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by Red's Mom
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Thanks Heddy! I do too. I am going to a 2019 Test clinic lead by Hilda Gurney tomorrow at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. That should be ery fun and motivating. I will try and post some videos.
by Red's Mom
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC

Hi Sue! Yes, I am able to ride, but I am working back up to where I was before the fall. For me, the fal lwas a real set back as I have mental blocks or PTSD from all the falls I have taken over the last 50 years. We were at a point where we were cantering easily, and I was scheduled to take Red to ...
by Red's Mom
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC
Replies: 5
Views: 176

2019 Test Clinic with Hilda Gurney at LAEC

Hi, is anyone here going to the clinic at LAEC on December 1st? If so, we should meet up!
by Red's Mom
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

I have been back in the saddle for about a month. doctor's order was to take it easy and just walk for a while. We are now back to walk and trot. I actually cantered a few steps last week. Over the years I think I ae developed PTSD from being thrown and getting hurt too many times to count. It will ...
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10865

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

I was reading the September/October goals and realized I was reading the 2017 thread! I have not been very active on this website for about a year. I will try to rectify that. Since I have been banned from riding until first week in November, I have more time for DDBB. I will try to keep it up. I lo...
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

I agree that no saddle can keep you in with the big spooks. The good thing about Red, is that he doesn't spook often, and when he does spook, they aren't too big, and they don't last very long. Never say never though, right? I think bigger thigh blocks will help with the type of spooks I have experi...
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Yesterday, I started walking without crutches! I can walk around the house with them, but can't do stairs or anything horsey. Sorry to hear about your fall, Sue! What did you hurt? I thought I pulled a groin muscle, but when I saw the doctor, he had me get X-rays, and it was shown that I had fractur...
by Red's Mom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Kande, see Straight Forward's explanation. I thought they were called knee rolls, You are right, they are called thight blocks!
by Red's Mom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Somehow, I will have to figure out how to post photos! Khall, I understand completely aboutnot having ground help. I also keep my horses at home. My husband is pretty good about helping out, but he can't just be there all the time. I took up driving a few years ago, and that requires grounds people ...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 1360

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

Over the years I have had several mares and several geldings. I have had the best relationships with the mares. Mares take some time to bond, but once they do, they really make a commitment. I have had some real special magical moments with mares. I think they have ESP, they can read your mind. Two ...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Wow, I just reread this entire thread! Since I never could figure out how to post photos, at least not easily, I lost some interest in posting, as photos really do make the DDBB more fun. I sure do enjoy seeing all your photos and progress. Red and I have made a lot of progress since I last posted a...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Need the most secure dressage saddle!

Thank you everyone for your thoughts. I now realize I don't have to just be looking at Custom Saddles. And it sounds like the big knee rolls do help. I haven't put much thought into thigh blocks. Thigh blocks are in back of the leg right? I have never really understood their purpose. I have another ...
by Red's Mom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Need the most secure dressage saddle!
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Need the most secure dressage saddle!

A few years ago, I was thrown from my horse and got a huge hematoma on my coccyx area, low back. It didn't go away for at least a year, and actually, it never has gone away completely! I had low back pain before that as well, having been thrown more times than I can remember. I am 60 years old and h...
by Red's Mom
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Position as it relates to effectiveness
Replies: 48
Views: 4619

Re: Position as it relates to effectiveness

Thanks for posting those great articles!
by Red's Mom
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Position as it relates to effectiveness
Replies: 48
Views: 4619

Re: Position as it relates to effectiveness

I have seen many riders look beautiful on school horses. Do they have the horse on the bit? No. Do they have a good position? Yes, but are they effective? No. Knowing the textbook requisites for proper position is easy to learn. To get the horse to move properly and maintain that proper position as ...
by Red's Mom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Turkey Trot
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Turkey Trot

I am having a blast with driving. My pony is really fast! We got a blue ribbon at our first ever driving derby. If I could figure out how to post photos I would. I keep getting an error saying my files are too large, and i don't know how to shrink them, when I have shrunk them, they get posted like ...
by Red's Mom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Linden, and HeddyLamar, your horses are gorgeous! How do you post such large, lovely photos? I have the darnedest time trying to post photos, and I think photos really make this BB more fun. Linden, as I recall you were a member of the old UDBB and had an injury that kept you from riding, or am I co...
by Red's Mom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

