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by Abby Kogler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

I saw a video of him and I thought there are few with better balance on a horse. Some as good but few better. I am only very generally familiar with his system. I don't think it is walk-halt-walk-halt-P&P like Racinet/BSM but I wonder how far students get in system that may require PK's exquisi...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added
Replies: 72
Views: 1091

Re: Musings on horse type and lateral work - video added

Tsavo. As people become more informed, their practices can/will change as a result of their experiences and information. Some people like to continue to study and be open to things that may work better or approach a problem differently. If the worlds knowledge were based on your standard, one that I...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Quality of Life ?

I have too much experience on this topic. Horses do not fear death. Horses are their bodies. I mean, they just are, and they just are, in their bodies. I think that a horse that lives in chronic pain or distress of some kind is not a good state for them to be in. They may seem 'happy' but that might...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Yes, that is correct re the standards thing. I cant blame them. It is important to them that people who are going to represent the system do so correctly. The people I know who dropped out had trouble with the location (one in Houston, one in NM I think) and yes, its hard to commit to the four days ...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Thanks all! If I had to distill the difference between 'regular' dressage and this approach (French Classical) it would be thus: the French principle is Balance Before Movement and the German/Other principle is From movement Comes Balance. After a lifetime (and I do mean lifetime; I got my first hor...
by Abby Kogler
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

I scribe periodically and I do hear most judges giving lower scores for horses BTV, for stretchy circles where the nose goes down and in rather than out, for curled necks and tight backs...so they are out there.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Update/Chisamba thread

I have been reading but not posting much, other voices speak eloquently so I just 'like' and go on. But Chisambas thread, and an extra hour this morning, motivate me to update a bit. I still have such issues with my foot, with recurring infections and another surgery for August. I got a diagnosis of...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

I don't think you are grumpy and I have the same feelings of disappointment. I think that there is a t least discussion regarding these issues and perhaps if people/judges/competitors/officials continue to speak up things may change. I think it is up to us, the hoi polloi, to keep poking the sacred ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: You know that good news? Well it isn't happening

BLEAH!!!! So sorry to read this.

Just sorry, what a (literal) pain and disappointment.
by Abby Kogler
Sun May 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Anyone with experience fusing hocks?

If he does everything ok with out you up, but struggles when you are up, it could be back or SI as well.
by Abby Kogler
Sat May 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My horse choked
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: My horse choked

I am very glad he is ok. Im sure it was scary like hell!

But the hose is a bad idea as aspiration is very real.

I also suspect maybe the teeth float changed his bite just enough to do this...but I too would be careful.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rambling on about nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Rambling on about nothing

I think you sound quite normal >;->
by Abby Kogler
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 706

Re: Notes from Jeremey Steinberg Clinic - April 2018

Thank you PF for these great notes.
by Abby Kogler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 2277

Re: HANDS - (was various training topics)

Thank you MC!
by Abby Kogler
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: HANDS - (was various training topics)
Replies: 97
Views: 2277

Re: Various Training Topics

You may be right that they are doing DAs/HHs nearly constantly but there are certain schools of riding who claim that the higher you go in training, the more the horse is in self carriage and therefore DA/HH is not needed. Of course you never see these people doing much but walk/halt. PK defines hi...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 44
Views: 979

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I give it separately, just in my hand, with a small amount of grain (Carboraider Complete or Triple Crown Sr) and he eats it out of my hand. Its never been any issue. I don't want to put it in his bucket of supps, this way I know he actually eats it.
by Abby Kogler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get some spring in your step - March/April Goals & Progress
Replies: 292
Views: 11118

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

I think last time I posted I was trying to get leg yield. Well the baby brontosaurus decided sideways is EVERYTHING and he's a noodly mess. Last lesson after we started some shoulder fore quite successfully for the first time, trainer got on and declared "no more lateral stuff!" until he'...
by Abby Kogler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

