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by Flight
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward
Replies: 26
Views: 325

Re: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward

The other thing is to re-train to the whip to go forward. So keep tapping behind your leg (not hard just constant) until they go more forward. You'll get them trying to 'passage' harder and all over the place, but they get the hang of it to go again. Just do it patiently. Also, because my guy does p...
by Flight
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

An hopefully helpful observation, i believe that he is evading through the back via the outside rein, in the piri, watch for the up and down head and neck movement and the head tipping to the outside , when he starts being very up and down in the neck, he is neither uphill and out, nor on the bit, ...
by Flight
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 16
Views: 194

Re: Winter is here....

I can't even guess what that kind of cold would be like!

So sorry about your lamb, Chisamba :(
by Flight
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 20
Views: 185

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

That was cool! The pic is so clear :) Thanks for sharing.

Koolkat - awesome pics too!
by Flight
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: US Dressage Finals
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: US Dressage Finals

I love that I can watch this too in Aus! I like the scoring and the amateur classes. Yes, if anyone is ok to PM me their instructors it's more fun to see people you might 'know'.
by Flight
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward
Replies: 26
Views: 325

Re: Ex-trotter owners? Horse moving too much upward

I did the same thing as you, developed a 'passage-y trot'. To get him out of it, I just speed everything up, but more in my seat. If I use my legs more, or tap him with the whip, he tends to give me a bigger 'passage trot'. So, I may go to rising trot and speed up my rise and take him on a straight ...
by Flight
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Yes, I think it might be the weaker right hind too. I really need to read more theory about this stuff now! Ding is usually a bit too forward for the changes and tends to run faster and faster as we go. He does swing his haunches. I need to refine it. We've been practising single changes staying str...
by Flight
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Yes, bummer about Annabelle SF. Sorry to hear this. Demi, glad your solsohot is going well too. Mine is a bit naughty somedays but yesterday it worked even in the rain. Rocky is looking good, especially given the light work she is in. So is Laddie, Moutaineer! I like that about the contact/bit. Susa...
by Flight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Blob - I hope you find out what was up, or at least it doesn't happen again. That stuff is a bit scary. Exvet - looking good! Congrats. Greenholmes -glad you've found something you are really enjoying doing. I remember how stressed the dressage would make you feel at times. You may end up doing work...
by Flight
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).

I love how everyone else is watching to see what happens! :lol: :lol:
by Flight
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 607

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

I will never be able to do any decent height eventing with Ding, he just doesn't like it. So I am going to settle on the lower levels and work on keeping him confident. Problems I can't solve - I dont really have any major ones? Lots of little ones but I think they can all be improved. I'll never ha...
by Flight
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Canter
Replies: 49
Views: 533

Re: Canter

I like that you waited for him to canter in the transition and didn't hassle him and he gave you a balanced trans. When he falls out of canter, just balance the trot first and ask again.
by Flight
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve
Replies: 44
Views: 607

Re: Things you will never be able to do & Problems you will never be able to solve

This looks like a good topic! MC why did you delete yours? I'm at work so when I get home I'll read through and join in.
by Flight
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

If I ever get to flying changes my plan is to get someone with a very good eye on the ground so that they can yell "yes" whenever he changes so that I can reward the good ones immediately. My plan is to start with PK's method, in which he asks for the change from counter canter on a big c...
by Flight
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Cross Training
Topic: Working Equitation
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Working Equitation

Hi Blob, are you in USA? Each country seems to have multiple clubs with slightly different rules. The best way is to find a clinic and go with your horse, its easier to see it demonstrated and then have a go. I'm in Australia and it's fairly new in the area I am. I like it for the reasons you are lo...
by Flight
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

Ok I'll share some vid of our first proper attempts at flying changes. So, when i've casually asked, he is always late behind. He gets anxious and wants to run away. I did some work like Dresseur explained she was doing with Miro and within one session he started to do some clean ones but only right...
by Flight
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress
Replies: 83
Views: 1272

Re: The last sextal (bi month) of 2018. November, December goals and training orogress

I've started flying changes with Norsey, so get them going over these 2 months.
Ding - better pirouettes, keep working toward levade.
Me - lose that 5kg!
by Flight
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pumpkins!
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Pumpkins!

