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by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?

Well lynx pulled a hind shoe this morning. Right now he seems sound, We did a dressage lesson just in walk with a tiny bit of stretchy trot at the end. But my farrier is saying they can't come out to do anything until the 26th. I don't really feel comfortable leaving him without one shoe that long.....
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 1828

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

January is just a hard month for most of us. Hang in there everyone!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?

He's shod all around, put the plan was to put rim pads or something at least on the front. I don't think he looks terribly long but he definitely will be long by 8 weeks. We have been battling too much heel lately. It was getting better but it's starting to be a lot again. I think I will go check hi...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Demi, George seems like he'd be great to ride with. He's not my favorite to watch or lesson too but it's because he makes a lot of noises lol. I find the core of what he's teaching is really good but sometimes there's a little bit too many "yes, okay, uh huh" remarks for me. I don't know i...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Farrier rescheduled,wwyd?

So my week went to crap. Farrier was supposed to come out the 15th. My husband was positive for COVID. I think we are clear as far as quarantine But they wanted to reschedule since they have a 10-month-old. I totally understand. They require owners to be there. The problem, is they can come instead ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

I also went back and watched a different event with Laura Graves. Good stuff. Now I'm really ready to go ride. I hope and think I'm out of quarantine by this weekend!!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

I don't know which one was Jan Ebling. I definitely watched one. Maybe it was just one session. He talked about using your voice to talk to the horses and said something like "Yes, Judges, I'm talking to my horse's quietly." Lol
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Yeah it's still there. There is 7 or 8 sessions for each day. I can't remember which one Jan was teaching. I'm still going through them all. The little Chestnut mare was so cute. I felt they struggled a bit in the test. I think the format was a bit hard on that horse, she probably was getting tired....
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Jan Ebling had at least one session I saw on video.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Yes, that horse certainly had opinions. She kept her cool though and like you said I'm sure she learned a lot. That horse reminds me of my sister in laws horse. Very sassy.

I love the little chestnut mare that was with Sabine. I haven't seen all sessions yet though.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Nice! I'm hoping to watch more. I've watched two sessions from George. And one from Jan. And one from Anne from the jumping part (flat work based though.)
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Robert Dover Horsemanship week on USEF

Anyone else watching? I'm taking note of just how many transitions they are doing. Good reminder. I have not watched it all yet.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Sue, I know, right!?! But I see it much better this way then when someone just yells “SHORTEN YOUR REINS”. :D I hear you. One thing Chisamba had said to me previously, about my elbows, is why I am not carrying my hand. Which for me especially, is a good point. Not easy, because my body is complicat...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 1828

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

I was supposed to have 4 lessons this week (one on a school horse) and a vet appointment and farrier appointment. Well my husband is positive for COVID even vaccinated. Thankfully ok ( he has a heart condition.) But dang. Now my daughter is out of school a week and no barn time for me. Stay healthy ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 1828

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

I'm so sorry for everyone with sick horses and any humans who are sick or just worn down. I have a vet appointment for Lynx next week. He's been consistently a little sore on his right shoulder/Wither area according to Chiropractor/massage therapist. Not horrifically sore but still... Not thinking i...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Very good work, Demi! Yesterday I had my first dressage lesson in about 3 weeks. I'm not sure I even have ridden except maybe once in the last 2 weeks because of the holidays, cold and everything else going on. We focused a lot on transitions and for the first time ever I felt Lynx immediately go in...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Lipsmacker, yes, I mean your elbows are straight holding the reins down. You have no bend in your elbow. One of the things I have "just" figured out in the last year is I and most people's reins are always too long, forcing you to tilt forward and work harder. It's much easier to sit up s...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/RrJEOjDdUqE Here is a really bad trot to walk transition. Again it's at the end of the video. My position was really cruddy (chair seat, the dreaded elbows.) But from what I can see I think I'm sitting but not engaged in my core and sitting up. And too much backward rein action. Lik...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Your advice holds true either way Tanga, I just get frustrated with my own body ha ha. One thing that I noticed for a bit was I think I was sitting too much and I think Lynx took it as a driving seat? Or maybe I used too much leg. But he would get almost jiggy or just do a slow jog in between. So I ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Lipsmacker, I think his down transitions are lovely. Very smooth and balanced. My only comment is you are are straight trying to hold his head down. Put some bend in your elbow so YOU are more comfortable and balanced and then let him find his balance there, adding some leg as he needs help. Tanga ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

Chisamba, not boring at all!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/3U-YAC_DSrs And then there is another one at the very end of this video. I think I didn't use enough leg in this transition. And perhaps tipped forward a bit.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1434

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/9oqcZfg2TU8 I will add this video in for a couple trot walk transitions as well. I definitely think my reins are a bit long and of course my ever going need to raise my hand or more importantly bend my elbows (trainer says it's getting better, I need new video.) And I think I'm just...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 1828

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

I'm glad to hear such good things about the L program. I have heard great things from others as well. In fact I'm not sure if I've really heard bad thing about the program other than the expense. It's my understanding that they do it in different locations every year so I'll have to watch and see wh...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 1828

