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by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

I first off, I never said a single thing against stretching. I said I saw no value in teaching the horse to trot on the forehand. I should perhaps have said, EXCEPT to stretch which should be offered as a reward. I did not say except, I thought the sentence sufficiently explanatory. I can always af...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

I was reminded of the place that stretching has in my program. Riot came out really leaning and no HH In the world helped. I did a modified stretch in half long rein for a few mins and that was just the ticket for having better contact and being able to lift the shoulder. I KNOW he is on the foreha...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Two extra thoughts. First, I see no value in teaching a horse to trot o. The forehand. It doesnt build back muscles. Stretch should be the reward for using muscles to develop balance. Stretching low no matter the frame usually does have a horse on the forehand, especially greener ones. The purpose ...
by musical comedy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I tried the dressage light flannel mattes pad yesterday. It is very thin and just what I wanted. However, it slipped back quickly and I had to dismount shortly after I started riding to fix it. That said, I do have a problem with saddle fit which causes some of that but the Seams Right stayed put th...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 64
Views: 1996

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

If interested, read the requirements for asylum. Trying to escape poverty, gangs, a bad governement, etc. are not acceptable. To determine if you are eligible for asylum, USCIS will evaluate whether you meet the definition of a refugee according to section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationali...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

And the young auction horses go very steadily under riders with vertical upper arms. (PLEASE NOTE: i am not advocating lots of lunging in side reins, and I also understand that NOT all auction training practices are good!). Yes, but as I wrote above, you're pointing to an example of someone that ri...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

Agreed. If the horse is very steady and together, I think a vertical upper arm makes a lot of sense. However, young horses have a larger range of motion of their head and neck while learning to balance, and engage, so I think the vertical arm ideal is unrealistic at least until collection is starte...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rein length and connection for the lower levels
Replies: 81
Views: 2858

Re: Rein length and connection for the lower levels

This is one of those many subjects where we get into conflicting opinions. People will point to various writings of both odgs and current bnt's along with photos of them showing various rein lengths to support their thinking. If you were to listen in on my current lessons, you would hear "short...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Someone recently posted an ISO draft cross on one of the straight dressage horse sites and got a bunch of non-draft cross responses. The ISO did say "type" so there is room there but doesn't look good if someone posted draft cross non-negotiable. I may try anyway and report back. I peruse...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 64
Views: 1996

Re: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?

MC and I both claim frustration with the Trump administration but she suggests they are different issues than my issues. That isn't exactly what I said. My exact words were " I lose sleep and have anxiety over the government situation too". I did not single out Trump or his administration...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3168

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I have broken a tooth grinding my teeth in my sleep over the situation in government. I think it is probably a treatable level of anxiety. I lose sleep and have anxiety over the government situation too, but it is for different things than you. However, I only discuss these things with like-minded ...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3168

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo wrote:In re your other point, should we just let the ourselves be overrun with faith healers, creationists, and flat earthers?
I don't think that is happening. Those things are not high on my list of concerns.
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3168

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Some controversy isn't necessarily a bad thing on a discussion group, or at least it isn't if readers understand that when they want to support a topic they should discuss it ( rather than the poster or their motivations), and when they want to squelch it then staying silent works best for that. Yo...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Safe Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 1128

Re: Safe Sport

If someone is not a USEF/USDF member, chooses to show and pay the non-member fees, can they do it without taking this training?
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3168

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo, regarding the opening post about Novella...here is a quote from him when he was on the Dr. Oz show (my bolding): "But I wasn't dismissive. I said I carefully reviewed the literature and the research, and I didn't say it couldn't possibly work. I said, when you look at it, it doesn't work...
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Thinking about using a buyer's agent
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Thinking about using a buyer's agent

Chancellor, this breeder used to post on UDBB.

http://www.prospectequinefarms.com/crossbreed.htm
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 93
Views: 3168