Wow, that is very cool !!!
by Flight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Breeding, Registries & Conformation
Topic: Short Back????
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Short Back????

This explains the back length:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0BryiqVzDY

I'd say your saddle fitters would have measured?

The shape of the horses back, if it's the A frame then a normal gullet. If they are really wide they tend to do better with a hoop tree.
by Flight
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I can't remember what my goals were this round. I think it was more of the same of what i was doing. I've been riding the big horse pretty regularly and he's going quite nicely again. It seems he's the type that if he gets a few days off the next ride back is pretty rough and then he's ok again on t...
by Flight
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Red Headed Mare
Replies: 27
Views: 368

Re: Another Red Headed Mare

Upside down on mine, but can still see she looks like a cutie.
by Flight
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Chisamba, I had him out somewhere else (not at home) and he gets a bit excited. We were doing some rein back to piaffe steps and i must have had too much of a hold and I felt him sink down more behind and lift up and pause sort of thing. So, I played around with it in front of the mirror at home and...
by Flight
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Sue B - what a cool horse Scotty turned out to be by the sounds of that! I think Ding would have left the country :D Yay for riding, and for you too Kyra's mum. Hot4spots - scary close one! Exvet - was she a good instructor, Heather Blitz? I loved that big horse she had - Paragon? I'm not sure if sh...
by Flight
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 35
Views: 778

Re: Lesson rant

That would have been disappointing! If it's not what you expected. I tend to go and watch lessons now if I can, before going myself to make sure it's what I'm after.
by Flight
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Congrats Chisamba! I like the dark saddle cloth, you both look great dressed up :) I had my first go at PSG! It was a training day where you ride the test and then the judge discusses it with you. The PSG test is actually an easy one to remember as the movements are just mirrored. It was really wind...
by Flight
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Girth sizing/placement question.
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Girth sizing/placement question.

I like the girths to come quite high so the buckles aren't resting behind their elbows. As long as it's not bunching up your saddle cloth or getting in the way of your leg, I think it should be right?
by Flight
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hovering?
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Hovering?

I'm thinking he's just bracing a bit against the bend and so slows down and drops his back? I could be wrong. What happens in walk?
by Flight
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What I did yesterday, update:the foxhunter does dressage!!
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: What I did yesterday

Wish I had the guts to do this too! Sounds like so much fun.
by Flight
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

Yes, that's pretty much it Chisamba. You don't have to trot, but it's a bit of pressure on the horse when they go to the spot they want, and relax that pressure as soon as they move away. You can steer in a circle (circle even at walk is harder work than stopped) at that spot and pretty quickly that...
by Flight
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

Yes the rat story seems a bit mean, and no they don't work too hard, especially with his newer way of training. He does teach you to look for the little tries, the small efforts that add up to the big response you want. (i'm not very good at explaining it, sorry!).
by Flight
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Teaching a horse how to learn
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: Teaching a horse how to learn

I like his stuff too. I did quite a bit of it with my younger horse, and went to a clinic. I really like his recent 'focus' stuff.
by Flight
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Video of Rudy
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Video of Rudy

He looks really steady and consistent. I didn't notice that he wasn't totally in front of your leg.
Yes, that does look like a tricky back for saddle fitting!
Hope your back heals up soon and you can ride again.
by Flight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Thanks everyone! I feel a little embarrassed by my ignorance to be honest, but thanks for the feedback. I will go back and work on it a bit differently. We used to try and do the lateral work in medium but I don't think he was strong enough then. But that was a while ago. I would always push him too...
by Flight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Collected trot - more cadence

