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by khall
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 109
Views: 3394

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

I hope M makes positive progress soon. So scary.
by khall
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PSA: Neck Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: PSA: Neck Problems

Wow, speechless and bless that poor guy for still going to work each day what a heart he has. I've had neck rads done on 2 of my horses, (not for the C6/C7 malformation that was before it was known) one was clean yet she was still NQR towards the end of her life and we never really understood what i...
by khall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 109
Views: 3394

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Flight, lovely photo of you and Ding! That's exciting Kelo that you found a good fit to help you move forward. I could not imagine taking 5 lessons a week every week! Well we had a very successful clinic with Cedar this past weekend! Everyone had great lessons, showed progression and loved the help ...
by khall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 124
Views: 7612

Re: Safe sport

Good.
by khall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 63
Views: 1965

Re: The end is nigh

Godspeed Baby Bronto and big hugs to you Xan.
by khall
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: global muscles vs postural muscles
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: global muscles vs postural muscles

I know nothing about Masterson method in body work, though I have been intrigued with it. I use WIH with jaw flexions if needed and yes those jaw flexions do make a difference in the horse. I like to test and see how smoothly the AO joint works in the horse and if I find tension or brace I address i...
by khall
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your Warmup - how do you prepare?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Your Warmup - how do you prepare?

I do WIH with all of mine before I ride using lateral work also to test and see how they are feeling that day. I then get on and walk a bit long rein before I move to trot and canter. I like lateral work in all the gaits and foreword and back in the gaits.
by khall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: global muscles vs postural muscles
Replies: 12
Views: 609

global muscles vs postural muscles

So in my search for greater understanding of the work we do in dressage I have taken Jillian Kreinbring's biomechanics course twice now. Plus I have a holistic vet that does acupuncture and chiro work. They both talk about activating the postural muscles to help correct the biomechanics in horses. I...
by khall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For those schooling changes
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: For those schooling changes

Thanks piedmont!!
by khall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 109
Views: 3394

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Glad to start a new two months goal challenge! Did not get nearly as much done last challenge as I had hoped between my trip to Portugal and the unrelenting heat into October and finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with our build project (building an apartment/shop for my parents to mo...
by khall
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Finding gratitude after an otherwise difficult year
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Finding gratitude after an otherwise difficult year

Mine are not nearly as extensive as what you have had to deal with DJR, but worrying still. The uncertain: Came back from Portugal to find Rip breathing rough in work especially at the canter. Had my local vet take a listen and she wanted me to have him scoped again with the vet who has been dealing...
by khall
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 63
Views: 1965

Re: The end is nigh

Oh Xan I am so sorry! I know how difficult it is to have to make that call. What a long struggle you have had with Baby Bronto. Godspeed big guy and big hugs to you Xan.
by khall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trick training is GREAT for rehab!
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Trick training is GREAT for rehab!

Two legged bow is also called Reverance:) Have you thought about teaching SW with him? Really good at freeing those shoulder up. BTW I was seriously impressed how quiet he was just going back into work. Good job on raising and training this level headed youngster! Sending him off was a excellent cho...
by khall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spin-off: What are your greatest strengths?
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Spin-off: What are your greatest strengths?

Interesting! I think one of my biggest strengths is being able to see/watch and learn just from watching. I am a very visual learner. I am good at sussing out what a horse needs to go better (more with the more forward thinking horses than the slugs, not real fond of riding slugs!). I am used to han...
by khall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I do this DDBB
Replies: 41
Views: 1742

Re: Why I do this DDBB

Sense of entitlement much? That is just ridiculous. It's your board your rules and we all need to abide by them and yes deep thanks for providing a nice place for those of us who want to connect because of our love of dressage and horses.
by khall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?

