So Many Details. So Little Time.

Dressage is all about the details. There are an infinity of details that must be remembered and carried out. Focusing on the details is the Lens Artists challenge this week given to us by Patti. This is a tough one for me as my dressage life is all about details. Endless details! But how can…

Ride like you are in the Olympics!

I step on the ice and I get this feeling that I’m at the Olympic Games. I don’t just step out there in training and say: Here we go, another program. Brian Orser, former world champion and two time Olympic Silver medalist in men’s figure skating. I have never had the ambition to be in…

Ride That Horse!

Hello again! Yesterday I posted about the no stirrups work I did in my lesson last week with my coach Belinda Trussell. When I took my stirrups back we did canter work. Then, after a break, I asked to do some trot work . I wanted to see how it felt to ride the trot…

Messy to Memorable

Photo editing has saved many less than memorable photos. What did we do before digital editing? This week Tina gave us Lens Artists Photo Challenge #134 “From Forgettable to Favorite.” Do take a look at Tina’s post to see how she has edited her photos to create beautiful ‘favorites’. Here are my “Messy” to ‘Memorable”…

My last lesson until….?

Well, we are now in the second State of Emergency since the Covid Pandemic began almost a year ago. What does this mean for me? It means I can still go to the barn and ride Biasini as we are permitted to “care for and ride our animals”. But lessons are not permitted. I believe…

2020 -This is the Year That Was.

This week Tina has given us the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129 of Favorite images of 2020. So I shall go backwards through the year of 2020 starting with this winter season. After a relaxing of some Covid restrictions there was a horse show at Angelstone in September. The show organizer had taken a lot of…

A Statesmanlike Flying Change!

I do not have a photo nor do I have any video. You will just have to trust me on this. In my Thursday lesson Belinda has us work on leg yielding in trot and canter. For the canter work I would depart from the walk to the canter. If I engaged Biasini with a…

Straighten Up and Fly Right!

Last week my coach Belinda Trussell took a video of me riding down the long side in shoulder-in, turning onto the centerline to half pass left. When I watched he video I was shocked! For the first two or three strides of the half pass I was tipping over to the right. Whaaaat? We were…