The Sportscar Horse!

Every time you ride your horse you are training him or her. So it is important to be aware, and focused. It is also important to be fit so you don’t get tired and start to give your horse mixed signals.

This past week I had two lessons with coach Belinda and for Friday I had a lesson booked with Belinda’s assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan. I have had a couple of lessons with Lynsey already and she is a fabulous, high energy instructor. I knew I needed to be ‘on the ball’ and firing on all cylinders. But on Thursday evening I was struck with a bit of a gastrointestinal upset. I knew my energy would not be at its best for the lesson. So I asked Lynsey to ride Biasini. It was so much fun to watch this professional ride my horse.

She started the warm up with trot work.

At one point as she passed by me she stopped and said she loved riding my horse. Then she moved on to some canter and when Biasini was warmed up she started to do a bit of work with him. Here is a short video of her doing a canter half pass and finishing it in shoulder fore. Lynsey told me she does this to check that Biasini is with her and not off in his own zone. Then she continues with the half pass.

You can hear Biasini grunting .This means he is working well. His half sister Bella Rose who was ridden in the Tokyo Olympics also grunts in the canter. So it must be a congenital grunt!

Lynsey finished up with some lovely trot.

Rider on dressage horse , extended trot across the arena.

When Lynsey had finished she told me that Biasini was like a “Sports car”! I was very proud of him and I look forward to next week when I will be able to ride him myself in a lesson with Lynsey!

And finally, I am feeling fine with no lingering effects.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Alli Farkas says:

    My trainer hopped on Charm for a few minutes at my last lesson—I am always astounded at how well she goes when I’m not the rider 😁. Trainer did say Charm and I had a major breakthrough two lessons ago, and that made her (and me) very happy. Biasini looks great in the videos!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. It is a pleasure to watch Lynsey or Belinda ride Biasini. Congrats on having a major breakthrough!🎉🥂

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  2. Firn says:

    Lovely Biasini!! That canter half pass to shoulder fore is a very interesting exercise. Certainly something to try!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it interesting! I’m going to try it. I told Lynsey about your comment and she was happy to know you found interesting and were going to give it a go.

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  3. It IS interesting to see other folks ride our horses. While I don’t have a horse that is ridden at Biasini’s level, I do know the feeling of pride and gratitude in watching my horse go well for another rider. Nicely done, Biasini!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it’s a real treat.thanks for commenting .

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  4. kunstkitchen says:

    What fun to see Biasini going through his exercises. Glad you are feeling better. ‘Til next time.

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  5. Neal Saye says:

    I’m learning so much about horsewoman-ship! Thanks.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome Neal.

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  6. Glad you are feeling well, Anne. Biasini is a marvelous horse. I loved the videos. Thank you!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      So glad you enjoyed the videos Suzette! Thanks for letting me know.

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      1. A pleasure. Thank you!

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