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Collected Remarks

March 2019

The 2019 Competition Season has officially started!!! Check the GDCTA Calendar for dates!

Featuring: Bill Woods – ‘STAT’ Introducing local columnist Brooke Taylor Making the best use of GDCTA Grants

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In This Issue

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The Best Laid Plans… By Christy Scotch I set out this year to train with Anne Gribbons as much as I could in order to move my 8 year old mare, Damenwahl…aka Darya…(Desperados x Fleur Op), as far up the levels as possible. She was solidly at 3rd Level, and I wanted to work with her to help her 1. Calm down during changes so she could do tempis, 2. Improve her Piaffe, and 3. Start work on Passage. Shortly after I received the GDCTA Grant/Scholarship, I noticed a white cloudy spot in Darya’s left eye. I called my ophthalmologist friend, Jana Korsch-Dismukes, immediately, and we talked about her coming out to take a look at her. She appeared to be in no pain; only there was this small cloud (the size of a pencil eraser). Jana came out and looked at her and said it looked like uveitis…VERY common in horses…especially Hanoverians and Appaloosas. We started treatment with eye drops immediately. After about a week, the small spot in her eye turned into a line that ran perpendicular in her eye…but still no pain. I took her to Jana again, and she prescribed some more aggressive drops and treatment. After only a week, I brought Darya in from turnout, and she was squinting, and her eye was watering. I immediately called Jana, and she and I agreed that we needed to take her to Auburn for more aggressive treatment. After evaluating her eye, we all decided that surgery was our best option of saving her sight and her eye, and the prognosis looked good that all would be fine…providing we did the prescribed follow-up care. They performed 4 different procedures during surgery, and I took her home with 3 different eye drops to be administered 3 times per day. Unfortunately, in spite of our best efforts and unknown to us, the disease continued to attack her eye at a very rapid pace. And it was determined that she had a pretty rare form of Uveitis that was very aggressive and also very resistant to treatment. Her eye changed a lot during the weeks and months following surgery…from a pale green “coating” over her eye at first to a line of a little darker green across her eye that had an even darker spot in the middle of it. Then, the eye started to turn red. During this time, I was sending pictures to Auburn and taking her in almost weekly for re-checks.

We also worked on behavior and clicker training to help Darya understand what was expected of her during the eye drop “sessions,” because, as you can imagine, she didn’t enjoy them…and she was up to 4 eye drops, 3 different times per day. She learned quickly to stand still and accept the drops and also get rewarded for doing so. This was a critical part of making the whole journey thus far survivable. In the end, her vision continued to worsen, as the eye continued to change colors. At one point it was completely red, like something you see in movies. We continued to treat with drops and discussed another surgery. However, the doctors couldn’t, in good faith, recommend the surgery because…given the resistance to the previous surgery procedures…they doubted that it would make any difference at all. During this entire time, which ended up being the middle of June thru the end of October, I couldn’t ride Darya at all. So all of my training/competition plans for the year had been put on indefinite hold. I could only do pain management and eye treatments. In the end, the doctors determined that she had permanently lost her vision in the left eye, and we were hoping to save the eye itself. Thankfully, we started a new drug at that time, and it seemed to be managing the pain…so that was a positive turn. I had to come to terms with the fact that my promising young FEI horse was now blind in her left eye and also faced the possibility of losing that eye completely. This was a very hard thing to accept…but accept it, I did. I had planned a trip down to Florida to train with Anne in October with my scholarship money, and I had to cancel it because of the eye problems. However, I was at least able to start riding again in November. The end of November, Anne came to my stable to do a clinic,

Christy Scotch is the 2018 Grant Winner - Professional Division


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YOUTH CORNER Show Grooming by Adysen Roark

basis, or after a bath, and never without applying a detangler. I have found that doing these things on a consistent basis, combined with a balanced diet and good exercise, can help give your horse the best coat possible going into a competition, and leave you with a minimal amount of extra work to do at the show.

Horse shows are events that can be both physically and mentally demanding for horses and riders alike. Therefore, your focus should be on you, your horse, and your upcoming ride; rather than how you are going to get your horse groomed properly. I will detail my process for grooming at a horse show and hopefully it will help you think about your process and how you could change some aspects to make grooming be a relaxing time during a competition weekend, not another source of stress! I always strive for my grooming time at a competition to be a quiet time where I really start focus on the ride ahead. In order to do this, I try to give myself as much time as I can to get ready, as well as keeping my process as minimalistic as possible without sacrificing quality.

