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by khall
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 45
Views: 1962

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Awesome chantal! Love your chestnut boy:) Your doing a great job with his education. Yes Patti Merli is who I was thinking of as well. I have a BC Vinici X and love it. My friend has the BC Eloquence hoop for her TB/perch mare and it fits them both like a glove (I don't like it quite as much for mys...
by khall
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My rodent problem
Replies: 35
Views: 423

Re: My rodent problem

I just will not use poisons ever but I have dogs and a cat and owls that are on our property. Not worth the risk IMO I've had way too much experience with killing rodents lately. We had mice in the kitchen and rats in the barn (still have some rats in the barn, may have to resort to pellet gun for t...
by khall
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Not exciting times here right now. Dealing with my dad's fragile health (diagnosed with pneumonia today) the building project, the wrecked hay barn, normal spring chores inside and out (trying to get hay fields set up for the growing season and pastures) gearing up for hosting Jillian Kreinbring bio...
by khall
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: kid-friendly meals
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: kid-friendly meals

When our DS was still at home, spaghetti lasagna pizza (DS makes a mean homemade deep dish pizza!) burgers (meat not veggie lol!) fried chicken (we do live in the south!) sloppy joes were all favorites. A good baked ham can go a long way to feed a bunch of folks (having ham for Easter this year for ...
by khall
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Oh geeze SueB! Good for you for standing up for yourself and for Rudy. Wow definitely a clinician to avoid!!
by khall
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Lunging Cavesson

I have MC, it is not much more than a flat halter though it fits better and is made for lunging. You hit the nail on the head though, if they have some woo wee's in there not much control with it. That is why I use the one with the wrapped chain. Still very light and can be softer if you put more pa...
by khall
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 163
Views: 15099

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

exvet you should be very pleased with your young boy! He came he was for the most part obedient (I've ridden that left canter move before:) did his job and kept his cool. Good for him! Room for improvement? Of course but isn't there always? 64 for first level test first time is nothing to sneeze at....
by khall
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Lunging Cavesson

I have 2 that I have used over the years. I also have one similar to what Chisamba posted that I bought from Dressage extension and hate it. It is heavy and cumbersome. It is for sale if anyone wants it! Barely used. Of the 2 I have used, I have one similar to what SF posted with a solid nose piece....
by khall
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

chantal I am not sure of the details of what the $4500 covers. I don't feel I need a minder to do the trip to Portugal and yes we can do the trip to Portugal much cheaper than what PK is asking. One of the friends that is going to Portugal this year went with me in 2017 to Spain to ride and we loved...
by khall
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 753

Re: trailers and SUVs

Yeah I have no interest in hauling in England (though I've ridden horses there) and for the most part my rig would not work over there. I have seen bigger rigs that haul in the UK though. When Elisa W went to Burghley her horse was hauled in a large horse trailer pulled by a "lorry". Have ...
by khall
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

greenhorse, the instructors that I know that do in hand in what I consider to be the most biomechanically correct way is Patrick King, Jillian Kreinbring and Cedar Potts-Warner. Mark Russell is who I learned from the details of the in hand work. Bettina Drummond also does the in hand work, but I jus...
by khall
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Dammit I am so sorry to read your update Dresseur:( I hope doctor green does the trick and Miro will be back in work later this year and you heal so you can ride and keep progressing. I know how heartbreaking horses can be. Fun pic Flight! Norsey will have a spectacular SW! Nice to read the updates ...
by khall
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: trailers and SUVs
Replies: 39
Views: 753

Re: trailers and SUVs

While I personally would not be comfortable hauling with a lighter vehicle than a 3/4 ton truck/SUV I know it is much more common in other countries. I also prefer a GN to a BP after hauling for many years with both. The only way I think it is safe to haul with a light vehicle is with a trailer desi...
by khall
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Patrick King Clinics
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Patrick King Clinics

greenhorse, I've never ridden with Patrick but know who he is. His teaching is similar to the late Mark Russell (he worked with Mark some) now though was not always. He has been spending time working with the Valenca's in Portugal. He teaches in hand work and used to do horsemanship type clinics. I ...
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Clinics
Topic: Jillian Kreinbring biomechanics lecture Fort Valley, Ga
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Jillian Kreinbring biomechanics lecture Fort Valley, Ga

http://www.jilliankreinbringinspired.co ... sson-days/

I am happy to be hosting Jillian this May! Cost is $310 for the 2 1/2 day lecture. Lunch included Saturday and Sunday.
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers
Replies: 32
Views: 1032

