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by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat May 21, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Wow Demi, you guys look so good together. I'm excited to watch the partnership grow. First the working student situation goes I'm sure she will be disappointed but that is life. I think it's fair to want a little more one-on-one time with your new girl. Perhaps just try and give the working student ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 19, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Demi, so excited for you. I do hope you all share photos and videos of you on your girl. The show got cancelled this weekend- It's supposed to drop to 40 degrees from 85 degrees and then they are calling for rain and snow. It's very much needed but I understand people not wanting to come to a show. ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue May 17, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

I really liked the angle of the video, so clear to see what's going on in the transitions. Thanks Chisamba.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 16, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Demi, fingers crossed for the PPE! SF- glad things are going so well with Tesla. Hopefully Annabelle will be 100 % soon. Susan- glad Kyra seems to be doing better! Exvet, sounds like an interesting clinic. I can't wait to hear how Brandon does at bigger show. You will be back there with Junior befor...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat May 14, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Khall, jingles for Juliet. That sounds like a tricky situation and I think it's good to have a line drawn in the sand regarding safety around here. I do hope she will be okay. Goldhorse, I'm so sorry to read the latest about Piggy. I hope he recovers well. He obviously has a huge heart and a great, ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 13, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

SF, yeah he's on a probiotic (just probios) and the daily Gold. For a long time I thought it made a difference but I also skipped a month of the sand clear... But I think he just really needs it every single month. It's just so sandy where he is. Susan, that is weird!! I sure hope Kyra is okay. If s...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 13, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Chisamba, looks like a ton of fun. I'm envious of all the green you have surrounding you, beautiful.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 13, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

I'm tired reading that Heddylamar. I hope it sells fast, I'm sure it will! Hope you are okay Blob. Khall, very exciting!! And probably a nice change to ride in the field in good weather. Well, the vet thought Lynx looked good via video so we shall continue on and strength. He has gotten really girth...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed May 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: HTBF Colonel Brandon
Replies: 67
Views: 8183

Re: HTBF Colonel Brandon

Nice! Thank you Exvet. You guys look so good. I always like to watch your videos for good inspiration. I think Lynx scored 6.5 on gaits overall but just schooling shows, especially with an L judge. With an S judge we got a 7 on gaits in one test which I thought was very generous lol!! His walk is de...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed May 11, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Jingles for Blob and for Annebelle! Hope all humans and horses feel better. Bummer about the show Khall. I was supposed to do a clinic with Jessica Wisdom end of May but it got postponed until fall. I am trying to find something to go do. I definitely want to go to an off property schooling show. A ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue May 10, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: HTBF Colonel Brandon
Replies: 67
Views: 8183

Re: HTBF Colonel Brandon

Wow Exvet. Besides the few little bobbles, Brandon looks very grown up compared to a few months ago! Very good test, I'm impressed. Especially with the flapping tents.

Do you care to share what kind of scores you got on his gaits? I'm just trying to learn :)
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun May 08, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

I'm interested to play with him the next week and we will see what vet thinks from the video I sent (if they want to come out or not.)

I will definitely talk to them about any options to help him feel his best.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat May 07, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Good luck Exvet! I can't wait for the show report and hopefully some videos :) Susan, I hope Kyra's leg is okay. Horses!! Mountaineer, good boy Potters! He does remind me a little bit of Lynx mentally from your description. Last week when we were having extreme winds I had a lesson in the indoor and...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sat May 07, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Blob, yeah half of the arena was still wet so we were limited (and I was in a lesson) but I'll try to do a more true straight line on Sunday.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 06, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Khall, I have thought about it. I wasn't sure if it would be useful if it's more soft tissue related (so far any X-rays were clean) but certainly wouldn't hurt to ask about and not harmful to try I don't think.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 06, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

https://youtube.com/shorts/YM0HE63w3SY?feature=share some trot to the right, although video is less clear.
https://youtube.com/shorts/ZyLVsTQBLVM?feature=share and more trot and canter
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 06, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Thank you so much Exvet. It definitely is what it's all about and I have learned a time or two the lesson of not trusting my gut... I always regret it. That being said he felt pretty good today. I of course do not ride nearly as well as my trainers. And today especially I really rode him as up and o...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri May 06, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Thank you Ryeissa. No matter what, he's a fun little horse and I enjoy him.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Khall, thank you, that's very kind.

