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by Flight
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 110
Views: 2497

Re: September - October goals and progress

So sorry Mountaineer. Hope it all went well.
by Flight
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: canter adjustability
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: canter adjustability

I agree with Chisamba, that competition trot and canter isn't collected anymore. It's the 'second trot' thing which I was taught, by one of our top riders is to add passage to your trot and them make it as big as you can! So it's really like a high medium trot. Same with half passes. They are meant ...
by Flight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Who rides bareback?
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: Who rides bareback?

Moutaineer wrote:Honestly? God, no... I'd die.

Good on the rest of you though!


:lol: :lol: me too!
My instructor has people riding on deerskin. They keep telling me to try it and I say no. I need intact limbs in my job to keep paying for the big critters :D
by Flight
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: canter adjustability
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: canter adjustability

Is it a climbing canter or a lot of jump? I'm always being told by competition riders, that I need more jump lol. Does it slow down too much? If you keep the tempo a little faster and not ask for too much does that make a difference? Or if you go shoulder fore does that lessen the jump? Sorry not mu...
by Flight
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: September - October goals and progress
Replies: 110
Views: 2497

Re: September - October goals and progress

Super changes Mari! It's been cool watching and hearing your progress! I'm still very goal-less. Horses are going well though, just slow progress. Had an online lesson (submitted video, then go through it) with my instructor which has given me a heap of homework. We are in covid lockdown plus she is...
by Flight
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New trainer - weird outside rein technique
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: New trainer - weird outside rein technique

Sometimes opening the outside rein can help guide them out into it more. It's more corrective, not really a sustained thing. Like what Tanga said, ask!
by Flight
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

We are all in covid lockdown so I've missed out on a couple of clinics and I do slide backwards without a bit of help. I'm trying to see if my internet will hold up to some online live lessons but not sure that it will. Need to work something out though! On the upside the weather is starting to feel...
by Flight
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Which classes should I enter for champs?
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Which classes should I enter for champs?

I guess it depends on what you want to achieve? Placings or more experience/training doing your freestyles???

Either way, look forward to vids :P
by Flight
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

Interesting with the piaffe stuff. I never learned the tap the hindlegs way, and I think it leads to a hopping croup and walking front legs, but diagonalising the walk is something I've finally got with Norsey. I had a lesson with a different instructor, who teaches piaffe this way (collected walk, ...
by Flight
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lets talk about stretching for the mid-upper level lads and lassies (for real this time)
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: Lets talk about stretching for the mid-upper level lads and lassies (for real this time)

I 'stretch' pretty much like Chisamba described. As a reward, as a test, as a reset (especially for Ding being half friesian and wanting to put his neck too high). I don't tend to stretch for very long, a few strides, a circle or two, a short side, or probably as deep/low as what I've seen others do...
by Flight
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Health and fitness 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2887

Re: Health and fitness 2021

That's interesting to hear Chisamba. I really didn't like Keto diet, I was so over being thirsty all the time and feeling mildly unwell. I need to crack down on how much I'm eating, something happens to me over winter - too much couch time and eating i think. Maybe I'll try Noom.
by Flight
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: The Olympics

I thought the riding/horses were even better last night in the GPS! There were ones I really liked, different to your favourites Chisamba, but as a whole I really enjoyed watching. I like the music they match to the riding as well.
Freestyle tonight! Then I'll probably watch all the replays :)
by Flight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: The Olympics

Lucinda Green mentioned that Steffen sits differently and "on the front of his backside" :lol: She has a way with words. Tanga - I did notice that massive side to side thing his horse does in the passage. Bella Rose has nice piaffe/passage trans because her piaffe is basically passage on t...
by Flight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: The Olympics

If you've got a VPN, 7plus in Australia is covering the lot, and with replays. It starts for us at 6pm, the commentary last night was by Lucinda Green, which is always 'interesting' but not ghastly, and the quality was quite sharp with only a few glitches. Plus, I'm on leave so you can see why I'm s...
by Flight
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: The Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1861

Re: The Olympics

I'm excited that it will be on at a reasonable time for us here in Aus! Yes, interesting article. I don't think they will stop overscoring but it's good to see more stuff out about it happening.
by Flight
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

I took Norsey to a clinic on the weekend. This is one of our regular clinic we go to. As I've talked about before, I have a huge problem trying to do sitting trot on Norsey. His new saddle has helped and I was working so much on me trying to go with the bounce, my hips, back blah blah. People say it...
by Flight
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vent
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Vent

That sounds very frustrating and sad to watch. I feel for you!
by Flight
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

mari wrote:8-) 8-) 8-) I have functional flying changes! Only after years and years of chipping away at them, but now they are there!


