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by galopp
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Egg Salad
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Egg Salad

for sure added chopped celery...
by galopp
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Riding without Ambiguity
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: Riding without Ambiguity

The thing is for this to be so there has to be the big three for the rider: correct equitation combined with tact and timing (esp as to half halts). It always comes back to the rider and then their experience and ability to apply knowledge of training exercises/movements to sustain purity of gaits a...
by galopp
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 1199

Re: It’s 14 below zero

It is recommended (according to educational sources) that apparently to have the thermostat 4-6 degrees higher than normal when -degrees are occurring (esp with wind) because after a certain temp the furnaces cant keep up with the heat loss.
by galopp
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cavaletti
Replies: 19
Views: 847

Re: Cavaletti

(I have seen riders and horses hit the square ones and get injured.)
by galopp
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cavaletti
Replies: 19
Views: 847

Re: Cavaletti

Pvc easily shatters as it ages. Best shape is octagonal (or oval), square can cause injuries. It is more difficult to connect round poles to an X shape (mho).
by galopp
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3211

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

My frog prince enjoy his time with buddies on my tree~~
by galopp
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************
Replies: 59
Views: 3211

Re: *************2018 Kringle Exchange ***Assignments Sent**************

Oh my, Paula O, all the goodies that we're included. Yummy sea salt chocolate and enjoyable sox, and so many other things. What a joy to get!!! (And btw was the Frog Prince separately from you too?) Hayburner, did everything arrive in tact? So sorry I was flying out and sent it all w/o wrapping. ;-)
by galopp
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 1436

Re: Side Reins!

The question is why people use s.r.. First always using a caveson, and then s.r. to them (properly adjusted to allow the horse to be in front of the vertical). And the horse learns half halts to remain in a proper bearing and connection. And then in trot (because walk and trot need bascule). The pur...
by galopp
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Collected walk

Traditionally piaffe comes as a forward exercise, so from collected walk (or rein back which is more diagonalizing) to piaffe. Collected walk meaning high flexing hind leg joints, articulated. The ability to use this comes from simple things early in training (for in hand) which is walk/halt (square...
by galopp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 50
Views: 2194

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

Flechi droit is not bending the neck at the withers, which would be simple manipulation of the neck l/r as is recommended by some ldr riders. Instead, it is more calculated bending more in the front of the neck (similiar to positioning laterally) but much more clear with the base of the neck centere...
by galopp
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

(Soak the hay too~)
by galopp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Shoulder-in

When things are repeated more than once, or for a longer period of time, it is (as I said earlier) often for educating the rider as to what is correct (esp in a clinic situation). But that is not for the horse's training but for the rider's learning. And done in walk, it is less problematic because ...
by galopp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Shoulder-in

HP changes through the levels because it is done on a steeper diagonal as one progresses up the levels, and with quicker changes of bend, as one goes up the levels. And as far as SI, the degree of collection is certainly more (with greater impulsion and articulation) in fei than it is at second. And...
by galopp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 2761

Re: Shoulder-in

I never would do SI the entire long side except perhaps as a rider learning how to use the aids (and even then with voltes or circles added in the middle or so). And to do it until it fails (which is likely with a less experienced horse) would be problematic. I guess it depends upon what the rider i...
by galopp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 3790

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

Initially there may be pinching, but doing it for longer periods of time causes the rider to let the body to go up from the horse's action, rather like an elastic action. The posting then is lower because the tossing up is less than we think when we learn 'up/down' at the beginning. Then the rider l...
by galopp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 3790

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

Posting trot w/o stirrups should not encourage clamping, it should be the opposite. Overpost (height) and the rider will be exhausted early with very sore muscles, etc. I remember in the days of posting w/o them, two point, jumping, etc that we actually had a contest of posting w/o them around an ar...
by galopp
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 3790

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

Suzanne is quite articulate and wonderful for equitation. Her books are quite useful for many readers. (Suzanne is also the cousin of Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel. A very nice trainer who rides/trains all types of horses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Jf7Xbedxc&feature=youtu.be ) Posting (hei...
by galopp
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

She should be treated as an unaccompanied minor however, and they cannot be left alone. Not just a person needing wheelchair, although they need a person there to take them to the facilities if needed. From will asking another airline's employee: "Each airline has differing policies about the e...
by galopp
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: RIP Centerline Scores???
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: RIP Centerline Scores???

They are back.
by galopp
Thu May 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fussiness with bits in double bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Fussiness with bits in double bridle

Please do not get a forward leaning port like shown in one of the links above, it is into the palette before the reins are even picked up (worse with a loose curb chain). They are horrid imho. This is 5 3/4 http://www.dressageextensions.com/loose-ring-weymouth/p/1060/ And this is 6" http://www....
by galopp
Mon May 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: Phone Insurance

I get iPhones on the replace it every year for what is new out (its sorta like renting), and they replace the phones immediately.
by galopp
Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

I think with what AP wrote that it was in a frame of reference of an entire book, but we have to understand he had to first be a teacher of riding (and yes, he wrote 5 books I think). In writing speaking in one book to the less inexperienced rider, and also the experienced rider. Agree that green an...
by galopp
Sun May 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

Perhaps there is a mix up of the stages of training. When AP is speaking about the movements the horse is already in a stage of collection, where the inside rein can be often given away (uberstreichen), and the horse is between the inside leg and outside rein, and the seat and leg (weight) are the m...
by galopp
Sat May 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

