The Olympians are in the arena!

Wednesday this week there were two Olympic dressage riders in the arena. My coach Belinda Trussell and Megan Lane. Megan was there to be the “eyes on the ground” to help Belinda. I was lucky enough to be able to watch Belinda ride two horses. The first was the 6 year old Diamanten Dave. The…

Respect or disrespect? What would you call it?

I am sure that most people who read my blog posts know that I am not trying to present myself as a fabulous rider who knows it all. Far from it. I recently received a lengthy comment from someone who said they wanted to offer some “constructive criticism”. The comment was a paragraph detailing all…

The wheel within the wheel. The circle in the spiral.

Round like a circle in a spiral .Like a wheel within a wheel. Never ending or beginning… Windmills of your mind. The Ragtag Daily Prompt for yesterday was Like a Circle in a Spiral. Well I remember that from a song, Windmills of Your Mind and that movie with Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen. And…

Attention to detail!

One of the things I know is necessary in dressage is attention to detail. My coach, Belinda Trussell, has an exceptional eye for detail. Every. Single. Second. After Biasini and I have warmed up (and believe me we get notes on our warm up as well!) I do my no stirrups work. In our lesson…

F.O.T.D. Spring Blossoms

Spring has sprung and the trees and flowers have come alive. Only a couple of weeks ago we still had cold miserable weather and the garden was hiding. Then the temperature went up and BOOM! Spring burst upon us. Our driveway is lined with ornamental pear trees and this year the blossoms have been spectacular….