“It gets easy later.” These are the words of Bob Westman who coaches Paralympian Marissa Papaconstantinou. Marissa won the bronze medal in the T-64 100 meter Dash! She had to come back from two bad hamstring injuries and her coach always said :”It’s hard now but it gets easy later.”
I found this an interesting quote and I wondered …does dressage ever get easy? Then last week my coach Belinda Trussell rode Biasini to give him a tune up . Here is a video of her doing a canter half pass zig zag. Another horse rides in front of my videoing but you can still see all the important parts of the zig zag: the bend in the half pass , the uphill flying changes and the new bend. Belinda makes it all look easy. I know she is giving Biasini little aids every stride but to me they are almost invisible. I think that it is possible that for Belinda riding this zig zag is “easy”.
This gives me encouragement. There may come a day when, for me, it may not be easy but perhaps easier!