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by Flight
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: On Saying Goodbye...
Replies: 24
Views: 244

Re: On Saying Goodbye...

So heartbreaking, I have tears here at work reading that. I hope I can do the same thing so well for mine when the time comes.
Very sorry for your loss.
by Flight
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your evolution aka tolerance
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Your evolution aka tolerance

I think my evolution is being more aware of not letting things be just near enough. So, I've been working on response to my aids (especially the little horse ) and really trying to fix my riding bad habits.
by Flight
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them
Replies: 22
Views: 781

Re: Trainers selling clients horse so they can ride them

That is a shit situation for that lady Hot4spots. And mortgaging her house for something she's hardly riding. I couldn't do that.
by Flight
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Dresseur, you'll have to get some vid/pics of Miro! Would love to see him. Sorry that you're unsound at the moment though! That sounds really interesting Blob, I remember at a clinic watching a horse that would lean over his left leg and I didn't notice until it was pointed out just how much he was ...
by Flight
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: MARES-- A venting thread
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: MARES-- A venting thread

It's so hard to decide what is working and what isn't because it's such a study of one, and chances are very good that they're going to become more confident in time no matter what we do. I did a lot of the slow habituation stuff because I didn't want to risk laming him, or contribute to the ulcer ...
by Flight
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

It's 568 in middle of Canberra today, it's been up to 7700. It's not good! We've had a bit of rain but not enough to extinguish and they say they it will keep burning for a while.
by Flight
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Yep, that's what I'm doing - no heavy breathing :) The air is better at 608 this morning. It's the same scale AQI.
by Flight
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Glad there were no long term effects but when the air quality is several times higher than hazardous (over 300 is hazardous and we've had readings of up to 7700) I wont be riding my horses!
by Flight
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

My last day of holidays and smoke is the worst yet! My area has the worst air quality in the world currently. Feeling sorry for the horses having to be outside in it. Norsey is a bit out of sorts, always on the lookout so it must be unsettling for them. I'm not in a fire prone area, and my place sho...
by Flight
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: MARES-- A venting thread
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: MARES-- A venting thread

I know I wont be popular suggesting it, but what helped my big horse with his spooking in my arena (which does have a spooky side - neighbours junk piles, but the arena is in his paddock), is just letting him stand and look and wait for him to take a breath and relax. I gave him as long as he needed...
by Flight
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Strange infection
Replies: 20
Views: 412

Re: Strange infection

I have no idea! But it doesn't look nice and hoping you can get on top of it soon. Keep us updated!
by Flight
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: New year, new goals! Jan/Feb 2020

Well, I think the start of the 2 months will be slow for me due to the bushfire smoke that is affecting us here. I don't mind it affecting me (although it isn't comfortable), but I really can't exercise the horses in it. My goals will be consolidating Norsey's changes. I've been reading Gustav Stein...
by Flight
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Gosh the 2 months went fast. I have been riding and chipping away at what I learned at the clinic in November but Australia is still full of bushfires and I can't ride at the moment due to the dangerous smoke levels.
by Flight
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: 2020 training hopes and dreams
Replies: 17
Views: 586

Re: 2020 training hopes and dreams

I'm going to have a massive aim to be able to do the GP movements with Ding. Not necessarily get through a whole test in one go, but to be able to individually do the movements. Norsey - up to Advanced. Mind you that means sitting trot and he is so bouncy. Well, that might mean my fitness has to inc...
by Flight
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it

Ryeissa wrote: I guess we will see....


Yes, It will be interesting to see if this does improve spectator turn out and maybe get non-dressage people interested. I guess from my viewpoint, I just want to watch the horses and am obsessed enough to not need any encouragement :D
by Flight
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

All of my 3! horses are back in work. Norsey's hole in his hoof has grown over and I have no idea what happened to Ding, but he is ok now. Norsey seems to have the hang of his left to right changes now, although I'm worried about jinxing myself now I've said it! I was getting them one day doing it a...
by Flight
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it

I just think spectators are likely to be dressage fans anyway and doing this isn't going to draw more people in to watch. I like it to be a bit more peaceful between tests, not so 'game showy' with the loud presenter making the scores be exciting. Maybe I'm a humbug too :D
by Flight
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: One thousand....
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: One thousand....

