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by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

Chisamba, never delete your posts! It may feel like people are challenging your responses, but for me looking in I get so much out of the discussion. I totally agree that behaviour is communication and this has been an awesome turn around in my view on training. Right, this is just a discussion.......
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban
Replies: 83
Views: 16863

Re: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban

The SS case is still closed as the victims didn't want to speak and as I understand they didn't have enough to move ahead..... So yes, technically he was cleared. That is a true statement. They may reopen that now with the two victims ready to speak out and they may re-activate this SS case. Slight...
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban
Replies: 83
Views: 16863

Re: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban

I actually did delve. the SS case was dropped because the victims did not want to participate in arbitration. My source, which could perhaps be in error said that they are now willing to face arbitration and are prepared to if SS reopens the case because it was closed administratively, and he becau...
by Ryeissa
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban
Replies: 83
Views: 16863

Re: Bob MacDonald SafeSport Ban

I have to admit I believed the bull shit. I honestly didn't delve into if he was cleared or not. Rye said he was cleared. I believed it. I really should know better. I should have read the source. Safe Sport categorically did NOT clear him of all charges. those were his words. like that song "...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

first if all , and very important, every "behaviour" is a non verbal communication. to work out what a non verbal is attempting to communicate by a behavior the best was is to do ABC documentation. A, antecedent. what was the setting , what was the trigger . B. behavior C. consequence the...
by Ryeissa
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

so how do you know when its behavior or physical (or some mix)? whenever i had this major resistance my horse had some physical issue to address..... I am guilty of going too slow/cautions, but in my experience when I took a pause to fix things the collection then came super easy and we made progre...
by Ryeissa
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

so how do you know when its behavior or physical (or some mix)? whenever i had this major resistance my horse had some physical issue to address..... I am guilty of going too slow/cautions, but in my experience when I took a pause to fix things the collection then came super easy and we made progres...
by Ryeissa
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:53 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?

it was just ok. The lessons were quite generic but not bad. some got a little too deep in the neck for my liking. But it's worth a try. I'm at the point where I've seen a billion lessons and clinics so I guess i just need "more" not just "outside rein, inside leg". I realized als...
by Ryeissa
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse to breathe through work?
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Teaching a horse to breathe through work?

This is such an interesting idea. I tend to vary the length of the neck more than most riders as my horse likes to get too short/closed. I think this really helps him breathe better. I also (like Flight) started doing a lot more "stand and wait" on a long rein. My horse is pretty hot so he...
by Ryeissa
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My "new" horse
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: My "new" horse

OMG you actually found a horse! I have been around since the losses of your other horses... I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
She is super
by Ryeissa
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

I'm not a strong bio/med person so I'll defer on the topic of bone remodeling or not, but wow what a transformation, Chisamba! I do think that improved musculature can lead to better postures, which improves the visual but more importantly function. Lots of great progress in this thread to date. As...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tips on improving the walk
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Tips on improving the walk

It comes with time- once he gets a good stretching trot and towards 1st I think the walk will improve as he is more gymnasticized. I won't fiddle with a walk on a green horse too much, to be honest.... However, to answer your question I would do transitions to sharpen him up and develop more activit...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

Moutuneer I like your positive trainer. thanks for sharing
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

I've been so happy with how my horse is going! :) happy thanksgiving!
by Ryeissa
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

Exvet my pony who is built a lot like yours and showing second does exactly the same thing. What "fixes" it for me is chiro as he is usually needing an adjustment in c5 and also a break from collection to do long and low for a week. I also need to make sure the shoulder blade isn't tipping...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

agree w/blob. Any test is hard to do in front of people on a horse. I think anyone who shows at any level gives you major credit for getting out there!
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

Ryeissa, I can see that showing away from home might be better for some! Honestly I feel like everyone at the barn is so down to earth and supportive that I'm not too worried about that. I just don't want to let the trainers down that are working so hard to help me ha ha. We've had a few pep talks ...
by Ryeissa
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

I get really bad performance anxiety. So even though I have the test memorize having a reader as extra insurance it's not a bad idea. I seriously think I'm getting a bout of stomach ulcers (truly) from being stressed about the show. Lol I keep reminding myself that it's Intro on a 4 year old in a s...
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Doctor-Prescription-Balanced-Beautiful/dp/1570766649 this is a good book that talks about biomechnics and especially good at L/R asymmetry and some off horses fixes. For the on the horse fix it depends on why you are sitting left- what part of the body needs to be addr...
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

that's super Anne! Way to go. That is a huge huge accomplishment
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dig out the winter gear and finish strong: November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 386
Views: 12534

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

https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Doctor-Prescription-Balanced-Beautiful/dp/1570766649 this is a good book that talks about biomechnics and especially good at L/R asymmetry and some off horses fixes. For the on the horse fix it depends on why you are sitting left- what part of the body needs to be addre...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

many of you care for your own horses and do know that there is more to it. but those of you that board, I would choose a facility managed by people whose goals most closely mesh with your own, because ultimately it is that standard that they will apply to your horse when things are for any reason a...
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Moutaineer wrote:Rye, glad you are back at it. It's what we do, after all, and there is a hole in our lives without it.


