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by Flight
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 182
Views: 2213

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.
by Flight
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 182
Views: 2213

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

Yay Rosie! Congrats! Need more of a report though, were you nervous or ok? How was Bliss there? I always do an EOC, it's a miracle if i don't and i compete a lot :roll: :D
by Flight
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 182
Views: 2213

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

I"m always frustrated with myself Sue B! :D So canter piri's have been really difficult for me, I reckon harder than learning flying changes. I videoed the other day, and I was actually surprised and a little excited to see that they are starting to resemble piris! I'll be brave and share a vid...
by Flight
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A different kind of competition...
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: A different kind of competition...

So clever!
by Flight
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Musings on leg position
Replies: 60
Views: 609

Re: Musings on leg position

That's not a dressage saddle though is it Ryeissa?
In my jumping saddle, I like my stirrups shorter (even for flat work) but I couldn't have them the same shortness in my dressage saddle as my knees would be over the front, or it would push my bum too far back.
by Flight
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?
Replies: 44
Views: 429

Re: Leg Yeild: How much, how often?

I add it into my mix of things. I like it to test responsiveness to my leg (sideways), to develop better sideways movement, get a better feel to a release of the bend (so not a straight bodied leg yield in this case). LY to half pass, helps develop reach and sideways, and the HP/LY zig zag described...
by Flight
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Don't call it fall: September/October Autumn Goals
Replies: 182
Views: 2213

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

I'm about to enter 8 weeks of busyness (is that a word?) at work, so I'll get less riding in. I really can't do these canter pirouettes with Ding. It doesn't help that I can't get regular instruction at the moment. I think I have to break it down more to have a really good collected canter, canter t...
by Flight
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

MC - I agree, my hands are backward and I'm not sure why I had a bit of a stranglehold on him that day! I think I get a bit 'competitiony' I've got another one this Sat, and they are unofficial tests, so I'm going to try hard to relax and ride as close as I can as I do at home. Thanks for everyone's...
by Flight
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My hay delimma
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: My hay delimma

Hoping she's ok MC! It's so worrying when they're not quite right. I agree about colic, it's horrid when it's fatal.
Sounds like she's ok for now, hoping she stays that way.
by Flight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My hay delimma
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: My hay delimma

OMG Flight, how can people in Australia afford that? What do people on a budget do; feed beet pulp or a complete feed grain? It's because we are in a big drought so I'd say some people are struggling. I can do a couple of overtime shifts to help me pay for mine. Usually I pay about $12 to $14 a bal...
by Flight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Soloshot info
Replies: 26
Views: 371

Re: Soloshot info

Glad your SS3 is behaving Demi! yes once you figure it out it's pretty quick to use.
by Flight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

PIedmontfields - nice pics, your horse looks happy and relaxed. I had a comp on the weekend, and interesting that I got chipped for a stiff connection after all I said on that other thread :oops: I think I still over ride in a competition, I need to learn to relax. Still, got some nice pics :) edite...
by Flight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My hay delimma
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: My hay delimma

For a 40lb bale, I'm paying $20 now and for top lucerne (if you can get it) is $30. So yes, it is stressful when the buggers wont eat it!!
by Flight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: My hay delimma
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: My hay delimma

Just curious, how much do you pay for hay? I have that dilemma about them not wanting to eat it, although at the moment I have to get whatever I can get hold of because of the drought. I'm feeding Teff hay, which I had never heard of. Anyway, I find if there is enough grass to pick at that my horses...
by Flight
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1252

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

It's a bit of a feel thing too. When you feel that energy underneath you and the back coming up under your bum and all you need to do is sit lighter to release it, or sit up a bit more to collect it, it's pretty cool.
by Flight
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1252

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

I I'm going to disagree :) However, to have a light contact yes the horse needs to be IFOTL, responsive and understand the rein aids, be engaged, over the back and reaching for the contact. But a contact can be simply the weight of the reins and a bit in it's mouth. You don't have to have the feelin...
by Flight
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Soloshot info
Replies: 26
Views: 371

Re: Soloshot info

I use my soloshot all the time. Bit frustrated with the latest update, but it's still watchable.
by Flight
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal
Replies: 105
Views: 1252

Re: Thoughts on the foundational vs the ideal

I'm going to disagree :) I spent 8 years getting my horse into the contact so I could 'feel a weight in my hands', have them 'push into my hands' etc. I was waiting for this lightness that was meant to come. Instead, I was forever pushing my horse to be in front of my leg, chasing it to go and havin...
by Flight
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Glad you are back riding Rosie. Being sick is the worst. I went and watched a clinic with a classical instructor and it was great! She comes down 4x a year so I'm desperately trying to wrangle a riding spot. She did very similar stuff to my old instructor but explained things so clearly and specific...
by Flight
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I think I have created a service horse
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: I think I have created a service horse

Awwww so nice!
by Flight
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: A couple of nice videos

Oh yep I see him. He is lovely too :)
by Flight
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 5273

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

Great photos!
by Flight
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A couple of nice videos
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: A couple of nice videos

Is he the one in the indoor arena?
by Flight
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Flight was actually my first horse when I was a teenager :)
by Flight
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Dresseur, that sounds full on (your work). I wouldn't even understand how it all works. I'm just a flight paramedic but have taken a spot facilitating the training and currencies for our paras, and we have to do it in a training facility 3hrs from home. So gearing up for the next round of training w...
by Flight
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Dresseur wrote:Work is sucking my soul right now. That is all.


