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by Ryeissa
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Ponichiwa wrote:We have 4-tempis. I repeat, we have 4-tempis!


Super!
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Moutaineer wrote:in a moment of madness I signed up to ride with Dawn White-O'Connor in 3 weeks time... better get our rears in gear!


Awesome
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: How do you end a friendship?

This situation has still been running thru my mind, actually more than I'd like. My husband did run into her and her husband and she made a comment to him that she's "been meaning to send me a card, but she doesn't have my address". My husband didn't respond, but thought what a crock of s...
by Ryeissa
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Had some good weekend events- clinic and lessons. I'm also signed up for some stuff in the summer now. Onwards and upwards! It looks like spring is finally on its way.
by Ryeissa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

Lovely- I thought that was you riding--- in a good way...I wish I was that good as a beginner. I don't ride that good even now.
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

my horses were not really for sale. so knowing the right people for me was key. I have been told the best horses never hit the open market. That has been true for me.
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: How do you end a friendship?

I guess I'm talking about clarity. If there were issues and someone drifted away then you would know why. In your case its mistreatment and totally makes sense. I'm talking about avoiding people on purpose and not giving them a chance or explanation. . In my cases its probably just the way it goes, ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How do you end a friendship?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: How do you end a friendship?

I have had friends just "disappear" and it was very hurtful. If it was me, I would talk to her. Contrary to what we might think, conversations won't kill us and might actually repair some rapport (no you don' t have to be friends but as a participant in the relationship you can work on mak...
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: First Clinic
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: First Clinic

Have a fantastic time! quite the milestone
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dreams that seem real
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Dreams that seem real

If you want to see the dressage I had on in my dreams, here's the link. This dress photo keeps popping up on a website I visit. https://www.venus.com/viewproduct.aspx?BRANCH=7~72~&ProductDisplayID=47856&clr=GLMM&sc=XWEBSMA75&cm_mmc=Remarketing-_-Criteo-_-UN-_-General&utm_medium=...
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I'm still alive. Waiting for spring. I have some fun clinics and things planned to kick off my "spring". Feel like i Have to mentally climb back up the hill to regain the lost fitness from so much down time, but in reality it might not take too long. He was never completely off work
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

I feel like I'm probably way too idealistic. Maybe horses do put up with noise, and maybe that really is ok. who knows.
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

If the riders hands and legs are that unstable, I wager that the core is also unstable. A horse can possibly tune out somethings but not a seat that is counter-productive and out of balance with the horse/crooked. It will always influence the horse negatively in lateral and longitudinal balance I'm ...
by Ryeissa
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

Mary Wanless: The emphasis on the rider’s hand and lower leg in most riding texts can again be attributed to the homonculus. Despite the enormity of their skill, the old masters had much greater awareness of what they were doing with their extremities than of how they organised their centre. So they...
by Ryeissa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

Another thought is to be quiet. Once my horse gives a response, I use quietness if seat and aids to signal, as it were, that I appreciate the response. How long I can remain quiet in the contact depends on the horse, I do this often because it's my way if saying yes, you did good, this us our goal,...
by Ryeissa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

Another thought is to be quiet. Once my horse gives a response, I use quietness if seat and aids to signal, as it were, that I appreciate the response. How long I can remain quiet in the contact depends on the horse, I do this often because it's my way if saying yes, you did good, this us our goal,...
by Ryeissa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

I like what Mary Wanless calls the "signal to noise" ratio.

99% of what I have been doing is quieting and stabilizing my body to allow the aids to be as clear and possible
by Ryeissa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I haven't been riding...
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: Why I haven't been riding...

are you still alive? :shock:
by Ryeissa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

yup, this goes for me at all levels. I wager the beginner needs better instruction than the GP riders- teaching contact HH feel is so challenging. It takes a special teacher to break it all down into meaningful ideas that translate to results and real learning. The true beginner would benefit just ...
by Ryeissa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I do very much wish I had more income for lessons, clinics, and shows. And I think those things would make a big difference. So, for me, that's where money creates limitations that I really wish weren't there. If someone gifted me a 75k horse, I would still feel like I could do more if i could affo...
by Ryeissa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A vegan cheese you can bring home to meet your parents
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: A vegan cheese you can bring home to meet your parents

I get it! :) That is awesome. where can you get this magical stuff? I LOVE Grilled cheese but as a GF and dairy free (mostly) person it's the one thing I can't really have...DAMN.....
by Ryeissa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 21
Views: 509

Re: My Situation

I'm so sorry MC for your loss- I appreciate your update though and sharing with us. Sending you a lot of good wishes
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun thread: What is your super power?
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: Fun thread: What is your super power?

