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by Flight
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

So sorry for you loss :( That's a beautiful photo.
by Flight
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Free Feeding with slow feeders
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Free Feeding with slow feeders

I've fed the big round bales in slow feeder nets, and they always have access to hay in the smaller nets (so they don't make such a mess with it). I use GutzBusta ones, but I'm in Australia so maybe not helpful!
by Flight
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

My big, not so young horse now, took a while to stay balanced at the canter. I tended to just do big circles at first and lots of work in walk and trot to control the shoulders. Oh and lots of patience :D
by Flight
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Congrats Ryeissa!
by Flight
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Interesting discussion with the higher movements as Ive started them with mine, but very early days. The aids my instructor is trying to get me to do (I'm pretty unco!) are similar to how you describe Khall. I had my first dressage comp back since my knee, and really I haven't had that much time off...
by Flight
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: My scribing journey begins

That was my test from yesterday, but I also pencilled for a couple of hours with a judge who had much longer comments! I struggled to fit them in some of the boxes. One penciller had really good abbreviations, one's that I don't necessarily know but I could understand easily. I'll be using them next...
by Flight
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: My scribing journey begins

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by Flight
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 454

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

To me it seems the incidence and magnitude of mass shooting in the USA is increasing. But nothing really seems to be done about it?? People seem to say "oh well, it's nutters and you can't control everything so move on." Make it harder for these nutters to acquire what they need.
by Flight
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My scribing journey begins
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: My scribing journey begins

You learn pretty quickly by going to a competition and scribing. It's not that hard. Try for lower level tests to start with, as the higher level tests are a lot faster so you are head down the whole time to keep up. I don't learn the tests, I do a quick read through before the class starts. I tend ...
by Flight
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 454

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

WheresMyWhite wrote:So, many guns of the type I am assuming you are considering a "powerful gun".


Agree, and in this case I mean being able to shoot a lot of bullets over a short period of time, harming a great number of people.
by Flight
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 454

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

I'm a bit curious as to what makes someone want to shoot a crowd of people, then shoot themselves. What's the point? Being in Australia, with different thoughts around guns, I don't understand why people want to have such powerful guns unless it's to kill a lot of things in a short period of time. D...
by Flight
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Seat Spinoff - Seat usage
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Seat Spinoff - Seat usage

I sort of agree, I used to be taught to "drive" with my seat and push with my seat, but all I got was tired. Different instructor was horse goes from the leg, but you follow with your seat, and you can "hold" with your seat. If I need to quicken the tempo I can quicken my seat, o...
by Flight
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Technical Suport
Topic: Post photos
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Post photos

The attachments can only be about 150kb so you'll have to resize them.

You can do it fairly easily on a MacBook if you don't have another photo editing program. I can show you how if you need?
Photobucket is being a bit annoying, although I could see your photos.
by Flight
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining
Replies: 71
Views: 778

Re: Episode 3 in which my horse tries reining

I'd just go back to shoes when he's ready for them.
My horses are barefoot but the big horse has had shoes on twice now when he needed them. I think you've got to do whatever makes them most comfortable?
by Flight
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Congrats CBo6!!!!! Great photos too!! Great that Rip is doing well Khall, did you work out what was wrong with Gaila? Great with Laddie too Mountaineer. Not so good for you Hot4Spots - scary! Hope he heals up quickly for you. Dresseur yay for Miro! That's a relief. Interesting report on Charm and th...
by Flight
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?
Replies: 29
Views: 411

Re: Would you compare yourself to a dressage master?

I think there is something wrong with the person you are talking about in the first post. Sometimes I admire confidence, and I know a few males that have an ego that makes them sure they can do things. But he is beyond that and very strange. Anyway, I feel the more I know the less I know, and the le...
by Flight
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Third Level DEBUT - show report
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Third Level DEBUT - show report

Congrats!! I did my first third level earlier this year. I was so nervous I did 2 EOC's, but luckily I had a lovely judge who was very patient. It does get easier the more you do especially with a great start like that.
by Flight
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Demi hope the new trainer is really good for you! Hot4spots thats a long rehab, hoping yours and Mountaineers continue to be well. Rosie, that's recent vid? I see lots of good HP? :) And he looks really nice and active in that vid. Like you say he normally is at home compared to that time at the les...
by Flight
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Need new thoughts: Half pass on the harder side
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Need new thoughts: Half pass on the harder side

No help from me sorry but I need help getting more bend and crossover, so would welcome a discussion.
by Flight
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Moutaineer wrote:I need the Miro diet. That's all I have to say today :)


:lol: :lol: :lol: same! Maybe I'll try a slow feeder net too, although I hear chips go straight through :lol: :lol:

Nice fix Chisamba and nice half pass!

Khall hope your filly comes good easily too.
by Flight
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

DJR - It feels like it's never going to happen and then it does and its very exciting! My guy took ages on one side to do clean changes and now my instructor has us doing multiple changes on a 20m circle. Never thought I'd be trying that. Now to start them on the other horse... groan! Piedmontfields...
by Flight
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: The Mustang
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: The Mustang

Wow cool!
by Flight
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought the farm!
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: I bought the farm!

