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by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: Positional challenges and projects

piedmontfields wrote:Good for you, Ryeissa, if it works and your horse cooperates. But please know that this is not safer and you should not assume such.


I'm the most cautious, safety first rider I know.

if I am faced with data and evidence I can change my mind. Drop it, please.
by Ryeissa
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Need some help or advice

I'm sorry for your losses, Linden. I don't have any words, really. I always say that you feel what you feel, but don't let it become your story. There is wisdom in feelings. we can't just change them instantly. You guys know I lost my horse 5 yrs ago this time of year, and it put into motion a lot o...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: Positional challenges and projects

yes, I dismount by putting my leg around the front of the saddle. ... I thought it was easier/safer than balancing awkwardly on the back of the saddle to get off. Definitely not safer, as it puts one in a more difficult position if the horse moves, etc. I'm not sure what you mean by balancing on th...
by Ryeissa
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

I agree, much more harmony between back and front rosie! nice job
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

happy thanksgiving! Riot is doing great!
by Ryeissa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

She has mild arthritic changes between C6 and C7. She was never unsound in a clear way, it was more of a change in attitude that both my trainer and I noticed, and it took a while to track down so she had quite a lot of time off. I’m building up her fitness at the moment, and am treating the arthri...
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Gwen-
Being on the forehand isn't the problem.... the tension and fussiness is the greater issue, esp on a horse who is rehabbing like Callie. I think being off the forehand is best, yes, but that isn't your first priority. Sometimes horses put the head excessively low when the back hurts.
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Well crap. Rip has had a relapse of NCS. Our last two rides were difficult no where near what we were doing just the week before and I noticed him snorting while eating. So he is back on pred and upped the throats spray to daily. May need twice daily spray. Also moved him to a different pasture. Ha...
by Ryeissa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

It's cold here too. It's been hovering around -5 to -10 with wind chill. On Monday it was 19 degrees. (from 66F down to 15F for you Americans!) Yesterday's ride in the clinic was good, but I didn't feel like I really had him through like I can get him at home. That seems to be a thing at this arena...
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Dresseur wrote:Well, this is happening! I'm being VERY careful, and I trust the little shit as far as I can throw him, which is not far, now that he's not so little. :lol: :lol:


I'm glad to see you riding! I get it, I do.... :lol:
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

still alive! I am so pleased with how RIot's back is really filling out and widening due to increased fitness/throughness. It's funny because he has been worked very !!! consistently for 5 yrs but I guess it takes a lot of time and effort to get going....
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: Positional challenges and projects

yes, I dismount by putting my leg around the front of the saddle. I keep a good bend in my knee, so it's a very contained movement. I draw my knee up high and pivot around my saddle- i'm not throwing my leg over the head :lol: my horses never cared, or noticed. I thought it was easier/safer than bal...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 834

Re: Positional challenges and projects

I move my leg around the front of the saddle, not the back. Much easier! :)
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trotting, or not
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Trotting, or not

:) super news!
by Ryeissa
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

ETA: I forgot to mention my ride on Rudy Nov 2. Our big accomplishment was to stay "on the aides" and "through" despite a wild Tom turkey wandering in and out of the arena displaying his beautiful feathers every time we passed by. :shock: :shock: yes, that is quite an accomplish...
by Ryeissa
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 141
Views: 3300

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

sorry flight! :(
I met with my trainer to set out specific goals around 2nd/3rd. Nothing really new, just building more strength in collection. i have a clear riding plan for my 4-5x a week. (which isn't unusual, but I want to be careful I preserve relaxation)
by Ryeissa
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I had an idea.... UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: So I had an idea....

crrepy! :) nice job
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Ah thank you demi. For those who use to bitch about my endless pictures, at least I'm not polluting the Internet highway with endless photos. Hard to believe that anyone would think it was a good idea to waste time bitching about posts that were interesting to others, instead of just scrolling on b...
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Getting towards true mediums with power...my horse is VERY enthusiastic about well, everything! so he didn't quite get the "not faster but power" part. in 5 yrs trot lengthenings have been my nemesis....turns out we should have just skipped them. really, on to mediums. SI better, collected...
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do They Want to Lease or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Do They Want to Lease or Not?

As long as you are sure they receive communication (ie- text went through,right email address) i would say no way. If they are this bad now, how much worse in 6months? It's the same for me no matter what the lease looks like, a pain in the butt owner can be awful and really ruin the experience. I ca...
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The horses are out today
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: The horses are out today

My horse won't be white till May, I fear..... unless we get a lot of snow that cleans the feet and legs.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My only hiccup with horses
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: My only hiccup with horses

Oh goodness yes, my horse is too affectionate. He runs over to the gate, would rather be with me than his friends. He is always playing with me (in a good way) and gives me kisses. (not in a pushy way) you can never yell at him, ever. Everyone adores him.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)

yes, balance before movement has been essential in my riding....that is what I spoke of on the other thread. However, I still use a lot of the german theory. Flexions have been very helpful, as well as in hand work
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

My first horse, Rye, had a club foot and diagnosed neck arthritis --it was inadvertantly found in a nuro exam, when she was very sick, but explains some issues...(It was in no way related to the neuro disease) ust wanted to mention it! She had a lot of arthritis everywhere, so who knows... if they ...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

My first horse, Rye, had a club foot and diagnosed neck arthritis --it was inadvertantly found in a nuro exam, when she was very sick, but explains some issues...(It was in no way related to the neuro disease) ust wanted to mention it! She had a lot of arthritis everywhere, so who knows... if they h...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?