Linden, and HeddyLamar, your horses are gorgeous! How do you post such large, lovely photos? Inhave the darnedest time, and I think photos really make this BB more fun. Linden, as I recall you were rom the old UDBB and had an injury that kept you from riding, or am I confusing you with someone else?...
by Red's Mom
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 18852

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

I got some disturbing news a few days ago. I bought my horse, Red, 6 months ago from a horse trader who got him from a TB rescue. It turns out, he was supposed to have undergone rehab for a bowed tendon. He was sent to the rescue when he had just turned 3, the rescue only had him for about a month b...
by Red's Mom
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Wow, I enjoy reading all the posts, it is inspirational. I too am so happy to have a horse to ride and progress with. I so totally get the older rider issues! Fear from severe falls, been there, DOING that! Body aches and pains..., finding the energy.... thanks to Flight for letting me know about th...
by Red's Mom
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Yesterday I was worried about getting through the winter. Since I am investing in a trainer, I feel that I must keep Rocky working at the bare minimum of 4 times a week, with the optimum being 5 times a week, which includes trailering out for the weekly lesson. I know I overthink things... When I w...
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Hi Gwen, When I read about your horse bolting with you, my first thought was-what a naughty horse, then I thought it could possibly be from pain. You said she has a problem with her neck? What sort of problem? I had a mare that was diagnosed with arthritis in her neck. She would spook over something...
by Red's Mom
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel models her new bridle
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Ariel models her new bridle

I bought a Bobby's bridle a couple years ago off eBay. It was supposedly the higher end for quality, but the dye started to wear off immediately, and I would not buy another one. I bought a Heritage bridle off eBay for my 12 hand pony and love the quality of leather and craftsmanship. I hope I can f...
by Red's Mom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: I was asked about shareboarding Miss A.

In my neck if the woods this is called a "half lease". I am actually hoping to find someone that is QUALIFIED to do just as you described, but the right person has not come along. The only payment I am asking for is that they pay for their weekly lesson. Mind you, my horse is a green 4 yea...
by Red's Mom
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Sue, I'm glad all is going well with your horses. I haven't posted at Mill Creek, but the trainer from Mill Creek that has come to my facility and that I have ridden with at Mill Creek, was looking for someone that she thought might be a good fit. The one person she thought might work already half l...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Piedmontfields, that student looks like a pretty good rider, and your horse looks fantastic. Glad your hand is good enough for you to get back on! I wish I could find someone to help me ride Red. Do you pay the student to ride? I had hoped to "half lease" my gelding with 2 requirements, th...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

SF, Our horses do look very similar. Red has a wider blaze. Congrats on getting out and about! RosieB, you and your horse look great at the clinic! What beautiful long legs she has! What kind of horse is she? Chisamba, I love to trail ride, but my new horse is kind of scary on trails. He is getting ...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Driving clinic on Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Driving clinic on Sunday

It can be scary. I would not call myself advanced, since I have only been driving for about 2 years. My pony can be a bit difficult at times. We went to a show last June and she flipped over in the cart! She doesn't usually act that bad, no one got hurt, but we had work to do after that! I never hit...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Wonderful facility/amenities, but no one rides and I'm lonely!
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Wonderful facility/amenities, but no one rides and I'm lonely!

Horses are social animals. They like to be with other horses. How do you know your horse is happy being all by itself? For the same reason you are lonely, maybe your horse is too?
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Driving clinic on Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Driving clinic on Sunday

Driving is so fun. My pony is a little hot, it is better to have a less hot horse for driving, but she likes to go and that's fun. Our clinic was on driving dressage. I was getting tips on how to achieve proper bend, turns, and backing. I wish I could get people to join our driving club. I am 59 and...
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Driving clinic on Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Driving clinic on Sunday

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This is my driving pony Oreo. We are going to a driving clinic in Moorpark with Larry Brinker this Sunday.
by Red's Mom
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Suggestions for driving bit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Suggestions for driving bit?

