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by Tsavo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Hovering?

It looks like jogging off contact to me.
by Tsavo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Calm trail horse turned evil bolter on longe

You cannot accept that. Put him in side reins. Pull him off balance. Guide him into the rail. I would start on a smaller circle to have more control. Be ready for this until you can quash it enough such that he doesn't try it. Every second he zoos around or gets loose is another 5 minutes you have t...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Help getting trot lateral work more forward?

Amado, wow that looks like perfect land for horses! Their hearts must leap at the great expanses. Sounds like great footing too. In re laterals and losing impulsion, I remind myself that straightness is not natural. Moving into a bend is hard. They have to get the idea they can do it. Once you convi...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

Wow silk that is the land of draft crosses. I really like the term "Clydie". :-)

Enzo has a nice walk and canter.

Just for my own amazement and not for real, do you know how much it costs to bring a horse from NZ to the US?
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: You can improve the walk.
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: You can improve the walk.

Great score. Good work. When I helped rehab my horse over 10 years ago, his walk improved also. It was always purely 4 beat but became very prowly. In his case, I think we just got him back to his best walk as opposed to improving his natural walk. Canter is his best gait so there probably was a ver...
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

silk wrote:They're a dime a dozen here (NZ). Probably a bit far if you don't even want to look in Canada, though ;)


Lol that made me laugh! How come you have so many down there? Are any doing dressage?
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

It was not a big deal to bring my gelding across the border but i wonder if bringing a mare will involve a much longer quarantine period. My gelding left western Canada and was in NC 22 hours later. If there was a quarantine period, it was measured in minutes to hours. Do you know? I just sent for ...
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

There use to be a couple of breeders of Clyde crosses (TBs, warmblood and saddlebred combinations) with varying degrees of Clyde blood in Ontario. I use to own a couple from one of the breeders but that was 20+ years ago. From what I can see they do still exist but I agree with focusing on the foxh...
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

What I really want is an FEI prospect like Finn from a PMU farm only a mare.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

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

I have been looking at many draft cross sites and I can't say I have even seen one mare that is 1/4-3/4 Clyde. I don't think I will find one despite the fact that I have a 1/4-3/4 Clyde, albeit a gelding. I would hate to fly another horse across the continent but I am coming around to the thought of...
by Tsavo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

Can I just ask a question? Why do people pay for the tests when they are available free on line? i realize I am clueless here.
by Tsavo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

The extra care in the south to dry lot/muzzle can even cost as much as extra feed. I agree with this. Because I am not emotionally able to muzzle, I have paid to send my horse to be dry-lotted (and trained). So while it is true I could have said I sent him off for training, I would not have done so...
by Tsavo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

They planted winter rye so hopefully the horses can eat that most of the winter.
by Tsavo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

I am no expert but I agree the trot looks a touch slow but it may be the video.

I have struggled with telling the difference not between slow and collected but between small and collected. I guessed wrong often.
by Tsavo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I have two greys. IMO melanomas are treatable and I’d take that over a lot of other problems. Most of the time they are slow growing and not the reason for mortality. What about the morbidity? They get the tumors around the mouth and bitting can become an issue. They get them inside and they might ...
by Tsavo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

mld02004 wrote:I think everyone will have their own list, due to past experiences.


WRONG!

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by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I would not buy a Freisian in a box.
I would not buy a Friesian with a fox.
I would not buy a Friesian on a train.
I would not but a Friesian in the rain.
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Given the example of Flynn, it is an enduring mystery why draft crosses do not dominate Olympic dressage! Hey now, he's more QH than draft! 5/8 QH, 3/8 Belgian, according to this article: https://www.dressagetalk.com/single-post/2018/03/12/PMU-Rescue-Horse-Faces-Biggest-Hurdle-On-Quest-To-100th-Gra...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Given the example of Flynn, it is an enduring mystery why draft crosses do not dominate Olympic dressage!
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Likewise with draft crosses. Why we seem to think a pulling breed will be sound in a carrying job is beyond me. You are obviously unaware of Flynn, the PMU baby who made it to GP and got his Mommy her gold on her first two rides at GP. :-) There are draft crosses and then there a draft crosses. The...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 337
Views: 5497

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

Sorry about retirement Tsavo, hope the place is a nice big pasture with friendly companions. Thanks. It was easier this time. The first time I retired him was rough mentally. He is going to stay here and go out with his goats this winter. I will protect his tail as much as possible because he is go...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Again small sellers just do not have the ability to get the word out IMO. Totilas gelding has since sold. There are so many horses for sale here in Georgia. We have Atlanta (big horse area Alpharetta) we have Aiken (I am 3 hours from Aiken) we have Florida (I am 4 hours from Ocala). Wide range of h...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I'm in an area heavy with Lyme and we just treat it and go about our business. In Lyme areas, presumably the horse is being infected constantly. Just because you are treating doesn't mean the horse can't get immediately reinfected. Then those areas also have other tickborne illnesses... babiosis, e...
by Tsavo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Hayburner, every grey will get melanoma if they live long enough. That is my information. Flexion tests are probably nonsense on the fronts. They are definitely nonsense on the hinds. So that doesn't surprise me that a horse who failed flexions went on to be sound. I will ignore results from flexion...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Too technical. Too hard to ride over the back. Why buy difficulty? This sport is frustrating enough thanks. I would be crazy to buy more frustration just for the sake of it.

