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by Imperini
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Obligatory blanketing post
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: Obligatory blanketing post

I blanketed in Ontario and didn't clip. Her blankets were heavy and layered and she never got too hot under the blankets. We also worked regularly but not heavily throughout the winter and I would groom in sections with the blanket still on before work and a cooler on after work. If I would have had...
by Imperini
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?
Replies: 44
Views: 834

Re: The *Perfect* Dressage Horse (Physically). Your Examples?

I've known two Sir Gregory offspring and I really liked both of them as far as personality looks and movement. I didn't ride them so I don't know how they felt but they sure were nice to watch and easy in the barn.
by Imperini
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 241

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

You can keep all that snow and cold though ;)
by Imperini
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 236
Views: 4412

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

Aw StraightForward that stinks but at least you know what's going on and have a good prognosis. I am.. frustrated. Some days I feel like we are making good progress and other days I feel like we couldn't even make it through a decent training level test. Her new trick is balking behavior where I put...
by Imperini
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I said YES!
Replies: 28
Views: 360

Re: I said YES!

Congratulations! Much happiness to both of you!
by Imperini
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 439

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

So sorry :(
by Imperini
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 236
Views: 4412

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

Sounds like a neat experience Flight, can't wait to hear about the working equitation class. Wow Chisamba, indeed what a nice problem to have! Like SF I can't speak to Texas but I've found with my move to a warmer climate my wardrobe is approximately 75% winter clothes and 25% summer clothes but it ...
by Imperini
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 923

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

I wonder though if riding a horse in who still has their natural coat would be quite the same as exercising in our heavy clothes since when I start out my horse is quite fluffy and when I finish she's no longer as fluffy, she changed her clothes. That being said I try not to work her hard enough to ...
by Imperini
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 236
Views: 4412

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

Sorry to hear about Annabelle SF, hope the additional stall rest will do its thing and help her heal up so you can get back to work with her. Lovely fuzzy pics Mountaineer, Laddie is looking really good. I don't have anything helpful to add Flight but thanks for sharing your videos. I think you and ...
by Imperini
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 236
Views: 4412

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

Hoping to be able to join in on this one but Pal is having some trouble adjusting to the dryness and dust here so we've been taking it easy. I'm also unfortunately wondering if I need to do some saddle shopping. I feel like I'm jabbing my seat bones into the saddle all the time no matter what I do t...
by Imperini
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Safe Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Safe Sport

I was concerned about the same thing Kelo because I'm not sure if I'll compete next year or not so I went to see if there was any info. This is from the USEF website: "A 30 day grace period to complete the SafeSport training will be provided to all members who renew or join on or after December...
by Imperini
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10127

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

Oh man Rosie, 4 in the morning, you are dedicated. I was thinking that may be in my future come summer for weather avoidance purposes but I'm not sure how likely it is to actually happen. Congrats Chisamba, nice scores and what a lovely picture too! Too bad about the spooks Flight but still, PSG! Ho...
by Imperini
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 38
Views: 1098

Re: Lesson rant

Ugh how frustrating, I guess it goes to show that "you get what you pay for" isn't always true.
by Imperini
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2013?
Replies: 162
Views: 12930

Re: Class of 2013?

Haha he's still super handsome even with his mud accents
by Imperini
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 120
Views: 2711

Re: Accountability

Well, now that I have my horse back and I've gained 10 lbs during and after the move (eep!) I guess I better get my act in gear. Somewhere in there I stopped doing the physiotherapy exercises that had helped me so much so I'm feeling really stiff and I've been eating terribly as evidenced by my weig...
by Imperini
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics
Replies: 27
Views: 542

Re: Musings on Hobby Horse, stall cleaning and seemingly irrelevant topics

(And on the hot and cold thing, whrn my husband installed our new kitchen tap, which has a lever, he installed it "backwards" because he thought it would be easier for my left handed self to not end up with wet sleeves every time I turned it on. Of course it means the hot and cold are now...
by Imperini
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Regaining confidence
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Regaining confidence

When I came back to riding after a six year break with a short summer riding stint in the middle I started with part boarding a horse. Long story short the horse I started with dumped me pretty hard over some back to back spooks at nothing and completely wrecked my confidence. She was not a bad hors...
by Imperini
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 558

She's here!

