Control Less. Create More.

Control less. Create More! Eddo Hoekstra This is a wonderful quote from coach and trainer Eddo Hoekstra. My daughter took lessons with Eddo and he encouraged me to get back to riding after 30 years away from horses. Eddo’s discipline is dressage and so began my dressage journey. I have always understood the words of…

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

This week the lens-artist challenge #58 from Patti Moed is Old, New, Borrowed and Blue. On a wedding day the Bride should wear something from each of these categories for good luck. But as Patti points out these things can bring good luck any time. So here goes! OLD Back in the day transpost was…

54 Draft Horses, 9 wagons, 18 Humans.

The Six Horse Hitch! I am a big fan of the six horse hitch and it was a beautiful sunny day, not too hot and with a bit of a breeze. The horses were harnessed and came in to the ring three teams at a time. With a total of nine teams competing they could…

Over 6 Feet Tall and Weighs in at 2000 lbs.

I love to see the big Draft horses and the Six Horse Hitch is my favorite. So on Saturday August 3 my husband and I set off to see them compete at the Canadian National Draft Horse Show. We arrived well before the class so I would have time to walk around the stabling area…

The Back of Things in Black and White.

This week Cee’s Black and White photo challenge is “the back of things”. This challenge could not have come at a better time. I went to the Canadian National Draft Horse Show and watched the horses being prepared for the six horse hitch. The amount of time and effort that goes into this is amazing….

Biasini Speaks: No Troubled Waters in our arena!

Hello Dear Humans! Well ! I have a story to tell you. We have a bridge in our arena. Yup! You may ask why would we need that? I have no clue and none of the other horses do either but the Humans are all over it. Coach Belinda asked Barn Manager Carl to make…

Gold and a ticket to Tokyo !

Despite the fact that some people think watching dressage is as exciting as watching paint dry there are times when dressage competition can be an edge of the seat nail biter! This is how it was at the Pan American Games in Lima today. The Canadian dressage team, of four riders, were under a lot…

Monday Minstrel: Horsey Humor

But sometimes a pony will find a little girl and be allowed to bring her home. And she will love that pony and be very grateful. A little humor to start the week. I hope it will be a good one for all of the Horse Addict followers and readers!

Discipline, Details and the 20m Circle.

I am riding , training and competing at the FEI Intermediare 1 level. So riding a 20 meter circle should be a simple task for me . Right? Not so fast. In a lesson this week I warmed up while my coach Belinda Trussell, watched. I must have been a bit ‘la di da’ about…