The Good News from Tokyo!

The news media has already told us there are positive Covid cases among the athletes. And there is a state of Emergency due to Covid in Tokyo. I realize these are very real problems. But I have some good news. The horses have arrived safely and the competition stadium looks excellent. The stables are also…

“You won’t like your video.”

I have no lesson video this week. I had a conversation about the video Belinda had taken in my lesson. The conversation went like this. Belinda:”You won’t like your video. But there were good moments in between. “ Me: “But you didn’t get those moments, the good moments, on the video?” Belinda: “No , I…

Team Horses are in flight to Tokyo

The Team horses for the Tokyo Olympics are on their way and many have already arrived safely. The Canadian Dressage horses have been in quarantine in Germany. The British Dressage Team horses flew to Japan from Liege. Here are a few photos. For more detail about how horses are loaded into the crates and what…

It’s Time for Tokyo!

July 23, 2021 the Games will begin. Canada is sending 371 athletes and this is the largest team since the Los Angeles games in 1984. It seems almost unbelievable that, at last, these Olympics will actually take place. For the Equestrians there has been not only the Global Pandemic but a serious outbreak in Europe…

My Horse has infinite patience.

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” – Lao Tzu This week in one of my lessons with Belinda Trussell the mud settled. “You need more bend!” “More angle! Bring the hindquarters!” This is what Belinda would endlessly be telling…

Will there be life after Lockdown?

Last year the lockdown was taken very seriously. Everyone really did stay home. There were almost no commercial planes flying over head , there was little to no traffic on the roads. But now, in the Third Wave and Third Lockdown people are more lax about it all. I think most people are still abiding…