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by Chisamba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 25
Views: 343

Re: Trainers riding through you.

Perhaps I am not understanding what you mean. Let's say trainer A says do a shoulder in on the quarter line. Then may add, because the rail isnt there to hold position you have lost the hind quarter to the outside. Or trainer B might say, turn before the rail weight your inside seatbone keep the hor...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

So now you have a name and an age (13) how is your narrative going to shift, from "I was there and it wasnt abuse?" 13 is okay because she threw herself at him?
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Here is an early one, I was about 4
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My family on horse back I am the tyke 4th from the right
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Another early one
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Leading Queens Pride to pasture
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And more currently
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Deneb
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by Chisamba
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

all genders are capable of sexual crime, hetero and homo sexual predation occurs. sexual crime, even harassment, between adults with a power structure difference in the work place, the sport place or any organization hurts everyone, not just the "couple" involved. even favoritism, without ...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: When you develop a new standard for a gait...
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: When you develop a new standard for a gait...

Yes, I'm going through this. I'm learning to accept that there could be more as I go along! I try and maintain each step as 'this is your trot/canter now horse' of course it doesn't always happen. I worry that I'm on the wrong path at times, and not having regular lessons doesn't help with this, al...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

When I was little we were coming back from a party with the neighbor when our car broke down. We had to walk home along the fire break. After a while we heard lions . My brother suggested we run. Well that would have kept everyone safe except the slowest. I guess that theory is fine if you are very ...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Dieting
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Dieting

I agree with Kande, I think that controlling calorie intake works differently for different people. I find eating carbs increases my appetite. I absolutely hate logging food and counting calories so naturally reducing my appetite works for me. I absolutely agree it's a lifestyle change needed I also...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sitting the trot on the Green Horse: What's Your Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Sitting the trot on the Green Horse: What's Your Take?

It depends on the rider, if you sit well then I think sitting helps strengthen and balance, you can begin to influence the horse or pony with your core and psoas.

If you bounce (smile) then perhaps wait.
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

Ryeissa wrote:
khall wrote:
I cannot understand this mental apathy to men behaving badly, illegally and immorally. If we do not stand up for ourselves and our children nothing will change.


I agree....


Agree.
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Here he is!
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: Here he is!

You do look good together, enjoy!
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

Usef one organization. Safe sport, completely different congressionally mandated organization that now is mandated to monitor all Olympic sports. Usef responds to the recommendations of Safe Sports wrt sexual misconduct and bullying. USEF does not investigate, Safw Sport does. They are separate enti...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

Ten or twenty years later, I think the victims should be honored for sharing their stories, and if there is an organization that will pick up the case and investigate, I don't see anything wrong with that. And if they are sharing things that have been clouded by bad memory? What then? That is the w...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

And, food for thought. Someone wrote not every youth coach is a child predator. But every child predator wants to be a youth coach. Certain activities attract types. Among the fabulous people who.live their sport and are dedicated to it are those attracted for another reason, teaching, scouts, and r...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

Both abby and Chancellor are classic examples of why we need safe sport, which is NOT an equestrian organization, it is. Very difficult to look beyond our experience . It does need an objective organization not influenced by the social blanket of the horse world. it is as tdk said a federally mandat...
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: When you develop a new standard for a gait...
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: When you develop a new standard for a gait...

Well every onion has layers. You can peel a few onions and some make you cry and some don't. Lol Point being if you have ridden any number of horses and none of them piaffe passage pirouette or do tempi, you wont be able to sit on a grand prix horse and enjoy it. I remember someone on udbb bought a ...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

I've been seeing all the commentary around Robert Gage and have been quite surprised by how many people are angry at safe sport over his death. Yes, it's true in each incident reported it's one person's word against another. But I think it is unlikely that many young women would lie about inappropr...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Re: Safe sport

I would say a repeat offender, definitely not "statue of limitations". I read of one case where a legal arbitration reduced the penalty to 7 months because it was a long time ago and no repeat offense. But I think two, or three is a pattern of behavior . Otoh I do believe in the ability to...
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1062

Safe sport

I was not fully behind Safe Sport at first. I did the training, found the limitations irksome, but I did think it was more about USEF covering its behind, and that there is a criminal.procedure to prosecute molesters. I have changed my mind. We really as a masse, seem to be much too inclined to excu...
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: lateral work: why, how to, and where for

I believe the theory that the benefit if dressage is to teach the horse ro carry itself equally on each if its four legs, with the obvious goal being soundness and balance to enable them to carry a rider without excessive stress. So the lateral exercises the, have as a goal, the redistribution of we...
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Jingles Rye, for your show and everything
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Happy news for MichaelB
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Happy news for MichaelB

That is happy news.
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Great to see everyone's progress and pictures! Chisamba, looking forward to hearing excalibur's (is that his official name?) updates. . well some one told my son that Excalibur is the name of a sheath cleaner, he asked me if i thought they called it that to make a play on the word sword.. um, maybe...
by Chisamba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1876

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

I got updated video on the 2 year old - search Northspring Acres on YouTube and look for videos for a 2 year old Hann colt or 2 year old Sir Donnerhall. Other than a long neck and small head, he looks decent to me, so I'm thinking I'll go ahead and vet him. If he turns out not to be exactly what I ...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

