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irb13

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irb13 says:

What a difference

Last November my M.E. flared up while hacking. I ended up having an appalling experience with the instructor and the hack, which subsequently saw me change schools. I've been doing so much better ever since, but yesterday my M.E. flared up during my lesson. What a difference in response!! My instructor was so lovely and put a plan b into action. 

borrowing-freedom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/working-with-plan-b.html

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: What a difference

I'm so glad that you have found an instructor who understands about your M.E. I wish you loads of luck with your riding and your dressage. Have you looked at the Interdressage web site ? With Interdressage you can compete from home or from your riding school, a few years ago before I had Tenor I persuaded my instructor to video me doing one of the Interdressage tests and sent it in, it's so exciting as you can see your video on line and follow your position on the leader board. I hope that you have a good Summer, take care, best wishes from Lyn XX 

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irb13

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irb13 says:

Re: What a difference

 Hi Lyn, thank you for your good wishes. I'd not heard about the interdressage website. I'll have a look. We had a practice last weekend on a prelim test for the first ever time. I'm not back into canter at the moment. I've left it alone since last Nov and we've been doing a lot of work in walk/rising and sitting trot just improving my position, my aids and working with different moves. I've learnt a lot since last Nov and I'm really pleased. The yard manager and my instructor (I've had a regular Sat instructor since Dec last year) have both been great and have helped me a lot. They've been very supportive.

I hope you have a good summer too. Best wishes, Irene x

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: What a difference

The place you're riding at now sounds lovely, and the people there as well - I'm so glad things are perking up a bit for you.

If you're not cantering, how about just doing a walk and trot test (if they do that on Interdressage, I don't know).

From your blog you sounded as if it had got you down - but with everything in life things sometimes go well and sometimes not, and I think a lot of people beat themselves up for something they think they should have done / could have done better / shouldn't have done or whatever.

I think just being around horses gives a good feeling, so I'll wish you luck with Cleo, and with Spencer.

 

 

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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irb13

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irb13 says:

Re: What a difference

 Hiya, yeh it did get me down. I beat myself up for last Saturday's lesson but blogging about it was therapeutic. I sat there reading through it and realised that while I'd not done a lot of trot we'd still covered alot in just walk and I'd learnt more about myself and also how to cope with Spencer's nappiness. I think I was just too unwell and feeling miserable to see it at the time. 

I've heard that there are some walk/trot tests out there, I just need to find them. The stables and my instructor and yard manager were just fab on Sat. 

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