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by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 230
Views: 2753

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

The rest of the time he just hit my hand and LEANED down. Does he need a correction when he hits the hand? I mean, that itself should be a correction, right? But it obviously doesn't bother him. And I don't want to be yanking his face about, but the lean is RUDE. So I just rode someone's horse the ...
by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 230
Views: 2753

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

kande , he used to halt when I clicked, looking for a treat, but I worked that out of him as obviously that's not OK. And I definitely click and reward a good halt - actually had quite a few really great ones last night! So, we do have progress - I'm just not sure how to reliably get a great halt f...
by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 230
Views: 2753

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

I'm mildly worried he'll figure out how to open the back door of the trailer while I'm driving... he also unties himself from the tie rail, but doesn't go anywhere... yet!

And yet, he cannot halt from the walk.

:x
by Xanthoria
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 230
Views: 2753

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

I can see the salacious bumper sticker now" "Clicker Trainers Get It on Cue" :shock:
by Xanthoria
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 230
Views: 2753

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

Horse: Baby Bronto Age: 6 Goals: Build strength in canter (am timing canter work every ride, trying to build up to 10 mins). Pick up correct leads. Be STRAIGHT! Create an active, marching walk. Improve walk-halt trans. Baby Bronto had 5 days off with a suspected stone bruise. I got on last night for...
by Xanthoria
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 106
Views: 1636

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Oh gosh, the horse and now the dog? Poor you :(
by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3781

Re: Get me out of training level!

Hm, I could have entered 1st level at the last show and came 2nd out of 2. And come to think I could have been 1st out of 0 at 2nd, 3rd or even 4th! :twisted:
by Xanthoria
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3781

Re: Get me out of training level!

OK, show number three. Different venue, different judge. Still schooling tho. Judge loooooved him. Who doesn't love a giant baby whale blubbering around? :lol: 68% TL2 2nd place. 66% TL3 but DQ'd because of THREE errors of course - WITH a reader! :lol: 1: my fault - didn't read the test 2 and 3: I a...
by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Northern California - Schoolmasters
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Northern California - Schoolmasters

I go to shows at Seven Oaks. I have not taken lessons with them, but at shows they're very friendly and nice. At least one of the trainers there trained with my trainer back in the day, and she is super classical, so there's that... I'd take a lesson with them, if I was closer!
by Xanthoria
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)

I would just like to have a trainer at all right now... There is no dressage or jumping trainer where I board. And I board there because my shivers/PSSM horse gets 24/7 turnout there - very hard to find here. My trainer for the last year came to us - she's great but: 1. won't come for less than 3 pe...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1325

Re: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war

I spent all last winter with one horse's legs wrapped due to scratches. i thought it would never end, and I'm gonna share what I tried and DIDN'T help, and what did help, for posterity. Did not work: Alushield - no chance MTG - no help, and I smelled like hell-bacon. Corona ointment - no help, and i...
by Xanthoria
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 13
Views: 438

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

Totally gorgeous! No more babies for me tho - learned that lesson, sadly :(
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 13
Views: 438

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

Bip wrote:Tell her you will send a cashier’s check for $2000 over asking price and she just needs to give you the change.


BAHAHAHAHAH! :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

Hm, I don't think it's a bad thing to do per se - sometimes he backs pretty normally, sometimes he gets stuck or shivers a bit. For a second. Then he's normal. With the assumption that he's weak due also to being young and huge, I don't see harm in it, and the shivers experts I have spoken to say &q...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

khall he has a hard time backing up because he has shivers - his legs shake a bit, but we do it daily in hand and a step or two under saddle in an effort to strengthen him. So backing over a pole might be really hard - but I'll try it! We do trot and canter poles and cavaletti or small jumps about w...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

musical comedy, I see what you mean! Hm. Not sure how to correct on the lunge, but this could play into why the right lead canter is tricky to get under saddle. I will try and find some old pics demi. I guess I have been going on for quite a while thinking "must never have SRs too tight! Must a...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

