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by khall
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Re: Learning from dissection

Two instances that knowing anatomy and physiology of the horse that helps when I am working horses: Most of you know I do a good bit of in hand work with my horses from the work of Mark Russell who learned from NO. So I learned the details of working them in hand before I learned more about their an...
by khall
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Re: Learning from dissection

Obviously other riders are as geeky as I and want to better understand the equine anatomy:

http://www.horsesinsideout.com/dissections.html
by khall
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Trust your gut: Indy's story
Replies: 25
Views: 3597

Re: Trust your gut: Indy's story

silk can you elaborate on what kind of issues this horse had and do they believe it was from the malformation? TB I assume?''

My condolences to your friend. I am sure it helps to know his issues fully to be at peace with letting him go.
by khall
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Re: Learning from dissection

tsavo don't you work out with a trainer? Does that trainer target certain areas at different times depending on what you are wanting to achieve (i.e. stronger core etc)? Don't you think that trainer knows what muscles to target? Is that not based on dissection, even if the trainer did not dissect th...
by khall
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Re: Learning from dissection

Tsavo that is your opinion and one I heartily do not agree with. Jillian K certainly does not agree with it and any decent horseman who searches to understand more about equine anatomy I am certain would not agree with it. I know I would much rather have an instructor that has a good biomechanics un...
by khall
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Re: Learning from dissection

Dissection is not "majikal" tsavo, it is science and curiosity. Jillian K worked with Hilary Clayton (I do believe you are a HC aficionado?) who I am sure has done many dissections to further her learning. I know Jillian has done dissections. It is information that we can learn from as rid...
by khall
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Learning from dissection
Replies: 37
Views: 259

Learning from dissection

https://www.facebook.com/EcoledeLegeretePerth/photos/a.1944296362536115.1073741843.1557697261196029/1958126224486462/?type=3&theater I've always wanted to attend an equine dissection. Having a BS in Biology I've done dissections on smaller animals and have seen full sized articulated equine skel...
by khall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Had a nice but simple ride on Rip yesterday. Last couple of days he has come out and felt a bit tired, so I took it easy. Long straight lines simple transitions out in the field with just a little bit of lateral work. Plus it is hot and humid. Pretty unbearable. Even if the temps are in the 80's the...
by khall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For *controversial* inspiration or discussion. :)
Replies: 21
Views: 324

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

I like the partnership between the two. Diddy was a difficult horse in his earlier years so it is inspiring how much he trusts Laura now and can go in and keep it all together even in some challenging venues. His natural way of moving is not something I would pick. Too much of the look of a Hackney....
by khall
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Tsavo I am not suggesting that. Horses can get abscesses at any time. My farrier is just seeing more right now due to our weather pattern we have been in. Wet wet for spring, then it dried out and the ground got hard and now it is raining again. I know my horses have had more abscesses this year tha...
by khall
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Whoa! Vinici X not wide enough Sue?! Yikes Tio is a barrel with legs! That is a wide saddle.
by khall
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

So I tried an exercise today that Cedar recommended to me to prep for changes, trot, canter, trot, CC, quarter line around the arena. Sometimes true canter on short side, sometimes CC on short side. Just depended on when I did the transitions. Next will be to do more lateral work in the canter in ad...
by khall
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Cool! Got some saddles to look at! Though I have not been a fan of Schleese just sitting in them. Never ridden in one. Right now my ViniciX should work ok on my filly. It fits her in the shoulders it is just a bit long for her very short back. It is an 18 though I can ride in a 17.5, not sure how mu...
by khall
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spurs!
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Spurs!

I have just a rounded medium length spur. Just started wearing them on advice of trainer and am so happy I did! Has made my horse way easier for me to ride especially in the lateral work. He is a big horse with wider barrel.
by khall
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

kande yes Trumble Mountain. Not in my experience. I sent wither tracings to them they did not use them before sending me the Isabell. No way they could have. All they would have had to do was apply the gauge to the tracings and understand that saddle was no where near wide enough for Rip. I did end ...
by khall
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Well I had a go at the T C SF transitions. Rip was like you want me to do WHAT? Like Flights it was a bit all over the place initially but by the last two each side he was so much smoother and holding his line. What I found difficult was asking for the C transition while in SF seat position (a bit o...
by khall
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 24
Views: 512

