Category Archives: Lesson Notes

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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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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April Updates

The inevitable happened April 5. I came off Neuf. He spooked at C and bolted, bucking down the long wide of the arena. Around K, I was not recovering, so I kicked free and pushed off the right side. I … Continue reading

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Just Ridin’ in the Rain…

I had lessons today!!! I LOVE my lessons. The weather was above freezing, but it was raining. But that’s ok, I had lessons! I have not completely forgotten how to ride, I’ve just lost a few of the finer points…but … Continue reading

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North Carolina New Year’s Lessons

I have become fond of starting out my New Year of riding with vacations. It all started in 2006 with a riding vacation in Amsterdam, and then in 2007 and 2008, a trip to ride with friends at Denny Emerson’s … Continue reading

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The Third Dimension – Part 2

Now that I had this little epiphany that I had been neglecting to notice where the roll was, I have tons more things to notice. Hopefully I’m increasing my perception of what is happening, and in turn, I hope I … Continue reading

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