Tag Archives: Heather Blitz

Shakespeare and riding instructors

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” –Wm. Shakespeare Three days ago, I stopped at the barn to handle my new horse, Alydar, Afterwards, I stopped to watch Cher long reining Miko, a Friesian/QH mare. At least I … Continue reading

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Not quite Grand Prix material

Today I competed in my first ever horse show. I’ve seen plenty of them, but never had I ever been in one. So it was with a thrill of pride that I pinned a card with my number: 3 onto … Continue reading

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OCD means Obsessive-Compulsive Dressage

My friend, Steffie, has been riding dressage for several years. Ten years ago, when she put me on her Dutch Warmblood mare in a dressage saddle, I liked it immediately. I’d ridden in other styles of saddle: jumping, English, western, … Continue reading

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Transporter Interruptus, or Why I Can’t Ride Like Heather.

I’ve discovered why I don’t ride as well as I wish, no matter how hard I try. I’ve been told on a few occasions that I have the ‘ideal’ conformation for a rider. I have a relatively short torso and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trainers

The mark of a good teacher is seen in the success and advancement of his student. That would only make sense, correct? Alas, not in this country. No, teachers don’t teach. They bristle (and strike) when the people who pay … Continue reading

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