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by blob
Wed May 18, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

I have been reading along but slow to respond with my gimpy finger, typing has not been so easy. Goldhorse--I am so sorry to hear this news. But I too am optimistic that Piggy will come through this. It sounds like he is in great hands with you and the vet team. Please keep us updated on how he is. ...
by blob
Tue May 10, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

sigh. i have been thinking the last few weeks how insecure and weak i've felt in my position lately and well today i paid for it. I was cantering RP on a long rein in half-seat while warming up. He spooked, i lost balance more than i should have, which scared him and led to plenty of bucks and me hi...
by blob
Mon May 09, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

Congrats, Exvet--results and improvement to be proud of! Ponichiwa-- that is so exciting! You must be so thrilled to see all your hard work paying off! we had an uncharacteristically chilly weekend for this time of year (highs in 60s). So, I took advantage to push MM's fitness a bit more. On Friday ...
by blob
Fri May 06, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

LSP, I'd still be interested to see how he looks on a truly straight line. In these videos you're riding him more open but he's still on a bending line going right. What if you really get him straight for some lines (no flexion) and ask for a bigger stride? How does he look then?
by blob
Thu May 05, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

I tend to get hyper-focused on problems, so it's very easy for me to overcorrect. If there is a bad side I ride it a lot more and I have to remind myself to ride the other side too! If I have a lesson and my instructor tells me my legs are too far forward or my tempo is too quick it's almost a guara...
by blob
Thu May 05, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/fPWD1Tkg4qE this video from the fall of me riding, I like much better. His "frame" is lower too although he wants to go behind the vertical a little more too. But I like his movement overall better. Unfortunately no canter in that video. He just looks stronger and like th...
by blob
Thu May 05, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

LSP-- I'm not sure If i've mentioned this to you before. But when MM was around 4, she seemed NQR. It was very subtle and at times I thought I was imaging it, but it was definitely different than It used to be and also some sport horse experts confirmed something was NQR, though not official LAME. I...
by blob
Wed May 04, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

I agree with Mountaineer that nothing in that video is overly concerning to me. There are times when he could definitely move out bigger esp in the trot, but I think as he learns to use his body better and bend more through the ribcage that will also improve. Of course, I also don't have the same re...
by blob
Wed May 04, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

Gosh, Chisamba, hope you're feeling better. Kyra's Mom, Sue B, Mountaineer and anyone else dealing with wild weather--hope you guys get a true spring soon without any winter teases. Josette--good to see you/hear from you. Sending you thoughts. After a bit of a quiet bubble, work is picking up again,...
by blob
Tue May 03, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Roe V Wade RIP:(

This has been tough news to read about.
by blob
Mon May 02, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: What to do?

Is her temp normal?

If it is, it could be worth giving allergy pills for a couple days to see if it improves? They are fairly non-invasive and will only help if it's allergies.
by blob
Mon May 02, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2230

Re: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread

Me: Eat healthier Find time to exercise outside of riding at least 1x a week Find time to ride even with work picking up MM: (still in rehab mode) Build up to 5 minute trot sets each direction with 1 minute walk break in between Introduce small amounts of canter Work on walk FP/HP zig-zags (no hesi...
by blob
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Well, I start out as an unhelpful prawn from first thought of changes.

Chisamba--i don't know if this would work for Kimba, but I've seen my trainer have riders ask for changes in a stretch canter and in half seat to help with relaxation
by blob
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: barefoot transition woes
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: barefoot transition woes

Thank you, both!
by blob
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Gosh I can't believe it's almost May, here's my wrap up: Me: Do some kind of non-horse related working out 1x a week Nope, this remains a hope and a dream cook or eat leftovers 5x a week Learn how to/practice driving a trailer MM: Find a way to get us out of our rut--cross train, more lessons, somet...
by blob
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Blob is it at Shannondale? I’ve never audited JS. I have no idea what he’s like. Hope you can get some good help from him Taking Gaila tomorrow. Her boyfriend in a box came today. We short cycled her Saturday. Oh, so fun! Fingers crossed for smooth breeding!It is at Shannondale! I've audited clinic...
by blob
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Very thoughtful, and interesting comments on clinics. This is a great BB. Very much agree with this! Thank you to everyone for thoughtful responses and different ways of thinking about this. Last year I had the goal of getting out and showing as much as possible. This year, I had hoped to do some c...
by blob
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Thanks, PF and Aleuronx helpful to hear from people who have ridden with him. I am definitely ok with someone who is tough on me. I want my money's worth! And I do tend to thrive with instructors who are tough or even harsh. I don't think it's that RP isn't fit or healthy just that he is unpredictab...
by blob
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone in search of a young horse?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Anyone in search of a young horse?

