The Sparkle! The Oh La La!

I went into the arena to speak to Lynsey Rowan. Lynsey  is the assistant trainer for my coach Belinda Trussell. Belinda was riding her horse Tattoo , in trot, down the long side of the arena. Just as I leaned toward Lynsey to say something to her my eyes fixed on Tattoo. Oh. My. God. That trot!
I had seen Tattoo trot before, but over the winter I had not seen him for a couple of months, and in that time his training has moved forward exponentially. The trot had always been good but now it was WOW!
The Trot. This is the gait that can be improved the most in a horse. A horse can have an ordinary trot and with the right training and development the trot can move up to something very eye-catching.
The trot. This is the gait that gets the “oooohs” and the “aaaahhhs” from spectators at shows. A spectacular trot in a dressage test provides the “Oh La La” moment for any audience. The knowledgeable members of the audience may appreciate some of the other movements but the trot will wow everyone.
The day I saw Tattoo’s improved trot I was just like the dog who gets distracted by the squirrel. Dog is focused and then ….SQUIRREL!  I was going to speak to Lynsey and then “That Trot!”
This week the word press photo challenge is “Ooh! Shiny!” What is it that can distract you and break your focus? That “Oh! Shiny!” moment. Just like the dog and the squirrel. For me that moment was seeing that spectacular trot. Here are some photos of horses and riders in  trot.

 

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Belinda  and Tattoo in competition in Florida 

 

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Biasini and me  competing in Florida

 

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Jaimey Irwin in a Freestyle demonstration in Florida.

 

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Belinda and Tattoo in his first Grand Prix completion indoors at the RCRA 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Comments Add yours

    1. anne leueen says:

      thanks for the reblog. i spent the weekend in hospital but I’m fine now and will be posting something entertaining about that experience.

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      1. dray0308 says:

        You are welcome!

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  1. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    I love the photos!! You and Biasini look just so wonderful together. ❤

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  2. Irene says:

    I never tire of your horse photos.

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  3. Tiff says:

    What gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing them! Can’t wait to see more posts from you 🙂

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  4. Beautiful! I have every confidence that you and Biasini will be able to get to the same level!

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  5. A graceful show of an angel without wings!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      What a beautiful comment. Thank you.

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