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Shane

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  1. Module Completion Congratulations on completing Module 3 - Connection. You've reached a huge milestone on completing this Module. Very well done. Take a moment to congratulate yourself and look at how far you and your horse have come. This now is your final message from Meredith for this Module. In it she talks about revisiting your Homework Cards and getting all those boxes ticked. Specifically with positive reflexes, developing your feel in the contact yields, clear direction in your sends and having your horse following your suggestion and not relying on your stick. And finishing off your Assignments. Module 4 Liberty Get started on your Module 4 today! This week, to prepare you for the next Module, take the time to go back over your Homework Cards and make sure all of those boxes are ticked. Even if you have a few assignments still to complete you can start your Module 4 today. Keep submitting your Module 3 Assignments as you get started on Module 4 - Liberty.
  2. Week 5 Welcome to Week 5 Meredith looks at what we'll be doing this week, specifically getting your feel and timing going really well long range. Week 5 Homework Keep doing your Impulsion Diary ground work, as well as any parts of your week 1, 2, 3 and 4 homework cards that need practice. Remember to get your assignments in so your coach can give you specialized homework to focus on. Week 5 Assignment Put your skills to purpose with this weeks assignment - Trailer Loading on a 22'rope. Trailer Loading assignment video The Loading Assignment with Meredith and Dirk. Long range sends video How to do long range sends to develop connection and encourage your horse to use their hindquarter.
  3. Week 4 Welcome to Week 4 A word from Meredith about what to expect this week. We'll be developing your horse's self carriage as well as your feel with long range spirals using your 22' rope. Week 4 Homework Keep doing your Impulsion Diary and any parts of your week 1,2 and 3 homework cards that need practice. Remember to get your assignments in so your coach can give you specialized homework to focus on. Week 4 Assignment This week's assignment is the 'Spirals' assignment. Get this one in for feedback as soon as you can. It is a fantastic task for developing your feel and connection with your horse as well as a great way to get them using their hindquarter. We are always looking to get this better as it will ultimately lead to self-carriage and collection. Spirals Assignment video The Spirals Assignment with Meredith and Dirk. Online backup video Tips on how to use release and feel in your backup online, with Shane and Mejor. Falling Leaf, Changes of Direction and Spirals video Some tips to help you with changes of direction, falling leaf and spirals. Spirals video Some great tips on long range spirals with Shane and Spyder, from the Spirals video.
  4. Week 3 Welcome to Week 3 Meredith talks about what to expect this week. We'll be looking at sideways online, long range float loading, trail walking and some other fun exercises to develop your feel and your horse's impulsion. Week 3 Homework This week's homework covers sideways, long range float loading and trail walking. Trail walking is the online equivalent to hacking or trail riding. With your horse online, you set of for a walk in the field or on a trail and have your horse travelling around you long range. You'll practise transitions and turns as you go up and down hills and around obstacles. Watch the '100 Things to do with Your Horse' Level 2 video to see this in action. 100 Things to do with your horse 'Online' video A great chapter from the '100 Things to do with Your Horse' video. Have fun and stay on track with these great tasks. Harmony in Motion course video A fantastic clip from the 'Harmony in Motion' series with Meredith. The first 12 minutes of the video is about how to ride in harmony with your horse. We have left this in here for you, even though this Module is about groundwork, as it is so interesting and the rest of the video is about working online. This video will help you to connect with your horse by being aware of the release and connection you have whenever you're with your horse. Changes of Direction video A series of tasks to help you with changes of direction online.
  5. Week 2 Welcome to Week 2 Meredith talks about what is coming up this week. We'll be looking at building your connection with your horse at longer distances, as well as developing your horse's range of movement for positive muscle development, by encouraging self-carriage in your groundwork. You will also have your first Assignment for this module - the Skills Check. Week 2 Homework This week's homework covers rebounds, transitions and changes of direction. Level 2 Assignments Your first assignment for this module - the Skills Check Assignment. This is much the same as the Skills Check Assignment in Module 1, however this time it is done with a plastic bag on the end of the stick. This allows it to be both visual and auditory. How your horse responds to the flag will differ from horse to horse, however being able to use it is a valuable skill that all horses and horsemen need to do well. This task also introduces positive reflex in the yields to help increase your leadership. Skills Check Assignment video The Skills Check Assignment with Meredith and Dirk. Impulsion Groundwork Long Range Develop your feel and connection on a long range rope. Shane and Mejor take you through this week's Impulsion Homework. Level 2 Assignments.pdf Module 3 Week 2 Homework.pdf
