We ride our dressage test and now if the elements went good or bad. We also get a certain feeling, horse felt forward and felt great, lack of impulsion, etc. Or you feel you showed a great middle canter and your left shoulder in had to be next to perfect. Then you get the test results back, usually after quite some time (half an hour or more). And what happened? The jury had to have judged a totally different combination, because the test results are different from how you experienced them. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Competition’
Using bandages on your horse’s legs. or rather putting them on correctly, is an art by itself. Some don’t believe in them and rather wear boots. My horses wear boots, but when Charlie still had shoes on and had his ‘einschuss’ leg, I had to use bandages as there were no boots large enough to fit that leg.
That is the question, yet I believe Shakespeare never wondered about that. He probably just rode horse with his spurs on. Or was he a city man who took carriages all over the country? Oops, I am getting side tracked. I read a post by Horse Listening, a blog I like to follow. Kathy, the blog woman of Horse Listening, wrote a post on artificial aids, which is good reading material. Read more
One of the highlights during the KWPN Horse Days (that name sounds good in Dutch, not really doing it for me in English, oh well) one of the highlights is the Pavo Cup. This is a competition for young dressage horses (4 and 5 year olds), to find out which one is the most promising. Read more
Why could I never be a great sportsman, or in my case sports woman? Okay, beside the fact that I am way too old to ever become a decent athlete and that I don’t have the talent nor the physique for it. However, there is a reason why I could never be as great as the great sports people on earth. Read more
This past week(end) was the WM, Weltmeisterschaft, for young dressage horses in Verden. This is one of the best competitions to visit. But I haven’t been in a number of years due to circumstances. But it is a great place to visit. Read more
Will the UK dressage team win the gold? Or will the German team be the Gold medalists? Will we Dutch stand a chance? What will the US team do and how will the Swedes perform? Read more