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by Tsavo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

I have been really struggling with the forward first or balance first, and for riot it's BOTH at the SAME TIME. It's not forward versus balance. It is movement versus balance. What to do first. If you are moving, you are doing doing balance within movement. If you come back to halt to regain balanc...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 96
Views: 1490

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I thought of doing an ISO but as soon as someone posted the horse it is no longer a horse who hasn't been advertised! Actually I am just kidding but I suspect the people who post about horses are posting horses that are elsewhere being advertised. I could say ISO a horse who has never been advertise...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

kande50 wrote:
Xanthoria wrote:
Last night about 2/3 of the time he did great and got lots of praise and a click, and a few treats occasionally.


My suggestion is that if you're not going to treat then don't click, because otherwise the click will lose its value.


I treat but don't click. :-)
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 96
Views: 1490

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

And it's not just the price of the horse. If I bought a truly pricey horse I would insure it. And insurance is not cheap. For my last hose, i don't want to worry about a huge loss or having to buy insurance. I am going to find a horse by word of mouth where the owner knows the horse will have a home...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 10
Views: 57

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I haven't used soap on my horse in many many years. He is shiny because he has his natural oils. For the last several years before his retirement, in summer I only hosed him once a month so as to not let his feet get too wet. But I sponged him every day I rode in summer. I sometimes used vetrolin. I...
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

I do have the go ahead to ride lightly, but right now with the heat just not even bothering. It's so bad here in the SE the trainer where I have Gaila (who shows this weekend WD) her DH is a farrier, he left a client passed out from over heating driving and struck a tree and telephone pole. I know ...
by Tsavo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

When you learn to ride putting the neck anywhere and nothing else changes, then it becomes easy to put the neck EXACTLY where it belongs. It makes the right thing seem easy so you ingrain it in your body. This is a RIDER exercise in my opinion.
by Tsavo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

Thanks Amado for that data point. Are the sores on white?

This thread has been very enlightening.

My horse has been clear for a while now. I can only assume it is the power of no prayer whatsoever. :-)
by Tsavo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

All of what Chisamba wrote agrees with my understanding of this. I remembered another thing that instructor (A) had me do... ride serpentines with the neck to the left (or the right). The purpose was to teach me to ride the shoulders/body no matter what the line of travel. I interpret these types of...
by Tsavo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

I had an instructor that had me doing fléchi droit though she never called it that. As I understood it, it was a way to teach the rider how to ride the shoulders. I can clearly remember her saying you should be able to put the neck anywhere and the body should not change one bit. When you can do tha...
by Tsavo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Micklem bridle

Yes it is a drop and not a flash. I found the measurements of the pieces on the page MC posted. I guess I will measure those areas on my horse. I think he is probably going to be in regular range and not the large but if the large will fit I want to buy it.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

Thanks to Chisamba and Rosie for posting the pictures. Very nice.

I am watching radar for a break in the rain to work my horse and the other horse I ride.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Micklem bridle

Wow thanks MC. I will take you up on that kind offer if I can determine a large will fit him. He is a conehead. How do I measure him?
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Micklem bridle
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Micklem bridle

What with the talk of monocrown (I had to look that up), I have been considering buying a Micklem bridle from a friend. I like the look but is it just a built in flash (plus bizarrely a dropped throatlatch)? I don't ride with the flash lately (last several months) in my quest not to jam my horse in ...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

Imperini, glad to hear you were able to improve the stifle issue with targeted work. I just wanted to mention that how you ride can cause or prevent falling out at least on my horse. If I allow him to just trot along and not put him in one piece, he will sometimes fall out. I can prevent falling out...
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

Torso rotated from the abs so that my shoulders mirror hers. Either Mary Wanless or Sally Swift called it the barbershop pole. And it worked. Not perfect but much improved. In SvD's book, Balance in Movement, she talks about needing to do rotation with EVERY bend of the horse. "Every lateral b...
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

"Aged horses with PPID were more likely to have had a history of laminitis than non-diagnosed horses."

https://thehorse.com/115851/ppid-risk-f ... s-studied/
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

Have to read carefully about how this subgroup was selected but I think these are among confirmed cases... "For 44 horses included in the follow-up study, the most commons signs were hirsutism (84%) and laminitis (50%)." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.0093...
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

I wouldn't say I have "feelings" about screening. I would say there either is or is not enough evidence to justify it.
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

Srhorselady, thanks for that info. I will look for that article. I will ask my vet again if my horse should be screened for Cushing on the basis of scratches. That said, when I brought up the concern and asked him about the connection, he did not then volunteer that we should screen my horse for Cus...
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 33
Views: 610

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

Tanks khall. And thanks ryeissa. That is some serious biological mumbo jumbo. Looking at hat specimen, I cannot imagine where they found a margin that was 1.2 cm! There is a reason I didn't go into bio! LOL.
by Tsavo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

How often is laminitis the FIRST indication of Cushings given the long list of signs and symptoms of which that is one?

Are you really saying all horses who get scratches should be screened for Cushings? Would any vet agree with that?
by Tsavo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

Define "often" There are 6 horses in this barn. Three have scratches, my horse (now clear) and two others who are younger. Fifty percent. Is it possible my horse got scratches because he is developing Cushings? Yes. Is it likely given the barn situation? Not really. (Money shot) Should the...
by Tsavo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 33
Views: 610

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

Clean margins but we have to watch him. So relieved! My vet is a superstar getting clean margins on that thing.

