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mel

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    QS Professional

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    http://www.qssunraysia.com.au

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    Female
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    Broken Hill
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    Horses

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  1. Please join me in congratulating Deb Baumgartner from Geelong Victoria and her horse Ruby for completing their Level 1 Assignments!! This is Debs second horse through level 1 - enjoy your journey in Level 2 Deb!
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    Our Camp Brumbies are for sale

    Hey Jen I'll share your flyer - would be nice to find a QS Home for her. Meredith, I just can't possibly take her on at the moment even though I would love to
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    Scrambling

    Hi Lunea, Some fab advise from everyone. I can only ad that if you cant get him to step sideways (it might be easier for him when you take the divider out) try starting by asking him to lift his feet with just a good old contact yield. Make sure you are in a safe position to do this of course. I would also try the front feet with this too if you can.
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    Monsters in the bush

    Hi Judy, It can be very disappointing when an old behaviour returns like that but I can also hear lots of positive things in your message. Our horses habits/reactions will probably always be there, we just need to get to where they can cope better in those situations so that their reactions aren't as big or dangerous for us. The fact that you are no longer getting scared when your horse reacts and you have the skills to help your horse out in these moments is going to make a huge difference to Zoe and as you have found, the next time you do the same thing, she will be more prepared to think her way through it so a BIG WELL DONE to you! I would say that being in the 'scary' place alone was too much for your horse so her old reactions returned. Keep ticking off those homework cards and moving forward in the programme to continue to build your horses confidence in all areas, and, think about doing more work in that area with the company of other horses to help Zoe get more confidence in the 'scary' place. Give her consistency with homework that she already knows and is familiar with to help her out then when you feel she is listening to you and nice and confident with this, you can start to work through this with her being by herself. Keep up the great work and remember that being a confident leader yourself, will help Zoe build her confidence and trust in you too.
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    The World's Biggest Play Day 2019!

    Please join us in Victoria for our Combined Worlds Biggest Play Day!
  6. Congratulations Tania Kabel-Pluck for completing her Level 1 Assignments with Connor!! Tania is from Logan in QLD and Connor is the 4th horse she has taken through Level 1. Well done Tania!
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    Does your horse get spooky when you take him somewhere new? Do you feel uncomfortable about using gadgets to control your horse? Do you want to be the best you can be for your horse? Life is not fun when your partnership with your horse is not consistent or there are ‘conditions’ to what you do together. Join us in this 4 day Quantum Weekend where you will learn why your horse can be inconsistent in his work and what steps you can take to help him become the brave, dependable horse that you have always wanted. You will also discover what it takes to help you to overcome your own survival instincts and learn to let go and really trust your horse. Learn why mainstream horse control doesn't make you safe and what you can focus on instead that will have you and your horse working together in a happy and safe partnership. This event is designed for MAXIMUM learning with small groups of no more than 5 people so you get the help you need with your horse. See the progress you make over the 4 days under Mel's tuition and feel confident to continue on at home with the new things you've learnt. If you would like to know more, contact Mel Click here to find out more QS Student Price – $500 (Due 8th Feb 2019) Full Price – $600 *Secure your position in this event with a non refundable deposit of $200 before the 11th Jan and receive a 5% discount on your ticket.
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    Quantum Weekend Bealiba Victoria

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    Make progress with your horse over this 4 day Quantum Weekend with Mel Peacock! Designed to help you learn new things with your horse and give you some consistent practise so that you see improvement over the time and go home feeling more confident to continue on with your new skills. Learn in small groups so you get the attention you need plus you get to watch and learn from the other lessons throughout the day. Choose from: Impulsion 8am -11.30am Imagine being truly confident to ride your horse at all gaits and to feel him staying calmly with you. Emotional fitness for horse and rider, this event will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to develop your independent seat in such a way that you'll feel as one with your horse no matter how fast or slow you are going and no matter what you're doing. Safe Partnership 4pm - 7.30pm Learn why your horse can be inconsistent in his work and what steps you can take to help him become the brave, dependable horse that you have always wanted. You will also discover what it takes to help you to overcome your own survival instincts and learn to let go and really trust your horse. Learn why mainstream horse control doesn't make you safe and what you can focus on instead that will have you and your horse working together in a happy and safe partnership. Contact Mel if you have any questions Click here to find out more QS Student Price – $500 (Due 1st Feb 2019) Full Price – $600 *Secure your position in this event with a non refundable deposit of $200 before the 11th Jan and receive a 5% discount on your ticket. Outside auditors welcome – $40/day for members, $50/day non member
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    Brumby Connection Camp 2018