Yep I think so too piedmont, more educated horse=more buttons=need clearer aids and steady seat to ride them! I would agree, though for me my horse is not at a high level, but I think the demands on me as a rider are more now that I have trained into him an increased sensitivity/reactivity (in a go...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?

I know, 5 years! Amazing.... I'm not always showing progression outward, but I have really changed as a rider through this process=particularly the use of straightness (I have a much more detailed understanding of the anatomy of a straight horse/rider, and how to use movements to get straightness). ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I hear ya all on the "juggling" ideas- for me my job is not out of control hours-wise, but I have health issues to deal with that I have to manage (makes riding hard sometimes) + my other commitments.
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: The big picture: How has your training or your horse evolved?

I've had Riot for 5v yrs, In that time I wouldn't say I abandoned my classical dressage (german) theory. However, I have learned to apply it differently. Yes, the training scale is still gospel. but I've learned so much about biomechanics that make proper balance/tempo/rhythm possible. I have also b...
by Ryeissa
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel models her new bridle
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Ariel models her new bridle

Heritage is great, Red's mom. I have been using them for a couple of years as schooling bridles- you can definitely find them around. I also have dark brown/no flash, so there are many options.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.

Hell no, don't do it! I agree. It brings in so many more variables....never works very well to have two people riding the same horse- a horse that is in training.

I share my horse when it makes sense, but it's MY horse.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel models her new bridle
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Ariel models her new bridle

I have black tack on my chestnut pinto... looks great! :)
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 631

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

I'm so sorry! :(
I'm so glad you have some happy moments with the filly.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

That's great Moutineer! Back to lateral work for me! using SI to get mediums. A thought that I had based on my recent rides- my horse does much better with lateral work with a bend, ie HP vs LY, and this also directly translates to better mediums- lengthenings are too "straight"-- this is ...
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Rye - congratulations! It must feel so validating to have your hard work pay off. What level did you end up doing? Were you happy with your scores? :) Yes, I like 70% :) I also did a course, Riot stayed with me and I hope to do more HJ stuff in time. He used to regress in his contact/get tense so t...
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Hope you have a great show experience, Rye. I think when you are confident about your training (approach and the work you've put it), you can really lean on that foundation in a show setting. As the person to a very pale grey mare, I hear you on the simple showing challenge of showing up not brown!...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Hope you have a great show experience, Rye. I think when you are confident about your training (approach and the work you've put it), you can really lean on that foundation in a show setting. As the person to a very pale grey mare, I hear you on the simple showing challenge of showing up not brown!...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 1013

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

No, that modification to the gun is very very illegal! There are many kind of gun owners, so please do not lump everyone into the same category (ie- all support the same thing, all conservative, etc etc) Remember that there also many ways to "own guns"- hunting, collecting historical guns,...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Sending jingles to all that need it, and it's great to hear about everyone's progress! I am showing sunday, a very small show, and going between apathy and nervous. I am so fortunate to have friends to go with me, and I think did a much better job selecting tests that will allow me to show him at hi...
by Ryeissa
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I didn't die in 90F, high humidity. Fuzzy did better than I did....my breakthrough was to take the mediums from shoulder in. No outside rein= no increase in stride. Very interesting. I also have one of those horses that need to go to a true medium, lengthenings are hard-- always have been no matter ...
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Congrats cb- I have always liked your horse! that is a huge milestone!
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I should be set to show 2nd level next year, we are facing the end of the season.
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Nice work everyone! :)
by Ryeissa
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

yes, definitely clinic! :)

need collective show jingles please... I have an event in oct, first one in 3 yrs. Very small. I'm still nervous. thanks
My horse is doing really well, it's more the mental confidence I need, the machanics are good.
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Had one of my best lessons ever, it's amazing what the right trainer and horse can do. I ended up doing c-w-c serpentine, that happens to be in 2nd level, as a by product of my other lessons ideas. (we didn't specifically plan to work on that so I could show). It's amazing what 3 yrs of symmetry tra...
by Ryeissa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

congrats!
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Calling all enablers....

so what happened??? :)
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought the farm!
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: I bought the farm!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Ryeissa
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14310

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Goals for Sept and Oct, as we move inside more 1. geometry- riding outside with no letters- I'm getting sloppy 2. Canter work: bring back counter canter, I have done a bit but need to be more dilligent 3. I lost some ground on the qualty of the mediums, get more insights and video on that with my tr...
by Ryeissa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Adventures in lunging
Replies: 25
Views: 958

Re: Adventures in lunging

Vets do circles and straight line jogs for lameness, not free longing. I would really limit longing for a horse with ringbone, I had one and that is one of the worst things you can do. Anyways, I don't do much circle longing on any horse now, it can be hard on the legs. I prefer flexions/in hand for...

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