  6. Module 3 Welcome to Module 3 Congratulations and welcome to Level 2! In this video, Meredith talks about what to expect in this Module over the coming weeks. Module 3 - Connection, incorporates short range and long range on-line work, building your skills toward liberty and ridden impulsion, as well as improving your leadership to truly connect with your horse. You'll be building your communication and partnership from a greater distance now so you'll need to invest in a good quality 22'lead rope. Make sure your rope has excellent feel and release. You can get one from your local QS Agent. Each week you will receive a combination of videos, homework cards, assignments and booklets to help you develop your horsemanship skills and a clear understanding of your horse. Week 1 Welcome to Week 1 In this first week you'll find your Lesson Book and your first Homework Cards. Download the book and the cards and get ready to begin. Lesson 5 Book This book covers the tasks and the mindset needed for your fifth lesson in the Foundation Programme. It looks at positive reflexes and spirals, as well as advancing your leadership to further build your connection with your horse. Read the book first before going out to your horse. Over the next few weeks we will be going through the tasks in this book and you may need to come back to it from time to time to refresh or find answers. Level 2 Homework cards These homework cards are like a diary of your practice. They will help you keep a record of what you have been practicing and to use your time most effectively. This week's homework covers a recap of your Basic Skills and Short Range Yields from Module 1, combined with positive reflex. Week 1 Impulsion Groundwork Diary You will have a little extra homework than previously in this Module, as Module 3 will be building the skills of both you and your horse in preparation for the ridden impulsion work in Module 5. Impulsion Groundwork Diary.pdf Lesson 5 video The original Lesson 5 video with Shane, Spyder and the class of students. Impulsion Groundwork with Shane and Mejor A great video from the 'Impulsion Course' giving you some fantastic tasks to build your connection and to you develop your horse's self carriage through groundwork. Level 2 Home Work Cards.pdf
  7. Module Completion Congratulations on completing Module 2 - Confidence. You've reached a huge milestone on completing this Module. Very well done. Take a moment to congratulate yourself and look at how far you and your horse have come. This now is your final message from Meredith for this Module. In it she talks about revisiting your Homework Cards, getting all those boxes ticked especially for the Passenger Lessons and Ride the Rail, and finishing off your Assignments. Module 3 Connection Get started on your Module 3 today! This week, to prepare you for the next Module, take the time to go back over your Homework Cards and make sure all of those boxes are ticked. Even if you have a few assignments still to complete you can start your Module 3 today. Keep submitting your Module 2 Assignments as you get started on Module 3 - Connection. Once you have all your Assignments completed, all with blue ticks, you will have officially completed Level 1. You will receive your Graduation Pack in the mail. Congratulations on a huge achievement and very well done!
  8. Week 5 Welcome to Week 5 Meredith takes us through what to expect this week. Butterfly Reins and how to ride with two reins - one at a time! Focus, focus, focus, plus show us how creative you can be using your new skills. Week 5 Assignments No Homework Cards this week, just two Assignments instead - Contact Riding and Imagination Assignments. For the Imagination Assignment, make sure to keep your total time under 5 minutes and only use things you have learned in Modules 1 and 2. And have fun with it! Butterfly Reins and sideways video This video looks at Butterfly Reins and getting in time with your horse's feet for a soft backup. Also the body position and preparation for riding sideways. Contact Riding Assignment video Two Rein Riding Assignment with Meredith and Dirk.
  9. Week 4 Welcome to Week 4 Meredith's message this week is about going back to riding with two reins and how you need to keep an eye on your emotions and old habits. She also talks about offering release in forward and developing an independent seat. Plus she offers some hints and tips for your next Assignment - One Rein Riding. Week 4 Homework Just one Homework Card this week. Continue on with last week's homework, as you are probably wanting more time to get it better. And add this new Contact Riding homework in now you are familiar your Passenger Lessons and Ride the Rail programmes. Week 4 Assignment One Rein Riding Assignment. No-Contact Riding Assignment video One Rein Riding Assignment with Meredith and Dirk.
  10. Week 3 Welcome to Week 3 This week Meredith talks about the busy week ahead. There are no Assignments but lots of One Rein Riding homework to do. Ride the Rail, Cones, more Passenger Lessons to build confidence and calm emotions. Plus we look at your focus and more about body positions. Week 3 Homework This week's homework looks deeper into your rein positions and really focuses on your body position at all gaits for balance and self carriage. Oh and some fun riding around markers also. Week 3 Assignments No assignments this week. Instead focus your time on your homework and get those Passenger Lessons and Ride the Rail programmes really good. It will pay to revisit these from time to time, even after you have completed this Module, as they are a major foundation point to your horsemanship just like your Basic Skills from Module 1. Rein positions video Rein positions and body positions for success in One Rein Riding. Lesson 4 with Shane and Mejor Ride the Rail programme and contact riding Level 1 style, using rebounds. Archive video The original Lesson 4 video with Shane, Spyder and the class of students.
  11. Week 2 Welcome to Week 2 Meredith talks about what to expect this week. We'll be looking at rein positions, Passenger Lessons, introducing trot and canter, riding with one rein, body positions when riding, our emotions and their influence, the size of your work space, building rider confidence and using the forum. You will also have your first Assignment - Mounting. Week 2 Homework This week's homework covers Passenger Lessons and One Rein Riding. The Homework Cards cover trot and canter in some of the tasks, but make sure you and your horse are confident at the walk first. If you need to come back to the walk or trot at any time to keep your confidence up, then do so. But do keep stretching yourself a little as you do your homework, to keep you progressing and moving forward. And stay in touch with the Instructors and other students on the forum for direction and support with this homework. Week 2 Assignment Your first assignment for this Module. The Mounting Assignment. If you haven't yet uploaded an Assignment for coaching, just watch the short video below. Mounting Assignment video The Mounting Assignment with Meredith and Dirk. Mounting with ease, and rein length in the lateral flex video How to mount your horse politely, plus how to check your rein length to help you stay in position while flexing.
  12. Way to go Mel, inspirational
  13. Module 1 and 2 upgraded, 3 getting done now. http://www.quantumsavvy.com/board/index.php?/videos/category/8-modules/
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