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by Ryeissa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein Length
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Rein Length

I make them carry the neck longer and don't want a short neck.
by Ryeissa
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww
by Ryeissa
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein Length
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Rein Length

No? I don't change my rein length.....I also don't give rein to fix suppleness, but I am working hard to have relaxed hands and soft elbows.
by Ryeissa
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 72
Views: 1338

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I'm around. Doing weekly lessons...trying to stay sane on the ice (outside) ....otherwise all systems go.
by Ryeissa
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anyone want my dream job?
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Anyone want my dream job?

oh my, I don't care HOW many stalls- I would love this job..... ! what a great program to be part of...! Really quality instruction.
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

oh no! I'm so sorry.that is horrible :(
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Major jingles!
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

Chisamba wrote: Kimba after a few minutes flung her head, reared and then took off bucking..

oh my!
Yeah, my horses never went differently in bitless.

I could have done the bit clinic but I didn't really think I needed to chase something that wasn't a known problem.
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6829

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xanthoria wrote:shocked at the price actually!


Same!
kissing spines....yuck. no way. That is a free horse, most likely....just randomly guessing
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

Chancellor wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:Tsavo is banned as far as "word on the street"....I have no insider knowledge


Tsavo is in time out til the middle of January. If, however, she continues to act as she has been, she will be banned forever.


ok, thanks.
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

Tsavo is banned as far as "word on the street"....I have no insider knowledge
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Year In Review

by the numbers, this wasn't a "successful" dressage year. I didn't move up a level, I never did a dressage show.... I might have been even "backsliding".... However, I did .... MORE! 4 clinics I learned to haul on my own I started jumping 1 hunter jumper show- we won! Longed over...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 967

Re: I need help with a sale ad

KathyK wrote:
Bip wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:This is sort of like dating, no its exactly like dating


So Kathy should use a pic from 10 years ago? :lol:

Going by my past experience, it's more like 15. :lol:



hahahhhah....yeah!
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

The bit clinic approach is actually a fairly efficient and affordable way to explore bitting options. I had watched one in the fall and was so impressed that I signed up. Kim Gentry was the clinician and I believe she works throughout the country (but winters in Florida). Her home base is outside M...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Working Equitation

This looks really fun! I am looking into it as well, more of the obstacle course stuff.
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Schedule for Horses with Minimal/No Turnout

buy her boots and trail ride, however, that isn't really a day off if you ask me. I would hand walk on a true day off for at least 20 min.
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 967

Re: I need help with a sale ad

This is sort of like dating, no its exactly like dating....tell people enough to weed out the non-serious but I would say as little as possible and let the test ride be the time to cover more depth. Things can be so misunderstood in written words. Marish can be different things to different people. ...
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Paging Lisa Noel!
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Paging Lisa Noel!

Awesome!
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I'm buckling down with some extra lessons as its nice for us, that is "realtively" nice for all of you no winter people, and things overall are going really well.
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

I have been very lucky to not have horse injuries, but yes, I tell DH everything. He doesn't get too riled up so I have no concern about him freaking out. He knows both my horses are very "good" horses.
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 481

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

yes, I find that really helpful too. I keep a journal of each ride, and take as many videos as I can. It helps give perspective!
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 168
Views: 14902

Re: Class of 2013?

my duuuude! looks great. I love the brown tack- any more photos?
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Starting Deseada!
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Starting Deseada!

nice job!
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 481

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

I was thinking about this (sort of) and why I get more spazzy about horses vs stuff that I do otherwise....I spend a lot of money to board and I have invested a lot in building what I have. I have a very talented horse that is a good fit for me. I have trainers and barn. I have the chance, will I do...
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I had to solve problems in front first, then the hind could come under, but my horse is very forward naturally. I think since he was prone to scrunching the neck and going BTV while rushing I had to zero in on the sternum and keeping a telescoping long neck. I agree with the "power is a privile...
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC

We have a similar symposium in Nor-Cal on Feb 2 with Sue Curry! Has anyone LOOKED at the new tests? I think they are a major improvement - 2nd level is less of a huge jump from 1st level, and 4th level test 3 is no longer a 20 minute canter marathon that makes PSG look easy! yeah, as someone in the...
by Ryeissa
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 481

