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by cb06
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 27
Views: 298

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

:( I'm so sorry about Roger. Sounds like a he was a gem.
by cb06
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 675

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

For me, I would not say 'never be able to do or solve', it is more that some things are challenging and my progress seems slow as molasses. That 'thing' for me is sitting the extended trot (and some days just sitting regular trot). I can do it, but some days are better than others and I do not feel ...
by cb06
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Squash Squish
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Squash Squish

That just made my Monday. Thank you!
They really seemed to enjoy the squishing of the squash. :P
by cb06
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?

piedmontfields wrote:Now that is an excellent "advertisement" cb06!

I know, right?!
She said he is really well-balanced and comfortable to ride...and a snuggler (bonus!).
Make me really wish I had a farm to stash away a youngster for later.
:mrgreen:
by cb06
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?

An update...a friend just bought this youngster from this group. He had just (and I mean 'just') been lightly started under saddle so she (amateur) hopped on for test ride.

https://www.facebook.com/jody.swimmer/videos/10215876418257477/?t=25

8-)
by cb06
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?

That is a great story Woost! ...and it reminded me of something I recently read in a COTH blog about the Charlotte Dujardin NEDA clinic... "Watching the young horses brought up the topic of what Dujardin looks for when choosing prospective mounts. She stressed that character trumps all, because...
by cb06
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Virtual Horse Shoppers...Who was looking for a nice prospect on a budget?

These are nice prospects in Kentucky, 2 yrs old, well-bred and cared for, reputable breeder, well-handled to lead, cross-tie, clip, bath, lunge, etc. There are more prospects with pics and videos coming. Finding great sport owners is a priority. 2-4k ish If you want to find out more, https://m.faceb...
by cb06
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: A couple of nice videos

Well here is a fun twist to the versatility of American Saddlebreds.... :P FB_IMG_1536009748374.jpg Yes, that is Keanu Reeves. He is filming John Wick 3, and that beautiful black horse he is riding is an American Saddlebred stallion...who was showing 4th level dressage last year. 8-) Full story here...
by cb06
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

He is super cute. Congratulations!
by cb06
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: A couple of nice videos

Is he the one in the indoor arena? No, the horse in the arena is another really nice Saddlebred completely amateur owned and trained... placed 8th in I1 at U.S.National Dressage championships last year. My horse is at about 19 seconds in, then a couple other times after...trainer is riding, I was s...
by cb06
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 6621

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

What a great update! You both look so good.
by cb06
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: A couple of nice videos

Thanks you guys. Willie is the best... he has been a true partner in this dressage Journey.
...and having been around Saddlebreds for decades now, I can tell you he is not an exception, he is very much the norm...we just got hooked up with some good training to learn this fancy dressage stuff... ;).
by cb06
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 544

A couple of nice videos

A committee for the Saddlebred Association put together a couple of really nice dressage and versatility videos. The dressage video. (my horse has a few cameos) https://www.facebook.com/ASHAEquineWelfareCommittee/videos/1934531140177990/ ..and another nice all-around video. https://www.facebook.com/...
by cb06
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

I'm not sure exactly what will work but I do agree that the training and skill of the rider makes a difference. In my experience with a forward, overachiever, what worked were long trot lines of shoulder in and leg yield, shoulder in or counter shoulder in on a circle, spiral in, leg yield out, keep...
by cb06
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11713

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

Thank you all. Hemangiosarcoma is indeed a horrible disease. :cry: Chisamba, I am also sorry to hear about Deneb, but glad you got a diagnosis that confirms the source of her behavior changes... even though the options stink. :( Will and I went to our first lesson in a couple months yesterday. I ask...
by cb06
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 11713

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

Haven't posted much at all lately, life has been a bit of a roller coaster this past spring. My goal was to make progress, if leisurely, towards PSG. I took a few lessons in March/April and was starting to put together some decent lines of changes (our biggest challenge). I even got out to audit a c...
by cb06
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Lots of nice horses. Love the Morgans.

