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About ange

  • Birthday June 12

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Mardi NSW
  • Interests
    Horses, endurance riding, scuba diving, shipwreck hunting & learning - always learning.
  1. Study Plans

    I can log into both this site and the study plan site. On this forum, I can't access the QS Members area. e.g. QS Student General Chat On the Study Plan site, I select Level 1 (from top menu) and go to Foundation Program – Level 1 – Communication page. But when I scroll down, under "Your lessons for this level" there is just an image box with the X on the top left hand corner. On the side menu, I see ' For Members Only' Hope this additional info helps. ange
  2. Study Plans

    Shane I can't see lessons, and I've checked that I've logged in correctly; but now I"m also locked out of the QS Members Area. Ange
  3. Hi Shane Skye hasn't been under saddle for at least 3-4 years and I'd like her restarted. How long should I wait after weaning have her re-started. What would be considered fair on her from a health perspective. I'd like to send her up to Jimboomba for restarting and am just thinking ahead. Ange
  4. Amazing Foal Feeling

    Feeding Skye this afternoon in the sheltered area. Was rubbing under her tummy and felt the foal moving around. Thought is was Skye tummy grumbling, but laid my hand under her tummy again and felt more movement. Went to the other side to see if I could feel movement there as well; well there was; and I think I could feel either a rump or a leg or something :-) Amazing, the growth of a new life
  5. Skye floated really well over to Glenworth Valley Agisters this morning. She walked on the float easily travelled nicely and back off one hoof at a time without rushing. She's settling in with the small group. Again, she's showing minimal fuss and bother. She's a beautiful girl. Dropped back in on Skye in the afternoon for PM feedback and the alpha gelding would not let me feed her. She tried so hard to come over, but the gelding was pushing her away. Such dynamics in play here. After 5 mins of Skye trying her hardest to join me, I had my partner 'guard' the feed bin, and with lead in hand went to retrieve her. The gelding was feeling a bit put out, and followed us. Skye walked at my shoulder though still had an eye and an ear on the gelding. He gave up, for a while and let her be. I don't think he wanted to take both of us on :-) Once Skye got to her feed bin, the tables had turned. When the gelding started to approach, she put on her 'Don't you dare' face. She got her fiesty up and gave him a bit of her mind. Was nice to see.
  6. Purchased Early Learning with Dr Robert M. Miller - can't read / watch enough lately about foaling and imprinting.

  7. Skye - Just amazing

    Saw Skye this afternoon. She just thrills me no end. Her feeding manners are beautiful, instead of barging and shouldering and trying to nick food, she walks beside towards the feed bin. I spent just over an 1hr grooming the mud off her (no rugging) while she eats. She's a slow eater and her feeds are on the larger side to 1) help bring her condition up and 2) feed that foal shes cooking. Played very up close and personal friendly, rubbing her growing rumbling soft tummy. She let me groom and rub right up into the softly softly areas under the hind legs. She's a bit greasy/muddy/dirty around her teat area and she let me clean her without fuss. I approached and cleaned from both sides. Skye is amazing me each time I see her. It's been wet and I haven't a dry area to do work with her with the communication stick. I have been using the end of the lead rope with rythmic motion. She's was a bit sensative to that, so we worked on it until she stood quietly. Tommorrow I'm moving her to Glenworth Valley at Peats Ridge. There is a nice foaling paddock and dryer place for me to work with her over the coming months.
  8. Avalon Sunset "Skye"

    Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:24 PM Its taken some 7 months to find a horse to step into Miss M (Emmee's) hoofs. I was looking for an arab, quarab or anglo gelding 4-8 yo, but instead bought an 8yo 16hh TB brood mare Avalon Sunset - and she's pregnant. Even though Skye wasn't what I was looking for I kept coming back to her so made the decision. Avalon Sunset's paddock name is Skye, her nature is laid back and not too pushy. I haven't been asking much of her as she settled in, just enough to establish space boundries, lots of friendly, hind and fore quarter and some backwards. Skye and I have 3-4 months to get to know each other before the birth. Her foal (sire: Pellizotti) is due 15th September onwards, I'm hoping more onwards than on time so its warmer. She or he will most likely be a bay. If the foal is a colt, he will be gelded pretty much at weaning. I wasn't after a foal, and by this statement alone should have passed over Skye - or at least one would think. Again, it came back to the mare - her temperament and conformation (needs more topline) and still decided to purchase. At foaling time I hope I have gain enough with my partnership with Skye for her to allow me with her and to interact with the foal for imprinting. I'm excited and cautious at the prospect of having the mare to bring on, and now also a young one to start from scratch.
  9. Woohoo! A New Level 1 Graduate!

    Monica that is a very cheeky way to motivate people - brilliant. Congratulans to Natalie too.
  10. BeeGee's life as I know it

    Karen - really enjoyed reading about BeeGee, how he came about to be with you and how much both you and he have come along. Hope to read more of your journey. ange
  11. Returning to Savvy

    Hi All - its taken some 7 months to find a horse to step into Miss M (Emmee's) hoofs. I was looking for an arab, quarab or anglo gelding 4-8 yo, but instead bought an 8yo 16hh TB brood mare Avalon Sunset - and she's pregnant. Even though Skye wasn't what I was looking for I kept coming back to her so made the decision. Avalon Sunset's paddock name is Skye, her nature is laid back and not too pushy. I haven't been asking much of her as she settled in, just enough to establish space boundries, lots of friendly, hind and fore quarter and some backwards. Skye and I have 3-4 months to get to know each other before the birth. Her foal (sire: Pellizotti) is due 15th September onwards, I'm hoping more onwards than on time so its warmer. She or he will most likely be a bay. If the foal is a colt, he will be gelded pretty much at weaning. I wasn't after a foal, and by this statement alone should have passed over Skye - or at least one would think. Again, it came back to the mare - her temperament and conformation (needs more topline) and still decided to purchase. At foaling time I hope I have gain enough with my partnership with Skye for her to allow me with her and to interact with the foal for imprinting. I'm excited and cautious at the prospect of having the mare to bring on, and now also a young one to start from scratch.
  12. From: Cheerish Your Time

    I haven't been in the forums for a while mostly due to travel with work and time I did have was spent with Emmee (Miss Monaro). Emmee passed away a couple of weeks ago, a neurological issue that the vet couldn't pin point. Hendra was suspected, though was cleared but was a tough few days while NSW DPI ran blood tests and the property was under quarantine. She's been buried in the paddocks and an iron bark planted nearby in her paddock (for shade for future horses). I was quietly working away with Emmee, though not being very vocal on forum about our progress. She was to a point where her confidence was building, especially when out riding where she was making leaps and bounds in maintaining gait while another horse would would work around her ahead and behind. Her demeanor softened and her responsiveness was more engaged, our riding though not perfect by any measure was more balanced. Our relationship which was once almost polarised at times was close, though no where near the potential of where it was heading. When she fell ill I was 10 hours drive time away. My girlfriend called me and over the phone had to make the decision to euthanase as she deteriorated so quickly (within hours) there was nothing to be done but ease her suffering. Emmee showed me how to re-discover patience and understanding. She was a sensitive girl who just needed someone to show her that it was not such a big scary world out there and it was ok to get out into it. Cheerish the time you have with your friends as you never know when it may suddenly come to a finish. I've quietly commenced looking for another horse and no doubt he or she will have just as much to show me and teach me as Emmee had. ange Source: Cheerish Your Time
  13. 2hrs of trail riding both Sat & Sun - 4hrs all up this weekend. I'm tired, Emmee's tired. Good girl went resonably well.

  14. First Cut Lucerne

    If you're horse is in a high oxylate paddock i.e. lots of kikiyu, which Miss M is (around 60%), then lucerne, lucerne chaff and any legume is very beneficial to improve calcium uptake. But have paddocks checked first and balance it to needs only approach. There are also alternatives to lucerne though. ange
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