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by greenholmeshandy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 11032

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

As spring follows winter a post from Dresseur is inevitably followed by one by me...My update is that we have semi defected from dressage to show classes, I have been competing in Mountain and Moorland ridden and in hand classes. I have found that Shandy is much more forward and therefore much round...
by greenholmeshandy
Thu May 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: More Leg! More Leg! - May and June Goals
Replies: 378
Views: 11032

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

lovely to see everyones reports, as per usual mine follows on the heels of Dressuer - Im not stalking honest! Lovely lovely photos dressuer. I made a discovery with pony. All those years of struggling to even get canter resolved by taking her to a breed show. I haven't done much showing as opposed t...
by greenholmeshandy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 11759

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

Its lovely to read how every one is progressing. I have a bit of a sad update really so tea and biscuits for those who manage to read through this. I was looking forward to posting again as had booked instructor to accompany me to a competition and took the day of work. I had a lesson the night befo...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!
Replies: 185
Views: 11759

Re: It's thermal underwear time - Jan/Feb goals and progress!

A belated goal setting update from me, my goals were to remember the blinking test, relax when competing, progress with balance, outline and riding back end before front rather than focusing on neck position, stop obsessing about not getting left canter lead and also to use seat more for dictating p...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: leg yield - oh my heck!
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: leg yield - oh my heck!

hello x vet nice to hear from you. It sounds to me like you have a clever native pony that doesn't quite understand what is required so is offering anything it can think of bar what you want! We trained my pony to leg yield by starting on the 3/4 line and leg yielding to the fence as it capitalises ...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 14026

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

Aww thank you I have spent so long thinking rubbish rider pony not the right one so I now use the word astonished an awful lot! The reader giving the wrong test movements was a massive confidence boost for me. The competition before I had no reader and actually got lost on an Intro test ( I wrote ab...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress
Replies: 194
Views: 14026

Re: Get out your winter boots - November/December Goals and Progress

I deleted my previous post as was feeling quite down however I took pony to another affiliated British Dressage competition and much to my astonishment I won one Preliminary class and placed second in the other one we entered. We also now have the three scores above 62% needed to enter the British D...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Gareth Hughes Clinic
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Gareth Hughes Clinic

I attended a great clinic watching Gareth Hughes and his novice to grand prix horses. He was the most down to earth dressage coach I have heard. He was brought up in Australia and coaches their Olympic event team so is very to the point. His horses were lovely but he pointed out their conformation c...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Suggestions for a pokey walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

Re: Suggestions for a pokey walk

I am following this for ideas have similar issues in fact 1 judges comments were pony barely walking at times. We are now working on my not blocked my her by allowing my hands to move with her and my hips, I unconsciously stop my hips from moving with pony at walk so I try to ensure they sashay alon...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 48979

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

I think this is a fascinating discussion. I was really interested in dressuers vaulting lesson and what she gleaned from it. Not on a par with that but on a similar vein, Yesterday evening here was lesson night hot and sultry so poor shandy couldn't breathe very well, chunky build, black, mild hay f...
by greenholmeshandy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 48979

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

I toyed with not doing an update but finally succumbed...so apoligies here is another long one from me.I have had a funny time with Pony and not been terribly happy, facebook friends are probably bored stiff with my whinges/rants on this topic. It came to a head in a lesson where I upset pony and in...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: who couldn't love this breed and what a view!
Replies: 1
Views: 588

who couldn't love this breed and what a view!

https://m.facebook.com/groups/3037395023?view=permalink&id=10158907174735024 This is one of the remaining 5, I think, free roaming Fell herds. Peelings and or rundels prefix. My mare is from the Greenholme stud slightly further away from this herd. The first mareis most identical to her, like th...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 48979

Re: July/August Perspiration and Progress Thread

Goals for me are to mix it up a bit so doing a variety of things with pony to keep her fresh and to do some goal setting instead of my nebulous I'm doing dressage and get rid of the canter fixation.. Did an obstacle training day which consisted of 1 1/2 hrs training over fixed x country fences and w...
by greenholmeshandy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 49326

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

I did a non dressage event last weekend, I attended a Trec training camp at Cartmel Racecourse in the Lake District. It is a lovely venue and all the orienteering was within a National Park ( in fact one that I think was instigated by Beatrix Potter). Stunning views when out riding on top of the fel...
by greenholmeshandy
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 49326

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Ohh more lovely photos! I ended May by doing my first British Dressage affiliated test. I had been warned to expect a 10% drop in scores compared to unaffiliated as marking is stricter plus certain percentages are qualifying baselines for regional championships. We had various disasters getting to t...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue May 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 49326

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Dresseur are you able to post clips of your training please? I was interested to read about your hand position. Fascinating how many tips can be gleaned from these threads.

