Looking Back to Happy Memories

This weeks Lens Artists Photo Challenge comes to us from Journeys with JohnBo. Since most of us are in lockdown he invites us to ‘go back’ and visit places through our photos. As many of you know I am missing my horse Biasini. He is only 15 minutes away by car but due to the…

You’ve Got to Laugh!

In times like this when chaos, confusion and a mass panic of toilet paper buying it is necessary to possess some sangfroid and the ability to laugh. Humor can be a lifesaver! So here goes… 1….How many groom assistants does it take to get Coach Luis Reteguiz Denizard into the ring on Biasini? FOUR! Here…

Don’t Give Up, Just Turn Up!

Last Sunday Biasini and I were awarded the Reserve Championship for the FEI Freestyle classe Adult Amateur division. . The White Fences Championship Series consists of five shows starting in December and continuing to the end of April. I have competed in the January and February shows and this past weekend in the March show….

I’m taking it as a win!

With the best of humor I offer you my show diary from this past weekend. Friday: Follow the Signs. I awoke with a bad case of the dizzies. This is something that pops up perhaps once in two years with me. A little granule in my inner ear decided to go walk about and my…

My competition. Here’s what worked and what didn’t!

What worked White Fences. I enjoy showing at White Fences Equestrian. The Show Office is helpful and well organized. The music for my freestyle is played promptly when I signal for it. The speakers are clear and the volume is just right. The footing is excellent. I rode on Saturday after a torrential Florida rain…

Time to Dance!

This weekend Biasini and I will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and doing our Freestyle at the White Fences show. It is always the moment of truth entering the ring at A and going down the centerline to salute the judge. Things that were brilliant in the home arena may not be quite the same…

Hot Climate or Cold Climate?

“We got through the summer!” This was a comment I heard on a sheep station in central Australia years ago. I thought that in many parts of Canada we talk about ‘getting through the winter’. When I heard the Australian speaking about getting through the summer I thought I would rather ‘get through’ heat than…