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by khall
Sat May 21, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kittens!
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Kittens!

Adorable!!! Congratulations:)
by khall
Sat May 21, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Demi she’s beautiful! Love her movement!! You and she look very well matched. What is so nice about the Iberians is their ability to collect. That and their sensitivity. Having ridden WBs now for many years I really appreciate the Iberian’s abilities. Having ridden Andalusians and Lusitanos the Anda...
by khall
Fri May 20, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Huge mom brag!
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Huge mom brag!

My DS is at college pursuing engineering and robotics. He and his electric autonomous vehicle team from Kennesaw placed first in their competition beating much bigger schools like Ga Tech!! Second year they’ve won:)

https://www.facebook.com/10006649060304 ... 65007/?d=n
by khall
Wed May 18, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Chisamba do you start your changes sequence as soon as you get Saiph straight on the diagonal? I was having issues in Portugal fitting in the sequence changes on the quarter line in a small arena and that was the advice of the instructor. As soon as I turned and got straight change. Got 4 changes on...
by khall
Tue May 17, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

That looks very helpful to keep Caliburn together.
by khall
Mon May 16, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Exvet it sounds very similar to the approach that JP and Cedar has for FCs. If you want I can pm a video that shows what JP had Cedar doing with Zorro as a young horse who now is well confirmed GP with lovely tempi changes https://fb.watch/d247L2P6sF/ Well shoot no black dot:(. Ah well. Won’t try ag...
by khall
Sun May 15, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Demi so sorry about your sil. I hope her trip back home goes smoothly. Peace to you and your family. Jingles for clean ppe! Excited to see some video. I know it’s difficult to even think about a new horse. But hopefully she will give you something to look forward to.
by khall
Sun May 15, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Goldhorse I don’t regret that I treated my older mare initially. She had not only been a wonderful riding mare but also foaled out two of the horses I own still. One retired one riding and I find out Monday if she is in foal. It was a long 10 months of stall rest but she handled it well. She was sou...
by khall
Sat May 14, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Exvet yeah trauma was also what our vet brought up but Juliet has a history of eye issues both eyes over the last several years. Some were true ulcers but most were not. She would have a flair, we would treat and it would subside until the next time. I had mentioned uveitis to the treating vet at th...
by khall
Sat May 14, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Goldhorse I’m so sorry. I’ve dealt with laminitis as well. It was a long road. Ended up losing my old mare last September to it at 26 after 6 years of good. Prascend is what helped her until it did not. Joplin is a typical metabolic looking horse and I always worry about her. Soaked hay is the norm ...
by khall
Fri May 13, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Piedmont if Juliet shows she will get dangerous if she loses vision in that eye most definitely she will either have to go or be put down. Remarkably on the ground when leading she is rarely an issue. Though I put quite a bit of time teaching her to lead from both sides as well as trot in hand. She’...
by khall
Fri May 13, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Exvet Juliet is not a broodmare candidate. She’s n/pssm1. 50% chance of passing it on. Would not breed this mare anyway. Conformationally challenged and nothing special talent wise combined with a mental quirk that’s landed her owner in the hospital from her spooks. She also colics regularly and has...
by khall
Fri May 13, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

I do appreciate everyone’s willingness to share their journey here. It’s a good group of similar minded people who are very obviously dedicated to our horses and our chosen discipline. We have some very good trainers here too that are inspiring in their posts and horses. Chisamba with her willingnes...
by khall
Thu May 12, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

So excited over Joplin today! She is really starting to understand piaffe under saddle and we are getting the clarity in our work I was wanting. One time she did break into canter from medium trot but otherwise she was spot on with all of our work even getting piaffe to canter transitions! We ended ...
by khall
Thu May 12, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Keeping calm and cantering on
Replies: 53
Views: 2184

Re: Keeping calm and cantering on

Got piaffe to canter today on Joplin!! I used to play with this with Rip. Joplin is really stepping up and then some:)
by khall
Wed May 11, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Oh no blob! Ouch. Jingles you feel better soon

