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by Flight
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Do you believe in Karma, Guardian Angel, other?

I don't, but would love to think so! But weird coincidences like that are fascinating. As an owner of small dogs (an unfortunately had one killed by a german shepard) I can feel your relief that they were safe.
by Flight
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Frustrated ! No Walk
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Frustrated ! No Walk

I did a lot of 'horsemanship' training with my big horse because he was so reactive and I thought he would eventually kill or injure me. The one rein stop thing is worth looking into, but it's not just about pulling them around to the stop, it's about them learning to bend and relax. So when they sp...
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: How does your garden grow?

Thats a nice haul SF (and everyone else). The new place I am in has veggie gardens, this motivates me to 'do something' with them.
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Close Call
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Close Call

Well stuck! Yes, young horse spooks.. always entertaining. :shock: :D Our BO rides a TB/Friesian cross and says that sometimes the TB side gets excited but then the friesian side decides it's too much work to maintain that level of energy expenditure. https://youtu.be/V0xSfkFgZtk Yep, that's pretty ...
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Flight, I wonder if the exercise should be started on side line with wall for support then move to CL. To help steady the horse in the transitions. Yes it was tsavo that wrote about this exercise. I've done it on the circle with a horse that needed engagement in the canter, SI trot to canter. I've ...
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Piedmontfields, she looks pretty content there and that is a lovely paddock. Was it Tsavo who mentioned the canter-trot-canter trans in SF? I couldn't find the comment again, but I thought I'd give it a go with my big horse who I've had a bit of a struggle with to keep straight. Thought I'd video it...
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Downward Transitions
Replies: 21
Views: 333

Re: Downward Transitions

It is hard to get the right info on a forum, but I don't mind all the different answers as some things might help out.
I'm trying to get canter-halts and yes, it is difficult!! Not sure I'd be game to try an extended canter :shock: :lol:
by Flight
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Downward Transitions
Replies: 21
Views: 333

Re: Downward Transitions

It's hard to know what to suggest because it is very horse dependant. If it helps, my little horse can brace and pop his neck up and I love pulling back on the reins. For transitions, I do them on a circle and have a good bend, even a bit of extra flexion before asking and allow them to happen over ...
by Flight
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

I did get yesterday's test back - 38.696% and no, that is not an eventing score. :lol: Judge's comments: "Tactful rider making intelligent choices due to tension and resistance in horse today to avoid huge arguments and possible danger. However, unable to perform test" Bloody well done fo...
by Flight
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Good Morning From Fame!
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Good Morning From Fame!

cute!! :D
by Flight
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: His first x-c experience
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: His first x-c experience

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Flight
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

All the shoulder fore in canter is paying off! d Interesting to me, because I recently had a lesson and it was doing shoulder fore in canter and counter canter (shoulders over the leading leg) and it was quite hard! I hadn't realised how much my horses had their quarters that little bit in all the ...
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: She’s home!

Hey, she's the same as my horse - friesian/TB cross :)
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Sorry for your loss cb06 :( What a cute pic of your new pup though! A new friend is a good distraction in a sad time. I was hoping to get to PSG by the end of the year, so i'd love to read your updates too. I don't think I'll get there, but no rush. Mountaineer, I hate those huge gaps between classe...
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: Dental Question

I don't think they know the cause of it. Keeping fingers crossed for Albert and hoping he'll be ok, it's so stressful when something is wrong with them.
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

Glad she's ok! Hate colic. We tend to get them in the cold when we don't have a lot of feed, so horses eat a lot of dry hay and not enough water.
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: Dental Question

Might be worth asking about EOTRH? The shape of the teeth look similar to pics I've seen? Might need an xray?

Why do you say it's not Chisamba? I haven't personally seen EOTRH. The vet suggesting the horse needs teeth removed says she is suspicious of it.
by Flight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: She’s home!
Replies: 19
Views: 322

Re: She’s home!

She is nice! And you're matchy matchy, even in non riding attire :lol:
by Flight
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Working for Long-term Soundness
Replies: 42
Views: 524

Re: Working for Long-term Soundness

Chisamba and musical comedy, please stop fighting because both of you have valuable things to add here and I enjoy reading both your points of view and experiences. My big horse had some iffy xrays done and reading this thread makes me more inclined to go to the specialist vet and get some better im...
by Flight
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Shoulder-in
Replies: 52
Views: 810

Re: Shoulder-in

Yes, I do but may vary the bend as I go or do a counter SI and back etc. 60m.
by Flight
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

Chisamba, he looks quite nice! Look forward to seeing how he looks in a few months time with you. Dresseur, interesting read too and I wonder if I should be doing similar with Ding. Mountaineer, hope your pony is ok! My friend had to have one of her horses euthanased due to colic the other week. Was...
by Flight
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 118
Views: 1883

Re: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?

I've got a birthday coming up and i realised I said 10 years ago that I should be doing GP easily by now! Ha :lol: :lol:

Guess I'd better keep working on that!

Truly my only goal is chipping away at those pirouette things.
by Flight
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My horse is so talented....
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: My horse is so talented....

LOL at the poo ball! Piedmontfields, not sure what hornets are (wasps?) but I don't blame her for running off!