Thanks HafDressage, that makes sense - not letting it get too slow behind. He used to really drag his toes through the sand and have his hind legs out behind him, so it's taken a while to get even this much engagement. I think it will take a lot more time as he doesn't naturally have good hindleg ac...
by Flight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected trot - more cadence
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Collected trot - more cadence

OK, so a lot of comments on my tests now are 'needs to show more cadence' or something along those lines. I am starting to get more suspension in the trot, but when does it become passage like? How much more do I need to ask for? Here's a vid of what I've started with. I think most people here know ...
by Flight
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite
Replies: 73
Views: 1183

Re: Things you would pay extra for and the opposite

I would not take a Friesian for free! ##Me too## I mean that seriously. They are just such ugly creatures and I like pretty horses. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many many people think they are beautiful. The ground shakes when they move. Most of them have no shoulder freedom....
by Flight
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 505

Re: Clipping

I have clipped before because 1/2 friesian furriness, but because I leave for work so early and come home late and random I can't do the rugging properly. We can get quite a temperature spread, so I have been leaving them furry and unrugged for as much of winter as possible.
by Flight
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saving magazine articles
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Saving magazine articles

Take photos of the pages on your ipad and save them in a folder on your ipad or laptop?
Otherwise its the old way - rip them out into plastic sleeve and ring binder folder :)
by Flight
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

I went to a competition today, I usually try and get leave if I'm working at least the day before but it didn't happen this time, so I was home late each night, had to take a dirty horse who hadn't been ridden for 3 days. My nice partner actually fuelled up the ute and hooked up the float for me bef...
by Flight
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Rudy needs a new bridle
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Rudy needs a new bridle

I don't know what I think about the newly shaped bridles, but the flash on that one looks more secure. When I've tried to use a flash noseband, I found I had to have the cavesson quite tight otherwise it was pulled down by the flash, but that looks better designed and not as likely to.
by Flight
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Ouch Red's mum, a fractured pelvis can't be nice. How did you stack? Yay for riding, Kyra's mum :) Such a nice pic of Miro, Dresseur. Those adorable eyelashes! Khall, I train mine to be able to sidle up to anything for me to get on. Especially the big horse! No way can I get on from the ground with ...
by Flight
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Collected walk
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Collected walk

Me! Ding has quite a big walk so collecting it for walk piri's etc is important otherwise I just swing around, and also walk-canter. I've been doing it with the soloshot and I was alarmed to see it looking like it might want to get a bit lateral. So, yes stuffing it up is easy. I have to keep it ene...
by Flight
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Rip's Spanish W is getting good Flight! Will get some video of it. Just in hand, got to figure out how to put it US. He has great expression and reach in his shoulders, pretty fun. Yay! Yes get some vid :) I have to work a bit on mine under saddle, Ding tends to go hollow and stick his head up, but...
by Flight
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Soloshot info
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: Soloshot info

It will only zoom if it has a camera controller with it.
by Flight
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Soloshot info
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: Soloshot info

I do still get this occasionally. Are you on the facebook page 'soloshot equestrians'? Search for SD cards on that page. I hit retry and usually by 5th try or so it will behave. If not, I take the card out and back in a couple of times, if not I've pulled it all apart (camera off the base, SD card o...
by Flight
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Shameless Bliss Update
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: Shameless Bliss Update

Great update! Nice to see all your pics :)
Plans for more competitions?
by Flight
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Interesting read, discussion?
Replies: 50
Views: 918

Re: Interesting read, discussion?

I"ve been taught it and use it, although I didn't know it was called this. I use it typically at the start of the session, and more like Chisamba has described.
by Flight
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!
Replies: 37
Views: 950

Re: My announcement -- another redhead! Update!

you look great on her!
by Flight
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 423
Views: 8124

Re: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals

Thanks for the report Rosie! That first day sounded hectic but certainly sounds like you both settled to do so well on the second day. Congrats! Showing is hard. Love the pics.

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