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by Ryeissa
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2125

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

RP still has me baffled in terms of his extreme gassiness. Today I stopped counting at 17 farts and 6 moments of passing some amount of manure in a 40 minute ride. I tried giving him gas-x an hour before my ride yesterday at someone's suggestion and it didn't seem to make any real noticeable differ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 19
Views: 259

Re: What's good in your world?

I got a comment from a judge that everyone should use me as an example of correct riding. It was quite a surprise but very validating as I had a rough winter for a variety of reasons. (My horse is fine).
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A Chapter Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: A Chapter Closing

Beautiful! Change is hard. Can you get back into it if you want later? I know nothing about this. ...best of luck
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "And how was your day?"
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: "And how was your day?"

really? hope they paid for the new one.... How frustrating.
by Ryeissa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: Jingles for Annabelle to get back to work please!

jingles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Ryeissa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going through Heartworm treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Going through Heartworm treatment

poor dear. sending her much love
by Ryeissa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Just want to gush for a minute
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Just want to gush for a minute

awesome! so happy for you
by Ryeissa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: EPM...please help me remember who it was....
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: EPM...please help me remember who it was....

Hmmmm sorry I can't remember. I had a neuro horse that we thought was EPM but it was meningitis.... sending best wishes
by Ryeissa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 685

Re: Lightbulb Moments

Excellent points both exvet and chisamba! Good take home to work on for sure. Don't you feel most dressage riders tend to be type A people? Where we are always wanting that bit more? When we should not or as exvet says wait? Raise hand high here!! Intellectually, I think most of us know that we nee...
by Ryeissa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

Don't want to comment or judge someone who didn't ok publishing the video on a forum and being discussed. I don't agree with that, sorry. If a video on youtube or elsewhere is Public, then it's open for discussion anywhere. jmo. Exactly how does someone 'ok' a video for being open for discussion? D...
by Ryeissa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

Yes draw reins. Like JJ as a rider. Don't want to comment or judge someone who didn't ok publishing the video on a forum and being discussed.
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ulcers - (Attn: Blob)
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Ulcers - (Attn: Blob)

sorry Abby :(
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Seat Aids for Transitions - clinic notes and thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 709

Re: Seat Aids for Transitions - clinic notes and thoughts

I think this is all talking about the psoas muscles http://www.alignmentrescue.com/the-dressage-rider-and-the-psoas/ I think "narrowing" is another language for how to activate these= as I believe this is the desired goal? My experience is that all the various ways we talk about a balanced...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

See then, we're pretty much on the same page. A lot of people would call those instructions quick. At the speed they are given requires a rider that doesn't have to think about which leg/hand/seat, etc they are going to use. I mean, she's like 'circle'...now. You can't be thinking about the aids fo...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

musical comedy wrote:What do you think of this style. My trainer calls out instructions sometimes this quickly. However, he cares more about the quality and success of the request.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvsSe6D5yGk


very normal lesson, not what I consider too quick at all.
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

musical comedy wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:I think the point here was to discuss the communication style not the riding itself- how did you feel about that aspect?
What specifically about the communication style am I to comment on? Actually the style is just about the same as my trainer does.


prefect thanks
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

This is a mini-example of a trainer I love riding through/with her student: https://vimeo.com/313667677 And a slightly longer version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2uG8qeeKxQ You notice that there are a lot of shorthand terms/ideas communicated to help the rider---JJ usually teaches students th...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

Well then, you're just a better rider than I am. Be grateful. I agreed with you that your trainer is giving you a lot of conflicting/abstract advice, and I wanted to present a different way of describing to highlight how I learn. I'm learning just like everyone, In fact I've just had a week of horr...
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

I'm not trying to say this isn't a good trainer but they don't work for me. I consider myself very quick to make changes and very good in lessons if I'm told in an organized logical progression. Ie: to bring your horses haunches in open the outside hip till you feel the hip flexors activate. Then yo...
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1496

Re: Trainers riding through you.

This riding through you got the best of me in today's lesson. I felt like yelling "shut up". I barely got out of the warmup trotting today. If you heard the instructions while I was trotting to the right, you all would :shock: :shock: . One correction barely got said before another one wa...
by Ryeissa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

oh no! I really liked Panache, that is just awful. And the wound-- FFS what is that? Probably the worst wound I have seen! :(
Keep us posted on your two patients....!
by Ryeissa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

Chancellor wrote:Sorry that I was asleep at the wheel when things got a bit heated. When I am not working (like a four day weekend) I try to stay away from computers.


No problem, thanks for answering me!
by Ryeissa
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2125

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

awesome! that sounds fun! I thought about doing WD but it's hard to find a western saddle for my dude, being short backed. Your guy is 1/2 Arab, am I remembering right? There are quite a few western saddles made for Arabians, not hard to find :D yeah, but just because he is an arab doesn't mean he ...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

musical comedy wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:ok, let's start over. Here is another ranch horse. what do you all think?
What I think is you should take that photo down. It's not worth discussing.



Done.
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

never mind
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

never mind
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

delete
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

never mind,
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

demi wrote:I got the point!! I have removed all of the offensive posts. :oops:


please put it back....This discussion looses all context and I spent time commenting here and now it means nothing with out the picture to work off
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

I find the descriptions given by blob and exvet to be exactly what connection means in dressage and further helps my learning to get it right. (Thank you!) How can you have connection without contact? By trying to compare different riding disciplines may not make sense for a connection discussion. ...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

But rather than developing a steady contact over time, trainers instead lunge the horse in side reins so that they can teach him to push firmly against the bit all the time, right from the beginning and forever more. And then they call it an elastic contact to try to pretend that this abuse of the ...
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2125

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

awesome! that sounds fun! I thought about doing WD but it's hard to find a western saddle for my dude, being short backed.
by Ryeissa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

I'm not sure what you are looking for here demi, what specifically do you want to hear from us? I think we all like this horse very much, it's not a personal critique here. Looks like the style of horse I would like to ride.
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

I think the drooping reins when doing piaffe or some other highly collected movements are good. To go around a whole test with reins and posture like Flight has on that pic I would think would require the utmost balance from the horse and impeccible timing of the rider. The best in the country don'...
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

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by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

Remember a connected horse isn't the same as collected. Collected is more a physical thing- ie the horse has a % of weight behind, or not. A horse can be connected on the bit and not collected ie training level
by Ryeissa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good connection
Replies: 103
Views: 1968

Re: Good connection

the horse looks ready to work and there is a lot to like.
by Ryeissa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2125

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

greenholmeshandy wrote:Unfortunately Shandy is broken. Hopefully will mend with rest . That's it really for July/August.

:( what happened? so sorry.
by Ryeissa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2125

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

I have a kent and masters dressage for sale. 17.5. Original model. LOVELY
by Ryeissa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

yeah! Good memory.... My horse is a good little jumper, I have an assistant trainer jump him once in awhile and I do a lot of canter/trot poles. He is a lot of horse for me to jump alone, but now that he's not so green it's much smoother-- hahahah and i will consider it. I do hillwork 1x a week or s...
by Ryeissa
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My training with Gunnar Ostergaard
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: My training with Gunnar Ostergaard

piedmontfields Normally during my 60 min training sessions I do have a lot of walk breaks in long frame, but during this session with Gunnar when I wanted to give the horse long reins during the walk break he said no do not do it or it will be difficult to gather her again. can you explain? why did...
by Ryeissa
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 10062

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

he's pretty Dresseur...! Good luck with everything! Keep us posted

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