Ride the Aid!

Ride the aid. In one of my lessons this week my coach Belinda Trussell told me to “ride the aid”. What does this mean? When I give Biasini an aid I must be ready to ride the response. Is the response the one I wanted? Yes? Then ride it and remove the aid. If it…

F.O.T.D. White Clematis

You may remember, at the start of the summer, I posted a purple clematis for Cee’s FOTD challenge. I have another clematis that grows on the same wall and it is in bloom now! I have to admire how profuse the blossoms are and all summer long I have to keep trimming it or it…

Negative Space

When I saw that Amy has given us Negative Space as this week’s Lens Artists challenge I had to smile. I thought perhaps this could be a new phrase for the 6 foot distance we must keep away from other people due to Covid spread! But no, it is a reference to photographic space. Amy…

Happiness is…

Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Fast Twitch Dressage Muscles!

OK! last week I posted abut Extreme Dressage and this week I bring you Fast Twitch Dressage. For me the concepts of Fast and Slow Twitch muscles were things that belonged to the track and field world. Think sprinter versus marathon runner. My coach Belinda Trussell decided this past week that what she wanted me…

Product Review: Equine Field Spray

The summer is almost over and I am hoping the bugs are almost over too. I love to take Biasini and go for a trail ride in the forest but the summer bugs can make it a miserable experience. There are mosquitoes, flies and worst of all deer flies. These little blighters latch on and…

Extreme Dressage.

The term “extreme sports” usually denotes high risk with the athlete risking injury and possible death. Things like running a marathon across the Gobi Desert or in equestrian sport the higher levels of cross country in eventing. So when my coach Belinda Trussell told me on Friday we would be having an “extreme lesson” I…

FOTD Red Hibiscus

I previously posted the pink Hibiscus and now here is our red one. HUGE flowers on this plant six to eight inches in diameter! Yesterday when I was leaving home I looked over at the hibiscus and I had to stop and take a photo with my phone. What an amazing display! They get regular…