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by Tsavo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Uses of rising vs sitting trot for encouraging swing
Replies: 14
Views: 129

Re: Uses of rising vs sitting trot for encouraging swing

I am a person that has difficulty doing a good rising trot. It has to do with my conformation (and probably other things) that I won't get into here. S. von Dietz says posting trot is technically difficult and few people do it correctly. I agree with that. I recently was trying to help someone who ...
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Dresseur wrote: In any case - here's a picture that I just love of he and I. Mostly because he's just so darn pretty! I'm hoping he doesn't shed out to brown again lol :P


Really really nice work, Dresseur.
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic this weekend....
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Clinic this weekend....

Did I hear that comment correctly about how she won't be able to do something but it doesn't hurt to try???
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic this weekend....
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Clinic this weekend....

I sometimes use counterbend.
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic this weekend....
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Clinic this weekend....

There are definitely people who claim they don't ride inside leg to outside hand including at least one GP trainer. Coupled with the crawling along comment suggests this guy is probably influenced by some French school. I don't show and while Werth is not among my favorite riders, she is top of the ...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

The horse I am riding is like that... He will go seemingly endlessly in a metronome trot but will often break out of canter. He tried to buck me off the first several times I rode him. I am told he does that with everybody which may explain why the owner was looking for a rider. Even though he stopp...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My outside arm
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: My outside arm

This sounds like a reaction and focus problem. Start with just 30 seconds... DO NOT use your outside rein to prevent falling out. Figure out what you have to do with your inside leg to prevent this. Try to do this for 30 seconds. If you can manage that, try to do it for a minute. This will seem like...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Susan, I am on a tab and can't quote easily. In re surgery for herniated disc, I am not a surgeon and don't know any particulars of your case but I can tell you this type of surgery is considered the most over used. People often have more pain afterward and there is a risk if he fuses a level that y...
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 122
Views: 12230

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

After riding this TB for a few months I can say that a metronome horse who knows HH and SI very well and who I can ride up, down, across hills like we are on an adventure like the horse I am riding now is as much fun as the upper level school masters I have ridden.
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

Right if it isn't repeatable then it might not be a leg. My horse consistently bobbled from trot to canter only going left on the lunge. I just added more hill work and it stopped. My farrior had another client who asked him if he knew anyone who could exercise her second horse who is a 13 yo TB eve...
by Tsavo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Chisamba that works looks very correct. Good photos (except the blurry one lol.

PS. Happy Birthday!
by Tsavo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My current obsession (what's yours?)
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: My current obsession (what's yours?)

Piedmont, it is my understanding that trot-canter-trot is challenging for some horses to do in a fluid manner. I think it is a barometer of strength. I also think blips that are repeatable in the canter trot can map to weakness/stiffness in certain legs. My current obsession is to bring my horse out...
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

Dresseur wrote:Khall, I'm still maintaining that the moments that are captured with high hands are moments of correction


Given the frequency of high hands in these stock photos, they must be raising their hands constantly.

The videos reveal many of these people ride around with this broken upward line.
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

He did flex a bit off on his LH, especially his left hind fetlock. There is a school of thought saying hind flexions mean nothing and perhaps all flexions mean nothing. 3. Examination after provocation tests such as flexion tests: Flexion tests are believed to exacerbate pain and consequently movem...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

One can consider any number of lines connecting any two points on a photo of a rider. Just because a line can be drawn doesn't imply any cogent biomechanics are involved. There is a concept in science that if something is a number and you can measure it that doesn't necessarily mean anything just be...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

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by Tsavo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Observation, but not sure if it is important. The line from bit / hand / shoulder in the photos is straight. Very straight. ??? We are discussing a line from bit to elbow. Bit - hand - shoulder that you mention would require a straight elbow. Dujardin is almost there LOL but none of the pictures po...
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Wanless talks about breathing also. My interpretation of all this breathing stuff is mainly to show people how to engage the lower abdominals and to help relax the shoulder blades back and down. Also so as to not interfere in timing as the horse senses this. For me personally, having a horse who wan...
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

You may be right that they are doing DAs/HHs nearly constantly but there are certain schools of riding who claim that the higher you go in training, the more the horse is in self carriage and therefore DA/HH is not needed. Of course you never see these people doing much but walk/halt.
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

The forward - this HAS to happen IMO. Again, this is what I was missing in my riding, but you can't lose your shoulders. Before, when I would give forward, my shoulders would soften, and the whole of the horse's balance would fall to the forehand, rather than the horse maintaining balance and teles...
by Tsavo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Tsavo, do those riders have their hands in the same position on young horses who might not be as collected? I'll have to go looking for some vid. Although their young horses are able to collect better than my 'advanced' horse :lol: That's an interesting question and maybe you are right about that a...
by Tsavo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

In thinking about this issue of elite riders with a broken line up, I think a possible reason is to be able to give forward very easily and at any instant by lowering the hand a bit. Maybe it is just quicker or more accurate or something to lower the hand a bit to give than to bring the elbow forwar...
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Excellent point, MC.

People can say anything. The proof is in the riding pudding.