I don't often post but I read every day and love it here. Thanks to all of you. Sue, I have that tshirt and it is very wearing. There was a lot of comfort to me in just knowing that I was doing the right thing all around. It kept me going when I was just beat and now that those days are past I am so...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

It would never have occurred to me that Teff could be a human food >;->
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Super blue blood moon eclipse Jan 31st
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Super blue blood moon eclipse Jan 31st

It has been crazy bright for the last ten days or so..I will be up tomorrow to see it >;->
by Abby Kogler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Strategies for lateral work
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: Strategies for lateral work

Interesting thread, thanks. Although I tend to get big clunky WBs, since I am so tall and there are so many broken down big clunky WBs >;-> I still find that lateral work at the walk improves everything...since most of the ones I get have been dressaged to death, are behind the vertical, heavy on th...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 1418

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

I make sure I have an opening hip and make sure I"m not blocking my horse. This is really important. Every one of us has a heavier seatbone, and hip/thigh/lower back what have you stiffer/tighter that the other side. This will always be reflected in the horse by 'difficulty' going/doing one th...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

[quote=" then i suggest that you refrain from wording your posts as if side reins are the cause of all badness. Yes, it is just damned silly to do so I happen to like reading your posts and find a lot of good information in them, but the silliness of certain phrases really gets me riled. ( i am...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

They also get a flake of Teff. . I have not seen Teff since i left Africa. You can get it in the USA? Yes, it is popular and readily available, at least here in Cal. Cushings horses, PSSM horses, WBs do well on it. My guys don't really like it as I get a beautiful timothy/orchard mix out of Colorad...
by Abby Kogler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

I do not think that side reins are the root of all evil, how silly. I do think they contribute mightily to the breakdown of many sport horses. I think they are overused, and misused, and misunderstood. I do not apologize for that. The SRS horses live outside in herds on the countryside until they ar...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

I put them on a pent series when they first come in to the barn. After that, things I might watch for are -is it harder for them to get up and down when they roll? ? Since I do my own trimming, it is harder for them to flex a hind to put on the hoof stand? Are they starting to not track up as well?...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

I put them on a pent series when they first come in to the barn. After that, things I might watch for are -is it harder for them to get up and down when they roll? ? Since I do my own trimming, it is harder for them to flex a hind to put on the hoof stand? Are they starting to not track up as well? ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone in NC or TX?
Replies: 30
Views: 1679

Re: Anyone in NC or TX?

I loved living in Summerfield/Greensboro NC. Easy winters, better summers than Raleigh. Southern Pines is great with sandy year round natural footing. I also like Advance and Mocksville. I have dear friends in Granbury TX, Austin, and Houston. Really terrible summers. I would never have horses there...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Your joint care and management approach: When and Why?

Also a subject near and dear, since my youngest is 19. I have five (will post about the latest soon). They look and feel really great. I feed a timothy/orchard mix hay free choice in a small hole hay net. They also get a flake of Teff. Weltmann is on Prascend, one tab. I am able to get a California ...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

This was in response to a now deleted post from Tsavo referring to taking an ex=jumper and turning it in to a second level horse in a year. Jumpers are pretty broke, as you would know if you had actually ever been in a jumper barn. A horse that jumps the big jumps needs to be in balance, and have an...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

Abby, we don't know what the sport horses in Dr. Dyson's study were doing. They could have been event horses or jumpers. Sounds like you are assuming they are dressage horses ridden badly. UK riders are known for riding out cross country, galopping, and riding in crappy footing. Perhaps that's the ...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

[quote="khall Abby I need to come out for a visit and learn from you. My chiro/acupuncture vet also believes in Feldenkreis along with other alt methods.[/quote] I would love that. I have Mary come to my little place for Feld clinics and would love to have you for one of those or just to hang o...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

There will always be conflicting studies regarding these issues. Double blinds with horses are difficult. Any study with horses is challenged by virtue of genetics, past training practices, past care issues...its pretty impossible to run equine studies at the level of human studies. Some of us are e...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Half of all sport horses are lame apparently

