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  1. Kind Of Scared But... Critique Me...

    Thank You!
  2. Kind Of Scared But... Critique Me...

    Well... Were on the Squad!!! The development section meaning that we go to training and when we are at medium level we can compete with the team but not yet. I won't be on a team in ponies because I am out of ponies on Jan 1st but maybe just maybe if I practice really hard with Rhos and then with my next horse I'll be on the Junior team/ Young riders. So happy rider and spoilt horse!
  3. Kind Of Scared But... Critique Me...

    Thank you so much! Well I think Rhos deserves all the credit any way! I do agree that this weekend will be very educational and a fantastic experience!
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    Just thought I would let you all knowWe went to our dressage show on sunday. I was extremly nervous as I was competing against an international FEI pony rider and her mum in the prelim class. To make matters worse we got lost and only arrived 10 minutes before my test was scheduled. So I was completly panicking but Rhos was a superstar. He gave me a great ride (even though I made afew mistakes as a rider). I was so pleased with him and didn't care where we came but it just so happened that I won the class of 25! We scored 71.45%, which also ended up to be the overall highest score of the day across all classes!! Then for the cherry on the cake I have been asked to train with the Irish Pony FEI team this weekend! Nothing may come of it because I am NOT at medium level but it is still really pleasing!!!!! Also my main instructor heard from the secreatary of my region in dressage that lots of people were talking about a student of hers on a lovely chestnut pony. She said we turned a few heads and that the majority of people went to silence during my test and watched! I think she was exagerating a lot though because it was really quiet all day any way and I didn't notice any one looking at all! I do think every one is over reacting though...
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    Sorry. Big fault of mine... Heres it put simply: I was trying to say that it makes sense to say that, some one who lives in hearth of Irish equestrian life would know a bit more about Irish equestrian life than someone who only visits on shopping sprees.
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    Love Irish names, and I pleased that you wish her good luck!
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    So your name needs to be spelt to the Irish because your half irish??? I am glad your half Irish but that doesn't mean you know everything ther is to know about Ireland and it's equestrian life. Know one does but I can tell you one thing someone living in the midst of the Irish equestrian bustle and knows half the competitive equestrians in Ireland and a good few non competitive ones too, on the whole run would know a bit more than someone who lives elsewhere and whos higlight of Irish equestrian involvment is hopping with the germans and americans. could be wrong but heh it's a crazy world!
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    no it is not acceptable on the emerald isle!! the sons of erin want to sell horses, and they need to behave. i KNOW because i've been over there with germans and americans to buy. got it? I KNOW that we have our fair share of missbehaving ponies here but I also know we have more than our fair share of angelic saints of ponies and horses to ride which the americans and germanswould be very lucky to have. I KNOW this because I LIVE here. Got it??? I have seen alot more horses in Ireland than you have, on your shopping trips.
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    I jumped in as soon as I knew this thread was here. I posted a while ago on this thread for it to be on the most part over looked and ignored. I have a strong temper and have managed to hold it in but I couldn't any more... sorry I spoke my mind... I am really truely sorry if I caused any offense because I don't mean it. I was jsut trying to prove a point and STOP one or two of my pet hates I see on this thread a discrimination, and assumtions. I am also very protective and ready to stand up for my friends, my family and my country, all three of which you have put down on this thread. ps I think you may be angry or on your phone because most of what you said I didn't understand. Sorry.
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    change her story/attitude with the wind I don't see that but I probably missed a few pages. What I see is some thing I see in everyone. Good days vs bad days. If you have a good day and things went relativitly well compared to the last while, you feel like you are going forwards and upwards. That things can only improve and will excuse small things in order to retain that feeling. You feel happy positive just all round great. Everything looks better than it is ect you get my point. If you have a bad day though things cans seem darn right miserable. That you are going down hill. That nothing is going to improve. All the small bad things become collasal ect Please don't tell me this is a teenager thing because I see it in all from the young to the old. Your mood effects everything including what you right. But just because of what you feel on that day doesn't mean your long term goal and what you are going to do to get it changes drasticly. So the routine of consistant management stays they same ect. I am not saying that ST is definatly keeping the routine the same because I don't see her riding often at this moment in time, but I would expect she knows that she should keep it the same as that is what we told her. Hope that makes sense... Also the character of the horses misbehaviours can mean alot. Some are friendly and playful, others are disrespectful. ST can choose which in her horse as she knows his character and what he is doing.
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    Nick: Hi,here are some points I would like to make/question... i think that your trainer IS a big part of the problem.... why???? Do tell, because if you read my earlier post (which was on the most part ignored) or asked some questions mabey you would think otherwise. you're a troll. good night. sleep tight. Well that was charming, helpful, adult behaviour. Calm the ham, and ask questions rather than presuming. Please I bet I am WAY younger than you and I feel like I am taking a more mature approach than suddenly calling someone a troll what ever you meant by it. If you are really that fed up... heres an idea, calmly explain what you think and why your fed up in one long post then, stop posting. That to me seems an appropriate approach, then again I could be wrong. this is about safety, and your trainer is not making that a priority. then again, i've ridden in ireland and safety didn't seem to be a big priority but it was okay for me--because i could watch out for my own. Good for you. I am glad you could with stand us Irish hooligans. I am gald you can stand on your own two feet and be and discriminate against the WHOLE Irish nation because of your experience. A bit closed minded don't you think. Then again mabey I am wrong just food for though. ps how do you know at all what the trainers safety standards? Did you meet her, ride there or even ask a question about it....? Please dont presume or discriminate. Have a FULL knowledge about a topic before starting accusations. These quotes were just a few from the last 2 pages btw I didn't go all the way back or into all your other posts you have ever done, but I will if you want. food for thought :)
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    I am confused.... One minute you are all trying to help ST even if info is wrong or you seem to be coming across as mean next some of you have turned into monsters biting off her head. Please can some one tell me what caused this transfiguration.
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    Lunging, is the best option bar riding, to get extra energy out of him. If any changes have been made to feed stop them, and keep him regularly exercised as far as possible (red alert storms are an exception)
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    Just curious why do you think it's the trainers fault?
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    I do know you say mabey prnce but knowing Trigger and knowing the level of his respect issues which were at least with us and I am sure still being worked on now with ST at her home, I do think he bolted because he was fresh. Most of the ponies I have ridden when they are fresh want to gallop ect (that doesn't mean we let them do it.) If a horse is prancing are they just prancing so they can walk, not usually. Most likely it's because they want to gallop. I am not trying to get at you just trying to defend the fact that I think Triggers bolt was due to freshness. This does not excuse any behavioural issues that need to be cleaned up, just to make that clear.