OK, tried moving the reins up to the almost top ring last night. Might still be a bit long? When he got tired he curled a bit, but overall head much higher. He's pretty pokey on the lunge, and I have to chase him to get him to track up. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TnsIA8giSS_4a-NeGLfLRdqLOfczO...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 13
Views: 438

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

Yeah, I have to say I'd have killed this conversation a long time ago normally, but somehow it's so surreal it's amusing. How few FACTS can she give while typing so MUCH? It's like a game! And yes absolutely - she doesn't want to sell and/or she's bonkers. I am absolutely sure the 2 hour each way dr...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 13
Views: 438

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

Send it on heddy - Id love an eventer but a great showjumper would be alright too! Thanks :)
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 13
Views: 438

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

Casually browsing for sale ads, as one does, I ended up in the following SUPERBLY annoying text conversation with a seller of "Three unbroke/recently started WB babies, incredibly bred, need to sell right away for $5k each due to (terrible incident). Please text me." See if you can figure ...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5134

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

I think for my purposes the west coast is likely too far, and I'd like to limit the search to horses under 6yo to space out my current horse and the up-and-coming one. - Still palomino if possible - Under $15k - Under 6yo (unbroke is OK) - 15-17h - Gaits capable of scoring 7s (no impurities in the ...
by Xanthoria
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

Actually I did use a chambon 2 years ago to show Baby Bronto he can reach down and out, vs be hollow. But now, he's past that stage as you say Dresseur, as he's finding slow and low too cozy :lol: I have Vienna reins and they'd be disastrous for him, obviously. I do a lot of transitions that help, a...
by Xanthoria
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

Agree Ryeissa - I did Pony Club up to A level in the UK and we had to know all about lungeing as a training tool. It's hard to find people who know how to do it here! Bronto likes to go slow and curled, mostly at canter, so lungeing gives me the opportunity to get him brisk and up. He also needs to ...
by Xanthoria
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spinoff: cantering on the lunge
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Spinoff: cantering on the lunge

I like to do a weekly lunge for the Bronto: quick workout, less demanding of me but work for him. Improves manners too. Generally we do a little walk, then 5 mins of canter both ways with no side reins as I have always been taught not to use SR for canter, then the rest trot in SR. I am reading else...
by Xanthoria
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 622

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

"cantering like a wheelbarrow" :lol: :lol: :lol: I admit when I saw your post musical comedy I was back to feeling crushed . I felt that way the first year after his diagnosis. How much of what he's doing is PSSM? Shivers? Baby horse? Useless trainer (me)? Diet still wrong? WHAT am I doing...
by Xanthoria
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 622

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

OK, we have progress. I did some in hand work, connecting "aaaand HO" to halt. I am not asking for a walk/halt until the end of a session and they are much better. I am no longer tolerating yawing and reefing: if consistent, they disappear. If I use more leg, I get better halts I am being ...
by Xanthoria
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 622

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

heddylamar wrote:Youngsters can be exhausting.


Ain’t dat de troof!
by Xanthoria
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 622

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

Great suggestions here. I recall having been here with a horse years ago and I fixed that by letting him reef himself into a fixed hand a couple times. So that’s the reefing. And for all his yawing and messing at halt (and walking on the trail he’s a real tourist too) I think just not letting him “o...
by Xanthoria
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3781

Re: Get me out of training level!

Genius Rosie! I know people who do this - in fact, I could go so far as to say I am already schooling 2nd when I ask Bronto to back up to close the gate!

Wow, this could save me a remarkable amount of money... :shock: :mrgreen:
by Xanthoria
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 622

Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

Baby Bronto is a big guy for me - 17.1 and 1400# or so, and long (87" blanket) so we have issues with inertia... Thanks to the relative impulsion level, I am able to get some nice trot-halt transitions when he stops lightly, promptly, gathered and ready to go. Walk-halt is another matter. Usual...
by Xanthoria
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3781

Re: Get me out of training level!

