Monthly Archives: June 2011

PVDA Ride for Life 2011 show report

Last year, I went to this show and it was ok, HOT and humid and had 2 blowouts within 5 miles of each other on the DC Beltway. This year, the weather was lovely. My bad tire Karma continues. The … Continue reading

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Pictures from the clinic and show!

The upside to having a friend who is a great amateur photographer is lots of pictures. There is no real downside, but sometimes, he does something crazy like go on a long vacation, then has tons of pictures from his … Continue reading

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Yoga – dressage – and the language of teaching

In addition to riding a lot, I also practice a bit of yoga. A few years ago, I practiced a lot of yoga to the point of taking a pretty intensive yoga teacher training course. I taught a bit in … Continue reading

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Excellent clinic ride today

I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately in my riding, the dressage side of things. I’d been making pretty good progress for a while but seem to have hit a plateau. Plateaus are not the worst thing ever, but after … Continue reading

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Sometimes it goes badly, and that is good

Tonight I went to Overlook Farm for a ticketed round of jumping a course of jumps. A bit over a week ago I had a fantastic set of lessons there with Brian Murphy, and was feeling pretty good. I was … Continue reading

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Foxchase Hunter Show Report

Last weekend I took Tanq to a VHSA Associate Hunter show. In this area the local shows are pretty nice, and have nice jumps, lots of nice horses, etc. This one was at Foxchase Farm in Middleburg, VA. They have … Continue reading

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Serious blog backlog! Dressage show report & Video!

Last I posted, I was heading to my first dressage show of the season on Bali. She was good, but (as usual) I did not ask for enough. Both rides were respectable, but I need to insist upon more collection … Continue reading

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