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by chantal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: Becoming a better show rider
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Spinoff: Becoming a better show rider

Taking notes as I'll be showing my own horse (wow, that's a statement I never thought I'd say again) either this year or next year. We incorporate movements into our daily workouts, not drilling them, but making them normal. I realized a few weeks ago that just going down centerline is new for my gu...
by chantal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Did I say we are getting a new horse- of course its another Morgan

What a cutie, and a smart young fella! Congratulations! What fun!
by chantal
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Crockpot Lasagna
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Crockpot Lasagna

No no no no no. The Italian in me refuses to even picture anything called "crockpot lasagna". Just call it Italian Mash or something. I also refuse to eat pizza with pineapple. That is just plain wrong. Not Italian but I will not eat pizza with pineapple on it (unless I'm starving). I lov...
by chantal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 163
Views: 4004

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

For my 4 1/2 yo, open up the throatlatch. I saw in a different thread (I think OTOB) that horses who really reach under themselves may tend to want to come behind the vertical before they find their balance. He does easily come behind the vertical, we are really aware of that. I have to be very care...
by chantal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

OMG they are so cute!! We love goats!! (As long as they aren't mine...)
by chantal
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

exvet wrote:Lovely pair and really nice photos.


Thank you :D
by chantal
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

One of my favorite pictures from the clinic.
by chantal
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

Pics for you amusement a few posts up. By the way, Mikey wants you all to know that POLES EAT HORSES. :lol:
by chantal
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

What a fun clinic! Gymnastics with a kind, knowledgeable instructor. Gah, she had to lead him through the first time, he was like nope, nope, nope, nope... and every time something changed, the nope/hesitation came back out. I probably could have been more insistent with him and caught it a little e...
by chantal
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

So, we moved to our new farm closer to my house in early November. Great move for both of us, though I loved being at my trainer's farm. But we are now 10 minutes from my instructor, bonus. Lots of trails and fields, which will be even better if ever stops raining. The indoor is wonderful and I've l...
by chantal
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warm-up Arena or Crowded Arena (and your terrified horse)
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: The Warm-up Arena or Crowded Arena (and your terrified horse)

I had a lesson a couple of years ago in a crowded warm up that was SUPER helpful. My mare is small, and gets intimidated by big horses coming at her or behind her - and there was a big, noisy stallion in the ring, and the rider would ride up pretty close to the other riders. The lesson involved - F...
by chantal
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 172
Views: 16270

Re: Class of 2013?

Zinnia, I'm loving reading the details of your story in addition to more pics of your guy. So cool! You are doing right by him.
by chantal
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

I am so sorry, what a sweet story, and a neat pup.
by chantal
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 1124

Re: Long over due Twins update

chantal we never had to hunt the foxes as they found us Picture117.jpg Your new horse is really nice. I remember you writing about your daughter, she was highly dedicated to swimming . Being dedicated to such a sport accelerates the mental and emotional development, they are not children very long ...
by chantal
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 148
Views: 13728

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

I love trail time too, doing as much as I can with my guy. I love these pics, Junior looks great. What a fantastic guy and pair!!
by chantal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 1124

Re: Long over due Twins update

clanter-my oldest, the ex-swimmer, got married in june. she's so happy! She can not be old enough to be marrying :shock: oh the days back when you were hauling back back and forth to the pool :lol: ... are you still biking? I seem to remember you and DH did a lot of mountain biking and he had an ac...
by chantal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 148
Views: 13728

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Thank you Chantal. It's a fun age. Looks like you're rolling full steam ahead with yours as well. I like how well your horse is developing muscle through his hind end/loin based on your last pictures. Oooh, thank you! He uses his hind end really well. He's so young that all his bad habits are going...
by chantal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 1124

Re: Long over due Twins update

Beautiful girls clanter, and so much fun I bet!! scruffy-my youngest has a friend who is making knives too. i don't know if he's taken his GED yet but he's following a similar path to your son. i love the thinking outside of the box. and your son was wise to realize that the therapy wasn't helping. ...
by chantal
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 148
Views: 13728

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

He looks great! Nicely done!

I get the running through the rights shoulder from my guy. We are getting much better, but I can imagine in a show situation going back to it.

You both look great, thanks for sharing.
by chantal
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

i somehow read "training goats for my four year old" and was sadly disappointed to find no goats!! i wondered what you were training them to do, lol :lol: Goats are awesome! Well, the goats are fairly well trained as companion animals at his current farm. My guy loves them! They do get in...
by chantal
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo, clinic today

Went on my first hack on my own with a friend today sans trainer. He was very well behaved and walked through so much mud/water. We babysat the friend this time. She's timid and we had a great ride and he was a stellar babysitter (for an 18yo OTTB). Oh, we dressed up in hunt fashion for Halloween, j...
by chantal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse and his little goat family
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: My horse and his little goat family

I love it! My horse loves goats too. Sweet picture.
by chantal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 15
Views: 1043

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

Fantastic! She's really pretty. Enjoy her!
by chantal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 38
Views: 1478

Re: Lesson rant

I was looking for an in-between farm after I lost my free-lease horse at a very nice farm. I was not at the level of the horse but worked my butt off learning. And had to stop riding him because I was pregnant... Anywho, while I was looking for a place, I went to this highly recommended place about ...
by chantal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I falled off
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: I falled off

