Today’s post is by a guest author – Rhonda Scott, my mother. Enjoy. There has been a lot of chatter recently, throughout social media, regarding what is or isn’t Classical Dressage. All of the shouting brought back a single memory that I cherish to this day. I am a non-competitive rider, seventy seven years of … More A moment in time
I’m laying on my back fighting a cold. This is to be the weekend of a conference at my old trainer’s place, and I only hope that I am well enough to make the three hour drive tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while – a return to my old stomping grounds, … More “Striving for total harmony …”
I’m still making my way through Waldemar Seunig’s Horsemanship. I’ve been reading a lot of the old masters over the last couple of years, and I have to admit that Seunig is a bit of a slog compared to most. However, every once and I while my patient reading is rewarded with some gems – … More Seunig on walk
I think Mark Z. and his crew have created a new algorithm for Facebook – a teaching algorithm. That is certainly how it felt this past week. It started with the news about horse sports getting worse than ever. Dressage, the sport I loved, is turning into “Saddle Seat meets Western Pleasure” – hollow backs, … More Lessons from Facebook
This has been an interesting year. It did not go quite as planned – that’s life, at least for most of us (I have known a few whose lives go just as planned, or so they believe anyway). As it is customary at year end to reflect on the past year, and as this is … More 2014: Frustration and Inspiration
It’s getting ugly out there, folks! The battle for who gets to claim and define Dressage is reaching a fever pitch of rancor, leaving the horses as the only casualties.