Wow, well done!!
by Flight
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: New GP Test at Olympia, all of it

Thanks for the link. They make it seem like a game show. I really hated what they did at the end of the test!!! To me it seemed so tacky and less about watching the horses. I hope they don't keep doing this.
by Flight
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Peloton
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Peloton

I had to google what it is. Some people don't have nice places to exercise and some get more motivated with stuff like this. Apparently your bum gets used to the bike seat after you do it enough. Where I work there are heaps of bike riders, mamils.. mamils everywhere!
by Flight
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 584

Re: Yoga

I didn't do well in a class because I started laughing with a friend and then couldn't stop. I can't do the serious breathing and waiting around.
But, I do really like the stretching/strength so I did the Dressage Rider training online. She has some good yoga stuff.
by Flight
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Everyone's pics are great, horses looking like they are going really well. Dresseur, If you hadn't said you've lost riding fitness, I'd never have guessed from looking at those pics. Looking really good. Blob, nice pics too, your horses look strong and balanced. Aleuronx - looking good too! Would be...
by Flight
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It's here!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: It's here!!!

Congrats!!! It's so exciting getting a new saddle and I remember not wanting to get mine dirty. But they just get better as they work in :)
by Flight
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Venting: About my neighbor
Replies: 24
Views: 1107

Re: Venting: About my neighbor

How stressful MC, from the photos I've seen you have such a beautiful property and that would take away some of the shine. Those people are so difficult to deal with.
by Flight
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

My update is 2 lame horses, so BORING! Waiting for Norsey to grow his sole back, might put shoes and a pad on so I might be able to ride. Ding went a bit funny on the weekend, I had him at a christmas comp on Sunday and I actually stopped him half way through the test. I didn't get much of a warm up...
by Flight
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PSA: Neck Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: PSA: Neck Problems

Oh wow, I'd be fascinated to see the xrays. I take it is an old-ish injury now? Poor horse and your poor friend.
by Flight
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Cool stuff with the garrocha, Khall. I would impale both of us trying to manage a pole that long. Bad enough with the shorter one for working eq, I've hit myself in the head with it many times so far... Kyra's mum, great to hear you are still 'sound' for the last 2 months :) We had our christmas pra...
by Flight
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone familiar with Multiple Sclerosis
Replies: 21
Views: 1140

Re: Anyone familiar with Multiple Sclerosis

Sorry to hear this Chisamba. I only know that there are better treatments etc thesedays but I just want to say thoughts with you and your son.
by Flight
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Really Cool Opportunity
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: Really Cool Opportunity

That is very cool Linden! Fingers crossed for you and glad that you are doing well :)
by Flight
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: What to wear in the trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: What to wear in the trailer?

I just got it from an electronics type store, not sure which though.
I used velcro with the sticky back which did eventually fall off but I've used it enough to know what the temp is like in the float now. I use it in the house mostly thesedays.

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by Flight
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

Did the voltaren bum massage help Moutaineer?? :D Kelo, redneck mirror :lol: :lol: I'll admit to doing that a lot before I worked a heap of overtime and got my non-redneck ones :lol: It's funny how the horses get easier to ride as you go up the levels, but it gets really hard to know what to do. I d...
by Flight
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The end is nigh
Replies: 63
Views: 2731

Re: The end is nigh

So sorry Xan :(
by Flight
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I Was Her Human
Replies: 29
Views: 1215

Re: I Was Her Human

So very sorry :(
by Flight
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A Sudden Goodbye
Replies: 23
Views: 1023

Re: A Sudden Goodbye

Oh so very sorry :( That would have been so sad and such a shock. Great story, and glad he came back to you for his final years.
by Flight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 5670

Re: It’s the Holiday Season! November/December Goals and Progress

The weather for us has been hot and windy and half the state is burning but I'm pushing on with riding. Went to a clinic on the weekend with one of Australia's leading riders. I was feeling pretty nervous, with my average-ness but it was well worth it. The property was beautiful, although Ding didn'...
by Flight
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: For those schooling changes
Replies: 10
Views: 655

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: 541

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: 569

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: 442
Views: 22819

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: 442
Views: 22819

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: 442
Views: 22819

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: 1375

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: 442
Views: 22819

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: 63
Views: 2731

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: 789

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: 2223

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: 2372

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: 2372

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 ...

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