So Many Details. So Little Time.

Dressage is all about the details. There are an infinity of details that must be remembered and carried out. Focusing on the details is the Lens Artists challenge this week given to us by Patti. This is a tough one for me as my dressage life is all about details. Endless details! But how can…

Ride the Aid!

Ride the aid. In one of my lessons this week my coach Belinda Trussell told me to “ride the aid”. What does this mean? When I give Biasini an aid I must be ready to ride the response. Is the response the one I wanted? Yes? Then ride it and remove the aid. If it…

Coming in on a wing and a prayer!

Coming in on a wing and a prayer. During WWII there was a song about a fighter plane, with one motor gone, they radioed ahead to say “We’re coming in on a wing and a prayer. ” How does this relate to dressage? I don’t know about you but I have ridden dressage tests in…

Five Habits for Good Horsemanship

In my history with horses I have made some mistakes and learned from them. Here are five things that I believe are important habits for an amateur rider to develop. Get the right horse for where you are now in your riding. If you are an amateur with a small budget think carefully about how…

Biasini Speaks: No Troubled Waters in our arena!

Hello Dear Humans! Well ! I have a story to tell you. We have a bridge in our arena. Yup! You may ask why would we need that? I have no clue and none of the other horses do either but the Humans are all over it. Coach Belinda asked Barn Manager Carl to make…

Discipline!

Internal Discipline: This is the discipline that sets your alarm at 6am and actually gets you up at 6 am and off to the gym and then you do the 3 sets of 12 reps of those strengthening exercises. External Discipline: This is the discipline that the gym’s trainer exerts when he or she counts…

Biasini Speaks: A Day in my Florida Life!

Hello again Dear Humans! I thought you might like to know how I spend my days here in Florida over the winter. I will put the events in Human time to make it easier for you to understand. 7:00 am I am awake, of course, and waiting for breakfast to be served. 7:30 am Breakfast…

Ride! Ride! Ride!

I recently had the privilege of watching Christilot Boylen teach Belinda Trussell and Belinda’s assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan.  I say it is a privilege because both of these riders could say they preferred their lessons to be private.  But since I am  student of Belinda’s I was able to watch. Christilot is a seven time…