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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:13 pm 
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I'm really liking these small videos Josepha! :applause: :applause: :applause: I especially like the flexions video. Owen keeps his head SO level!

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:23 pm 
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I'm stunned at how energetically and athletically Owen is moving now! He looks like the years are falling away from him! :applause:

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:26 pm 
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I was thinking the same thing Sue...and Josepha, it's delightful to see you riding...that he feels well enough to do all this is a joy in itself! I'm so happy for you! :applause: :applause: :applause:

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Oh all those small video's really inspire me to work some more specific basic work again with Ruphina thank you :D :applause:

And that saddle... my! :love:

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Josepha, as a training tool, the little videos are perfect. One concept at a time. I like that format very much. :yes:

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Karen wrote:
I'm really liking these small videos Josepha! :applause: :applause: :applause: I especially like the flexions video. Owen keeps his head SO level!



Thank you Karen :kiss: maybe I should have made videos when he was in bad shape... never crossed my mind then... He really was not like that. All our - be it chaotic- ground work paid off :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:56 pm 
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windhorsesue wrote:
I'm stunned at how energetically and athletically Owen is moving now! He looks like the years are falling away from him! :applause:


Me too, but it makes me so happy that you see it too, and if all keeps going well, this is only the very very beginning! :cheers: :kiss:
We shall kick some ass off people saying O-master is old at 18! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:00 pm 
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KDS wrote:
Oh all those small video's really inspire me to work some more specific basic work again with Ruphina thank you :D :applause:



Karen wrote:
Josepha, as a training tool, the little videos are perfect. One concept at a time. I like that format very much. :yes:



Thank you guys! 8) :kiss: Then I shall go on, gosh I have had so many responses, I never expected that :blonde: :alien:
Every body is really crazy about the videos. That is again so inspiring for O and me :)


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And that saddle... my! :love:

15 years I have lusted after one... oh and it is goooood to have one, touch one, look at one and ride in one whoooohooo!!!! (sorry!!!)

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:02 am 
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And that saddle... my! :love:

15 years I have lusted after one... oh and it is goooood to have one, touch one, look at one and ride in one whoooohooo!!!! (sorry!!!)[/quote]

no sorry!
I completely understand, it looks very well on Owen, and the riding must be wonderful!
But even looking at one is great, one day... I'll have my own (horse and) saddle like that :funny:

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Do not lunge then now. Do not ride circles but rectangular voltes.

Is it ok if he chooses to do circles at liberty? Or should I discourage him from too many? I've never ridden a rectangular volte (by the way what is the difference between a volte and a circle in general training terms?), do I just make a turn at each corner?


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Work in yielding along the fence. (Head to the fence, outside leg taking quarters in). When that works, work on shoulder in. After that, when in shoulder in put your leg back and change to travers (Haunches in). Contstantly keep changing lead.
Only go to trot from shoulder in, only go to canter from travers or renvers.

He likes travers alot right now, but remains rigid (no bend) while doing it, is there anything I can do to suggest bend, or does he not need it?

Funny that you mention canter from travers... years ago in our training we had a "problem" where Diego constantly wanted to point his haunches inward while cantering or striking off for the canter. :huh: I guess he had some weaknesses we didn't understand.



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6 months at least... but you will see improvement within months.
Now... I should see how you use your reins and seat to help any further.

Also, the works of Anja Beran, Philip Karl and Bent Branderup might shed some light :)

Hopefully at some point I can get video of me riding :sad: I just don't have any currently. What we do really varies from day to day... most of the time right now I do not use contact on the bridle at all because I want him to balance properly.

I'm not familiar with Anja or Phillip's work but I know and love to watch Bent Branderup videos. :D Does he have any DVD or book in English? I seem to remember that was a problem previously when I found his works.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Lifting the shoulders:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE1z9DcOPl4

Shoulder in on the circle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGNvfUd ... re=related

Shoulder in on the track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP7nMmRJ ... re=related

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thanks for sharing Josepha. I sure wish you lived close by. I would take lessons from you in a second. How gentle you are! I love to watch your videos!
Joc :applause: :applause:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:10 am 
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Thank you Joc :) :kiss: Where were you living again?

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I live in Quebec, Canada (north of New York). Hope you can make it to the U.S. next year.
Have a great day!

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yeah, thought so! Hope we can make it real :) 8)

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