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 worked with a lovely horse today. She was a large bay mare with soft eyes and a relaxed manner. She moved around me deftly, always keeping an ear turned in my direction, watching my movements and waiting for the next cue. It was a pleasure to watch her shifting balance as I asked for transitions or … More Whose horse is that?
A wise old horseman once told me that geldings settled at seven years of age, and mares at eleven (stallions were not mentioned). I always accepted this as just a general comment that geldings settled sooner than mares, not really thinking those actual ages were serious. However, after the events of this week, perhaps it’s … More Transformation or just transitory?
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 …”
On the occasions that I help my mother get Coffee ready, I find myself thinking of the horse I met two and a half years ago. I suspect that his breeder and trainer would be very disappointed to see what he’s become. Yet, for me the transition makes me smile. A recent interaction left me … More A Tale of Two Coffees
I previously shared video of Pedro Torres and the stallion Oxidado doing Working Equitation. Their partnership, to me, is obvious and inspiring. Recently I ran across an interview with Pedro, where he talked about his inspirations and philosophies. Within the interview was a passage that particularly resonated with me, where he explained a bit about how his partnership with Oxidado developed.