Biasini and Me…Puttin’ on the Ritz!

This past weekend I debuted my Intermediare 1 Freestyle. If you follow this blog you will know that my coach Belinda Trussell and I have been working on it for a few months now: choosing music and choreography with the help of Karen Robinson of Applause Dressage. And finally the time arrived to actually go…

Let’s Dance!

Biasini has his dancing shoes on! I’ve got my tailcoat! We are ready to enter at A and dance down that centerline. So we will be absent from the blogosphere and social media for a few days while we focus on that at the show. Have a great weekend and see you all next week!

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…

Solving problems before they become issues!

I think that anyone who watches this video will enjoy it whether or not they ride, or have a horse, or even know any horses. This video is of German Olympian Isabel Werth riding Emilio, in the Grand Prix Freestyle, at the German Dressage Championships. Isabel is the most decorated equestrian in the world and…

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…

It takes a Village!

We have all heard that it takes a village to get an athlete, any athlete, in any sport, into the competition arena. Well it applies even to me, an older amateur dressage rider! Here are some fun photos of my “village”.Thank you Lisa Landis for snapping these. In this first photo the caption could be…

Isabel Werth Clinic in Wellington FL.

Isabel Werth is the highest ranking dressage rider in the world. She currently occupies the #1 spot with Weihegold, the #3 spot with Bella Rose and # 4 spot with Emilio. Isabel Werth is the most highly decorated equestrian in history. I think that says it all really. On February 7 2019 she was in…

When You’re Smiling!

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is the word SMILE.  So here are some of my favorite smiles….