Naima Moriera Laliberte: Horses, Tokyo Olympics, Future Goals.

This past summer Naima and her Grand Prix horse Statesman were the reserve pair for the Canadian Dressage Team in Tokyo . This winter, as well as competing with Statesman, she also has two younger horses she has been competing with at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington Florida. I had a chance to ask…

Six Years with WordPress!

I have had a grand time blogging. I have met interesting fellow bloggers on the other side of the world that I would never have known in my routine life. I marvel at poets and photographers who show us a different way of looking at the world. Keeping up with Horseaddict has kept me busy…

The Next Generation!

Today I had the opportunity to watch the Under 25 Grand Prix Freestyles of the Nations Cup competition at the Global Dressage Festival. There were two Canadians in this class and I was eager to see them . The first Canadian was Camille Carier Bergeron riding Sound of Silence. The next Canadian rider was Vanessa…

Evi Strasser: A Canadian Dressage Icon.

Evi Strasser has been at the top of Canadian dressage for decades. I had a chance to ask her some questions before she rode for Canada at the CDIO Nations Cup at the Global Dressage Festival. 1.You are on the Canadian Team in the Nations Cup CDIO this weekend.   Tell me how you feel about…

LAPC#190 Close, Closer , Closest.

This week Patti had given us the challenge of getting in close and closer. Here is my response. I took these photos at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s Nations Cup competition. They are of Evi Strasser and her horse Deja Vu Tyme. They were riding in the Grand Prix test for Team Canada. Thank you…

It’s up to me to get it right!

In my lessons recently my coach Belinda Trussell has been emphasizing is that I must give with the reins. Give before every half halt, give before every transition up or transition down, give before every movement. The problem I had was that once Biasini was fired up I would give and he would speed up….