I am very diplomatic and can see how to bring people together and work with them.
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying good-bye - so hard.
Replies: 18
Views: 434

Re: Saying good-bye - so hard.

I'm sorry for the loss of your pony! I remember when you got her
by Ryeissa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I do very much wish I had more income for lessons, clinics, and shows. And I think those things would make a big difference. So, for me, that's where money creates limitations that I really wish weren't there. If someone gifted me a 75k horse, I would still feel like I could do more if i could affo...
by Ryeissa
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

A wise older friend once told me "the more you can afford something the more you enjoy it" and that rings true for me. I have a bit of a mixed perspective. Money and quality matters in dressage. the older i get the more I see limitations in dressage due to money. However, reality is also t...
by Ryeissa
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6200

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Flight wrote:The other was to start PSG. I would have entered PSG tomorrow but I've put on weight and the tails I bought - my belly sticks out!! Well, that's really just an excuse


uh oh! But it made me chuckle- never thought of that.
by Ryeissa
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 64
Views: 1654

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I did really well in Feb considering at least 2x a week I couldn't drive out due to snow/ice/below zero temps (sometimes the same day) More winter storms and cold- I never had to use a neck cover and "heavier medium" weight in MARCH! Riding wise- going very well. I have been reminding myse...
by Ryeissa
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Massage
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Massage

I am certified and have a small business, I think those are good schools. Masterson is good but it's a bit more simplistic.
by Ryeissa
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Chisamba wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:Yeah I have a truck and know the cost. Its just hard to talk about money as people have such different cultures and attitudes.

And yet you come off as mocking me for quoting lower end working truck price.

I wasn't mocking you.
by Ryeissa
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

khall wrote:I found a book called Zen and Horseback riding which explains the illiopsoas and how to access it and train it.


yeah that is a good book.
by Ryeissa
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Rye - again it may get down to some geographic areas. Regarding expensive vehicles - in NJ it is very common to see very expensive cars, suv and trucks where $50K is lower-range. They are a dime a dozen while a worn out older vehicle actually stands out. Stay at home mom's driving kids around to so...
by Ryeissa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How often do you ride/work your horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: How often do you ride/work your horse?

I aim for 2-3 "hard sessions" and 1-2 "light sessions" a week. I generally get at least 4 rides a week.
by Ryeissa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

Good luck! Keep me posted
by Ryeissa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I don't know...I have /had two of those horses at the same time, and I am not super wealthy. I sold one. I kept the other, nicer one. it costs just as much to pay board for a $75k horse than it does for a $500 horse. When the opportunity to buy what you really want is there, why not go for it? beca...
by Ryeissa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I don't know...I have /had two of those horses at the same time, and I am not super wealthy. I sold one. I kept the other, nicer one. it costs just as much to pay board for a $75k horse than it does for a $500 horse. When the opportunity to buy what you really want is there, why not go for it? beca...
by Ryeissa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

both! that is what I am saying....
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6200

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Khall sent you a PM
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 6200

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I am getting no where with riding this month. I rode once last month and then it turned into the arctic out here on the prairies. In fact, I think the arctic is warmer than my place right now. We have been under an "Extreme Cold Warning" for the past couple of weeks, with last week dippin...
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 139
Views: 5709

Re: Accountability

Free! excellent! :)
Keep me posted. that is great! Motivation is hard for all of us but it sounds like you have a good plan
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1798

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

http://www.dressageheadlines.com/articles/dressage/significance-horse%E2%80%99s-chest-sling-muscles-biomechanic-research-hilary-clayton the strength of its sling muscles are often asymmetrical on the left and right sides and that plays a significant role in its crookedness. Riders, therefore, must f...
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2634

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

I totally agree with what you are all saying..... Maybe this is just rambling, but I see a lot of horses going third that I would have to still fill in some holes. A horse always defaults to the level of the rider so I am also not sure how much there is a advantage....there is certainly one but it's...
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 139
Views: 5709

Re: Accountability

I'm sorry about your shoulder! Happy birthday....! thanks for the update
by Ryeissa
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 139
Views: 5709

Re: Accountability

how is everyone doing?
by Ryeissa
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Saddle Fit Nightmare - Very Long Vent

any updates?
I have a Custom for mr shorty short, it's great-The panels are more compact and even thought its the same length 17.5" it seems to work very well.

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