On show day, I typically will not deviate too much from my grooming routine at home. The basic curry comb, hard brush, soft brush, and picking out the feet; after these are done, I apply detangler to the tail, and let it set in, I will typically apply any polo wraps or boots during this time or address any issues with the braids in the mane. After the tail is brushed out and other miscellaneous things are taken care of, I tack up and get myself ready. Finally, I will spray with fly spray and olive oil sheen spray, as well as apply conditioner to the hooves. I save the sprays and conditioner for last to prevent dust and shavings from sticking to the treated hair, it also helps to apply these products outside the stall, if possible. I tend to use as few artificial “shine” products as possible, I’ve found that while they can make the horse look great, the products have the potential to do more harm than good in that they can dry out and damage the hair. Proper diet and consistent grooming at home will often naturally provide a great shine, and a sheen spray might only be needed as a finishing touch.

I believe that how well you take care of your horse’s coat between competitions will determine how hard you must work to get a pristine coat come show day. Simply curry combing and brushing your horse as often as possible, ideally every day, is a great way to help keep the coat healthy and give it a great sheen. The action of curry combing the coat stimulates oil production in the skin, and it is these oils that help keep the hair hydrated and healthy. Something thing to keep in mind to protect the oils produced from brushing, is to avoid excessively bathing you horse. Typically, I will only bathe a horse, using shampoo and conditioner, once a month and one to two days before a competition. Excessively bathing a horse with shampoo and conditioner will strip the natural oils from the coat and tail, drying out the skin and making the hair brittle and dull. Letting sweat sit on a horse’s coat will also quickly damage and dull the hair, so I always make sure I remove as much sweat as possible either through rinsing with plain water or brushing. When it comes to the tail, I try to leave it alone as much as possible between competitions, especially if the horse has a thin tail or particularly fine hair. I will typically only brush a tail at home on an as needed

Grooming at a competition does not have to be a source of stress or worry! With proper and diligent care, most of the work of an incredible turnout can be done at home, leaving only finishing details for the day of the show. I hope sharing my grooming routine can help you to evaluate yours and see what adaptations you might want to implement to make grooming less of just an obligation, and more of an activity to look forward to at show time!

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Transitions By Maylyn Hinson

My Danish Warmblood Sven and I were successfully progressing through the dressage levels, when suddenly our time together came to an abrupt halt. This is a situation that I know many riders can relate to because of the nature of our sport. Sven sustained a career ending suspensory injury. I was devastated. At the time of Sven’s injury, I was looking forward to graduating high school and heading to college. My dreams of earning my USDF Bronze Medal before leaving had seemingly become unattainable. To quote from my favorite horse movie as a child, Dreamer, “the sky opened and mere mortals parted� and I received a phone call from my trainer Billie Stewart telling me that Janie Pride wanted me to compete one of her dressage ponies. This pony was none other than Ilja. Suddenly, my goals of furthering my training in dressage, improving my scores, and earning my Bronze Medal that had become dormant during the year or so I was without a horse, were brought back to life. However, I knew that it would take a lot of work because I had only seven months before leaving for the University of Georgia. Mrs. Stewart, Ilja, and I got right to work.

something I had to work on. For most of my lessons, we worked on a serpentine making different types of transitions at the center line, whether an upward or downward transition, a flying change, or a halt. This kept Ijla attentive, as he has a tendency to anticipate the next movement, and become bored. I learned to ride more off my seat and leg than with my hands. I improved my understanding of what correct collection really is. This collection improved my flying changes as well as an overall composition and suppleness of each gate.

What I learned in my lessons with Marjolein through the GDCTA grant will always be a part of my future Shortly after getting started with Ilja, I became aware riding endeavors. I am so very grateful to Janie Pride for allowing me to love and compete such a talented of the training grant that GDCTA was so graciously offering. Before receiving the grant, I had fairly quickly little pony, to Marjolein Geven for teaching me, and to GDCTA for providing the funds to help me move gotten my scores needed for second level that would go towards my Bronze Medal. However, third level was forward in my riding career. more of a challenge because it involved movements that I had a great foundation for, but had never had the chance to ride. Given that I was short on time, I Maylyn Hinson was the 2018 GDCTA Grant Winner decided to apply for the grant and ask Marjolein Geven Jr/YRDivision. to be on board with this journey because she was the one who trained Ilja. In the beginning, we worked a lot on transitions in order to help keep him on the aids and engaged even in the downward transitions. My first experience with the double bridle was with Ilja, which required lots of learning and getting used to. I had a problem with keeping my curb rein too short, so that was 12


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‘STAT’

By Bill Woods

It’s what the surgeon in the OR shouts immediately preceding something like, “Get the mop!” So, you might think that this is one of those blogs that harps on making your horse sharp, quick, and attentive to the aids. But in this case, NO!