Well my plans of schooling at poplar place have been canceled. The friend I was going with had something come up and can’t go now. Shoot really wanted to go again. Just don’t feel comfortable riding by myself over there. Oh well
by khall
Tue May 10, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Major congratulations Exvet!! What a great accomplishment with your two boys:) Ponichiwa that’s awesome!! Yeah for Queso! Aleuronx good luck! I might show next fall. But only schooling show. Just way too expensive to show recognized these days. Head over next week to school at poplar place show faci...
by khall
Fri May 06, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

Lsp have you thought of putting him on adequan? When we discovered Joplin’s unusual right hock conformation vet started her on adequan. Loading dose and once a month
by khall
Fri May 06, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

I ride with Cedar who stems from Nuno Olivera training through JP Giacomini very much focus on correct biomechanics as did Mark Russell who I rode with for over 9 years. Very lateral work centric with focus on straightness and strengthening to engage the thoracic sling. Also study some with Jillian ...
by khall
Fri May 06, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Roe V Wade RIP:(

Chisamba the best outcome we can have is that Congress acts to codify abortion law. They pass it as law of the land taking it out of the courts at this time. I’m unapologetically hard left political leaning’s. If Roberts had not confirmed the validity of the leak then yeah maybe we should not get al...
by khall
Fri May 06, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

That is good to know rye. I had not heard of her before just recently. I’ll have to revisit her again
by khall
Thu May 05, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

Well I like how he is positioned with you riding. I think we can make ourselves crazy over worrying about our horses. I know I certainly can! You are doing a good job of the work you are doing with Lynx and how you care for him to keep him healthy and sound.
by khall
Thu May 05, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

Lsp yes I agree this last video you posted is very nice but I do see him lose a hind leg occasionally. When you bought him was he 5 panel tested being stock bred?
by khall
Thu May 05, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

I actually will target the shoulder that the horse wants to stay on not necessarily working them equally. I do have my horses swap but then with work they ride much more evenly. To the point I struggle to remember which was the shoulder they wanted to stay on. Reading Klaus Balkenhol he wrote of nee...
by khall
Thu May 05, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

So true Piedmont. Ponichiwa wonderful list to refer to!!
by khall
Wed May 04, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2228

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

Some good goals posted! Mine for this go around Joplin Clarity in our work. She’s getting so many buttons now she gets a bit muddled. Trot work then canter work and if I go back to trot work she says but we must canter now! And she throws in piaffe during it all:). So I need to be clear medium trot ...
by khall
Tue May 03, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Roe V Wade RIP:(
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Roe V Wade RIP:(

It certainly looks like Roe v Wade is history. WTAH furious with Republicans. Certainly not following settled law if 50 years. Also will be opening up a huge can of worms when it comes to privacy rights
by khall
Mon May 02, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Keeping calm and cantering on
Replies: 53
Views: 2184

Re: Keeping calm and cantering on

Revisiting the canter thread. One of the milestones I like to hit with my horses is be able to long straight lines trot canter trot new lead canter eventually progressing to simple changes straight line then going to bending lines both. I just think it’s an important training step and I’m lucky to h...
by khall
Sun May 01, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Gaila was bred yesterday. Vet said it went well. She retained a bit of fluid today so she was flushed and given oxytocin to help clear the fluid. Preg check 5-16. Vet said she was a very sweet horse and easy to work with:). Jingling that we get a dot and it’s a buckskin filly:):) Joplin worked in ha...
by khall
Sun May 01, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Susan have you tried putting her in piaffe fairly early in the work to help use up that energy? Mark said when he was at Master Olivera’s in Portugal and the young stallions would come out full of beans they would put them in piaffe
by khall
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Gaila gets her date tomorrow! Hcg today:). Super ride on Joplin again yesterday out in the field. Straight line trot canter trot transitions. Getting extremely soft and on my seat. I think the straight line work is really helping me work on my seat. Lovely weather we are having here in Georgia. Enjo...
by khall
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Well I pretty much hit my goals! Well I definitely have some goals this time! Me: lose another 20 using some weight training cardio Pilates 3-4 days a week Not lost the entire 20 but have lost 7 maybe a bit more? Not weighed recently. I have not been this small since 2016 when we lost Mark. Losing h...
by khall
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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.
by khall
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun share!
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Fun share!