Impereni what a stunning horse.
by greenholmeshandy
Tue May 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Potpourri
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Potpourri

its none other than Charlotte de what not and Valegro romping down a field, chased by her dogs with her shouting yippee - just posted it to illustrate that some dressage horses are allowed out of the arena and to have fun even when the horse has experienced some success. They hack all their horses o...
by greenholmeshandy
Mon May 29, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Potpourri
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Potpourri

Not sure if this will work but this is how some dressage riders ride out of the arena

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 2796234898
by greenholmeshandy
Mon May 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A sad anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 586

A sad anniversary

Just been watching a programme about the Manchester bombing, one week today so many young children and adults lives were permenantly destroyed. The arena is about 25 minutes drive from my home. People are still being arrested . But life goes on I guess.
by greenholmeshandy
Mon May 29, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 49326

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Nearly the end of the month, so another little update from me. I have my affiliated dressage debut on Wednesday so as a confidence giver I entered 2 x unaffiliated tests yesterday at a nice friendly venue, what could go wrong? Well I had only memorized the wrong blinking tests :lol: ! I had realised...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun May 07, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 49326

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

Congrats dressuer and every one else who is progressing. We are also slowly progressing at my snail pace rate of "getting it". A few weekends back we tried a new to us venue. Very busy working in arena by the lorry park, competition arena was outside reached via road crossing then through ...
by greenholmeshandy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress March April 2017
Replies: 182
Views: 27637

Re: Goals and Progress March April 2017

Hello khall how awful for you and rip presumably not something a hobday would help x
by greenholmeshandy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself
Replies: 24
Views: 4385

Re: Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself

Hello all since posting the original post I have been striving to improve, I have had a number of discussions with my poor trainer who is having to gradually unpick years of my misunderstanding very basic principle. Examples; Me - I always thought to turn, bend, do a circle you only used the inside ...
by greenholmeshandy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress March April 2017
Replies: 182
Views: 27637

Re: Goals and Progress March April 2017

Dressuer, well done you both look so correct and beautiful.

Here are my photos by way of contrast.
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by greenholmeshandy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress March April 2017
Replies: 182
Views: 27637

Re: Goals and Progress March April 2017

This month or so has been quite an odd one but with good results and a bit of progress. I managed to end up front cover with a three page spread about my pony and trec in Native Pony magazine. A few weeks ago we went to our usual venue and competed in intro c (walk trot) and preliminary dressage (in...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 21620

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

we had another little dabble at dressage on Sunday, intro c which is a UK walk, trot test and quite twiddly and preliminary 13 which involves canter work which I didn't really click with as canters started after A and C on 20 meter circle before X. I stupidly let my self get flustered by this so Sha...
by greenholmeshandy
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 21620

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

Thank you all for your comments on my update and its interesting to read others comments on other peoples updates. I must confess I find short and simple comments easier to follow and understand (I deal with advising on UK Tax legislation day in day out I think it burns out the little grey cells), G...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 21620

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

Chisamba you made me giggle (in a good way), my only ever dressage rosette with Brychen followed medication in the form of several vodka and diet chokes :lol: , worked wonders for nerves but as I now tow alone it's not an option :mrgreen:
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 21620

Re: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

I managed to achieve some of my goals, I went to the Trec AGM and picked up my award, rosette and got suitably inebriated... I also went to a dressage completion last Sunday and did Intro C - which is a walk trot test and a bit fiddy and Prelim 18 which is the next level up so involves canter work. ...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another rockin' New Year's Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: Another rockin' New Year's Eve

Happy New year, I'm just up after a lie in and off to do horsey. A very quiet New year night for me as oh working, so watched London's fallen on net flicks then late night due to random fireworks from all the neighbours.
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress January Febuary 2017
Replies: 157
Views: 21620

Goals and progress January Febuary 2017

Because some one had to succumb to starting the thread :lol: ! My goals are: Go to dressage training day which has a focus on training on how to warm up and ride in at a competition, plus individual training session Enter 2 x dressage competitions so pony can start to gain experience of the indoor e...
by greenholmeshandy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress - December
Replies: 61
Views: 10116

