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by Moutaineer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 148
Views: 1943

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

And darn, Sue! I am sorry. Take it easy!
by Moutaineer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 148
Views: 1943

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

StraightForward wrote:I thought that my ride on Kyra would be easier, but no. She got us really put together with a super forward, connected sitting trot, SI to Denver,

No wonder you were sore...
by Moutaineer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 148
Views: 1943

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

We've been chugging along quite nicely, but he felt a little "off" to me yesterday, left front. It was pretty obscure, but there. I know my farrier quicked him a couple of weeks ago, so maybe we have something brewing from that. We will see over the next few days, I guess. Two steps forwar...
by Moutaineer
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Extensions
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Extensions

No, you are not wrong, and there were many fine examples of quality extensions today, and quite a few that weren't that great. I can see a decent extension being one of the things that would fall apart due to tension in that highly charged atmosphere. Honestly, with a few glaring exceptions, I saw m...
by Moutaineer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3664

Re: Get me out of training level!

Sounds like progress.

The videos are ALWAYS agonizing to watch immediately after. You need to allow them to mature for a few weeks!
by Moutaineer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: A different kind of competition...

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So, not a great picture, but this is what I ended up with!
by Moutaineer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 191

A different kind of competition...

In a moment of madness, I signed up for the "Quick Draw" contest at the Utah State Fair tomorrow. (It's theoretically pretty straightforward, they let you into the fair first thing in the morning and you have until 3.30 to produce a piece of original framed artwork based on the activities ...
by Moutaineer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

If it's a manual, keep it! I'll bet it's an electric typewriter, however, and therefore will be no good when Armageddon strikes anyway...
by Moutaineer
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any experience with personal injury claims?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Any experience with personal injury claims?

If the lawyer normally gets 40%, then the insurance company surely knows that, so bear that in mind when you make your claim. The insurance company is more likely to settle with you if it will cost them, say, 20% less than it would if you went through a PI lawyer, I would have thought.
by Moutaineer
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 148
Views: 1943

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

Well, that's one thing off my goals list... Decided not to go to championships. Too far, too expensive, too much happening here, and we are making some training breakthroughs that I'd rather not interrupt (and really, I'm over 2nd level, to be honest, and not ready to take 3rd out in public yet.) Ph...
by Moutaineer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 580

Re: Musings on leg position

I shall follow this discussion with interest. I've been playing around with this myself, as, watching videos of my riding I found I was riding inadvertantly too much "on my pockets" and leaning back, getting being the movement and stiffening my arms (In the trot.) So I've been experimentin...
by Moutaineer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reflection: The Kind of Trainer You Need (now, in the past, at different moments)
Replies: 24
Views: 358

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

I've had some good and some truly ineffective trainers in the past, and looking back, I've wasted a lot of time. But, "you don't know what you don't know." I'm extremely fortunate (and extremely broke) with the 3 people I work with at the moment. My "in-house" trainer/barn manage...
by Moutaineer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Favourite suppling exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 290

Re: Favourite suppling exercises

We also use a lot of walk lateral work, including steep (brief) leg yields, shoulder in. haunches in, TOH etc. at the start of every ride to "oil the wheels." I'm looking for suppleness and swing through the loins and back. But these exercises all have to be accomplished with the horse dec...
by Moutaineer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1175

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

Maybe you all should quit trying to work out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and go ride your horses. Preferably in front of the leg and with quality contact (which I think is a bit like what the judge said about pornography in the Lady Chatterley trial--you know it when you experienc...
by Moutaineer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 148
Views: 1943

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

I like Cy! In that second to last picture, he's giving you the "Appy look!" I look forward to following his progress. Queso could bring out the ten year old girl in any of us, I think :) Rosie, I hope you are feeling much better. It takes a while to get back to normal after pneumonia, be k...
by Moutaineer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

A pretty satisfactory couple of months for us, on the whole: I've ridden a lot, I've trailered all over creation, I've spent time with my horse. I feel like we've finally become a team. I've had some very instructive rides down centerline at 2.3, better scores every time out, (except the once, which...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:42 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: 553

Re: Vet visit... one surprise after the next

Sorry to hear that, Tsavo. As far as alcohol fusion of the pastern for ringbone goes, yes, I have had it done to a horse, no it's not particularly painful (there are other forms of chemical fusion which are pretty brutal, and wouldn't be on my list of things to do to an animal, but this was OK--a bi...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1175

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

kande50 wrote: What matters to me is not what the reins look like, but how the horse is moving. IOW, who cares how the trainer is getting what they're getting as long as they've somehow managed to communicate what they want to their horse?



That's a bit of a slippery slope, though, isn't it?
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

It was OK, not stellar, but OK. I think it could have used another 10 minutes or so cooking to tenderize the beef a bit more.

I will have a go at a chicken curry next, I think.
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

:D So, I bought one too...

I have my very first item cooking in it right now. Beef bourguignon.

I will report back.

