left vertical the port should not engage the palate
by Chisamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Is anyone else having a hard time with all of this?
Replies: 52
Views: 4014

Re: Is anyone else having a hard time with all of this?

It would be rather pleasant if people stopped name calling and labeling for long enough to work together. it starts with us. I think. can we chat on a forum where we already have common interests without rudeness disrespect and name calling? the article I read ..... THE NEW YORK TIMES SEP 26, 2020 A...
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 191
Views: 5619

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

So, I have loved 2020. yes I know we a pandemic etc, but I think it encouraged us to do few things we were not very good at. spend more time as a family show business a lot can be done from home co operate internationally at least on a medical level. of course exercising feeding and cleaning stall s...
by Chisamba
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Here!
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: New Here!

Alfie is lovely, you must be so happy he came back sound.
by Chisamba
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A bit slow to the party, but I am back!
Replies: 32
Views: 1445

Re: A bit slow to the party, but I am back!

hello, I hope you enjoy being here. sounds like poor Khodi has been through a lot. so glad to hear that he recovered.
by Chisamba
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Those that have done the impossible
Replies: 50
Views: 1045

Re: Those that have done the impossible

I think the sport of dressage has become a lot more about the fancy horse as time goes by. If your goal is to win at the FEI level, 30K is severely under budget. However in my experience, if you want to get your bronze and work toward your silver, it can be done on a budget. My first FEI horses was ...
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: But it’s raining
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: But it’s raining

horses out. rain shine snow or wind. I prefer to put in rain sheets if owners provide. if anyone complains I refer them to my vet.
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Halloween

I agree, bacon and eggs is very clever.

I went to a Halloween hunter pace, I did the skeleton rider on a slightly skeleton horse.

in Zambia they never celebrated Halloween so I've come to it as an adult.
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Top Riders Signing Petition NOT to Wear Helmets
Replies: 19
Views: 577

Re: Top Riders Signing Petition NOT to Wear Helmets

the peculiar thing is they seem to forget every single part of riding is controlled, what pants, what boots, what spurs, what coat, and yes, what head covering. I did have that moment of glee when i had to go out and buy my top hat, but it was because it stood for riding at that level, and had nothi...
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: training to self-load
Replies: 39
Views: 928

Re: training to self-load

I use the method described by Silk. i will teach the horse to step over a pole, a tarp, or a barrel, and stop, not leap on over or back off. I like to be able to whoa the horse half way in, and back it out, i may practice over a tarp first. I like to be able to whoa the horse half way out, and then ...
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

the great thing about green horses is that you really can bring them on as you prefer.
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester
Replies: 313
Views: 9100

Re: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester

I swear! every time my phone upgraded autocorrect goes into overdrive. my apologies
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester
Replies: 313
Views: 9100

Re: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester

we are lucky right now in our weather. clean air, fall temperatures, and pretty leaves. I am pretty much getting the barn ready for winter. I set up a new cavaletti grid each week and use it in my riding. this week was the old fashioned W. I am trying to ride a test in each horse each week. this is ...
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

I never answered your question. I used to look for the horse most likely to forward my ambition. lately I have looked for the horse that needed me. my the main squeezes were all in precarious situations that could well have ended in their deaths. I decided I would take them on, and either give them ...
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rider confidence
Replies: 38
Views: 887

Re: Rider confidence

when I was little I got on the horse because it was fun. It was joyous, adventuresome and amazing. then I learned to train, to improve , to set goals and forgot how to have fun. Now, I know, if I'm not having fun, it's highly unlikely my horse is enjoying it. my horses carry my weight, and the weigh...
by Chisamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Christmas card exchange 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: Christmas card exchange 2020

hello, I am in, again. even though you all got my cards in January one year.
by Chisamba
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: shoes and performance
Replies: 49
Views: 2324

Re: shoes and performance

I have waffled around doing only in front, or only hind and if the horse is wearing and tender, that makes sense, but if you are agreeing for performance, it doesn't make sense, imho, not to do all four. that said, here in the northeast, I wouldn't die till April because I don't like snow pads
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester
Replies: 313
Views: 9100

Re: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester

I dislike myself when the solution to my problem is something I damned well know and somehow neglected. Horses can be humbling yes. I have finished show season, I am now planning the winter journey to next year's goals. I will have 3 show horses, along with my six client horses. I think I need to ma...
by Chisamba
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We need to talk...
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: We need to talk...

what an expression!
by Chisamba
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester
Replies: 313
Views: 9100

Re: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester

So after a lot of work on collection, strength and encouraging more lateral suppleness at the canter in our fire plug build of a welsh cob this past week, we took the last two days off to just trail ride. Junior was very happy to be out in the desert. The big news of the week is that I had another ...
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester
Replies: 313
Views: 9100

Re: May only the leaves fall this Fall. September October training Bimester

Well Kimba and I headed to our second show at Square One. I did second level because I wasn't ready to show third with her changes still being unreliable. She did nicely with her counter canter but tends to hide a little in her left flexion. I am excited to announce she won the series championship w...
by Chisamba
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Is anyone else having a hard time with all of this?
Replies: 52
Views: 4014

Re: Is anyone else having a hard time with all of this?

RBG passing away < 60d prior to the election is the most 2020 thing to happen so far this year. Thank you for fighting as long as you did, RBG. Here's hoping the Senate doesn't confirm the right-wing figurehead woman. Politico did a good article on this president's use of women. Strategic, but what...
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

I am wasting time at the airport looking at horses in Colorado for sale. are you near Fort Collins i saw y the mustangs ad i think
by Chisamba
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 205
Views: 4341

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

when I think of Good quarter horses, I admit I'm thinking of working ranch bed horses, not the halter types. the ddbb last who died dressage and Western on her quarter horses would be an excellent person to ask

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