dressage_diva

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  1. metal beads in mane?

    Hmm... I've always thought that glitter/beads/raibbons were frowned upon in the dressage arena. The goal is, after all, to have a quality ride, not a flamboyant fashion sense.
  2. Pommel pads

    Can anyone fill me in on what pommel pads are and exactly what purpose they serve? Thanks Bunches!!!
  3. Very swollen newly gelded horse!?!?!?!

    Sympathy Balls!!!! I agree that cold hosing would help, if a else fails, grab the phone & give your vet a jingle. Good luck! [ 08-28-2005, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: dressage_diva ]
  4. Very swollen newly gelded horse!?!?!?!

    Sympathy Balls!!!! I agree that cold hosing would help, if a else fails, grab the phone & give your vet a jingle. Good luck! [ 08-28-2005, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: dressage_diva ]
  5. TB's Vs Warmbloods Vs. Andaluisans

    I'd have to say that it all depends on whose arse is on their back. Some people judge on the temperment, some judge on movement. Others think all equines are just spanky I personally have fallen in love with the temperment of warmbloods, (my instructor breeds hungarians-yum)they're very enjoyable to work with. However, baroque breeds are the apple of my eye. There's something about the beautiful lines of their bodies that just take me away. I personally consider the classic type morgan to be america's homegrown baroque breed, they're true to the characteristic traits of their european counterparts.
  6. Seriously need to re-evaluate.. what do you think?!

    I would have to agree w/the people who told you he was morgan w/a bit of qh. He looks a lot like the classic lippit morgans. Very compact animals, and if he got their temperment, extremely friendly and bright. I think that for his body type and natural movement, dressage would be more comfortable for him. Good Luck!!!
  7. Where to purchase brown dressage girth?

    quote: Originally posted by Boocoo: www.dressageextensions.com this place has all sorts of hard to find items. Fun!!!
  8. bridle color

    Although black is more traditional, there would be no problem as long as the color matches your saddle. Many dressage saddles are only available in brown, so enough people go this route (it wouldn't just be the 2 of us rebels
  9. Things to do with a clutz

    Wow, this sounds exactly like Oh Boy. I think what helped me the most was raised, but low, caveletti (about 2" up). I took him over these and he learned quickly that you have to pay attention, because you never know... Just don't use leg protection at 1st, let him get rapped in the leg if he's clumsy. I liked the idea about randomly placing them, otherwise, it can become another routine. I swear Oh Boy has equine ADD. He is always chewing and working his mouth, and becomes very distraught if alone in a stable.
  10. Turned into Saddle Seat

    How are you cueing now? The most common way that I know is for the inside leg to stay at the girth, the outside leg to be brought back and to cue w/it when the horse's outer hind is just being lifted. This leg needs to be far enough back that it doesn't feel like a trot cue. The horse also has a slight bend towards the inside, and it can help to circle (large) and ask just as you reach the rail. The horse I work had been 'A' circuit arab saddleseat, but hadn't a clue about correct collection (not just action) nor balance. Goodluck!
  11. Strange (but true) horse laws.

    "Marshalltown, Iowa, it is against the law for a horse to eat a fire hydrant." Hmmm... I know a few horses that would try this
  12. Strange (but true) horse laws.

    "Marshalltown, Iowa, it is against the law for a horse to eat a fire hydrant." Hmmm... I know a few horses that would try this
  13. You know you're an equestrian when...

    Post any you can think of!!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ You've practiced EQ on a carousel, Your horse has a larger wardrobe than you,
  14. Post any you can think of!!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ You've practiced EQ on a carousel, Your horse has a larger wardrobe than you,
  15. My 1st pirouette (& Oh Boy update)

    My last lesson before I left for Cali was on Marika, and while working on my turn-on-the-haunches, I brought it even a bit further, and although only at a walk, it was a pirouette all the same! Then, just yesterday I worked Oh Boy. I've been working on more subtle commands, using my weight rather than voice. He completed walk-trot-halt transitions (not necesarrily in that order) with not a peep from me, only seat/weight/leg My old riding instructer based every command off of voice, which really was quite pointless. This was a huge step for me and him