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…

How important are rewards?

Watching Lysney Rowan ride Biasini something struck me. She always lets Biasini know when he is doing something good. She will give him a pat or a rub on the withers or a word of encouragement a “good boy”. Here is a video that shows her asking for a collected canter. Biasini responds well and…

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…

On a Beautiful Autumn Day Lynsey rides Biasini

We had a beautiful autumn day this week and Lynsey Rowan took Biasini up to the outdoor arena. I had the pleasure of sitting and watching them work. Here are a couple of videos.First a lovely line of two tempis. Then some expressive trot. The autumn colors are wonderful and this arena is delightful to…

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…