There are many departures from party line equitation. I just mention broken line upward because it seems like one of the most frequent departures from the party line among elites.
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

I agree everyone says ride with a straight line. My only point is that many elite riders don't do that for some reason.
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Hester... sometimes straight, sometimes broken upward...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jw0ugVpY3A

Hester and Dujardin tend to ride with a straighter line. Charlotte does it think because she rides with her elbows forward.
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Peters broken line downwards...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibRkYe_v2Q
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

I can't find video of Savoie riding. When I do I will post.
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Really tsavo? Here is actual video of Uta https://www.facebook.com/pferdia/videos/649161688464995/UzpfSTExNTI4Mjc1MDA6MTAyMTUyNzMwNzEyNzczOTA/ SLIGHTLY too high hand mostly with just the inside hand. Though it still makes my point, this video is not the best for this discussion because she is stret...
by Tsavo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

This is what I am saying about the key component needed for collection... But before we can collect we need to release and relax, and find that telescoping neck gesture that is the soul of collection (while the bent hocks are the heart). And in order for the horse to release his topline and telescop...
by Tsavo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 68
Views: 783

Re: Various Training Topics

Maybe broken line upward has to be earned like spurs.
by Tsavo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Werth, the presently top ranked rider in the world, if not the galaxy... an object lesson in broken line upward.

http://eurodressage.com/index.php/2010/ ... bell-werth
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Look the fact that your hands are not always in position tells me you are probably correctly responding to what your horse is telling you given how crazy my GP instructor's hands were when riding a crooked rehab. This horse was crazy crooked and stiff as hell and there was NFW she could keep her han...
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

She may feel she is blocking her horse at times but I am not convinced those times map to when she has a broken line upward.
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

While I agree Dresseur is probably riding around most of the time with a straight line from bit to elbow, I will say there are so many expert riders who ride with a broken line upward that I don't think we could ever conclude that someone who rides as well as Dresseur is in any way hindering her hor...
by Tsavo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Anybody else have any suggestion re a SEVERE lamness that has jumped from right leg to left leg (a month or more apart between) and disappears in 24 hours?? Sounds just like Lyme (or another tick borne disease) to me, but I don't know if you even have Lyme, or ticks, out there? My horse had Lyme bu...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

It is important not to beat yourself up. I think many people could ride a horse who is correctly in the bridle very well. I further think that few people can get a horse correctly and consistently in the bridle if they are not in the bridle. I could not for years but my horse was posing so it didn't...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

Well if you carry the whip in the inside hand, it is okayer to raise that hand than the outside hand. :-) How frequent are those outside hand raises? I would be interested to hear what your instructor says about even momentary lifts of the outside hand given how consistent my instructors have been o...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

That's a nice set of pictures, Dresseur. The first one of you in the blue shirt (third photo) is the best of you I think other than the hand issue. Your chest is open and you look perfectly balanced and riding from your core and in self carriage yourself. The last one is what my horse was doing. Pos...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

A horse can be IFOTV and still be posed with no knowledge of how to take a HH. It has to be alive and adjustable, not just in correct position. The horse may start IFOTV but if he comes off live contact or BTV then you need a way to recover the correct. The art of training is having tools for bottle...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 278
Views: 6690

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

With the improvements to my position, and increased independence of my seat and aids, I can ask for forward, then hh, and not let the horse fall down, because I don't move in my position - which allows me to literally reach forward incrementally over and over (without rounding or softening my shoul...
by Tsavo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Basic Ground Work Suggestions Needed

If you don't want to spend money, you can use the regime a trainer gave me... hind cross-oves front crossovers backing a straight line. I have since added: backing precise circles flexing at the poll flipping the nuchal ligament. Make sure your horse is working into the bridle as much as possible fo...
by Tsavo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How do you introduce spurs?
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: How do you introduce spurs?

Forgot to mention I know a GP trainer, has all her medals, who does not train with spurs. She wears toy spurs in FEI classes.

The rule requiring spurs at FEI while simultaneously allowing toy spurs at FEI is in the running for dumbest rule.
by Tsavo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How do you introduce spurs?
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: How do you introduce spurs?

To the extent that Gal rides legs away pretty much, if you can get through a test without leg, you probably can get through a test without spur. :-) And I will repeat what I noticed and my GP trainer confirmed... she does NOT work on forward with her GP. If he is in the ring working, he is forward. ...
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Movement to institute qualifying to move up at shows

That ride was bullshit and she should have been excused from the ring prior to finishing it FULL STOP. :-)

If that goes on then medals mean very little.
by Tsavo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How do you introduce spurs?
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: How do you introduce spurs?

It is my understanding that spur is used mainly for bend. I use it to lift the rib cage to allow bend when then is needed. After seeing a video with Gal wearing only one spur, it dawned on me that I was only using my right spur so I stopped wearing one on the left for a while. My horse is coming bac...
by Tsavo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: Extended Walk Questions

I think the frame, the neck, the energy all are judged just as important as the overtrack. Also, the relaxation and the transitions in and out of it. I wonder how much latitude any horse has in terms of the frame and neck while they are overstepping 4-5 hoof prints. I think that amount of overstep ...
by Tsavo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extended Walk Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: Extended Walk Questions

not in a show but i like this one https://youtu.be/lCJ9gewfdRk Wow that is really nice! That horse is overstepping at least four hoof prints, maybe five. I bet that horse normally has a large overstride that she pushed out further with training. My horse, not in that class of horse, will come out a...

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