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by musical comedy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

You know what, I don't think I ever had that fault of low hands. Perhaps I did a long time ago when first starting to ride. I think you're right that it is instinct for some, but it is also the fault of some trainers (especially those of novices) to be screaming about hands down and quiet your hands...
by musical comedy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 808

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

You’re right. I used to get “Dressage and CT” many years ago but didn’t like it after it became “Dressage Today”. I do get USDF connection but only because its free with membership. I miss a lot by not subscribing to “Dressage Today” and maybe I should subscribe. I just have a negative view of mode...
by musical comedy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC
Replies: 52
Views: 808

Re: Susanne von Dietz Educational Event in Landrum SC

I just googled Susanne von Dietze because I had never heard of her before. You must not subscribe to Dressage Today magazine, because she does a piece on analyzing rider photos. I have her book "Rider and Horse - Back to Back" I think she has written several. I have only skimmed through i...
by musical comedy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

20K may be chump change to you, but I can get a decent, young-ish WB horse going solid 2nd level for that price. Ok, I challenge you to show me some. I look for something a little more than 'decent'. I always :roll: on the internet when posters say they can get nice horses cheap. I wonder why they ...
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

It's true we do take diversions . I'm entitled to object to this one and you are entitled to shoot me down. I happen to enjoy the direct experiential discovery, timing, discussion of these threads. I don't see why everyone should have their own. I suppose if everyone wanted to start extolling the v...
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Are we now turning this into advertising? This thread is about anything and everything. That seems to be the way the group wants it. I think it would be better if each poster had sort of a forum blog, just for their own progress. Training issues in different threads. But then, my opinion stands alo...
by musical comedy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Wow! So happy for Cedar! She had a show last weekend showing 2 of the horses she works with, got one score for bronze medal, 3 towards her silver and one towards gold. That is impressive for a young trainer. I'm impressed. Most impressive too is that both those horses are young, the oldest being 10...
by musical comedy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 535

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

I'm confused about the pending rads. Doesn't the vet have a digital machine? Why are the feet rads pending and the other rads not pending? One more thing about horse size. I don't know what size saddle you need, but with the smaller horses they often can't accomodate a large seat saddle w/o going pa...
by musical comedy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 535

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

I'm pretty sure it is Teddy https://www.facebook.com/pg/dhsfarms/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1406853196000463 Good looking youngster there! Yes, he's quite beautiful. The thing is that it isn't just height that matters, but substance. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this pony is too small for Ponic...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

That's true Tuddy. I think one of the ads said that Trevor didn't work during the winter. They have no indoor. So he is understandably still green. About judging conformation from video. Be careful. I have seen it distorted. Take a look at this stallion. He is not as long as shown in the video. All ...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

I agree, this horse is not worth 20k. He is very long in the body for his length of leg, and he is only going to get heavier. If he is quiet and sound, maybe 10k. Pretty is as pretty does, and IMO the horse is not worth 20K. I don't know what he's worth, but there have been conformation experts tha...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

Training third half arab son of a PMU mare... CHUNKY MONKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRLmJb2Cscw&feature=youtu.be At some point, a mare like this is going to appear and I am going to have two horses I fear. I like! Sadly...
by musical comedy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!!

Black w/4 whites=LOVE

I'll never forget the birthing of my filly. There is no joy like seeing that.

She's a beauty.
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Wieskamp bloodlines.
Mare: Skipper Pale APHA
Stud: Denim N Blue AQHA (perlino)

I can't find pics of stud and dam
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Yearling located in Michigan. 3k
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

I have no idea about marquee name people because I have not been in their barns. I doubt they do rehab at all. But I can guarantee you there are FEI regional champion type people out there rehabbing horses with correct dressage. These people are the DPTs of the horse world and I am specifically not...
by musical comedy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

Her (Anja Baran's) DVDs are good too. I have her dvd's, but there's really no way of knowing anything about her horses' levels of soundness, or whether any of them broke down during training, or really anything other than what she wants to show us. And of course, that's true of most trainers. I als...
by musical comedy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