Yayyy!! Mine all took ages too, but you just gotta keep going!
by Flight
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I come here to seek refuse and I get
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: I come here to seek refuse and I get

Might be having a bad moment, or on the wrong forum...
by Flight
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

I'm similar to Blob, in that I really want to watch a clinician first to see if I want to ride with them. Sometimes, that's not possible though and you take a chance.
by Flight
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress
Replies: 209
Views: 9338

Re: Sweat equity: July-August goals and progress

on that note, anyone have tips for floppy skin? on humans. Think you have to get it cut off. My sister lost 60kg after a gastric sleeve procedure and that is what she wants to have done. I'm still working on my sitting trot and piris with Norsey, and one handed riding with Ding. Pretty sure its wha...
by Flight
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is it about life that surprises you the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: What is it about life that surprises you the most?

This is the same for me! It really astounds me how fast time is going. How does it go so fast?
by Flight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better
Replies: 279
Views: 14624

Re: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better

T does equal training level! But the comment about suspension was for my first level test (sorry, I wasn't very clear!). At first level you add lengthenings at trot and canter, leg yields, and 10 meter trot circles. I think the judges point was that if I wanted my first level scores to be as high a...
by Flight
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better
Replies: 279
Views: 14624

Re: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better

Loving the show reports! Blob, yes that comment could have been worded better that's for sure. Nice scores and big difference from the spooky test to the outdoor test on the first day. T level is training level? Which I think is equivalent to our novice. Asking/looking for suspension at novice I fee...
by Flight
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: training spanish walk
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: training spanish walk

I got stuck at that point too. I tried tapping in different spots but what really worked was a food treat. They try more stuff to get the food so it took hardly anything for mine to wave his leg forward for the treat reward. But be careful! Dont stand in front of them for a while afterwards with foo...
by Flight
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 51
Views: 5777

Re: What are you reading?

I used to only read sci-fi and fantasy stuff! Will have to try Sarah King :)
by Flight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Hypermobility of joints
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: Hypermobility of joints

Norsey does that too, especially with his near hind. Once I took a pic of him bucking in the paddock and it looked like his hoof was on backwards! My coach who does a lot of rehab work and is very invested in biomechanics has encouraged me to ride him straight, not a lot of big lateral work, and not...
by Flight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better
Replies: 279
Views: 14624

Re: May-June: Don't be afraid to set some goals and make it better

Sue B, nice pic and it looks nice and warm. We've just started winter and for some reason I'm really feeling the cold this year. My metabolism must have stopped or something... I haven't been up to much, but still reading everyone's updates. My soloshot broke and I have a pivo that sometimes tracks,...
by Flight
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Nicked an Artery!
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: Nicked an Artery!

Wow, glad you found it in time!
by Flight
Wed May 12, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your speciality, tell us how you do it
Replies: 20
Views: 1483

Re: Your speciality, tell us how you do it

I keep turning up, meaning I just keep having a go. I'm not good at anything in particular, but I seem to not give up (yet)!
by Flight
Tue May 11, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Saddle fitting the young horse
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

Re: Saddle fitting the young horse

Maybe try looking for a 2nd hand prestige if it works ?
Agree with trying a K&M or Thorowgood too.
They do change shape on you as they get older.
by Flight
Mon May 10, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Rider Exercise Program
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Dressage Rider Exercise Program

I've signed up for DRT2 as well :)
by Flight
Mon May 10, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My barn’s new website
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: My barn’s new website

It does look very fancy!
by Flight
Wed May 05, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tracking up in the young horse
Replies: 28
Views: 1559