Re: Don Martillo diagnosed with Shivers

Scruffy I had no idea you were having problems with your new horse. Good grief how can those people live with themselves. I am so sorry and BIP I don't blame you for being hot under the collar about it. Look at the C6 C7 malformation issue that is now being studied. The anatomist received death thre...
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding
Replies: 16
Views: 3137

Re: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding

Any of you see Roy Moore from AL ride? OMG poor horse
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

Thanks everyone for your support! Now to just lose that last 20 lbs, sigh. Not getting as much done as I had hoped, my parents have had several crisis health wise unfortunately. My dad especially is very fragile. We are trying desperately to get the apartment built so we can move them here to the fa...
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

SF that's great you are able to ride! Moutaineer I fully agree with your instructor, quality rides are great and sounds like you are progressing. Cedar told me she saw positive changes in all of my horses this last clinic even though I had not been able to work them as much as I hope (and still havi...
by khall
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 36
Views: 724

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

I think where horses may be perceived as testing you is actually them showing us the holes in our riding/equitation. Some horses are much more giving than others, they will try their damnedest to get it right others are much more of a stickler for the rider to get it right:) I've ridden and owned bo...
by khall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...
Replies: 27
Views: 719

Re: In which Walker tries to commit suicide...

Oh man poor Walker! Jingles he feels better soon and your weather turns soon.
by khall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Ponichiwa I'm jealous! Congratulations on the tempis!! Blob which show were you at? I'm in GA too but have not been to a recognized dressage show in many years now. I don't recognize the arena. Nice pics! I think we all are always working on engagement, I know I am. I'm with exvet, I am just hoping ...
by khall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

I did MC, just have not been able to post any yet. Got done with the clinic and have had appointments with my parents for 3 days now. The injury she had in October was very minor, a "sprained ankle" is what my vet called it. She is shod now behind to support her behind. She is a bit chubby...
by khall
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

So incredibly proud of my filly Joplin as we did our first trot steps US this weekend with no drama or issues. Joplin is exactly what I hoped for when I bred her dam a Han/TB to Saphiro a Lusitano stallion. She has 3 lovely gaits, a great mind, kind and sweet and just such an easy young horse to dea...
by khall
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 28
Views: 827

Re: My Situation

MC I am so sorry for your loss and the situation you are now facing. I can certainly understand your fears because I too would be in your spot if something happened to my DH and have seen what Mark's wife has had to deal with after his death. I hope you can find some answers. Cyber hugs to you.
by khall
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

An incredibly successful clinic with Cedar this past weekend. Worked on Spanish Walk, piaffe work, passage work and more collection in the canter with Rip. Lateral work, start of half steps, and GO in the canter with Gaila. AND trotted Joplin under saddle all 3 days with no drama at all. Boy does sh...
by khall
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 182
Views: 4827

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I'm like exvet I just want to ride! Between the weather, my parents, farm life in general it has been difficult. Hosting Cedar this weekend and storms are predicted for Sunday sigh. While many of you are dealing with freezing temps, snow and general nasty winter weather, here in Georgia we have move...
by khall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

I'm sorry SF that is tough, young mare, winter and stall rest UGH. It's been years since I've had to stall rest for any length of time a youngster, it is not fun. My sympathies fully and completely.
by khall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Favorite short girth?
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Favorite short girth?

I have forward girth groove used to be round but have changed to more oval with their work and round LusoX youngster. I use different ones depending on the horse: Rip total saddle fit stretch tec or nunn finer piaffe (one of the softest girths I've ever used) Gaila ovation anatomic (not sure if they...
by khall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Beautiful weather here last couple of days and am getting some horses worked thank goodness! All are going well, today worked on Rip with T,C,T transitions, W,C,W and W,CC,W transitions. Had a few bumps initially but he smoothed out nicely. One thing I worked on was riding with precision in my arena...
by khall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 64
Views: 2324

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

That money was donated during HRC's run for President in 2008 not during her time as SOS. Uranium One has been determined to not be the smoking gun you are making it out to be Literiding for HRC. If you have such ability to discern who is a crook in the political arena then I would hope your radar i...
by khall
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 98
Views: 3336

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Exvet's post hits very close to home with my situation right now. My parents thankfully do have savings but not 1 million and with 2 of them going to need memory care how quickly will that go? I could never see spending $50,000 or more on a horse. I just could not justify spending that on a horse ev...
by khall
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How often do you ride/work your horse?
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: How often do you ride/work your horse?

