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by Flight
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For those schooling changes
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: For those schooling changes

Cool to see someone sharing vid when it's a bit tricky!
by Flight
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: This is kind of grim and funny at the same time...
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: This is kind of grim and funny at the same time...

i read that first as your cat has turned into a 3L supercharged bbq!! I have to finish my coffee I think :D

I remember going to a prang where a motorbike had collected a kangaroo and that smell of the cooking roo on the hot parts made me feel sick too.
by Flight
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Show me your pumpkins!
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Show me your pumpkins!

That eye is awesome!!

Love the headless pumpkin head rider too :D
by Flight
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

My goals/progress for this month are to be discharged from the hospital finally and to find a new suite to move into. I am feeling SO much better than I have felt in the past few months and am really hoping to continue on this track. Coal Harbour returns home from Riverlands in 12 weeks and I am ho...
by Flight
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Thank you. I really am excited, for all that. I probably won't post video, I'm an amateur struggling through this and making plenty of mistakes, and he is not an international quality horse. That being said, we scored what I have been told is a relatively fair 59% on a test where I made a lot of af...
by Flight
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Thanks H4S/Pied/Kelo/Josette about where to put my hand!! They look a lot more natural than I do LOL! I'll have to keep practising. Yes, keeping it up would help me sit up, but maybe I don't do it so high and try and look more relaxed about it :) Kelo, I meant to say congrats riding Grand Prix! That...
by Flight
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ramblings/Where I've been
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: Ramblings/Where I've been

Good to hear this PhoenixRising :)
by Flight
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

So many good photos! Love the blue matchy matchy and Rosie - changes yay!! I'm trying to move up the levels in working equitation, now where you have to ride it one handed. The level I'm at you can swap between 1 and 2 and I managed to ride most of it all one handed. It is hardest on the tight circl...
by Flight
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 43
Views: 1031

Re: The end is nigh

Xan, I'm so sorry :( Very sad thing to have to do. Sounds like you've done everything you can and this, even so sad, is the best thing for him. Massive hugs.
by Flight
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Goofy mares
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Goofy mares

:o

Would have made a cool photo though! :)
by Flight
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: FREEEDOOOMMM! I'm out! I'm back!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1667

Re: FREEEDOOOMMM! I'm out! I'm back!!

I hope you can come back too :)
by Flight
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I do this DDBB
Replies: 41
Views: 1251

Re: Why I do this DDBB

Thanks Ryeissa, I should have spoken up earlier in defence of Linden too. She's not bad rubbish, she has a lot of good to give. I understand that it looked like drawing interest away from the forum but it wasn't meant to do that I'm sure.
by Flight
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Why I do this DDBB
Replies: 41
Views: 1251

Re: Why I do this DDBB

I was on that instagram/fb thread and while I wasn't intending to discuss training, I love photos! And people put up different things on those pages than what would go here. Apologies if it seemed to be detracting use of DDBB. I really like this forum. I think the FB thing was more for personalised ...
by Flight
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Spin-off: What are your greatest strengths?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Spin-off: What are your greatest strengths?

I'm the same as kelo! Just keep trying. I'm unco, have zero talent in anything, it takes me a while to learn things. But I know this about myself, so I know I have to just keep on chipping away. MC, are you good at sports? Or as a kid etc? I always wonder that natural athletic people have that skill...
by Flight
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?

I agree with the learning back to front riding. I'm still struggling with this. At the Anna Blake clinic she got us to ride around in a neck rope (holding on the buckle of reins for safety) and warm up in walk doing all different exercises including figure 8s, big and small walks, leg yeild, riding ...
by Flight
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

I was told in piaffe to sit light, to allow the horse to use it's back and core. There may be moments where you ask again with your back and be heavier with your seat but you should lighten again to allow. I remember reading this too: "when you piaffe, you should be sitting over your knee, not ...
by Flight
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: 2 hardest things to learn - Riding skill & dressage element? Then?