Oh you GUYS! No but really, the scores are so inflated - at a rated show I'd be pulverized! :shock: Last night I was just trying to get the darn horse to do a walk/halt that didn't end in him literally hauling me out of the saddle due to sheer inertia dragging his giant head forwards (I'll make a th...
by Xanthoria
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 9051

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Baby Bronto and I have been trying to push on despite me being out of town for 2 weeks. Progress made: 1. He turned 6! No mas excusas! :D 2. Bought a membership to and went to school at local horse park. Alone. In 92 degree weather. Nobody died or went to jail but it was close. Next time: bring a fr...
by Xanthoria
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3781

Re: Get me out of training level!

Show number 2: complete. TL 1: 74%, first out of 3. TL 2: 71%, 2nd our of 3. Again, generous judging! But he was so much better. Except for the 3s on disunited canters. But 8s for impulsion - miraculous! He trailered very badly tho - pawing and sweaty. Got to find him a pal. 3 more TL shows this yea...
by Xanthoria
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 5901

Re: Bronc Dressage

Hm, yeah... I can see your point.
by Xanthoria
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 5901

Re: Bronc Dressage

Shock collars for dogs have been banned in Wales, and soon other places: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/animal-cruel-electric-shock-pet-training-collar-ban-england I have seen them marketed openly, and commonly, as well as equine shock collars, to prevent negative behaviors. That seem...
by Xanthoria
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 73
Views: 5901

Re: Bronc Dressage

How about this piece of equipment? https://www.beastmasterrodeo.com/steer-saver/ "The Steer Saver is designed to prolong the use of steers for practicing rodeo events. When the steer wants to stop running you use the Steer Saver to keep them running. The Steer Saver is a Remote Electric Stimula...
by Xanthoria
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: His first x-c experience

You know, maybe I'm doing it wrong but I find neck straps make me lean forwards, and that's the last thing I want when the world starts spinning. Perhaps I just have t-rex arms! :lol:

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by Xanthoria
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: His first x-c experience

I put straps on both saddles and have no shame in hooking fingers thru when his head and heart rate go up! I find many of them are pretty short so keep an eye on that if you're buying. ;)
by Xanthoria
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: His first x-c experience

WBs are wussy - I am used to the lion-hearted TB mind, so this is making me a bit :? I am sure if I go back 2-3 times he will be better. In fact, a year ago I couldn't imagine trail riding him alone, but I do now and he does great. But is that how it's going to be at every single new adventure? I ca...
by Xanthoria
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 405

His first x-c experience

I took the Baby Bronto to the x-c facility nearby recently, hoping for a nice hack around the perimeter and some trot and canter sets on the gallop track. Instead, found out that "x-c" is an abbreviation for "eXtra Corporeal" and we got: - Total rigid plant and :shock: at the gat...
by Xanthoria
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1863

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

Agree - half that would be a good price unless training is excellent.
by Xanthoria
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5134

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

haha! So, how far from TX can you go?

www.palominowarmbloods.com
by Xanthoria
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5134

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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Angel
Lovely palomino dressage prospect, daughter of Morgan dressage horse. 6 years, 15.2hh Wonderful parade or exhibition horse.
http://www.peachtreefarms.com/site/sales.html
by Xanthoria
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5134

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Ponichiwa, I don't know where you live: can you clarify your range?
by Xanthoria
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 881

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

I am not a vet but when I go to see a horse I check the teeth, check the back for soreness, and do my own flexions and trot on hard ground. I have seen a number of horses come up lame or sore that way. I did do a long distance PPE once, vs flying out to see the horse first. Told the vet very clearly...
by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5134

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

http://www.whiskeyrunsporthorses.com/uploads/1/7/8/0/17808531/triton-jump_orig.jpg http://www.whiskeyrunsporthorses.com/horses-for-sale.html Golden Opportunity (Triton) Stunning, Brave and Honest Event Prospect!! 7 yo Palomino Connemara Cross Gelding 15.3 hh Triton was born to be an eventer! He's a...

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