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Dog Days Of Summer

Many, many weeks of summer fun ahead.

Valiosa will have several extra rest days during the next 10 weeks.  She will turn 5.  And she will enter her first rated show.  136 more words


Riding With Mirrors

Who`s lucky enough to have mirrors in their arena?

Unfortunately I don`t have access to them at my yard, but one of the previous yards I`ve been at has them and they`re really useful for teaching lateral movements with, as well as self-checking your position and straightness. 689 more words


Snaffle Onward

All of the elements of the Training Scale are evidenced and promoted by the excellence of rider Charlotte Dujardin’s seat schooling uppermost level exercises in a snaffle bridle. 9 more words


Managing your horses

For me, keeping track of all of my horse’s management can be a messy affair, switching between phone and diaries and whatever else is inconvenient at best. 66 more words


Straddling that fine line in dressage

This evening I rode my RRP Thoroughbred Makeover partner, Mikes Dixie Dancer. Normally when I ride him I ask for relaxation and good cadence in all gaits. 1,323 more words

"You'll get there in time . . ."

Things have been progressing steadily along with with Mocachee. Brandon came out Saturday and videoed some of our ride, which is always super helpful. I spend a fair bit of time riding by myself, so having visuals to see what I need to adjust and do differently is always super helpful. 780 more words

In House Dressage Show

Today my yard held an in-house dressage competition. It was only a little show, as we’re not a huge yard, so it was just for a bit of fun and fundraising. 309 more words