Transitions, transitions, transitions

Transitions, transitions, transitions

If location is key to real estate success, then the most useful training exercises available to every rider are transitions, transitions, transitions. I know I’ve written about transitions before, but I’ve been working with Zelda this spring, getting her back in shape, working on her balance and asking her to work more sharply off my […]

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A guide to dressage

Here’s a guide to dressage as only Eddie Izzard can describe it! If you haven’t come across this talented comedian before, you are in for a treat.

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William Fox-Pitt & Chilli Morning in the lead at Rolex

After the second day of dressage, William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning are currently in the lead. Andrew Nicholson is in second place on Quimbo and in 3rd place on Calico Joe! Take a look at Fox-Pitt’s ride on Chilli Morning. As reported in Eventing Nation, he says: He’s a rare horse in that he’s at […]

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The Colbert Report Sport of the Summer? Dressage!

I may be the last equestrian enthusiast around to have seen this video of Stephen Colbert’s commentary on dressage, but just in case you, like me, have been living under a rock, you must watch the clip. It is that funny. Not since Monty Python did their skit on men doing dressage has the sport […]

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Adjusting the ubiquitous flash noseband correctly

It seems to me like it’s almost impossible to buy a bridle without a flash attachment any more, especially a dressage bridle. I guess I’m dating myself, because I have a clear memory of when the opposite was true: the flash was a piece of equipment you added if it were needed, but most horses […]

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From the racetrack to the dressage ring!

Here’s an amazing example of an OTTB who has found his true calling as a dressage horse. The video was taken at the 2011 PVDA Ride for Life “Dancing Horse Challenge” evening performance to benefit the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Center. What a wonderful freestyle performance that captures his past and his present accomplishments. Of […]

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