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by khall
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Second trot
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Second trot

I like this explanation on cadence

https://www.catskillhorse.org/v-58-a-2- ... ining.html

Will watch video when I can
by khall
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Second trot
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Second trot

Chisamba I don’t agree that horses should not develop more cadence in collected trot Cadence: The marked accentuation of the rhythm and (musical) beat that is a result of a steady and suitable tempo harmonizing with a springy impulsion—USDF Glossary of Dressage Judging Terms. Some horses have natura...
by khall
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our Long Awaited Arrival!
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: Our Long Awaited Arrival!

Congratulations!! Welcome to baby Gilbert!!

Glad all went well. Take the time you need. It’s a steep learning curve for the first baby.

Our family is awaiting a new bundle at the end of the month. My niece is due 1-29. Her first and a baby girl. It’s been stressful dealing with the pandemic.
by khall
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Second trot
Replies: 30
Views: 868

Re: Second trot

In some points I agree with Rye on the Iberian horses. To me the horses are too compressed in the neck which impairs the correctness in their gaits.

The first horse is impressive in the changes she can make. That is fun to watch. The other two Iberians are not my cup of tea training wise.
by khall
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 68
Views: 2350

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Joplin is still feeling punky. Normal temp this morning and for most of day then back up at dinner time to 102.8 not eating well so starting her on GG. I guess we are going to take the week off. Rip seems good though. I had the most fun with him and SW the other day. Cedar had me asking for some lon...
by khall
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!

Ponichiwa I’m so worried about what is going on in our country right now. Concerned about the inauguration concerned about these next few days before the inauguration. And beyond horrified at what happened just a week ago and as more information comes out furious at those who aided Trump and those w...
by khall
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 68
Views: 2350

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Please jingle for Joplin. She presented this morning with a fever of 103.3 today. Bloodwork was unremarkable. Assuming it is viral though no idea why. She’s not gone anywhere and no one has been here recently Horses. Ugh Mountaineer so sorry about having to make a tough decision on Laddie. Hope you ...
by khall
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!

As per usual in the Trump administration yes too much going on to keep up with all the happenings. But flipping Georgia blue will be instrumental in allowing Biden to get done some important work. I don’t envy him or Harris in what they are going to have to tackle I really am struggling with what ha...
by khall
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 289
Views: 6695

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

Well you don’t see the issue in the trot. I’m still so impressed with his brain. What a good guy. I hope he works out for you
by khall
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 68
Views: 2350

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Goodness Aleuronx jingles you can get Kora back on track soon
Mountaineer jingles that Laddie is happier in his feet and stays happy.

Not too much here. Still working with Joplin consistently. Rip is doing well in hand. Our weather sucks though. Wet and cold.
by khall
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone with experience of "Misfits Market"?
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Anyone with experience of "Misfits Market"?

We tried it for a short time. Weird veggies sent and piecemeal. We stopped pretty quickly
by khall
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!

Tanga it Ossoff has not been called yet but the votes that need to still be counted are from democratic stronghold and the absentee ballots still to be counted not enough to change the outcome I’ve read of some who requested absentee ballots and did not receive them in time so they either drove long...
by khall
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

To the US citizens from Georgia. You’re welcome!

We did it! Trump and Moscow Mitch you’re fired!
by khall
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: So sad. Jane Savoie dies
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: So sad. Jane Savoie dies

RIP Jane Savoie. I knew she’s been sick. Long hard fight:(
by khall
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Dynamic saddles
Replies: 32
Views: 3639

Re: Dynamic saddles

Hayburner I’m on the list to try one out. But it was explained to me that they are having issues with shipping from overseas and that the ones that come in have already been sold. I too was interested in trying one because I have 3 horses that I ride.
by khall
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A New Normal?
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: A New Normal?

My normal has not changed much. I’m here on the farm and full time care for my mom. My DH did work from home initially but they’ve been back in the office for awhile now. With strict rules all to stay in their own office and when in hallways be masked. I actually liked it when DH worked from home. D...
by khall
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 289
Views: 6695

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

Lipsmaker how old is this guy? One thing I know when looking at horses to buy that are already going especially with an OTTB there absolutely will need to be retraining. But what you are starting with right now is a pretty dang good base if you end up with him.

