Love this article from Horse Nation–8 Movements that aren’t in the new FEI dressage tests, but should be ! I have personally executed several of these movements in the dressage ring.
Not the one to the left, thank goodness, but for sure the Spook at Judge, Buck You, and the Snob.
What about you?
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Thanks for sharing this!!! Adds a bit of levity to the such-a-serious sport!
My mare executed the Hi-Ho Silver beautifully at liberty several times this year. Thankfully only once under saddle. You can read about the terrifying-yet-hilarious-in-hindsight spectacle here: http://capitalcowgirl.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/2-signs-you-shouldnt-ride-what-happens-when-you-ignore-them/
Thanks for sharing your post! You are right. Sometimes it is best to listen to that inner voice that tells us not to ride. Especially on the days when you feel rushed.
Exactly. Let’s all hope we have less of those moves in the New Year!
I’ve seen some sights while volunteering. One horse without fail would trot up from A rear spot on at X then carry on to C.