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by khall
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

I think Rip's reaction to possible FCs will be to try to leave. That has been a problem in the past anyway, the big lug. Not as scary as he used to be since he has way more buttons than he did as a young punk horse! I;m thinking about just going across the diagonal and asking for FC. See what happen...
by khall
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Classical Piaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Classical Piaffe

I think sometimes the riders ask for on the spot before the horse is strong enough or prepared enough, which can cause all kinds of issues. Was playing with half steps on Rip yesterday, he definitely has to be up and open to do them.
by khall
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

I was just sitting here thinking about FCs! I know my horse is ready for them, not sure why I'm scared to try. I think I just need to give it a go and see what happens. That and better medium trots. Canter mediums are good, trot he needs to be more up and out I do believe. So those two things.
by khall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Classical Piaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: Classical Piaffe

True both Haf and dresseur!! Especially the halts showing total lack of engagement. Pretty telling there. So what is causing the issues with piaffe in these elite horses? Training? Conformation? RK trained horses very often show pedestal piaffe or like Parzival bouncing behind. Do you think the WBs ...
by khall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

Dresseur did you watch the videos of Uta G and Isabelle W? They are riding with consistent high hands, not just a moment in time especially Uta G. Videos are much better at showing the full extent of the riding than just pictures. The video of RK at 84 Olympics clearly show him doing arets then back...
by khall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

DJR glad all made it through ok, a good friend of mine in MN had a foot of snow Saturday. It was mid 80's here. What a wild and crazy winter it has been for many this year. Yuck for you all. SF, Anna is a nice looking mare, really nice trot pic there. A bit painful for me since I lost my Anna (I cal...
by khall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

chisamba I guess you are directing your comments at me? That I love to argue? No, what I find so interesting is how many pictures and videos that are out there from PK to Uta G to even those who post here on the board where the ideal straight line from elbow to the bit (BTW several have hypothesized...
by khall
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

Not correct equitation though. I don't care who the pictures are of. Having moments of high hand, yes but consistent, no.
by khall
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

I just cannot picture what Calvin is saying.

I like the PK video of him working piaffe/passage. That horse is very up and open, not something we are used to seeing. That lends to a straight line from elbow to bit for the most part IMO.
by khall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

I am going to have to buy this book: http://www.horseandriderbooks.com/product/DRSE.html Breathing is so important in riding. That was one of Mark's focuses (among many) for riders. Correct breathing lowers the rider's center of gravity. Mark practiced Tai Chi for breathing and to be centered. My po...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

Constructive criticism is one thing, just being nasty is totally not appropriate and I have to say MC you can verge on being nasty at times. I do have strong opinions based on my long years of riding and working around horses and animals in general (I also like training dogs) and I am not shy about ...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

chisamba I agree Peters does not ride with low hand and broken line downward, IMO his and AB's and for the most part the SRS are the ideal arm position. SueB I know exactly what you are saying about riding with hands in front sometimes grabbing a bit of mane I sometimes will hook a pinky onto my Oh ...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rules and they way the mind thinks
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Rules and they way the mind thinks

The ideal seat position is set for the rider to ride more effectively and more clearly. It is the biomechanics of correct riding. It is not arbitrary or without reason. The arm position with straight line from elbow to bit is the best way to be clear and to stay out of the horses way. Drop the hand ...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

You know tsavo I can like Uta G and still think that the broken line is not correct. Again EVERY EVERY ODG and even the newer competition riders say straight line from elbow to mouth, here: https://dressagetoday.com/instruction/the-benefits-of-correct-dressage-position-30596 Here: http://www.classic...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 353

Re: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018

Great notes! Love the FC notes especially, thank you!!

Horses must be mentally relaxed in order to learn and work properly. They do need power for dressage but not in tension/tightness.
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 741

Re: Various Training Topics

Spanish Riding School rides with lower hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QlKdNrzAU

Steffen Peters on Raval, I loved this combo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n3mU7SjGhI