Riding skill is just the seat in general. I have a very flexible lower back and so tend to hollow there. Training changes on a more difficult horse to do them on. Like others, I can ride them all day long even down to 1's on horses that have the training (or at least an understanding) and the abilit...
by khall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Rip and Gallie please
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Jingles for Rip and Gallie please

Thanks All for the jingles! As predicted Gallie did fine with the tooth extraction:) Turned out to not be the tooth we thought though, she had another one that was going bad and infected but not abscessed thank goodness. Came out very easy, now on antibiotics and equiox for several days. Rip shows s...
by khall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

Yes SW is Spanish Walk. I find it interesting how passage, medium trot and piaffe are all helpful in the training of our horses. I can definitely see how passage helps the medium trot. My TB had incredible mediums and extensions so it was easy to use that power and scope for passage. Rip just lacks ...
by khall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 18382

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I cannot imagine having below freezing temps already!! We are celebrating a cool down finally:) After having over 100 F temps last week:( It was 54 this morning and feels like fall, YES!! Highs in the 80's though still which is a bit of a problem since most of mine (Joplin is the exception) have sta...
by khall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Shows and clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Shows and clipping

Blob I am farther south than you and I think our humidity stays higher here. Rip is a big sweater, his dam Gallie was too. Gaila not as much though I will probably do the trace clip on her like chisamba says convenience and ease of cooling out. I would expect if you show in FL you would have to clip...
by khall
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Shows and clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Shows and clipping

I think in Georgia you almost have to clip to do hard work. At least I do. My horses tend to sweat. I do a blanket type clip on Rip and a trace on others. I'm lucky Joplin has little to no winter coat:) and does not require clipping. I know in Florida they have to clip, it is way warmer down there.
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 84
Views: 8505

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Ok I think we really need to get a trail cam or two to set up. Our neighbor who is just through the tree line apparently has seen a black cat about 100 lbs or so on our property line between his property and ours. I talked to one of our farther neighbors last week and he has seen it as well. We are ...
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked

Oh that is a good idea chisamba!! I know the basics of that maneuver but have never used it myself. I most often end up doing stuff by myself and have had to learn some out of the box tricks to get things done. Joplin hated having her temp taken, she would cow kick at you. I found out if I snub her ...
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

I will report back.
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

Boudicea one thing I do see in the picture you posted that your guy could have his front legs more vertical for an even more correct piaffe. Even though he is sitting well, that front leg not vertical means he is weighting his front end or over his front end a bit too much. The trainer I work with n...
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

I ordered this book : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1138070157/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for my further education. I do know Rip does displaced behaviors. Will see if anything in the book applies to Rip and hope to become more aware. Would be good to look at dogs as we...
by khall
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: How to safely wrap hind leg and avoid getting kicked

Having someone hold up the same side front foot which is much easier than holding up other hind is just as effective. For right now I would just get through this injury and not try to do any training. One other thing if you cannot get someone to help with the wrapping would be to get a clamp and use...
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

Mark was huge on breath. Humans tend to hold their breath when we concentrate that can create tension in the horse. Mark was also a practitioner and proponent of tai chi for this reason. Very good grounding and breathing exercise. Horses were drawn to Mark (we called him Mark the magnet!) because of...
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Rip and Gallie please
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Jingles for Rip and Gallie please

Many of you know of Rip's upper airway issues. He has been doing very well now for 2 years with our management regime. Was just scoped in August with very good results. But since returning from Portugal his breathing has been sounding rough, almost like he is a roarer. So I had my regular vet out ye...
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dry Times in the SE
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Dry Times in the SE

We are in horrible drought conditions here in GA and record high temps. The ground is rock hard and dust ick. Having to heavily water my arena, but really cannot even face riding in this heat. I do not have a covered and it gets hot quickly. At 5:30 yesterday afternoon driving down the drive way it ...
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend

Loved it! Great music:) So sorry for Jet's injury:(
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 1625

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet.

That is what Joplin was dealing with. Suspensory and DDF right rear. Vet said it was an injury seen when the fetlock is hyper flexed i.e. toe raised too high. She healed well and quickly. Jingles that Jet heals quickly and completely.
by khall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Grain-free?
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Grain-free?

Yes all of my riding horses are grain free. One is PSSM1 one is metabolic leaning (Iberian/Joplin) and the other 2 are just easy easy keepers. I use either Triple Crown Naturals soaked alfalfa cubes or the Alfa Lox for my ulcer prone ones and a vitamin/mineral supplement. I like Platinum. I also soa...
by khall
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 1625

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet.

