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by Tsavo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

Chisamba wrote:No , I meant von Dietz. Has anyone seen her post perfectly


Post of the month nomination. :o
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

The other thing that I think my not be clear is that my picture really doesn't illustrate the point. I think many people are vertical at the top of the post. I think the point is leaning forward to get to the top versus not doing that. I try to stay vertical at all times in the posting trot. This ta...
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

MC, imagine reins that are too long and then you post. If you don't allow the reins to go slack, your elbows can be behind your body at the top. Imagine my reins in the picture I posted being several nches longer with no slack. That would require my elbows to be behind my torso. By the way, I think ...
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

IMO, this should be required reading in every school until every single student understands it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Million_Dollar_Paranormal_Challenge Great post. Nobody was ever able to claim the prize. I refer to this very often. We as a society need to teach skepticism, critical t...
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

I believe in the power of no prayer whatsoever. I wish karma was real.
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

sha.jpg I hope to hell I was doing something here given my whack hands and him kicking up dust behind. I like his head and tail positions in this photo. They are correct... head slightly IFOV and tail carried a little away from the body. This was two or three years ago and while I was getting fit t...
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

Am I understanding folks to be suggesting that abscesses tend to occur more in warm months? That is completely not the case with my horse. The first one was in a Calgary winter. The last one was in a North Carolina winter. The other ones I don't remember when. I am grateful for the last one although...
by Tsavo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

The USDF Rider Test wants the torso slightly in front of the vertical when doing rising trot. Scroll down to the bottom of link. Of course, this is again only the opinion of USDF, so take that for what it's worth. https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/0-C5_tWez00/training-level-rider-test That is consist...
by Tsavo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

MC I read what you wrote. She is clearly using some of the same material in both books.

I agree she is possibly being a little inconsistent. Vertical torso in the posting either is or isn't something everyone should shoot for and accomplish given enough effort irrespective of rider anatomy.
by Tsavo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

What did your instructor say? Were you getting left behind the motion or was the instructor of the opinion that a more forward position be used for posting, or something else? May instructor told me in the last lesson or two that I need to use the sit phase a little more, and I think being close to...
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

Well, I was thinking this morning about making a post (ha!) about posting trot, so can it be this one? I'll be brave and put up some video for critique tonight. Assuming the rider is balanced enough to not be pulling herself up by the reins, or plopping harshly into the saddle, what are the common ...
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

Re: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

Yes I realize she qualified the comment to death but I don't recall her saying that about other things. She said it about posting trot though.
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot
Replies: 35
Views: 429

About that S von Dietze comment about posting trot

I got my book back and looked up the quote. I can't remember what MC said about my recollection of the quote but this is a direct quote from "Balance in Movement", p. 147... "Only very few good riders really master the rising trot to perfection." Hence my not so tongue in cheek p...
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

I did the first thing that I can credibly call a hill day today since last August. W/T/C. And just because he felt good I experimented with laterals... SI up and travers down in walk. He had no issue with this. Because of that I am going to add lateral work on the flat in trot and canter now. I am p...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

If we made a list of really helpful exercises, the C-T-C in SF on the centerline would be on my list. I have mentioned a enough times to be boring, that after reading De La Gueiriniere i realized that the SF or SI should be the beginning and end of everything. struggling with a transition, do it in...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

If we made a list of really helpful exercises, the C-T-C in SF on the centerline would be on my list.
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

PF what a lovely photo! She's so pretty. Mares are nice. I want a mare. That's my vortex. :-) Flight that was actually very good compared to the first attempts by that fourth level pair. I searched for the video but couldn't find it. I have posted it in the past on other fora but I just can't find i...
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Downward Transitions
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Downward Transitions

I have seen my GP trainer do canter-halt on a very large GP WB and it didn't look taxing. It looked easy for the horse. It made me think most of the effort involved in getting canter-halt is just building enough strength for the horse to accomplish it. Of course I don't know that. I have occasionall...
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

StraightForward wrote:Wait, I thought you weren't horse shopping. :o


I am not. That was window shopping. Also that was a gelding which is off the table.
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

I guess you trusted them to not have the mare up on blocks or something. :-)
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: Is this person high? In re horse growth

Wow! I didn't know that was possible.
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

I did more CC today. It was as good as last August before he started limping although I am not doing as much as then. I had to keep looking down to check we were actually CCing going right because it was so balanced and smooth. Going left was less good but presentable. I think it was the opposite on...
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

I am also working diligently on improving my hands. JJ gave me the guidance to imagine that I am landing a "fluttery wild bird" on a stick aka landing a fluttery mare on the bit. Somehow this image really works for me and our connection consistency is improving. This image helps me more t...
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Is this person high? In re horse growth
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Is this person high? In re horse growth

4 yo Clyde/Han 15.3 HH

The claim is he will finish at 16.2 HH.

Is this person high? Do horses really grow that much past 4??

