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by Imperini
Thu May 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Much of my focus is still on my leg being meaningful as P is perfectly happy to just pretend she didn't notice my leg. I'm getting better at making sure that if my leg goes on then something happens and even if it's not the answer I was looking for something does have to happen. Since I've started a...
by Imperini
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Sounds like you had a productive lesson Dresseur, though I'm nowhere near the rider you are I can certainly relate to finding something that feels fantastic and then wondering just exactly what it was I did and how I get there again. Hope Yonka starts feeling better Tuddy! My lesson yesterday was mo...
by Imperini
Thu May 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 31
Views: 569

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

So I have found one weakness to the app (other than forgetting to turn it off), I think that when you are on an uneven surface it doesn't always pick up the direction that you are traveling correctly. When I ride out in the grass ring, which has a slight slant to it, it seems to think I'm going lef...
by Imperini
Mon May 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Hot4Spots she's only actually around 1/4 Appy on her dam's side with the "famous" one there being Bright Eyes Brother who doesn't look like much of a dressage horse to me :lol: I think her dam might have crossed better with a lighter built horse if they were going for sporty which I would ...
by Imperini
Mon May 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Imperini - Nice pic. I was going to ask - is she bay or dun? Looks like bay roan with a blanket that has roaned out a bit, like my old event horse, Thunderblazer, or is she a true leopard? She's registered dun but I suspect she's actually buckskin, can't actually tell if she has a dorsal stripe or ...
by Imperini
Mon May 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Aw I'm a little sad I don't get to see Kiwi first every time I open the last page of the thread. Everyone is looking fantastic! Sorry to hear about the latest news for your boy Hot4Spots, that's so tough but sounds to me like he's really lucky to have you as his person. Pal is funny about new things...
by Imperini
Tue May 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 31
Views: 569

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I found the navigation through the app a little weird at first but I think I'm getting the hang of it now.. of course I'm probably missing whole screens or some other interesting thing :lol: If you go to an individual training there should be a Details button that will get you to the section that gi...
by Imperini
Tue May 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

Interesting, I have one of these but didn't know horses might too although I suppose it makes sense that they could.
by Imperini
Mon May 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 31
Views: 569

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I was looking at the meters per minute and comparing it with another site that showed a typical range for each gait. According to that we are waaay off but I'm not so sure because I rode with the app on for our play day yesterday and we were trotting and cantering at what I would consider a pretty g...
by Imperini
Sun May 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 144
Views: 2647

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

My goals/continued goals are: 1. Lose 10 lbs. The final goal is 20 lbs but as I mentioned in the last thread I have a tendency to get obsessive to the point of being unhealthy if I'm not careful so I'm giving myself very reasonable goals and to make sure I stay healthy throughout the process. 2. Con...
by Imperini
Sun May 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 31
Views: 569

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I was able to try it out yesterday. It says Pal and I are still too slow.. Here I thought we were doing good lately :lol: Really neat though, I'm excited to use it again today. I just strapped it to my arm and it felt weird at first but I didn't notice it when I got going.
by Imperini
Fri May 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?
Replies: 31
Views: 569

Re: Equilab -- anyone else using this app?

I saw another thing a while back that actually attaches to the girth and measures how high the horse is picking up their feet, and a bunch of other info. Looked really cool, but was very expensive. Anyhow I got this on my android to try out now I have to figure out how I'm going to attach my phone t...
by Imperini
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 9749

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

The good news is that I lost 7 lbs since March 1. The rest of my goals are also on track. I am on the “slow track” to be sure, but at least I’m on a track! Yay, good job! Sometimes slow is better, and as long as it's going down and that's what you're after then that's something to be happy about. I...
by Imperini
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 9749

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

Lovely picture Dresseur! StraightForward sorry to hear about the continuing trouble with Pickle, hope you can get to the bottom of what ever might be bothering her. DJR glad to hear that Panache returned to his normal self. Did you have him boarded out as well? Do you think it has anything to do wit...
by Imperini
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Obsession
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Another Obsession

Oh goodness, I must admit I'm quite jealous. Growing up in Michigan a big part of spring with my family was going morel hunting but when I moved to Ontario I stopped because I don't really know any spots to go so I haven't had fresh morels in years. Of course we're covered in snow right now so even ...
by Imperini
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 9749

