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by khall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 21
Views: 1226

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

I did MC, just have not been able to post any yet. Got done with the clinic and have had appointments with my parents for 3 days now. The injury she had in October was very minor, a "sprained ankle" is what my vet called it. She is shod now behind to support her behind. She is a bit chubby...
by khall
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 21
Views: 1226

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

So incredibly proud of my filly Joplin as we did our first trot steps US this weekend with no drama or issues. Joplin is exactly what I hoped for when I bred her dam a Han/TB to Saphiro a Lusitano stallion. She has 3 lovely gaits, a great mind, kind and sweet and just such an easy young horse to dea...
by khall
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: My Situation

MC I am so sorry for your loss and the situation you are now facing. I can certainly understand your fears because I too would be in your spot if something happened to my DH and have seen what Mark's wife has had to deal with after his death. I hope you can find some answers. Cyber hugs to you.
by khall
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 55
Views: 1272

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

An incredibly successful clinic with Cedar this past weekend. Worked on Spanish Walk, piaffe work, passage work and more collection in the canter with Rip. Lateral work, start of half steps, and GO in the canter with Gaila. AND trotted Joplin under saddle all 3 days with no drama at all. Boy does sh...
by khall
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March & April Goals and Progress
Replies: 55
Views: 1272

Re: March & April Goals and Progress

I'm like exvet I just want to ride! Between the weather, my parents, farm life in general it has been difficult. Hosting Cedar this weekend and storms are predicted for Sunday sigh. While many of you are dealing with freezing temps, snow and general nasty winter weather, here in Georgia we have move...
by khall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking

I'm sorry SF that is tough, young mare, winter and stall rest UGH. It's been years since I've had to stall rest for any length of time a youngster, it is not fun. My sympathies fully and completely.
by khall
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Favorite short girth?
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: Favorite short girth?

I have forward girth groove used to be round but have changed to more oval with their work and round LusoX youngster. I use different ones depending on the horse: Rip total saddle fit stretch tec or nunn finer piaffe (one of the softest girths I've ever used) Gaila ovation anatomic (not sure if they...
by khall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Beautiful weather here last couple of days and am getting some horses worked thank goodness! All are going well, today worked on Rip with T,C,T transitions, W,C,W and W,CC,W transitions. Had a few bumps initially but he smoothed out nicely. One thing I worked on was riding with precision in my arena...
by khall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do MC and I really have different gripes with Trump?
Replies: 64
Views: 1962

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

That money was donated during HRC's run for President in 2008 not during her time as SOS. Uranium One has been determined to not be the smoking gun you are making it out to be Literiding for HRC. If you have such ability to discern who is a crook in the political arena then I would hope your radar i...
by khall
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse
Replies: 93
Views: 2485

Re: Ponderings/mystifyment/bafflement - The 75K+ sales horse

Exvet's post hits very close to home with my situation right now. My parents thankfully do have savings but not 1 million and with 2 of them going to need memory care how quickly will that go? I could never see spending $50,000 or more on a horse. I just could not justify spending that on a horse ev...
by khall
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How often do you ride/work your horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: How often do you ride/work your horse?

I aim for 5 days a week with Rip, 3-4 days a week with Gaila and Joplin. A mix of arena, pasture and lunge and/or in hand. Summer of 2017 I spent most of it working in hand in the barn aisle with a fan blowing on us. It was brutally hot. Lately with other issues (parents, weather) I am lucky to get ...
by khall
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1737

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I sincerely apologize to you Chisamba, it was not clear to me when you referenced my videos that there was a compliment in there. Thank you for that compliment. Because of my flexibility (I could have been a contortionist I had so much flexibility) I need to ride with a bit more positive tension in ...
by khall
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1737

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Chisamba I used to be a gymnast, you absolutely cannot be tense in order to do a tumbling run. You need power, suppleness, shock absorbing but not tension, that is how you injure yourself. It is that controlled power that I try to emulate when riding my energy efficient horses. You also are riding a...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

I'm so sorry for those who are dealing with harsh weather, injured horses and injured humans. I'm sure you guys are like me you just want to get riding regularly! Last week was really nice here and I got all 3 horses worked several days in a row, actually riding a couple over the days. I am dealing ...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1737

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

Rye very interesting article and confirms what Mark always said in that as the horse begins to engage their slings they will get narrower across the withers. I found this to be true of both Rip and Gaila. I have a wither tracing from them when they were younger (pretty much identical tracings for th...
by khall
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Annwylid Dare to Dream
Replies: 150
Views: 14432