I ask because I have been with a number of bnt's over the years, and have not seen it. The ones I know don't even turn out and never hack. If they have working students, those students are busy and not enough time to be hacking for 45 minutes. A couple of the top trainers around here have the walkin...
by musical comedy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

BTW, another pattern I see with FEI trainers is to work the horse that shorter period of time after warm-up (20 minutes), and to also have the horse hacked quietly for 30-45 minutes at another time of day. I think this works well for many pros since turn-out is more limited or managed for upper lev...
by musical comedy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

3 year old Morgan stallion. 8k

http://www.miamarmorgans.ca/Cash.html
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

One thing to consider with buying a palomino or horse of any odd color or one that has spots is that you stand out and are remembered. That can be a good thing, or a bad thing.
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Re: Training Sessions: Length of Time

It's important I think to be able to judge when your horse is tiring. That's how soft tissue injuries happen. That's why the walk breaks, even if short, are important imo. It's not easy for some of us to judge if a horse is tired, especially if they are a very hot horse or willing horse. My mare so ...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

That's definitely the risk of a lower budget. Because of that, I'd rather not import; it's much easier to weed out prospects in person! I really wish this mare was palomino, because I've liked all the Benidetto offspring I've seen (from afar-- never have actually interacted with any in person). And...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Training Sessions: Length of Time
Replies: 33
Views: 672

Training Sessions: Length of Time

This will undoubtedly be another topic that generates different opinions. I used to have to spend a lot of time with my now retired guy before I could get him really into the meat of the work. He was always like that; even as a young horse. Probably my technique wasn't good either. Anyway, now I hav...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt
Replies: 101
Views: 2895

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Regarding the palomino mare Redsox mentioned, I wonder if this is it. This one is around 5k usd. I don't know what shipping is for a mare from UK. It's around 10k to new york counting quarantine. https://sporthorse-data.com/classifieds/top-class-palomino-dressage-prospect The other prospects on this...
by musical comedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

She certainly has learned a lot from JP. It shows how a rider can advance tremendously if they stick with a competent trainer and have decent horses to ride. Being able to ride those smaller baroque horses that are collection machines is so helpful too. Khall, why don't you send your filly to Cedar...
by musical comedy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Anyway. I have through my varied experiences realized it is more helpful for me to seek assistance from those who are on a similar path . Side trips are interesting and entertaining. Some pleasant, some horrifying, but rarely progressive. What progresses me is what makes sense. For one thing I trul...
by musical comedy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

How do you know it is the same person? I am doubtful it is the same person. It's the same person. Piedmont probably saw some videos like this one. http://youtu.be/GnCIavIDyR0?list=PLxqF5jTGRc-zSwtT6kdBKIWhqpNgYkXWN Cedar was roasted on a COTH thread a couple years back. She has apparently improved ...
by musical comedy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Pros that have trained lots of FEI horses usually don't participate in forum discussions. My trainer, and those that preceeded him, would never even considered posting on a chat forum. For one thing, good trainers are very busy and don't have time.
by musical comedy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Except for Chisamba, we are all just a bunch of ammies as far as I know. It's a long road for everyone. Nobody gets out alive or sane. LOL The issue of not trying to keep professionals and actually banning them raises the art of cutting off your nose to spite your face to symphonic levels. Doing th...
by musical comedy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Moutaineer wrote: I'm not at the level to be able to get into the angels dancing on the head of a pin discussions.
:lol: We don't all admire the same people nor (at least it appears) we are not all on the same page as far as goals and training styles/techniques are concerned.
by musical comedy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

Chisamba, I hope you don't get rained out tomorrow. Your are considerably north of me, but we have thunderstorms and massive rain predicted tomorrow. I am dealing with a leg issue too, but not nearly as serious as Demi's. I ride in pain, but it is affecting my riding. Piedmont, I didn't understand y...
by musical comedy
Thu May 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

I think having the idea of the horse almost equally in both reins is the key to corners and other things. This was brought home when an instructor said that until you have the horse in both reins in SI, it will not be completely correct. It is easier on my horse and the horse I am riding now to do ...
by musical comedy
Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

If I were younger and a better rider, I'd grab this one. Dutch Harness Cross Filly Yearling.
by musical comedy
Wed May 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

My opinion is that you get what you pay for most of the time. There are few bargains and hidden diamonds out there anymore. People know what they have.