Thanks in advance,
by Tsavo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 31
Views: 355

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

Thanks khall and MC. I have to say I was using desitin for the first while and it didn't seem to help at all or even hold status quo. So I stopped using it and went with tinactin. That didn't seem to help so I went to triple antibiotic which did move the needle somewhat though not jaw droppingly so....
by Tsavo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Downward Transitions
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Downward Transitions

I am no expert on this. My horse does tend to slide his hinds forward in downwards which is not identical to sitting correctly. This tendency is strong and a vet once surmised when he was injured in the pasture that he had sat down. I was not riding downwards correctly for a long time. I started hav...
by Tsavo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 31
Views: 355

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

Another boarder told me she cured scratches in a few days with a strict regime of pulling the scabs off, scrubbing with betadine, and slathering with a 1:1 mixture of neosporin and desitin. No wrapping. She said the lesions were healed in 3 days and gone completely by a week. They have not returned....
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 834

Re: Shoulder-in

My husband bought me a Soloshot a few years ago. Since it wouldn't work under the covered arena I never used it. But now that I am not dealing with a covered arena I will find it and set it up.
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

I felt my horse was ready to try a little CC. I came up the hill in f/d/o canter and we proceeded to CC on the grass surrounding the ring. I tried left first and he was concerned for a few seconds but then settled and we went around twice with no issue. Then we came up the hill in the other lead and...
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Impossible things in dressage
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Impossible things in dressage

I take your point but I will still maintain more lower level riders can learn a FC correctly sooner than they can learn a SI correctly. The various movements don't all require the identical amount of tact and timing. I am just saying the order of difficulty for the horse as embodied in the training ...
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?

Thanks for this info, folks. The hind issues flair and we haven't had a flair for a while.
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Impossible things in dressage
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Impossible things in dressage

Lol on the canter aid thread. That was breath taking. It was like claiming perpetual motion machines exist.
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Impossible things in dressage
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Impossible things in dressage

Not a joke. I don't think I am alone with learning how to ride upper level movements on a schoolmaster while not being able to ride a Travers. I have ridden piaffe and yet I am not an FEI rider. I have learned other correct upper level movements despite being a lower level rider. There are lower lev...
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 121
Views: 2032

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

There is a video of I think Savoie working with a fourth level pair where she asked him to come down centerline in SF in canter and do C/T/C staying in SF. The guy struggled mightily with this exercise with the horse coming off the line and not staying in SF. They were showing at fourth. After I saw...
by Tsavo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 834

Re: Shoulder-in

I like training and riding tips. To the extent the pictures and videos demonstrate those, I think they are useful for me. But simply reading a tip or trick can really matter to my riding. I don't need to see it demonstrated in a photo or video if it is clearly stated.
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

I have a wierd question that relates to this. Does anyone have an opinion on depth of bedding in stalls and soundness? When I took over the barn I started with deep bedding for the stall horses but standing in it cleaning made me revise my opinion to moderate bedding. I don't know but why chance it...
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

I suspect it's extremely unlike that unless as a result of injury, arthritis would only appear in one joint, so you are probably right, Tsavo. Yes but it is shocking how much arthritis my horse apparently has throughout his body. Last August before the limp presented, there was no sign of it. Since...
by Tsavo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Impossible things in dressage
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Impossible things in dressage

1. Expecting inexperienced people to sort out "good" from "not good" trainers (AKA blood from a stone). 2. Expecting everyone using a particular term to mean the same thing. (e.g., stiff side being used in the exactly opposite sense by various people). 3. Getting up the levels be...
by Tsavo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 834

Re: Shoulder-in

And what a wimp that had to PM demi to support rather than doing so on the open forum. Name calling. Nice. Because that will really encourage the quiet bystander to really want to engage in conversations in the open now. There are very valid reasons for going to PM. On another forum, I got several ...
by Tsavo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

Looks can be deceiving to people but the Lameness Locator can't be fooled.

Moreso than observing, I think elite riders can diagnose things from the saddle that elude vets from the ground.
by Tsavo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Avenatti's Twitter poll
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Avenatti's Twitter poll

THANKS MC!!!!!!!!!
by Tsavo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Avenatti's Twitter poll
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Avenatti's Twitter poll

Now he says he might run for potus in 2020. Would you vote for him? I find him as disgusting as you guys find Trump. I think the only reason people like him is because he is after the people you dislike. If he were playing for the other team, you wouldn't like him. I don't get how some women find h...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

On the issue of work after long layoff, I have been shocked at how much my horse stiffened up like a statue from being rested for several months. It may be because he is 21 and while I expected weakness and lack of aerobic capacity, I did not expect all his joints to lock up like that. It must be th...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

Kande the advice is in the context of arthritis where it is easy to show the relation between amount of work and turnout to soundness. I lunged my horse this morning. He was limping on the first trot set. Then I cantered him. He was not limping on the second trot set. It's like a science experiment....
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

Chisamba do you really think draft crosses are more unsound in sport than other horses? I have not seen that. There were many draft crosses at the barn in Calgary besides my horse to first/second/third level work and staying sound. Calgary had quite a lot of draft crosses for some reason. I would sa...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

The way I feel about it is that with all the sound horses out there who could benefit from careful training, why would anyone continue to ride a lame horse? And especially when they know that horses mask pain as much as they possibly can? One reason is because their vets tell the not to retire them...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 34
Views: 3512

Re: Anna Banana

What does "out" mean? Which objective veterinary finding is it correlated with? The horse I exercise has been bucking when asked to canter. He has been doing this on and off his whole life so the owner thinks it is behavior but I think it is pretty clearly a physical issue... kissing spine...
by Tsavo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

Chisamba, if you were to ask every member posting on the goals thread if their horse is sound, I'll bet they would say yes. Everyone riding their horse is going to say the horse is sound. Yet, more horses flunk the PPE than pass. Even young horses. Soundness means different things to different peop...
by Tsavo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

I like some of MC's points especially the one about conformation, regular work schedule, and giving them free choice in as many things as possible. And I agree that no horse in work is 100% because rein lameness is a thing. There are more subtle versions of it all along a spectrum of severity. I eve...

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