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  • Here is a vid of rehabilitating an OTTB once again by the Maestro. My guess is this horse has been in training for some time. The ones I have re-started required 3 to 4 months of consistent training on improving contact, relaxation and finding rhythm.

    https://www.facebook.com/nickperonac...0887038873241/

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    • 160 views. I wonder how many of those were COTHers?
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      • Originally posted by caper View Post
        Here is a vid of rehabilitating an OTTB once again by the Maestro. My guess is this horse has been in training for some time. The ones I have re-started required 3 to 4 months of consistent training on improving contact, relaxation and finding rhythm.

        https://www.facebook.com/nickperonac...0887038873241/
        Rehabilitating?
        Did he have a substance abuse problem? Incarcerated?
        One really does wonder about the language tis guy uses.....
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        • Originally posted by ThreeFigs View Post
          Sounds like you need to get a real job and pursue your dressage dreams on the side. You've been in the saddle 1.5 years? Well, well. I've ridden for 52 years and am still unworthy to buckle the spur straps of people like Kyrklund, Klimke and Balkenhol. I have a few lower-level students, but not enough to make a living from. I do it for love of dressage and to pay for my own horse habit (in part).

          Yes, working student positions are tough. I knew a girl who had a WS position with a very BNT on the east coast. She lived on M & M's. Eventually she did get lessons from the BNT and got the opportunity to ride her Olympic level horse. She is one of the best horsewomen I know now. She had the drive and desire. Do you?

          I'm not a good troll spotter, but wonder if this is one?
          My thought too

          Nick?
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          • Originally posted by Dxarmbar06 View Post

            Yes, yes, yes, not every internal organ, yes have worked on hooves, no exp w mares, no, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes did you not hear me say I've been working with horses for over a year intensively to the point where I'm sleeping in the barn with sick horses? I've given injections, supplements, gone around to restaurants collecting grease for starved rescues, I carry blue coat and DMSO in my freaking backpack.

            I don't have to do this right you know. I could just throw a curve bit on, carry a rubber tube on my belt and get my way by force, which is what most riders do (don't even try to argue that). I actually want to do this right, but you restricting information is not going to stop people buying horses and manhandling them into submission like we've all seen at public riding arenas. Yes, I expect information to be given away for free, for the sole fact that more people riding correctly means less horses being beat with rubber tubes to make them turn.
            Didnt read all of this...what are you ranting about? Collecting grease from restaurants for rescues..,what? French fry and fried chicken grease for horses?

            The Cavalry horsemanship manual is still around but they were not riding a full 4th level test in the time frame you boast of, or ever, the skills were useful on the battlefield. And they rode the horse under strict direction, didn’t watch videos. Also werent developing horses for a lifetime of use but to serve in battle as a really big target. They were the trucks of their time kept maintained while they worked, discarded when they broke, destroyed when machines took over and had a higher fatality rate then their riders. Might want to get rid of the rose colored glasses on that.

            I’m putting on my tin foil hat, things are getting weird over here. Don’t know about this whole thread.
            When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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            • Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post

              Rehabilitating?
              Did he have a substance abuse problem? Incarcerated?
              One really does wonder about the language tis guy uses.....
              If they didn't have a problem before the ride, they certainly needed something to take the edge off after.

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              • Originally posted by NorthernThorn View Post
                while teaching Western riders to do The Dressage.
                Do you know if western dressage riders do THE Dressage, or is it just dressage...I'd hate to be missing out

                I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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                • Originally posted by KBC View Post

                  Do you know if western dressage riders do THE Dressage, or is it just dressage...I'd hate to be missing out
                  It's THE Dressage. All previous editions/interpretations are obsolete and ineffective. Ask Master Pee.

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                  • Originally posted by caper View Post
                    Here is a vid of rehabilitating an OTTB once again by the Maestro. My guess is this horse has been in training for some time. The ones I have re-started required 3 to 4 months of consistent training on improving contact, relaxation and finding rhythm.

                    https://www.facebook.com/nickperonac...0887038873241/
                    For those who do not do Facebook, Nick has the video up on his youtube channel

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sABI7pwg2Vw
                    The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .

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                    • Originally posted by Joanne View Post

                      For those who do not do Facebook, Nick has the video up on his youtube channel

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sABI7pwg2Vw

                      Why does the commentary sound like I'm watching a National Geographic special on the life of a groundhog in the wild?
                      "Horses are too spency!" - Mom

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                      • "I don't have to do this right you know. I could just throw a curve bit on, carry a rubber tube on my belt and get my way by force, which is what most riders do (don't even try to argue that). I actually want to do this right, but you restricting information is not going to stop people buying horses and manhandling them into submission like we've all seen at public riding arenas. Yes, I expect information to be given away for free, for the sole fact that more people riding correctly means less horses being beat with rubber tubes to make them turn."
                        LOL, must not be from New England because this I have not seen in the dressage world around my area. What exactly is a rubber tube?
                        Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                        • Oh...the humanity...the horrors of the curve bit...this could be fun...bit I’ll keep my tin foil hat on lest they infiltrate my mind.....

                          Well , perhaps the salvaged restaurant French Fry and Fried Chicken grease meant to save the lives of rescues can be applied to the rubber tube to lessen its effect? I don’t see why not.

                          But seriously folks...this could be on track, pun intended, to be the first really entertaining train wreck we’ve had in a loooong time.

                          Anybody else remember when the crazy Canucks used to crawl out of their igloos on American Thanksgiving to do some sled dog harness yanking? With the weather heading into the cooler this coming weekend, are we in for some cold weather entertainment in the best CLOTH traditions? It’s a week early but don’t know if reading a calendar is a high point of the OT...Errr...OPs... skill set
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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                          • Originally posted by Smthn_Like_Olivia View Post


                            Why does the commentary sound like I'm watching a National Geographic special on the life of a groundhog in the wild?
                            With a proper Attenborough narration this would have to count as an educational video:

                            We’ve arrived at the arena just in time to spy what appears to be a very ordinary man … upon a very ordinary horse.

                            The stooped posture and the mincing walk, however, may not evince the greatness of what we are about to witness … for this man is anything but ordinary… And his steed is no less than a terrestrial animal evolved through centuries of careful selection … to take flight!

                            Before us unfolds the rehabilitation of the ex … race … horse! This will not be an easy task, by any stretch of the imagination.

                            Immediately we observe all of the hallmarks of a dressage maestro. The downward gaze … the hands, positioned gingerly near his nethers … the exquisitely rounded shoulders … knuckles brushing the pommel as a trot commences. We are in for a special treat! These aids are about to come alive with motion!

                            But there’s a problem. For man and beast are islands … separated by a great ocean of communication. A hand, moved toward the hip, asks in the language of dressage mastery for the noble equus to relax the back and soften his jaw. But hark! What does our equine friend hear … through the din of reins that beat gently against his neck as they are pulled taut, and then slack? We may never be certain. But a mouth agape and a toss of the head suggest that the chasm of communication has not ... yet ... been bridged.

                            The maestro is confident in a credo of ‘persistence beats resistance’ … and so they carry on. Man committed to an attempt at rehab. And horse, obediently trotting forth … but with his head wagging gently as if to say: No! No! No!
                            Evolutionary science by day; keeping a certain red mare from winning a Darwin award the rest of the time!

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                            • I'm with whoever said the OP can't possibly be a Nick alter due to the lack of spelling/grammar errors and hyperbole that are the hallmarks of Nick & Co.

                              That, and the tone of the OP's posts make me think he/she isn't hailing from North America.

                              I was willing to give this person a little slack at first, because YES, there are a lot of barns (or yards, if my hunch is correct) who will jump at the chance for free labo(u)r and take advantage of the horse-mad under the guise of "working student". I can certainly see how such experience might make one leery of trying that route again. But way too much attitude from OP....

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                              • Originally posted by x-halt-salute View Post

                                With a proper Attenborough narration this would have to count as an educational video:

                                We’ve arrived at the arena just in time to spy what appears to be a very ordinary man … upon a very ordinary horse.

                                The stooped posture and the mincing walk, however, may not evince the greatness of what we are about to witness … for this man is anything but ordinary… And his steed is no less than a terrestrial animal evolved through centuries of careful selection … to take flight!