Re: Annwylid Dare to Dream

Yeah exvet and Jr! Very happy for you and your boy. I have to disagree though you look like a kid on that pony:)
by khall
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 87
Views: 1737

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I also deal with this issue with Rip and his sister Gaila. They are just not that reactive to the GO aid. So I have done the chase them off, ask with light aid and if they do not respond chase them off with both leg and whip. If that is what I am working on then I just work on that, don't worry abou...
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2031

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

Yay! That is awesome!!
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10457

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

I'm so sorry Xan! Jingles for a new job soon!!
by khall
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Great job Flight! You poor ones on the southern hemisphere, that is some hot weather. Rosie you and Bliss are tough! All that snow and cold I would be huddled up by the fire refusing to step outside. I hate cold weather, heck I freeze here in Georgia when it is in the 40's! I am getting nothing done...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Uses of the Rail/Wall
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Uses of the Rail/Wall

Of course there are valuable uses for the wall/rail as has been listed already, but I am a ride off the rail kind of rider to test and see if the horse is really there under me properly. One fun clinic I rode in years ago the clinician had me doing very precise WT transitions making sure I had contr...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Not getting much accomplished here between the rain and the other weather or my other responsibilities (aging parents and doctors appt). Joplin when she is getting worked is showing how sensible she is. Our farm is next to a tree nursery and they are clearing out in prep for spring. Their burn pile ...
by khall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Good Exercises for Greenies/basics

blob I do in hand work with my greenies to teach them lateral work from the ground (SI, counter SI, HI and eventually HP and renvere). For US, serpentines for suppleness and transitions for strength. Some caveletti too for strength. That is the exact exercise Cedar had me riding clinic before last. ...
by khall
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

exvet sounds like you are heading in the right direction with Jr, hope he figures it out and gets stronger to develop this year even better. Riding out is a wonderful way to get them fit and stronger, love being able to add in outside the sandbox. I am lucky to have some rolling pastures to ride in ...
by khall
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals
Replies: 201
Views: 5961

Re: 2019 and Jan/Feb goals

Right now I would just like to get to ride! Between Rip and Gaila running fevers and now rain for over a week riding is just not in the cards. I do have an all weather arena, but even it is being taxed with all the rain we are having and more predicted tonight and tomorrow! Heck I need 4 wd just to ...
by khall
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Deadly fungus on Chincoteague

Just google swamp cancer or pythiosis, there is lots of information out there on this disease. Initially when Rip and the other horses here started with their problems in 2015 my vet thought pythium was considered to be the culprit, but that has since been determined to not be the case. My horses we...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Update on Rip and Gaila and a bit of a puzzle. All 4 of my horses on 12-21 were vaccinated with rhinomune and flu avert IN (have used both of these vaccines regularly over the years with no issues in my horses). On 12-24 48 hours later is when Rip and Gaila started with the NQR and then fever. My ve...
by khall
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1620

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Wow that is pretty presumptuous of your trainer to ask for the PPE results that you paid for. Now if she offered $ for them to help reimburse you for your output, sure. But just to assume because she is purchasing the mare with fairly recent PPE that she is entitled to them is IMO beyond the pale. I...
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

SF no idea as of yet. Sending off nasal swabs and manure to check for different illnesses. Adding in a 3rd antibiotic since both horses are showing very low WBC counts. Rip has been stable with his temp today but poor Gaila is getting hit hard. I found her at 10 pm last night in the field just shaki...
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

Gosh SueB I am so sorry you lost your precious Lucy. It is so hard to lose them so unexpectedly.

I am glad your DS made it on his trip and back home safely.
by khall
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Jingles needed for Rip and Gaila

Christmas Eve Rip was NQR, had the vet out and bloodwork was off. WBC down, liver enzymes slightly elevated. He ended up breaking with a fever later that day. Then Gaila was NQR that afternoon and she ended up with a fever as well. Vet started Rip on antibiotics but when Gaila broke with a fever was...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse
Replies: 61
Views: 2031

Re: I hate colic-Round 2, different horse

I'm sorry gold horse.
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10457

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

Scruffy Xan is talking about going Prelim, I had a 15.1 hh mutt of a horse that could make time at Prelim. Going advanced is another thing, but Prelim is not that challenging to make time. I like this young horse because he is game and like josette said he seems to have a great brain. He got put int...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10457