I think it's feel. Learning the right feeling and what to do to get it. Dressage elements - mine would be working out changes and pirouettes. Changes -when things aren't going right and figuring out what to do to fix it. Pirouettes - I've never ridden one on a horse that knows it, so it's educated g...
by Flight
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ramblings/Where I've been
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: Ramblings/Where I've been

So sorry PhoenixRising, that is sad. Gentle hugs for you. As a paramedic, I've seen the results of ruptured ectopic pregnancies and as I'm sure you know they can be fatal for the mother. It's always an emergency and to be honest I've not had the chance tor really think of the other side as a loss. B...
by Flight
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Share your weird horse dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Share your weird horse dreams

That gave me goosebumps Chisamba
by Flight
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ramblings/Where I've been
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: Ramblings/Where I've been

Hope you get cleared to ride! It's bad enough being unwell for whatever reason, not being able to ride definitely adds to it.
by Flight
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Shows and clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Shows and clipping

My horses are always furry!! A judge did say to me once “my your horse has a hairy beard!” So I trim that.
Guess it depends on your region?
by Flight
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Dresseur, great that you are riding and that you're riding Miro! Really happy for you. Blob, good that RP is going ok too after his injury. Rosie, looking good as always! Mari - I'm the same, we have some really nice looking riders on this forum. No major goals kicked from me yet. I did my second PS...
by Flight
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Blankets for horses who kill blankets?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Blankets for horses who kill blankets?

I just buy cheap saxons because my horses enjoy pulling each other around by their rugs. Funnily enough they are the best fitting rugs for my horses, if you get the next size up.
by Flight
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Share your weird horse dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Share your weird horse dreams

I don't tend to dream of the horses much, but if I do it tends to be my old horse when I was a kid and I'm trying to find him. Somewhere I read that dreams are always a bit stressful. I have to say dreaming that horses feet were filled with cheese is very different!!!
by Flight
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1323

Re: "Behavior "

The article is more of an introduction to the calming signals. When we did the clinic, the horses absolutely did different things but the collection of things were generally signs of anxiety relating to the vicinity of the person and what they were doing.
by Flight
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Rip and Gallie please
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Jingles for Rip and Gallie please

Hoping both can be sorted out ok Khall! Fingers crossed for you. Keep us updated.
by Flight
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1323

Re: "Behavior "

Calming signals are what dogs do too, really worth reading about and then watching your own horse and dogs. They are signs they give us to calm us down. To slow down and wait for them to be ok with what we are doing. Learning the signs that they are releasing anxiety etc. She spoke a lot about breat...
by Flight
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: "Behavior "
Replies: 34
Views: 1323

Re: "Behavior "

I just did a clinic with Anna Blake, she talks about 'calming signals' in horses. It was really good. Reading behaviour signs in horses and how they are with people. We spent the first afternoon just going into the horses yards and catching them, all were so different! Sorry, this is a bit off track...
by Flight
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dry Times in the SE
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Dry Times in the SE

The fire threat is a scary one with all that dry material, that is true.
by Flight
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend

DJR wrote: I did all the music editing with a free app (“Hokusai 2”), did my own choreography, and my own tweaking of both. It’s possible!!


Thanks!! I'll look at what Hokusai 2 is and see how I go :? :lol:
by Flight
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: My Third Level freestyle from last weekend

Thanks for sharing! And I just read your other post about his ligament :( I've never tried to make a freestyle and not being particularly artistic or musical I have just avoided it, but now at PSG level I think I should start trying. So, it's good to see other AA's freestyles, not just the GP profes...
by Flight
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet. (Reinjured, and now Pippa, too!)
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: Unbelievably, my bad luck continues ... now Jet.

