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by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 200
Views: 38913

Re: Tell us about YOU.

freedom who were you on UDBB? welcome!
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Pre-Thanksgiving thanks giving post

Chancellor wrote:On Friday, I got the news that the bone scan I had because I was having back pain was clear from cancer. So, I am very very thankful about that.


:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

awwww......I'm sorry for your loss.
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read re learned helplessness
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Interesting read re learned helplessness

point taken, she was talking about side reins in the stall and draw reins. I guess I was confused expanding this to dressage use of side reins. Good. That makes me feel better, it's very clear now that she didn't mean what I was discussing. I have come to believe that once a horse is in a state of l...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read re learned helplessness
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Interesting read re learned helplessness

I sort of agree and sort of disagree with these ideas- there is a paragraph here that gives me pause- We routinely put the horses in a position where there was nothing they could do to get relief from some sort of pressure. In order to maintain a state of LH, it seems like the helplessness must be r...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Please jingle for Roger aka my shadow

Major jingles !!!!!
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

You don't worry about airway damage? ;) I think they may regulate themselves when they have the choice. IOW, when their airways start burning they stop running. They may regulate cooling too, by choosing where and how long they move. Don't know, but if they damage themselves running it must heal, b...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Evaporation is a cooling process, it needs to be monitored in the winter/cold when we create a wet animal and then keep in relatively immobile. And I prefer not to put stable blankets on a wet horse = mold/mildew/skin crud. And, no, I would not turn a wet animal loose to run to warm itself up. Well...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

kande50 wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:
My horses' comfort is most important, I can't think that standing chilled is a positive thing. It's common sense.


My point is, are they chilled, or are we projecting?


When my horse feels cold to the touch with he is wet, I am going to keep him warm with a cooler and use a hair dryer. :lol:
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

IMO it is not worth the risk of horse getting sick if you have the means to avoid it. My guy gets a thick coat so I trace clip him and apply blanket(s). A wet sweaty horse takes a while to dry - so use a cooler and avoid a vet bill is my tactic. But my point is, do they get sick, or are we just ima...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

That being said, a human who is overdressed can strip down to their skivvies if they so desire, a horse with a heavy coat is still wearing a lot of hair, even when not fluffed. Hence the drying problem. . . Horses generate so much heat internally that the drying time may not be a problem for them, ...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

My arena is cold. In this situation its my last concern. My horse never sweats.
I'm trying to stay alive haha
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

kande50 wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:
No, bad idea. that is a very good way to invite issues.


Maybe, although I think I remember that research did debunk the long held belief that horses needed to be cooled out slowly. It may be different when it's cold vs hot, though.


so you would park a hot horse in a stall?
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

We used to go to a lot of draft horse events in the winter and they just parked their hot, sweaty horses and threw a blanket over them. Not sure if that was something that someone thought up and everyone else thought was a good idea (maybe horses tied up and they thought it was related to drafts, o...
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tomorrow’s lesson will be interesting
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Tomorrow’s lesson will be interesting

PaulaO wrote:Ariel was a star. No sass, leg yield trot to walk to halt without fuss. Rachael will ride her tomorrow and blow out some carbon. If there is no one else riding, Rachael hand gallops. Oh my!

yay!
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 504

Re: Long over due Twins update

thanks for the updates everyone! how fun
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Winter is here....

I'm over it and it has been a week. A WEEK :(
it was 5F sat. its not even thanksgiving.
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I guess those of you that have time to hair dry a horse after riding do not ride five horses a day Exactly. It takes like 10 mins, not sure what the problem is here? It is much faster and better for them than waiting for them to air dry (depending if your barn is cold or warm of course) My horse li...
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 72
Views: 596

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

hair dryer.
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Video of Rudy

Just some observations which may help - he is never really through or over the back - instead he is pressing up through the neck against your contact, dropping his back, and not engaging his hind legs.Also he does not bend through the corners - he shouldnt go one step with that amount of tension in...
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2124

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Yeah.... It hit hard with 5f here last weekend. Gross.

For me I have to ride days that I can drive out to the barn. In one way I have more time. What else do I do when its dark at 5pm? Sheesh. I have a nice indoor which helps.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

Yeah. I have seen back problems not show overt symptoms but have secondary referred pain to jaw or hocks !

good luck! Its scary when that happens.