the weird thing I was so sick I didn't miss it. Once I felt healthier I started to miss it. I just DID NOT WANT TO RIDE or see my horse.
by Ryeissa
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Ryeissa, please keep.me posted on your success or failure with ukulele Ansorb All. I have a boarder whose horse has with FWS and I'd you have success if like to share the info with her. . sure thing! So far my horse eats it just fine and it's more cost effective than some supplements. I'd say it's ...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Just wanted to pop on here to say yay Ryeissa! awww shucks, I'm famous.... :lol: thanks guys. It feels great to be back at it....I'm pretty much feeling like I can do a good 45 mins walk/trot dressage session and I'm riding 3x a week so far. My friend is still helping ride a few days a week as well...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another boarding barn decisions post
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Another boarding barn decisions post

I would move to your friends. I always say to give a new barn a year once completed to sort out the kinks. And there could be material delays due to the current situations. I know the current owners have good intentions, but reality can be much different. If you weren't trying to keep the horses in ...
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

delete
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

I do a full clip as my horse is very furry even though we get real winter from Oct- April. My horse also gets a neckcover and comes in by 5pm. Also, the stall and arenas are all heated so it just makes sense. I've also had boarding situations where I never clipped, did a trace clip, etc. I was alway...
by Ryeissa
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: best shine/shimmer shampoo or spray
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: best shine/shimmer shampoo or spray

A good full clip will also help. I can now see why show barns clip after resisting anything more than a trace clip :lol: . I Had to do a full clip due to workload and bonus!!! Shinny horse. My horse can get to be a weird cream pinto so I will take all the help I can get. He likes to roll. A LOT. Cl...
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: best shine/shimmer shampoo or spray
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: best shine/shimmer shampoo or spray

A good full clip will also help. I can now see why show barns clip after resisting anything more than a trace clip :lol: . I Had to do a full clip due to workload and bonus!!! Shinny horse. My horse can get to be a weird cream pinto so I will take all the help I can get. He likes to roll. A LOT.
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Hives
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Hives

my horse got really big hives from a fly spray. I'm sure that isn't your issue but throwing it out there. it was where the flyspray was applied but I had used the product before with no issues. I think the concentrate was a bit off in % and it might have been stronger for some reason or i didn't sha...
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Strategies for managing new found power
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: Strategies for managing new found power

Fzybtfrm wrote:My first thought is transitions, transitions, transitions. When she gets strong, 10 or 20 meter circle, then straight again, until you fell like the power and momentum is contained. Repeat



^^^ yes this ^^^^
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Changing my feeding program and looking for input..
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Changing my feeding program and looking for input..

Thank you, Dr.Reeds#3-, vitamins and minerals seem to be chocker blocked full of ingredients with no stabilizers, added grain, milling by-products or molasses. it's expensive though. it's roughly $60 per horse a month. The hay I bought is clean but from last year I was hoping to keep sugars out. te...
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: staying slow in the medium trot
Replies: 34
Views: 1653

Re: staying slow in the medium trot

My biggest takeaway after struggling: Half halt every 3 strides. Some horses just never get a good lengthening and do much better when they start mediums (strangely this is my horse). Ultimately it all depends on what your position is doing/not doing and your horses' balance- that seems simplistic b...
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: My last one
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: My last one

what a nice pony! reminds me of my pony. Looks like a honest horse that would be fun to ride.
by Ryeissa
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Changing my feeding program and looking for input..
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Changing my feeding program and looking for input..

you could do a consult here https://www.legacyequinenutrition.com/
Independent PhD who is really good. She is now based out of FL.
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

LSP- you have a nice position! Don't be so hard on yourself. Lynx had many nice moments and looks really good!
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Congrats Blob!
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

exvet, obviously Lilo Fore is a superior clinician. I have a metaphor I would like to add. I think of horses as fluid filled vessels and the energy pour out wherever the vessel bulges ( so we try to be straight.) but the hardest way to straighten a bulge is at the bulge. you either need to push the...
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

awesome LSP! so glad you are having so much fun and progress
by Ryeissa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress



we have the same horse LOL. This speaks to me. Thanks for sharing.I struggle with TOH too.
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

yeah- on horses that have short necks like junior, MM and my horse side reins can cause more of a low/closed posture so use with care- I had to use the sliding side reins on my horse to get a more dynamic contact. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but JMHO
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Jingles for Lynx too!
by Ryeissa
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Exvet- I see what you are saying, but it's not that bad :) Junior is moving great. I agree we should strive to improve but you have some medical reasons that it's harder.

LSP- what a pretty horse! you look great. I love your arm position too. The horse is tracking up nicely.
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tips on sitting a rough canter
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Tips on sitting a rough canter

awesome!
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

Getting my motivation back :) Trying to enjoy the rest of the fall before winter hits.
by Ryeissa
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 311
Views: 14975

Re: September - October goals and progress

good luck blob!

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