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  1. Your dream shadbelly

    Okay, I think in the next 10-20 years I think the colors we will be allowed to wear in the ring will increase. I think everyone is getting sick of black and white, plus it will help people be more interested in the sport. Won't be as boring. So pick out what your dream shadbelly will look like. Have fun, and maybe we'll be able to take those colorful coats into the dressage court. Ok, so mine will be a rich dark burgundy in color with a suble floral pattern (from far away it will be plain but up close you'll see a subtle pattern). The coat will have black points and a gold lining OR navy points and a cream lining. With the first coat, black gloves and stocktie and the second, white gloves and stocktie. I'm done, post away! Diana
  2. So the dressage horse can jump...

    I haven't been on here for a while but I thought this was entertaining. At least to me. Well about two months ago, I made the decision to strictly concentrate on Dressage as I was more interested and Fancy (my appy/hano) seems to have no interest in picking up her feet, even over cavaletti. However about a month ago we found a lump on Fancy's inside right hind. We watched it and called the vet and it's now healing. But Fancy had to be moved into the barn. She's usually in pasture 24/7. Well, she wasn't a fan the first 24 hours but settled down over the next two days so my trainer thought she would be fine with putting up a stall guard and allowing a little more air in. Well it didn't take but a minute for that darn pony to figure out she can pick up her legs! My trainer was only halfway down the barn aisle when she heard a "Tuh dunk" and turned around to see Fancy trotting over to her. Fancy was able to jump the 3'9" to 4' (don't know the exact height but came up to my ***** and i'm 5'6"). She cleared it from a standstill. I guess her 1/4 Hanoverian Jumping lines are starting to show up now. Now it makes me want to see how my girl does in the jump chute... Diana
  3. Bringing it back up... tattoos. PICTURES NOW!!!

    Oh Landkonig, you are definitely one of my favorite Hanoverian studs.... Diana
  4. I was just wondering if anyone is one a college riding team for any discipline. I am heading to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall but I am still debating on joining/trying out for their team. I have Fancy and I want to concentrate on her. Just wondering all of your experiences about the teams. Diana
  5. Fancy's first show!!! Pics and results MORE PICS ADDED 3/15!!

    Thanks Flecks! Fancy is coming along nicely, I just need to catch up. I'm hoping that maybe we can get her advanced enough to do the six year old tests next year. I'm also thinking of just campaigning her in dressage, since she's showing a lot of talent there. One day, we'll put her in the jumping chute to see if she can pick up her legs. And thanks for the comment of the photos! I love photography and may do some horse shows for fun and extra $. Diana
  6. Fancy's first show!!! Pics and results MORE PICS ADDED 3/15!!

    and some more... And one random one of my lovely wonderful pooch (whom I wish was a horse, then we'd kick butt in jumpers) Diana
  7. Fancy's first show!!! Pics and results MORE PICS ADDED 3/15!!

    Here's some new pics. These are the ones I took for my photo class. Yes I actually developed these myself. And we only work with black and white film so... Anyway enjoy, and again, comment on Fancy not on rider. Diana Wait there's more
  8. Fancy's first show! Pics and results

    Her tail is an appy tail. It will probably always be like that. Her appy side is foundation so.. not much hope for a full tail. We will be taking her up to the beauty salon to get her an extension before her first rated show. This was only a schooling show. It was cold the day before so we couldn't bathe her. I groomed her a good hour before our tests, but appys tend to get dirty easily. We entered for the experience and sadly, when we rode the other compeititor's hadn't gotten there yet so it was much more like a training session. LOL. Diana
  9. Fancy's first show!!! Pics and results MORE PICS ADDED 3/15!!

    Yeah, Fancy best gait is her walk. People who come to our barn just gawk at it. We are being very careful not to ruin it. I'm happy of her scores, she was just being a butt for multiple reasons. She was tired, plus the day before the show, the horse next to her pasture bit her right about the mouth, so we had to remove her flash and use a different bit that didn't rub on the sore. So it wasnt' the same bridle. Overall I'm very happy. I know the two things that we need to work on and that's the canter departs and the halt. I can't wait until the next show. Diana
  10. I know that it was a dressage show but there's more traffic on this forum so... Well I entered Fancy in her first show today. I had my trainer ride her since I haven't been able to ride much and had to rush to work after Fancy was finished. I do not know how she placed, just her scores. The first class was Intro A. Definitely her better class. She was a little tired by then. Her best score was for her walk, which scored an 8. The only scores for this test below a 6 were her halts. When she's tired, she doesn't want to halt. Go figure. Overall we scored a 61.5%, which makes me happy cuz my goal was over 60%. Second class was Training level Test 1. Fancy was definitely done. She was just tired. The first halt was better, a 6. But what dropped our score was the canter departs. Both earned 4's. I know what we will be working on.... Her walk and trot earned 7's. Final score was 59.6%. Almost sixty percent. Our collective marks were exactly the same for both tests. Gaits-7 Impulsion-6 Submission-5 (she was resisting) Some comments from the judge were: "Nice horse", "Nice team with lots of potential", "Nice walk". Maybe some new adjectives... Also, yesterday, the new Grand Prix rider at the barn, Angie Gomez-Taylor, saw my trainer riding Fancy, just hacking around and said "Who's that? She's got a wonderful trot!" So maybe I bought a horse that can take me pretty far. I'm hoping to get her trained so maybe I can do the six year old tests next year. Ok, picture time. I was awful today, I should fail my photo class. Broke so many composition rules, oh well... Fancy transitioning between medium walk and free walk in Intro A Fancy in free walk, Training level Entering Intro A test Horrible pic but I like that I can see her trot One of the walks Okay that's all, you may comment on Fancy but not the rider. Diana
  11. Well I entered Fancy in her first show today. I had my trainer ride her since I haven't been able to ride much and had to rush to work after Fancy was finished. I do not know how she placed, just her scores. The first class was Intro A. Definitely her better class. She was a little tired by then. Her best score was for her walk, which scored an 8. The only scores for this test below a 6 were her halts. When she's tired, she doesn't want to halt. Go figure. Overall we scored a 61.5%, which makes me happy cuz my goal was over 60%. Second class was Training level Test 1. Fancy was definitely done. She was just tired. The first halt was better, a 6. But what dropped our score was the canter departs. Both earned 4's. I know what we will be working on.... Her walk and trot earned 7's. Final score was 59.6%. Almost sixty percent. Our collective marks were exactly the same for both tests. Gaits-7 Impulsion-6 Submission-5 (she was resisting) Some comments from the judge were: "Nice horse", "Nice team with lots of potential", "Nice walk". Maybe some new adjectives... Also, yesterday, the new Grand Prix rider at the barn, Angie Gomez-Taylor, saw my trainer riding Fancy, just hacking around and said "Who's that? She's got a wonderful trot!" So maybe I bought a horse that can take me pretty far. I'm hoping to get her trained so maybe I can do the six year old tests next year. Ok, picture time. I was awful today, I should fail my photo class. Broke so many composition rules, oh well... Fancy transitioning between medium walk and free walk in Intro A Fancy in free walk, Training level Entering Intro A test Horrible pic but I like that I can see her trot One of the walks Okay that's all, you may comment on Fancy but not the rider. Diana [ 03-15-2007, 10:26 PM: Message edited by: 3dayeventappy ]
  12. Appy owners, lovers, etc come here!!

