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  1. Songs You Dream Up Freestyles For

    I'm probably alot older than most of you, but I have cds of old Western movie themes...from the 50s, 60s, 70s...and some 80s...but the one I really want to use for a freestyle would be the theme to Magnificent Seven...I can't find a link to it but I'm sure you could find it somewhere if you wanted to hear it. You'll recognize it the minute you do.
  2. Dressage Belgian

    She's adorable...I love her too!
  3. Ligament Problem/high Bow

    Hi all--my 23 year old AQHA gelding who is otherwise fit & healthy, took a funky step and now has a ligment bow/tendon bow just below his right knee. The vet is telling me at least 6 months of stall rest, and I'm making the arrangements for that as we speak (I'm having to move him to a place where I can check on him frequently). He was leased out as a lesson horse, by my trainer, and packing little kids around for a couple of lessons a week but I can't afford to keep him where he's at, so I've been lucky enough to find a place that's closer to work & cheaper with nicer facililties. Thank goodness..but my question is, is there anything I should be doing, wrapping, liniment, whatever, that you have found helpful? My concern is that he's 23, and while he's now fit & doesn't even come close to looking his age, that he'll just deteriorate standing around, and bringing him back will be tough if not impossible. Any thoughts that you all might have about this, please share. He's my baby--I've owned him since he was 3--and he's never been lame or sick a day in his life till now. Thanks-- DQ
  4. Western Rider Going Dressage! First Lesson On Thursday

    Tasha--you will love it! I'm a former western rider too, and I only wish I had started dressage when I was younger & not as creaky as I am now! Enjoy! DQ
  5. Frustrations With Dressage...riders

    Well said. ANY horse will get tired of doing the same thing, of giving its heart every time it has a saddle thrown on it, and most really don't do well with that. I had an old cowboy tell me a long time ago, when I bought Pokey, that if you're going to ask for his heart every time you ride, someday he won't have one to give you. Save it for when it counts...and give him a break every now & then, let him just have fun with you, don't make it all about working all the time. I took that advice...and I have a 21 year old serviceably sound old guy who's got a work ethic like nobody's business, and who loves his job. I want to make sure Teddy ends up that way, or at least do my best to assure it...anything can happen as we all know, but if his mind stays sound, I can work around any physical unsoundnesses. DQ
  6. Dressage Chit Chat #30

    Still struggling loading pics, getting things to work...AAAARRRGGGHHH... KTS--I get it. I know it's a vent, and I hope it helped. Just remember...there will ALWAYS be someone with a nicer horse, a nicer seat, more money, more time, a better/more expensive/more famous trainer than you, etc. and put things in perspective. You may have had more than your share of setbacks, but you are a strong, hard working survivor who keeps putting one foot in front of the other and that's more than alot of dilletante (look it up, it's apt) dressage riders that come & go. Teddy & I are just happy to be round, straight & forward at this juncture He's a bit on the lazy side but he'll come to the party once he figures out it's better to comply than fight..those little arguing sessions are getting fewer & further between, thank goodness. DQ
  7. Dressage Chit Chat #30

    Let's try this again...testing 1 2 3....
  8. Dressage Chit Chat #30

    Just testing...I'm trying to load some photos, add a profile pic, connect to FB, I don't know what's working & what isn't.
  9. I'm Back!

    Oh...and how could I forget Layla being the big SmartPak celebrity now??? I use them and they're on my FB like list, I'll take a look & see if I can find her exciting!
  10. I'm Back!

    LOOK AT YOU!!!! You look great!!!! And Rex is gorgeous...very nicely put together. Best of luck with long as you don't have to keep him in bubble wrap Well, my weekend tanked big time...problems with SU & some things he had going on, then bad news about a good friend & a neuropathic illness she has, and then the sudden & devastating passing away of a good work took its toll. I wasn't able to post but I will, you'll see pics soon!
  11. I'm Back!

    No--Rex & I haven't been formally introduced How's Layla doing? I PROMISE I will try to get pics up this weekend... C
  12. Frustrations With Dressage...riders

    An interesting discussion, to be sure. I happen to believe in turnout, my trainer (who lost her FEI horse to a broken leg on turnout) differs with me, but lets the owners make the call. Freak things can happen at any time & under any circumstances. My old Quarter Horse is a basket case on the trail...but packs mentally challenged kids around all day long, without batting an eye. He is absolutely bombproof as they come, but don't take him out on trail...he will make life as miserable for you as he can. My Shire cross loves the trail, only spooks at leaf blowers (so far) and when he does he doesn't put much energy into it, it's easy to ride through. A change of scene is the best thing for an arena horse...just like it is for us humans. Even if it's just a short hack down the road and back, or to the end of the driveway & back, I believe in giving these guys a break every now & then...they give their all almost all the time, and that's something else...An old cowboy once told me if you ask for a horse's all every time you ride him, he won't have anything to give you when it counts...meaning that these dressage riders who ask for collection & flexion coming home after a trail ride aren't really helping their horses' minds, and a little fun & relaxation for them under saddle can go a long way.
  13. I'm Back!

    Been away a long time... I'm at work right now, and I don't have access to FB or any of my pics, but Teddy & I (he's now 7) are planning on our first show either next month if the finances hold out, or the spring next year if they don't. He's just a doll...we're having so much fun! And Pokey's still going strong at 21, teaching all the youngsters about riding & dressage. He took his mentally challenged young rider to her first dressage show a couple of months was awesome! Will post some pics when I get home!
  14. Qh Gelding Not Bred For Dressage

    Alot of reiners & cutters have the athleticism & often the conformation to do pretty well at dressage. Go for it, is my advice!
  15. Hello Again

    Nope, it doesn't work...anyone, can you remind me how to post pics from an email? It's jpg I think. DQ