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

Hope you made it through the ice storm without too much trouble DJR, it was certainly not nice here. I must agree Finn does look awesome! Dresseur as always your reports are very interesting and bring up good things to think about and/or work on. Hope that you get whatever might be bothering Deneb s...
by Imperini
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 9749

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

Hot4Spots I hope your boy feels better soon! Looks like Ocean was enjoying herself there despite needing a bit of help. It always amazes me how big Great Danes really are. We've had more snow here :( I'm afraid it's not going to do much melting in the next few days either. Certainly ready for less s...
by Imperini
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 9749

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

Pool noodles look fun cb06! Broken wrist not so much. I hope you heal well and quickly heddylamar. All our snow and ice melted and I was able to ride outside for the past two weeks but my luck has run out as we are snowy again. Not nearly as snowy as Chisamba (yikes!) and it isn't icy now so outside...
by Imperini
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New flying change thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1374

Re: New flying change thread

My horse came with [thankfully mostly clean] "hunter auto changes" but I took them out of the equation for a while to establish a counter canter. Now we have a pretty decent counter canter and hit and miss changes. :lol: I'm sure having had them before they'll be easy to re-establish when ...
by Imperini
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: The Ritter Dressage Training Stuff

You should be able to either leave the group on FB or if you click on the three dots in the corner of a post from the group and then select "Unfollow <group name>" that will keep you in the group so you can go there and look on your own time but it won't clog up your feed. You may have to ...
by Imperini
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 27
Views: 2912

Re: Anna Banana

That's really quite a change! Awesome!
by Imperini
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8874

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

New strategy for adding energy to our rides: Step 1: Warm up with Pal's favorite pasture buddy in the arena with us Step 2: Have said buddy leave the arena Step 3: Canter immediately Step 4: Enjoy having a lot of power to work with :lol: This happened today and she actually surprised me with the pow...
by Imperini
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: cheap but decent video camera
Replies: 46
Views: 1733

Re: cheap but decent video camera

My husband bought me one of those tripods and remotes but couldn't get the remote to record video, it would only take pics so if anyone else is going to try that make sure that the remote is one that will work for the video too. Though I suppose it's not too big of a deal for the price if you're in ...
by Imperini
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 1824

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Jingles for Lewyn!
by Imperini
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8874

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Good to see so many lovely horses! Amazing how much Laddie has changed over the last couple of months coming back into work Mountaineer, and neat to have the photographic evidence too. Sooo ready for spring.. When I got to the barn last night it was +2C and raining and when I left it was -3C and sno...
by Imperini
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 8874

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Apparently we're going to get some reasonable weather starting tomorrow. Not sure what everyone else who has been dealing with this cold weather's forecast is looking like but I hope for everyone's sake it's looking warmer too. With it being just past the holidays and in the -20C range we haven't be...
by Imperini
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11628

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Great picture Rosie, both of you look lovely! Your recent work is definitely paying off. Hard to believe the month is coming to an end. The forecast says it's going to get bitterly cold here in the next week so I will have to start putting on 10 layers to go to the barn. I didn't clip this year and ...
by Imperini
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Betta fish - mine is trying to die - UPDATE RIP #gtff
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Re: Betta fish - mine is trying to die

I had gotten a Betta fish once and bought it a fancy tank with a filter and all sorts of bells and whistles and I found that the filter I guess was too powerful for him so if I left it on he would start going downhill and if I turned it off then he would perk up. It sounds like you may have had him ...
by Imperini
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2121

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing his story and the lovely pictures, he certainly was a lucky boy to have landed with you after his rough beginnings.
by Imperini
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Arapawa sheep
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Arapawa sheep

So much cute in just a few pictures! My barn owner recently got some sheep they are just keeping for pets/wool, I don't think they intend to breed at all. They started with one Finnsheep and one Gotland then I went away on vacation and when I came back they had multiplied and there are now four! :lo...
by Imperini
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11628

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Good job Flight, I thought your test looked quite nice and with that wind, weather, and anxious separated horses that's no easy feat. Ponichiwa I hear you on the weight loss thing, it's especially tough this time of the year. I keep reminding myself that even if it doesn't happen *right now* that do...
by Imperini
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

Re: Positional challenges and projects

Thanks much piedmontfields I suspect I'll have issues getting my legs out away from the horse but I'll give it a try for sure.
by Imperini
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 11628

