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by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 25
Views: 271

Re: Lesson rant

That is crazy, but we don't really have WS give lessons here in the midwest (at least that I know of!)
I'm sorry and I feel bad for those horses.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

adorable Khall! :) what a nice colored horse, too.
Flight- good photo! very purposeful
Great job chisamba- very elegant posture in both of you. Congrats second level
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: Hovering?

Agree with Khall, pretty much wrote the same thing....

I would push him on when he does this, the energy is just stalling and he is getting sticky. He is very above the contact

It's not passage-like.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

Who rides in full SI? Never heard that one before

Its about the inside leg and outside shoulder more than bending.
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jaw flexions
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Jaw flexions

If you use a waterford for flexions it might not work, you need a bit a horse can relax around and not back off. the reactions you seek in flexions will be tampered by the bit choice. After that, it's quite simple really. just raise the bit in the corner of the mouth- up not back- and wait for the h...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

I can do some semblance of SF left, but it's not correct. In fact, I've finally come to the conclusion that trying to ride my horse straight actually requires him to move in SF all the time, which I'm not so sure is a great idea. . Straight horses are sound horses, as are horses that get off the fo...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Regaining confidence

I have the right horse for me and it's still a challenge. I don't think I can or should trust any horse 100%. For me, it's not really a fall or any event- its just my nature to be concerned. My trainer noted that I am one of her only kinesthetic learners, so visualization of success and riding is ha...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Riding_Doctor.html?id=cRaDBwAAQBAJ&source=kp_cover this is the best book for describing asymmetries in riders and solutions- yes, I'm all kinds of messed up but it seems very strange it can be so consistent among people. Ie- left side leaners do XYZ- (suc...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New USEF tests are out!
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: New USEF tests are out!

I agree with what you are saying.

I'm much more motivated to show. I'm in that gap between 1st and 2nd. Its like real riders designed them. They feel more like how my lessons flow.
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Regaining confidence

for me having the suede seat really helps, I didn't realize it would be such a mental boost.
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New USEF tests are out!
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: New USEF tests are out!

yup, I think I might be able to show 1st and not just skip it hahahaha. I like the circle work, since I do a lot of that already with my lateral stuff (half pass, SI, HI)
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New USEF tests are out!
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: New USEF tests are out!

1st 3 is MUCH better, some weird 10m circles at I . MUCH better than the "leave the wall at the corner LY zig zag",
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New USEF tests are out!
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: New tests are out!

10m circles before and after LY- good (first level?)

Kept that damn serpentine C/W in second (vs counter-canter). Good thing I've been practicing.

Tests have better consistency in jumping btw levels- not so hard.
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

USDF tests are up for 2019
slllllooooowwwww site, everyone must want them
Happy riding
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?

circle during the lateral work, or do an arc, if you need to refresh. It can help refresh both forward and outside rein contact.
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Mine is just a suede top part- not flaps. I didn't have a choice since it was a discontinued demo and it was that or nothing. I really like it, it wouldn't have been what I gravitated towards but it's really nice. its "Custom " saddle with buffalo and silver stitching....I have not heard a...
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Bummer on both fronts- hope Miro feels better soon
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: She's on the Way!

awwwwwwwwwww
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hey, there, folks!
Replies: 23
Views: 342

Re: Hey, there, folks!

Hello!
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 44
Views: 4827

Re: Anna Banana

your legyields are better than mine :)
Nice work! She is so pretty- looks like you have a good partnership. Congrats on your good scores and show
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

I like having all the tests in a spiral bound book. I have a laminator and do larger versions of the tests I show as a backup. I have friends showing various levels so I am guaranteed to have everyone's test if I have to read them
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Oh Wow! Rye you guys went from summer, by passed fall straight into winter!! Dang, not fair. We had 100F at the end of Sept.... then three weeks later 40F. Last week was mud central. We had no sun from Oct 6- just this Friday. (really) My horse has never been so dirty. I am loosing motivation....I ...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

WHERE ARE THEY? I AM SOOOOO IMPATIENT!
I think 4 yrs ago it was November before we saw them....grrrr....And why does this matter? My first show won't be till like ...june?
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

ouch :( bummer Moutineer. that sucks.

Congrats SF on your great show....sounds like it all went to plan and you have a good approach.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Nothing too exciting from me here. Focusing a lot on basic work this week. It's been cold and raining so I didn't want to overdo things. My horse has been a little more tense with the cold. However I'm noticing a lot of improvement mentally and physically since last winter. We are staying more in ha...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Thanks everyone! I feel a little embarrassed by my ignorance to be honest, but thanks for the feedback. I will go back and work on it a bit differently. We used to try and do the lateral work in medium but I don't think he was strong enough then. But that was a while ago. I would always push him to...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: She's on the Way!

