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by khall
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

First canter US with Joplin and it was a no drama event:) First ride off line WT, 7th ride overall. Incredibly stoked with my homebred, self trained with fab help from Cedar Potts-Warner with my Lusitano X filly. She shows such maturity sensitivity but so sensible and I loff her!!
by khall
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1703

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Laddie! Hope you find the halt soon Mountaineer, LOL! Flight as always you are inspiring. Norsey is really coming along. Our July Cedar clinic was incredibly successful for all riders and no one passed out from the heat:) Could have been much worse for sure weather wise. I could not have been more h...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going through Heartworm treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Going through Heartworm treatment

First of all Chancellor thank you so much from a southerner that has been involved in rescue for adopting one in need. Yes HWs are endemic here in the south and many dogs end up with them from poor owners or other lack of care i.e. strays. I've been through HW treatment with quite a few of my foster...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)
Replies: 34
Views: 584

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

Big hugs DJR! What horrible time you have been having:( So so sorry about Panache. I lost one of my favorite mares to colic (Joplin's dam) in 2016 just a few short months after Mark died. It is hard. She was not a surgery candidate. Hope your filly continues to heal well with no lasting issues and F...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 577

Re: Lightbulb Moments

Excellent points both exvet and chisamba! Good take home to work on for sure.

Don't you feel most dressage riders tend to be type A people? Where we are always wanting that bit more? When we should not or as exvet says wait? Raise hand high here!!
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1703

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Dang exvet you will be introducing FCs before you know it! Good job Junior!! Stay safe with Deneb Chisamba, she is a lovely mover so I understand your wanting to bring her back into work, I hope she keeps her brain about her better. Eh ride today, hot as hades and Rip said why are we out here? Was n...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: About skin cancer.........
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: About skin cancer.........

I have not though probably will as well in the future. My dad had a sizable place removed from his chin a few years ago. It took a bit for it to come back to full feeling (cut some nerves, left him a bit tingly) but has not come back.

Jingles for quick healing and no return of the cancer.
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

MC will you need a hip replacement? A friend who rides in the clinics I host had one, says it's the best thing she ever did to help her riding. Hope you can get some answers! I injured my right butt sit bone last week in pilates. Doing a stretch accidentally went too far (damn gumby self) and heard ...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1703

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Dresseur hope you can get some answers and some healing. Quelah one of my WBs was shown last year WD. I think she would do well WD except I don't like riding in Western saddles! (or have yet to find one I feel is comfortable) I had sent her to a WD trainer who did the showing, over 80% at intro leve...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 577

Re: Lightbulb Moments

It is especially humbling when it is something we already know! It does help to hear from different instructors similar fixes just said in a different way. Or same instructor coming at the issue a bit differently and the Ah Ha moment happens. IMO it also helps to ride different horses. They can brin...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Moving into town

Timely thread for what I am going through with my parents right now. Instead of moving them into town though or into a retirement assisted living place we are building an apartment behind our house on our 40+ acre farm. Neither of my parents wanted to move into an assisted living facility, neither a...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Thanks PaulaO! While Cori was not the most talented of souls I sure appreciated her safeness US. One time I was cantering along in a light seat, letting roll on and had a covey of quail burst up right under her nose. Cori never even flenched. Rip would have had heart failure and been in the next cou...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

Blob cantering downhill on Rip scares me so I've never done it! This from a former event rider, LOL! Trotting felt great down the steeper grade. Oh I like the sideways up hill, not sure Rip will:/ Sue that is a good one too, trot, halt trot downhill. Could add in a bit of RB too, hmm. Some good stuf...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1703

Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Yesterday was the start of July and man is it hot and humid here! We are high 90's and supposed to hit 100 tomorrow and the humidity is always present:( but I have a clinic to prep for so I am slogging on. My goals are to ride/work them at least 4 times a week (all 3), get on Joplin and ride her wit...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 175

caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

I used to event many moons ago, so cross training was kind of built in to my work. I have not jumped in years though at least not under saddle, I have done some free jumping but not much. With Joplin she was showing some sticky stifles (growth spurt and butt high a bit) so I was trying to do some ca...
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Chin Padding
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Chin Padding

I've also made my own using velcro and shoulder padding I have gotten at Walmart. Synthetic fleece not wool.
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Chin Padding
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Chin Padding

