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by Flight
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: Having to make the hard decision

:( so sorry and it's such a difficult decision to go through. He looks beautiful.
by Flight
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 20
Views: 202

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

So sorry for your loss :(
I did enjoy reading your story about him (I hope that doesn't sound heartless!). What an interesting life he had and so nearly didn't.
by Flight
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

I'm just catching up with everyone's posts, and sorry if I don't mention everyone, but I do enjoy reading what's been going on. My knee is pretty much completely better after the ACL reconstruction surgery, it's been 4.5 months or so now. I've been back at work full time for a month, riding, running...
by Flight
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 43
Views: 700

Re: Where is everyone????

I admire artistic ability so much! Beautiful work Kande and Mountaineer. I can barely draw a stick figure.
by Flight
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I agree with what Kande said, something along those lines.

You actually might find that it will help you. Sorry for your loss :(
by Flight
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Chancellor is taking a vacation
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Chancellor is taking a vacation

Have a great holiday!
by Flight
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: Arapawa sheep
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Arapawa sheep

Ohh wow! Soooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing :) They are all just gorgeous!
by Flight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Me Too
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Me Too

I remember riding my horse when I was about 13, down a local bush track and seeing a man naked and what I later realised was wanking! He was saying stuff to me and I galloped off. I felt so scared and embarrassed. I did tell my mum but nothing happened about it, and I got teased about seeing it. Bei...
by Flight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: New PRE baby!
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: New PRE baby!

Gorgeous! Congrats!
by Flight
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

LOL great story Demi :lol: :lol: :lol:
And around the dressage world it always feels much worse, I try and slink around and go unnoticed but a 17.2 hh Norsey horse neighing his head off is hard to miss.
by Flight
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Well taking 2 horses to the competition was a bit hectic! Somehow the separation anxiety was 100x worse than our practice goes. Ding dug a trough at the float and promptly filled it with his water bucket, making a mud bath, the neighs echoing across the grounds and we become "those people with ...
by Flight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Thanks for sharing your vids Rosie, especially as my little horse is not inclined to be forward and it's always a struggle. I've got a competition on tomorrow and I'm taking both horses. I've had a couple of practice goes taking them both out together on the float. The little horse has some separati...
by Flight
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Look what I found at the thrift store
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Look what I found at the thrift store

I've not read that one. I loved all the Black Stallion books.
by Flight
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 29
Views: 624

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

I don't cross tie but when my horse was young and got antsy being tied up, I'd work him on the ground then let him rest at the tie up spot. He's a bit lazy so got it quite quickly. Not sure how much room you have available to do this though.
by Flight
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: In Which I Seek ze Legerete (long)

Have been meaning to say thanks for sharing vids!
by Flight
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Nothing cringeworthy there Rosie B! Sometimes when they are in an enclosed arena they can back off a little. My horse does in my instructors (outdoor) arena because it's fenced and mine isn't. But he looks balanced and swinging nicely in that vid, I thought.
by Flight
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Beautiful horses Linden. Great to see you riding again.

I agree, I love people's photos! The more the merrier I say.
by Flight
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Well Ding's pranged his tendon again and is lame. It swells a bit and I've had an ultrasound and the tendon itself is ok, but he gets swelling in the tendon sheath. Anyway, the other day I took both horses out together in the float and now Ding has suddenly got separation anxiety and when I took the...
by Flight
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 146
Views: 3428

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Red's Mum, I'd get another vet consult and an ultrasound if I was really worried. But lots of horses recover well from a bowed tendon so he's probably fine. Flying changes - start for sure Rosie! It gets a bit hot for for riding but my goals will be working towards canter pirouettes and aim for Adva...
by Flight
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So I had an idea.... UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: So I had an idea....

They are awesome photos!!
by Flight
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Coming to the end of this goal period and I think I've achieved some of mine. Yes we can do Spanish walk under saddle. Knee is going well and is fine for riding and I'll be back at work in 6 days (oh no!!). Lost the weight that I put on and a little bit more so I can finally fit into these breeches ...
by Flight
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The horses are out today
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: The horses are out today

PaulaO wrote: She is polite, though, and only rolls on her right side.
. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sweet of her! Mine are pigs and get it even in their ears.
by Flight
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Gwen, sorry I liked your post because I saw the photos and was all like "ahhh beautiful" but then kept reading, and I don't like the bolting! Glad you're ok. Can you do some flexions with her at a halt until she's moving really nicely with no resistance? You have probably gone through all ...
by Flight
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

I've got my soloshot3 now, who else was getting one?
by Flight
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

Dresseur, it sounds like what my instructor keeps trying me to get. The horse giving to the aids, immediate reaction but not stiffening or pushing back the slightest bit. It's a feel thing, once you feel it you start to get it, but hard to explain. It's amazing when I get it on my horse and I'm gues...
by Flight
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September and October Goals and Progress
Replies: 382
Views: 14669

Re: September and October Goals and Progress

SF your horse is so shiny and sounds like you did well given you had a tricky warm up etc. I always do EOC's so I just accept that it happens now :D Rosie B, you guys just look increasingly elegant every time you post pics! Beautiful! Chisamba - yes pretty photos. I love autumn colours. Khall- your ...
by Flight
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 652

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: 289

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 512

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: 512

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: 1018

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: 512

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: 1018

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: 1018

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: 615

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 Support
Topic: Post photos
Replies: 5
Views: 168

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: 2367

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 946

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: 594

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 729

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: 382
Views: 14669

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: 382
Views: 14669

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...

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