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

Hayburner when I rode very sensitive PREs in Spain, the trainer there had me keep my leg hugged onto the horse the entire ride. Not tight, not harsh but definitely THERE. I would be doing in hand with the horse to teach her about appropriate response to the bit and how to release and relax her neck ...
by khall
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Silk no need to be snarky, in using gullet I was using the language the saddle company uses: https://www.doversaddlery.com/wintec-gullet-gauge/p/X1-1584/ https://www.doversaddlery.com/wintec-gullet-plates/p/X1-1582/ So yes it is the GULLET that is not wide enough for my horse. More A shaped than U s...
by khall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management

I get heat rash and rubs from sweating so much. I have occasionally gotten something similar (the bumps) but not very often. No idea why. Painful, yes. Hot pack is what I do for the bumps. A and D diaper rash for heat rash and no underwear overnight. Wicking material for riding breeches, no particul...
by khall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Phoenix if she is wide as a 4 yr old then more than likely she will end up in a hoop tree. The Bates Isabell is not a hoop tree. Get a good saddle fitter to give you an idea of what shape she is (hoop needed, curvy back or flat back etc) then look at saddles that fit her criteria. I would not go shi...
by khall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: Saddle Suggestions

Don't get your heart set on not having to change saddles once your filly matures (unless you go with a soft tree like a Vogue). They can change mucho from 4 to adult. My gelding went from a RP to a hoop tree Black Country (RP was just not wide enough for him and you cannot widen their trees) I don't...
by khall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: How does your garden grow?

SF nice!! Phoenix I love that you are using the fence for your beans! Great idea! Mine not so well. I don't understand either. I have 3 tomato plants that are doing OK, grape tomatoes better than the larger ones, my zucchini plant looks good but is barely producing (they usually put out more than on...
by khall
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Tsavo that is a good idea! New thread? Helpful exercises and what they do for the horse. Ugh it is hot! 95 in the shade today. I did get two worked though. After my accident with Rip the other day I wanted to watch him go so put him on the lunge line today to see if I could see anything. I was very ...
by khall
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Flight, I wonder if the exercise should be started on side line with wall for support then move to CL. To help steady the horse in the transitions. Yes it was tsavo that wrote about this exercise. I've done it on the circle with a horse that needed engagement in the canter, SI trot to canter. I've a...
by khall
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 22
Views: 269

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

Rip grew 1 1/2 inches between 6 and 7. Gaila got to 15.2 hh at 3 and has not grown since. String test is a good estimate of height. Rip was 15.3 at 3 and now is 16.2. Joplin string tests at 15.3 which is exactly what I wanted. She is extremely uphill was just noticing today and she has grown.
by khall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

chisamba it is mid 90's here with humidity (air that you can wear). Ick ick. Interesting ride today with Rip, from the get go with the in hand work he was unfocused and a bit of a twit (wanting to eat the reins) but I got on after some light lateral work and not fun. Challenging me in the contact an...
by khall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 90 Day Training Expectations
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: 90 Day Training Expectations

It really depends on the horse. Some come out ready to go and find the work easy (have to be careful with these and not push them too hard. Some are drunk camels (Rip was one of these) bulging this way and that. Gallie (Rip's dam) was WTC within first 2 weeks of US work (4) her out in the field pret...
by khall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Downward Transitions
Replies: 21
Views: 382

Re: Downward Transitions

I agree with chisamba here, I teach mine to do transitions off my seat no reins. I also use leg in the downward for engagement. Some strategies for engaging the horse within the transitions: use bend: whether it is in SF, SI or even circles use it to set the horse up for the downward trans. Spiral i...
by khall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: His first x-c experience

God WBs are such chickens! You should have seen Rip with cows!!!!
by khall
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 133
Views: 2509

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

Back from vacation (yes I take vacations and my horses have the time off, never found it to be an issue) and looking forward to getting back to work with the horses. Tsavo very interesting exercise you posted there with trot, canter trans in SI. Will have to give it a go. SF so sorry about pickles, ...
by khall
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 31
Views: 441

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

I've dealt with scratches over the years. One thing you may look into tsavo is if your horse is cushings. The cushings horses get stuff easier, I know my mare did until I put her on prascend. What works on my farm is destin and hydrocortisone mix. One of my vets recommended it and it has done the jo...
by khall
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Multiplex Lyme test within a PPE? Others tests you would add?
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Multiplex Lyme test within a PPE? Others tests you would add?

PSSM is pretty common in TBs, so if you get a TB/Clyde cross it could come from the TB side. There is a blood test by Equisec to test for PSSM2 and it's variants and other muscle diseases. There is a FB group for PSSM, very illuminating.
by khall
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Multiplex Lyme test within a PPE? Others tests you would add?
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Multiplex Lyme test within a PPE? Others tests you would add?

