Dressage: Just Like Life

We had a riding club dressage competition (unlike the last time, it was not one day event-style, so there was no jumping) and once again, I learned more than the test. I felt confident that I knew what I was doing, as regards having memorised the thing; I was not 100% convinced that the final …

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All King Edward’s Horses…

I knew there were loads of different ways to remember your letters in the dressage arena, but Chronicle Of The Horse have outdone themselves with their comprehensive list. I'm not at the level that requires Vs and Ss and Rs and Ps, and I'll probably stick with my own favourite for obvious reasons, but I …

A Competition Is Not 100% About The Competition

I've competed before, up the yard, but never with my white jodhs on. The addition of them, for the first riding club competition of the year, seemed to make a huge difference to my attitude. Previously, I had simply rocked up in my usual whatever, but the degree of planning required to ferry the white …