Re: Goals and Progress - December

Well, I have not commented on other peoples comments or progress as I don't really feel I am qualified to. I decided that my December goal was to actually "grow a pair" set some goals with my pony and stick to them so we can both progress. So I downloaded a workbook on goal setting and a 2...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself
Replies: 24
Views: 4385

Progress of sorts -edited to or am I kiding myself

we have a nice free forward but a bit head sticky up but reliable canter. Poor instructor is coping well with my snails pace progress: I have edited this as I had a long hard think last night. Instructor has ridden pony for 8 or 9 sessions over a month on her own, with instructor pony goes in a beau...
by greenholmeshandy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: de face booked myself
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: de face booked myself

There was a very interesting article on bbc radio 4 about news sites set up pre the usa election results pushing false news story's. I wasted so much time face booking I have gained far more from this forum and British dressage forum. Must go much to my astonishment the England squad are 2 nil to Sp...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: de face booked myself
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

de face booked myself

I used to like facebook, but gradually realised it has taken over my life, i looked at it first thing in the morning, last thing at night. Loved looking at pictures of horses, gradually started to hate hate hate the animal cruelty pictures, random arguments about nothing and the friends who would ta...
by greenholmeshandy
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and progress, October and November
Replies: 201
Views: 28974

Re: Goals and progress, October and November

Interesting to read everyone's updates, some real highs and very sad lows. I decided start of this month to sort non cantering but does actually canter ponys canter out. I took a long look at myself and realised that the main issue was me, pony canters fine but on right rein irrespective of directio...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: what is a senior rider?
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

what is a senior rider?



I still feel 30 in my mind and heart but I'm a bit older than that (53 this month). I just wondered what a senior rider is, is the definition age. Experience, health or what?
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Clinic / lesson cut short
Replies: 39
Views: 5621

Re: Clinic / lesson cut short

My instructor sometimes cuts lessons short, usually when pony is too tired to do more, or has done something so well that its the right moment to end on. That is fine by me and she always explains her decision. She occasionally over runs so 1 hr becomes 1 hour 15 for example if there is an issue tha...
by greenholmeshandy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tell me about your good horse/ experience
Replies: 44
Views: 6092

Re: Tell me about your good horse/ experience

okay this is long so browny points if you get to the end! I have posted before about my pony, I bought her after my old boy Brychen was pts at 22 years old. I had considered long and hard as he got older about my next horse, we had enjoyed 4 seasons of endurance before I lost my nerve hacking out af...
by greenholmeshandy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?- update n pics
Replies: 25
Views: 3180

Re: following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?- update n pics

Isn't life funny, I posted the original post just the weekend before setting of for the level 1 gb trec national championship with pony. This was to be only my second trec competition as an individual, the competition is pairs or individual. Must choose to ride as a pair at level 1 and 2 . I had qua...
by greenholmeshandy
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?- update n pics
Replies: 25
Views: 3180

Re: following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?

Thanks ladies, I just had to vent. As pony was a bit breathey last night we had a play in the menage. We did some nice canter work on a 20 meter circle doing 1/4 circle trot up to canter, back to trot. This from a pony that wouldn't canter in a straight line for more that a few strides last year. Pr...
by greenholmeshandy
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?- update n pics
Replies: 25
Views: 3180

following on from if no one sold a horse what would you do?- update n pics

My non cantering pony (she can in fact canter and very nicely but some might recognise her as that from my earlier threads on other parts of the board) is: lovely, she is a british native pony , a fell pony, rare breed status which is something I always wanted to own, is incredibly pretty, has a lov...
by greenholmeshandy
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Frustrated--seasonal allergies and treatment
Replies: 33
Views: 4439

Re: Frustrated--seasonal allergies and treatment

Mine has hay fever starts may, worse june better by August /sept. I have used steroids in inhaler form as less risk of laminitis but she does tend to hit the nebuliser out of my hands, so I have given up on it! I have found global herbs pollen x helps a bit and keeping her in during the day on shavi...
by greenholmeshandy
Fri May 20, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Beware three red mares and a colt! 5/19/16
Replies: 84
Views: 13194

Re: Beware three red mares and a colt! 5/19/16

Makes you wonder what happened to her with a previous foal. Well done for giving her a safe haven.

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