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by Tsavo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is it wrong that I?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Is it wrong that I?

Yes those are fine. There are no rules regarding these matters. Even if there were rules you are free to ignore them.

Next.
by Tsavo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?

I am vetting a 1/4 clyde at the end of the month. She is in the middle of nowhere and not where you would expect to find such a horse.
by Tsavo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Vaccine reactions
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Vaccine reactions

Is it every shot or just one of them? Are there different vaccine companies? If so try a different company. A mare at my barn has a spectacularly bad reaction to one of the spring shots. She had to be taken to the hospital and stayed for a few days. The vaccine company picked up the entire bill. I n...
by Tsavo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

Beorn wrote:When I'm feeling positive about it, I say that I enjoy the journey. The other times I'm just thoroughly frustrated. ;)


I felt this way for years until I figured out how to change my frustration into focus. At this point I am determined to improve mainly out of spite. LOL
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

When you have a sport where even the elite players are still using mirrors to aid their proprioception, where the actual f*** does that leave us hapless clueless despondent ammy ilk???
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

Beorn yes I agree that is the same concept I am discussing. I think the way you work up the pyramid is an unprecedented and almost unnatural level of focus. I am talking about a level that is never needed anywhere else in life. When the goal is to ride an animal that can sense minute shifts of weigh...
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

I think it is hard to evaluate what is default at this stage, because there are so many things I do without thinking or even realizing that I do. We all do things without thinking. The dressage game is to get the wrong things off default and the right things on default. I bought a 2/3 horse in 2004...
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

In a nutshell, constantly plowing old ground will not allow movement to new ground. I got so sick of plowing old ground that I just tried something, anything different. I may not succeed every time but I will die trying. I WILL die on that hill. And I will cut off everything to spite everything in g...
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Hi khall.

I am vetting a horse at the end of the month. There is some chance the horse will fail out on radiography but I have high hopes she won't.
by Tsavo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

This is how people advance in my opinion... they have successful and quick warm ups made possible by their body not their brain monitoring the situation and not having to consciously address a million things every damn ride. I've read before where people are able to say I do this/that/whatever with...
by Tsavo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

I had a lovely blind horse that I rode to 4th level. They ride well and as a rider you just have to be mindful of being their seeing eye. But I don't remember if your handsome Pete us sound. Best wishes. I finally retired Pete a second time and for good due to ringbone. I had hope for autofusion bu...
by Tsavo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Sorry that it returned :( Glad he is adapting quickly, he is beautiful :) I suspect it is the same cancer that occurred in another area. There were other horses at the hospital there for eye cancer so it must not be that rare. Rarer in a black-skinned horse but not rare. I think he got a ton of sun...
by Tsavo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Yes, Pete is still totally handsome. Glad he fared well....and sounds like you did, too. Thanks PF. In hindsight, I worried too much about this. So amazing how he coped. I see what he does now... he has 180 from the left eye and just has to turn his head a bit to get some of what is on the right. T...
by Tsavo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Despite the clean margins, the cancer returned and I opted to have the eye removed. My horse adapted in what seemed like hours and not days. I was not offered the option of a prosthesis for some reason though I would have chosen it. So jealous were the cancer gods of Pete's beauty that they stole hi...
by Tsavo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Stirrup Positioning
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Stirrup Positioning

As for DeKunffy, I would never call him an expert. I knew him and he lived around here. He wrote many books and he had many theories, but little actual knowledge from practical application. He came from Hungary as an 18 year old groom and that was his big experience. Little anecdote... one of the p...
by Tsavo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Default brain settiings

Oh I have some things also that are not on default. I am just saying that list of things is a turning point for me in terms of my body/brain helping me by bringing to attention when something ISN'T right so I can fix it right away as opposed to my body/brain being oblivious to when things weren't ri...
by Tsavo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Default brain settiings
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Default brain settiings

These are my default brain settings for my riding at the moment... I do these things 95+% of the time and without thinking: 1. SF 2. Inside to outside 3. Neutral spine 4. Stay on with balance alone - no gripping anywhere 5. Never sustain the aid 6. Seat and leg first - rein is rarely the fix. 7. For...
by Tsavo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your favorite patterns/exercises and what they do
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Your favorite patterns/exercises and what they do

Allow me to demystify HP for you... do a travers against polls placed on the diagonal. Then take away the polls and ride the same line with the same bend, HP. I like counted walk to elevate the withers, shaukel to get and keep the horse's attention, canter squares to explain collecting, CC for strai...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Yes, but the OP had no response at all to DJR's excellent post with direct experience on the subject as a medical professional, so I'd say there is no discussion happening, just more ranting about flat earthers. I do not read all the posts. This decisions are not made based on trying to avoid point...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Dreamer wrote:Another believer in acupuncture here. I’m thankful that I have an open mind to try things that may help me or my animals.


If you had evidence you wouldn't have to settle for belief.
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

This is equivocating on the claim that acupuncture "works". There is no evidence that acupuncture works AS ADVERTISED. There is plenty of evidence that acupuncture works VIA PLACEBO. Mayo says acupuncture works because there is evidence placebo works. Nobody can doubt placebo can work for ...
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Well so what? I don't understand what appears to be animosity against someone that wants to post an opinion on a product, procedure, training method or anything else having to do with horses. All would be well and good if it was something most here accepted. After all, this is a 'discussion forum' ...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

OP, you don't sound like someone that's trying to enlighten the world on science. You sound like someone on a soapbox in a park. Well so what? I don't understand what appears to be animosity against someone that wants to post an opinion on a product, procedure, training method or anything else havi...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

Thanks hayburner and PF. Yeah the video will tell me a lot and I am going to ask about it if it doesn't come soon. There is little chance of lining up more. I have posted two ISO ads and this mare is the only one so far that would make me get on a plane. I suspect I will need to start contacting buy...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Gestalt wrote:OP, you don't sound like someone that's trying to enlighten the world on science. You sound like someone on a soapbox in a park.


