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by Rosie B
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Sue B - sounds like you're getting some good work from both your boys. :) But if you don't sign up for shows, you won't get to wear your lovely new jacket! ;) I got the video from Saturday organized and I think it shows some of the "new standard" in both trot and canter. I would still like...
by Rosie B
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Congrats Rye! Those are great scores. Are you planning to show recognized anytime this season?

Flight - looking good!

Bliss is getting more consistent with the new standard of canter. It’s still very much a work in progress and my position has suffered a bit but here’s photographic evidence:
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Norsey looks great! What a nice picture of you both. :) Mari - that sounds very frustrating, but at least he has changes now! lol Rye - good luck at your show and I can't wait to hear about it. I had my second lesson with my new trainer last night. I am certain now this trainer is good for us. We ju...
by Rosie B
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:00 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've been working a lot on the canter lately and have been seeing some positive changes as a result. I haven't been doing anything very different, just being more consistent and clear in my demands. I've been doing lots of transitions and rubber band exercises on 20m circles and that's about it. But...
by Rosie B
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1869

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

He is very nice. :) Best of luck!
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Imperini - You guys have clearly come a long way! She looks nicely balanced in the canter photo especially. Chantal - Mikey is stunning. :) He looks like a great partner for you and I'm excited to see how you guys progress. Mari - looking forward to hearing your show report! Bliss and I have been cl...
by Rosie B
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:37 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

Hah! I do that one at least once a week. Well ridden transitions are the bread and butter of dressage. And if you don’t have complete control over exactly when and where they occur, your horse is not actually on the aids.
by Rosie B
Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Bliss and I have been working very consistently at the basics. I had my first lesson in almost a year on Wednesday. I found a local trainer who has competed to Grand Prix who is willing to come out to my place on a regular basis. It was great and I look forward to working with her consistently. We h...
by Rosie B
Sat May 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1869

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

In addition to the farm I already posted, the following breeding operations are also in Ontario: Parkwood Stables (owned by the Parkinsons, they stand the stallion Fabregas) Pangaea farms (they stand the stallion Harvard among others) There are others I visited but I can’t recall the names at the mo...
by Rosie B
Sat May 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1869

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Tlkidding here’s what my breeder friend had to say about Sir Donnerhall: In the majority of riders I've talked to about Sir Donnerhall and sons, they save relatively the same thing. They are tougher in the contact, some have a big "F" you button, are quite sensitive, and find collection ha...
by Rosie B
Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1869

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

I also bought a 2.5 year old from a respectable breeder. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I did my homework on the bloodlines before buying, and went with the youngster with the best ammie friendly bloodlines and a reputation for good work ethic on both top and bottom that I could find. I went wi...
by Rosie B
Mon May 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Another Bliss pic to share.. He's mostly shed out in front but still has some winter coat to lose on his flank and butt. :)
by Rosie B
Fri May 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 286
Views: 6635

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I'm in this time! Here are my goals for this period: - Ride 4x a week - have at least 2 lessons with a local FEI rider who has already committed to coming out to my place periodically - re-introduce 2nd level lateral work starting in June And the plan: - build gradually on the strength I feel return...
by Rosie B
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 7535

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Chisamba - that's pretty funny. :) Smart girl!

Bliss and I are back into the routine. He's not where he was before winter, but I am pleased with how he's coming back. He's feeling nicely balanced and more supple and connected than how he began the year last year.