Edited to add yes he was 5 panel tested and n/n for all. I also consulted with our very own Kelo on his bloodlines and she gave me the green light on bloodlines alone as far as not likely to have genetic issues to her knowledge.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Blob, I will definitely play with that and hopefully get video to compare this weekend. Last Sunday we were doing a poll work exercise and I thought that was telling as well. It was some trot poles set up in a straight line. I want to say 8 poles in a row? I think in the middle of there is a slight ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Khall, Yes he did lose a hind leg but that was the only time in that ride. He has been losing hind leg a lot more the last few weeks. Just not on Friday when I videoed lol! Which I did I think was hopefully, It's happening less. But it's never happened as much as it has the last few weeks... My husb...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

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 thi...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

In May he presented with mild effusion in the right stifle when he was living in an extreme muddy paddock. But yes I think it's a combination between SI and stifle. But like the vet pointed out to me you can see his quadricep does not fire well on that side. (The ripple.) The last chiropractic appoi...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

I will say part of my paranoia is because he is such a good boy overall and I just always want to make sure that he is feeling good and that I'm giving him whatever he needs. The stifle/young horse stuff definitely is tricky and it always feels like a balancing act. I do still need spring shots thou...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Thanks guys. I do definitely see something although to me it appears to be stifle related (It's the muscles on his quadriceps that kind of tip me off there.) I'm going to give it a little bit more time just focusing on strengthening and I think time will tell pretty quickly. I was mildly worried in ...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Khall- the article you linked sounds similar to the work of "The Traveling Horse Witch" on Facebook.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Thu May 05, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Boss trainer and I were discussing this in my lesson yesterday. Every horse has a harder way. (Heck, I have a harder way!) Then you plug away diligently at the harder way, and it becomes the easier way, and then you focus a bit more on the new harder side, and so it goes on. I think he's looking pr...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 02, 2022 11:44 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?

Ryeissa they are such sensitive creatures... Good for you for figuring it out when your horse was telling you something was up.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 02, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2222

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

Goals: keep getting Lynx and I both stronger
Enter another schooling show
Get off property at least once.
Ride in the field.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 02, 2022 5:45 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?

Ryeissa glad you figured it out!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 02, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/Jac4bFrZsqk here is the other direction, he definitely has a harder time this way and you can see a little bit of that head tossing behavior. We will see. We have one more week and if things aren't improving even more then I would like the vet out. But so far he does seem to be impr...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon May 02, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

https://youtu.be/9l7MrO0m5WE Here is a video of Lynx with the dressage trainer on him. It was at the end of my lesson, I just asked her to hop on for a minute to see. Please no overly critical comments on the trainer, she's a silver medalist that I trust a lot. But I definitely think Lynx perhaps ha...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

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

I didn't put goals yet. This time is starting a little rough with Lynx having the mystery cough and honestly just feeling pretty squirrely under saddle. And I've been feeling off too. Mentally and physically. Not sure why, just struggling a little. I think my only real goal right now is to just get...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

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

Blob, I think that sounds like a great plan. The nice thing about Jeremy is there lots of videos on YouTube of his clinics, as well as his own channel with videos of him riding. He's also published a lot of articles so I feel he's easy to get a sense of without auditing. I think giving the organizer...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

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 unpredicta...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Straightforward, really nice! I especially love the camera angle down the close long side. Makes it really clear to see!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10990

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

Demi, thinking of your SIL. Exvet, Straightforward, Khall and Aleuronx- sounds like things are going well and very exciting!! Spring is in the air. I have two things to report. On Saturday I took a friends pony to his first Dressage show. It didn't go exactly as hoped but it was okay. He's a very gr...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

Thanks Anne. It's Ollie. He definitely is a pretty guy.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Imperini, I love it!!
by Lipsmackerpony88
Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'
Replies: 47
Views: 2309

Re: Oldster on a hunger strike---farewell to 'K'

So sorry. What a beautiful tribute to K and Bertha. What partnerships you had. Sounds they both had wonderful lives with you
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

Just for cuteness. He's learning well that there is a time to play and a time to chill.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

Quelah, oh he's actually a border collie Kelpie heeler mix so you are still correct! But I'm familiar with border Collies but the Kelpie/heeler part in my opinion is more challenging. He's actually matured a lot the last year and I know I make it sound like he's horrible but he's not. Deep down he's...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:28 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?

We put hind shoes back on today. So hopefully that helps (He seemed to do well in the fall with him.) The only reason we took them off is because of the snow. If he seems to go better with them then I might as well just keep them on.
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having 3 dogs is like having 2 toddlers
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Having 3 dogs is like having 2 toddlers

Thanks for the laugh! I only have two and I still feel this way...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:15 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?

Would it ease your mind to get a complete lameness workup done by a vet who specializes in this stuff? I know I love my regular vet, who I have used for years, but was fortunate enough to luck into meeting a really top-notch sporthorse specialist who gave Potters a really thorough examination and h...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:53 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?

How does he move? Does he swing the leg in an arc rather than stepping straight through. I had a horse that pulled/tore the round ligament in the hip. I don't remember how he stood but as he moved he swung that leg out in an arc. He healed up fine but sure moved strangely for a while. Susan Well se...
by Lipsmackerpony88
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:41 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 like Warrick Schiller's new approach for some stuff. Much more mindful than it used to be years ago.

Also you might check into Nashon Cook.

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