The Back to Basics Spiral.

Round. Like a circle in a spiral. Like a wheel within a wheel. Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel. Lyrics from Windmills of your mind. Going back to the basics. How often do we hear this as riders? We are always going ‘back to the basics’. But it does not mean we…

Kindred Spirits.Anton and Me.

“You and Anton are kindred spirits.” My coach Belinda Trussell said this to me on a day she had been riding her Grand Prix mount Anton. “Is that because we are both ‘elders’?” I asked. “It’s because you both have so much energy! And because you are both older.” Belinda replied. WHO IS ANTON? Belinda…

Biasini Speaks: Ma Leueen is Back!

Hello Dear Humans, As some of you may know Ma Leueen had a colic episode. We horses get that when our insides get mixed up and we get very upset and sometimes have to go to the hospital. Well, that is what happened to Ma Leueen. I knew something was wrong. She told me she…

If I don’t make it through this…

“If I don’t make it through this I want you to promise me you will not sell Biasini. I don’t want him to be taken by someone who will just ride the hair off him and when he’s broken just dump him. Promises me that.” My husband agreed without hesitation. I was in the critical…

The Weight of the Reins

How much do your reins weigh? Well this could be a deeply metaphorical image for getting your life under control but fear not….I am just talking about the reins in your hands when you ride a horse. In dressage the ultimate goal is to have the contact with the horse so light that you only…

The Competition Diary: Show Number One.

Thursday January 31 And we’re off! Departing Silver Drache Farm in Palm City Florida and on the road down to White Fences Equestrian Center. My Florida coach Lou Denizard had three students competing in the first National rated White Fences show of 2019. We arrived and set up the stalls in the tent stabling; bedding,…

Dancing in the Rain!

It was raining. A steady downpour of rain. But dressage riders can take that in stride especially if they are Canadian. Yesterday I went down to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to see the Intermediare 1 Freestyle. The freestyle is where the riders and their coaches will choose choreography from the required movements of the…