I use these for my grazing muzzles. https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Muzzle-Liner-Sheepskin-Black/dp/B07C2Y91ZN/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cr_simh_0_26?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07C2Y91ZN&pd_rd_r=913e99f6-8007-40d4-a9dc-28ecf0f03599&pd_rd_w=uAxt6&pd_rd_wg=algMw&pf_rd_p=67aa5820-8762-4202-90ba-881...
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Stamina
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Stamina

That's interesting piedmont re long torso. I had seen that clinic and thought about going to audit. Will try to next time.
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Not Sweet Itch or Worms
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Not Sweet Itch or Worms

Hayburner I just get in there when washing the tail. I was a vet tech at a breeding farm so have been on the tail end of many a mare:) You can use wipes or wash clothes etc. Yes Joplin gets beans around her vulva and I have to clean them out regularly. This time of year the gunk builds quickly in ou...
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Stamina
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Stamina

Swimming? Or just ride more. Riding is pretty aerobic workout.
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Palomino gelding Rajahi pronounced Ra-gee was my first ever horse when I was 14. We evented together through Training level schooled Prelim. Raj was an extremely safe jumper and an incredible trail horse. I was probably 17 in this picture. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2369450899760272&...
by khall
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 9893

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Excellent show reports Rye, Mountaineer and Goldhorse (and welcome! What a pretty boy you have!!) Some lovely pictures and good video Rosie. So fun to see everyone! SF hope your eternal pit of hand walking despair is over by end of July. As for me, I've been working 2 regularly, adding back in Gaila...
by khall
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Not Sweet Itch or Worms
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Not Sweet Itch or Worms

I deal with a tail scrubbing Lusitano (also known and has long flowing locks!) just the top of her tail thank goodness but still, grr. I wash her tail, vulva, anus and teats weekly per my vet's instruction. Often will wash her tail twice a week if needed. Use baby wipes to really get around the anus...
by khall
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PRP or ProStride
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: PRP or ProStride

SF sorry late coming to this topic. I had IRAP done on my older mare over a year ago. She has bilateral OCD in her stifles that was aggravated after being up for 10 months after foundering from dex. She is sound now, though has not been worked due to lack of time on my part and is 24 this year. We d...
by khall
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Safe sport

Blob Yes it did: Public information from Hillary Ridland: RG’s abuse started when she was 13. Four other victims stood up with her Saturday after the Grand Prix at The Oaks. Rob was in his late 20s and 30s at that time. If you don't know who Hillary Ridland is: http://www.lagunabeachhorselovers.com/...
by khall
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Lunging Cavesson

I have one very similar from Dressage Extensions. It's sitting in my tack room barely used. I hate it. Heavy and unwieldy. I would sell it if you are interested. I like the lighter ones that have the bicycle chain in the nose piece and form to the nose of the horse. I bought mine from DP saddlery an...
by khall
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Dieting
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Dieting

Scruffy I'm there with you! Rather than diet I like to eat clean, which is about being mindful of what you eat. Eat whole foods, few ingredients no processed food. With what I am dealing with in my parents (both diagnosed with dementia, with Alzheimers in the family, my mother's father) I am also lo...
by khall
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 41
Views: 1824

Re: My Situation

MC that is a good price! They are a nice mower and heavy duty use no problem. I have never put the numbers together if I had to move. DH and I may downsize at some point. Not sure if we would move from our area or not. If I went anywhere it would be FL. Yeah horses and multiple ones get pricey. I st...
by khall
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 74
Views: 1420

Re: Trainers riding through you.

