Tag: dressage training

  • The “Baby” Aids

    The “Baby” Aids

    Riding just using ‘baby’ aids.What does this mean? In the lesson with Belinda Trussell that I watched last week Belinda often told Lynsey Rowan to just use a ‘baby’ aid with Biasini. What I understood this to mean was to use a very small and light aid. If you get the response you want then…

  • Monday Portrait

    Monday Portrait

    Biasini has done his work for the day. Lynsey will take him for a walk to relax and then he gets his bath, some hand grazing with his ice boots on and then….dinner!

  • The Eternal Quest of Dressage.

    The Eternal Quest of Dressage.

    Many years ago my daughter and I took lessons with a trainer who used to say that the important thing in dressage was to ” Control less and Create more ” At the time I didn’t really grasp this importance but now many hours and years of dressage riding later I understand how important this…

  • Biasini Speaks: My Day Off

    Biasini Speaks: My Day Off

    Well Dear Humans after I told you about having to work 6 days a week my Humans; Ma Leueen and Trainer Lynsey decided that as I am a Senior horse of 18 years I do not have to work for all those days. So now I get TWO days off. Today was one of them.…

  • What did I learn today?

    What did I learn today?

    Before I get into what I learned today I want to show you two photos. The first is of Biasini warming up in the trot. He is stretching down and has a nice swinging in his back. In the photo below Biasini is cantering in his “up” frame. but Lynsey still has to keep him…

  • Today’s lesson: The Intermediare 1

    Today’s lesson: The Intermediare 1

    Today Lynsey had her lesson with Belinda Trussell.Lynsey and Biasini warmed up in the covered arena. At the trot Lynsey encourages Biasini to stretch down and she does rising trot to let his back swing. Belinda commented on how much she liked the trot and how nicely Biasini was swinging though his back. Lynsey let…

  • Krista stands in for Lynsey.

    Krista stands in for Lynsey.

    Lynsey went home to Ontario for a few days and while she was away Krista Pollock rode Biasini.On Saturday they had a lesson with Belinda.”What would you like to work on?”Belinda asked. “Nothing! I don’t want to work on anything” Krista replied. I laughed and said:”You’ve been talking to Biasini. Maybe he doesn’t want to…

  • Biasini speaks: I work a six day week!

    Biasini speaks: I work a six day week!

    Hello Dear Humans. Yes! It’s true I work six days a week. But just between you and me I don’t mind at all. Why? Well when you are working hard the Humans who feed me give me more. I have some new food that has gone into my feed bowl lately. It is super yummy.…

  • Part 2. Lynsey and Biasini Lesson

    Part 2. Lynsey and Biasini Lesson

    After doing some work in the covered arena Lynsey suggested they go to the outdoor arena. For a show the warm up is in one ring and the tests are ridden in another. So it is a good idea to practice changing arenas. They decided Lynsey would ride the trot tour of the Prix St.George…

  • Lynsey and Biasini: a lesson with Belinda.

    Lynsey and Biasini: a lesson with Belinda.

    Today I watched Lysney ride in a lesson with Belinda Trussell. They did a warm up in the covered arena and I took some video with my phone. Belinda was teaching using her Cee coach mic system. My phone was not able to pick up her vocals well enough as she is not amplified as…

  • Biasini Speaks: Look at my trot!

    Biasini Speaks: Look at my trot!

    Hello again Dear Humans . Trainer Lynsey has been riding me this week and she had me do some Peeaff. Ah….Ma Leueen says it is spelled piaffe and it is not a word that I am allowed to use my own spelling. Lynsey didn’t have me do this piaffe thing because I am going to…

  • How to ride the Inter 1 Zig Zag

    How to ride the Inter 1 Zig Zag

    This week I asked Lynsey Rowan to show me the Intermediare 1 Zig Zag. This movement was always one that I struggled with when I was competing in the Inter 1 in 2019. I used to dread it when I knew it was coming up in the test. This is a tricky movement. Starting with…