Can you lose the ability to win?

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
I was about 14, on a cross country course, going at a cracking pace when I realized my horse was not absolutely on top of his game. Don’t get me wrong, he was sound and he was healthy he was just not quite in the tip top form he could be. …

Evi Strasser: A Canadian Dressage Icon.

Evi Strasser has been at the top of Canadian dressage for decades. I had a chance to ask her some questions before she rode for Canada at the CDIO Nations Cup at the Global Dressage Festival. 1.You are on the Canadian Team in the Nations Cup CDIO this weekend.   Tell me how you feel about…

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…

Biasini Speaks: Something new!

Hello Dear Humans. I had a surprise the other day. Therapy Human Lori came to take me to the grooming stall for my PEMF session. And guess who was sitting there in the PEMF chair? Ma Leueen! She said hello and told me she was getting some PEMF for her back. So we both got…

Caledon Dressage show Success!

This past weekend my coach Belinda Trussell and her assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan showed at the Caledon Dressage show in Palgrave. The weather was pleasant temperature wise but a very strong wind was blowing. You can see that from these flags. The first horse from Team Oakcrest (Belinda’s farm is Oakcrest Farm) that I watched…

In the ring it’s all you!

During the Olympics there were a series of ads on the CBC that focused on great quotes from coaches. One was about a young woman who was a boxer. She said her coach had inspired her even before Women’s Boxing was allowed, let alone become an Olympic sport. Her coach used to say to her…

Olympic Inspiration!

Watching the best riders in the world go through the Grand Prix, one of the most difficult of Dressage tests, and the next day the GP Special is a joy and also an opportunity to learn a lot. I watched these riders and I saw all the things that my coach Belinda Trussell keeps telling…

Team Horses are in flight to Tokyo

The Team horses for the Tokyo Olympics are on their way and many have already arrived safely. The Canadian Dressage horses have been in quarantine in Germany. The British Dressage Team horses flew to Japan from Liege. Here are a few photos. For more detail about how horses are loaded into the crates and what…