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appears to be the only one

Dear diary and others, I am writing in the blog here for my benefit to keep me motivated. But I have to ask the question why does it appear that I am the only one who is using this at the moment. I have seen that people have used the blog tabs in the passed, last year and earlier. There are members that have used the blog and have stopped, why have you stopped?

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

Still going

Dear Diary and others, I have used my phone for the videoing the problem is my internet it is so slow. Its still down loading from Sunday as it had 3 videos to up load to the cloud, not all related to QS. I was going to video an assignment today but I don't think i will as it is already to much to handle for our internet. Ive looked into it with with our supplier asking if it is going to improve soon and the response was a single no.   This is so frustratin

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

much of a muchness

Dear Diary and others, In my little laboratory of trial and error I have found that the telephone video verses antiquated video camera is virtually no different in time. I have found that the videoing is the easy part. My internet is so slow that I have to travel a 1/2 hour to my mothers house plus chat time equals 3 hours, just to get the video in the cloud so that it can be edited. Now to wait for my son to come home so that he can find the program so that I can edit. With th

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

OH Man!!

Dear Diary, Arrrrr, LOL, me and technology don't mix that well. I though "what a great day to do a video. Not much wind and a bit of sun". But it took me a few goes to get the video to turn on on my telephone. The camera showed up and for the life of me I could not get the video on. Then ta dar it was there. I though "great we are away". I did the spiral level 2 assignment. I viewed the video and thought "I can do better than that, I do it again". My telephone quite literal

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

Little River and Lara Legends practice day

Dear Diary and others, The weather was a typical Autumn day fog then fine. Once the sun broke through the cloud the day was magnificent. I stuck with my plan to get the little things going well so the big things will take care of themselves more or less. It is very difficult for me once out with others to stick to your own plan. There are distractions and people to say "Hi" to as well as just going off on a tangen then finding later that your plan has gone off track some what.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

ground work practice

Dear Diary and others, It was a beautiful afternoon so I got out there and did a general practice. Iggy came in to play with a much better mind set than on Monday.   We did some circling at the walk and trot and he offered the canter. At times he stopped behind me but with a small amount of encouragement he continued around me.   The draw was very good and as soon as I bend over to say time to get off the circle and sp

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

cold snap

Dear Diary, We did a little practice on Monday afternoon and Iggy, as my nana used to say had the devil up his back bone. The cold snap bough out some freshness in Iggy. He did some pig roots and some cow kicks in the canter and jumped the jump full of vip and viggar. After the jump he did a jet propelled canter I'm glad I was not on his back at the time. Then after a bit of play he settled in to a more settled mind. Where we could have a play with spirals, jumps and step ove

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

assignment 4 level 2

Dear diary, I though that it is time to hand in an assignment. I marked out the area for assignment 4 level 2 and placed the try pod in an appropriate area for optimum viewing. I videoed what I did. It did not feel as good as the other day but I continued the steps of the assignment. Yep what I felt is what it looked like. Iggy was heavy on the back up and laking impulsion. He was leading the front end in both directions of the sideways and the forward was average. The backing

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

practice day

Dear Diary, Now that my arena is done I can focus on moving on with my horse play. I have done a smattering of practises in between leveling out the arena, but it had not been consistent. It is only 90 days till it will be June and I have intensions to hand in an assignment every 2 week or as close as.   I did some practice on Thursday of the box at liberty. The forward by the hand takes a few minuets before Iggy realised that I want him to step forward but once

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

arena progress

Dear Diary, Since I have got back from the You can do it tour in March I have been busy evening out the sand to my arena. I did have a guy level it for me but it was so uneven It had to be done again. I did ask the guy if he could do a better job but he said "it was the best he could do". I did it myself, raking and shifting sand form very deep areas to areas that had virtually no sand at all. It was a big job and I kept telling myself done loose sight of the big picture and in

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

you can do it tour

Dear Diary, "The you can do it tour" in Ballarat Victoria was on the 20 to the 25 of march 2017. I was really looking forward to this week. To go away and be around like minded people for 5 days was going to be great. The lead up to this week weather wise was beautiful, clear skies and warm days and nights just ideal for playing with our horses during the day and to sit around in the evening and talk about our horses. The days were just around the corner and I was busy making m

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

level 2 made a start

Dear Diary, It was a hot day yesterday so I did 2 level 2 assignments that require no energy to move. Assignment 1 and 4 both these are assignments are practice runs so not expecting to pass. They are just in for feed back.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

the very last time

Dear Diary, My son has flatly refused to help me convert my antiquated video camera setting to be compatible with my computer again. He said that this is the very last time "saying that my telephone has a much better camera on it, and it will be easier to use". So now I have to buy a bracket to fit on the try pod and all will be sweet. PS video is up loading to you tube so I will be putting an assignment in. it was a practice video only.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

assignment

Dear Diary, I was practicing the first assignment of level 2 and thought I may as well video it at the same time. So Ill be handing it in for feed back. Now to work out how to upload onto you tube and send in to QS. Ive done it before but have clean forgot.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

oh my!

Dear Diary, 60% of the way through this month. I need a rocket underneath me to do these assignments. I think Im the biggest procrastinator since sliced bread.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

New arena

Dear Diary, It has been very exciting for me as I have just finished my arena. It taken I think 2 years in the process. Unfortunately the sand has been distributed unevenly so I have been today leveling out the sand and man oh man it is going to be a big job to get it even. There is my upper body work out just there.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

costume

Dear Diary, Iggy's costume is almost finished and I can confidently say he looks nothing like a mythological creature but if QS has a medieval theme we have go it all covered

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

still swollen

Dear Diary, Iggy right hind pastern is still swollen. It has gone down considerable but still swollen. So today I just worked on flexion and walking straight lines of diagonals, squares and the odd circle and over just a few poles. very light work today.

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

new arena

Dear Diary, Over a period of a year I have been working on getting my own arena at my place. And many years prior to convince my husband if I could have one. He said no but I did it anyway as Im old enough now to spoil myself with such luxuries. It is a smaller size but just perfect for home practice. It is a 20 x 40 size. I have been trying to do my best to get a well built arena. There were many steps to get to the end and today the sand has been spread and it is ready to rid

iggy_denise

iggy_denise

 

Getting Started

Just before christmas I decided to throw up three assignments to see how Khmari and I were going and low and behold we passed all three. After doing the summer lessons with Gulliver and learning more about horses and what it takes to keep them sound and how they should be started. Khmari has had issues all along and he would be about 10 or 11 years old now so riding him wouldn't be fair. He is always around when I am playing with Gulliver and even comes into the arena with us. So I though th

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jane_gully

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