I'm so sorry DJR! Jingles for quick and full healing. No experience with much with suspensory issue other than the slight tweak that Joplin did to her RH last year in the pasture. She was in for 2 weeks and then back at work pretty quickly. No tear just slight strain. Was there a defect in the suspe...
by khall
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

Mountaineer Rip is 13, I bred and raised him and except for the first 30 days have been his main rider and trainer. Only Mark would ride him some during clinics and Cedar has ridden him once. He is definitely better but it is because I have more tools i.e. he has more training on him to help with ri...
by khall
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

I wanted to touch back on this behavior thread again after some contemplation. Exvet wrote about mental health or anxiety and the animals we deal with. Some thoughts on this particular point, it is something I deal with a good bit with Rip. Mark taught that get to the mind through the body, as in wh...
by khall
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 18382

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Well it is not cooling down here in middle Georgia at all. In fact we are breaking high temp records unfortunately. I just cannot face this heat at this time so have whimped many days. Also dealing with the build project (very frustrating) among other familial obligations. Horses are working very li...
by khall
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

With the horses I have trained piaffe on my own my first born foal years ago and now Rip I have done the alternate leg aids. My first mare Cori had a lovely and easy piaffe, no issues with balance'. Rip has been more difficult but not US more in hand. I have done the alternate leg aids with him as w...
by khall
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1719

Re: "Behavior "

I agree chisamba. I would go even a bit further in that as a horse trainer (we all train our horses every time we handle/ride them even if we don't do it for money) we need to set the horse up for success. For me there is a definite thought process in my development of my horses. It is not only ridi...
by khall
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Do your horses have hay at all times?
Replies: 44
Views: 2189

Re: Do your horses have hay at all times?

Don't use straw here unless foaling out. HATE to clean it!! I can get a tractor trailer load of shavings that will last a year plus and store it easily in our shavings bin. I hay my horses 3-4 times a day. In the heat they are in their stalls with their fans on, small holed nets don't work that well...
by khall
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

hayburner yeah I saw that Patrick is doing the trip again this year. If you have that to spend then I could see going with a group like that, but that is almost double what we paid to go. Our hotel, 2 meals and transportation were included in what we paid (roughly $2000)l. He's jacking up the price ...
by khall
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 18382

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I have started enough young horses and worked with difficult horses (yes they have been looked at by good lameness vets and regularly chiro/acupuncture) Rip being one of them to know some horses (WBs especially) just have this push back about being asked to go. I also had a ride just before I left f...
by khall
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 442
Views: 18382

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

It's finally cooler today!! I did get a couple of them worked yesterday even with the heat. It had moderated a bit from Tuesday's high of 100. I am in the camp of shoe if needed, don't if you can (but none of mine are not shod at least in the front). Rip is shod all the way around. He needs the supp...
by khall
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Lumbosacral instability
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Lumbosacral instability

Wow what an obscure injury! Yes I too believe much of "bad" behavior is pain related. I so wished they could talk and tell us what is wrong. My mare Anna had some weird issues instability in her hind end before I lost her. It was progressive and we never found out exactly what was going on...
by khall
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Piaffe and Passage aids

One thing that came up in our trip to Portugal was the difference in aids for piaffe and passage as to how the Valenca's train and how I (and our friend from Belgium) was trained in the aids. I have been taught that the piaffe is single leg alternating, Valenca's teach both legs together. In both te...
by khall
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

I hear you on the quick catty moves! Joplin is only half Lusitano, but it does come out especially on windy days!! Fun fact, Joplin is by Saphiro who was imported from Germany and by a stallion named Umbaba who was bred and trained by Luis Valenca. I wished I had been aware of this fact before I wen...
by khall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

And a bit more of my lesson in the bareback pad on Luzifer doing a bit of passage. He was not one of the more forward thinking horses but got better and better throughout the ride: https://www.facebook.com/keri.hall.35/videos/2511830962188931/ If anyone ever decides to go to Spain or Portugal this i...
by khall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

piedmont yes I am in front! Good guess:) I spent most of the shared lessons in front, I think because I am pretty good at riding with precision, corners circles straight lines etc. Left over training from Spain:) I wanted to share some more videos that we took of training there at the Valenca's. We ...
by khall
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

Loved seeing the Portuguese Riding School! https://www.facebook.com/keri.hall.35/videos/2503850499653644/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2502310279807666&set=a.216657935039590&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2502357479802946&set=a.216657935039590&t...

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