I was using a half cheek snaffle bit on my hot 12 hand pony. She seemed very uncomfortable in it. I switched to a liverpool mullen mouth and have it on plain setting, with the chain engaged. She is much happier in that. I have only been driving for under 2 years, but I have a lot of friends who help...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Radiographs - 20 yo draft cross - nine shots total
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Radiographs - 20 yo draft cross - nine shots total

OMG! I am already lost with that info! Like I said, I don't know much! I realize I know even less than I thought I knew now...Good luck! Hope you find the right solution.
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

SF, Glad I resurrected it too! We have a lot in common with our horses. I can't wait to here about the show Saturday. On Sunday, I am taking my 12 hand pony to a driving clinic.
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Free Feeding with slow feeders
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Free Feeding with slow feeders

Thanks for all this information!
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Wow! Thank you everyone for all of this good advice!!!! I feel so much better knowing this is just normal 4 year old stuff, and you have experienced it too. I need to read all of your responses again and write ideas down. I wish my arena was larger! I have wished that for quite awhile.
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 163
Views: 13374

Re: Class of 2013?

I see all these posts are from 2015! Two years old. When are we too old for the Young Horse Forum? Meet Red, he is a 2013 Thoroughbred that never made it to the track. He doesn't even have a tattoo. He was born in Temecula, California. He was at a training barn, but didn't graduate to the race track...
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Free Feeding with slow feeders
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Free Feeding with slow feeders

I am very intrigued with the idea of free feeding with slow feed hay nets. I think that allowing horses to simulate grazing all day is fantastic. I am not exactly sure how they work. I have done some research, but could do more. A friend recommended the Orange Slow Feeder hay nets and or the Porta-G...
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Radiographs - 20 yo draft cross - nine shots total
Replies: 10
Views: 1816

Re: Radiographs - 20 yo draft cross - nine shots total

I don't know much, so forgive me if I am wrong, but shouldn't the coffin bone be parallel to the ground? It looks to be very high toward the heel. I have read some of your other posts, and you say you are trying to grow more heel. From the radiograghs, this doesn't make sense to me.
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Deanna, are you the one with some draft crosses? I remember you from the UDBB. I have always been impressed with you and your horses. As I recall you also developed your own horse property. I take a lot of stretch breaks, not only for him, but for me as well! Your horses are much further along than ...
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I think I may have overwhelmed Red when I took him to the lesson last Thursday. Keep in mind that he turned 4 last April. I rode him at home, W/T/C both directions for about half an hour, then rode/walked the trail for 10 minutes to get to the stable, walked around the arena before the lesson for ab...
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Twice now I have written posts that have disappeared! I don't like to write well enough to have to rewrite posts! Congratulations to Ryeissa and Riot! What the instructor said to do when Red spooked at the lesson was to not raise my voice, not haul on the reins, and to put him to work. All good advi...
by Red's Mom
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Re: My scribing journey begins

I would agree with the suggestion of starting at a schooling show, because they are mostly for the lower levels. Most recognized shows don't have two scribes per judge. They don't have one for the lower levels and one for the upper levels. Though some larger shows might have more than one ring with ...
by Red's Mom
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I took Red over to the local stable last Thursday night for a group lesson for the first time. There were 3 other horses and riders. They were all on school horses. On the way over(10 min trail ride) Red spooked when we were almost to the arena. Not sure why he spooked, I think there was a squirrel ...
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Post photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Post photos

How do I post photos? Why is it so difficult? I have a MacBook, and i would like to be able to attach photos. I keep getting an error that says the file is too large. I opened a Photo Bucket account, and the photos don't show up.
by Red's Mom
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/FleetDreams/library/
These are from last May. I got Red in April. He had just turned 4.
by Red's Mom
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 62650

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Hi, I am new to the DDBB, but an old UDBB member. I now have a very sweet willing 4 yr old TB gelding. He is so much easier to deal with than the horse I had before. You may remember him as Dutch. He is living in Texas now with someone else. My goal with my new guy, Red is to have fun, ride 4 times ...
by Red's Mom
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: DHH - A commentary on the sport? or No?
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: DHH - A commentary on the sport? or No?

What breed registry do they belong to? I always thought thew were a branch of KWPN like Gelderlander. I know a couple that drive and I asked the owners if they were KWPN, and they said no, they were Dutch Harness Horse. Is that a separate breed? They look like they could have a lot of Hackney blood.
by Red's Mom
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk me down... so frustrated, barn help deal imploded
Replies: 19
Views: 2983

Re: Talk me down... so frustrated, barn help deal imploded

Goneriding, I'm glad the law is on your side! And I wouldn't feel bad at all. You will be unhappy if you relent.

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