    Hmm...Maybe the ApHC needs to be more like the POA's. To be registered, a POA must have distinguishable color from 50 feet away, or else it is not registered. It would make breeders realize that they need to breed for color AS WELL AS conformation and performance. I understand what you guys are saying you want your appies to have spots, that's why I started this. If you closed the "purebred stock", only foals from those horses can be "purebred". Then if you add in a color requirement, you'll start getting the more traditional appy that it is supposed to be. And to keep the compeititors happy, the "purebreds" and "half-breds" can't compete, just like in the Arabians. I don't think the appys popularity will rise anytime soon. It's been twenty years since their hayday and honestly, if you look at the numbers, every year there are less registrations, less ownership transfers, and less memberships. The Arabian breed was the same way UNTIL they started the Sport Horse Nationals. Now you have people seeking out arabians and half arabians so that they can compete there once a year. I know, because I almost bought one. That was a MAJOR sale point for me. I could compete in BOTH breed and open shows in dressage; earn USDF all breeds awards AND go to the breed's nationals. It was a great idea. It would make the breed more marketable and it would insight interest in people who normally bypass the breed. And by allowing half breds, it would open up a lot more owners, breeders, and riders, who would never have anything to do with the ApHC, because the registry never had anything to offer them. Of course this is only a little idea of mine that will not get off the ground but it's interesting conversation nonetheless. Diana
  13. As someone who loves appies and has owned four, leased two, and ridden many, I have noticed that the Appaloosa breed is dying. A year ago, there were about tweny ads for appies for sale in the local magazine, now there's one. Something's wrong here. So I got to thinking, how can the ApHC improve registration, sales transfers, and membership??? I looked to a breed that has seen a massive jump in growth for answers. My two ideas are: 1) Open a Half-Appaloosa Book OR a Sporthorse Book: This would allow any horse with 50% or 25% ApHC blood to be registered. It would help with boosting want to breed to appy studs that have small breeding seasons cuz now it doesn't limit who they can breed to. There will be place to register them. And with a Half/appy book, the registry can easily phase out the TB/AQHA/Arab outcrossings that they allow, which is only compounding to why people are leaving the appy breed, since many appys nowadays are over 75% quarter horse. The foundation owners will be happy because there will now be no "outcrossing" in the purebred book. But the others will be happy because they will still be able to cross with QH, TB, and Arab. Or whatever other breed they may choose. And what about the ApHC shows you ask? Offer purebred and half-appy classes so they do not compete together for fairness. Smaller classes could be combined the the points would go separately. 2) Create an Appaloosa Sport Horse Finals With the success of the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals, this could only be a good thing for the appys. For the arabians, it boosted sales and created a whole new industry. It would allow people who do not usually show in ApHC shows to qualify their horses through open competition and compete in the Finals. I believe it would be even more successful in conjuction with idea number one, because then you could use the bloodlines of the European Warmbloods. I haven't gone into all the detail i wanted to because I want to get a discussion going with all the appy lovers. If you want me to clarify anything just ask. NOW NO BASHING OTHER'S OPINIONS or I will delete this. This is supposed to be in the improvement of the breed. Diana
  14. Parelli War

    Char, you are awesome. I love the Training board but lately it has been overwhelming with all the Parelli stuff. As a middle of the road person on Parelli, I decided to keep my mouth shut, as no one would listen to me, and therefore not be productive. How about we all agree to disagree with it comes to Pat? Diana
  15. Parelli War

    Char, you are awesome. I love the Training board but lately it has been overwhelming with all the Parelli stuff. As a middle of the road person on Parelli, I decided to keep my mouth shut, as no one would listen to me, and therefore not be productive. How about we all agree to disagree with it comes to Pat? Diana