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

I really like that KWPN/DHH cross gelding. He looks like he could really gallop and jump which is exactly what you need for CC. The one MC posted is a nice horse as well, a bit more polished.
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Year In Review
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Year In Review

My biggest accomplishment this year has been finding Cedar to work with. So happy to be able to host her regularly here and she is developing quite the following. She's got Rip and I working SW in hand, now to transfer it to US. I am excited to continue to work with Cedar in 2019. Already have 2 cli...
by khall
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 11182

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Chisamba I agree with Rye if it isn't broke don't fix it:) Though I do think there are some horses that do not like bits and go better bitless. There are lots of options to go bitless, I've ridden in just a rope halter before and I had a long debate on the bosal/hackamore (which is what a bosal is c...
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: If you like Iberian horses on a budget..

I've been eyeing them and they are some nice looking horses. Even the palomino youngster looks like a fun one.

Goldhorse I had heard about that hoarding situation a few years ago and had known of some Iberian people who had gone in to evaluate them as they were being dispersed.
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Godspeed Indiana Jones (4 legged, not 2 legged) aka Indy

We lost one of the good ones today. Though Indy was not mine technically, I cared for him for many years and put many a riding mile on him off and on over the years. We found Indy for a student at that time of mine who needed a tall horse with a good mind (he was 17 hh ASBx). He was 4, somewhat brok...
by khall
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 11182

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

piedmont do you know if that bit is legal to show in? Bit clinic sounds interesting, I've never attended one. I have some exciting news. I will be hosting Jillian Kreinbring in May 2019 for a biomechanics lecture and 2 lesson days in Georgia. Her lectures have so much information to them. Looking fo...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

I try really hard not to limp! One I could not get by with though. I ended up tearing my meniscus in my left knee after a fall, it was not immediate but happened later that night getting out of a booth at a restaurant. I'm sure the tear started after the fall, direct impact of knee to ground but was...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Do you always tell you SO when you have an oops or a close call with the horses?

I don't. Unless it is an injury requiring a doctor visit I don't tell. I've sported some nasty bruises, one full outside thigh (that one had me peeing blood initially) that I made sure to keep my clothes on while it healed. Helps DH goes to bed earlier than I do. Most recent is from today, partial h...
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10457

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

Is the big pinto WB the one that I had found on FB that was such a nice mover?

Good luck, sounds like Gwen can help you re Ireland.
by khall
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 11182

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Ouch! Sporting a lovely bruise (partial hoof print) on my hip. Was working Rip in hand and he spooked bucked and kicked out. Caught me pretty good with his toe, not full hoof thankfully. Ibuprofen for the foreseeable future. Pretty sore in that hip joint. Not surprising, he is known to fling feet ar...
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: In a world where you can be anything..be kind to yourself

Excellent thought Chisamba! Yes I do think we need to appreciate what we and others can do well more than worrying about what we cannot do well.
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Merry Christmas from Chancellor!

Great picture/card! Yikes on the appendectomy and Merry Christmas! I'm terrible with cards so do not participate either.
by khall
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 10457

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

Xan I know this one is in Ontario, but she is cute. The FB ad has her at $25k not $30. CCS Vanya. http://www.tiaraequine.com/for-sale.html
by khall
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 11182

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

It sounds like what you are looking for MC is exactly why I like the approach of those who schooled with NO. Very very deliberate and slow introduction to the bit and bridle first in hand then US. Mark always first showed the horse how to reach out and down with the neck in hand, then he taught them...
by khall
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 332
Views: 11182

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

MC I do think Tsavo is banned, not just time out. She was given a time out and still was crying foul, Chancelor said bye bye which I took to mean she is banned. I do wonder if she found a horse. I do not miss her picking fights over stupid stuff. Who cares if some use acupuncture/chiro? But she coul...
by khall
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Do you to the barn when you don't feel well?

Pretty much yeah, I go. I am sole caretaker of the horses and other animals on the farm here and have lost my main barn help this summer. I've been known to be puking sick and still head to the barn or running a fever and be out building stalls etc. When I was a WS at a dressage barn I got so sick w...
by khall
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Ignorance and getting rolled
Replies: 46
Views: 1665

Re: Ignorance and getting rolled

I fully agree Tarlo Farm! We are learning more about how the election was tainted and not just by the Russians! But by Trump himself. I do not think Pence is re-electable at all. He is no way has any of the same pull that Trump did (remember Trump lost the popular vote by quite a bit and only won th...

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