I absolutely know what it feels like to have a trainer ride through you. The only time that has occurred was with Mark and it took several years to get to that point. Towards the end of our time together Mark would sit up on the hill and instruct me in the arena (the viewing for my arena is up above...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: When you develop a new standard for a gait...
Replies: 27
Views: 770

Re: When you develop a new standard for a gait...

exvet is that not an exercise you have done before? That is one Mark used early on both in hand and US. He called it advance the haunch. Anja B uses it a good bit along with counter SI. How steep was the angle? We start fairly shallow and as the horse gains strength and flexibility gets to the point...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Fans for inside trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Fans for inside trailer

I had mine installed after market. My local auto shop did the deal. They run off the power from the light hook up. Have an on/off switch. In 2008 I had to haul a mare and foal to FL 4+ hours in July for GOV inspections. 96 and had to run with the trailer closed up because of the foal. All windows an...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Safe sport

Abby your opinion on SS and its implication is not why I said your comments were disgusting, but your emphasis on feminism and judging the accusers without any information: women are vindictive and your rationalizing RG's actions: it was so long ago, he learned better, the teenagers threw themselves...
by khall
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Safe sport

Actually I think it takes way more courage to speak out and follow through than it does to "handle it yourself" which does not protect the next person down the line they go after. I would hope my Eagle scout of a DH and DS would have moral behavior for their entire lives when it comes to s...
by khall
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Safe sport

Good grief Abby, taking this a bit far aren't you? I am not dancing on RG's grave in any way. It was his decision to take his life. IMO that was a decision he made and can only be attributed to him. I am saying that from what is known that RG did have sexual relations with under age teenagers and he...
by khall
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Safe sport

Nothing in life is fair, a USEF membership is not a right it is a privilege that can be revoked for many reasons. SS was developed because of the rampant abuse of minors in sports that they are part of, equestrian sports just being one of those sports. SS may have some issues with it's process but s...
by khall
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: lateral work: why, how to, and where for

I see Mountaineer also halts in lateral work, do any of you do RB in SI or HI? That was also a Mark exercise, never had done it before I worked with him. He is also the one who got me started with counter SI and doing lateral work on bending lines. All of the other instructors I had worked with only...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 571

lateral work: why, how to, and where for

demi had suggested a lateral work thread and I am happy to start one! Lateral work has been a cornerstone of the work I do with my horses for years now. I had of course done lateral work with all of my horses US before I met Mark. Then once I started working with Mark I learned so much more about th...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 9893

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Bless you chisamba for saving Excalibur aka Scally. Keep us posted on his transformation! Love the marking:) SF very elegant picture of you on Kyra! Mari oh my! Very expressive photo!! Congrats on sticking that and finishing well. Appy's!! Flight Norsey is one big dude! Lovely halt and a great smile...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2671

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

The inside rein is the rein that the horse is bent to regardless of placement in the arena. I'm game for a lateral work thread! I do find many people are confused about the differences in lateral work. It is my bread and butter:) and I teach it many ways both US and from the ground. Use it to fix is...
by khall
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2671

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

That is exciting demi! That is an interesting exercise. Do you know exactly what your instructor was aiming for using these particular pieces of the puzzle? I love riding squares, really makes you ride with precision keeping the horse on the aids. We are having rain and storms these last several day...
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 75
Views: 2450

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

tlkidding that is a nice looking/moving young gelding! Jingles he vets out cleanly:)
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 119
Views: 4378

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I don't really agree that the lack of reactivity indicates physical issues always. It can, but it can also be that particular horse's tendencies. It has nothing to do with being hot or lazy IMO. In fact a hot horse can often be behind the leg. I do agree fitness plays a part and IMO training that be...
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 338
Views: 9893

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I've been off of Rip since his tooth extraction. Still working on line and in hand in the caveson. Had to have the vet out today to take a look at the extraction site. It is not healing well. He has developed a dry socket and it is not granulating in. May have to go back in and debride the site. Sti...
by khall
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 52
Views: 2143

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

Dang SF, hope it is not a big deal and Annabelle will still be on track for work this summer.
by khall
Fri May 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2671

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Thanks demi for posting some video. Rocky looks nicely active and good in the bridle in the trot. I am not seeing what Rye sees, she looks perfectly happy to do the trot work. What I am seeing in the W C transition is that she is not strong enough yet for this transition and she is flattening in it,...
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 75
Views: 2450

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Good luck! I hope you can find what you are looking for.
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2671

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

I don't agree chisamba, pause the video and see where he is crossing the inside HL over the outside HL in the LY and does step under the CL. That is a lovely horse.
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 75
Views: 2450

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Xan I agree completely with your assessment that this gelding has problems with his hind fetlocks. If you look at the picture of him standing with L side presented the angle of his L fetlock is where I would like to see when the leg is vertical yet it is set behind him. You bring that hind leg forwa...

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