Thanks everyone she made it here about 4:30 this afternoon, a little worried but in good condition. She was happily munching hay when I left the barn, but now I'm suspect I'm going to wake up as soon as the sun starts to come up in the morning and want to go to the barn and then again after I finish...
by Imperini
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: She's on the Way!

She's not here yet :(

No issues along the way just a long way. She's supposed to be here today so I'll post an update later.
by Imperini
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Am I going to even find a 1/4-3/4 Clyde cross mare to try?
Replies: 27
Views: 468

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 Imperini
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is what has kept me going. Pony video
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: This is what has kept me going. Pony video

Great to see him, such a handsome boy!
by Imperini
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: She's on the Way!

Well so far just a set of 4 new boots, a girth, and some supplements but there's certainly a possibility for more!
by Imperini
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She's on the Way!
Replies: 20
Views: 558

She's on the Way!

My spotty girl is finally on her way from Ontario to Nevada.. eep! Needless to say I'm going to be an anxious mess for the next several days but also so so happy she's finally on her way to be with me. I'm already buying her things to ease my anxiety, hopefully I'll still be able to afford her by th...
by Imperini
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

Congrats, lovely pics and lovely pair. Thanks for sharing!
by Imperini
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: OMG! It's a pony

My horse always stares at oddly colored horses which is funny because I'm sure most of you have seen her. It was great when they put up mirrors on the long side of the indoor :lol: I don't think she's actually scared I think she's curious/nosy.
by Imperini
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?
Replies: 37
Views: 1251

Re: A spin off: Mare, Gelding or doesn't matter for you?

I can get along with either but then I think I've only met one horse in the history of ever that I truly didn't like and he was a stallion. One of my favorite horses of the past was a stallion, so my dislike of the other horse wasn't specifically gender related though I think he would have probably ...
by Imperini
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10127

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

Lovely pic Chisamba, looking really good! As for me, I won't really be joining in for this thread because I uh.. moved.. to Las Vegas. Like some sort of crazy person. :lol: Pal is with my coach until the weather gets more reasonable for her to adjust to down here and then she'll come too so perhaps ...
by Imperini
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 10127

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

Good luck Rosie, you and Bliss and been showing some good work lately so I'm sure you're excited to be able to go to a show and really show it off. Ponichiwa I just love Queso, he's handsome and so far sounds like a really fun smart guy too. As for me, I won't really be joining in for this thread be...
by Imperini
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hinneman article
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Hinneman article

I thought the article was very good/interesting. I find the tail thing super interesting. Was there implication about the thickness of the dock or just the amount of hair? or are those two things interrelated and I've just never put that together before? I thought it was regarding the thickness of ...
by Imperini
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 13174

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Well in typical horse/life fashion now that we've moved to my coach's barn there's something not quite right with the lovely miss Pal. No obvious lameness but she's having the "stepped in a hole" sort of stifle slip. Vets out tomorrow for teeth, so maybe will be back quickly for a lameness...
by Imperini
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 13174

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Sorry for your loss CB. Puppy is super cute, and I just love your horse. Pal is all moved to the new barn, it's a gorgeous facility but I'm totally over the long drive already! She's settled in nicely which is a relief although she whinnies and trots to the gate when she sees me so I think she's sti...
by Imperini
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

Glad to hear Ariel is okay, the heat and humidity was really awful here for about a week too. I had to move Pal during that crap and I was really worried about it but she's adjusted quite well. Yesterday was such a relief, the temps and humidity were both low/comfortable.
by Imperini
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 13174

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

My next couple of months are going to be a bit crazy I think, lots of things going on, I'll share more once the plans are solidified. Moving barns this afternoon so getting to the barn will be twice the drive as it has been and the reason why I didn't choose to go to my coach's barn in the first pla...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 19468

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

I'm lucky that P mostly finds spooks to require too much effort. She can sometimes be looky but typically no gigantic shenanigans. We had an entire sheet of ice and snow fall off the indoor right next to us (with windows so it could be seen too) one winter lesson and she just cantered extra fast dow...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Happy anniversary to me and Miss A.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Happy anniversary to me and Miss A.

