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by Rosie B
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

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

If y’all would like to continue your debate over side reins, legerete, and blood letting, I encourage you to do that over on a new thread of your own creation. :mrgreen:
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7835

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

Flight - well done. How old is Ding now? 9? You've done a tremendous job. I can't wait to see your continued progression. Thanks for sharing. :)
by Rosie B
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

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 Rosie B
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

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

Thank-you all very much for the comments/insights. I don't have time to respond individually at the moment but you are all right about what you've observed and those are all things I'm working on so I'm glad that you see the same issues I feel, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thou...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

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

Thanks Dresseur - you're bang on as usual. That is absolutely the focus of all my canter work and will continue to be so. I need to feel that quick bounce consistently before I'll want to attempt changes. Thanks as well Tsavo - there is definitely tension at times but I aim to be loose. I find it's ...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Hi guys, I had a lesson yesterday (first one in 7 months!!) and I lunged first. The instructor said he's at the point where lateral work should be part of his warmup. So we did lots. Let's see what you guys think of how he's going now. Do you see any improvement from the last video I posted? https:/...
by Rosie B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 565

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

If by “people” you mean me, then no I don’t think she’s an ass for writing it.
by Rosie B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 638

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

The only people for whom it’s obvious/intuitive are the ones who have been immersed in it for so long that they’ve lost sight of the journey they went through. I would suspect that anyone who said that started from a very young age with excellent instruction. For the rest of us, it’s anything but. T...
by Rosie B
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 565

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

Of course they would.

Because if you actually did that you’d be behaving like a complete a$$.
by Rosie B
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Today in total it was 55 minutes... but while I was lunging an "oversized load" truck pulled up immediately next to my arena and hung out for about 10 minutes, so my lunging took a little longer than planned. ;) I had another super ride, so the lunging is definitely helping. I rode too lon...
by Rosie B
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 34
Views: 882

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

I know a few people who have scored a really nice warmblood in the 7-9 age range, schooling or showing 2nd, for under $25 K CAD. But those were exceptional circumstances - divorce forcing quick sales.
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Working duration without lunging first: 45-55 minutes.
Working duration with lunging first (includes lunge + ride time): 30-45 minutes (sample size: 2) :)
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

kande - you are making an assumption that the horse is feeling blocked. There are a myriad of reasons why a horse may not go IFOTL. Feeling blocked is only one of them. I agree that regular honest assessment of your own riding is a requirement to making progress. I ask those questions of myself regu...
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

It is embarrassing how mean I am to Emi at the walk if she doesn't immediate react to leg. THIS. I felt absolutely evil nailing Bliss. I actually had to nail him a couple times on Wednesday night. I felt like an absolute evil witch. :oops: BUT then I was able to use light aids, and it carried over ...
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Hey guys :) Thank-you all for the insights. I do a lot of these things already (like lots of w/t/w transitions and t/h/t transitions to get him listening), but I wasn't getting through to him like I wanted, and I didn't think he was really being honest with me. I've had two rides the past two nights...
by Rosie B
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Thanks khall - also helpful. I currently work a fair bit of shoulder in really pushing the trot out. But I was viewing that as building expression rather than activity behind, but I suppose that amounts to the same thing. :) Dresseur - I had time for a quick longe this evening and put the VR where y...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Update - I've ridden in them now 4 or more times. The height is right on. I would have been seriously disappointed if I had ordered any taller as they've been happily chewing bloody holes in the backs of my legs. I need to get some heel lifts clearly. :) musicalcomedy suggested that I use those tria...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Thanks guys - this is very helpful. ponichiwa - lateral work at walk doesn't help. It's so easy for him to get sticky in the walk plus he has a huge overstride so I tend to avoid doing much lateral work in the walk at all. Interesting points Dresseur... what do you do with a horse who longes well ge...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 79
Views: 1168

Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Hi Guys, Bliss is energy conservative by nature and likes to hover a bit and I've been working a lot over the past 8 months or so on having him come out of the barn sharp to the leg and quick behind. For some horses this comes very naturally, but not for Bliss. And because he's not naturally quick b...
by Rosie B
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jimmy Williams
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Jimmy Williams

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

I guess I'm very fortunate to have grown up in a very small part of the horse world where stuff like this doesn't happen.

