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by Ryeissa
Sun May 08, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Reactive dog help...again
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Reactive dog help...again

So cute!
by Ryeissa
Sun May 08, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You know you're getting old.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: You know you're getting old.......

A definite shock. Very sad news
by Ryeissa
Sun May 08, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sac + Blind Horse + "Shine On"
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Sac + Blind Horse + "Shine On"

a blast from the past!:)
by Ryeissa
Sun May 08, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

Legend tends to be better for soft tissue stuff, but each horse is different. It sounds like you have good help and resources. All horses have something!
by Ryeissa
Sat May 07, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2224

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

Thanks for the bridle pic- its much nicer looking than the Micklem in my opinion. this V shape doesn't seem to be as large as the micklem and is more attractive. JMHO, that has nothing to do with function but just my opinion
by Ryeissa
Fri May 06, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2224

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 yeah, its all very Mary Wanless type stuff. I've been in a biomechanics specific program since 2014. It might just depend on who you ride with and the network available. No need to spend extra for ...
by Ryeissa
Fri May 06, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: April showers bring May flowers and June bugs. Our goals and progress thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2224

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. yes- she's not doing anything super special. Its just basic biomechnics. However, the thorasic sling work has been ESSENTIAL to my riding. She does a lot of really good thing but I wouldn'...
by Ryeissa
Fri May 06, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

he's a lovely horse & you ride him well!
by Ryeissa
Thu May 05, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The video thread
Replies: 239
Views: 10245

Re: The video thread

I saw stuff when you first posted about getting him but didn't ask for comments so I left it alone....yes- check higher up too- check LS joint, pelvis....sometimes tight psoas muscles can cause this movement. Sometimes people think its stifles when its actually something else that makes it look like...
by Ryeissa
Mon May 02, 2022 10:53 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?

thanks! yes! Its amazing how a little difference can get us TOTALLY off our game! I'll still look into the suggestions! thanks all
by Ryeissa
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:00 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?

So what was the source of my discontent?

the saddle needed a reflock.

thus I was listening to the horse as always but it took a bit to assess the core issue.
thanks for all these good ideas!
by Ryeissa
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:09 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

I tend to stick with the realm of trainers who my trainers ride with- not so much that it's limiting but the overall philosophy is the same. I don't like it when clinics are way too outside the normal trajectory- sometimes i feel that it changes things for the horse so far outside the program that i...
by Ryeissa
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I did a thing yesterday
Replies: 44
Views: 3853

Re: So I did a thing yesterday

so handsome! Obviously I love a good hound
by Ryeissa
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:16 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?

Do you guys have specific links to books or video?
by Ryeissa
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:46 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?

if you want to PM me a video I'd take a look. I am a professional massage therapist.
by Ryeissa
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Not super NH but NH book about communication?
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Not super NH but NH book about communication?

Hi Friends! I feel like I'm doing well with my dressage theory and plan. I have several very good trainers and regular help from GP level clinicians. I'm looking for a fresh view of the horse/human connection. Not so much dressage, but just how to explore with a different spin I do not really want N...
by Ryeissa
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- new friend March 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7925

Re: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- new friend March 2022

Her name is Maple~ we think she is a beagle x doxie (Dashaund). She's very pretty and fine boned. the perfect 24 lbs
Chestnut, white and black. Lots of black
Same chestnut as my horse riot! :)
by Ryeissa
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Head tossing/head shaking
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: Head tossing/head shaking

in actual headshaking syndrome I have seen improvements in moving to a less stressful barn, treating pain and ulcers, and working on neck restrictions. PS not my horse! but close friends and clients
by Ryeissa
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- new friend March 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7925

Re: Jingles for my sick dog please- Edit- she's gone

UPDATE
Meet my new friend- March 2022.
She's the best girl!
by Ryeissa
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sad News--Rockabilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Re: Sad News--Rockabilly

oh how sad:(
by Ryeissa
Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat. An update.
Replies: 33
Views: 1484

Re: Neighbor's dog killed my beloved cat.

Oh nooooo so sorry :(
by Ryeissa
Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting topic
Replies: 58
Views: 2946

Re: Interesting topic

This is why I stopped posting and made that comment in the last thread. This is exactly what is not worth it anymore. Sad to see this getting worse. Many of us have "known" each other for 15 yrs now, and I had hoped this could develop into what the old forum was as far as education. Khall-...
by Ryeissa
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022
Replies: 335
Views: 16413

Re: New Year, New Goals - January-February 2022

demi wrote:Hey Ryeissa! Where ya been? I hope you and Riot are hanging in through the bad weather…

I'm good! thanks :)
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: 25358

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: 20816

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: 20816

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: 20816

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 875

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: 1853

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: 2386

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: 25358

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: 1585

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 25358

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: 23066

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: 25358

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: 23066

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: 23066

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.

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