I aim for 5 days a week with Rip, 3-4 days a week with Gaila and Joplin. A mix of arena, pasture and lunge and/or in hand. Summer of 2017 I spent most of it working in hand in the barn aisle with a fan blowing on us. It was brutally hot. Lately with other issues (parents, weather) I am lucky to get ...
by khall
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 93
Views: 2384

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I sincerely apologize to you Chisamba, it was not clear to me when you referenced my videos that there was a compliment in there. Thank you for that compliment. Because of my flexibility (I could have been a contortionist I had so much flexibility) I need to ride with a bit more positive tension in ...
by khall
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 93
Views: 2384

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Chisamba I used to be a gymnast, you absolutely cannot be tense in order to do a tumbling run. You need power, suppleness, shock absorbing but not tension, that is how you injure yourself. It is that controlled power that I try to emulate when riding my energy efficient horses. You also are riding a...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I'm so sorry for those who are dealing with harsh weather, injured horses and injured humans. I'm sure you guys are like me you just want to get riding regularly! Last week was really nice here and I got all 3 horses worked several days in a row, actually riding a couple over the days. I am dealing ...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 93
Views: 2384

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Rye very interesting article and confirms what Mark always said in that as the horse begins to engage their slings they will get narrower across the withers. I found this to be true of both Rip and Gaila. I have a wither tracing from them when they were younger (pretty much identical tracings for th...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 163
Views: 15099

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Yeah exvet and Jr! Very happy for you and your boy. I have to disagree though you look like a kid on that pony:)
by khall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 93
Views: 2384

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I also deal with this issue with Rip and his sister Gaila. They are just not that reactive to the GO aid. So I have done the chase them off, ask with light aid and if they do not respond chase them off with both leg and whip. If that is what I am working on then I just work on that, don't worry abou...
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2390

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Yay! That is awesome!!
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 11750

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

I'm so sorry Xan! Jingles for a new job soon!!
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Great job Flight! You poor ones on the southern hemisphere, that is some hot weather. Rosie you and Bliss are tough! All that snow and cold I would be huddled up by the fire refusing to step outside. I hate cold weather, heck I freeze here in Georgia when it is in the 40's! I am getting nothing done...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Uses of the Rail/Wall
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Uses of the Rail/Wall

Of course there are valuable uses for the wall/rail as has been listed already, but I am a ride off the rail kind of rider to test and see if the horse is really there under me properly. One fun clinic I rode in years ago the clinician had me doing very precise WT transitions making sure I had contr...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Not getting much accomplished here between the rain and the other weather or my other responsibilities (aging parents and doctors appt). Joplin when she is getting worked is showing how sensible she is. Our farm is next to a tree nursery and they are clearing out in prep for spring. Their burn pile ...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics

blob I do in hand work with my greenies to teach them lateral work from the ground (SI, counter SI, HI and eventually HP and renvere). For US, serpentines for suppleness and transitions for strength. Some caveletti too for strength. That is the exact exercise Cedar had me riding clinic before last. ...
by khall
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

exvet sounds like you are heading in the right direction with Jr, hope he figures it out and gets stronger to develop this year even better. Riding out is a wonderful way to get them fit and stronger, love being able to add in outside the sandbox. I am lucky to have some rolling pastures to ride in ...
by khall
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 7201

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Right now I would just like to get to ride! Between Rip and Gaila running fevers and now rain for over a week riding is just not in the cards. I do have an all weather arena, but even it is being taxed with all the rain we are having and more predicted tonight and tomorrow! Heck I need 4 wd just to ...
by khall
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague

Just google swamp cancer or pythiosis, there is lots of information out there on this disease. Initially when Rip and the other horses here started with their problems in 2015 my vet thought pythium was considered to be the culprit, but that has since been determined to not be the case. My horses we...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Update on Rip and Gaila and a bit of a puzzle. All 4 of my horses on 12-21 were vaccinated with rhinomune and flu avert IN (have used both of these vaccines regularly over the years with no issues in my horses). On 12-24 48 hours later is when Rip and Gaila started with the NQR and then fever. My ve...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1899

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Wow that is pretty presumptuous of your trainer to ask for the PPE results that you paid for. Now if she offered $ for them to help reimburse you for your output, sure. But just to assume because she is purchasing the mare with fairly recent PPE that she is entitled to them is IMO beyond the pale. I...

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