Category: Horse Shows

  • Ask and you shall recieve!

    Ask and you shall recieve!

    First the arena work and then……

  • Belinda Trussell shows me how it’s done.

    Belinda Trussell shows me how it’s done.

    If you follow this blog you will know that due to my hip issues I am back to watching Belinda and Lynsey ride Biasini. This may be disappointing but also it is a great chance to see dressage executed as it should be. Here is a video that will show you what I mean. Belinda […]

  • Back to Lessons!

    Back to Lessons!

    My lessons are only 25 minutes at the moment and Belinda or Lynsey will warm him up for me and get him “switched on”! But I am working on getting my stamina back so I can get back to the full 45 minutes . But there is some real value to these short lessons. I […]

  • Why do I need mini-lessons?

    Why do I need mini-lessons?

    Last week Belinda Trussell rode Biasini and when she had finished her work with him I got on to just spend a bit of time in the saddle and walk Biasini. So up I get and I asked him to trot so I could practice some posting trot . Then I heard Belinda’s voice: “You […]

  • Feng de Lys: First time for the FEI Prix St. George.

    Feng de Lys: First time for the FEI Prix St. George.

    Arriving at the PSG is a Big Deal. Especially when the judge is 5* Stephen Clark!

  • “Over the back” How can we achieve this?

    “Over the back” How can we achieve this?

    Don’t just keep banging on . Encourage the horse to relax.

  • Riding from the Heart.

    Riding from the Heart.

    Tiffany Foster was the only Canadian to qualify for the two round individual final for the jumpers at the 2022 World Championship in Herning. She and her horse Figor went clear in the first round and had two rails down plus a time fault in the second round . They placed 12th.  She did mighty […]

  • Nothing Mediocre on Monday!

    Nothing Mediocre on Monday!

    Monday August 15. Belinda Trussell rode Biasini! And there was a very high standard maintained throughout. Belinda did a stretching trot to warm Biasini up and then went on to canter. In the canter work Belinda asked Biasini to come back to a very collected canter. At the end of the ride Belinda told me […]

  • The Grooms!

    The Grooms!

    Here is a photo of one of the digital photos that would come up when a horse and rider came into the ring in the team jumping final at the FEI World Championships Herning 2022. What do I love about the photo? The Groom! This is the first time I have seen the grooms given […]

  • Something FABULOUS for Friday!

    Something FABULOUS for Friday!

    This link is to the Freestyle of Charlotte Fry, riding for Great Britain, in the World Championships in Herning Denmark this past week. She won the individual Gold Medal for the Grand Prix Special and then came the final part of the dressage competition. This is the best Freestyle I have ever seen and I […]

  • Belinda Trussell and Biasini- Dressed in Blue.

    Belinda Trussell and Biasini- Dressed in Blue.

    On Monday Biasini and Belinda did not speak, in advance, to coordinate their wardrobes. But Super Groom Lexi had Biasini in a lovely Parisian blue Equestrian Stockholm saddle pad and Belinda was wearing teal blue t-shirt. What a pair! Belinda started Biasini in stretching trot. Then she moved on to canter, forward and back. Then […]

  • Leg! Not ‘right-left’

    Leg! Not ‘right-left’

    What is “right-left”?