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by Chisamba
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

I agree with ponichiwa - you can't change their natural tendencies, but you can train them to get better. I think I would be MUCH further ahead if I had started off lunging him the way I am now, with side reins short enough to be effective, and REALLY emphasizing that he MUST go when asked. We'd be...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 98
Views: 2406

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

https://dressage.sporthorsemarket.com/listings/dressage/horses/for-sale/golden-rule/5492/?utm_source=June+18+2018&utm_campaign=6%2F18%2F18+DM+Listings+Update&utm_medium=email This just came across my email. if an untrained pony shows "incredible talent for passage" does that mean ...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Kimba and I are working on simply being more expressive in her gaits, and being able to transition through different stride lengths without changing tempo. Also suppleness, which is i suppose a life long thing. In actual exercises we are improving your walk pirouette, working on better X in our half...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Flight, Ding sure has progressed, you must be so happy with your progression with him. I sure hope i can show a video of Kimba progressing similarly over the next couple of years! well done Greenholmeshandy, some horses really do prefer working in a crowd. and i agree your coat is a lovely color Mou...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

Remain active Dont lose suspension Allow shorter bascule Do not block with your seat or arms Rebalance and allow Spiral in on the circle in medium canter I can think of quite more useful comments and assists that are less obscure and more meaningful than quicken the bind end. (The guy in the video ...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: A little update

I had wondered how you were doing, and of course, how your mare is doing. Yes, going out for a year or even for a few months at four is a great way to let them grow up, and be more mature and ready to work, especially since you had her started before the break. Congratulations on your certification....
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

Remain active Dont lose suspension Allow shorter bascule Do not block with your seat or arms Rebalance and allow Spiral in on the circle in medium canter I can think of quite more useful comments and assists that are less obscure and more meaningful than quicken the bind end. (The guy in the video d...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

A horse can change balance standing still.
I took a metronome to the video. When the horse balanced over the centerline and the instructor said good, the footfall was slower, not quicker.

And I'm not even an advocate of french riding.

And I am walking away.
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

I promise to walk away from the topic. Sorry for irritating everyone.
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

See the lesson in the video hafdressage posted is an exact example of what I do not like.. it is an exact example of using an unclear buzz word to disguise poor teaching. The instructor gave nothing. No I indication. of how to be supposedly quicker behind. The horse in my opinion needed a change of ...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

well, i have to concede. I am older and lot less fit than i used to be, but I can still ride five horses a day, and although i finish tired, and at times i have joints that hurt, i can in fact still do it
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

Dressage takes little physical effort on a well trained horse, which is why riding a test becomes so much more about mental effort than physical. That is totally incorrect. How would you even know unless you rode a well trained high level horse? I agree with MC on this. Riding dressage well takes b...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me find my new horse!
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Help me find my new horse!

when you say third level, can i safely assume you want flying changes "fully installed?"

i was looking for fun, and so many supposed third level horses advertised are " flying changes in their near future" which to me is false advertising.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

okay, i am NOT picking on a particular rider but this is a well remembered scene to me, but, imho it demonstrated a horse that is quick behind but this has not maintained activity in front. of course clearly it is a difficult moment, and an example of shutting down, but it does show moments of what ...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

MC, not being disingenuous, some horses that are tapped behind on the hocks to piaffe to achieve quicker hind legs develop a stuck front end and bouncy hind end . have you seen the type of piaffe i am trying to describe? the not very desirable type. My first GP horse, Sunstorm, had a grounded front ...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

musical comedy wrote:Where I see quick behind mentioned a lot is in horse sale ads of expensive horses.


hahaha, that explains why its not as familiar to me, i don't look at those adverts!! :D :D
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

Musical Comedy, i see it was actually Khall that told "me" to ignore the terminology, not you, i do apologize.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

According to you, I'm not allowed to ask for clarification because in your opinion I should know what she meant, but then you share an article which clearly demonstrates that what is meant is not universally understood. I said you are not allowed to ask for clarification? No, I did not. But as a pr...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

silk wrote:
Chisamba wrote:very cute, i love the photos . I was wondering why you call them meezers?


Siamese -> "meez"

ooooh! thx
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

I am pedantic. I do dislike erroneous "slang". In my opinion the proof that the language is questionable is that an article like the one MC posted exists. There would be no need for such an article if the use of the word "quick" was not subject to misunderstanding. If you are act...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

when people say quick behind, i imagine those sewing machine horses that scurry. I really dislike the term. but since we are talking about it, would you say Totilas was "slow" behind?
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Quality of Life ?

I personally prefer not to wait until its a crisis. Crisis is frightening to a horse, I do my best to let them go peacefully and well loved. The problem? how do you know when the crisis is coming, how do you give the the best quality of life without waiting for the crisis to tell you, the human, tha...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: Chancellor! Who is that kitten?!

very cute, i love the photos . I was wondering why you call them meezers?
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Gosh, DJR. I love riding. But there are still times I have to force myself to just get on. I compromise. I jump on bareback and hack. I tell myself that ten minutes of walk is okay for today. At times once I'm on my normal routine asserts. At times I walk and get off. No Life nor human is perfect an...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 66
Views: 650

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

So according to the article its a term that has nothing to do with tempo and is supposedly about articulation and stepping under.

