Tag Archives: dressage

Stallions aren’t just fancy geldings

I’ve met several stallions. Most of the stallions I’ve had anything to do with was while I was massaging one or walking them after a race. I worked at a Quarter Horse breeding farm and often was in the breeding … Continue reading

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When the professionals cheat

This past weekend, I volunteered at a 2nd level dressage show. I’ve done this before. Last year a TD (technical delegate, a person officially designated by the USDF and USEF, to know and enforce all the rules and regulations at … Continue reading

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The amazing feeling of oneness

I’ve been riding Raven for over  a year. Most of it’s been bareback. I like bareback. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy-the only thing I have to clean up after a ride is my breeches. Riding bareback means I’m warm while … Continue reading

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Eventers vs Dressage, part 1

Two days ago, Sue and I packaged Raven up for the two hour trip to our trainer. Packaging a dressage horse for transport is not a simple task. First you must know what sort of venue it is you are … Continue reading

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My Splendid Summer

I’ve not written lately. We have had the most splendid summer, and I spent most of it outdoors. We had warm, dry weather from June. This is unheard of in Washington State. We routinely wear heavy rain jackets to watch … Continue reading

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Which is worse…Rebel or Rae?

Rae is the manager (well, the distaff half of the team) of the stable I hang around. She’s a bit odd. At times, she’ll completely ignore me. I don’t care, in fact, I’d rather she ignored me than ‘advise’ me.  … Continue reading

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The secrets we keep

We horsemen all have secrets. They are usually of two types-personal secrets, such as “I’m afraid to trail ride” or “I don’t really like my horse but can’t bring myself to admit it out loud because I’ve put in thousands … Continue reading

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