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by Rosie B
Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: StraightForward and Redsoxluvr- Petrie updates, please?
Replies: 21
Views: 436

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: 137
Views: 2386

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: 460

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: 421

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: 612

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: 9667

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: 175

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: 21
Views: 436

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: 21
Views: 436

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: 21
Views: 436

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: 9667

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: 230

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: 234

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: 584

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: 9667

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: 311

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: 9667

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: 685

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: 311

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: 616

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: 616

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: 660

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: 3236

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: 3236

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: 3236

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: 3236

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: 3236

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: 3236

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...
by Rosie B
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

We had an extremely rare weekend of beautiful above freezing temps. I got some video yesterday and I'm pretty happy with this. I think Bliss looks like he's really starting to use himself correctly. It's nice to have the video to confirm that yes, what feels great also looks pretty darned good. :) W...
by Rosie B
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

On Sunday I managed to arrange transport to a local indoor for Bliss and I. I was very pleased with him. He loaded like a complete pro, was super chilled about the whole experience, and was super forward and was beautifully in front of the leg from the word go. YAY! We worked on transitions and cant...
by Rosie B
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

We had to be evacuated because there is a dam behind our subdivision and there had been so much rain (after a long deep freeze) that the combined pressure of the additional water and the thick ice was in danger of breaching the dam. We are on the highest ground in the subdivision, so the horses were...
by Rosie B
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Flight - Woot woot!!!! You go girl. :) Those changes looked super. Can't wait to hear how you make out at your next show. :) Demi - nice to see pics of you and Rocky in action. I'm envious of your totally unfrozen arena. Dresseur - Miro is looking very regal. Thanks for sharing. Mountaineer - that a...
by Rosie B
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Get me out of training level!

There are lots of reasons why some people get out of training level and some people don't. Trainers and schoolmasters and lessons are only part of it. They're not the complete picture. Some people manage to go far without those things and others get nowhere even with them. In my opinion, there are t...
by Rosie B
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

piedmont - Thanks to this thread I tried the squash + pesto combo for the first time and YUM!!!
by Rosie B
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Thanks to our weird and wacky weather, I actually had a proper ride today! The past 3 days have seen above freezing temps and copious amounts of rain. All the ice in my arena was finally gone this morning and I had a ride in the gale force winds and torrential rain. Despite not having cantered since...
by Rosie B
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 1977

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Found it. It was in Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot. The contributing author was Brian Hampson. Brian conducted a 4 year long PhD project on the wild horse foot and since then has continued to research equine foot care and foot rehabilitation. "Lightweight GPS data loggers mounted on...
by Rosie B
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 1977

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

I'll see if I can find the graphs when I get home tonight.
by Rosie B
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 1977

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

I have read a fair bit of Jamie Jackson's work on natural horse care and I also have his paddock paradise book. In his books he has graphs that show how much horses move on average vs how much turnout space they have. It turns out you see the biggest increase in movement when you go from a very smal...
by Rosie B
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Reading For Comprehension

This is one of the reasons why I have been off facebook for years. Last summer someone snuck onto a local farm, took pictures of the older sick horse the farm had been rehabilitating from a neglect situation, and took pictures of their somewhat messy yard, and posted them (without permission) on fac...
by Rosie B
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Thanks Rye - that's handy! Winter has thrown a major kink into my plans. Wednesday evening I rode only briefly - Bliss and I were stalked up and down the driveway (in the dark) by wildlife - I think it was a very large fox but it could have been a small coyote. It kept following us up and down the d...
by Rosie B
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nuts and body memory
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Nuts and body memory

I am with you on the memories of nuts during the holiday season. My mom also bought mixed nuts in the shell. The big thing that brings out an appreciation of body memory for me is playing the piano. I played piano for 10 years as a kid (from grade 1 to grade 11) and haven't practiced or played much ...
by Rosie B
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8815

It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Hey guys! No one else has started this so I figured I may as well. We're having below average temperatures here and have been for over a week now. I plan to keep riding though, modifying the workload and exercises appropriately to the temperatures and footing. My goals are as follows: * Ride at leas...
by Rosie B
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Well here was my goal list in early November. I didn't meet all my goals due to a slight direction change after the clinic with Cindy Ishoy, but I am really happy with where we are now. * Continue to ride at least 3 times a week despite the dark and cold. YES! Rode minimum 3x a week with the excepti...
by Rosie B
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that a natural hollow in my back is necessary. If I don’t have a slight hollow, I can’t keep my structural integrity. I would worry less about the hollow and more about not absorbing through the waist. It doesn’t look like you’re doing that to me, but if you feel...
by Rosie B
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Flight - Wow. You guys are looking super. HUGE improvement!!!

Where do you feel like your position needs work? It looks pretty darn good to me.
by Rosie B
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Position as it relates to effectiveness
Replies: 48
Views: 2516

Re: Position as it relates to effectiveness

Awesome thread Tsavo. I've spent a lot of time thinking about position, watching people ride, analyzing (in great detail) my own riding and other people's riding, both good and bad. What follows is my own personal opinion. In my mind there are two components to "position" that are highly c...
by Rosie B
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

-35 here with windchill.

Bliss is also getting some time off. It shouldn’t be as cold next week!

And thanks guys - if We looked that good all the time I’d be pretty happy! As it stands I’m still pretty happy we looked that good for a moment. Lol.

Dresseur - Miro looks very advanced there!!!
by Rosie B
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Dresseur Miro is looking great! Thanks for sharing the pics and video. I took the afternoon off today so that I could do some shopping and also ride in the daylight. I took some video and got this pic, which I'm quite pleased with. I've been experimenting with my position and it's been paying off I ...
by Rosie B
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11572

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Mountaineer - that sounds very positive!!! Bliss and I are keeping on keeping on. We've ridden in some nasty weather and it's just going to get worse. He is such a trooper though. Last week we rode in the dark and the rain with howling winds and he didn't put a foot wrong or even bat an eyelid reall...
by Rosie B
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gift ideas for serious eventers?
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Gift ideas for serious eventers?

How about Walter Zettl's "Dressage in Harmony"? Or, any of the other classics. :) Depending on your budget, Harry Boldt's "The Dressage Horse" is also excellent, but expensive. One very nice thing that book has is a whole chapter devoted to the best dressage horses of the past ce...

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