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

yeah, this is exactly why I took up "jumping" (cross rail type stuff). I needed another outlet where I had zero goals and zero ambition besides not falling off. Its a constant battle, but overall I think I do pretty good managing things.
by Ryeissa
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 284
Views: 6829

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

sorry :( that is so disrespectful.
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

not really addressed to me.....but hopefully I can add some helpful ideas. yeah, it feels slower at first with a shortened step. it feels less active, but in my case, my horse had to pick. one.foot. up . at . a time. and that pause develops into collection. Its a smaller foot step. my horse stays wi...
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?

no way. For one, it's not helping anyone, she will be fine. Also, second I hate when people come out sick and get everyone else sick.
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I never thought I would say this, but I think one of those balance-before-movement trainers would be helpful to me. There are none in my area though. I happened to think that not all issues are solved from behind. Right now, I'd like to have a more supple poll/jaw even at the expense of losing hind...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

we are doing well, seem to be back in a sort of groove adjusting to the winter. it has been more like 30 vs 20 (F) so that helps :)
wishing everyone a great holiday
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I had a bad last show of the year. Nothing major just lots of little things. It was forecast hot, and there is no shade at the grounds so I was thinking about scratching. Ding doesn't go well in the heat - black, fat and fluffy. I was due to ride early afternoon so I plaited up in the morning and w...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

khall wrote:Here you go Rye! A golden boy:)

http://frozensemen.com.au/quasi-gold-md/

and by Quaterback!


Queso is my dude.... :lol:
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

I do think it's a trendy thing-- as well as a trait that's pretty easy to predict (black is a recessive color trait that has known DNA markers and follows typical Punnet Square patterns if there isn't anything crazy going on from the color modifier side), so is relatively easy to breed for. I was l...
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I'm getting better at re-creating the uphill energy in the canter that i felt in my recent clinics. That is huge for me! My horse has a very spunky canter and can flatten, its been a real process. Don't you know that to him, CANTER. BEST. THING. EVER. I swear....there is no wearing out the horse. Ne...
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Moutaineer wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:(and easier to clean!)


Trust me, they aren't!


well, I had a dark dark bay and now a white legged pinto..... in my eyes, no comparison..... :roll:
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

Sidebar. Why are so many top stallions nowadays black? I noticed that too. A lot of imports coming from Europe are black as well. I think black horses are more of a "dream horse" color, intense, etc. Could be trendy or just genetics playing out-- I don't have anything to do with it so it'...
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

oh my!
I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE winter, but your pics are nice. I wish it wasn't my reality.
Good luck with everything!
Signed,
A very cold and crabby,
Rye
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

It’s a 21 mile trip each way. I have options. I can alternate weeks on the school horse and then only have to haul Rocky every other week. But on the other hand, it would be best for Rocky’s training if she had weekly lessons, too. Ideally, I could have the trainer ride her one week and i would rid...
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

I signed up for more lessons in Jan, I need to stay accountable.
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 8021

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

Great Job Mari! your photos were lovely. Second level is a big step, and getting out there is really awesome! Good for you!
by Ryeissa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 92
Views: 2215

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

After all, this is a 'discussion forum' is it not? If someone doesn't want to discuss the topic, it's simple to ignore it. I guess I'm missing what is being considered 'rude' here. Yes, but the OP had no response at all to DJR's excellent post with direct experience on the subject as a medical prof...
by Ryeissa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

Riot is on mag year round. Its wonderful. He was likely deficient, I have noticed a huge change. He doesn't have PSSM, just seems to be one of those go getters prone to tension and ambition :) I also have BOT saddle pads but please be careful to not use in the summer. they can get too hot. The BOT m...
by Ryeissa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: magnesium-- does it actually matter what kind you buy?

Yes, it does matter....I was on MR but saw a better result with Smart Calm ultra- for me its a better value. MR got expensive for the amt you get. When SP was selling 10,000 mg servings I switched, since I use 5000 a day and I can make the bag last longer. Some people get mag ox from a feed store bu...
by Ryeissa
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: Have you ever found full siblings to your horse? How similar/dissimilar are they?

Riot has a full sister that looks similar (pinto) but very very hot/not as personable. He is also a much better mover.
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 820

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

So many comments about reimbursing, but I think it's more about the quality of care. Reimbursing is not the first thing I think of here. It's the care or lack of for her horse. Yes but, what's done is done, and the clinic should be falling over themselves to make it right. Just like a restaurant co...

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