Oh no! How are you feeling?
by chantal
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

We were lucky to be able to clinic with Linda Zang today. We did only one day as I don't think my guy could have handled 2 days, and I don't think we would have benefitted much more from 2 days. She's wonderful with young horses. I rode at her barn for 13 years and watched her import horses and have...
by chantal
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 1080

Re: Regaining confidence

I came off my new horse 3 weeks after I bought him, bad spook and I bailed-very unlike him but too many things collided and it happened. I hadn't come off in 25 years and my confidence was shot. Shaking down to my core when he react to someting. But it was only on him. I would react to him and in tu...
by chantal
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Congratulations! Perfect for you is perfect!!
by chantal
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: What I did yesterday

you are so brave! lovely photo. Thanks Rye!! I think it's the mountain biker in me, and the past XC rider/jumper coming back out. We went again this morning and the mare was really up today. Plus we had a saddle pad malfunction and until I figured that out she was bucking after about 3 strides of g...
by chantal
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: What makes you happy?

I don't believe in the concept of something making me happy. I believe in being content. Of course, Miss A. is the primo thing that makes me content (well, she does make me happy). Just seeing her face washes away all bad things. My Ursala Kitteh sitting on my lap purring makes me smile. Chantal, I...
by chantal
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 11
Views: 518

What makes you happy?

This picture (DH took it), my new horse, my trainer, my family... but I keep going back to this picture. My trainer and I last Saturday at the October Hunter Pace with my 4 yo and his babysitter, a coming 3 yo rescue. I've been in boot camp for the past month at her place riding all sorts of horses ...
by chantal
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: What I did yesterday

It was so much fun! I posted in the young horse forum about taking my 4yo to the hunter pace yesterday, that was a different kind of ride but also so much fun. He was amazing. I think I'm going again Wednesday, last day of cubbing season. What an absolute dream to be able to ride such a horse, Dagny...
by chantal
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

Thanks exvet. We did wind up doing the hunter pace. He only had little swelling around the wound and had been sound on it since Tuesday. He was amazing and handled it like a champ. So relaxed trailering and around all the other horses and such. Relaxed at the start, up a bit after we started but wen...
by chantal
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 577

What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!

Foxhunting anyone? I got to take the Irish mare Dagney foxhunting yesterday and apparently I've forgotten how much fun jumping and galloping through fields and trails with friends is. She is a steady eddy and raring to go. This was my second time ever foxhunting, first was 35 years ago. :lol: I cann...
by chantal
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

He's already feeling better and swelling is way down so I hopped on today and did a little bit of flatwork as my trainer calls it. She's a timber rider just for perspective who has a dressage background. That feeling when you get on your own horse after a week off and fall in love with him all over ...
by chantal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

paownyc wrote:Oh dear!

You are in the in-hand group, right? There are lots of good suggestions for youngsters and what you can do while he is healing.


Yes I am. :D
by chantal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 148
Views: 13728

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

It makes complete sense. I've had lessons similar to this and wow, my instructor has me ride levels above where I ride. Consistency much? Then again, I was only riding 2 days a week (other people's horses...).

So cool, more pics and updates please!!
by chantal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Training goals for my 4yo

And the next goal is to get him sound. He got banged in the pasture and his front leg is blown up, like really blown up. Horses... Don't know if you'll be able to see this but here is a video of him jumping before I bought him. Going down the chute... Of course, I got hin to be a dressage horse but ...
by chantal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 148
Views: 13728

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Oooh, so nice! I love him! And you are such a nice rider, always have been. Well done! I'm happy for you that he turned out how you wanted. You are going to have lots of fun with him.
by chantal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is what has kept me going. Pony video
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: This is what has kept me going. Pony video

What a good boy! Yay, I can see why. He's awesome!
by chantal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 8957

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

Wish I could clone my guy for you. He does have a half-brother for sale, who is currently 17.2 and only 4 (my guy is 4 also). So too big... Both SWB out of Wild Dance. The one for sale is on the left. My guy is on the right.
by chantal
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Training goals for my 4yo
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Training goals for my 4yo

Well, after a bumpy (literally) start. We are back on track. At the trainers for this month riding my guy and a number of other horses, 2-3 horses about 4x a week. Her goal for me, to have fun. I am having sooooo much fun! 4yo wasn't getting enough turnout at the temporary place before I brought him...
by chantal
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 1869

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

Doesn't matter. I've owned a mare, 1 stallion and 2 geldings. Ridden tons of mares and love their sense of fairness. They call you on it every time. Some are more forgiving than others, but wow, they want a tactful rider. I love that, um, hate it at times. But it makes one a better rider. Stallions ...
by chantal
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 163
Views: 7510

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

PPE jingles for you and this one!!
by chantal
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

I just love him! Congrats!
by chantal
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

Love the update. Walking from the mounting is a big no-no in my world too. We've got that down but working on other stuff.

You look lovely on her! I hear you on the stretching down issue...
by chantal
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: A different kind of competition...

I love it!!
by chantal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Remember my "tripod"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: Remember my "tripod"?

Congratulations! What fun. Very solid!
by chantal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Zeus is being started
Replies: 22
Views: 4935

Re: Zeus is being started

He is gorgeous, what great photos! You must be thrilled. And I covet that forelock!

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