LAPC#190 Close, Closer , Closest.

This week Patti had given us the challenge of getting in close and closer. Here is my response. I took these photos at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s Nations Cup competition. They are of Evi Strasser and her horse Deja Vu Tyme. They were riding in the Grand Prix test for Team Canada. Thank you…

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…

Belinda Trussell : Horses, Competitions and Time Management!

Last year Canadian Olympian Belinda Trussell was not in Florida for the winter show season. But she’s here this year and I was able to ask her some questions about her horses, her competitions and how she manages her time. 1. Last year, with the border closed, you were not able to come to Florida…

Resilience!

At the start of the New Year I chose a word for my “word of the year”. I chose the word resilience. I had no clue then how appropriate that word would be for 2020. Resilience: 1.the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. 2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into…

Soaking wet!

When I saw that Tina had chosen ALL WET for this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge I thought I would have to pass as I did not have any wet photos. But then I remembered. On July 22 , 2018 I went to a CDI3* (Concours Dressage International) to watch the Grand Prix competitors who were…

I’m taking it as a win!

With the best of humor I offer you my show diary from this past weekend. Friday: Follow the Signs. I awoke with a bad case of the dizzies. This is something that pops up perhaps once in two years with me. A little granule in my inner ear decided to go walk about and my…

My competition. Here’s what worked and what didn’t!

What worked White Fences. I enjoy showing at White Fences Equestrian. The Show Office is helpful and well organized. The music for my freestyle is played promptly when I signal for it. The speakers are clear and the volume is just right. The footing is excellent. I rode on Saturday after a torrential Florida rain…