The Back to Basics Spiral.

Round. Like a circle in a spiral. Like a wheel within a wheel. Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel. Lyrics from Windmills of your mind. Going back to the basics. How often do we hear this as riders? We are always going ‘back to the basics’. But it does not mean we…

Solving problems before they become issues!

I think that anyone who watches this video will enjoy it whether or not they ride, or have a horse, or even know any horses. This video is of German Olympian Isabel Werth riding Emilio, in the Grand Prix Freestyle, at the German Dressage Championships. Isabel is the most decorated equestrian in the world and…

Totilas: the Demise of a Superstar.

Unforgettable is also the explanation of the rider that he didn’t feel anything of an injury in the saddle. And also the judges did not make a good impression. They could have ended the test. If only they had the courage.”– Isabell Werth Isabell Werth has the courage to speak the truth about that last time…

The Weight of the Reins

How much do your reins weigh? Well this could be a deeply metaphorical image for getting your life under control but fear not….I am just talking about the reins in your hands when you ride a horse. In dressage the ultimate goal is to have the contact with the horse so light that you only…

Persist! Press On!

Press on! Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unrewarded talent. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence alone is omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge. Since I returned from Florida a number of friends have congratulated me on winning the Adult Amateur…