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by Chisamba
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I use Diane Frack. She was trained by Bill Schultz, who I really like but he doesnt work full time anymore.

However my vet comes, does any sedation if needed, and consults on all the work.
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Love the pics of Riot, Laddie and Finn. Glad to hear he was super sensible Deanna. Also hope your dressage saddle works out Rye. Hope those in pain recover quick as a brick. I'm in rider heaven this week. My own horses and training horses have been such a pleasure to ride. I OFTEN feel stuck. I've h...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

I think a good horse is a good horse. Generalizing is rarely accurate but I think mares are kinda one person animals and geldings are more amenable to sharing riders

But there are good and unsuitable in both genders
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

My chaps slid off without being unzipped. My jeans dont fit and I borrowed a belt. That was as almost a cluster as it was a slider, and I couldn't work our how to get it loose. Lol.

Still need to join a gym
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

In my.opinion the horse functions like a train with three cars. Head and neck being one, shoulders being the second, and hindquarters being the third. All attached but able to position separately. Most horses will lean in pr lean out in the shoulder no matter how well you ride the nose and hind quar...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

I use flech a droit often . My horse is not disconnected nor posed, thank you. Iparticularly like to use it before changing flexion across the centerline in serpentine. It is used very often by slightly overflexing and then straightening the horse in position on the rail. Any time you take a counter...
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I did want to debut second level with Kimba in a rated show, since we did okay in a schooling show, but you are there, way ahead of everyone who did not show up!! like me. Chisamba, maybe consider the rated dressage show at Buck's County Horse Park on October 20. I always liked that show because th...
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

I am snacking on fresh green beans as i read this, and admiring Heddylamar!! congrats.
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

i am with you on disliking the monocrown trend. especially the bulky padded monstrosities. i do not for a moment believe they put less pressure on the crown. I also dislike crank nose bands. makes bridle hunting difficult for me at this time. i tend to look for hunter bridles.
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

I quit the YMCA because it is just too far away for me to fit in on my regular routine, i would like to join a slightly closer smaller place, because i really do work out better if I go somewhere to do so. I will talk my son into joining me at it!
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Rosie, i am impressed that you are out there doing what I goaled to do, and then did not!! I did want to debut second level with Kimba in a rated show, since we did okay in a schooling show, but you are there, way ahead of everyone who did not show up!! like me. I like the canter photo that said, it...
by Chisamba
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

So I started asking for more, as in more difficulty stuff, really clean simple canter walk transitions in a straight line, etc. The interesting thing is that as i ask for more demanding stuff, i can see where the holes are in the easier stuff, so i intersperse circles and serpentines in between help...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

I have been riding and keeping busy. I'll let you know Thursday if I am still on track weight wise. Im feeling ok.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Well, I had the saddle fitter out and made sure all saddles fit comfortably. I try to do this annually if something does not creep up sooner. I have been working on not rushing the tempo in canter, and supplying exercises on both beasts. Titan is far more talented in his gaits than poor Kimba, but o...
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Favourite suppling exercises

It's my opinion that if you cannot get an energetic walk with your energy conservative horse, you probably dont really have it at trot or canter.

If I have a bit of a slug I spend at least ten minutes getting a very energetic walk.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

There are people who like dressage and quarter horses, they look at pedigrees when looking for their next sport horse. Having a show record under the original breed name may not help you, but does help others.
by Chisamba
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 337

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

I always believed it was unfair to the breeder to change the registered name so with a registered horse I have always kept it the same.
by Chisamba
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 446

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

I do a leg yield or or two in most of my warmups and then do more of it usually in conjunction with the HP. I either will train the HP in leg yield position (Carl Hester does/recommends this a lot) or I will half-pass for a few steps adn then go back to the leg yield, then back to the half pass. Si...
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

Again you cannot discuss compressibility of air without including volume. A soft car tire will compress, a highly inflated one will not. The compression of air is related to volume and pressure
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Fair enough maybe I was overly touchy. I respect people who do in hand work that translates to under saddle. I think it may be easier for horses who have lateral work on bending lines introduced in hand to then do the same under saddle. I personally feel it's ok to forget about implosion when workin...
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)

I really agree with having a trainer who still rides and would get on my horse to help or show me something. Horses can look deceptive. I remember well a particular occasion at an Anders Lindgren clinic where one horse was a quiet, relaxed willing easy going qh without a lot of talent. Well the clin...
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I wasnt really expecting a list of everyone who uses the exercise. It was a tongue in cheek poke at how there is nothing new under the sun. Again, I'll just step out of the ring. You win.
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

Some discuss to learn and some discuss to win. Go ahead and notch a win Tsavo. Not sure what
you won, but congrats. I'll return to discussion with those who want to learn it share knowledge. I'm out.
by Chisamba
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Khall I thought I invented TOF in renver. So much for that thought lol.
by Chisamba
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Koolkat wrote:Send it to Tom Hanks. . . . (click on blue arrow, upper left):

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/55763621 ... about-them

I bought and started reading it lol
by Chisamba
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

Tsavo did not respond to my specific observation that without a saddle one can lift the weight off the horses back completely by closing the thighs. There is a way to lighten the seat that excludes saddle panels or stirrups.
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

I was thinking about the issue of weight distribution and CH. Here is the thing... I think whether you sit with no weight on thigh or foot, or you are standing in the stirrups, the saddle is distributing your weight over the entire contact area. I think the perception of weight distribution to the ...
by Chisamba
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 192
Views: 2389

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I loved in TN for about 10 years, but more west. Still loved it best if all the places I lived in the USA

Mountaineer, sounds like a good decision.

