Enter at A

Every dressage test, from training level to the Grand Prix starts with the horse and rider entering the ring at the letter A. Whether you are riding in a show at your local club or in the Olympics you enter at the letter A. So when I saw that this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge #126 from Patti is the letter A I felt like I was on familiar ground.

Enter at A

Enter at letter A and then Halt and salute at X The rider is ….. ALONE in the center of the arena.

The Coach watches their student…..ALONE.

ASSISTANTS are needed before the rider goes into the ring.

Leaving the dressage tests now we go to the jumpers who are AIRBORNE

Back in the day horses wore ARMOUR

Thank you to the Lens-Artists who give us these challenges each week. This challenge sent me to my photo ARCHIVES which is always a pleasant journey to the past.

This post also fits in with Nancy Merrill’s photo a week “working with animals”

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    Hard to imagine all that riding and jumping with armor on.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think that back in the day they just charged at each other with big sticks in their hands. What amazed me about the armour was that it is made for smaller horses and is not as heavy as it looks.

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      1. Irene says:

        That is a good thing. 😊

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  2. This is a lovable post for sure, how well the letter A tells to readers the information related to horses.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Glad you found something of interest in this post .

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  3. Ana says:

    Very interesting and good photos. I do not know the world of dressage competition and I liked to learn about it.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Ana. I’m glad you found something of interest.

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  4. JohnRH says:

    Very well done! You get an A! 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you John!😀

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  5. dprastka says:

    Excellent A’s – a truly FUN post and challenge!! 💜

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Diana 🐎

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  6. You always make your posts so interesting for non horse riders 😊❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Susie. I’m happy to know I can bring something of interest to non riders.

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      1. You sure do 😚

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  7. pattimoed says:

    Hi, Anne. I love how you used images from the competitions. You’ve added some new A words to our collection this week! My favorite here is the airborne shot. Beautifully captured, Anne! Take care and stay well.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Patti. Capturing the airborne just requires clicking just as the horses front legs come up toward the top of the jump. Thank you for the challenge!

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      1. pattimoed says:

        You’re very welcome, Anne.

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  8. A good half dozen examples, A+

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you😃

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