This “stat” is short for rheostat, that device on your dining room wall that dims the chandelier for an optimistically intimate dinner or cranks it all the way to a piercing brightness suitable for removing splinters or conducting a Jack Bauer-style interrogation. Most significantly, it allows you to choose any level of illumination in between.

When I teach and in ‘DRESSAGE UNSCRAMBLED’, I’ve often referred to the vending machine analogy— wherein when a horse is properly prepared and, on the aids, anything you can reasonably ask for should be immediately available to you without further preparation. Put the money in and when it blinks READY, it’s ready for everything. When you ask and the answer is not forthcoming, the problem usually lies in an incompleteness in your relationship in what last you were doing. A subset of this principle lies in what Robert Dover so eloquently nasalled at a USDF symposium: “Remember, people, in dressage adjustability is everything!” Frame, balance, energy, and tempo among other qualities, should all be available in increments that you, not your horse, choose. An “all or nothing” reaction indicates a “doing the tricks” relationship and it disables your ability to pick and use an exercise which brings out a missing quality in what you’re working on.

Some examples: Picture a horse with a semblance of “piaffe” on the spot but quite uneven in his rhythm behind. He is stuck there and can’t advance unless he goes flying off in a huge trot as he grabs the bit. If he doesn’t understand that you can push him forward incrementally to purify his rhythm, you are the victim of a useless trick. Likewise, if his medium trot is flat, bracing, and ballistic, there is no good avenue to re-balance, shorten, and lift it towards a developing passage.

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There are other examples across many movements at all levels. While riding shoulder-in at a competition, you undoubtedly wish to present a particular amount of bend, angle, and energy to the judge. But suppose your horse is too sluggish or stiffens when you attempt it in schooling. Consider beginning with a trot you like but entering the movement along the rail either at a lesser angle or with the correct angle but a straight horse in a “tail to the wall” leg yielding. In either case as he finds his balance, you can gradually adjust the angle and bend to the amount the judge wants to see. If the problem is energy/engagement related, during the shoulder-in you can play up and down the spectrum between hints of medium and hints of half steps. While doing so you may incidentally discover that you need to train more suppleness into those transitions within the gait, but that in turn will make him more honest and enhance his movement across the board. Creating this adjustability—the rheostat-like, controlled ebbs and flows, the fluid segues between and within movements, the ever-present possibility of adding a soupçon of another quality to enhance the “flavor” of the primary movement you are schooling— separates artful dressage from the “paint by number” variety.


The Art of Horsemanship By Brooke Taylor

I remember well my first summer of riding. While most kids my age were relishing in late nights and later mornings, I was up with the sun, lunch packed, paddock boots on waiting for mom or dad to drive me to the barn for horse camp. I had taken a few lessons, but never been to horse camp before. I pictured hours of trail riding, lounging in grassy fields, eating picnic lunches under the shade of a tree, and perhaps taking a dip in the pond in the middle of a sweltering Georgia summer day. While some of those things did happen, what horse camp actually resembled looked a lot more like a much less comfortable school classroom. About 5 or 6, 8-10year-old little girls would be huddled together on my trainer’s living room floor with binders full of handouts. There were quizzes on types of horses and their markings, bit identification, tack cleaning, and grooming tools and their uses. There were handouts about proper equitation and turn out. There were lists of warning signs and things to look out for if a horse should be in distress. Practically, there were hands on lessons on grooming, bathing, wrapping, mucking stalls and taking apart and reassembling tack until you could do it in your sleep. We were like Marines, but our weapons were bridles. Age was never a reason to not understand fully the responsibility of horse care. And, much like any teacher in any classroom across America, the expectations were high from our trainer. A wrong answer was an invitation to clean more, quiz more, work more. In fact, riding was the very last thing I recall being allowed to do, unless all of the other lessons for the day had been learned. It was a reward for getting the answers right to caring for our partners. Despite all of the dirt and the sweat and the frustrations of getting piebalds and pintos straight, there is nowhere else I would have rather spent those summer days.

I wonder if my parents realize that those summers taught me ingrained behaviors, I think I’ve carried with me into a very successful career. At the risk of sounded a little too “back in my day”, the art of good horsemanship is timeless. And while it took me most of my life thus far to call myself a first-time horse owner, those lessons in horsemanship have stuck in many more ways than a summer at camp. Just last week, in fact, at the ripe old age of 37 I scheduled a ground lesson with my trainer to dust off the cobwebs of my summer camp days on the topic of wrapping legs correctly.