It's so wonderful to find a horse that you can get along with and trust and it certainly sounds like she's happier having you as her person, happy anniversary!
by Imperini
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Planning Rides
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Planning Rides

Absolutely I think everything will become more clear when I'm riding with my coach regularly. I'm realizing that while I can stagnate at training/1st level okay myself with sporadic lessons that I'm going to need to be more serious about getting help if I ever want to go further. I'm sure the perspe...
by Imperini
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2750

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

Interesting that your total work time got shorter, at least the first two times. I guess after lunging you're able to go straight to work, get the quality of work you're looking for, and so are happy to finish up? When I was doing the lunging I still had to get my hips and back with the program afte...
by Imperini
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 19468

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

Hot4Spots I think it's a great that you're seeking another opinion and as mentioned medical professionals should be okay with that because their concern should be for your horse's welfare. Since it is the suggestion of your new farrier who wants to make changes I think StraightForward has a good app...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2750

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

She still seems happy to see me when I show up and I think that's important too. It may however, mean little as far as how she feels about her work, as I know a lot of horses whose owners work them very hard and over the years have damaged them severely, but their horses still seem happy to see the...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2750

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

She seems happier with this arrangement than she did when I previously tapped frequently. So your vote is for infrequent whacks rather than more frequent tap, tap, taps? Yes. I don't think a *frequent* tap tap tap is beneficial for my horse or me in any situation. Now your original question assumed...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Planning Rides
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Planning Rides

This whole experience with my physiotherapy has gotten me thinking about a lot of different things related to my riding and one in particular is how I plan my rides which at the moment I think is not particularly well. With my program for my hips it started out very basic, mostly I think it was just...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 19468

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

I think there is good possibility that after the PT and exercise program, I’ll feel much more solid in the saddle than I have for several years. Firstly I hope you continue to feel better and better, it's no fun being in pain. I just wanted to comment on this bit because holy cow I am experiencing ...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2750

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

If I was my horse then I'd probably rather just hang out in my paddock with my buddies eating hay all the time. Maybe some grooming once in a while and treats. However my horse has to work 4 - 5 days a week for maybe an hour, often less, and is usually at least 20 minutes of walking and maybe 20 min...
by Imperini
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 19468

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

Mountaineer how frightening, I hope the people responsible are punished to the point that they make better decisions in the future. I like the format of this thread but I read it with the expectation of it being what it is. Individual threads might get overlooked because there would be so many and t...
by Imperini
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 80
Views: 2750

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work

I certainly have much the same struggle as Rosie with my girl. Sometimes I feel like I give her the excuse of being a heavier built horse but then I see these drafty types who are even heavier than she is cruising along just fine and that excuse goes out the window. This is a horse that's always try...
by Imperini
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: Xeriscape update for anyone who remembers when it started...

It's gorgeous, you should be very proud of it!
by Imperini
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 7202

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

I keep seeing palominos everywhere now! haha Most of them are either not suitable for what you're looking for and/or in Ontario which I suspect is probably a bit far for you. I did see this girl, not sure if she's quite what you're looking for and she's at the top of the price range but she's pretty...
by Imperini
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 19468

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

Really nice pic of Kimba! Sue B glad that Tio (and you I'm sure) is enjoying the new saddle. I remember when I first got my dressage saddle for Pal which I had a saddle fitter come out and adjust for her how nice it was for both of us. Couple of funny things happened recently. The barn I'm at has a ...
by Imperini
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

I think some of my issues with Pal stem from starting out trying to be cozy pal which encouraged her energy efficient tendencies. Now I've moved on to coworker who delivers a lot of treats and she's like but can't we go back to being pals? She's a mare, half Appy and lazy so I think she tries to man...

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