I don't understand at least half that report and I missed the vet's call. But pretty sure my horse is in the clear.

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by Tsavo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

How frequent is laminitis the first indication of PPID? I mean don't most horses have some other sign or symptom first?
by Tsavo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Scabby bleedy sores on the back of hind pasterns - winning the war
Replies: 78
Views: 1297

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

Yes but the point is you can't diagnose Cushing's just based on scratches. That is, not all horses with scratches have Cushing's. In fact I suspect only a very small fraction of horses with scratches have Cushings.
by Tsavo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

okay that garish limp is gone and we are back to limping on the LF when going right, the exact thing I retired him for about a year ago. This I can make sound with work.

I lunged him today. I trot him then canter him and then see if the trot improved. It did. Both directions. This is arthritis.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

The air will not compress. The container might change if the material is flexible. I don't know if air-filed panels are flexible. If they are then it will be like a bouncy ball. If not then it will be like a brick.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Ryeissa wrote:
Tsavo wrote:
Ponichiwa wrote:I must be misreading you. Air is very compressible.


I meant under the weight of a rider.

Exactly the problem with air


There is no way it wouldnt feel like a brick to the horse.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Ponichiwa wrote:I must be misreading you. Air is very compressible.


I meant under the weight of a rider.
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

This is not a debate. The only point is to gather data to understand better. I have no dog in this fight because there is no fight. On a boring scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) I put this discussion at an 8 or 9. The panels are designed to distribute the weight over a large area. They may largely do ...
by Tsavo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 389

Re: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)

My horse can pose. If I take the slack out it can look like he is on the bit (to some instructors) but he isn't. Once I realized that I ask instructors to get on. I also like them to check my work.
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 203
Views: 2496

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

Nice report, Dresseur. Dressage, for me, has produced more situations with me thinking I am an idiot than everything else in my life combined. The people who say dressage is straight-forward or obvious sound high. LOL My horse was cleared for work today after his surgery. Yesterday in the pasture he...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Look at the false color picture on this web site. If my saddle allowed that much concentrated pressure I think I would have to get it fitted better or use more padding assuming those differences are not minuscule which they might be and they just blew up the scale for clarity. http://www.sensorprod....
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Ryeissa wrote:
Tsavo wrote:Where is the weight on the horse when standing in the stirrups?

Where is the weight on the horse when riding legs away?

I think the answer to both is all along the panels.


For 1: in ankles
For 2: in seatbones if not careful


I asked where the weight is ON THE HORSE not in the rider.
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Tsavo did not respond to my specific observation that without a saddle one can lift the weight off the horses back completely by closing the thighs. There is a way to lighten the seat that excludes saddle panels or stirrups. I do think you can have all your weight on the thighs with none in the sti...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Apparently reindeer furs pads are best... LOL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20156245
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Okay she is abstracting other articles. She also says... Saddle pressure mats measure the force applied to the horse’s back and the pressure distribution pattern. So some of these articles DID look at pressure distribution (assuming by"distribution" she means in space). Yet she doesn't tal...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Okay here's my opinion on that piece. First it is not the article so I would have to pull that to see the methods section. Second, she is just discussing force in the time domain. She did not discuss force in the spatial domain which was the crux of my exchange with Chisamba. Either her force pad un...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Dr. Hillary Clayton has done studies on this using pressure mats. This article may answer some questions, and then, maybe it will generate more questions. https://equusmagazine.com/riding/posting-easier-horses-30159 Well that was interesting. Have to think about it. Thanks for posting it. No pun in...
by Tsavo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

Where is the weight on the horse when standing in the stirrups?

Where is the weight on the horse when riding legs away?

I think the answer to both is all along the panels.
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 33
Views: 610

Re: Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Chisamba wrote:Jingling that he recovers well. Poor horsey


Thanks Chisamba. Hoping to hear today.
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 33
Views: 610

Re: Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Thanks PF. As I was putting meds into the eye this morning I think I saw some more tissue that looked like tumor. I expect my vet to call today about the path and I am going to mention it. We may need a lot of chemo here.
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

I was thinking about the issue of weight distribution and CH. Here is the thing... I think whether you sit with no weight on thigh or foot, or you are standing in the stirrups, the saddle is distributing your weight over the entire contact area. I think the perception of weight distribution to the ...
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 33
Views: 610

Re: Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

khall wrote:Wow that was involved. I've not seen this particular surgery before. Hope your guy comes through it fine and within margins.


Thanks. I will predict there are no margins and possibly involvement of other structures. That piece of tissue does not even resemble a third eyelid.
by Tsavo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

I was thinking about the issue of weight distribution and CH. Here is the thing... I think whether you sit with no weight on thigh or foot, or you are standing in the stirrups, the saddle is distributing your weight over the entire contact area. I think the perception of weight distribution to the h...
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 653

Re: Musings on leg position

There is an incredible looseness to CH's riding that I greatly admire. Also, I think her skeletal riding is really just staying on with balance alone. khall, I watched your videos from Spain when you posted them then and also that short clip with you and Cedar. When my stirrups were long like that i...
by Tsavo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 389

Re: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)

I have had instructors who worked mostly with the horse and others who focused more on me. I advanced more with the people focused on the horse. I would say this was "guided experimentation" which I am becoming convinced is how people get up the levels. That's because what works for one ri...

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