Category Archives: This Week in Dressage

And Suddenly There Was Shoulder-In

By the end of last week, it was beginning to feel like things were starting to come together with Thunny and I. And by that I mean that the spastic chicken had finally developed the ability to let go of … Continue reading

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Equivest Show and More

Y’all. My God? He’s amazing. Every time I enter a dressage show I feel vaguely guilty about spending time and money on something that isn’t expressly helping other people. I know, intellectually, that God wouldn’t have sent me Faith, or … Continue reading

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CHG Leg 7

The last leg of the CHG Series was two days before Thunder’s seventh birthday. I had to leave Arwen at home because she was still unfit and not quite sound after a bit of a dodgy trim, so it was … Continue reading

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This Week in Dressage: Reviewing Basics

Considering our continued success at Prelim, and the fact that he’s cruising through all of the Prelim work, we’ve started to play tentatively with movements from Novice. But. The idea of moving up stresses me out a lot more on … Continue reading

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This Week in Dressage: Halts Revisited, Working Canter

After last week spent packing a beginner around at pony camp and the training show, it was time to put Thunder back to work. He was so good with his beginner – bombproof really, although he did trot up to … Continue reading

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This Week in Dressage: Walk to Canter

Trot-canter and walk-canter transitions have long been weak points for us. Mostly because I never developed the canter quality early on, and never prepared or rode the transitions in balance and self-carriage right at the start. I learned to see … Continue reading

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