So sorry!! What bad luck. Really hoping for an uneventful, full recovery for Jet.
by Flight
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dry Times in the SE
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Dry Times in the SE

Look at that grass! I see that as nice! But hoping you get some rain again soon. Australia is really struggling with drought right now. This is my sister's place, 200 acres of dirt. Normally it is lush and long especially in spring and they need to mow a path through. This is my old horse who was go...
by Flight
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Piaffe and Passage aids

Nice pic Boudicea! I've only learned some p/p on 2 horses that are my own with me muddling through stuff so I don't feel qualified to comment. The woman I do clinics with taught me step by step with Norsey how to introduce piaffe steps which was pretty cool, which I should have on vid somewhere. Bou...
by Flight
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter - Suppling or Strenthening or ???
Replies: 47
Views: 1446

Re: Canter - Suppling or Strenthening or ???

I had an instructor that didn't like to answer questions and would just want you to do what he said because he knows it works. But while I can do things by rote, I didn't really like doing it without understanding it. I really appreciate the instructors that will discuss why they think something, ev...
by Flight
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Pushing through your comfort zone - yes or no?
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Pushing through your comfort zone - yes or no?

I'm always trying stuff I probably shouldn't :lol:

But I do tend to generally under ride everything when I'm on my own.
by Flight
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Dressage at Devon Live Streaming
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Dressage at Devon Live Streaming

thanks :)
by Flight
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 5892

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - ALMOST THERE UPDATE Sep 27/19!!

Very amazing. Such a good job in helping him heal. I had a new shed built for stables and we moved some fences and gates. I showed the builder your first photos and what can horses do to themselves when he welded the gate latches sticking out. He made sure none were after that, and I doubt he ever w...
by Flight
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Bit behind but have enjoyed the discussions above. Glad Laddie's ok, Moutaineer! Swordhead looks like he has some tricky conformation. Might be just a captured moment in the photos but his expression to me looks happier in that middle pic. I did a clinic the other week and thought it would be very s...
by Flight
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tack room ideas?
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: Tack room ideas?

MC, what do you have as your floor covering in the tack room? I was wondering about putting something down, but not sure.
I think I'll look around for a bench like yours too :)
by Flight
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tack room ideas?
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: Tack room ideas?

Thanks MC! Sorry I didn't see this earlier. What is your floor? I like the bench thing. I have most things in tubs like Josette posted, as the mice moved into my last place. But I like the idea of drawers.. actually I have some doing nothing so might move them down. We painted half and stained half....
by Flight
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tack room ideas?
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: Tack room ideas?

So this is my tack room and the other question is paint or stain the ply?? My friend suggested painting a feature wall and staining the rest...

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by Flight
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tack room ideas?
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: Tack room ideas?

Musical comedy - did you remember to take a pic of your tack room?
I'm now on days off so going to slap some paint on the walls so I can start moving in :D
by Flight
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: THIS RAIN!!! (edited: THIS DROUGHT)
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: THIS RAIN!!! (edited: THIS DROUGHT)

I just had to buy a roundbale of hay. They used to cost $80. I just paid $350. I'm getting my old horse back because my sister's place is 200 acres of just dirt. It goes for kms. The drought here is bad.
by Flight
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

The quadrille looked great! I quite liked Sofia when she did the clinics here. Sometime I'll have to get over there!
by Flight
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - RIDING AGAIN!!!, Vids posted Oct 7/19!!
Replies: 119
Views: 5892

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - HAPPY UPDATE Sep 13/19!!

That's sooo good!!!!!
I think having you, being able to so knowledgeably treat his wound, made all the difference.
by Flight
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: What point is being made?
Replies: 40
Views: 1585

Re: What point is being made?

I follow him a bit on FB, and I know (but don't quote me) that he has a bit of a beef with the quality of judging in Australia. So this would have been trying to back up his points.
by Flight
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 440
Views: 14346

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Mari looking good! What a lovely arena too. Are they houses so close to the side? I used to have terribly busy legs and I couldn't keep my lower leg still at all, way way way worse than yours!! It came from a riding a more lazy type horse and I had to concentrate so hard on keeping them still and mo...

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