Let us know what you find out.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2124

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

So I've had a hard time articulating my goals. I come into this fall strong having a successful summer (for me anyways). Now we slammed into winter....I'm having a harder time adjusting, it got really cold, dark and snowy fast. I have now time to contemplate the various tools and ideas from my recen...
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2124

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

That makes me need to work out how to work him better to get more suppleness and balance, and where my inexperience shines :? Thanks Dresseur and Khall I will work with those exercises and see if it helps us..... I have decided to go to Equitana to try out. Welcome to the club.... My ammy limited e...
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

I'd still X-ray the back, change saddles, and take him off alfalfa. At this point the behavior is so dangerous I'd look at everything, but that's just me.
https://thehorsesback.com/c6-c7-malformation/
Check for pain behind the withers.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 485

Re: New Pony, New Problems

Take him off alfalfa. I agree this sounds complex. I would hand walk him with a rope halter to see if you can start to separate mental and physical triggers. Check for kissing spines or some other back issue.- wither pain, neck pain, etc. Sometimes that ebbs and flows based on weather and workload. ...
by Ryeissa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Dressage Finals
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: US Dressage Finals

Judges were a bit harsh... No? If those are getting 7s I'm screwed!!!!!!!
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward

beautiful horses! welcome to the board
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

Can good bending be accomplished without having a horse connected over the back and into the outside rein? No, I don't think so. One of the pre-reqs is the horse is connected in order that the rider can effectively "shape" the horse to align his body in being "truly bent" correc...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

Thanks for clarifying that, Ryeissa. Suppling is something I dont have a natural feel for and this video just made it very clear for me. I have watched a few of Karen Rohlf’s vid on suppling and tried some of the exercises but for some reason the JS vid just clicked. Who knows what will turn a ligh...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

Did anyone watch the JS suppling video on the Rudy thread? I found it very useful and think it’s pertinent to this discussion. I think it would be a good exercise to personally get on video and then post for helpful critique (yikes!!!). When watching the the vid, I couldn’t see every little thing t...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Video of Rudy

Josette wrote:http://www.janesavoie.com/newsletter-nov-2018/?inf_contact_key=6cb061fe68a8aad7998c826b7a5e4785a6b86dc3add16c5b2d99fa6ce2f236b0


What does everyone think?

I like Jane but this isn't my favorite video. Sorry
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Video of Rudy

Just some observations which may help - he is never really through or over the back - instead he is pressing up through the neck against your contact, dropping his back, and not engaging his hind legs.Also he does not bend through the corners - he shouldnt go one step with that amount of tension in...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

its not crazy stuff. It is why if you have too much forward motion in one direction with no balancing force they can't collect. It has nothing to do with overflexing the neck. Of course it does, because as soon as the horse is ridden with his neck over flexed then he's unable to collect. what does ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

Shoulder reach is lovely, and we want that, but this is why *some* lovely movers can't collect and be shaped with the forehand elevated. Can't, or aren't, because it's so much easier to just over flex the neck and teach them to do crazy stuff with their legs, than teach them to collect? I would thi...
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another theory question
Replies: 32
Views: 327

Re: Another theory question

It's also useful to hear that we don't want the canter to get too big, and that I need to look at the outside hind. nor the trot. Its about coiling and power. You can't have too much power forward with out some "measuring of stride". The biggest revelation of my somewhat recent work (3 yr...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1281

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I am single-handedly trying to counter DeVos's campaign against science. You aren't the only scientist or otherwise well-educated person on this board. ;) Damn right..... Are we uploading our CVs now? ahahahahhaha I have a graduate degree, minor in equine science, focus on molecular biology. I have...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 117
Views: 2124

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Moutaineer wrote:A couple of fuzzy pictures my friend just sent me from the clinic. This indoor is a black hole, so forgive the quality.

I'm pretty stoked with that right hind in the canter shot.


Nice! I'd be happy with that too
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

kande50 wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:
that is not a correct term, did you mean something else?


No, I made it up. I think against the bit is made up too, although most seem to understand what is meant by it.


ok
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

kande50 wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:

you can't have a horse between the hand and leg if he's behind the leg.


Or if he's in front of the hand. :-)


that is not a correct term, did you mean something else?
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

kande50 wrote:
Dresseur wrote:But Sting is not between the hand and leg. He's behind the leg.


Yes, I realize that, but between the hand and leg is what I'm aiming for.


you can't have a horse between the hand and leg if he's behind the leg.
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

Dresseur wrote:That's not my opinion, that's bio-mechanically what's happening and while it may give you the feel that you are looking for, is not going to result in a collected horse.

yup
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

kande50 wrote:Because he's doing what I'm cueing him to do.

Aids don't have to be the traditional ones to be aids, which is why I so often call them cues, because not all of them are the traditional ones.


ok, we are not on the same page here. I think this is probably were I end my thoughts
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

so tell me why you say he is on the aids.
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1127

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Tsavo you are correct. I was actively shortening the reins hence the cocked wrist(s), albeit one at a time. Thank you Ryeissa for the suggestion. Right now I am willing to look as ugly as need be to establish a consistent acceptance of contact. What that means and especially for me with my physical...
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

BBM starts with a soft jaw, and having the horse on the aids.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 575

Re: Canter

Ponichiwa wrote:I also don't think more impulsion necessitates more on the forehand. Not sure where that's from.


Yeah. Its usually the opppsite.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Best way to clean very dirty tack
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Best way to clean very dirty tack

I like Higher standards leather care soap, it tends to clean deeper than many other brands. It doesn't foam as much, it's a soap not a conditioner. It helps it clean better, if you ask me. I would not use vinegar- it discolors tack- try on a very small area 1st. Ammonia and vinegar are more for mold...

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