How to ride Renvers.

I watched Lynsey Rowan riding Biasini. She did one exercise when she rode down the longside in shoulder in and then changed the bend to Renvers. I have always had difficulty with Renvers. I think it is a mental issue for me. Somehow I can deal with haunches in for travers and the shoulders in…

My requests for Belinda Trussell

Last week Belinda Trussell rode Biasini. She mounted up and asked me if I had any requests! What would I like to see her do with Biasini. I asked for some canter half pass and then perhaps some work on pirouettes. Belinda agreed and then she warmed up Biasini. Once he was warmed up she…

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!

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?

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…

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…

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…

Consistency!

“Trust is built with consistency.” Lincoln Chafee When I watch Belinda Trussell or her assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan ride my horse Biasini, I am always admiring how great Biasini looks and how they are able to do exercises, that I find so difficult, with apparent ease. I know they are professional riders who ride several…