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

Happy New Year all! I'm happy to be here, I really enjoy watching/hearing about everyone's journey. I have a new 5 to 10 year goal. I've actually had this on my radar for years but didn't think I could do it. But I at least can make steps to get there. I want to to go through the L program. I have w...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Over 600 homes lost in our county, neighboring towns from huge fires in Colorado. Our barn took horses from two other boarding facilities. I think the barns are okay though. Snow on the way. Awful. Awful for sure. I was wondering if you were affected. DH is working virtually with the Red Cross on i...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Over 600 homes lost in our county, neighboring towns from huge fires in Colorado. Our barn took horses from two other boarding facilities. I think the barns are okay though. Snow on the way.
Awful.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Sue B, Yes we definitely just added a neck strap. Especially since he has a roach mane! Just a nice little extra bit of security.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Excited for some new goals! We are entering our first dressage schooling show on November 20th. Just Intro A and B which will be great for us both. I haven't shown in over 15 years and never really dressage except one outing. I'm nervous and get too focused on being correct. My big focus this time ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Demi, What a sweet photo of her! And what an interesting discussion regarding the hand position. Jingles for Kyra! This holiday season has been very tough on me. My grandmother, who I basically cared for the last 7 years or so before she went into a nursing home, died two days after Christmas. It is...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Taking hunter jumper lessons too?
Replies: 37
Views: 9577

Re: Taking hunter jumper lessons too?

Cross training can be very helpful, I do dressage but have done some jump lessons on the side. I have gained really good body control from the jumping but it can get a little confusing so I recommend doing more dressage then jumping if that's your primary discipline. :D :D Absolutely! I haven't upd...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

I hope everyone is having a great Holiday. Demi, I'm not sure about the hand placement, but Rocky looks good! It's good to experiment sometimes. I've been having a tough week, we think my grandmother is going to pass away soon. It's actually a blessing for her I think at this point, but still an emo...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Blob, I hope the pivo works! And I hope you will consider posting some video here as it's always lovely to see you ride. Chantal, fingers crossed for Mikey! But what a lovely horse you are getting to ride! That sounds so fun and what an opportunity. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures. Lynx an...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Exvet, so sorry for your loss. A great old dog that you've had your whole life is always such a hard thing to lose. But like you said it's the greatest gift we can give them. I also feel blessed to be around this forum. I think everybody is truly a great person on here and I love reading about every...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Chisamba, thanks for sharing the lovely post, but bummer about the phone. I hate wasting money It's just a thing with me so I feel your pain. It's not even about not having enough money it's just the act of wasting it that gets me! Or same with materials too. But that's life... Khall, I'm glad Jopli...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Blob, I hope you get MM figured out! But I'm glad RP is going so well for you. Sue B, yay for no sore feet on Tio!! That is always great after pulling shoes near winter time. Lynx had Sunday mostly off (just did light groundwork)since the show was Saturday. And he had yesterday off as I was too busy...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Demi, you guys always impress me!

SF, glad the GUTX might be helping! I've wondered.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse to breathe through work?
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Teaching a horse to breathe through work?

When I was a teen I had a western trainer that would always have me take a big deep breath when I mounted and I wasn't supposed to walk on until the horse did as well.

Was the benefit for the horse or me? Not sure ha!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Demi, That sounds like the test went really well and you got useful comments which is the best! You're making me think about trying these virtual shows too! Today I did a hunter jumper show. I nearly had a panic attack before going in but we put in a good round doing the pile of poles hunters and eq...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: I have a young horse who circles his head/neck when..
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: I have a young horse who circles his head/neck when..

To me, this is very normal young horse behavior.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

Mountaineer, I think your plan doesn't sound like a bad one. And if you revisit it after a week or two and it's still there maybe you approach it a different way. I had a great lesson on Lynx today after a few days away on a short vacation. It was a dressage lesson and the dressage trainer said he l...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

And I think Exvet has been very clear that she has some of her own physical obstacles. Like most of us in one way or the other but there's no way around it that it does affect the horse to some extent. I actually called my bodyworker out because for a few weeks, sometimes Lynx would give me the wron...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12535

Re: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress

I get what you are saying Chisamba. And I'm not sure that exvet is saying much different in reality. Ryeissa, I also get your point and I'm one to always make sure that there's no physical issues. Some would say I'm a little overzealous and having the vet out or body workers. But for me the peace of...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle

We are working on shoulder fore and shoulder in so I know he can do it but it's just figuring out how to properly ask for it on the circle and get the response. I would love to see video if/when you get some. It would be very beneficial given how he wants to travel on the lunge. I think I will lunge...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle

We are working on shoulder fore and shoulder in so I know he can do it but it's just figuring out how to properly ask for it on the circle and get the response. I would love to see video if/when you get some.

It would be very beneficial given how he wants to travel on the lunge.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle

I prefer not to use side reins or anything if possible. But my thinking is I always try and look at whatever work we are doing and ask is this helping him physically or mentally in any way? Or is this posture harmful or not helpful? Of course there can be an argument for with or without in regards t...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Horse looks awful on lunge but fine under saddle

Lunging is definitely a skill that is good to learn. I am in the camp now of not using SRs. I’ve used all manners of SRs and chambons etc over the years. I don’t find the need to now because I incorporate lateral work while lunging. One of my big exercises I like to use is what the western people c...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage today on demand, ridely app, others?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Dressage today on demand, ridely app, others?

I'm thinking of joining ride IQ. Not as many videos but basically audio lessons. Just something to keep me on track in between lessons. But I am a very visual learner so I've thought about J.J. Tate's or Karen Rohlf's. Does anyone have a ballpark price range for a basic membership? Ride IQ is $30 fr...

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