Pic from today.
by Rosie B
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 7535

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I know this doesn't belong on the training thread... but I can't resist, so sorry guys. Here's my barn this morning (and it's snowing again now, fairly steadily):
by Rosie B
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 213
Views: 7535

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

piedmont - I am desperately jealous of all that beautiful green. Everything here is still brown and white, with another 8 inches of the white stuff being forecast overnight. :( Yesterday it was actually quite nice here... about 55 degrees. Far and away the warmest day we've had this year. Bliss was ...
by Rosie B
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: Dreams that seem real

That reminds me. We had to put Emma down in December due to congestive heart failure. For those that don't remember her, she was my beautiful little blonde cocker spaniel and devoted friend. She was 10. I was devastated. About a month or so afterward, I dreamed that I kept seeing her out of the corn...
by Rosie B
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: Dreams that seem real

Some of my most realistic/vivid dreams that I have had have involved horses. One that comes to mind was I hopped on a friend's horse who was trained to GP, and immediately started doing one tempis. They were easy and it was amazing. I had that dream probably 15 years ago and I still remember it vivi...
by Rosie B
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 846

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

Mine is getting people to listen to me at work. Doesn't matter who it is, from the VPs down to the people who answer phones. When I have something to say, they listen. Very valuable in a corporate environment. Piedmont - I am jealous of your super power. I don't have that, so I rely on face to face ...
by Rosie B
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist
Replies: 35
Views: 1316

Re: Tips for dealing with a male chauvinist

I can relate. I AM in corporate IT, and am the only female manager in a technical area, with a larger team than most of them. I'm also quite a bit younger than all of them.

[Editing this post because the rest of the message does not need to be associated with my name for posterity.]

Good luck. ;)
by Rosie B
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

I love this concept. I've thought about this a lot over the years, but never in such concise terms. When you think about it, every movement that we make as riders can be felt by the horse. Any movement that we make that is *not* intended to be an aid requires that the horse learn to tell the differe...
by Rosie B
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: step-grandparenthood
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: step-grandparenthood

I live in a tight community, Mountaineer, and there are quite a few parents (mostly moms) of our friends living nearby, who love our kids like they are their own grandkids. The kids refer to these ladies as 'other nana', and 'nanny'; whereas Erick's mother is 'Nana' and my own mother is 'Grammy'. Th...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 9094

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

This is probably the worst winter for riding I have ever had since buying Bliss. The tail end of every snowstorm this winter has been freezing rain followed by heavy rain; enough to turn everything to slush, and then consistently temps have taken steep dives over the next 12 hours to around 0 F. So ...
by Rosie B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 9094

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I am longing for heat at the moment. It’s been very cold here so far this winter.

I had a good ride today though. It was about -17C or 2F with wind chill but Bliss and I were comfy. We mostly walked and did a tiny bit of easy trot. It’s been hours since I came in and my legs are still cold. Lol.
by Rosie B
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 1892

Re: So what are you reading?

I'm boring and all I read is work stuff so here is my reading list (all currently in progress):
- Rules of Management by Richard Templar
- Infonomics by Douglas Laney
- The Founder's Mentality by Chris Zook and James Allen

And a few more which I am no doubt forgetting at the moment. :)
by Rosie B
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Year In Review

My 2018 was not great for a number of reasons: * Bliss had an ongoing sinus infection for weeks until we figured out he had an abscessed molar, and then it was months until he could be scheduled for removal * Treatment leading up to diagnosis, and surgical removal ended up costing $$$$$ as well as l...
by Rosie B
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 9094

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

The weather here has been very wintery lately, with lots of ice and cold temps, so we've been limited to walking the past week, but I have still been riding regularly. I've been focusing on smooth and elastic lateral work - SI to HP, HP to SI and back to HP, HP to LY, SI to Rv, etc. He's certainly f...
by Rosie B
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 14605

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Thanks Kyra - as I said there is lots to work on. :) I know there's some 4 beating and that's exactly what I am working on - lots of gear changes in the canter. The place in the video the 4 beating is most obvious is the first 10m canter circle R... you may have noticed the second one was much bette...
by Rosie B
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 14605

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Finally got the video from Monday edited and posted:
https://youtu.be/YIrrWyRfE78

Lots to work on obviously but I'm pleased at the progress.
by Rosie B
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 14605