Fun!
by khall
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 289
Views: 6695

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

I still like him with you on him. I see lots of potential for the pair. I like a good minded nice moving good brain TB. Love his dark bay color too
by khall
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress
Replies: 68
Views: 2350

Re: Ring in 2021 in the dressage ring: January-February Goals and Progress

Jingles for Laddie mountaineer! Jingles for Kora too! Flight lovely pick of piaffe with Norsey I have some firm goals this time Joplin keep going with the trail riding. Take her to a show just for outing not necessarily to show. Expose her to WE. Hosting a clinic this month to do so Work on her cant...
by khall
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?
Replies: 289
Views: 6695

Re: Horse shopping, how did you know what you want?

Lipsmacker oooh I like him!! So pretty nice mover and looks like a great brain.
by khall
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: You’re welcome:)
Replies: 2
Views: 276

You’re welcome:)

by khall
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All about piaffe
Replies: 68
Views: 1962

Re: All about piaffe

Blob I really like using the leg lifts with my horses as well. All 3 of mine do them with a click at the walk. What I’ve seen with Rip and Gaila is how much more they will left and hold now the hind legs. Initially their lifts were pretty pathetic. I found it does help once you do piaffe work then b...
by khall
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All about piaffe
Replies: 68
Views: 1962

Re: All about piaffe

Have you tried taking her down the fence line in a steeper counter SI? Juliet the big TB/perch I work with also wants to run through so I ended up taking her up and down the fence line using the fence to keep her backed off. It definitely helped Does MM do half steps in hand at all? Can you ask for ...
by khall
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All about piaffe
Replies: 68
Views: 1962

Re: All about piaffe

Blob if you get MM sideways enough and control the outside shoulder in the rotation she can’t go forward and blow through you. It’s hard for the horse to do but definitely builds strength and mobility in their HQs.and you will see the bouncy engagement needed for eventual piaffe.
by khall
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Happy new year all! Looking forward to a better 2021

Stay safe all

Rain the next 3 days. More mudd:(
by khall
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein Length
Replies: 81
Views: 4187

Re: Rein Length

It is interesting chisamba how Saiph reacted. Leaning know that well! The lifting I found very helpful to keep Rip up and open. More from behind just made him stronger in the front until I figured out to lift. I know ultimately we want to be able to hold the horse with the seat in piaffe but it take...
by khall
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All about piaffe
Replies: 68
Views: 1962

Re: All about piaffe

Blob I’ve used many different approaches to piaffe. Yes I’ve done the leg lifts too both at standing and at walk. AB suggests that the horse must be able to trot in the rotation (moving tof or as she calls it stepping over) to begin to understand piaffe. I find that helps with the ones that are slow...
by khall
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Article on Miguel Tavora
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Article on Miguel Tavora

Lipsmacker I’m not saying the NO is the only way for everyone. It just is for me though I’m game to audit many different trainers I just won’t ride with a mix at this time. Yes Cedar is a very accomplished rider and trainer for her young age. I really appreciate being able to learn from her. As for ...
by khall
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Article on Miguel Tavora
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Article on Miguel Tavora

I’ve done this dressage thing for a long time. Almost 40 years now started with eventing dressage. I appreciate the system that stems from NO and that continuity between the different instructors. Except Bettina Drummond. I did not like her approach when I audited her. I don’t see a reason to look a...
by khall
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Article on Miguel Tavora
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Article on Miguel Tavora

I am not a fan of Legerte’ with PK at all. Now Col Carde and Master T ( can’t spell his name but head trainer of Samuer I like) saw Master T co teaching with Bettina D several years ago. Loved him. For me it took me years to find the one method that I wanted to follow whole heartedly. When we lost M...
by khall
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Article on Miguel Tavora
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Article on Miguel Tavora

Lipsmacker I like the Portuguese style of riding. In particular coming from Nuno Olivera. Mark Russell who I rode with for almost 10 years rode with NO and now I ride with Cedar Potts-Warner who is the head rider of JP Giacomini who also rode with NO. That style of training speaks to me the most. I’...
by khall
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

SF I like to use the short but active trot in my WBs and will use it on Joplin who wants to power through. I feel it is a great way to build carrying strength and promotes balance. I will use it on Rip before asking for medium trot and great before canter transition.
by khall
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

That’s exciting exvet! I’ve audited Betsy Steiner but not read any of her books. I have to say Joplin is going to make me a better rider. She quite readily allows me to control her shoulders with my thigh. She’s a much more sophisticated ride than what her training is at. She’s an old soul. Very suc...
by khall
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

That’s awesome exvet! Brandon is going to be a fun one for you. Are you able to go trail riding directly from your farm? Today is Joplin’s first trail ride/walk. I have to haul out to do so. There is a farm about 30 minutes from my place that has beautiful trails to ride on. They charge a nominal fe...
by khall
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Love! Chisamba!!