Tsavo NCS is what Rip has and we are in middle Georgia. He has never been to TX nor lived in FL. It is found in the panhandle of FL/south GA and in FL in general as well. Supposedly we are the only case in middle GA. NCS has also been found in Aiken, just FYI. Scoping a horse in general IMO is not a...
by khall
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9722

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Not a fan of riding out spooks! Rip's are of the 180 variety and can be very difficult to stay on top of! Here's hoping Maia minds her manners and find her inner Zen:) DJR and Ponichiwa AWESOME!! I'm very jealous and also very inspired. I've just been working on Rip's CC right now and doing some tro...
by khall
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 776

Re: Quality of Life ?

It is our last gift to our friends, one that we can do to ease them in their time of need. Hugs to you Hayburner and Godspeed to your guy.
by khall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 1545

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Only the most recent video of PK on the black horse do I like what I see of him, but he does have lots of followers. Some other trainers who do not use and condemn the use of SRs (but most don't show so that may not fit your criteria tsavo): Karen Rohlf (I am sure she probably used them when she was...
by khall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9722

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Flight I'm glad something I suggested helped you with Ding. Way different video of piaffe/passage much more active! Chisamba sounds like Kimba and you are going nicely! I find the half steps really helps with their engagement and carrying. Which helps everything. Demi glad you are on the mend and Ro...
by khall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 69
Views: 1129

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

Another question for those who are not agreeing with the phrase quicker behind. What do we target on the horse usually when we apply the whip? The HQs or hind legs is it not? Chisamba you even talked of riding with a longer whip to be able to touch the hind legs when we were discussing using a buggy...
by khall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 69
Views: 1129

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

I know for me hearing the same thing said a bit differently will often times click. So while some of us hear quicken the hind legs of the horse and we have an understanding of what the trainer is conveying (needs more energy, more engagement) for those who don't understand or feel that the terminolo...
by khall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 776

Re: Quality of Life ?

I've had to make this decision several times now. I've personally lost 5 of my own horses and also lost 2 very long term boarders. IMO it is so much easier on everyone when the decision is made before a catastrophic incident. 3 of mine were quality of life decisions and I have to say I was relieved ...
by khall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9722

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

My update is more medical than training wise, though touches on training. Hauled Rip and Gaila to the vet yesterday for his scope and a look see at how he was moving after last time and putting him on adequan. Dr. Dan was very happy with both his scope and how Rip is moving. He is showing much bette...
by khall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 69
Views: 1129

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

No chisamba Totilas was not slow behind. I got to see him in 2010 at WEG, his 3 Ps were very good and his HPs both trot and canter were just stunning to watch. His weaknesses were the tempis and trot extensions. I have heard this terminology for years in respect to dressage horses from various train...
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind
Replies: 69
Views: 1129

Re: Quick Hind Leg aka Quick Behind

MC so true! What I look at is where the hock is and how far back or not it goes with the horse in the trot especially. So think of all the engaging exercises. skipping a gait, transitions within the gait, all the lateral work, RB What happens with the slower hind legged horses is that it is difficul...
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

Not my cup of tea either, ick.
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 1545

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Rosie I hope you do not take offense, I see great improvement with Bliss in the trot, the canter is just a little behind. It is difficult to work with this type of horse as opposed to one who has that innate energy and go i.e. activity. Both of my main riding horses are this way, which is weird beca...
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 1545

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Tsavo no quicker off the ground is not moving like a hunter. No where did dresseur or I compare him to a hunter. It is that hovering, lack of energy, lack of engagement which means he needs more power and the hind end is where the power comes from. Power up and engage the hind end and the front end ...
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ringbone...
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Ringbone...

For my mare it was shoeing that helped her stay sound with low ringbone, until it did not. At some point low ringbone will not be able to be maintained and have a comfortable horse. Ease of break over helps. I had a wedge pad with frog support and dental impression material for cushion. She just had...
by khall
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 1545

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

For me Bliss needs more active hind leg, it needs to be quicker off the ground, make a higher shorter arch instead of being on the ground so long. Still a bit that way in the trot but so much better which shows in his more uphill carriage and steadier in the contact. So many WBs move this way and ca...
by khall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 899

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

I think chisamba nailed it. Dresseur too made very valid points on why riding dressage goes against our natural tendencies! For me, the devil is in the details now. Initially when we are starting out there are big changes and hopefully big leaps in understanding. Now after many years it has become a...

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