    Awww....
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    Floating

    Hey Tracy, the pawing thing can either be anxiety or as Shane mentioned boredom. Your other observations are saying he is ok, (is he sweating up on the float?) so keep an eye on it and keep ticking off your boxes. If it is anxiety from claustrophobia the programme will help you find other things to work on to help to continue to grow his confidence.
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    Refining my contact

    Hey Jen, how are you going with this? Remember that when a horse leans on your reins, it means that he is stiff laterally. Yes he might be putting weight on his front but if you are just using your reins to ask him to get off, without fixing the stiff ribs, you will find that he will continue to go back to leaning. With everything, think about using your seat and legs before your reins.
  12. Please join me in Congratulating Tracy Leivers from Chambers Flat QLD and her horse Big Fella for completing their level 1 Assignments!!! WOOHOO!!! Well done Tracy, you worked really hard to get this! A well deserved RED STRING coming your way shortly...
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    Merry Xmas

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I've enjoyed working with so many people and horses from many different places and it's so nice to see everyone grow with their horses over the past 12 months. I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support this year and I am really looking forward to sharing our Horsemanship journey's in 2019!
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    Horse Training Chambers Flat Feb 2019

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    Would you like a horse that is easy to handle and ride? To improve your forward or slow him down a little...or maybe you would just like to improve your horses self carriage? Mel Peacock is available for Horse Training at Chambers Flat QLD on 23rd - 28th February 2019. If your horse is a little inconsistent in his work, can be unpredictable or you are having trouble with certain aspects of his work and you are concerned about working through these issues yourself, let Mel take the worry out of getting your horse back on track. Mel always has your horses best interests at heart. She focuses on educating your horse to build his confidence in everything she asks of him and addresses the cause of your horses issues to find a definitive solution. What can Mel help you with in a week's education for your horse? Building confidence for your green horse If you have a young or green horse that you feel a little nervous about riding, have Mel do some confidence building work to get him travelling forward smoothly. *A green horse is a horse that can walk trot and canter under saddle but has had little experience or education. Improve your horses Impulsion Do you find your horse a little too forward going for your liking? Maybe he rushes his transitions or you have a horse on the other end of the scale that humps going into canter or he just wears you out trying to keep him going? Ask Mel about her Impulsion Training Package that will help your horse feel more confident and calmer in going forward. Rehabilitation If your horse has been carrying an injury, sometimes it can take a bit of convincing that it's not going to hurt anymore. Let Mel help your horse build their confidence whilst they stretch their range of movement to regain their forward, pick up their leads or start to engage their hind properly again. Mel can also help determine if an undesirable behaviour is caused by a physical issue, mental/emotional issue or a mixture of both and help to take the guess work out of problem solving. *A horse with an injury must be cleared by your vet or body worker before we commence training Saddle Preparation, Ground handling or Float Training If your horse is not yet started under saddle and you would like to make this transition as easy and stress free as possible for your horse, ask Mel about how you can best prepare your horse for this education. Mel can also help improve your horses ground manners in leading lunging and float training. *Please note - all horses are different and will progress at a different rate. After your first day of training, Mel will let you know if she feels that the horse is booked for the appropriate training. At the end of your horses training, Mel will give you a plan for you to follow up with your horse to ensure that you both continue to progress. This may include, further follow up training with Mel, lessons for yourself or a mixture of both. Mel recommends anyone wanting training for their horse to be prepared to continue to educate their selves for continued success with their horse and recommends the Quantum Savvy Foundation Programme for best results. Having Mel work through the hard bits can help to fast track your own progress with your horse, giving you a confidence boost and piece of mind about getting back in the saddle. For all enquiries and bookings, click the button below for a call with Mel to discuss your horse's needs and tailor a training package to suit you. Click here to find out more
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    Brumby Connection Camp 2018

    What a journey this last 10 days has been! I picked the most unsettled horse in the yard (apart from Shanes horse, but that is a different horse) who was a 3YO mare named Arwyen. In the first couple of days Arwyen gave me her trust and i felt the weight of responsibility to keep her safe while I show her what all this stuff that humans do is about. At the start of the week I walked into her yard with no tools to start a conversation with a horse that had lived her life in the wild. As our communication and confidence grew I gradually introduced another tool to help her understand what it means and how we communicate through it until I finally put the halter on. There was no fear or confusion and Arwyen accepted it just as willingly as she accepted my first touch. So proud of this girl and I am feeling concerned about what her future holds yet privileged that I have been able to give her an amazing start to her education. A big thank you to Jen for organising this event, Shane & Meredith for your eternal wisdom and to the VBA for providing such amazing horses for us to work with.
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