My horse does special faces:
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by Flight
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Yeah, my guy chucked in lots of extra changes when I started doing medium level. They just start trying a bit hard and offering it when you don't need it :) I didn't practice them too much leading up to a comp. As for the late behind, I was having trouble on one side and it was my instructor that pi...
by Flight
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: A little update

Congrats! Sounds like a great update :)
by Flight
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

So many great photos and vids to see! Miro's looking amazing as always, and it's so good to see/read your journey with him and get the detail behind it. Mountaineer, great that you got to go to a show! Any pics? Entertaining read and sounds like you survived and did a great job :) Greenholmes, lovel...
by Flight
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

Flight, you have a lovely and correct horse and you do a very find job of riding him. Thanks Moutaineer :) Although watching the local competition here, there are some really nice horses being bred, some people importing them etc. There was one local horse that I just loved (but probably would neve...
by Flight
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?
Replies: 48
Views: 865

Re: How obvious/intuitive is dressage riding?

It's taken me AGES to understand that I get my horses rounder by allowing my hands 'up and forward'. I have to say to myself 'up and forward', 'up and forward'. I always want to drop my hands and pull them back. My instinct to do that is strong and I'll admit, I have to fight it hard!
by Flight
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: I'm probably just grumpy but would like opinions.

I don't think there's any coming back from how dressage is now. As Khall said, the breeding is big business to create horses with these gaits already there. I often wonder if I should keep pushing Ding along to compete, he's not got that natural ability at all. But I'm never going to afford a specia...
by Flight
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Update/Chisamba thread
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Update/Chisamba thread

Lovely photos and sounds like you've made a big difference to George :)
by Flight
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I don't mind the topics wandering in this thread, but I find it hard to go back and comment on everyone's progress and it feels like some posts look to be ignored, but I enjoy reading them all. I'm always putting pics and vids up, I hope it's not annoying anyone! I made a makeshift buggy whip and it...
by Flight
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

To use while you are riding? No haven't tried one. I'm pretty unco so could be interesting :lol:
We do SI/counter SI and SI/QI to 'warm up' for passage.
by Flight
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Here's some vid of Ding - still chipping away at piaffe/passage. I do find it a bit hard without someone on the ground to help out, and definitely the trans out doesn't work yet. I'm also a bit confused at the aid for the trans? Anyway, feel free to critique.

https://youtu.be/xWGZWZ9qV2k
by Flight
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 858

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!!

She's a lovely strong looking girl. Congrats!!!
by Flight
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More leg? Not really...No
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: More leg? Not really...No

I've actually had to use a lot more leg lately, but the goal isn't to have to keep on using a lot of leg. So sometimes in the training process, yes more leg :)
by Flight
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

Really nice pic of Kimba, Chisamba :) SF, Annabelle looks to be going well too, look forward to hearing how she goes if you get to those classes next month. Khall, Rip is very handsome, and nice to see him work. Joplin is lovely too! SueB, nice pics too - look at that blue sky. Sounds like the saddl...
by Flight
Tue May 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 40
Views: 2251

Re: Get me out of training level!

Congrats Xan! Great scores and love the report :D
by Flight
Tue May 29, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I'm a bit behind again, but enjoying reading everyone's updates. I've started a new position at work but it means being away from home 4 days a week, so that really has hampered my riding!! I had my last comp on the weekend - eventing again! It's been a while and I only do a really low level but it ...
by Flight
Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 40
Views: 2251

Re: Get me out of training level!

Lol! I know those feelings and love how you put it. Have a great time and can’t wait to hear how it goes - with pics please :)
by Flight
Tue May 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pet peeve - "the top of the neck"
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Pet peeve - "the top of the neck"

I haven't heard it either.
by Flight
Tue May 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Giant life change...
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Giant life change...

Big change, but a good one. Enjoy!
by Flight
Wed May 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5029

Re: Need some help or advice

Hope the hospital has helped, and things keep improving for you!
by Flight
Wed May 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

You've just mapped out the perfect seat for some breeches, Chisamba :lol:
by Flight
Tue May 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

I can't get the vids to play either, but she is very pretty :)
by Flight
Tue May 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I'm liking reading the stuff for CPs on here, since its what I have to work on a lot right now. DJR, nice vid! Lovely change :) Sue B, I've had a couple of new saddles and it does take a couple of months for them to settle in. Also the flaps around knee rolls take a bit of time to mould for your leg...
by Flight
Tue May 08, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 732

Re: What a few months it has been

So sorry for the loss of your pets :( That would be so sad. And such a tough run you've been having. I hope it starts improving for you soon.
by Flight
Wed May 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 9409

Re: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals

I was going to say Miro sounds a bit friesian like! It just takes time for them to change how they hold themselves. Watching your vids on the last goals thread, you are both doing great. I thought his canter looked pretty good, especially given that he is only young and had time off. It is interesti...
by Flight
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Horsepower... vroom vroom
Replies: 38
Views: 5541

Re: Horsepower... vroom vroom

Aww sorry about your bike getting run over by a truck!
Lovely scenery for a ride :) As long as your date could keep up - all good :D
by Flight
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Injured ACL in knee
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Injured ACL in knee

Hmm, maybe I need to toughen up a bit and blinky shoe lights almost sound worth the getting up early :lol:
by Flight
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Injured ACL in knee
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Injured ACL in knee

Heddylamar, it's quite dark here at that time and no street lights, so I don't like running in the dark. How do you manage? Plus that is soooo early :D

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