That DHH is beautiful Khall.
by cb06
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

CB is the pally you posted a ASB? Yes. There is another palomino ASB currently showing PSG on the west coast...and, though not a palomino, but a flashy flaxen mane and tail Chestnut, Fancy Trick was Hilda Gurneys Saddlebred/Arab (National show horse) Grand Prix horse. ... and I watched a Morgan (no...
by cb06
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Reality check time: can I get the color, gaits, brain, and size that I want for my budget? I will re-iterate that you absolutely can find this. Look at the horse, the 'real' horse, not the label/papers. Quality training and riding will get you far and it sounds like you have the skills. This is an ...
by cb06
Tue May 29, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Related news, may be setting up an appointment to go see this young lady: https://houston.craigslist.org/grd/d/palomino-paint-filly/6590166328.html Not the highest odds of working out as the dressage prospect of my dreams, but she's close enough to make it worth my time to check. Right? She's cute!...
by cb06
Mon May 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6560

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

I'm looking for something that's got a decent brain, 3 good (capable of scoring 7+) gaits, preferably larger than 14.2 but smaller than 17h, and under $15k. Eventual goal is going up the levels in dressage (I have experience training through GP, albeit just the once). Reality check time: can I get ...
by cb06
Thu May 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

Just got back from my annual and need to do this for the first time also....I was able to get the home test kit (covered by insurance now). Cologuard?
If you do not have any risk factors (talk to your dr), they might allow it?
by cb06
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 18591

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

Returning to topic if I may. Kimba continues to do well when I focus on not only my aid, but how she has assimilated that aid, and communicating it more simply and clearly if she has not. I am employing the same technique in my teaching and riding other horses. It has been so successful and so enli...
by cb06
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 18591

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

I'm enjoying the updates, video and pictures, ups and downs. I never get on Deneb without having done some work first. i even will work on the rail, walk around twice, trot halt trot, and yes, bend move in shoulder in, in both directions, anything that gets her on the aids before i get on her back. ...
by cb06
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 18591

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

Thanks guys! The obstacles were super fun. It was a great 'problem solving' day for him and he likes that mental stimulation. It was funny when we went to see the teeter-totter bridge (its in the middle, back side of the ring in the last pic). We had been over several regular bridges fine and went t...
by cb06
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 18591

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

I'm looking forward to it not being cold, windy, frozen, muddy and generally unpleasant. We've just poked along here and there the last few months. I did take a lesson last month and I'm now reading the changes thread as that is what we need to work on more. But, in the meantime, we decided to just ...
by cb06
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: cheap but decent video camera
Replies: 46
Views: 3811

Re: cheap but decent video camera

I have a Cannon Vixia as well. It works great.
I believe what swayed me at the time I bought it was that it had better low-light capabilities (ie. indoor arenas) than competitors.
I'm sure there are other cameras now, but low-light function may be something to compare when looking at video cameras.
by cb06
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Deneb:
Replies: 175
Views: 31930

Re: Deneb:

Great update!
She looks relaxed, focused, and ready to learn and progress.
by cb06
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 60
Views: 4904

Re: Get me out of training level!

You can definitely do it! Every horse/rider struggles has strengths and weaknesses. Ride the test(s) at home to get a good feel for where you both might struggle. Get a friend to video if possible (so enlightening!). Practice or get lessons and focus on some of the weak spots, confirm the strengths ...
by cb06
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 17690

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

Really useful and timely discussion on improving the canter and hind-leg quickness, and how responsiveness and straightness plays in. I liked the exercises in your videos Rosie. Its not good, bad and ugly, it is just the reality of progressing in training, improving strength and responsiveness. Grea...
by cb06
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 17690

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

Oh Flight. :( We took a little downtime last month after show season, and I also moved boarding barns (old owner just getting out and selling property). Will is now a little closer and I will have an indoor for winter for the first time! So, Yay! The other good thing about the new barn is a very, ve...
by cb06
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 59430

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Congratulations!...and yes, by all means, pics! 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 si...
by cb06
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 59430

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Thanks everyone! I've really enjoyed following everyone's journey here also. I want to make a 'tips' notebook to catalog all the great suggestions and training ideas scattered through these threads. I can relate so much to the up and down of everyone's stories. As a trainer friend recently said abou...
by cb06
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 59430

