Category Archives: Bali

Three Days…Four jumping lessons

Last week had a few LONG days at work, so that meant I could leave a bit early on Friday, to get a lesson on Neuf, in the uncharacteristically spring-like weather. Friday’s lesson consisted of working on me being able … Continue reading

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If this is dressage-I’m out

So many options for a title. “It is always the rider”, “Well that sucked”, “Lisa Wilcox Clinic – redux”, “What a disaster”, “Sometimes you learn what not to do”… I was really looking forward to the clinic, 3 days of … Continue reading

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Dressage clinic with Lisa Wilcox-Day 1, part 2

Day 1 part 1 Since I had gotten to watch almost 2 rides before mine, I had mentally prepared myself for the likely expectations. As with many clinicians, the first day is spent on basics, usually with the clinician’s methods … Continue reading

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Horses don’t fly! Pegasuses do!

Yesterday I got a text message that a ride slot had opened up with Linda Zang over in Upperville. I had ridden with Linda once before up in Maryland and had a good ride, but the opportunity to have another … Continue reading

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Fall Morning lessons

The air is crisp, the wind leaning towards gusty, but the sun rises over the barn as I ride Bali, always my first lesson. I am working on establishing a good marching walk from the get go, focusing on bend … Continue reading

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August Update-Bali

I haven’t felt like missing sleep lately to write this summer, so it has been a while. It was lesson day at the farm! We started up at 6:50am, it was almost cold, which is unheard of in August. I … Continue reading

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June progress report

I’ve been taking my lessons before work, which means I often don’t have time to jot down my lesson notes. Today was lesson day. I always ride Bali first, then Neuf. Bali We worked on keeping her really though and … Continue reading

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