                                Before us unfolds the rehabilitation of the ex … race … horse! This will not be an easy task, by any stretch of the imagination.

                                Immediately we observe all of the hallmarks of a dressage maestro. The downward gaze … the hands, positioned gingerly near his nethers … the exquisitely rounded shoulders … knuckles brushing the pommel as a trot commences. We are in for a special treat! These aids are about to come alive with motion!

                                But there’s a problem. For man and beast are islands … separated by a great ocean of communication. A hand, moved toward the hip, asks in the language of dressage mastery for the noble equus to relax the back and soften his jaw. But hark! What does our equine friend hear … through the din of reins that beat gently against his neck as they are pulled taut, and then slack? We may never be certain. But a mouth agape and a toss of the head suggest that the chasm of communication has not ... yet ... been bridged.

                                The maestro is confident in a credo of ‘persistence beats resistance’ … and so they carry on. Man committed to an attempt at rehab. And horse, obediently trotting forth … but with his head wagging gently as if to say: No! No! No!
                                I couldn't help but start reading this in an accent to myself. Thank you for the entertaining commentary!

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                                • Priceless x-halt-salute!

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                                  • Originally posted by NorthernThorn View Post

                                    It's THE Dressage. All previous editions/interpretations are obsolete and ineffective. Ask Master Pee.
                                    You clearly haven't been listening to the Pero-nacey videos at all, or you would know its DUR-sahge. Get it right and pay attention.
                                    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                    • Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                                      "I don't have to do this right you know. I could just throw a curve bit on, carry a rubber tube on my belt and get my way by force, which is what most riders do (don't even try to argue that). I actually want to do this right, but you restricting information is not going to stop people buying horses and manhandling them into submission like we've all seen at public riding arenas. Yes, I expect information to be given away for free, for the sole fact that more people riding correctly means less horses being beat with rubber tubes to make them turn."
                                      LOL, must not be from New England because this I have not seen in the dressage world around my area. What exactly is a rubber tube?
                                      Yes, I still want to know how you beat a horse with a rubber tube to make him turn. Okay, lets break this down. You have a rubber tube. For argument's sake, lets say its the inner tube to a bicycle. That's something that's a tube, and its pretty much rubber. It could be an old Tyre tube, but its not easy to get a hold of those any more, its probably a bicycle tube, everyone has one of those in the garage somewhere.

                                      OK. So you have a rubber tube, and you are confidently riding your horse around and around your ring, and BAM! Your horse, and not for the first time, runs straight into the end rails of the ring, after coming down the long side, because you just can turn him. So out comes the rubber tube. Try it again. Trotting down the long side of the ring, you see the end of the ring rails looming before you, getting closer, and you just know your horse is going to run into them yet again because he just won't turn, but this time you have the rubber tube with you. Step into one end of the tire with your outside toe. You don't have to take your foot out of the stirrup, just find the loop of the tire with your toe. Stretch the rest of the tire up with your outside hand, and when it is stretched real good, transfer it to your inside hand, pulling the tire tight across your horse's withers. Right when he's just about to run into the end of the ring's rails, tip up your toe and let the bicycle tube snap up to your hand. You have to be fast and do it right before he runs into the rails. If he runs into the rails first, its no good, you're too late. Let the bicycle tube snap up to your hand, and this will compell your horse to move away from the snapping tube, much like a rubber band, and Viola! Your horse has moved away from the snap of the tube and made the turn. If he doesn't, attache the bicycle tube to the bit on the inside, and use this to pull your horse around so he turns at the correct time. If this doesn't work, beat the horse with the rubber tube, it is, in the end, what so many people resort to.

                                      Viola!
                                      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                      • I just watched the video. Horse looked less than pleased with the ministrations of the maestro. Can someone explain just what he was doing with his right hand when going through the corner going right? I have never seen such a fancy rein aid before.

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                                        • Great Job! you scared the OP away..... And by the way I watch free online videos all the time. I think they are extremely helpful. I have some favorite clinicians or riders which I love to watch!! And I think it helps me.
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