Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sports equipment?!

Almost daily someone seems to post a photo or video with a saying that compares equestrian sports to others.  Phrases like, “So, you hit a ball … isn’t that cute” accompanying a photo of some rider crashing to the ground … Continue reading

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A visit from the North Wind

The wind is howling across the chimney.  I don’t know about the rest of the world, but the North wind is mythic with horse people in the Sacramento Valley.  It is a drying wind, here.  It makes summer days hotter, … Continue reading

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Seunig: Defining Collection

“If collection is defined not merely as the bodily state in which the horse is best and most easily able to comply with the schooling requirements of its rider, it signifies, when applied to all the branches of horsemanship, increased … Continue reading

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What a lovely weekend!

I had no idea what to expect from this weekend.  Coming into it with a bum foot of my own, and Nash now barefoot, it looked like just another twist of fate – another weekend with no riding, and no … Continue reading

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I like mysteries, but …

Last weekend saw little horse activity, as Mother Nature made a somewhat feeble attempt to break our years-old drought.  But, I did manage a little in-hand work with everyone on Saturday.  I wore my running shoes, and I have no … Continue reading

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Do we love them?

What is love? Baby, don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me no more Lyrics by Haddaway A recent Facebook post, on the Tamarack Hill Farm page, raised a debate about how much top riders care about their horses. I hear it … Continue reading

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Judging gone astray

The most serious problem dressage has is that the judging isn’t done strictly according to the FEI rules anymore. For me the judging has come to the end of the road by leaving the official scale and it will be … Continue reading

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