Piedmont, I know someone that inquired about Trevor. It has some 'issue' with his hooves.
by musical comedy
Tue May 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9557

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

SueB, why don't you keep them in the stall when the weather is inclement?
by musical comedy
Mon May 28, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 15112

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Yes, I understand that confirmed changes will cost! My budget is mid-five figures. I know this is a great place to get help horse shopping - we are a bunch of inveterate enablers, lol. As for breed, I wouldn't be interested in a Friesian, "gypsy" horse, or a draft cross, unless that draft...
by musical comedy
Sun May 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Seniors...will you buy another when....
Replies: 132
Views: 15112

Re: Seniors...will you buy another when....

Oh, the difference a year and a half can make. I will turn 70 in 10 days and I'm actively looking for a horse! The wonderful schoolmaster I'd been riding died a few weeks ago, and I really don't want to stop, so I've decided to buy one. If you know of something, 10 to 18 years old, 16 to 17 hands (...
by musical comedy
Sat May 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1109

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I will talk to the regular vet and get his opinion on testing. It's just a blood test now right? Is there a need to pull blood before her breakfast or does that matter? Yes it's just a simple blood test. Insulin is part of the test. Mine was $135. For ACTH it doesn't matter when you take it. For th...
by musical comedy
Sat May 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My fundamental error
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: My fundamental error

I thought your horse was a two in the past. AAEP Lameness Scale 0: Lameness not perceptible under any circumstances 1: Lameness is difficult to observe and is not consistently apparent, regardless of circumstances (e.g. under saddle, circling, inclines, hard surface, etc.) 2: Lameness is difficult t...
by musical comedy
Sat May 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Credit Score
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Credit Score

As many of you probably know, a lot of the credit card companies are now providing your free credit score. What I find interesting is my case. I pride myself on having super credit. I have zero credit card balance, no car loan, and we owe 12k on the mortgage which will be paid off at the end of this...
by musical comedy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about some facebook dressage groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Question about some facebook dressage groups?

Sympathetic Riding Institute is headed by Rev. Allan Buck. If you don't know his history, ask around. I think Dressage Schooling Discussions is probably linked to SRI.
by musical comedy
Thu May 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1109

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

That vet said she was OK with us not testing. I don't know, wouldn't testing tell what the levels are and what eventually the dose should be? You need to see the ACTH levels on the blood work to be sure you have the right dosage. Some horses are on more than 3 pills. My horse is on two pills and st...
by musical comedy
Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1109

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

The vet that wanted us to put her on prascend is fairly young with not much experience with this. She did consult with another vet supposedly an expert in cushings. Are you sure she has Cushings? Have you had her acth tested since starting Prascend? It does sound like she is suspicious about the tr...
by musical comedy
Wed May 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1109

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

Now miss picky has decided she doesn't like the pill pockets anymore. Won't eat her feed either if I put any of her supplements or oil in it. Will only eat it plain. Only thing I can see so far that the pill is doing is maybe helping her deal with hot humid weather better than the ONE AC did. They ...
by musical comedy
Tue May 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO

From what I recently heard/saw IRAP has changed - it is now I injection. Last summer when my mare had it done it was 5 or 6 injections. A girl at the barn just had it done and it's only one and I certainly helped her horse that has ringbone. Hopefully, the cost has also come down. There is an IRAP ...
by musical comedy
Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO

MC, you gave such helpful perspectives to Tsavo on this. It is hard to transition to a new relationship/new expectations for your shared experience. I agree that for those who want to continue riding, the time is now to find the next partner (even as the established partner has not quite transition...
by musical comedy
Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Solving the warm up - add PHOTO

I recently remembered that I said I was going to retire my horse at 22 whether he was sound or not. I am re-thinking that because he clearly has less pain when in work. His level of arthritis is very tractable at present. I wish I had that perspective before I retired him. It may not stay tractable...

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