WOW!! Chisamba I guess that means he is pretty fit. Sad that he may have been confused trying to return home - creatures of habit. I had a pony years ago that I had sold who ran away twice within a week. First time he was reported to the police by a neighbor on someones front lawn. Second time he w...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

So, I didn't really start with goals this time but I am really happy to report that Kimba and I have focused on cooperation and it us paying off. An increased focus on lateral work in canter and renewed focus in counter canter had had positive impact on gait quality . She is also beginning to get mo...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: best correction half pad
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: best correction half pad

Yes! I finally likec up ther brand, but mountaineer filled you in first!
by Chisamba
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Birds and cookware
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Birds and cookware

Can I just say I don't understand this thread? Does teflon give off stuff that is toxic to birds? Chisamba, you cook cats?! Yes they are delicious. But cast iron, in case you didn't realize my intention I might actually have eaten cat and dog. When I was in high school there was a place that served...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

For me, the book helped me because it is specific in what to notice and look for in photos (and consequently video) and generally in horses. But how do you know what she is telling you is accurate? Maybe her version of what looks good or bad is not what another person sees. Also, there are certain ...
by Chisamba
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: best correction half pad
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: best correction half pad

I like the one with 6 pockets so you can fill exactly the area you need to, I will look up the brand name when I get to the barn
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Birds and cookware
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Birds and cookware

I don't care how well you season it and how carefully you cook cat iron does not cook fried eggs well, lol.

Ceramic cookware is bird safe and non stick but you have to be talky careful or it only lasts about a year

https://www.windycityparrot.com/blog/20 ... ernatives/
by Chisamba
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Someone showed me this book: https://www.amazon.com.au/HORSES-VOICE-KIND-HORSEMANSHIP-BECOME-ebook/dp/B07L8K3ZK1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+horses+voice&qid=1559611551&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 It's very good! Although now I look at my photos and cringe!! All the reviews sound scripted. What d...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

The challenge of transitions is maintaining quality of gait. Each stride should be the same rhythm and tempo. So first stride of canter should have all the jump and energy. At times repeating transitions to much can rob the stride of jump. I don't do it over and over and over and I do vary the numbe...
by Chisamba
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Altering diet for a slightly chubby pony

Alfalfa is good for them, grain is less advantageous. I would cut back on the grain component. Give enough to balance his ration of minerals and such.
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We said "I do"
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: We said "I do"

Congratulations on your beautiful wedding. May you be happy
by Chisamba
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

This is so simple, but a dear friend reminded me of this exercise today on a 20 m circle: Exactly 4 (or less) strides canter. To exactly 4 (or less) strides trot. Repeat. It is all about being accountable for your aids and your horses' response...and feeling the improvements from that lack of ambig...
by Chisamba
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

khall wrote:I don't agree chisamba, pause the video and see where he is crossing the inside HL over the outside HL in the LY and does step under the CL. That is a lovely horse.


do a screen grab and show me, i am not seeing it.
by Chisamba
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: UPDATE BELOW: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?
Replies: 30
Views: 659

Re: UPDATE BELOW: Do you vaccinate for Rabies? How often?

Josette I am sorry your poor horse is so challenged by the shot. I hope he is able to overcome the issues . i guess i would cold hose the legs and max out the anti inflammatories
by Chisamba
Thu May 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Watch the video no criticism the rider is doing a fine job. The horse is moving away from the inside hind leg, so it is stepping away from the leg. So the inside hind never steps under the body. The font legs go first, pull the body over and the hind end has permission to trail. The horse does move ...
by Chisamba
Thu May 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

I am fairly certain a gait and anatomy specialist could explain this better but the horse jumps in the canter which is a the beat gait. Jumping sideways requires no cross over, no step under, not added balance. If you as a rider are good enough to place shoulders hips and control balance going sidew...
by Chisamba
Wed May 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Long hair and show attire
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Long hair and show attire

when i had very long hair, i braided it down, in two pieces, then joine the two below the nape of my neck away from the helmet, then folded it on itself, hairnet, rubber band over hair net, you have to use a good hair net not those flimsy ones
by Chisamba
Wed May 29, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

I agree with lots of canter, but I also think transitions within the gait are an excellent test of the connection as well as excellent development of top line. I wish they had canter stretch circles, not trot stretch circles in tests. It's a much better test of stretch and carriage. I also thing tra...
by Chisamba
Wed May 29, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1563

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

Congratulations
by Chisamba
Tue May 28, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!
Replies: 38
Views: 1024

Re: Sweet Itch season is almost here..any suggestions!

I looked at the Boett sheet and I am considering it. I wonder how durable it is, my pony isn't the worst blanket wearer but he is still really hard on blankets. Chisamba ....Do you think the Boett is pretty durable/ I will try the diluted white vinegar rinse! It is the most durable of any I have tr...
by Chisamba
Mon May 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Mountaineer, I'm going to try that today! I know it is not "easy". Anytime I have to count and be straight, it is real work. Demi, my main comment is that I like that your mare has an open throat latch and is not too closed in front. How are walk-canter-walk transitions going? Actually my...
by Chisamba
Sun May 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Konig boot colors
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Konig boot colors

I saw a pair of Bordeaux, they were very attractive. I've not seen blackberry
by Chisamba
Thu May 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6666

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: 287
Views: 6666

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, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1563

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: 287
Views: 6666

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Khall. What does she mean by paddle?

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