I have watched him in real time on a bunch of different horses, traditionally he went back to neutral. In the photos there is a tendency to have a broken line. That said he also uses the fillis/schultheis reinhold, so the snaffle is (may be) lifting into the corners of the lips. And the question is ...
by galopp
Sat May 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

The fact is that a line from elbow to horse's mouth, upper arm hanging vertical,thumb upward, is a NEUTRAL position. That is what the ODGs used. But it was also expected that the horse was up/open/ifV/active/etc. So the use then was situational. When the line is broken upward, then it is often a hal...
by galopp
Tue May 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kindle paper white question
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Kindle paper white question

You can do it from your amazon account, and re-sync or http://www.dummies.com/consumer-electro ... e-fire-hd/
by galopp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fussiness with bits in double bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Fussiness with bits in double bridle

The one above is only $40.
by galopp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fussiness with bits in double bridle
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Fussiness with bits in double bridle

A loose curb chain means the curb is not as stable as it should be (it should prevent the bit from going more than 45 degrees/preferably less); if the chain is too loose a port can come forward into the palette or it is simply too much onto the jaw, so the horse opens the mouth. A thick or short cur...
by galopp
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My outside arm
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: My outside arm

Try turning your thumb outward (fingers up), that closes your upper arm to the trunk. And think about the upper elbow almost behind your trunk. If you are ending up using the outside rein too much, try a driving reinhold instead perhaps. mho
by galopp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Classical Piaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Classical Piaffe

Bouncing up and down has to do with the balance (ie like tapping on top of the croup). Horses 'spin out' behind when they are over postioned laterally, sort of like a motor boat.
by galopp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Classical Piaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Classical Piaffe

I totally disagree that the horse's ability is necessarily seen before that exercise is developed. There are horses that actually need piaffe in order to develop correctly. The croup lowers because the joints learn to all flex, because of axial rotation, and because of a properly developed shortened...
by galopp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Classical Piaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Classical Piaffe

A horse which goes balancee (side to side either in front or behind) is too compressed, usually onto the forehand. The movement has to go somewhere to it goes out to the side. And over time horses which are balancee behind usually become base narrow in the front. A horse which bounces up usually hav...
by galopp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 1633

Re: Rain, rain go away

Heddy you can have our rain, we are having November RAIN, not just showers. LAKES.
by galopp
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 3035

Re: Extended Walk Questions

The difficulty of extension in walk is keeping the connection and extending the stride. It should NOT just be a game of who has the most o.s., and very big walks are often very difficult to collect with properly folded joints. As in all lengthening of the outline, the horse should seek the hard and ...
by galopp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 3035

Re: Extended Walk Questions

A horse should be allowed to bascule/telescope within the walk. The horse in that video is pecking/nodding up and down, and for me is over tempo, but with overstride, yes. Interestingly enough when the horse (at about 2:30) goes to collected it merely shortens but is not collected.
by galopp
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 9825

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Who is pledged to protect the horse/the rules? The judges/TDs and the teachers/trainers. When they don't, then it is incumbent upon all horsemen to do so. And that, on most social media, has been the point. It is not the rider per se, it is the score given (esp the rider score) as well. This has to ...
by galopp
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 9825

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

(The Hampton classic rider was suspended and fined $5000.) The Del mar rider has her own agency, it's not outing, it's pretty easy to investigate. For me, it is the judging criteria is what must be under serious scrutiny. Meanwhile, who protects the horses???
by galopp
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows
Replies: 20
Views: 3331

Re: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows

The score given for the test was over sufficient, the rider in the first test whipped one handed at X, and I have seen tests like this (at a higher level) and it was usually the TD who eliminated the rider for abuse (sadly, not the judges), who have even higher scores than this one (simply because t...
by galopp
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows
Replies: 20
Views: 3331

Re: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows

The thing is there is already different types of qualification, ie to go to finals, qualifying to do freestyles, and in getting 'medals'. The question are they high enough? And by those standards the lady in question would have qualified to move up with 60s+. What is problematic is the scores being ...
by galopp
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

Consider what happens when there are the various problems. If the rider gets TOF, then there is too much inside rein and too little outside connection, and perhaps too much inside leg. If there is rein back then the hands are overwhelming the energy. There is no impulsion in walk, because there is n...
by galopp
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 7498

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

Oh my goodness Phoenix... my puppy is loving his treats, my tree is decorated with my frog prince, I have enjoyed my yummy marzipan, and am reading my book, and enjoyed by gardenia oil. Thank you so very much. Hope ya' all had a merry xmas.
by galopp
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 4377

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

The thing is bucking straps are usually padded with wool, and even if leather, it is to irritate not be painful. For 8-10 seconds. And most horses dont buck for more than a season. And back straps on a (roping) saddle are loose, and have little effect. mho
by galopp
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 10103

Re: Bronc Dressage

The bucking straps are usually covered with wool nowadays, but it is (somewhat) tight for about 10 seconds, and the usually bucking life of a bronc (before he goes to be a working horse on a ranch) is about a season.
by galopp
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 7498

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

Glad u like it!!!!
by galopp
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 7498

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*

Can people post whether they received their Kringle gifts?
by galopp
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 2017 Kringle Exchange! *KRINGLE INFO SENT*
Replies: 48
Views: 7498

Re: 2017 Kringle Exchange!

(Has the kringle stuff been sent out??)

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