That's what all the people at war with science say.
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

No this is the BO's other horse who was retired from eventing because of navicular He is a second level dressage horse now and I work him and lesson on him and it is great fun. I get a break on my board for exercising him. Does that make me a professional? LOL. The BO doesn't want him sitting around...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

Thanks! Of course it would defy the odds to find a horse this quickly but we will see.
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Waiting on a video... this is the first horse I have found that might be a keeper

If the video checks out I will fly to see her.

Maybe I will meet my goal of finding a horse before the end of the year.
by Tsavo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I have never had an issue with Financial Darwin Awards if evidence-based treatments are used also. These are innocent creatures.
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold

Wow thanks for the advice, Chisamba. I was also thinking about contacting the rider in the article to see if she could find me a mare since she does so much rescue. I would absolutely love to have a rescue horse if it worked out. But I don't want weanling. I want a riding horse now.
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold

Breeds requirements would obviously be out the window if I could get a GP prospect PMU mare.
by Tsavo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Another PMU foal makes it to GP and gets his mommy her gold

At this point it is probably a shorter list of PMU foals who DON'T get to GP and DON'T get their mommies their gold. :-) http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/from-pmu-rescue-foal-to-grand-prix-dressage-at-u-s-dressage-finals?fbclid=IwAR3EQVmyKG6SGjZ9rTToF3HXElHvd4RyCP5TYM5bdrkiDhysqTZjvrh8Qbc I have ...
by Tsavo
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 4836

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

THE THREAT OF ANTI-SCIENTIFIC THINKING TO MODERN SOCIETY It is these concerning effects that led German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a trained quantum chemist, to warn “that Western societies are faced with a ‘post-fact world in which emotions and ideology threaten to suppress scientific knowledge and ...
by Tsavo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Go out and vote

PaulaO wrote:I voted early. Illinois has a new governor but the state is in such dire straits, I don't think it will make a difference.


Someone recently explained to me the situation in Illinois with the retirement pensions. I don't see how the state can ever get out from under that absent a bankruptcy.
by Tsavo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: one pm was delivered recently, but no more :-(
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: one pm was delivered recently, but no more :-(

The person's inbox may be full. Stop sending so many pms. :-)
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

My comment was on the quality of contact, not her hand position. In the picture I posted from a clinic, my hands were very whack but my horse was still clearly flexed right. I assume I was shortening the reins and I assume exvet was doing something momentarily also. That's why the moment in time sna...
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Look, you took a downhill horse to PSG. You get perennial 12's out of 10 on position and effectiveness of aids in my opinion. :-)
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Well we rode opportunity classes today for the sole purpose of continuing to work on contact while giving Junior recognized show exposure. All in all still a work in progress but I feel we're still making the right type of progress none the less without sacrificing the contact. There were moments o...
by Tsavo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Here's a first and probably only... I got gigged for making my reins too short at one point in my lesson this weekend. This horse I ride is a sporty TB. He is correctly forward and we were working on SI without letting the haunches escape. He was so gung ho in this work coupled with my trying to kee...
by Tsavo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?

Paddling = winging as far as I can tell. It is an outward travel of the hoof.

Dishing = winging in is an inward travel of the hoof.

https://extension2.missouri.edu/g2843

I am thinking I want neither.
by Tsavo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Unilateral winging/paddling - long term soundness?

Thanks. I think I also have heard there are no long term lameness issues with paddling/winging like there might be with dishing.

After owning a clubfooted horse, I want matched and normal next time.
by Tsavo
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 46
Views: 2739

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Same thing
by Tsavo
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 60
Views: 3810

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

Anyway, I didn't start this thread for the purpose of posting and asking for help or giving it. I have a trainer. Yeah well I am going to make a suggestion anyway! Have you ever tried juggling your hands? For some reason my horse LOVED this. He immediately came into the bridle and it worked like a ...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

On the lunge, my horse can have his nose out and within inches of the ground. When he does this, his body assumes quite a bounce. I have never achieved that under saddle.
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 46
Views: 2739

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

"The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump's Support" (May??!?!?) A new study published in the journal Political Psychology, carried out by the political scientist Ian Anson at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, not only found that the Dunning-Kruger effect applies to poli...
by Tsavo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 46
Views: 2739

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

kande50 wrote:I think we first need a good definition of what is a fact and what isn't.


fact: a piece of objective reality
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 4546

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Tsavo this picture? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1999221253449907&set=pcb.1999222053449827&type=3&theater That's the third picture. I said both you and Cedar have a broken line in the first and second pictures. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1999231960115503&set=...
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 1877

Re: Side Reins!

Lunging CAN be an extension of riding in terms of training correctly and building muscle correctly. But the only way it can do that is with side reins in my opinion. In my horse's rehab, I did not use side reins because my main purpose was to assess his soundness. He would stay on his circle, never ...

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