I do wonder if the high hand thing has something to do with arm length, any thoughts?
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Look at where Spanish Riding School carries their hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QlKdNrzAU Phillipe Karl http://philippe-karl.com As for keeping the hand low, again look at where the Spanish Riding School carries their hands. Right above the withers, why, because it requires you to ride wit...
by khall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Really tsavo? Here is actual video of Uta https://www.facebook.com/pferdia/videos/649161688464995/UzpfSTExNTI4Mjc1MDA6MTAyMTUyNzMwNzEyNzczOTA/ SLIGHTLY too high hand mostly with just the inside hand. Even better is Anja Beran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGp21d-LfK8 http://www.classicaldressage.c...
by khall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

tsavo I am not a Werth fan at all. I know she wins gold medals but I saw her ride Warum Night at WEG 2010 and wanted to yank her off the horse. She rode crudely and aggressively (was not in front of spectators, was the run thru for Freestyle we happen to witness because we had stayed late for reinin...
by khall
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

H4S, gosh what a roller coaster! Did your guy have a digital pulse? Usually if it is an abscess they will have a pounding pulse. I've had abscesses do weird things, from not reacting to hoof testers to never even being lame and yet boom, one opens up. Jingles your guy continues to be sound now and h...
by khall
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Except tsavo dresseur has admitted on this thread that her riding is blocking the horses she rides. Many of the photos dresseur has posted show a broken line, I am just going back to the ODGs which say to keep the line from the elbow to mouth straight. Now yes riding with a higher hand acts more on ...
by khall
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

dresseur I have a suggestion about the contact, try lowering your hands so there is not a broken line from your elbow to Miro's mouth. I feel you there, trying to get them up and out and get stuck in the aret up. I do the same. I have found if I lower my hands that is enough of a release for them to...
by khall
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed

Mark is who I learned from. He learned from Nuno Olivera. Bettina Drummond has DVDs too.
I also like Anja Beran's work, her instructor Manuel Jorge de Olivera also worked with Nuno Olivera.
It is done first with just a caveson then with bit and bridle but never with side reins.
by khall
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I think we need to consider ground and/or in hand work as our pre ride check list. My DH is a private pilot, he would never get in a plane and fly off without doing his pre flight check list. I don't consider it to be defensive but smart. Now can we sometimes do that US? Yes, but not always. OMG I a...
by khall
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Thanks guys for the bucked off support! Demi I am 50, not so young anymore, and no I really don't want to get launched again anytime soon! Thankfully I rolled when I hit and dissipated some of the force, back still a bit twingy and left shoulder probably from the reins (went off right side) but noth...
by khall
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How would you handle this situation?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: How would you handle this situation?

Vets make mistakes and it can be difficult to tell if a mare is in foal later on. Especially if the mare was not tolerating the palpation well, that can be dangerous for the vet.
I would definitely chalk it up to a learning experience.
by khall
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

Mountaineer why did they not pay anything on his stifle? It was injury related and not re-existing if I remember correctly. That is just ridiculous. Yes not all insurance companies nor the underwriters are created equally.
by khall
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Re: Extended Walk Questions

I will try to get some video of Rip's walk, it will probably just be me videoing him on line since I rarely have anyone to video me (the ones I posted from yesterday my DH took because I asked him to and then the dang mare bucked me off, lol!) probably won't get DH videoing me again, ha. Rip is a WB...
by khall
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Re: Extended Walk Questions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hraoW5bEuUI
I prefer this movement in a horse, still big and loose but not so big as to be freaky like the horse Chisamba posted. Plus I just love the way Uta Graf rides, trains and takes care of her horses.
by khall
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I hear you dresseur! Some really good insights and similar to my journey with Rip. Question: are you just riding with more energy so Miro will take the hand out or releasing/softening a bit so he will go out to the hand? Or a bit of both? As we know, we have to ride with energy and power, sometimes ...
by khall
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Re: Extended Walk Questions

Heaven forbid if I disagree with you Chisamba! It is the mechanics of the big walk that hyper flexes the back of the horse, take a look at how far back his front legs go as opposed to how far forward they go. He is on his shoulders with his back dropping at full extension. He cannot with that big of...
by khall
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 744

Re: Extended Walk Questions

IMO that is too big of a walk, while it is a clear 4 beat walk the horse hyper flexes and is too much on his shoulders. Looks like a walking horse walk. Would be very difficult to collect. I would rather see a bit smaller walk, still with over tack but not this much. Easier to collect without messin...
by khall
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How do you introduce spurs?
Replies: 12
Views: 397

How do you introduce spurs?

