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  • turtle's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 PM
    turtle replied to a thread Winter is coming in Equestrian
    My old girl never gets much of a coat, this year she seems to be fluffing up sooner than usual. I wonder what winter will bring to the upper Yarra...
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  • Zamarie's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    The fitness point was the biggest one for me. I used to ride lots of horses a day when I was younger, but now only ride 1-2 a day and so became not...
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  • Bluebelle's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Wow, I am truly grateful for all the compassionate responses and helpful suggestions. tee tee I saw my doctor about one month ago and was gutted...
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  • Reata's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    Go to an Ian Leighton Clinic.. he will teach you how to get out of the horses way and allow you to trust your horse.. He does it every weekend..and...
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  • tgh05's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    Just to "desexify" an interesting conversation, I also had a lack of confidence phase, something most would see as quite out of character…. It was a...
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  • Anubis's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 AM
    Interesting thread. I have barely ridden the last few years for a number of reasons ... mostly broken bones the last being leg in two places in...
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  • doctordarling's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    I would identify as middle aged, and I try and joke that 53 is the new 23 - but its not really. I have been touched by the compassion of above...
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  • Renvers's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 AM
    Bluebelle, I agree with the other posters; get your asthma under control. I'm also asthmatic and my confidence and lung health are definitely...
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  • flatland's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    Interesting about what is "middle aged". I think of myself as middle aged and I'm in my early sixties, Oh well don't want to think of myself as an...
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  • annelise's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    annelise replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    I think they both said it beautifully :)
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Cannondale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Bluebell - this is a common problem, one as a bloke I find perplexing both coaching my women of a certain age clients and particularly in my wife who...
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  • novice eventer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Thankyou midnightly and bats_79. I may not have put it in the same words as you have but agree with what you are saying.
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • teetee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    I just realised I probably fit into the "middle aged" category (I'm 38) bit of a shock! :o I have similar confidence issues, a few injuries and...
    10 replies | 215 view(s)
  • annelise's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    annelise replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    And next weekend we have Jaime Amian back after the end of the Wellington circus :)
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Bluebelle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Hi all, A long time since I last posted. So what do other middle aged riders do to improve their confidence? I am an "experienced rider" having...
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  • midnightly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    midnightly replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    ... and my horse and I have been enjoying Miguel Tavora. The same may be said, Bats (of course!!) And then today some beautiful riding by young...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Bats_79's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Bats_79 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Of course you can do that tgh05. But you could also admire the fact that we have had 6 days with Peter de Cosemo (4 more to go) with horses...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • tgh05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    tgh05 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Naaah.. I am over it all Bats… I have changed , stuff happens … enjoy….. If I find some way to make a real difference in the welfare/wastage...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Bats_79's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    Bats_79 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    You're not playing the piano. You've put your head down on the keys to have a blubber because you "remember it" differently and the piano doesn't...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • tgh05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    tgh05 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Shooting at the piano player bats.. won't change the tune. I said it was my personal opinion and thats the end of it. Y'all can , of course, do...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Bats_79's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Bats_79 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Bull crap!!!! All the best trainers "of the past" have used running reins and side reins when appropriate and necessary and for the betterment and...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • tgh05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    tgh05 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Thinking about it , my opinion of dressage and dressage training has hit at a new low and fails my personal test of a moral equestrian activity. ...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • mindari's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    mindari replied to a thread kicked in the face in Equestrian
    that too was my immediate thought you just have to expect the unexpected to the best of your ability
    7 replies | 355 view(s)
  • midnightly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    midnightly replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Wow Bats! Quite a complicated explanation I think. But it all rings true when the horse is more advanced. I will go a little further, though. ...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • acaciaalba's Avatar
    24-03-17, 10:29 PM
    Now you mention the white ants ! My friend,s big old pepper tree , in the last wind about a week ago, had half of it peel off and fall on the shed....
    19 replies | 332 view(s)
  • tgh05's Avatar
    24-03-17, 09:14 PM
    tgh05 replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    What's your opinion on the curb bit tgh05.. It has been a difficult day wearing my welfare hat and I will address this question and answer...
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • sprintman's Avatar
    24-03-17, 08:34 PM
    sprintman replied to a thread kicked in the face in Equestrian
    Our trimmer was kicked in the head today (not our horse). Just saw her on FB at hospital awaiting CT scan. It happens unfortunately
    7 replies | 355 view(s)
  • annelise's Avatar
    24-03-17, 08:33 PM
    annelise replied to a thread Running / Draw reins in Equestrian
    Three assumptions tgh05....instructor, incompetent rider, hundreds of dollars.
    37 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • Bats_79's Avatar
    24-03-17, 08:27 PM
    Bats_79 replied to a thread kicked in the face in Equestrian
    All training and being careful aside - I don't see why they believe a riding hat of any description would protect you from a hind toe between the...
    7 replies | 355 view(s)
  • Jcr's Avatar
    24-03-17, 06:48 PM
    Jcr replied to a thread Mutant Chook in Equestrian
    Good story Mindari!! gave me a chuckle!
    4 replies | 234 view(s)
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