SOLD! That was fast! First person to call and then look at her, wound up buying her at full price. I guess the market is still red hot :shock: Friend is happy and sad The market is insane! Someone I know was offered a $5k, non-refundable deposit just so she would pause showing the horse until an in...
by blob
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

great to hear everyone's progress. Things have been busy here--life, work, adjusting to new barn things. MM is doing ok, her resting respiratory rates fluctuates between a 10-20 depending on the day (and perhaps time of day too). But we have been walking a lot and good news is that even a brisk walk...
by blob
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: tack trunks
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: tack trunks

A trunk organizer is a great idea, even without the tool chest! they have proven to be quite handy! in the trunk they are nice because i have some things underneath them that aren't accessed as often, but when I need to, i can just lift the whole trunk organizer out and then place it back in withou...
by blob
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: barefoot transition woes
Replies: 4
Views: 224

barefoot transition woes

I pulled MM's shoes a little over a week ago. She is sound and seems comfortable but the top layer of her hoof is chipping off where the nail holes were. Is there something I can or should do to manage this this?
by blob
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: tack trunks
Replies: 22
Views: 1181

Re: tack trunks

Wanted to close the loop and share what I ended up doing: I got one of those rolling tool chests for things that don't spill and got some car trunk organizers like this to help keep things organized inside: https://www.amazon.com/FORTEM-Organizer-Collapsible-Securing-Included/dp/B01DIMTWCS/ref=sr_1_...
by blob
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Well, I still hate 2nd level, lol! But I think that's mostly because the canter tour in 2-3 just feels so long! But I actually do like the new 2-1. Thanks for sharing video, Exvet. It's always great to see your work with Junior, as both of mine have similarities! Ponies are adjusting to the new barn...
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 166
Views: 49870

Re: So what are you watching?

Chancellor wrote:Anyone seen Inventing Anna on Netflix?
I wasn't sure about it after one episode. But after three, it had me hooked! IT was very good.


My husband watched it and really enjoyed it!
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: It never stops, crossing hind legs?
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: It never stops, crossing hind legs?

If the only symptom was him standing that way, I wouldn't worry too much--I know some horses who really like to bring their leg under for rest--they are ones that typically will do either leg. But since you mentioned he's looking NQR behind and sounds like this is new, I would wonder if maybe there ...
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Not super NH but NH book about communication?
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: Not super NH but NH book about communication?

I haven't read it myself, but I know a lot of people who like Mark Rashid's work, particularly Whole Heart, Whole Horse.
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 166
Views: 49870

Re: So what are you watching?

Moody and mystical, find a good place to sit and just..................watch. Calling SnowHorse! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=velvet+queen&docid=608001725405202444&mid=558BC035D61C24CA6898558BC035D61C24CA6898&view=detail&FORM=VIRE Looks wonderful--is it on any of the streami...
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: It never stops, crossing hind legs?
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: It never stops, crossing hind legs?

Is this at rest or when moving? Is he bringing the leg under--like dropping the hip and stepping it up and in front? Or is it more like he's just pivoting the foot? Just trying to get a clearer picture of what you mean.
by blob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Congrats, Exvet that sounds like a really great show! Hurrah, Junior! I agree with others, Chisamba, breed the mare! My two moved farms on Friday, so the weekend has been tied up with that. There are still some adjustments we're dealing with, hopefully they will settle into things soon. This is the ...
by blob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Barisone Trial

Blob, did you watch the trial? Did you see Michael Barisone sitting at the defendant's table? He looks like a broken man. Does that excuse him from shooting someone? No. He is going to spend time in a psychiatric facility and he looks like he needs to. He looks like a disaster! I did see a decent a...
by blob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Reactive dog help...again

One other thought--a lot of aggression stems from fear/anxiety. I know some reactive dogs that have gotten much better since being treated for anxiety--either with a prescription, or in one case with CBD.