As I drive through the prosperous areas of Milton/Alpharetta on a daily basis, I wonder, too, sometimes if kids still spend their summers this way or if things have changed so much that the horse comes second to the “stuff”. All too often in a more affluent part of the world I see big show programs where grooms do it all for the kids at a show, and sometimes at home as well. I don’t have kids; but if I did, and they were riding, I would seek out the trainers and the programs which place a heavy importance on horsemanship first. Not just because caring for your partner is essential, but because what this world really needs is more kids growing up to be independent, capable and caring adults. Horsemanship is more than just learning what a hoof pick looks like. It’s problem solving, teamwork, fine motor skills, cleanliness, attention to detail, compassion, physical labor, and curiosity. In what other sport can you say you’ve taught your child nearly every skill life requires? Horsemanship is the test, riding is the reward.

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The FEI Jog

since it is rare that someone does not have their horse braided. Also for the jog, your horse may not be wearing any type of boots or an ear bonnet of any kind.

By Maribeth Hebert

I remember the day that I was going to do my jog. I went down and braided my mare Honour and made her spotless. I had given her a bath earlier in the day. I walked up to the arena about 20 minutes before I was scheduled to jog. This day of jogging was running ahead of schedule. After the other girls in my category jogged, we went. You do not just jog back and forth, you also stand and wait while the judges inspect your horse. They check for any signs of injury or a reason that the horse should not compete. Most of the time, all the horses pass but sometimes there are one or two that are not sound enough to compete.

The FEI jog is an important part at any national or international show. Now before I continue I am going to

If you compete at an internationally sanctioned dressage competition, you’ll have to take part in “the jog”—a horse inspection.

There is not very much more to the jog. Other than, well, your horse has to be able to trot across the arena without a whip. The reason you cannot use a whip is simple – with a whip you can get your horse to trot out of a normal gate and try to hide the soundness. You also cannot show any of the FEI tests with a whip. To continue, you also cannot carry a whip in championship classes at regional championships shows. You are required to show with spurs, though.

explain the jog, if you not know what it is. All horses are required to jog before a panel of judges and veterinarians to prove their soundness and readiness for competition. The jog is usually held the day before the competition starts and sometimes again during the competition. The jog is pretty simple - all you have to do is trot your across the arena. I had the honor to participate in my first jog after qualifying for nationals at Lamplight Equestrian Center. I did a jog for the FEI Children's test.

From my experience, I hope you learned something about the FEI jog that you didn't already know.

I feel that the best part of the jog was when I heard the announcer say, “Maribeth Hebert and Honour pass the jog.” The jog is the first impression the judges have, and presenting oneself as someone who takes pride in everything you do is not a bad idea. When participating in the jog, you may be in full show attire, but no spurs. Also if you are under the age of 18 or handling a young horse you MUST wear a helmet. If you are older than 18 and are not handling a young horse, you are not required to wear a helmet, but it is highly recommended. Your horse does not have to be braided but if you are at a national or international event, it is highly advised

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Thank you to the following members for their generous donations Sarah Mitchell Ballou Jessica Beier Lori L. Bell Caryl Berzack Samantha Bielawski Kayla Born Erin Braden Fred M. Burdette Susan Burns Meghan Cameron Rhonda Cathy Richard Cohn Emily Copeland Claire Davis Mary Bess Davis Susan M. Day Leeanna Dick Abbey Dondanville Lily Grace Draper Martine Duff Tawn Edwards Liesel Fazekas Judith C. Fiorentino Paula Fisher Jean Corbett Fowler Michelle B. Futral Susan Gampfer Caroline Garren Linden H. Gaspar Pagan Gilman Abigail Goodwin Kathy Hedgepeth Emily Hewitt Hannah Hewitt Diana Hollis Sophia Holloway Mark Hook Claire Howard Allisa Huestis Christa Welch Hutchings Melody Jackson Mikensey Johansen Elizabeth Jones

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Prize List – May 11-12, 2019 Official Name:

Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association

Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern (USEF/USDF#661 ) (May 11) and Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern II (USEF/USDF#328930 ) (May 12) Official Qualifying Competition for the 2019 Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, the 2019 the 2019 USEF Children Dressage National Championship; the 2019 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2019 USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2019 USEF Young Adult 'Brentina Cup' Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today. Official Qualifying Competition for the 2019 Markel/USEF Yound and Developing Horse Dressage Championships NDPC Pony Cup Partner

These are two separate shows and require two separate entry forms and documentation. Both shows will use the same judges. Qualifying classes will have a different judge each day. Both shows are considered as one competition for the above listed championships. If you are entering both shows PLEASE put all STALL information and payment on the first show entry form.

Opening Date: March 18, 2019 Closing Date: April 22, 2019 USEF Level 3 Shows (In secretary’s hand) Location: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, GA 30013

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