Do It Anyways!

This week my coach Belinda Trussell has been getting me to make up my own mind about what needs to be done every moment of my riding. Does Biasini need a half halt? A correction? Belinda is resisting telling me what to do and watching to see what my decisions are. So I have to…

Gratitude!

I have a debt of gratitude to pay for all the help I received at the show last weekend. So let me start… BIASINI I thank my horse for working so hard and listening so well. He has been working with me for several months to get ready for this show and our freestyle. In…

Biasini and Me…Puttin’ on the Ritz!

This past weekend I debuted my Intermediare 1 Freestyle. If you follow this blog you will know that my coach Belinda Trussell and I have been working on it for a few months now: choosing music and choreography with the help of Karen Robinson of Applause Dressage. And finally the time arrived to actually go…

Let’s Dance!

Biasini has his dancing shoes on! I’ve got my tailcoat! We are ready to enter at A and dance down that centerline. So we will be absent from the blogosphere and social media for a few days while we focus on that at the show. Have a great weekend and see you all next week!

Tell your inner demons to just shut up!

We are a species who thinks we can control outcome. We like to focus on what’s wrong , immerse in those problems, and then make them right. Even with good intentions, it’s a negative approach. But if I could give riders a gift, it would be a suspension of disbelief. Disbelief is the sarcastic voice…

Believe in Yourself!

Believe in yourself, your horse, your dreams. Carl Hester This past weekend Carl Hester won his 66th National Championship title. Sixty six!! Here is what he posted on his Facebook page about this latest win. 11 yrs ago Barney came 3rd in the 4 year old class at Stoneleigh. Fast forward to this weekend (a…

See the Beauty!

This past weekend I took part in a three day clinic with Linda Telllington, founder of the  Tellington TTouch method of working with horses and riders. “See the beauty. Do not go to the place of despair.” Linda said to us on the first day.  So much is happening on our planet; wild fires, hurricanes! …

I Never Expected This!

At the start of this week my coach Belinda Trussell said she wanted to make my horse, Biasini , more sensitive to the aids. She came up and took hold of my lower leg and demonstrated how light she wanted my leg aid to be. Let me tell you it was a feather touch! Then…

Seriously misplaced protest!

Before I say anything I invite you to look at this video. This is Marc Houtzager riding Calimaro in the European Championships in Rotterdam. When you hear the crowd shouting that is when the protesters came on to the jump course and ran through the jumps. Video courtesy of Horsetelex. The protesters had the words”Stop…

Control Less. Create More.

Control less. Create More! Eddo Hoekstra This is a wonderful quote from coach and trainer Eddo Hoekstra. My daughter took lessons with Eddo and he encouraged me to get back to riding after 30 years away from horses. Eddo’s discipline is dressage and so began my dressage journey. I have always understood the words of…