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jane_gully

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About jane_gully

  • Birthday 11/18/1972

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    Bells Bridge
  1. Another Challenge on my Journey

    You can only travel smooth for so long before you have to over come another block in the road. I find these are now giving me more of a fire in my belly to succeed. Pushing through the fear and just listening. Not feeling very strong and a little short of breath with a cold I find myself with the concept of a group trot passenger lesson. At first I sit it out thinking to myself. Then I realize that the opportunity is too much to pass up. Gulliver and I really need this. He is always more connected to a group or to what others are doing and this is one of my fears as I am still not protecting him properly in these situations which is probably why he is still so sensitive in these situations. We pushed through and I feel I so much better. I know I am still leaning forward too much so this is going to be my own physical challenge to strengthen my back to hold the right position for Gulliver. I must make things so hard for him sometimes. So great full to my big hearted forgiving lug.
  2. That time of year

    Life just gets so busy towards the end of the year with kids and work that keeping goals for Gulliver become really challenging. I thought writing them down will help me keep focused. I really want to go as far as my body will let me with this journey so it is taking a bit longer as I work on myself too. My next goal is to get Gulliver more comfortable in a canter on both leads and maintain. I would really love to be able to do a canter passenger lesson before the end of the year. I also want to practice swinging the rope while in the walk and the trot so that I can protect his space in a group trot passenger lesson. I have been too wussy with him and he needs more no yield in motion to improve his confidence. These are my last goals for 2017
  3. QSports Nationals Nov 4th 2017

    I can help from friday till sunday while i am down there.
  4. Gully's Journey

    Pics of Gulliver and Friends
  5. Mary Valley Play group

  6. Behind the scenes progress

    Since QSports I have had to back track to fix some issues that I have created with being on Gulliver's off side. I do think we have made some great progress on fixing this part of our relationship. I have also been working on our canter but having the same issue of not having a big enough space. I met a lady who has been keeping her horse in the paddock next door and we decided to go for a ride into the forestry. It was my first real trail ride since finishing level 1. It felt amazing. I felt completely safe on Gulliver the whole time and we were able to get the canter going and get into a nice rhythm. It was only just over an hour of mostly walking and some trotting and a couple of canter stretches. Even old Darcy at 27yrs old came out with my daughter Maya and he just looked so happy to be out. I feel that this one ride has re energised me and I am really looking forward to our Play Day next weekend at Cooroy where I feel we are at a stage where we can move on with our homework cards again.
  7. Dear Human Mind

    I have found that I have more work to do on myself before I progress with each part of my horsemanship. It has been amazing for me and Gulliver
  8. Congratulations Elisha!

    Good on you. Onward and upward
  9. 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 that I would just do the ground work with him and that way he will be connected with me and Gulliver and can come on our journey with us. I think this is the best way I can give him a worth while life with people as I was going to keep him anyway as Gulliver's paddock mate anyway.
  10. 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 that I would just do the ground work with him and that way he will be connected with me and Gulliver and can come on our journey with us. I think this is the best way I can give him a worth while life with people as I was going to keep him anyway as Gulliver's paddock mate anyway.
  11. Summer Lessons 2017

    Well the summer lessons are over once again and I am loaded with so much information that I hope I have remembered in the right context. I have grown more in confidence and I think I have a much better understanding of what I am looking at in the way of how a horse should move his body. Gulliver has also become more confident and I feel we are now in a really good position to move forward in the program. We also picked up some extra tips from Shane and Meredith with the hand over of Harmony and Meredith doing Diesel's feet. I feel that I have been so fortunate to be able to spend so much time with Meredith and soak up as much of her knowledge as I could. As per last year the summer lessons have sparked off renewed enthusiasm and passion for the program.
  12. You are so right in thinking that a Tah Dah moment. Congratulations!!!!! Elise is a really good instructor too. I had the benefit of getting to learn with Elise at Woolooga last year. You can really trust in her judgement of when things are ok with your horse. I had a similar moment with my horse tonight too. All I wanted to do was to get on bareback. Gully is pretty tall and I have 0 flexibility. You must have a great partner in your horse. He sounds like he is looking after you. I believe mine is too. This is the most amazing journey to take together and the further you go the more you can see the possibilities. I don't think I would ever have gotten back my confidence without the QS family. Their combined knowledge and support is beyond comparison. I hope we get to meet some day. Good luck with your journey with QS you really can achieve your dreams no matter what our physical/emotional challenges are.
  13. Historic Moment

    Tonight I finally got on and rode Gulliver bareback. I got to try my new bareback pad too. I has followed a whole day of visualising and setting up my bareback pad so that it fit properly. Plus some swimming to limber up. I had a failed attempt on Monday night and since then it has been heavily on my mind. Even Kirra had to walk away as she was getting too nervous. Once on we did some lateral flex and then some rein positions and finally a walk around. Mostly I felt good with a few moments of wobbles. Gulliver just slowed down for me. God I love my boy. He really does put up with my floundering and incompetence.
  14. Congratulations Sarah and Red L1 Grads

    So awesome to see how fast you have come along. Let's journey on. Congratulations 🐎🏆
  15. Our first Grad for 2017!

    I love seeing these achievements. It is very inspiring. Congratulations! !🐎
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