Sounds like he's doing better, but just wanted to put it out there.
by blob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Barisone Trial

heddylamar wrote:I find it absolutely terrifying that people use guns to settle arguments.


Agree. And I don't think the fact that LK was doing something wrong makes this ok. I'm surprised and disappointed by the verdict.
by blob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Demi, ExVet--I too have a rein releasing problem with MM. For me it's that when she is soft in the mouth (which is nearly always), I think of being soft in the hand and for whatever stupid reason my brain thinks soft in the hand is also hands not actually fully closed and so then the reins just slii...
by blob
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

I think your position looks quite nice, actually, Exvet. I was admiring how quiet your leg is throughout the video. Brandon sure has bulked up a good bit in the last few months! I think the work looks like good progress and there are some nice transitions in there--particularly w-t-w. One thing I no...
by blob
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

Exvet--the link doesn't seem to be working, it says video unavailable when I click on it.
by blob
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Barisone Trial

Yes, but that is my point. If you bring a gun claiming you need it because you are afraid/need protection and then you FIRE that gun then it better be in self defense or you're guilty of shooting someone without just cause.
by blob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Barisone Trial

Tanga--i haven't watched all of the trial. But I've watched enough that I don't truly believe his self defense excuse holds up.
by blob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Between some intense happenings at work, MM not being well, and upcoming barn move (on the 15th), I'm feeling very stressed. More than I should really, but it's just a lot at once. In better news, MM's breathing has been good the last couple days. The farrier comes on Tuesday and I'm debating pullin...
by blob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

Lipsmackerpony88 wrote: but I might try the Zyrtec again as well.


I would try this for a few days first if I were you! It's harmless and fairly cost effective, esp compared to some other diagnostics or even a new bit and cavesson.
by blob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

Is it a shake--side to side like he's trying to get a bug off--or is it a toss--up and down? If it's up and down how big is the range of motion? Like a nodding or a big up and down? I ask because all of these things would potentially make me think different things. One question--is he still on aller...
by blob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Keeping calm and cantering on
Replies: 53
Views: 2184

Re: Keeping calm and cantering on

The sloppy LY is doing pretty much what I think you are describing. My trainer often has us use a sloppy LY. Well, he doesn't call it that. He calls it a 'rein yield', but the idea being that it's kind of not so great LY in that you're really leading with the shoulder to get it into that outside re...
by blob
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Barisone Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Barisone Trial

LK is certainly a difficult character and isn't without fault in this whole debacle. However, I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for MB--picking up a gun is picking up a gun. And unless you're truly afraid someone is going to physically assault you and you have no way to defend yourself without...
by blob
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

LSP-- there is an exercise that is usually recommended for strengthening the SI, but I've found it can also be good for stifles: You set up 3 poles spaced for walking (approx 4' between each) and then ride them on a diagonal, so you're going across the poles from one corner to another, then you do a...
by blob
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Gosh, Heddy that is a lot. Good luck and hope you are healing quickly! Tanga--sounds like a good show and some interesting conversations! Florida can be tough on horses but so can a lot of places for different reasons. will be interested to see your videos if you got any. Ponichiwa--Queso looks grea...
by blob
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10250

Re: The video thread

The halfpasses do seem to be coming along really nicely! One suggestion--you might want to try doing shoulder-in rather than haunches-in before starting the half pass as it seems like she could benefit from the shoulder leading a bit more in the actual HP, it might also be easier to maintain a clear...
by blob
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Rehab strategy and program for illness rather than injury
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Rehab strategy and program for illness rather than injury

thank you, everyone this is all very helpful. I will have to look into a heart rate monitor. It is easy to test before and after a ride, but checking during the ride is much harder without a proper monitor. Of course with the vet bills and very expensive apoquel, I'm being careful with budget right ...
by blob
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10995

Re: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress

Piedmontfields, I am so sorry to hear this about Emi. I know how hard this can be. But I am glad you are able to give her the retirement she deserves. Great to see all the updates of others who are working and making progress, when my riding stuff is a bit slow, it's energizing and great to see what...
by blob
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- new friend March 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7926

Re: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- new friend March 2022

So glad you both found each other. She is lovely
by blob
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat. An update.
Replies: 33
Views: 1487

Re: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat.

I am so so sorry. Sending you love. What a horrible thing and a terrible loss

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