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by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

Me too Rye, there was good stuff to take home there. I liked the uber movers don't make GP because they are not quick enough in their reactions. Makes sense to me! I've just liked so much of what CH puts out there, I like he put the work into Nip Tuck aka Barney to make an international horse. He s...
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I have been really struggling with the forward first or balance first, and for riot it's BOTH at the SAME TIME. It's not forward versus balance. It is movement versus balance. What to do first. If you are moving, you are doing doing balance within movement. If you come back to halt to regain balanc...
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

Thanks gallop. Nice to see you reply
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

we had a major temp drop, so that was....fun? Riot was a bit more "up" but we worked it out. My goals for this week into Oct include: -final decision on saddle purchase- so far love it. -get raise at work (jingles! please!) - clinics- two different ones - learn to drive horse trailer - get...
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

what caught my eye initally “If they don’t have relaxation it affects their paces. Some horses can be tense and produce spectacular movement, but that’s not right either. Others go into themselves. You just have to think of the Training Scale, how the horse uses itself. Look to the head and neck, if...
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I agree, shall, that what I want is for a horse to halt (and half halt) off my seat. I actually was on the verge of degrading my comments to a "balance before movement" vs. "balance through movement" tangent. Then I realized, I'm willing to try both and see where the opening is ...
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

The nosebands aren't tight here so its not relevant to this discussion. No one here nor Carl does that so lets move on.

Anyone want to talk about ideas in the article? I know that is more personally relevant to me.
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Moutaineer, Rye, I am soooo not a pink person, which is why I bought the helmet with pink bling. Whip is tempting too, and maybe a dark blue or black vest with a touch of pink as well? Pretty sure my horsie boys would disown me if i dressed them in pink, but purple's ok, right? dark purple looks go...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed

Thank you everybody. I feel she succeeded in spite of her parents :lol: Anyway, she caught a UN World Food Programme plane today from Juba to Aweil. This is 3rd or 4th world country airports. There's a crashed plane next to the runway in Aweil that's been there for years. The runway is dirt. She ha...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

A flash can really help a horse find stability, along with bits like a mullen mouth, so in some cases they really like it- this is also gasp why I use a crank. It allows the noseband to sit nicely under riot's jaw. However, he has some that are regular cavesons and I have not noticed any real differ...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

Again read his book he talks a lot about his philosophy of training and I think he's the last person on Earth who would crank the nose bands shut I learned at my very first dressage clinic many, many years ago that what trainers write and what they do are often very different things. Part of the di...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I OFTEN feel stuck. I've had Kimba for five years and am just showing second level. But I do remind myself, she was laminitic, had a broken hind leg, was a pacer who could neither trot nor canter hmmmm I have none of these reasons and I'm still perpetually climbing that hill....oh well. I know we a...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Sue B, Banging your head has brought out your inner 10 year old... you'll be needing this https://marystack.com/fleck-glitter-dressage-whip-with-fleck-grip/ to go with it, next :) hahah why not? have fun with it. you will note my turquoise t shirt matching my saddle pad in the pic above. Yes, I mat...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

In reality, if Carl has truly had some reservations about the nosebands, it may have been a situation to take privately to the participants I doubt he has any issues with flash straps because there are photos of Charlotte riding with them, including the young Valegro. The fact is that the vast majo...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I've just been back through the article and I'm not seeing anything particularly egregious about the nosebands? Yes, they all have flashes on, but nothing looks cranked and I'm not looking at a bunch of miserable horses. I don't know how miserable they are or aren't because there's no way to know. ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I don't have issues with nosebands, I just don't like seeing the mouth being closed shut. Maybe I don't understand what a flash does, but it just isn't my cup of tea. I want my horse to be able chew and yawn if that is what it needs. I think that it is so hard to tell why a horse is showing tension...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

not sure why we need dramatic hand motions that are very odd. Probably because what seems odd to some seems like an improvement to others. I think exaggerated aids/cues are often attempts to help make things clearer to the horse, and aren't (or shouldn't be) anything other than temporary training a...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

Carl doesn't really have a say in tack choices day on and day out. ..and he would 99% err on the side of diplomacy and not bring it up at this style of event. Unfortunately, that kind of "diplomacy" is what's led to the sad state that dressage is in today. It's as if the only ones that ar...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I'm really struggling with the hand to leg ratio on my horse riot. It feels like I keep swinging between one extreme and the other, and I'm riding a very sensitive horse. My trainer even said that he is in the harder side of the spectrum. However I know I'm a better Rider each month. I think he's ju...
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I'm having one of those weeks where it just doesn't seem like I made any progress with my riding.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Hey you stole my line! I was just going to say that. I remember when he was born. We sound like proud aunties
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Haha yeah I'm a believer in bad energy associated with things. I had purchased some books and a jacket from a tack sale from my old barn owner. I found that after some exceedingly traumatic events 3 years ago I needed to move them to Goodwill and just not have to stare at them everyday.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I liked this article... But every rider, except the ones riding in a double bride, all had their horses mouths strapped shut. Just sends me. That's it, carry on. I didn't notice that...? Carl doesn't really have a say in tack choices day on and day out. ..and he would 99% err on the side of diploma...
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Rye, I just love Riot, and I am so happy for you that you found a dressage saddle that he likes. SF, I too was amazed that Kyra could si all the way to Denver...glad you took a plane instead. :mrgreen: I managed to get some sleep last night, so things are looking up. I imagine it will be awhile bef...
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Tuddy wrote:Rye! What a handsome fella! My very first horse was a Paint. And yes, I think he would look quite smart under a western saddle.