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

In re horses, there is the caregiver placebo effect that even vets succumb to. That means most owners are sitting ducks. I don't believe it helps horses with whatever issues it was done to help. However, I believe without a doubt that it does 'something' when those needles are in. If you've seen en...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Is the phone number on the website still current? Looks like I pretty much just emailed my orders in the past but perhaps calling is better at this point. Thanks for the info! Yes, I phoned their local number, not the 800 number. I didn't email because I did not want to put my credit card number in...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

No!!! I’ve loved these pads. Do you have any further info? Are they closing down for good after the end of the year? I usually got the luxury box quilt, did they say what they are still making/stocking if still carrying on with business? I’m tempted to place a mass order even if I don’t get it unti...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Beorn wrote:The few times I've spoken with them on the phone, they have been lovely and friendly and quite accommodating..
Just spoke on the phone and ordered 1 pad to see if I like it and will order more if I do. Yes, they were very nice on the phone! That site doesn't work for ordering though.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Thank you Silk! That's what I want. Ok now that I've found what I want, the World Equestrian Brands site won't allow me to put it in the basket.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Silk, is it this one? If so, have you seen it in person? It looks fine but it's hard to tell how thick it is.

https://worldequestrianbrands.com/produ ... -only-pad/
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 150
Views: 14510

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Sounds a lot like my lessons, except my horse is much older but got a late start. Are you saying you are happy if the exercise turns into reinback? Sadly, my mare does not understand reinback yet, and my trainer isn't asking for it yet (for whatever reason). I'll wait. I certainly do not want the ho...
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Anna Banana
Replies: 44
Views: 6867

Re: Anna Banana

Nice work and much improvement since last video I saw. I have always liked your riding. You have talent.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 150
Views: 14510

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Exvet, may I ask what she requested in 'taking it up a notch'? That's what is happening in my lessons too. Shorten the reins and push into the content. None of this soft long rein lackadaisical stuff. And yes, wet undies and horse after a ride.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: PPE vet recommendations in Philly area?

Are you looking east or west of Philadelphia? Going west, you have New Bolton Vets and Unionville Vets. I think Scruffy just used someone from one of those places. My vet does the surrounding Phila area. https://www.blaunerassociates.com/ Keep in mind that there are several vets in each practice and...
by musical comedy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

There has got to be something very wrong with this horse at this price. I did some quick checking and this is a very well bred mare that was owned and ridden in eventing by a top event rider. Apparently it got sold, did one Novice event in 2016 where it retired. I saw a video of the flat work and ju...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Video of Rudy

Agree with others, but he does have a nice canter as many TB's do. The conformation shot interests me because of his back. What kind of saddle fits him and are you able to get it short enough to not go past the 18th rib? I had a saddle person here today and was told that my mare has the shortest bac...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

. <respectfully snipped> Because I am not emotionally able to muzzle..... Nor am I. I've paid a high price for not doing it. When I am horse shopping and read the term "easy keeper", I move on. Unfortunately I end up getting them anyway. I think that if we buy a horse that isn't getting s...
by musical comedy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

High ratings on this pad. However - looks like AP measurements and not long for dressage. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/ogilvy-baby-pad-11703?utm_source=cpc&utm_medium=google&utm_content=shopping&utm_campaign=kt_shopping_tes&utm_term=21703&gclid=Cj0KCQjwr4beBRDNARIsAGZaZ5cjc...
by musical comedy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: SeamsRight pretty much out of business

Has anyone tried the Ogilvy Dressage baby pad? I'm looking into those. SF, I've tried a PRI pad once and sent it back. It was very stiff. I didn't realize they came in different weights. I'm trying to understand why people like the thick pads (especially the ones lined in sheepskin). Doesn't it chan...
by musical comedy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: SeamsRight pretty much out of business
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

SeamsRight pretty much out of business

I'm really bummed. I've always bought my pads from them. Nobody makes anything similar. I called today to order my new yearly quantity. She said they have moved and after 35 years in business, they've downsized. They are booked with orders through the end of the year and they no longer make the kind...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