If it doesn't work out, the collective you are responsible for ruining Sunday Dinner :)
by Moutaineer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

The air here is quite a bit better here today and the forecast is for it to clear out more over the weekend. I did manage to ride yesterday, which was good, the rest of the week has been a bust as I had a supposedly simple medical procedure at the start of the week that turned into a horror show and...
by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Festival of Champions live
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Festival of Champions live

6yo was on this morning? Developing GP is about to start, young horse tests today, tomorrow and Sunday. I thought they'd got it pretty well covered for what you want to see, MC!

https://files.usef.org/assets/0zn77r-GV ... hedule.pdf
by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?
Replies: 22
Views: 468

Re: May I Have a Seat on the New Horse Bus?

Wow, it's going to be a busy winter on the new horse bus! Congratulations, she looks like a very nice little soul!
by Moutaineer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Festival of Champions live
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: National Champs live

You are right, MC, I should change the title.
by Moutaineer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 86
Views: 1271

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

I'm sorry to hear about Farley, Scruffy. How very sad for you.

Do you have height/sex/level of training requirements?
by Moutaineer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy
Replies: 179
Views: 28557

Re: The Warhorse - the Tale of Tuddy

Yes, great report. An excellent way to build your trust and confidence in each other and your ability to work together.
by Moutaineer
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Festival of Champions live
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Festival of Champions live

Dressage Festival of Champions is free and live from Lamplight on USDF network.

https://www.usef.org/network/coverage/2018foc

Brentina Cup on at the moment,
by Moutaineer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 37
Views: 1245

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

That's a very positive update. And, I tend to agree with Piedmont--learning to ride is all about learning to control their feet, body and brain--just finding the most efficient way to do it!
by Moutaineer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

Well, darn it, Demi! At least you caught it while it was small.
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shopping spree today
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Shopping spree today

Taht's a shame, Piedmont. Their stuff used to be OK. I have a nice pair of reins from them. But they are probably 10 years old now. I think it's nowadays a case of taking great care of the leather goods you have, as they are irreplaceable at any price at the same kind of quality that used to be the ...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 4986

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Oooh, another cute new horse! A golden pony, how lovely!
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

Good job on the showing DJR! Sounds like your life is as busy as ever. I hope your well problems are easily solvable and relatively shallow! Hot4, I'd give the local one a go. Leopards can change their spots. I train a couple of times a month now with someone who I described a few years ago as havin...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I mind my own business?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Should I mind my own business?

I think S is on my barn poisoning the atmosphere at the moment... please take her!
by Moutaineer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shopping spree today
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Shopping spree today

In a tack shop on a Saturday, you were probably the best dressed person there :) I love my navy OneK. Very comfortable, doesn't make me look like a total dork, and I love the washable liner. I probably need to stop saving it for "best." I bought the black IRH knockoff of it earlier in the ...
by Moutaineer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 5225

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

She's just lovely!
by Moutaineer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Fun at the Fair

well, I'm now emboldened to put a couple of paintings in the big leagues of the State Fair...
by Moutaineer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

I'm grateful that we have dry heat, if it must be so hot. It really is easier to keep horses here, even if we don't have pasture, because we don't have molds and rots and fungus and skin crud. It has of course been a bit cooler the past couple of days. We are expecting "significant storms"...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead!
Replies: 22
Views: 434

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Yay! looking forward to following your journey!
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Fun at the Fair

So, what do you have to do for that Tarlo?

I think I'd be a complete fail...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Fun at the Fair

Hey, I got a first place and judges choice for my watercolor! I won $9! (Which is $9 more than I've ever won at a horse show...)
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

My show report... It was effing hot. We applied the advice Mette gave to us last weekend and came out with an almost 65 at 2.3. Which made me exceedingly happy. We picked up marks on things we had been struggling with (7s on the medium trot yeehaw!) and managed to lose marks on things we have been s...
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

Rosie, that's a bit of an extreme way to get out of riding in a show! Feel better soon.
by Moutaineer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?
Replies: 84
Views: 1046

Re: Musical Comedy asks what's it going to take to retire my horse?

I retired Walker from dressage because I reached the point where I couldn't keep him sound enough, even with regular injections and assorted pharmaceuticals. He had so much try, he'd always really give it a go, but one day in a lesson, I looked at my trainer and said, "no, this is futile, we ar...
by Moutaineer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 531

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

It's brutal here, down the road a bit, too. I'm looking forward to that "moderation" on Sunday as I'm going to a show... trailer in, one test, then right back home again.

And the smoke? Ugh.
by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

Yes, I'd go for the mental occupation too, H4S, as long as it doesn't equate to "overstimulated appy." Yuck on the breathing thing, do give it time to heal. (Unfortunately, the breathing thing is my life at the moment, going through yet another round of probably futile testing and biopsies...
by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

Susan, if I can do anything to help at the Salt Lake end, let me know.
by Moutaineer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn fire-Update on horse
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Barn fire-Update on horse

Nice to have some good news, Goldhorse!
by Moutaineer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8671

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

I'm so sorry, Hot4Spots. That really sucks. I'd be crying too.

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