Lovely Christmas on the farm with DH DS and my mom. Bitter cold and windy but warm and fun in the house.
by khall
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wishing all a safe and enjoyable holiday season and jingling for a smoother 2021

Great news on our front. DS tested neg after his exposure last week and he got the ok via doctor cdc guidelines to come home for Christmas.
by khall
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Gratuitous pics of your horse(s)
Replies: 48
Views: 3079

Re: Gratuitous pics of your horse(s)

One of these days I’ll figure out how to post. The computer instructions don’t work for me since all of my pictures are on my phone. I rarely get on the computer unless I’m paying bills.

So can we post pics directly from our phone?
by khall
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Well the pivo has been absconded with. My DH heard me say it was my X mas gift to myself and decided to hide it from me until Christmas. Our weather after tomorrow is supposed to turn atrocious anyway and I had planned on no riding to prep for the holidays W Th and F. DS was supposed to come in tomo...
by khall
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

M can you put a second line of hot wire 5-7 ft from the shared fence line? I’ve done this before using just step in posts and hot tape.
by khall
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your favorite dressage books
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Your favorite dressage books

Anja Beran hands down. Any of them
by khall
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: So sad--Totillas dies at 20
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: So sad--Totillas dies at 20

I was charmed by Totilas at WEG. Watching him trying to play with his ribbons during the awards ceremony and then loping along on a loose rein as they took their victory pass.

I agree blob he showed up to work each day with a good heart and so much try. I really appreciated that in him.
by khall
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Not that! Geeze you got hit pretty hard. Lovely to look at but I’m sure a PIA to deal with. We just have rain and mud. Trip to vet and Rip is ok to go back to work. There are changes in his airway but we are hoping he can cope. Looks better than last scope but not as good as earlier this year. We we...
by khall
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: What would you do?

Blob have you ever used Dr Dan Carter out of countryside for lameness? He’s my go to. He was a farrier before going to vet school then interned at Rood and Riddle. Awesome vet with such a keen eye. I also recommend Dr Jennifer Miller at Prairie River holistic for acupuncture and chiro. She’s in midd...
by khall
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any greyhound people?
Replies: 33
Views: 5300

Re: Any greyhound people?

Glad it helped! I sent a similar video to one of my former foster adopters who was moving in with two cats. My former foster ended up living happily with them.

What I find interesting is that my dogs know and accept our cats but if a feral shows up they will chase it.
by khall
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

So happy with Joplin today!! It was cold (40’s) and windy and she went out and went to work happily. Not a hitch one. She is going to find lateral work so easy compared to my WBs. Definitely saw why the Lusitanos can fight the bulls. Got a bit too strong with a turning aid with my seat and she whipp...
by khall
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: So sad--Totillas dies at 20
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: So sad--Totillas dies at 20

I so enjoyed watching Totilas go in the 2010 WEG. Such an incredible athlete even though I’m not a big fan of Gal. Sorry to hear of his death. He has lots of progeny all over. A farm in Portugal that we visited was breeding their black Lusitanos to Totilas and his sons. A stable full of mostly black...
by khall
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Yay mountaineer! Blob ugh I can’t even get Rip to think of changes. He does them no problem out in the field. Watched him do one times while having a prance around. Yet does not compute under saddle. I’ve put changes on TBs that I owned over the years and had not trouble. Rip not so much so I feel y...
by khall
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yawning after work
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: Yawning after work

That’s great SF. I’ve never looked at yawning as a bad thing. Some do it more than others. Gaila has been yawning when working her in hand here recently. Under saddle she is very good in the bridle and has been for a long time. Mark taught a bit different in that we focused on the head neck and jaw ...
by khall
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress
Replies: 368
Views: 11897

Re: Putting 2020 in Hindsight: November-December Goals and Progress

Oh gosh piedmontfields that’s heartbreaking Demi yay for first! That’s great Rocky is showing nice lengthenings. My farrier came out hoof tested Joplin and pulled a nail. No idea why she is sore with slight pulse. She’s done this once before on that foot. Supposed to lunge her tomorrow to see how sh...
by khall
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Please jingle for my Gracie
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: Please jingle for my Gracie

Gracie has made a full turnaround and is back to her normal self. No idea what caused her issues but glad that they have resolved.

Thanks for all the jingles! Really appreciate them for my old girl

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