My response to the study in the OP, well, duh. ' With all of the talk about how good for the horse 'dressage' is, the way so many trainers and riders work their horses honestly I am surprised that the number isn't higher. Horses drilled behind the vertical on endless circles will break. Horses worke...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Khall, why did you choose acupuncture for your dog rather than western medicine? I have read on the horse forums several people that call out the chiro or some body worker before they call a vet. That is something I don't understand. And then when they say "my horse had a rib out" etc., I...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

If 'discussing points of view' is just that, great. But there is a history of Tsavo not wanting to 'discuss', but insult, browbeat, harangue, and sling religion and politics in to every discussion about alt med. She asked Chancellor to make a special topic section, remember? Something like Real Med ...
by Abby Kogler
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia
Replies: 71
Views: 3113

Re: George Morris weighs in on alt vet med, inter alia

Um...do you see the last sentence? "caused by INCORRECT RIDING"? Nice try Tsavo. Embarassing though. Its a very different day than the DeNemethy era. Much more money at stake, a gazillion more horse shows, much more travel, much bigger industries. More trainers, more money, more pressure, ...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting observations that I learned from Mark Russell
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Interesting observations that I learned from Mark Russell

This is also discussed at length by Phillippe Karl and the Legerete school.
by Abby Kogler
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Commercial horse
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Commercial horse

Clues to balance and engine: the line from stifle to elbow. If the stifle is a lot higher than the elbow that is an indicator of potential balance issues. Where does the neck come out of the chest and how sloped is the shoulder? Where are the withers in relation to the attachment of the neck? How sl...
by Abby Kogler
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Commercial horse
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Commercial horse

Deanna, I am in love. Thanks for sharing.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4407

Re: Bronc Dressage

Im hardly a 'rodeo' person. I have no vested interest in any stock contracter, am no longer married to the PRCA cowboy, And I saw with my own very open honest educated eyes that this rough stock is not abused. You are operating under a misapprehension. Kande is so right. People are so blind to the s...
by Abby Kogler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4407

Re: Bronc Dressage

Its not 'tight as hell', its really not. They don't need a 'warmup' to go buck for 8 seconds. They really don't. Did you warmup Pete when he was in the pasture tearing around in his rehab? The rodeo contractors do not 'intend to harm'. And regardless, horses don't care about 'intent'. What a ridicul...
by Abby Kogler
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Having to make the hard decision

Crap, K. Its so crummy to be in that positions. I am so sorry.
by Abby Kogler
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2410

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

Man, Xan, its hard to make me laugh and cry at the same time but you did it. A toast, to General Mayhem! And to you, a toast, a hug, and a thank you.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2378

Re: Wrong ringbone, right bottom line PLUS Kathyp's horse issue

I would totally ride at the walk with the situation you describe.
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4407

Re: Bronc Dressage

Intention is everything. This is about morality and ethics. Lots of people are failing. Comparisons to other disciplines are obviously diversionary. It is logically possible to talk about bucking straps and what they do without bringing in any other discipline. I think you can prove this to yoursel...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Would you allow the intentional infliction of pain/discomfort from a bucking strap on your horse?

Having to create a poll on this question is ridiculous and superfluous and damning. Kind people are insulted by the question because it would never occur to them to intentional inflict pain/discomfort on their horse. "Having to" ? As if someone 'made' you? You, the well known flame-throwe...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: CA Fires

All the boys are home now, safe and sound. No winds! Mess everywhere, leaves and branches. Will be taking in a couple of fosters for who knows how long. I am so relieved to be done with this and so sorry for everyone who was not so lucky. There's a lot of sad in my town. Thanks to all who have donat...
by Abby Kogler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Bronc Dressage
Replies: 66
Views: 4407

Re: Bronc Dressage

Dressage does not have as its 'goal' to cause pain. Nevertheless, dressage training, any training, can be extraordinarily painful for the horse, and some of the worlds most elite dressage riders are incredibly cruel. Sjef and Patrick and Anky come to mind. PRCA Rodeo does not have as its 'goal' to c...

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