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Okay, back from vacation and ready to join in! Since P has had two weeks off and the weather went cold while I was away I'm going to take my time getting her back into regular work over the next couple of weeks. Since the freezing weather also means we have to move into a very small indoor which nee...
by Imperini
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Positional challenges and projects
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

Re: Positional challenges and projects

But on the position subject, I did a bit of inward leg circles at canter (which really releases my hips) and got some super mediums. Sorry if I've missed this and it's already out here somewhere but can you describe what you mean by inward leg circles? My hips are very tight so would be interested ...
by Imperini
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What KLM does with left behind items
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: What KLM does with left behind items

It was a PR stunt but a super duper cute one :D
by Imperini
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 42225

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

So many lovely pictures again! Sadly I can't seem to see the new Odie pictures. I was able to view Odie’s pics on my touch screen by touching and holding the little box that says “image” and then a little menu comes up, and then i selected “open image”. Aha, there's his lovely spotted self! I thoug...
by Imperini
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 42225

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

So many lovely pictures again! Sadly I can't seem to see the new Odie pictures. So nice that you've found a good fit that works for both you and your horse demi. It's such a good feeling after having a great lesson. Always enjoy reading about your progress Dresseur and even though you're miles ahead...
by Imperini
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 42225

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Hooray for those of you with good soundness/rehabbing news and hope your boy's knees heal quickly and easily Hot4Spots. Lovely pics everyone, it's so fun seeing everyone! Looking forward to hearing your clinic report DJR :D I've been extremely pleased with pretty much all of my recent rides and I th...
by Imperini
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: DHH - A commentary on the sport? or No?
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: DHH - A commentary on the sport? or No?

So funny I was just mentioning this to my husband yesterday not that he really cares, but I thought it was interesting too how many there are now. I'd guess people realized they can market them as dressage horses. I've only ridden one and she was nice and sort of auto-fancy but not very comfortable ...
by Imperini
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 42225

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

If your horse gets there but only after a time then that is a training issue. Your horse has trained you. Do you have access to a trainer? A trainer could fix this in one ride. If you put your horse with a trainer for a few weeks of full training, your horse would come out forward as the default. T...
by Imperini
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 2056

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

Congrats! He has grown into a lovely lovely horse!
by Imperini
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 42225

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

How frustrating Dresseur, sorry for the setback. Looking forward to hearing about your lesson Rosie B :) Pickle is looking great StraightForward! She's a very pretty girl. Recently the weather or something has had me feeling wonky and it's affecting my riding. I am just frustrated with everything an...
by Imperini
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.
Replies: 29
Views: 3065

Re: Another sad farewell to our gentle giant, Ben.

I'm so sorry, he sounds like such a wonderful boy who had a wonderful life.
by Imperini
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 41576

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Wow this summer went too fast. Pretty soon we're going to have to move inside for my after work rides :( It sometimes feels like there was progress and other times not so much. I know most of our problems are my fault, even her laziness which really is our biggest hurdle, so that makes it more frust...
by Imperini
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

I'm so sorry for your loss
by Imperini
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 4529

Re: Breakfast

A banana and a cup of coffee. Also a hand full of almonds an hour or two later. If I'm feeling adventurous (or just out of bananas) I might have an avocado or some oatmeal, no almonds later if I do that. Pretty boring I guess but it works for me.
by Imperini
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 41576

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Sounds like Emma is really developing trust in you demi which I'm sure is a wonderful feeling! Glad Annabelle is feeling better and back to work too StraightForward. I think I'm making more progress but I need to get some video or pictures .. sometimes things don't look the way they feel. It seems l...
by Imperini
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Half-chaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Half-chaps

I use the Ariat Classic half chap, I really like them and so as a creature of habit I stick with them. I think they might last forever.. I've had a couple of other pairs, the first pair I lost when I stopped riding for a few years and the second pair are still fine they're just too big for me now si...
by Imperini
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.
Replies: 28
Views: 3490

Re: Jeremy Steinberg Clinic in NJ - Sept.

Oh dear, things certainly didn't fall into place on this one. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery Chisamba.
by Imperini
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 41576

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Thanks for the comments and suggestions everyone, much appreciated and gives me plenty to work on! Shortly after I was able to lengthen my stirrups last I decided I needed to work on getting my leg under me and in an effort to force it I put the larger thigh blocks that came with my saddle back on. ...

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