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by Tsavo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1286

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 10
Views: 224

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 10
Views: 224

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: 10
Views: 224

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: 10
Views: 224

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 179

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: 179

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: 179

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: 91
Views: 1286

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: 265

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: 82

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: 1134

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: 1134

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: 1134

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: 1134

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: 4
Views: 117

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: 4
Views: 117

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: 31
Views: 376

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: 44
Views: 678

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: 1134

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: 31
Views: 376

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: 31
Views: 376

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: 1134

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: 510

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 ...
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 122
Views: 2192

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Ponichiwa wrote:
Tsavo wrote:
Ponichiwa wrote:Me, ahem yrs old, who even knows what level I am:


You are FEI. You took a fourth level horse and brought him up to GP.


2nd when I got him, but that was ~10 yrs ago.


Ah sorry about that. I didn't remember correctly there.
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Side Reins!
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Side Reins!

People who know what they are doing use properly adjusted side reins for lunging.

The neck stretcher looks whack.
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 122
Views: 2192

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Ponichiwa wrote:Me, ahem yrs old, who even knows what level I am:


You are FEI. You took a fourth level horse and brought him up to GP.
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

khall, thanks for researching that and posting it. Saved me some time.

This immigration thing is a distraction from Trump's malign agenda. But as distractions go, it is a genius-level dog whistle to his racist base.
by Tsavo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1134

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

khall, those first two photos are showing both you and Cedar riding with an extreme upward broken line. Did you notice that?

In the third one, was Rip motorcycling? It looks like you are leaning to stay with him.
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

By the way, polling shows that most like 90% or so of Republicans support Trump. That's why you can't use the label if you oppose Trump.
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

Given Trump, there is no honest position anywhere on the Republican spectrum. At this point, people who still claim to be any type of Republican are part of the problem and are at least complicitous. Rational people can't use the label any more. Not all Republicans are racist but most racists are Re...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1134

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Post of the month from exvet. Just super. Very clear. I liked the part about confronting the rearing. The horse I ride sometimes bucks if asked to canter. He has never gotten me off but it was escalating and i would come off eventually if that continued. My glasses fly far during these episodes. Par...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1134

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

In my opinion, the shorter the rein the easier it is to quash any backward hand. The more you force yourself to ride with the correct shorter rein, the more you learn to automatically give forward in small and big ways which horses really dig. Also, the shorter the rein, the more ability you have to...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 43
Views: 535

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

With all due respect, then how will you ever learn about or have an opportunity to ponder others' points of view? If you all talk and agree with one another, how can there be debate or discussion? Why do I need to "learn" about other points of view from highly opinionated people who often...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 1134

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

The problem comes in, at least for me, that when you ride with a forward short rein, you are not going to get that elbow way back at hip with that 45degree angle that so many classicists want. You can get it, but only after the horse really engages behind and comes up in front. While at the lower l...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

6. Pence either is or is not a total dick. He is based on his record in Indiana of exacerbating the HIV crisis by dragging his feet on needle exchanges, being a Christian supremacist dominionist, and being a "super-genius" creationist, inter alia.
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Fact versus opinion... can we tell the difference? 1. FWS either did or not change the rule about allowing trophy hunting victims into the country. They did. Lettered people confidently predict this will increase US trophy hunters killing animals in Africa. Their field, they get to weigh in. 2. Chan...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 122
Views: 2192

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

My goal is to get my final horse. Given this thread covers only 2 months, I put the chance of meeting my goal at about 5%. Another boarder has two horses older than my horse and will retire them at some point. She will get a third horse but wants to keep all the horses at this barn. We will be runni...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

Angfreda wrote:
Tsavo wrote:
kande50 wrote:


That's what creationists say and they are 1,000 percent wrong also.

Next.


Tsavo, can you fix that post? I did not write that, and I prefer no one think I did.
Thanks


Oh gosh 1,000 apologies, Angfreda!
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

People are entitled to their own opinions. They are not entitled to their own facts.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

kande50 wrote:Problem is that we have no way to know which "facts" are true, partly true, or false, so believe based upon our beliefs.


That's what creationists say and they are 1,000 percent wrong also.

Next.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 31
Views: 376

Ignorance and getting rolled

Given how working class Republicans can be played or just know they are voting against their own interests, and given how the electoral college, gerrymandering, vote changing, etc. are effective at keeping a Party of only ~25% of the public in power, it is possible that the US is in danger of succum...

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