Time, energy, and inspiration have been in short supply; but I cannot let this day pass without acknowledging an important anniversary. Two years ago, on this date and time, I had just settled my “Christmas colt” into his new home. His name was Inigo then, but I knew that name would not last. It would … More Two years ago today …
It’s been a slog of a week, trying to get things in order at work – no time left for writing or riding! But, I have some days off coming up to make up for it. In the meantime, here is something just for fun. You may have already seen them – videos of a … More Cavaletti on steroids!
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.
Today I’m sharing something beautiful to watch. Edit Kappel is a trainer at the Hungarian National Stud, working with Hungarian Lipizzaner horses. These have been developed largely separate from the Lipizzaner lines used at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. I lived for several months in Hungary (material for another day), and personally found these horses a more … More Horse play!
There was a recent online poll to identify the “best Dressage horse in history”. I was disappointed in the narrow list they chose, going only as far back as Granat and Ahlerich. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the winner was a horse from a time before the sport went off the rails – Kyra … More Inspiration: Kyra and Matador
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 deux (pair ride). If you have not tried this, or quadrille, believe me that it is … More Video From When Dressage Was Fun