Just my opinion.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I would not take a Friesian for free! Just to be clear, I am limiting all my categories to horses who "pass" a PPE. Within that group I have horses who I might take at half the price like grey's and horses I still would not take at any price like mismatched fronts or positive Lyme exposure...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Ponichiwa, I am saying I am likely to pay a higher asking price than would seem appropriate otherwise if the horse had one or more of those things. Also I would not bid under the asking price with one or more of those things. In re heart valves, I am just saying latency is a thing and is very hard t...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Maybe the trigger they mention is some tick illness. Someone should look at the demographics wrt Lyme areas.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I think there are enough "mystery" lamenesses out there without a diagnosable cause to suggest they may be mostly tick-borne sequelae.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I was referring to the heart issue. i just wonder because how rare is that?
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

You have to click on the name and the other videos are there. It is really bizarre how that horse is marketed. That might be something a person does who doesn't really want to sell.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

In re discounting... as an example... I would take a grey draft cross mare doing FEI if they otherwise passed a PPE. But I would offer half.
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Fair enough. Do you think there could be any relation between the reason you retired your horse and Lyme sequealae?
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 770

Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

In a horse I buy, I am willing to pay extra for among horses who have decent PPE results: 1. barefoot and able to perform like shod 2. history of soundness in work with proof 3. negative Lyme titer in Lyme-infested areas Horse I like but will discount, sometimes heavily, for the following: 1. grey (...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan it said Canadian sport horse and draft, I don't see draft in there at all. Who the heck knows. I have a buckskin that is Lusitano cross with NO QH. No it doesn't look drafty at all right now. It looks like a nice horse! Honestly, I'm baffled at that low price. My mare is buckskin too and she is...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

I have pulled the trigger. My horse is retired. Although I have a second level horse I can ride whenever I want, I am looking concertedly for my last horse. Glad we are going into winter... possible deals. I like the idea someone posted of asking trainers about horses they know are for sale. That is...
by Tsavo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

That is a very nice horse, khall! She ticks many of my boxes. I would have to get several opinions from several vets about the winging/paddling and long-term soundness. Those are different but I am not sure which she is doing from that video. There is also something funny that I think is due to poor...
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Goldsboro is sort of in the middle of nowhere. That may contribute to the price. Who knows.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

My horse is registered with the Canadian Sport Horse Association. It is not a breed but a performance registry as far as I can tell. That and $1 will get you a coffee at McDonalds (plus tax).
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Also, if she is 16 HH, that handler must be quite tall.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

In my opinion, once again, that mare is very light to be a draft cross. I am not doubting it. I am just saying there are horses advertised that I would have bet money had no draft in them.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

I forgot to add, my present horse had a top shelf canter which was his best gait. Very light on his feet. I will not be happy with a lesser canter after that.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

Thanks for your thoughts, Ponichiwa. Between posting a video of several minutes of trot in the same direction, plus the lateral canter, I would need to bring one or two trainers with me for their opinion about this horse. I do not understand the reason for the extensive trot in one direction video.
by Tsavo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Collected walk

The use of counted walk is to allow purity of walk, one step at a time, as well as for balance. It is very important that the half halts keep the horse upright and open. Yes this is how I ride it. It becomes hyper-pure the more correct it is. Like squeezing each of the four footfalls out of a eyedr...
by Tsavo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Casually looking for my last horse
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Casually looking for my last horse

Wow thanks for the links, khall! That 3 yo mare is super (love the comment about the feet!). I am not familiar with 3 yos... is that a lateral canter and is that normal for being on the lunge at that age? Will it sort out as she is trained? I think I am too old to buy a 3 yo. I am going to be 59 in ...
by Tsavo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 107
Views: 9718

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Nice photos. That one trotting left is especially nice... lots of pyramid elements demonstrated.
by Tsavo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Hi Bip. Can I ask what you are rehabbing from Lyme? Lyme is associated with intermittent moving lamenesses as far as I know. If they are cured with antibiotics the lamenesses disappear. My horse had Lyme and I really had nothing to rehab. I realize all cases are different.
by Tsavo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Xan, that was Bip's quote, not mine though I agree. :-)
by Tsavo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 132
Views: 1723

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Just to round this off, eventually Loony Tunes Seller asked me if I would lease the horses off her, break them for her, then return them so she could use them in her Christian Missionary. I kid you not. :shock: Since then I have been looking for a jumper and discovering that I am gonna be out $35k ...
by Tsavo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 337
Views: 5497

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

Thanks Rye and SF. SF, wow did your life flash before your eyes with that kick?? What a scare. I can say my life flashed when I thought my horse was is serious trouble. I hope everything stays fine. SF, can I ask you about Tesla? So she was 16.2 HH at two if I recall correctly. How big do you think ...

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