Can you lose the ability to win?

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
I was about 14, on a cross country course, going at a cracking pace when I realized my horse was not absolutely on top of his game. Don’t get me wrong, he was sound and he was healthy he was just not quite in the tip top form he could be. …

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…

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….

Nations Cup CSIO4*

Last night I went to see the second round of the $150,000 Nations Cup presented by Premier Equestrian. Eleven nations competed in the first round with each team having four horse and rider combinations. The faults incurred would dictate who could go on to the second round to take place in the evening. The first…

She’s Still Smiling !

Monica Monroy is a bright light at the barn everyday. She always has a smile and something positive to say. Monica is from Mexico and rides and trains in Wellington and works virtually at her job . 1.Tell me about your life journey with horses. When did you start riding? How and why did you…