Literiding - I agree... where were the parents????
by Rosie B
Fri May 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Yes, it was a UK 6.5, but I didn't realize the size discrepancy between UK and US sizes. :)
by Rosie B
Thu May 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

scruffy - the actual measurement from the floor to the back of my knee was 44cm. I ordered the 48 cm height at the seller's recommendation. 2cm of that is the heel of the boot, and then that will allow for up to 2cm of drop. Now that they're here, I would say they're probably only between 0.50-1cm t...
by Rosie B
Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

Mine arrived today!!!

So excited. They seem to fit very well - just a smidge too tall. With the height of the bow, they should be fine even if they end up dropping a couple cm.
by Rosie B
Mon May 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 352
Views: 7835

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

Bliss and I are plugging away. I was really happy with how he went today - nicely forward and in front of the leg for most of it. He's feeling more solid in the connection these days. DJR - that looks like fun! H4S - I'm so sorry. :( That really sucks. Mountaineer - will you be posting any footage? ...
by Rosie B
Wed May 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 623

Re: What a few months it has been

I'm sorry you are going through this.

The discussion that took place regarding your performance should not have happened like that. If I were you, I would talk to HR about it.
by Rosie B
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Uses of rising vs sitting trot for encouraging swing
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Uses of rising vs sitting trot for encouraging swing

I am one of those who is much more effective sitting than rising. If the horse is trucking along in nice balance and is nicely through, then I can rise very nicely and keep the balance easily. But to get to that point almost requires that I be sitting. It's a catch 22. I warm up in rising trot of co...
by Rosie B
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 22
Views: 730

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

I'm obsessed with keeping him in front of the leg, and with straightness, and bend. Power through the transitions. Quick & honest responses off the leg. I think I've got him in a really good place in trot in that I can just sit there and he powers along. I realized yesterday I've been riding the...
by Rosie B
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 11133

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Well I missed the Cindy Ishoy clinic due to a runny nose with no other symptoms... I didn't want to stress him by travelling and then the clinic itself. But I have been riding and I'm happy with how he's going generally. My seat has taken a bit of a step back because I haven't been hitting the gym l...
by Rosie B
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where to stay near Santa Monica?
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Where to stay near Santa Monica?

Hi guys,

In early June I'm heading to a work conference in Anaheim. DH is coming with me and we're going to spend a few extra days in Santa Monica.

Any recommendations for what to do or where to stay?

Thanks!
by Rosie B
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

I have very slim ankles and my leg slid up in my old Petrie dressage 3000s all the time. But I chose the allure because they look nice and were the only nicer Petries that were in my budget. The elegance I think were a bit more expensive. Truthfully I am not sure if the allure have a 6cm or 7cm top....
by Rosie B
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

redsox - I'm in the same boat. I would have ordered 50cm but the seller said I should order 48 based on my measurements. So that's what I did. With the bow I think it'll be fine either way.
by Rosie B
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 33
Views: 942

Re: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?

I just bought a pair of stock Petrie Allures from kittybee on ebay. I'm in the XHE range... Assuming they only drop 2cm I'll be fine. :) Now I have to wait the almost 2 months for them to arrive. I can't wait!!!

It'll be interesting to hear how much yours all drop.
by Rosie B
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 11133

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Dresseur - positive changes in Miro!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Bliss has been coming along very well. We're getting ready for another clinic with Cindy Ishoy in two weeks.