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Got my Bronze...that is all. :D The cliffnotes from the last goals and progress thread..."JC this is HARD!" and "Why am I so stink'n nervous and anxious at shows?!" :P Anyway, nerves addressed (sort of, mostly), and it's still hard, but we eecked it out. Now we are going to conce...
by cb06
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 3435

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

Wow! Fabulous! Congratulations, and look how far you've come. Great job!
by cb06
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 59224

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Thanks guys. I have enjoyed following everyone's journeys as well.
Will is a very fun, lovable and funny horse and I aspire to be a better rider for him.

Everybody in Texas stay safe. Yikes! Epic flooding does not sound good. :(
by cb06
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 59224

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

The last couple months for the Saddlebred unicorn and his hapless rider (me) have been mostly perspiration and finally a smidge of progress. The good: I got my second 3rd level score towards my bronze. (61.28%, yay!) :D The bad: This is my first year showing licensed shows, and I don't have any 1st ...
by cb06
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 5355

Re: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

Oh no! Speedy recovery Chisamba.
by cb06
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 59224

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Nice updates. Good to see the interesting paths to progress and mixing things up with the work (sorry about Deneb Chisamba :( hope it is an uneventful and short layup). I have been working too much and riding too little. But...goals. I'm changing up my schedule to try and get morning rides in more f...
by cb06
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A sad postscript
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: A sad postscript

Oh NO! I'm so sorry...heartbreaking. :(
by cb06
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 56916

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Love the updates and insights. Would love to hear clinic reports (Chisamba). I have not done much since last show update. Work and rain has gotten in the way of regular riding, and I have a show coming up next weekend. :( BUT, I did have a fabulous lesson last week. Lots of forward, out to the hand,...
by cb06
Wed May 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 56916

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

I was thinking the same thing Mountaineer. But, I have also had a similar reaction from a sudden reflection of sun off an indoor mirror or momentary blinding from a random sunspot filtering into the indoor early/late in the day. I was taking a lesson recently and cantering a 10 m circle out from the...
by cb06
Mon May 08, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 56916

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

CB06, didn't you ride under the same judge both tests? I don't think that counts as two scores, but I could be wrong. Oh crud, MC, I think you are right. I thought they used different judges for the 2 levels (evidently not)....we have more shows in the works this year, so hopefully it will pan out!...
by cb06
Mon May 08, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 56916

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Gwen wrote:"Good. Now ride him like he's the best horse you've ever ridden. Hold no grudges,..."


I love it! ...and that is great advice!
by cb06
Mon May 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 56916

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

My goals this year are to get to some licensed shows and not puke. (lofty, I know). A lot of the focus is on the horse, but this, really, is about the rider (me). The horse is a direct reflection of me and after a few schooling shows last year and 2 licensed show now, that connection could not be mo...
by cb06
Thu May 04, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Best place to live with horses?
Replies: 26
Views: 5347

Re: Best place to live with horses?

I live in Horse Country, Virginia (30 minutes from Middleburg). It is lovely, tons of resources and opportunities (barns, trainers, vets, shows, international clinicians, etc). I love it here, but it is not inexpensive, though I manage by being just over the county line from the seriously high dolla...
by cb06
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Major Jingles to Chancellor
Replies: 44
Views: 7927

Re: Major Jingles to Chancellor

Jingles for speedy healing and positive future.
by cb06
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress March April 2017
Replies: 182
Views: 33282

Re: Goals and Progress March April 2017

I was excited to be able to ride some through most of the winter, but the past couple weeks were an exception. Like a lot of you, the conditions were great for polar bears, not so good for riding. I did get to a lesson though. My goal is to get to a show in April (preferably licensed) and get throug...
by cb06
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: lift a glass to the memory of my friends
Replies: 32
Views: 5589

Re: lift a glass to the memory of my friends

Here's to our true 4-legged friends, who's spirit lives on in us. So sorry Chisamba.
by cb06
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 16818

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

I am marching, in D.C. ....and I can name at least 10 people I know personally off the top of my head that are also going.

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