Well not long now, level two camp starts tomorrow. Arrived at QS late this afternoon and was welcomed by all the other students and we were just in time for soup . Looks like Tealc has settled in well, and have made a few friends over the last few days.
I'm really looking forward to getting started and hopefully achieving some goals that I have to achieve and hopefully get those last few assignments in.
Assuming I'm not to tired each night, I will try and keep everyone posted on what h
FLEX YOUR IMAGINATION COME INTO MY FISH BOWL.
Hi and welcome to my fish bowl. I have called my blog our FISH BOWL as anyone is welcome to look on in and see what we're up to anytime
Its also rather simbolic of the life i lead. QS has encouraged me to overcome one of my biggest personal barriers which is worrying about what people think. I have spent a huge part of my life worrying about other people but now its time to overcome this fear/personal blockage and move on with my life
Just when I thought I was getting a handle on the other blog formats, they throw in a new one . . . . . well Shane, I think a coloured string for achieving "techno savvy" would be quite in order .
Seriously, I think the new website is fantastic . . . . will just have to spend more time to get the hang of things.
I look forward to reading the more personal accounts of others as we travel the QS road.
Well the race is on, De Cacao is leaving me for her winter break on Sunday and I have three assignments to get in to finish my level 1, we are soooooooo... close with our ride the rail and PL's so my fingers are crossed, we are riding everyday so I can get this done and I cant wait to move on with Rory. I booked a clinic with Mel in June for us (yeah) & Its going to be great!!!
Isn,t this awesome, now we will all be able to share our stories and journeys.
We will be able to add links and piccies and all types of good stuff.
Now I will just have to find the time........
Find Out About Victorias Brumby's & how to get your own:
If you're in the area on May 4th you may be interested in coming to the VBA's Birthday Day.
Rory & I will be there so come & say hello
See the website for details - select above link
In Lovong Memory of Lottie
In Loving Memory of Lottie Noble
Lottie was my soul mate and I’m writing this in memory of her.
Lottie was spirited, strong willed, sweet and affectionate and above all loyal and lots of fun.
When we first met on 23rd March 2002, she was 8 years old. We didn’t like each other very much to begin with; in fact we spoke different languages.
To give her her due, she was quite tolerant of me, and really tried hard to explain her point of view – quietly at fi
It's cold, very cold, after such a long stint of warm weather. Glen needed some help tonight as he has decided to rug Zainal. He had dug out the small fry rugs, found the 4'0" rug, and was waiting for me to arrive home from work.
Zainal has seen the others be rugged so we did not anticipate his first rugging to be a drama, and he was such a good boy! We caught and groomed him then I introduced him to his first rug. We took our time and let him become comfortable with the smell. His brothers
Well, we have snow in the mountains and it's a whole 8 degrees. All the horses but Zainal have their rugs on and did not look terribly interested in yesterday's play day. That was good, the humans preferred life by the fire watching QS DVD's!
The mob, of course, are:-
Rhydian, Glen's 1991 grey Arabian Stockhorse gelding
Melody (Moonlite Belle) our 1994 grey Arabian mare
Delfire, 1995 grey Arabian endurance gelding
Shama (Nashama Ben Tahl), my 2003 bay Arabian stallion
Through the diversity of the Quantum savvy programme I get to work with many horses from a wide spectrum of disciplines, from trail riding to dressage to horse racing, as you can imagine all these horses need to move a little differently to perform their tasks. Although the movement may be different how they move is vital to their success. Let me give you some examples so you can see the pattern.
Cow horse - moving L&R to track a cow will need to get its power down to the ground and rea
Growing up at our town’s local cattle yards where my father was the head stockman, I grew to rather motorbikes than horses. To me the way the stockmen handled their horses seemed to be very tough on them. My dad was good friends with them and they were all very genuine, said what they meant and were good blokes. When it came to horses things seemed to change, when I would ask them why they did it that way with a horse they would say that is just the way you have to do it. So not convinced I stay
Rocket & I are finally starting to make headway. The indirect rein is finally happening, lateral flexion is still a bit iffy but its coming. Just one more assignment (Assignment 5 - no contact riding) & I'll have my red string.
Only 5 weeks till the QS Weekend at Allora, so looking forward to it.
Ruth & Rocket
2009 has finally ended and 2010 hyas to be a better year.
2009 was a year a torn rotator cuff for me and the worst viral infection I have ever had and the year of hospital visits and too many scary - will he make it?!?!? for my spouse and the boys and the girl have been badly neglected.
I am slowly starting to get on top of all the feet that need to get trimmed.
Dave is in his batchelor pad (the laneway and as far as he is concerned that means that as soon as anyone opens the
After the good day with the Plastic Bag the other day I went out convinced my wows were over only to find that the Plastic Bag was still scary....
So... I posted a question regarding the on the forum, together with a short video of what I was experiencing hoping for a Shane-Miracle again!!
And - he has come up with the goods!!!
Shane's suggestion was to keep the plastic bag coming on both sides and keeping it going a little longer before I released. He warned me it would push Troope
Trooper and I have met another stumbling block.... a plastic bag......
It's getting better and I am fascinated by the process.... but it is scary sometimes!!
I am learning so much from it though.... learning about timing, specially. The timing of that ever-mighty release! Too soon and the reaction to the plastic bag is even worse on the next try; to late and I feel I loose his trust; just on time and I get a lick and chew, a sigh and a more relaxed horse.
Most of England has been iced/snowed in for the past 2 weeks... it has been very challenging to keep warm, to keep safe, to keep sane!
Somehow though, the sun shone on one corner of our fields all day yesterday and by midday we were able to have an impromptu Play Session. Jane and Ladina joined me and so did two of the young girls that share my ponies... they are getting hooked, too!!
It was a blissful hour and a half.... and such an eyeopener, as well. I went equipped with my feedbac