Yesterday Bliss was looking fine and also did double duty with my son and I for a moment. :)
by Rosie B
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Random Ariel musings
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Random Ariel musings

Sunshine - I hadn't seen that before. That was pretty funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paula - that's a great place to be. :)
by Rosie B
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: TheresaA's Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: TheresaA's Blog

I looked for it yesterday but couldn't find it. She's a photographer and her stuff is on lots of different sites so her blog may have been buried in the search by that. Did you try pm'ing her? Ok, I just found it. I remembered she had posted on my blog years ago with her Blogger ID so I was able to ...
by Rosie B
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)

DJR - those are stunning! I LOVE the horse one especially. My siblings and I all used to do pysanky for DAYS leading up to easter every year. My mom still has the collection, and there are probably close to 40. My sister (the professional artist) is 10 years my senior so hers were absolutely stunnin...
by Rosie B
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 11133

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

We're back in action! I had two rides this weekend, just basic re-introductory stuff. He'd had less than 3 weeks off, but due to horrible weather and round after round of colds and flus in my house, work has been intermittent since about mid February. Despite blasting arctic winds (to the point wher...
by Rosie B
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Interest over Time
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Dressage Interest over Time

LOL. Chisamba that's pretty funny. I thought this was super cool - maybe that's the geek in me but I spent about an hour on google trends looking at interest in all the different horse sports, in different animals, in stuff related to my work. I was quite surprised that there's been declining intere...
by Rosie B
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 11133

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I'm enjoying reading everyone's updates.

I'm with Chisamba - March weather is wreaking havoc here and I haven't been able to ride in over two weeks now. I'm sure the break will do Bliss no harm, but I can't wait for nicer weather.
by Rosie B
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Just need to complain about the cost of showing for a hot sec
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Just need to complain about the cost of showing for a hot sec

Around here it's fairly reasonable. The big show grounds where there are multiple 3 day recognized shows is an hour from my place. With four to six classes, overnight stabling for two nights, shavings, tack stall, and all other costs associated with entry, it's between $250 and $300. We usually stay...
by Rosie B
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Interest over Time
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Dressage Interest over Time

Hi guys, I just discovered Google Trends and of course the first thing I looked at was dressage. In a nutshell, interest in dressage has been on a slow decline since 2004. There have been peaks around the olympics, of course. Also interesting, New Zealand had the highest per capita searches for dres...
by Rosie B
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Make ahead lunches
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Make ahead lunches

goneriding - here's the exact one I made:
https://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/0 ... noa-bowls/

I also added chopped yellow bell peppers to it and mixed a few extra things in with the quinoa:
minced shallots
dijon mustard
chopped parsely
fresh cilantro
chili powder
cumin
by Rosie B
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Make ahead lunches
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Make ahead lunches

Hey y'all :) Lately I've been pretty good about making a whole big batch of something on Sundays for my husband and I to eat for lunches during the week. Everything I've made lately has been fairly unique, healthy, economical, and delicious so I thought I'd share in case you were looking for lunch i...
by Rosie B
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best comments from judge
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Best comments from judge

What a great thread Shirrine! That must have been so nice to see on your test. I love it when judges have a sense of humour. I remember the first time I did a 3rd level test with Prussia (the summer I showed her at 2nd) she did an enormous leap in one of the changes and after I finished my test and ...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I haven't ever seen anything in person that I felt needed to be addressed that wasn't handled by the judges, stewards, or show management. If I did, I would probably talk to the show management to understand how to make a complaint with Dressage Canada. I am not familiar with the systems/bodies in t...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Agreed there were some good points raised in that thread. Unfortunately they were in the minority. And there is absolutely grey area there. At what point does it go from people expressing opinions to bullying? I can't answer that question without a great deal of thought, and in the end that would on...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts. Fact: No one's life was in jeopardy. Fact: Posting anonymous negativity about someone on social media is NOT the same as warning a crowd of people of a potential and imminent threat to life and limb. If the person on ...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Let's say I see a person setting a pressure cooker down near a crowd and walks away. Should I just let it go because hey, I don't KNOW that is a bomb. This is a nonsensical analogy. On the one hand you're comparing a failure to take action in the present moment that could cause loss of life and lim...
by Rosie B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I think people forget that the subject of their outrage is a person too. A person with feelings and emotion. We are all human, we all make mistakes, and I would challenge the person who has *never* treated an equine unfairly at any point in their life to throw the first stone. It sure as hell won't ...
by Rosie B
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3954

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I see attacking people online as cowardly. Especially if you're hiding behind a handle. In my interactions online, I try to act the same way I act face to face. I often wonder (and not just with the Del Mar thread) what these people are like in real life. Would they behave that way in person? Of cou...

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