:) he's 7/8 ayrab..... just colorful.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

I got a half breed too. he could be really cute western? no? My little indian pony.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

I think one can get a really crooked horse if they aren't watching that outside shoulder....I have never had success with "big movement" type work that takes away the straighenss aspect. Shoulder in and haunches in are really good communicators of these same ideas, not sure why we need dra...
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

Warning, possible tangent ahead: I have really struggled with the concept of hand/leg. Not so much intellectually but practically. there are two ways I like to frame this discussion Idea 1: Supple the neck (gently) to create space for the hose to come through the back (neck: primary cause) Idea 2: r...
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: A good read, Carl Hester
Replies: 26
Views: 285

Re: A good read, Carl Hester

I saved and printed this! He is the best, I am sooooooooooooo happy we have someone like him to learn from. I think he's saving dressage.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

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So quick update:
Saddle good so far! fingers crossed. I will be sooooo broke.
"look how cute I am"
good boy pats.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

oh sue! that is awful.
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First “Trail Ride”
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: First “Trail Ride”

awesome! isn't that a great feeling?
by Ryeissa
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: I Sold My Dressage Saddle Today....

Yeah, its hard! I can relate. It took me over a year to sell Rye's saddle, but I also was happy with my new horse. You might find another brand or option down the road, they are making so many new styles these days. I always wondered if my little pinto would make a cute western pony... :) the more I...
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I think I found a whole new sector of my core. :lol: Yeah, same here. I was doing okay on the smaller horses, but then I had a workout on Sting and found out that I need to ride him more if I want to stay in good enough shape to ride him at all. Kyra is a smaller horse. I blanche a little thinking ...
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 340

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

Ponichiwa wrote: I am a ridiculous person and in my mind, Queso is going to be the champion of everything.


well, of course he is :)

if you want QH points, just keep the name.

I was cheap, I never wanted for fork over 250 to change the reg, name with the arabian registry, and the name grew on me.
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

ok, ok...so I like the new saddle. Cheating or not, bring on the knee rolls.
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

My Albion is French no crank . I think I already mentioned it?

Google kb bridle for more sellers than dutchess saddle.

Not much going on here, too hot and record dew points. My horse is just too fuzzy to think about riding
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

That's great news! I have mentioned that I found Chiropractic extremely important for maintaining my horses stifle. I do it every 4 months religiously.
by Ryeissa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Wow! Nice work! She's really showing more power. Really lifting in front and sitting . looks like a horse I Want to ride.
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extensions
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Extensions

Some general statements: I thought the quality of the riding was so much better than 3-7-10 yrs ago. The horses are showing better rhythm in the extensions and seem to be "all one horse". They don't look like they are tense and flinging, to me. They have really good reach. Yes, it looks a ...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3736

Re: Get me out of training level!

Or better yet you could NOT show at all but continue to progress in your schooling and delightedly tell all and sundry that you are schooling 2nd/3rd/4th, etc!!!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :roll: :mrgreen: Uh... this hits a bit close to home. But think of the cost savings on shows! And the ti...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

As for me, I won't really be joining in for this thread because I uh.. moved.. to Las Vegas. Like some sort of crazy person. :lol: Pal is with my coach until the weather gets more reasonable for her to adjust to down here and then she'll come too so perhaps I'll be able to join in on the next threa...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Tuddy wrote:I have no update but just want to wish Rosie GOOD LUCK!

Gooooo Rosie!

My dance card seems to be filling for Sept/Oct...nothing like horrid winter to get one to do more stuff. :lol:
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Torso rotated from the abs so that my shoulders mirror hers. Either Mary Wanless or Sally Swift called it the barbershop pole. And it worked. Not perfect but much improved. In SvD's book, Balance in Movement, she talks about needing to do rotation with EVERY bend of the horse. "Every lateral b...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I'm trying a new saddle. Mr princess likes it so far. This goes back to him protesting his lovely new saddle for no obvious reason. No back soreness or other findings. Same exact model jump? He looooooves it . what eva horse..... Le Sigh. That said he hates long stirrups. I think its the thigh balan...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Well Rip has been a bit weird with his R SI in hand, felt nothing US but knew something was NQR. Had my vet out (yes she is holistic, but is just a damn good vet all around and yes she does acupuncture/chiro on Rip several times a year) and she found some strained muscles inside the RH. Pretty much...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I’m in Michigan for the week taking care of mom. Watching her at almost 90, I can see myself in the future. It makes me want to keep as fit as possible so I can ride as long as possible. Travel, as many of us know, adds a hurdle to dressage training. I don’t have a horse to ride here, so I am going...
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 202
Views: 2486

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Lovely sue! Really nice!
by Ryeissa
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FEI TV Question
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: FEI TV Question

Hayburner wrote:Ryeissa - Hooking up my laptop would be way above my level of being a techy, LOL

its not that hard :)

https://www.wikihow.com/Hook-Up-a-Laptop-to-a-TV

its one cable. Promise.

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