|March 2019| Its been almost four months since we last competed in dressage. The horizontal sleet and rain wasn't exactly an encouraging first attempt back! Safe to say there was quite a few withdrawals. As dressage is my weaker phase I always feel I need to put some extra prep into practicing the tests, unfortunately [...]
This competition wasn’t our finest dressage performance by far.
Eva is not a fan of getting clipped. In short she hates being tickled so will barrel over anyone that does anything remotely tickley. A horse was getting clipped on the yard a few weeks ago and she was standing at the back of her stable having a bit of a snort at the whole [...]
I am pleased to introduce the first guest post on this blog by Mike Shortridge from Horseseller. Tips on Buying Dressage Horses If you are planning to buy a dressage horse, whether as a beginner or an experienced dressage rider, there are a number of things to take into account before you part with a [...]
It feels like its been a while since I last did a dressage test! Maybe I'm getting a head of myself. It has been two months since our last dressage and that was a rather interesting one in March. At least it did hail stone this time! I wish it did hail stone this time [...]
Originally for this month's dressage competition I had decided to sew the plaits in but did I remember to buy the stuff I need beforehand? No. At least I did remember to plait up the night before so it would be easier to just roll them up in the morning. We arrived bright and early [...]
I see myself as much more of a show jumper or even an eventer despite the fact that I haven't done a cross country course since 2012. I never really thought of myself as a dressage rider, I was in fact told off by a dressage instructor once for "riding like an eventer". However one [...]
Our highest course to date and what we have planned for March... if this snow clears!
Our dressage on Sunday went really well I am so pleased with Eva! This is our third dressage together and I signed us up for two Prelim tests (14 and 17A). I was up early in the morning to put Eva out in the field and muck out then I went back home for a [...]
On the week approaching the competition I noticed something was a little off in Evas canter. It wasn't that she was hopping lame and it wasn't even noticeable in the trot but almost like she had pulled something and was fine in trot but the canter was difficult. So I gave her a few days [...]