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Blob your girl is beautiful! Mountaineer - you and Laddie are looking great. :) Bliss and I are keeping on. I didn't post goals this time because I'll be happy if I can just keep riding 3x a week. My work is crazy and life is busy, so just keeping Bliss going regularly will be a triumph. I had a bun...
by Rosie B
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

That is a beautiful photo 8-)
by Rosie B
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: What I did yesterday

SO jealous!!! Looks like a fantastic day for it. I've never foxhunted, but I sure can appreciate that with a jumper that knows their job, you just stay out of their way. I had the opportunity to ride a hunter mare that was like that and she was phenomenal. She expected you to just sit there and stee...
by Rosie B
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 27
Views: 1416

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

So this is embarrassing, but when I was a kid I taught myself how to do tempi changes. I don't mean skip, I mean do tempi changes on all fours. It was surprisingly difficult even allowing for the fact that I 100% understood the mechanics and the desired outcome. It took several weeks before I could ...
by Rosie B
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

Thanks Chisamba - I've only done one morning ride so far. lol... I'll congratulate myself when I am getting at least one additional ride per week thanks to morning riding. ;) One interesting thing I noticed today was in Tr and HP left vs right. Doing Tr and HP to the left I feel I can sit loosely, d...
by Rosie B
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

I've been struggling a bit to get 4 rides in per week with the kids and life and events... I've been super consistent at 3 good rides a week for the past few weeks but I feel 4 is optimal for us. So today I pulled on my big girl pants and got myself up out of bed at 4:25am so I could be in the (outd...
by Rosie B
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

Thanks SF! Good luck today!!
by Rosie B
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Flight I’ll echo what others have said - ride forward and back in all the laterals. I think cadence comes naturally with strength. He may not be strong enough day 1 to go blasting into medium in HP or even SI but you should still be asking for those transitions being pleased with the small efforts i...
by Rosie B
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

That's great news with the saddle Rye! Riding is hard enough without having to fight your saddle. BTDT, bought the T-shirt. Let us know whether you can feel a different Mountaineer! Bliss and I are keeping on keeping on. Here's some video from last weekend... Some good and some not so good. He was n...
by Rosie B
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

I'll second a wintec isabel for security. I used to have one years ago and it really locks you in with the suede, deep seat, and huge thigh blocks. Plus it's also economical.
by Rosie B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

The weather here is really starting to cool off. We've had a few mornings with frost already and daytime temps are between 50-60 degrees. Bliss is being a good boy as always. I've been working away at increasing the straightness, angle, and bend in all the lateral work and overall. Yesterday I added...
by Rosie B
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

Thank-you guys. I'm definitely his biggest fan. :)
by Rosie B
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 10195

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Scruffy that's wise. I wouldn't even consider a (well started) horse that I couldn't ride w/t/c the first ride without feeling safe. The horse world is full of people that are too scared to ride their horses. It happens easier than you think, and usually by ignoring your inner voice and listening to...
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

annnnnd a few more...
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

more...
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Shameless Bliss Update

Hi guys, I posted this over on the training forum last week but I know a lot of you guys don't head over there and I wanted to share. I took Bliss for his 2nd level debut last weekend, and despite some tension (from not showing in 3 years) and some mistakes, we managed a 66.97% at 2nd test 1. Here a...
by Rosie B
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 2179

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

You guys look great together!
by Rosie B
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

khall - thank-you for posting. I'd read it before, but it's just as good now as it was then.

Admittedly I'm cranky today, but the topic of discussion on this thread is making me go :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

Man Sue... rest up and feel better soon!!!

Crappy luck. :(
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 10195

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I have always been a gelding person, but I rode a mare exclusively for 7 years and was in love. That being said, my current horse is a gelding. The first time I rode the mare I could hardly get her to move. She was in heat and was *severely* offended at having a stranger plopped on her back and bein...
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 21891

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

Some pics from today... I have lots more but don't want to spam the thread. lol...

*EDITED* to add some video:
https://youtu.be/Rmb7UOPFHdY

And thanks guys for your nice comments... lots to improve on still obviously.

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