Imperini wrote:Well so far just a set of 4 new boots, a girth, and some supplements but there's certainly a possibility for more!


that's ALL? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Totally room for more :)
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Video of Rudy

Nice work! I think you are sort of where I am at, there is some tension as they learn collection and how to manage both pushing and extending.
I liked the walk canter work. thanks for sharing
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 275

Re: She's on the Way!

hahahha nothing like retail therapy- what did you get her?

Safe travels
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

I think you are losing the hunches in the turns and he could be a little more engaged as a result. He is putting his haunches a little bit to the outside before he brings them in for the turns. Especially when you start your right half pass in the beginning. This might help capture the energy to hel...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 785

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Man I lived in a climate with a lot of winters but our grass still can't support true hard keeper in the summer.
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 785

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Depends on your weather: Here in the west we get no rain March to October, and feeding a hard keeper on no grass is hell. Especially as a boarder - driving out to give extra feeds, hanging around for hours, huge feed bills... ugh! Yes! Hay is THE biggest area of strife in any barn I have boarded at...
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 134
Views: 1808

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

Xanthoria wrote:I want a TB x WB, a ight bodied WB, an ISH, and maybe an Anglo Arab, arab x WB or similar.

End of the day: light on their feet, very scopy jumper, forward and smart.


you want my horse then? hahahah
Thanks for the update, I will put thinking cap on
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 134
Views: 1808

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

Tsavo wrote:Given the example of Flynn, it is an enduring mystery why draft crosses do not dominate Olympic dressage!

what?

Xan I hear you, I don't like OTTBs or draft X either....

what is your preferred type?
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 785

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

. Lyme is associated with arthritis. Lyme is associated with autoimmune arthritis. Ringbone is not an autoimmune disease. Cartilage damage as we see in ringbone is more structural and inflammatory, but this is not the same thing autoimmune. The body is not attacking itself, it's just normal inflamm...
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

I'm sorry Khall for the loss of your dog friend :(
stay safe

We have a ton of rain but nothing severe. Just tired of it. Been doing low key stuff and finally feeling better
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

He needs to lift the thorasic sling but once he got to that his shoulder would come up. I prefer the nose to be more out and not squashed next to the chest.

I need to raise the price of my horse, it seems :lol:
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 785

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:therapeutic shoes required


this is a negitive for me. won't consider anything with navicular, etc

I got everything on my list but size, but I was ok with that since that is not connected to health history, or performance (directly) and my horse has a really big reach so didn't feel tiny.
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Zeus is being started
Replies: 21
Views: 3857

Re: Zeus is being started

how fun! I missed this all till now. He is lovely.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

Ok! I take another.... Nice horse! I wonder how many offers they will get at the 40k price point?
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Collected walk

From Hilda, Dressage today. https://dressagetoday.com/instruction/hilda-gurney-begin-developing-piaffe Begin with Walk–Halt Depending on the horse’s ability to balance and engage, I usually try to start schooling small, piaffe-like half steps around 5 years of age. Unmounted in-hand work may be star...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Bummer tsavo. Sorry to hear that.
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Collected walk

Rye training piaffe from walk is usually the way it is done. Way harder to collect the trot to piaffe. That is why you diagnolize the walk (one method is to RB to diagnolized walk, another is counted walk that diagnolizes from the collection in the walk). With Rip I go from walk to half steps back ...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Collected walk

Yeah I understand that some people choose to start from a walk but its a different rhythm so the horse has to switch to a 2 beat diagonal gait which is harder than collecting the same 2 beat gait. Walk work doesn't have much power so it would seem more logical to work from trot. My walk work suffers...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

Welcome back Reds mom! Happy to see you back. Definitely keep us posted how you're feeling. Good luck with your show.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 348
Views: 5653

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

here is a photo of canter down the centerline in shoulder fore to start half pass. this is a pic from the longside.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 26
Views: 339

Re: Clipping

No, I never body clip. I might trace clip, but now my indoor is not heated.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

Geldings. Apparently I like female dogs, male cats, and male horses. The ones that suck up LOL Course my mare was STUBBORN as all get out. that didn't help, and my gelding is a mamma's boy. As someone who rides seriously, I prefer geldings so I don't have to manage the heat cycles. Would not rule ou...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Collected walk

why do you want to go from walk to passage? why not a trot? I agree the risk to the walk purity is significant. I have seem most in hand work start from collected trot to passage

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