I sure will never understand how terms come to mean something they are not.

According to this article the ability is innate, not trained.
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Sorry I didn't comment on the video, Rosie. I see steady improvement, and agree still room to improve but definitely moving in the direction to do so.

I think he could still be quicker off the ground in the trot.
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Again I ask, because I really want an explanation, do you think his rhythm is incorrect? If he needs quicker stride with less time on the ground does he need it in all four feet, ie to maintain rhythm. He does have the hover trot which obviously would need to be quicker off the ground in all four fe...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

O am often not certain what you mean by quickness behind Dresseur. Its a term you use quite often. Do you feel Bliss is losing rhythm? I did not see that. I thought the canter rhythm was good. I agree that I'd like to see more reach as piedmontfields suggests. Sunstorm, my first GP horse, was built ...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

I think chisamba nailed it. Dresseur too made very valid points on why riding dressage goes against our natural tendencies! For me, the devil is in the details now. Initially when we are starting out there are big changes and hopefully big leaps in understanding. Now after many years it has become ...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ringbone...
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Ringbone...

I know that it doesn't work for ring bone. Injection, cortisone etc rarely help. In my experience it's a matter off how long can you keep them comfortable. Or nerving is an option.
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

I think it is not obvious for a few reasons. Humans tend to be satisfied with a result. If, for example, you lower your hands and the horse rounds its neck, you feel rewarded. But.... If you have a goal of elevating the front, and changing the balance of the horse, lowering the hand was the incorrec...
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

In the simplest terms, despite their differences and temperaments and confirmation horses go as we ride them. If a walk is sticky, we have allowed it, if a horse is rusty, same thing really. I sort of have a rule of three. First ask is light and polite. Second ask is more, a warning, as it were. Thi...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Glad you are feeling well enough to still be riding. I'm constantly learning how much can be done at the walk
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: study on how to learn skills faster
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: study on how to learn skills faster

Well just today I had an interesting teaching experience. My rider was trying a new horse. A project. Western trained trail horse. She is a dressage rider. I rode first and warned her that she had to ride with a draped rein as anytime you took contact the horse very politely stopped. She had several...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

Khall, it totally reminds me of saddle seat trot.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

It's true we do take diversions . I'm entitled to object to this one and you are entitled to shoot me down. I happen to enjoy the direct experiential discovery, timing, discussion of these threads. I don't see why everyone should have their own. I suppose if everyone wanted to start extolling the v...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 379

I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

Have you watched the freestyle of Charlotte's on Mount St John. She's a lovely rider, and it's a 81, scoring ride . So my questions are not related to trainer bashing etc. Do you think dressage will ever come back from the manufactured trot? Did the canter and walk regularly show lateral and then fo...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

It's true we do take diversions . I'm entitled to object to this one and you are entitled to shoot me down. I happen to enjoy the direct experiential discovery, timing, discussion of these threads. I don't see why everyone should have their own. I suppose if everyone wanted to start extolling the vi...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Are we now turning this into advertising?
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Walter Zettl

I didn't know him, meet him or ride with him. So I'll take your word for it. But, Linda Parelli claiming he lives on through her is enough to make me vomit.
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I'm particularly irritated by irresponsible fires. I hope it all end up better.

DJR. I love hearing about your sweet daughter.

Khall and flight I have used a long whip when riding to touch back feet or even rhythmically tap the rump to get it lowered in piaffe work. But I don't use a whippy one.
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Metalab bits?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Metalab bits?

I have. Haven't had a problem
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

So, isolating aids and checking responses has been super successful in curbing Kimba's most difficult trait, being anticipation.

Deneb is being strangely aggressive again and I'm looking for potential medical issues. Pain or tumors?

Anyway. I don't think I will ride her in the Helmut clinic.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7803

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I rode only my horses today, thursday is my " day off" which means i dont teach and clean stalls instead of riding. However, i decided my girls needed some riding and i needed a nice quiet day to do it. anyway, i spent the day isolating aids and reminding the horses that I preferred the co...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: More leg? Not really...No

Yes I've seen the meme.

To teach to me to ride forward to the fence my jumper trainer put me on a 'dirty' stopper.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 98
Views: 2406

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Chisamba wrote:http://www.palominosaddlebred.com/pals.htm

A couple of these look sporthorse


sorry, i did not realize they were so far away. no good
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

I think horses understand a herd leader. I've watched true herd leaders. They are benign but respected. Kea was a huge leader. If she flicked her tail everyone respected it. She was so respected that no one ever bullied her or tried to take her on. Much of her superiority was standing ground and bod...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 98
Views: 2406

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

http://www.palominosaddlebred.com/pals.htm

A couple of these look sporthorse
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 573

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

It used to be a thing that dressage horses never left the ring. So many reasons, footing change might injure them, blah blah. But the new social media trend toward ethical rising seems to have influenced people to turn out more, hack more, and get the horses out their stalls several times a day. Be ...

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