Note to virtual shoppers: Preliminary Capable!
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

Xan, this is a TB, which I know you don't want. I'm putting it up anyway just in case. Looks like he has the scope and bravery for you and in your price range. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt you are going to find any warmblood crosses to meet your requirements in age/price/ability unless you go reall...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

I don't like the horse MC posted at all. Too scrambly in the canter IMO. He looked so awkward going around. I don't like him for ME for Dressage. He is for eventing and jumping the big fences at speed. And he's only 5. I am assuming that Xan wants jumping ability over dressage ability. Besides, tha...
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 17474

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

Chisamba wrote:a few posts back some one said something about a noseband they loved, might not even have been this thread
Could it have been the PS Sweden Nirak that StraightForward uses on Kira? I don't know if it's legal or not.
by musical comedy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

I don't agree scruffy that Totilas 2 yr old showed up on my FB feed, great price with tons of talent. Smaller sellers don't have the connections to get the word out. Totilas gelding had first been advertised in July I believe. There are lots of horses for sale out there and unless you are a bigger ...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I would not take a Friesian for free! ##Me too## I mean that seriously. They are just such ugly creatures and I like pretty horses. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many many people think they are beautiful. The ground shakes when they move. Most of them have no shoulder freedom.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

Xan, this one would be good for you. 5 year old imported Irish gelding. Placing 2nd at first Training Level event. Good basics with Doug Payne as the rider. Only problem is $$$. My belief is (as I've written before) that in the long run it is cheaper to just put up the big bucks for what you want ra...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:Maybe the trigger they mention is some tick illness. Someone should look at the demographics wrt Lyme areas.
If that were true, then lots of young horses would have leaky value and that isn't the case. It's an old horse disease. You are on your way to beating a dead horse with this Lyme subject.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo, re the heart, it's called Leaky Valve. Here's one article. Very common just as heart disease is common in old people.
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/degene ... der-horses
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:I think there are enough "mystery" lamenesses out there without a diagnosable cause to suggest they may be mostly tick-borne sequelae.
I disagree, but we'll probably never know. Most mystery lameness I think are soft tissue somewhere that can't be seen or neurological.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Tsavo wrote:I was referring to the heart issue. i just wonder because how rare is that?
It's not rare at all; it's common. Research it. Have you had your horse's heart checked recently? Mine went downhill in 6 months. It was actually a shock when I found the problem.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

Also Tsavo, lots of horses will test positive on Lyme titer just if they were 'exposed'. Isn't a problem if they a asymptomatic. Gosh, there are so so many things to worry about with buying a horse, that Lyme would be at the very bottom of my list.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

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? My guy retired very serviceably sound. He could still have competed 3rd level. I retired him for a very bad heart and felt it was dangerous for me to continue to ride him. Does Lyme c...
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 2506

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

You and I differ on the 'discounting'. If I dislike something about a horse, I don't dislike it less if they drop the price. I wouldn't even get to the PPE stage if all my boxes weren't ticked.

I think where am I is a Lyme area and I never even think about getting my horse tested.
by musical comedy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

Tsavo wrote:I bet there is no laterality in your mare's canter, though. Maybe that figures into it.
I watched what I thought was most of that video clip and didn't see any canter work. Was there another video of this horse. LOL, I paid 5x that for my mare and don't regret it.
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Ryeissa he reminds me of Riot!

He's very cute but I don't see I1 do you? His head swings back and forth too, which is troubling to me. I don't see 40K worth of horse. What more would he need to show you for him to be an I1 horse? His head swings?? :? 40k is a big bargain for an I1 horse. I believe the reason he is only 40k is be...
by musical comedy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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 musical comedy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10658

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

Oh jeez - she needs a dressage horse while likes to hack out and is husband safe? How about she takes my 17.1 Negro gelding who got firsts at his two first dressage shows but will never go prelim eventing? Downside: shivers. Upside: very cute, black and handsome. 8-) :lol: She would probably consid...

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