Congrats!

(I want to see what moles look like... )
by Flight
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Dresseur - congrats!! Love the report and being able to "ride" it with you as I read. Ack the nerves, I get so nervous when I move up a level so I imagine how bad yours would have been before you went in! The photos are lovely and you look great in tails!! Do you have your next competition...
by Flight
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Calling all enablers....

Yes, pic works!
So much cuteness :)
by Flight
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Trying again, hope this is the one!
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: Trying again, hope this is the one!

Ooh very pretty!
by Flight
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!

I've actually been looking for a bigger place but I tend to just skim through the photos on the listing, and if it roughly matches what I like I then check it out on google earth and do a drive by all before contacting the agent. Those photos are much better than most of what I've seen over here on ...
by Flight
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Farm/Stable on 16 acres for sale!

I love it! Just way too far to commute to work :lol:
by Flight
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Loss

He sounds like he was lovely, so sorry for your loss :(
by Flight
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Thanks for everyone's comments on my vid. I agree with all of them! Chisamba, I can feel that happening in the canter, that losing the outside shoulder, so I will make sure I keep him straighter. The walk prior the canter also, I was not sure if he would actually canter so yes pushed too much in the...
by Flight
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

Congrats!! He is lovely, you must be so happy :)
by Flight
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Can I get people's honest impressions on this vid? With the only knowledge that its the 2nd ride back after a 6 week break.
https://youtu.be/I6cf5LgG3Vg
by Flight
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bliss does something new...
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Bliss does something new...

That is gorgeous! What a good boy. LOL at the nibbling on the dress :D
by Flight
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)

I'm seeing some amazing pics on FB of people stabling their horses in the house!
by Flight
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Pony trot?
Replies: 105
Views: 1899

Re: Pony trot?

So yesterday I got to put my pony trot warmup to the test in front of an audience. Sort of. My lesson was supposed to start at 11:15. I was in the ring at 11:05 to allow for some walking before starting the lesson proper. The lesson before mine ran over and mine didn't start til 11:35... But I used...
by Flight
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Ha Rosie and your position is still near perfect in the "beware hungry mountain lion" pose :lol: :lol: I used to kick and rouse a bit on my guy, just made him tense and running. I was taught to gradually increase it by leg then "tak tak tak" with the whip - not hard but repeated ...
by Flight
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Sue B yes I see progress with Tio and thanks for sharing video! It is hard sharing vid because it's still just a snippet of information to people that aren't going to know full stories, but he's looking good :) Dresseur - sorry that has all happened to Miro!! Now having to find somewhere else to kee...
by Flight
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: video posting practice
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: video posting practice

I copied and pasted the address into a new browser tab and it worked :)
I don't think videos embed into posts here, but you can just copy and paste the address.

Cute vid with the music :D Looked like a nice day.
by Flight
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)

I think you sound prepared Musicdoc. Good luck!! Hoping everyone will be ok.
by Flight
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Calling all enablers....

Link doesn't work for me either. Will wait until you get them home :)
by Flight
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Calling all enablers....

:D Can't wait to see pics of your new additions :D
by Flight
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: UGH! MRSA infection
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Re: UGH! MRSA infection

That sounds like no fun, sorry it took them so long to get you sorted. Hoping the infection clears up for you quickly.
by Flight
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 274
Views: 4763

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Be able to get the Spanish walk under saddle. We can do one side at a time. Gain some strength back in my position after this ACL reconstruction, and lose the weight I've gained - 4.5 kg in 6 weeks!!
by Flight
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Personal trainers and gyms
Replies: 18
Views: 368

Re: Personal trainers and gyms

I'm with a physio twice a week at the moment with my knee and she's great! However a physio is going to be different from a personal trainer.
Chisamba your story makes me reluctant to join a gym, which I never got round to doing.

Will be interested to here are you go Demi.
by Flight
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 8501

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Shh, dont tell anyone but i rode today, I did take it easy, posting is pulling on the abdomen area, and I did not canter. I was able to do lateral work, though and work on lengthening and collecting in the walk. :) I've started riding too, we're not good patients are we :) Cb06 congrats and nice pi...
by Flight
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I've been up to...
Replies: 21
Views: 369

Re: What I've been up to...

Wow so much talent!! I didn't know you were an artist. Pretty special doing a family exhibition like that. Thanks for sharing :)
by Flight
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Some Sad News. Godspeed Gunny.

So sorry for your loss. That was so sad to read but so special. Thankyou.
by Flight
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 242
Views: 6933

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

Thanks Jan & PJ, lots of stuff there on that website :)
I took photos at a couple of xc clinics over the last week and love that most of my photos turned out ok. Need to learn more about getting the right exposure but no blurry photos. Wish I'd bothered to learn sooner :)
by Flight
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: General Photography Discussion 2
Replies: 242
Views: 6933

Re: General Photography Discussion 2

I finally did a photography course and have started learning how to use my camera properly. Is there any good forums on photography, particularly horse photography that can be recommended? I've got plenty of down time at the moment to read through things. I'd like to see photos and what settings peo...

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