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  1. I have been remiss lodging my assignments. So many excuses!! One main excuse has been total embarrassment of my ability it L2 liberty. It has been my sticking point for about a year. When Mel offered us an 8 week program intensive I thought 'now or never.' An assignment needs to be filmed fortnightly as a part of the intensive. Lordy! I had a lesson with Mel a few weeks ago, made pretty good progress, now go home and practice. Mel said my practice wouldn't look as good as when she is there. No truer words spoken. I fell in a heap, felt like I was going backwards. But I had committed to my 8 weeks, so in went the assignment. I felt so embarrassed. Felt I was hopeless and was getting nowhere. Mel gave me feedback...... and how was it? I was over the moon...we are going well, we had progressed. This gave me the biggest boost to go out and practice more and we are getting better and better. I am so glad I submitted this assignment, my practice is progressing. Today we had some really great moments with our liberty. Watch out Mel, another video coming your way in a week!! And I don't care how it looks because it's mine and Dolly's progress, our journey and our ultimate gain. I am now an assignment fan again because its like an intensive lesson!! My only regret is not submitting more often, because real progress can be made!! I wont be shy or embarrassed again.
  2. Deb this is really exciting. Congratulations. Cant wait to have a play day with Dolly's twin
  3. That was so lovely, you have a beautiful connection with him.
  4. I had the absolute pleasure of spending one whole week in country Victoria on a Building Rapport Camp with Meredith and 8 students. I can't tell you how much I got out of this camp. Since I have been home I have been shocked with the change in my and Dolly's relationship. We always had trouble floating, yes, two years and still our Achilles. The camp, my awareness of Dolly's needs and enhancing my skills have nailed this pesky dilemma. Mel showed me her magic as a storm approached and everyone was getting cold. And I can 'get' the timing now. Amazing. If you ever get the opportunity, as Molly used to say, "Do yourself a favour" and sign up for this life changing experience. And do your homework (note to self).
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    My boy Jay

    Well done Del. You have been very persistent with Jay. He's turned out to be a very good boy with all your hard work.
  6. Congratulations on passing L1. We just passed too after 8 attempts at one rein riding. Great feeling to be so supported and see a fabulous change in our horses. Look forward to seeing L2 completion too
  7. Congratulations Carmen. Job well done. We can do L2 together
  8. Thanks everyone. One year to the day after starting Dolly in Qs level 1. It took me longer than I thought but we are a better team because of it. So stoked to have that pesky one rein assignment skills refined. So happy!!
  9. Well done Lisa. Hoping to join you soon. One pesky assignment left to pass.
  10. Hi there, I am going to be in London when the Badminton Horse Trials are on. I would like to get on a day trip and am finding it difficult to find a tour. Does anyone have any ideas how I can source one? Thanks in advance. Meredith Shaw
  11. Well done Josh. Ive got 2 more to pass, 1 rein and imagination. Hope to join you soon
  12. I spoke too soon. Stick found thanks
  13. I have 'lost', 'misplaced', 'had stolen', my QS savvy stick. Please if you have one for sale please let me know ASAP. How can I do anything without one?? Failing finding a second hand for sale, I'll have to buy new. If I buy another it's bound to turn up. Then I'll have two. Lucky me. I am very upset as my sister Adele bought it for me
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    Had a great play with Kenny. Manged to put his halter on was I was kneeling beside him. He lowered that giraffe length neck and flexed around for me. He just stood there like a rock. I like him more today. Extra sugar lump in his feed
  15. Yes a clinic with Mel is so brilliant one forgets the price after it's finished. Like a good holiday. Its only expensive before you go. After you get back and had a great time, who cares what it cost.
  16. Hi Meredith, Have you any dates for 2016 camps yet? I need to be able to plan for being away for a whole month so I need a fair bit of notice. Cheers, Meredith
  17. Brilliant read, thank you. I understand exactly where you are coming from. QS does get under your skin, indeed.
  18. Oh my golly gosh! Four months! That's fantastic. I better get my skates on. It's taken me a year to complete 3 assignments! Well done.
  19. HI Mel, The Confidence Clinic is two weeks away. Is it definitely running? I hope more have enrolled and it goes ahead as planned. Cheers, Meredith
  20. Source: Success on the trail with Kenny
  21. Congrats. You must be very chuffed. Well done
  22. That is great news. Can't wait to s ee the pics and video
  23. Im gathering that all of the camps are too advance for L1's? I should be through (surely) by Sept 2015!!!
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