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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: 230
Views: 4296

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: 230
Views: 4296

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: 230
Views: 4296

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: 10062

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: 364

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: 542

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: 10062

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: 10062

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: 10062

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: 357

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: 10062

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: 24
Views: 668

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: 10062

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: 468

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: 4915

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: 468

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: 468

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: 468

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: 1142

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: 615

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: 10062

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: 4915

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: 10062

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.
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

Thanks guys. :)

I was really pleased with my first test today (Second test 1) so I scratched from my second because I knew it wouldn’t be better than that. And I was happy when I got the score, too. 66.97%. :)

Still lots to improve upon of course. But it was a respectable test today.
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

LOL Flight... ok just for you. I wasn't nervous, but he was a bit tense and high in the neck at times which knocked a lot of the marks down. It was also crazy hot and he was a litte sticky as a result. There were FIVE issues/mistakes in the test including the off course where I realized I didn't kno...
by Rosie B
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

Well we survived our 2nd level debut. We got a 63.5% for second level test one which considering I haven’t showed in 3 years, we went off course once, and there were a few other mistakes I am quite pleased with. :)
by Rosie B
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

Well team - I'm about to start packing for our first show adventure in 3 years. It's the provincial championships, but I didn't qualify for the championships so I'm just doing the Gold/recognized show. (Thanks pneumonia). 2nd level debut is now 28 hours away. Wish us luck!
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

After your comments Flight I was expecting something much much worse than those! I was impressed - he's nicely active throughout. Yes he comes above the bit at times but those hind legs just don't quit. I'm not qualified to tell you what to do to improve them, but I would definitely say you're on th...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Re: Favourite suppling exercises

Hah. Chisamba - you're probably right.

Kande - good point. I am sometimes guilty of that.
by Rosie B
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

Bliss continues to gain strength... He's feeling great. I just need to keep developing that strength so he can carry the lateral work with the nice cadence he's starting to have on the more basic figures.
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Re: Favourite suppling exercises

I'm finding this discussion super interesting - what works for some of you (who have identified having hotter type horses) would not work at all for me. tlkidding - what types of horses do you find the walk warmup works with? Do you have any that are 'energy conservationists' that you employ this me...
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 973

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

Good question. The instruction I have access to now is limited, and most of it is of the same 'style'. Very experienced trainers who provide a constant stream of commands "riding the horse" through me. I find this works well for me - I am usually able to effect significant change in the ho...
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

Sue B - I am praying that your sister can figure out how to post the video!! It has been WAY too long since we've seen Rudy. :) I am inordinately pleased with Bliss at the moment. He seems to have FINALLY figured out that halts should be square. When I don't screw up the transition into the halt, th...
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Book Recommendation

I just finished 'The Confidence Code' which is "the science and art of self-assurance - what women should know". It was insightful and I enjoyed reading it, and apparently I am relatively unafflicted by some of the very common confidence challenges that women experience in the workplace.
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Favourite suppling exercises

Good morning team, Hopefully I won't be wearing out my new thread welcome with this one... What are your favourite go-to suppling exercises that help you achieve a new level of throughness and connection? For me at the moment it's counter canter. Bliss is getting quite solid in counter canter now, a...
by Rosie B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 2599

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

TOTALLY off topic, but to anyone who gets their panties in a twist over anything posted in a forum, anywhere, on any topic, I would humbly suggest giving this a read: https://www.amazon.ca/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Counterintuitive/dp/0062457713 Mountaineer - I remember you expressing that sentiment bef...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

Thanks for the clarification khall. I too have watched him teach it but haven't ridden it with him. I should go have a re-read to refresh my memory. I should also start riding it. :)
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

If you're asking for opinions, I say go for it and let us know how you make out. :lol:
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

khall - I see what you are saying. You see that as yielding to the leg in shoulder in, I see it as shoulder in back to the track along a slightly diagonal line. I think it's an important distinction however as in my mind the aids are different... one way you are actively pushing them back to the tra...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

A quick clarification khall - 'entwickeln' is not what you've described. It's the practice of starting a lateral movement, straightening, and then immediately starting it again. You can do SI, Tr, or HP entwickeln. The word entwickeln just means "beginning". It's used to confirm the correc...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 2599

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Hah. You know you're probably right MC. :) And thanks.

There's a lot of stuff that is running on autopilot these days with regard to my riding and I don't always know what they are.
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 2599

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Just throwing this into the mix... yesterday I tried that move from third level where you completely release the reins in canter for 3 or so strides, and surprisingly Bliss stayed nicely together. As a side note, apparently I am the headless horseman (and should probably clean my camera lens). I am ...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 2599

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Rye - Can you elaborate on what you mean by this?
all horses need to keep being refreshed in the contact every step


In total honesty the only time I ride one handed on contact is when I either have to push up my glasses, fix my bra strap, or swat a fly. :lol:
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

I don't think a full 360 degree walk pirouette is called for in any level... So performing a 360 degree TOH wouldn't be performing a movement of a higher level. That's just my opinion though... Did you ask your instructor?
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

Flight - how frequently do you add it to the mix? Is it an every ride thing? An every few rides? Once a week?
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

Hello team :)

Question for the gang... for those of you schooling 2nd/3rd or higher, how often do you ride leg yeild and for what purpose? I had a bit of an epiphany about this the other day, and would love to hear your thoughts on the matter before I share mine. :)

Thanks!
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 2599

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Agree - riding with one hand is primarily a test; while bridging the reins helps keep a consistent and even contact with both reins. It can also serve as a test. Piedmont - I have never ridden for an extended period of time with the reins in one hand because although I can do it momentarily or for a...
by Rosie B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

On the topic of 20m circles (and circles of other sizes), in my mind it's pretty simple why riding them accurately is so important. Riding a circle perfectly accurately both requires and enables straightness, which is one of those foundational things. In order to ride a 20m circle perfectly you need...
by Rosie B
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 13106

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

demi - I agree with MC. Those first two pics are absolutely lovely. The only thing I would say is your reins look a little long and your hands a little too far back, and consequently you appear to be tilting your left hand down slightly.

How unfortunate you're limited to walking.
by Rosie B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10062

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

My goals are as follows: - ride a minimum of 3x a week - continue to improve adjustability in the SI and Travers - Consolidate trot and canter half pass - Have our 2nd level debut in 2 weeks (hopefully with no horsie sinusitis or human pneumonia or other unfortunate events or illnesses) - Start chan...

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