Category Archives: Improving Your “Eye”

Which would you choose?

The controversy still swirls around the method known variously as rollkur or LDR (low, deep, and round).  Someone from a Facebook group I’m part of recently posted photos and video from Falsterbro, a high level competition in Sweden.  This evidence showed that the … Continue reading

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How it was: 1976

Someone shared this lovely video on Facebook, and in my estimation it has not had enough views – so I’m doing my little part to spread it around.  The video is of the top two rides from the 1976 Olympics.  … Continue reading

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The video that will not die!

Once again, for the “millionth” time, someone shared the video of Blue Hors Matinee on Facebook. The comments are always the same … “Can’t get enough of this!” … “I could watch this over and over!” etc., etc., etc. Even … Continue reading

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Video From When Dressage Was Fun

Today I’m sharing a video from a time when watching top level Dressage was my passion, and not my horror. This particular video is extra fun, as it features two of the best of the time in a pas de … Continue reading

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Facebook is killing Dressage!

Have you ever had someone share something on Facebook that you were dying to respond to, but you knew that your response would anger or alienate some of your friends or “friends of friends”?  It’s a fairly regular occurrence for … Continue reading

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Uta Graf and Dandelion

This is a rider that I quite like and feel is underrated on the International scene – although she certainly does all right for herself.  Admittedly, I would prefer to have the horse not drop behind the vertical as much … Continue reading

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Where’s the Fire?!

I was watching some of the video from last week’s Dressage at Aachen, and I was struck by the almost manic nature of the top rides.  It’s hard to imagine that there is any actual collection going on in these … Continue reading

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