Greenhomeshandy. We ride because we love it, it doesnt makes sense not to do what you love and what your horse loves.
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5059

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Yeah, how is the big cheese.
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

Hope the dog is ok. I'm sure she appreciated food
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

Tsavo it is more about my pelvis than my legs. I hate riding with shorter stirrups and 2-3 holes would be a no go for me, need that leg on Rip for safety. I have a very mobile hip/pelvis/spine and need to keep the tone better with the illiopsoas to keep the pelvis correct and leg correct. It comes ...
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Improving the Canter Seat
Replies: 59
Views: 791

Re: Improving the Canter Seat

piedmontfields wrote:Chisamba,

p.s. Cool saddle pad!


I bought it at a clinic. Then put it in storage and lost it . Then my friend who shares the.licker brought it so I played matchy matchy and made Mikhail photo me lol
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

I'm not trying to convert anyone, just hoping to be helpful
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

Tuddy, I recommend vitamins and electrolytes to stop headaches when changing nutrition Yes, Gatorade and upping my vitamins for sure. And Probiotics. Gotta keep the tummy happy or the brain isn't happy. Oh, the things I have learned from having anxiety! I feel much better today, had a really good s...
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

Again, if you eat sugar it seems counter intuitive to eat more, but add cheese, protein, fiber, to slow the digestion and carry you past the insulin spike too much sugar causes.

Don rely o. Your will power, just add fiber or protein if you already caved .
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

I thought it was the.most basic goal in riding to have hands independent of the seat.
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

My niece is an endurance rider. She is lean, light and fit. She spends much of her ride in the stirrups. Jumpers, eventers, jockeys, etc all spend time with all their weight in stirrups to free the horses back. It was a few generations ago that a lot of very successful riders worked out that you can...
by Chisamba
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 641

Re: Musings on leg position

In the canter seat thread I demonstrated why the CHS system does not help me or my horse. I personally prefer a lightly weighted stirrup and thigh that doesn't flop. Honestly she is a beautiful slender rider but watching her live, the floppy thigh doest look like an asset. I do look the forward thin...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ferdinand (animated film)
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Ferdinand (animated film)

i will have to watch it just to see
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Improving the Canter Seat
Replies: 59
Views: 791

Re: Improving the Canter Seat

some people are genius at looking at photos, so if anyone sees anything else i would find it helpful, just dont slay me please. i realize everything could be better lol. also the photos strangely shortens the leg, it must be perspective

I do open my hip on the down , yes
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September/October Goals and autumnal musings
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: September/October Goals and autumnal musings

i was just going to tell you that cause i enjoy your posts :)
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)

at the moment i need a consistent mentor who is not show oriented but who will enlarge on traditional principles without being locked in to breed specifics. I say traditional because there seems to be a peculiar schism of people who use the term " classical". I do think that competitive dr...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Improving the Canter Seat
Replies: 59
Views: 791

Re: Improving the Canter Seat

20180905_141425_480x516.jpg This photo I purposefully sat forward, but still kept weight in my seat. The shoulder comes up but the back is still a bit hollow behind the saddle. SmartSelect_20180905-140748_Video Player_480x584.jpg Finally distributing weight through seat, legs and thighs with a forw...
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Improving the Canter Seat
Replies: 59
Views: 791

Re: Improving the Canter Seat

Posting some unflattering photos to demo my opinion on canter seat.

First, all weight in seat. Upper body back.
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

Thank you Demi.

I am diabetic too. I suggest some protein if you eat carbs to extend the glycemic index. 65 feels awful
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 41
Views: 424

Re: Accountability

Tuddy, I recommend vitamins and electrolytes to stop headaches when changing nutrition
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Favourite suppling exercises

It sounds really boring but circles and serpentine. To get the supple and connected, then we add on , like zig zag laterals in place of shallow serpentine, shoulder in or shoulder out. Travers and Renver etc. Kimba is still working on balance in counter canter so I envy your progress in cc
by Chisamba
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1299

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Riding to an FEI level is a very limited measure of success. There are trainers in FEI who bought upper level horses to qualify as judges and ride like puppets. There are riders who use rollkur, and riders who use crank and spank, and riders who use pliers to tighten nose bands , all filling the ran...

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