The bee hive split yesterday and swarmed. The open hive is still there with plenty of bees left

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 590&type=3

I’ve posted updated photo from yesterday in the comments. Those bees were loud!
by khall
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Lovely ride out in the field today on Joplin being able to work on T C T transitions on a straight line. Huge progress for my worker bee!

I also found a decent bareback pad for Gaila. Cushy under the tush.
by khall
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:00 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?

Kyra’s Mom. I really like Karen R stuff for the most part. Her video classroom is a good deal too with so much information there. Well done videos. I’ve worked several times directly withKaren though and just did not get much out of it. Prefer to learn from her through her videos Rye Linda Tellingto...
by khall
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I did a thing yesterday
Replies: 44
Views: 3853

Re: So I did a thing yesterday

A little Henry spam! Doing a bit of training today

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Henry is also going to start doggie daycare at least once a week or so:). He wears my pittie girl out!
by khall
Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Just stoked with Joplin today!! Hauled her to Poplar Place to school in their show arena. Only the second time she’s been hauled off and ridden. Got to see a herd of cows that she was a bit wide eyed at but then got over them quickly. Lunged just a bit within site of the cows then walked her to the ...
by khall
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Exvet I think I like you 3-2 a bit better! Both were nice tests and I’m so happy for you and Junior.

Aluronex chisamba and I are the ones looking to breed this year. Something I’ve done off and on since 1989.
by khall
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Chisamba I think you meant to write khall is being impulsive! LOL! Which I am but not really. I’ve thought about breeding again but my plan had been to wait and do ET with Joplin but then Saphiro scrolled across my FB feed with his frozen doses. No live foal guarantee but I really want another Saphi...
by khall
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:39 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?

Have you looked into Peggy Cummings or Linda Tellington Jones?
by khall
Sun Apr 17, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

WTG Exvet and Junior!! Can’t wait to see the video

Demi I will tell you what Mark told me. Once you go Iberian you will never go back! How exciting to be horse shopping! Please post video:)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate. We are having a smaller family gathering than usual for various reasons.
by khall
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

Exvet could you share the Anja B video? Mouthy ness is something I deal with some with Joplin. The myler and mickelman have helped tremendously. I still see it when she is worried.
by khall
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

I wrote a long post last night and it went poof Exvet good staying on and dealing with Junior’s unexpected melt down! Good luck this weekend. Hope you can get some video Mountaineer glad you are back in the saddle and the shoulder is better DQ welcome! I’m a ASB fan Sue B hope Rudy is ok and your we...
by khall
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having 3 dogs is like having 2 toddlers
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Having 3 dogs is like having 2 toddlers

SueB love it!! Dogs are good at making us laugh
by khall
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

I would resurrect the piaffe thread so we can follow it a bit easier. Or start a new one
by khall
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Yikes! I cannot imagine snow in April. Crazy!! Our hay fields are popping and we were in the 80’s today. Demi we had the tornadoes last week. It’s been a roller coaster here so far. Well breeding exam on Gaila went spectacular. She’s 14 and a maiden mare but the ultrasound was textbook for getting o...
by khall
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10248

Re: The video thread

And on blob’s observations exvet have you tried several or at least more than one t c transitions in a sequence? I found with Joplin the more I asked in sequence the better they got
by khall
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Looking forward to looking forward - March/April Goals and Progress
Replies: 326
Views: 10994

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

Well I’ve gotten a wild hair and am taking Gaila in for breeding exam tomorrow. Depending on how she looks I’m going to buy a dose of frozen Saphiro semen and give it a try! I really want another Saphiro baby!! Wish us luck
by khall
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Keeping calm and cantering on
Replies: 53
Views: 2184

Re: Keeping calm and cantering on

For me piaffe and the lateral work is what helps the canter. The exercises used to straighten and strengthen the horse helps develop the canter. I’ve had one very large WB who did not have a good canter but had a lovely piaffe. The more we worked on piaffe and SI to canter the better her canter got....

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