Though I have ridden in spurs before, not in many years now. Just gotten lazy I guess. I've always used them to refine the leg aid, the whip is to amplify the leg aid. But I have never had any particular way I've introduced them. Cedar has a program of progressive introduction and education to the s...
by khall
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Insurance-- yes or no
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Insurance-- yes or no

i've had exclusions, still do. 3 of my 4 are insured. Colic surgery is expensive ($8000 or so), many vet procedures are pricey and the medical has helped tremendously over the years. It is annoying that any little ding (my filly has a splint LF from being run into the fence) will lead to an exclusio...
by khall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 240
Views: 5893

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Rosie glad you are back in the game! Hot4spots, horses are enough to make us nuts:) DJR glad you caught the cellulitis quick, yowza that looks painful. Sounds like Pan is learning to be a good boy. Demi glad you had a good ride. We just don't know do we!! Well I hosted a new clinician this past week...
by khall
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Praises for an Equine Dentist
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Praises for an Equine Dentist

I use a DVM who does chiro and acupuncture. She is much more cognizant of being gentle with the horses. My regular vet is just too aggressive both in the actual floating and how much she does in there. I love my holistic vet!! She does use sedation, I am just fine with that.
by khall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Just need to complain about the cost of showing for a hot sec
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Just need to complain about the cost of showing for a hot sec

I hear you, why I only show schooling shows right now. Maybe I will show recognized later, but ack too expensive. Last time I showed recognized was breed show with Rip as a youngster. I could easily drop $1000 for a weekend. They were doing that two shows back to back thing, well that meant twice th...
by khall
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: RIP our one of a kind Tucker

Thanks everyone for your condolences. It's been difficult to adjust to our new reality without Tucker. He was such a big presence in our lives for so long. Losing him hit my DH hard, Tucker was very much his kind of dog. Big goofy and just a steady dog. Exvet, I hear you. We still have 4 dogs, 3 of ...
by khall
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 461

RIP our one of a kind Tucker

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1707472965958072&set=pcb.1707473219291380&type=3&theater While Tucker's spirit (and appetite) were still strong his aging body was failing and we had to make the call today to ease him over the bridge. He came to us in 2005 an out of control wild 5...
by khall
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.

Yes same one. She looks like a nice event rider. Good for her.
by khall
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?

I have had horses at home for years. Would not know how to act if I did not. I have never boarded per se, I did do a working student stint when I would go off and leave my mare in their care a couple of times. I don't do well with others taking care of my animals except for my one prized barn help h...
by khall
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7243

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

Chisamba, exactly! It all depends on what type of horse you are riding as to how you approach their training. Try to spend more time on what they find not as easy or comfortable on than what they find easy. Rip finds longer frame and slower tempo easier, so I try to ride him more up and more active,...
by khall
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7243

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

I had so much fun yesterday! I was pressed for time so just did some in hand work with Rip. I've been doing more and more WIH at the trot and also working on half steps/piaffe in hand. So we did our warm up (which started with just a bit of medium walk then went into lateral work at the walk) then d...
by khall
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff

I never watch the Ritter videos, I occasionally watch the videos posted by others, I often read other poster's experiences. I mostly want the PDFs! I don't mind the clutter, better than what I usually have which is animals in need.
by khall
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New flying change thread
Replies: 27
Views: 846

New flying change thread

I know it's been done before, but it sounds like several of us are on the pathway so I wanted to start another one. Share your strategies for changes please! I've trained FCs on a couple of horses, but they were TBs so way easier than my WBs are and now Rip and I are on the path and I have been prac...
by khall
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Yonka aka The #blondebastard
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Yonka aka The #blondebastard

Great job! Yes he is looking fitter and I bet without all the hair he would be unrecognizable!!
by khall
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7243

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

Flight, gosh I am sorry about Norsey. I hope it will be better news and some hope at the equine centre. Yeah for going advanced!! Fun for you and the little black horse:) piedmont, the ritters just had a FB short course on FCs, meant to shout out to Chisamba as well. It was mostly about lateral work...
by khall
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7243

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

Wow greenholmes, I'm sorry you are in such a turmoil over your journey. I do have one piece of advice that might help you: find a place you can ride higher trained horses and take lessons. See if that would help you in your dressage journey.
by khall
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 7243

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

dresseur as painful as it is I'm glad you are having these ah ha moments! I think that is mostly what dressage is all about for riders, the changes we need to make and to be aware of in order to ride more effectively and efficiently. Not always easy. It was drilled into me early on that the quality ...
by khall
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

Have you tried the LY on the wall? As in head to the wall?

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