“Anything is Available.”

“Anything is available.” This is not a philosophical reflection on life or an inspirational quote. It is a comment from Belinda Trussell in my dressage lessons. If I am walking Biasini and go to pick up the trot. Belinda will let me know if I do not plan that departure! I will get a comment…

Caledon Dressage show Success!

This past weekend my coach Belinda Trussell and her assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan showed at the Caledon Dressage show in Palgrave. The weather was pleasant temperature wise but a very strong wind was blowing. You can see that from these flags. The first horse from Team Oakcrest (Belinda’s farm is Oakcrest Farm) that I watched…

“It Gets Easy Later”

“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…

Canada’s Para Equestrian Team is leading overnight!

Tomorrow ,August 29, will see the completion of the Team Tests with the competitions for Grades IV and V. As one of only two countries to have all three combinations compete on day one, which featured Grades I, II and III, Canada provisionally sits at the top of the leaderboard with a final score of…

This is not a perfect. This is a practice.

Blogger Sarah Davis, the Yoga Cowgirl, shared a post that explained that she uses the phrase “this is not a perfect this is a practice” when teaching yoga. The phrase leapt off the page for me. I had a riding lesson /training session the next day. The phrase travelled through my mind often as I…

Meet the Canadian Paralympic horses!

When Alan Manning, the Canadian Team veterinarian, posted some nice photos of the Paralympian horses I thought you would like to meet them all. So here they are. I think these Paralympian horses are a very handsome group and they will all do their best for their riders. Today, August 25,will be the first veterinary…

Meet the Canadian Para Equestrian Team!

A team of four Para dressage riders and their horses will be competing for Canada in Para Equestrian at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This post is a copy of an article on the Para equestrians from paralympic.ca      Lauren Barwick (Aldergrove, BC) & Sandrino, Winona Hartvikson (Langley, BC) & Onyx, Jody Schloss (Toronto,…