Re: Tracking up in the young horse

My big horse never tracks up, sometimes their shape makes it hard for them to do so. I've listened to some good discussions on tracking up and sometimes I think it's not the be all and end all. I personally wouldn't worry, give him 12 months of work and see what happens then. Starting lateral work t...
by Flight
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 350
Views: 22476

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Aleuronx - saddle looks nice!! I'm still waiting for mine from the UK and hoping it will be good too. Demi, bummer about your soloshot. Mine broke too and I haven't sent it back yet, the shipping costs to/from Australia are really high. The pivo is good, quicker to set up but I miss the higher video...
by Flight
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Health and fitness 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2887

Re: Health and fitness 2021

Very cool picture Anne! Interesting sounding career too :) I've slacked off after losing 10kg and my partner is home so the struggle of food in the house is tough. I have no willpower, so when he was away I simply didn't buy anything fattening so there was nothing much to eat! He buys all the stuff ...
by Flight
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Will Faerber again
Replies: 182
Views: 7696

Re: Will Faerber again

What frustrates me about the horse riding industry, is that people can create such bullshit and say they learned from classical masters, or in europe or whatever and until you've been around and learned enough yourself, you can get taken for such a ride. But when you are starting out it's so hard to...
by Flight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 350
Views: 22476

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Chisamba, I have a pixio which is the same but uses a camcorder, not phone for recording. Just set up following the rules and you'll be right. You may have to learn the best place for your beacons in your setup, but once you have it sorted, they are pretty good. Potters is lovely! Enjoying reading y...
by Flight
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tesla's stops and spin outs
Replies: 110
Views: 6782

Re: Tesla's stops and spin outs

Interesting that it's not just mares, thanks everyone! You know what, I think I would try nothing. From what I read in your first post, with her anticipating canter, you trying to keep her LH connected with your outside leg and and she's pushed against that and jacked up. When she starts to think ab...
by Flight
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 350
Views: 22476

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

Sue B that does sound like it was tough for your mum. I wonder what I'll be thinking about when I'm that old (if I get there)?? For your body stuff, when I was riding soon after my ACL reconstruction, I tried shorter stirrups to help if my leg wasn't having a good day. Mari, your changes are looking...
by Flight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Tesla's stops and spin outs
Replies: 110
Views: 6782

Re: Tesla's stops and spin outs

Is it just mares that do this? Tesla is about the 5th horse I've heard of that does the big stops and they've all been mares.
by Flight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 53
Views: 4942

Re: Got my second jab today

I spent the day on the couch yesterday after my 2nd Pfizer. Flu type aches and chills. Really sore arm, plus all in my armpit. Feeling a bit better today but needed the day off work. Not fun!
by Flight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My Spinal Stenosis journey.
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: My Spinal Stenosis journey.

Wow that sounds full on. I hope you continue to heal though, and rehab back for a good recovery.
by Flight
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress
Replies: 350
Views: 22476

Re: March-ing into 2021, and April too - Goals and progress

I took Ding to a working equitation comp, about 3 hrs drive away. It's a great facility and I've always wanted to ride there, it's where the Sydney 2000 Olympics were held. I was going to drive up on the day, but fortunately decided to go up the night before and camp over. Glad I did, because Ding g...
by Flight
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Rider Exercise Program
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Dressage Rider Exercise Program

DRT? With Nicola Smith? I did the first one and then some of her other programs. I really liked them! I found it made me think of my posture and way of moving even when I wasn't doing the exercises. I should redo the programs.
by Flight
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Second trot
Replies: 56
Views: 4776

Re: Second trot

I can actually feel that squeeze in the middle of the toothpaste tube effect when I get it wrong on my horses! That is just what it's like :lol:
by Flight
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Got my second jab today
Replies: 53
Views: 4942

Re: Got my second jab today

I had the first Pfizer injection, and while I do get a sore arm from flu vax, this was extremely sore! And of course it was done the day before I went away with the horse for a competition, so I needed to use my arm. To do my own hair, I had lean forward and hang my head down LOL. But it was only so...
by Flight
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: horse helping cancer patients
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: horse helping cancer patients

Beautiful
by Flight
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.
Replies: 242
Views: 16912

Re: Moutaineer's horse shopping thread.

Congrats!!!! Look forward to hearing how you go, once he's settled in :)

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