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Breaking the mold

Contrary to what non-dressage riders think, there is a lot more to it than just riding around in circles and boring the horse into submission. It is hard to describe the levels of unison one reaches with a dressage horse. … Continue reading

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We are not teaching our kids the right things

While we are all basking in the Olympic afterglow, where Britain won both individual jumping and dressage in spectacular style, and wondering whether Parzival really was bitten by something and if maybe he was withdrawn for more sinister reasons, our … Continue reading

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I am a horsey girl, and I always will be!

Yesterday was my first, long-awaited ride of the year. Granted, it was only the 6th, but it had been exactly four weeks since last I rode. For a long-time horsaholic, like myself, trust me it is about the longest a break can … Continue reading

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Married to an Engineer…

Those who regularly read this blog will notice that I do not talk about the ” Dear Husband” an awful lot. It’s not because he isn’t big part in my life – he is. He just doesn’t like being in the spotlight … Continue reading

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There has to be a better way…

As I have mentioned, I have been working with a young horse. She has been an absolute superstar and has, without complaint, done everything I have asked of her. I, in turn, have done everything I thought necessary to keep … Continue reading

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We are not in control of our lives

I have neglected this blog for a while. I like to keep the blogging light, even attempting to make people laugh. But then I thought: this blog is after all, about life. These last few months in my life have … Continue reading

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Equine therapists

Whenever I get tetchy, my husband will not-so-subtly say: “Don’t you think you should go see your horse?” For even he, the analytical left-brain introvert understands that when I come back, my mood will have lifted, my mind will have … Continue reading

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