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by Rosie B
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead!
Replies: 19
Views: 185

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Congratulations! She is lovely and certainly looks larger than 16.2 unless you are somewhat vertically challenged. :lol:

Looking forward to hearing more about her.
by Rosie B
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

Well it turns out I do have pneumonia. The radiologist had a look at my X-rays and the hospital called me this morning. They’ve prescribed 2 antibiotics which hopefully won’t make me vomit and fingers crossed I’ll be feeling better soon. This is Day 9 of being flat out.

Onward and upward.
by Rosie B
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

Thanks for all the well wishes guys. I don't have pneumonia so that's good. It'll probably be some time before I am well enough to ride. Just pushing the wheelbarrow for 60' puts me in a sweat with heart racing because I am struggling to breathe. And this is day 7!!! Hot4Spots - sorry about the prog...
by Rosie B
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

This is what I get for registering for a show and publicly declaring it on a forum... acute bronchitis. I've been flat out since Saturday, went to the dr on Tuesday, got antibiotics that I can't keep down and an inhaler that does nothing, and I am still wasting way too much energy fighting to breath...
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Freebie video editing software for Windows 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Freebie video editing software for Windows 10?

I use Movie Maker. It's quick and easy to edit video and snip out bits you don't want. It's also easy to cut out the audio and put music overtop, and do other fancier stuff, but I generally stick to the basics.
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 41
Views: 421

Re: Meet Mikey

So chantal - are you going to be joining us on the goals threads in the training forum??? :) :) :)
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 24
Views: 232

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

She's a CUTIE. Congratulations!!!
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: She wants to go left, I want to go right
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: She wants to go left, I want to go right

Ariel clearly thinks her opinion matters much more than it really should. :D Imo, this is a lack of respect for you as a rider. If you can fix the respect issue, this should go away on its own. Things that you can do to establish and maintain respect: * insist on obedience on the longe - the longe l...
by Rosie B
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 41
Views: 421

Re: Meet Mikey

He’s lovely. Naturally forward moving is a GREAT thing. And such a sweet face!!

Congratulations Chantal - may you have many happy and prosperous years of good times ahead.
by Rosie B
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

He’s a young horse and he’s very big. It’ll take time for him to build strength, comfort, and balance in the canter. Be patient. :) Bliss was 6 before he could sustain canter comfortably on the longe for more than one or two circles, and he’s significantly smaller than baby bronto, but of similar bu...
by Rosie B
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

Mountaineer - I feel that pain. Cindy Ishoy had me working on EXACTLY that with Bliss last fall. It makes a huge difference. Another (very good) clinician also said "If you have to squeeze every stride out of them, how the heck do you expect to ride a good shoulder in or half pass??" They ...
by Rosie B
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 488

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She's stunning SF!!! Wishing you sunshine, rainbows, and an easy path forward with her. You deserve it.
by Rosie B
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

Wow Dresseur... Looking good!!!
by Rosie B
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: why I find lungeing helpful
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: why I find lungeing helpful

demi - that looks MUCH better than the earlier photos you posted. It also looks like she's developed more topline? Or maybe it's just how she's carrying herself, but either way, good for you!
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: " competed through to the FEI levels"?
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: " competed through to the FEI levels"?

It wouldn't concern me at all. I'd want to see successful competition results at FEI on multiple horses, and I'd also want to understand how successful his students are. If he's successful and his students are also having success, I'd definitely consider training with him. I personally wouldn't give...
by Rosie B
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 268
Views: 5499

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

Hi guys! I'm back after a bit of a hiatus from contributing on the goals thread. As it turns out, the sinus infection Bliss had in the spring was due to a cracked and abscessed molar. He had it removed (in one piece and the least invasive way possible) in July, and now we're back at it. He was comfo...
by Rosie B
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 52
Views: 2904

Re: Get me out of training level!

And me as well. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I haven't worn my whites in 3 years.
by Rosie B
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 52
Views: 2904

Re: Get me out of training level!

Or better yet you could NOT show at all but continue to progress in your schooling and delightedly tell all and sundry that you are schooling 2nd/3rd/4th, etc!!!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :roll: :mrgreen:
by Rosie B
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 235

Re: Riding in the rain

I ride in the rain in my regular riding clothes plus a soft shell if it’s really coming down or it’s cold. I have my best rides in the rain. They’re consistently better so I love riding when it’s raining. He’s more through, more forward, and and I feel 100% in sync with him. My tack doesn’t get slip...
by Rosie B
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)

Chisamba wrote: Relaxation is not possible in GP. As for submission. Another term I hate. Partnership would be a better one, or co operation. You know, I almost wrote something about this earlier but thought better of it. But since you bring it up, here goes. Those of you who are dismayed by the mo...
by Rosie B
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)

HafDressage wrote: Clearly a quiet mouth like you see with CD, CH, or IW would be the goal. But all of these horses are scoring the same? So, that is my issue. But they're not scoring the same. In 2015 when Charlotte won the GPS with Valegro, she got an 87.6%. There is a big difference in a perform...
by Rosie B
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

Piedmond - I am not sure how smart he is.... given that it's usually empty because he dumped it himself. :mrgreen:
by Rosie B
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)

To dismiss a ride like this because it doesn't adhere to "the standard" for where the horse's head is positioned is to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I would use a different word than standard - "Ideal". The classical profile - poll highest point and nose slightly IFV is ...
by Rosie B
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

Bliss will point to his itchy spots with his nose. Princess will point with her nose the direction that she wants to go when I'm leading her. Bliss will also pick up the water bucket and carry it to the gate and stand there with it in his mouth if he wants more water.
by Rosie B
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For inspiration or discussion: Video
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: For inspiration or discussion: Video

I love that Jeremy posts regular videos of his work with this mare. He's been doing it since she was 3 and I've been following. Here she is as a 3 year old: https://youtube.com/watch?v=LtxXe2tMAB0 I love watching these videos because they give a very good indication of how he works and if you watch ...
by Rosie B
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 1880

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: 378
Views: 10893

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 953

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: 991

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: 953

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 46
Views: 1427

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 1316

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 80
Views: 1880

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: 418

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 378
Views: 10893

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? ...

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