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by Xanthoria
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

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: 71
Views: 4785

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: 71
Views: 4785

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: 71
Views: 4785

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: 204

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: 204

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: 204

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: 204

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: 1240

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
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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

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by Xanthoria
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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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
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

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: 550

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
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2950

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

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by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1240

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

Tsavo wrote:The density of that horse approaches that of a neutron star.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm
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: 550

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

I would now add a PSSM test and basic neuro exam to PPE for me. Sadly the PSSM1 test is the only one that can be done w hair - the PSSM2+ are at least a blood test, and that can take a while...
by Xanthoria
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

Xan, from your description of baby bronto, I would probably not do a hilly mile hacking before arena work (given the 24/7 turnout). I'd separate the hacking and the arena work, so that it was "less" for his brain and body. I wonder if that might change his arena attitude (for 20 minutes o...
by Xanthoria
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

Great topic! I did choose the type of horse I prefer to work with on purpose. I like hot, sensitive, a bit of a scaredy cat (so they look to me for leadership) and a bit social (so they like the interaction but are not trying to get in my lap). Sometimes this is hard to do...(buying at a distance o...
by Xanthoria
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

I think we probably all want our horses to like us. And to respect us. And sitting in the middle of that Vann diagram is the perfect spot! But I am often conflicted, as I'm sure many of you are. I want my horse to be respectful - don't haul me all over looking for grass! Pay attention and trot on wh...
by Xanthoria
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 684

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

I get really bored with warmups in the ring, so I take my just turned 6 yr old on the trail first. We have a 1 mile loop, and jog up a hill for the first 1/8 mile, then a slow incline for the next 3/8 mile, then walk back to the arena. That's 10 mins. He's turned out 24/7 in a mixed herd too, so thi...
by Xanthoria
Thu May 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I can sit the trot on grass all day!
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: I can sit the trot on grass all day!

Wonder if the shivers (and does he have PSSM too?) have anything to do with it. He does have PSSM 2, I don't think either is causing this issue, although he does seem to have proprioceptive issues going from soft to hard (concrete) surfaces. Post mortem, we could see it was her joints. They were f*...
by Xanthoria
Mon May 28, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: Get me out of training level!

We haz ribbinz!!! Baby Brontosaurus was a pillock, as we say in the U.K. ;) He regressed to barely started level - no steering or brakes, and rigid with tension. Mega spooks. Head slinging. Such fun! The judging was, shall we say “optimistic”? He got a 68.4 on training 1 and he was completely daft: ...
by Xanthoria
Tue May 22, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: Get me out of training level!

This just in: I have entered a rinky-dink schooling show this weekend - TL 1 and 2. It will be me against a horde of children. I WILL BEAT THEM!!!! :o :lol: :twisted: Reality check: they will crush me. But is OK - I have cunning plan: am setting a nice low baseline to improve on. In fact, the worse ...
by Xanthoria
Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I can sit the trot on grass all day!
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: I can sit the trot on grass all day!

I do think he was more through - I had a fantastic ride. And yeah it's really tough finding the right situation: I've long ago given up on the idea of boarding at a place with good footing, a gallop track, a jump arena, maybe some x-c jumps, an on-site trainer, hot water and all sorts of amenities s...
by Xanthoria
Mon May 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I can sit the trot on grass all day!
Replies: 12
Views: 402

I can sit the trot on grass all day!

Well, as I have been stuck as training level forever due to various horse disasters (but clawing my way out!) I have not had much occasion to sit the trot. "And just right!" my abs said! I occasionally try it for a few strides and agree with my abs: a bridge too far for lazy me. However, t...
by Xanthoria
Tue May 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I totally learned I need to canter a lot more. And go left more. And just ride longer!
by Xanthoria
Wed May 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I tried the show jumping category last night and no luck: didn't add jumping efforts. And boy, were there some ridiculous EFFORTS! :shock: :mrgreen: That would have been super handy though - I always stop jumping when he feels tired, but tracking his progress/stamina there would be nice. I'll ask th...
by Xanthoria
Tue May 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5073

Re: Need some help or advice

Linden I'm glad you checked in - but very sorry to hear you've been hospitalized. I hope things keep looking up, up and away!
by Xanthoria
Tue May 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I can't find that screen with the color coded bars of gaits - I only see one with single colors but gaits on different levels? I did just find a radial graph of gaits, distance, duration and turns which is cool AND it lets you compare your graph with what I guess is an average training for a particu...
by Xanthoria
Fri May 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

Used it lungeing last night. Good data! I spent too much time going to the right but I did get enough canter work in. I put my phone in a slim zip coin purse with a wrist loop to secure - purse stayed tucked under the surcingle perfectly.
by Xanthoria
Thu May 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

Oh it has sounds and vibes? I didn't notice! How did you attach to surcingle?
by Xanthoria
Thu May 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

Demi did you attach your phone to the horse to lunge him then? I was just thinking of the same thing...
by Xanthoria
Thu May 03, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

Ok just tried it - awesome app! Tons more data output than I expected. I’ll be using this a lot!
by Xanthoria
Tue May 01, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

Hey looks pretty cool- I just downloaded it!
by Xanthoria
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 12302

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Baby Bronto* has just had 2 weeks off due to work travel, but it didn't seem to cause him to forget that right before that, we discovered that for him the optimal amount of half halt to get a great uphill (um, ok, not nosedive) canter depart is more like a 3/4 halt. Or even a 7/8ths halt. His canter...
by Xanthoria
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5073

Re: Need some help or advice

100% agree with this: get a new therapist. And be kind to yourself Linden! You've been dealt a crushing series of blows - it will take time to recover. But you will, bit by bit, I promise. When does that start happening...is there a statute of limitations on this process? The light at the end of th...
by Xanthoria
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 12302

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

Whoa - that's a huge change! I hope it goes smoothly - sounds stressful :(
by Xanthoria
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

demi wrote:What a handsome and good boy he is! But I’m wondering if he was doing some wine tasting. That last pic looks Like he’s feeling pretty mellow.


He's a super chill dude for a baby :lol:
by Xanthoria
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

Mainer wrote:Well I think your horse looks a lot happier than the model :roll: :lol:
Nice job!


I have to say it was the model's first fashion shoot and the stylist was micromanaging her a bit IMO. So, fair play, she done good. She was only 15! But yeah... she looks a bit uncomfortable... :lol:
by Xanthoria
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

What, no pics of the model plonked into the mud? Your handsome boy will make clipping a new fashion statement ;) I wish I had a pic of her falling! It's quite far, falling downhill off a 17.1h horse.... But she was actually VERY game and I just legged her right back up. I wish I'd clipped him out t...
by Xanthoria
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

How cool!!! I love that your horse looks good in the pics. So often you see them with the dorky face on, or ears right back etc because the photographer doesn't care about the horse. But these are great :) Well you know there was a bit of photoshop to get all the ears UP because I insisted! Not on ...
by Xanthoria
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Horses does a fashion shoot. Nobody dies.

Why, one wonders, are fashion shoots with horses always so redonkulous? From the improbable footwear to the silk chiffon frocks and lack of approved headgear, they all seem daft. Well, they're daft because "why not"! Mr Xan needed a horse for a spring fashion shoot so I scraped the mud off...
by Xanthoria
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 12302

Re: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress

I think last time I posted I was trying to get leg yield. Well the baby brontosaurus decided sideways is EVERYTHING and he's a noodly mess. Last lesson after we started some shoulder fore quite successfully for the first time, trainer got on and declared "no more lateral stuff!" until he's...

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