Same here.
thanks for people's inputs, i'll have to have another read and reply better soon once i have some soul back in the next day or so before it starts again.
by Flight
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

MC, that last pic is in the warmup. A stretch to counteract the 'teapot' pose he can get. Why wouldn't you care if they were on the forehand for the stretch? I know I find it difficult to get the weight back off if I let it happen?
by Flight
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

It's hard to say from one still photo but it could be that his neck is too high, pushing the shoulder down. I'm one who believes the horses shoulder should lift the neck, I think this is exactly it. Thankyou! See what i mean about me watching my vids/pics and knowing something is wrong but not how ...
by Flight
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Rosie, hope those ABs get rid of your pneumonia asap. Not fun being that sick I'm sure. I'm not sure why I got iron deficient. The breathlessness when doing anything is annoying, but at least I know why now. I did lose a lot of weight last year/start of this year but I was eating the best I ever had...
by Flight
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Fun at the Fair

Moutaineer wrote: It's actually hilarious and is starting to make an ideal setting for the most improbable murder mystery novel one could possibly dream up...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks Mountaineer. It does sound similar to our country shows :)
by Flight
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: Dental Question

That's a good update! So glad you've found it in the early stages. Fingers crossed he stays ok :)
by Flight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Chestnut Newcomer
Replies: 26
Views: 444

Re: Another Chestnut Newcomer

I like the chunky horses too, and she looks nice!
by Flight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Fun at the Fair

Is the fair like a show? Like do you have horse ridden classes etc?

Love the costume!!
by Flight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Helmut Oberhauser clinic report

Sounds like a very busy few days! Thanks for your report, lots of stuff to remind myself about too.
by Flight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

Ha, it's taken forever for my big guy to stop cantering like a wheelbarrow!! Keep chipping away at it :D
by Flight
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Great updates, I'm working my way backwards through them. Rosie, good that Bliss got through his tooth problem and you are back riding. Are you doing much work now to get him to sit more? Like in the canter now, some quarters in on the circle etc? He looks ready for it if you haven't started? Really...
by Flight
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 687

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She looks really nice, great that you have found something for Pickle too.
by Flight
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 686

Re: Meet Mikey

Lovely!!
by Flight
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Awesome notes Dresseur! Yes, it's all about the balance and keeping it off the shoulders. Exactly what i'm going through! That lighter, self carriage feeling when they carry themselves right is amazing :)
by Flight
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Dresseur, I just get the impression that he doesn't have the strength yet in canter to carry his weight more on his hind end, like he does in his trot. He's very active and has nice bend in his hocks etc, but the weight still looks a touch forward? But there's nothing 'wrong' as such, and it will ke...
by Flight
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

If you've got a decent arena wall, turn him into it. Dont increase the pressure, just ask for halt and if he doesn't then tip his head into the wall. He'll stop. Also, my guys walk halts are at better at the end of the session, not the start. He's a bit not interested (or balanced probably) at the s...
by Flight
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Gravity is a law, not a suggestion

Have you tried not pulling at all? Bear with me here .. I have a big strong horse and went through that. During the transition, he would do the same and I was getting frustrated and realised so was he. So, his trot/walk were good, because they are off my seat. So did the same for walk. No hand, just...
by Flight
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Lunar eclipse 7/27 for Aussies, Kiwis, Africans

Was pretty cool to see :)

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by Flight
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Last night's ride
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Last night's ride

She is doing well :)
Love the arena too.
by Flight
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Guinea pig help
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Guinea pig help

Cute!! Sorry, nothing more to add :)
by Flight
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Mare issues--ovarian tumor
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Mare issues--ovarian tumor

wowsers that was a big one!
by Flight
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 59
Views: 3704

Re: Get me out of training level!

Yes, sounds like you've nailed TL! Looking good :)
by Flight
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Riding in the rain

No I don't tend to ride in the rain. Well, it doesn't rain for very long so I just wait until it stops or ride the next day. How much rain are you getting to need to ride in it?
If it's a comp and it's raining I just get wet.
by Flight
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Are we ready for the July August goals thread?
Replies: 394
Views: 8781

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

Thats good she was better at this show SF, it's unnerving when they are tense, and it's nice to have an improvement. Chisamba, he does look more relaxed in the recent pics with that posture, I'd keep doing what you're doing! Looks to be working. Still working on the canter piris. Well, more working ...
by Flight
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Great Ride/ Improved Canter
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Great Ride/ Improved Canter

She's very pretty and yes, going well for only a handful of rides after time off :) Nice!

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