Category Archives: Sparkle

Peeling the onion on Consistent Contact

Recently, I had a few lessons where I was really working on consistent contact on Bali, my third level horse, then Chip, JJ Tate’s grand prix schoolmaster. These were great lessons, I am starting to really hone in on how … Continue reading

Posted in Bali, Neuf, Riding, Sparkle | 2 Comments

Bali, Sparkle, Neuf, Upperville & mowing

It was a busy day! I started out by finishing up some laundry, there had been a backlog, and I am terrible at sorting the laundry, but if Pat sorts for me, I find it easy to just stop at … Continue reading

Posted in Bali, Neuf, Riding, Sparkle | Tagged | Leave a comment

It’s been a long time…Sparkle lesson!

I haven’t taken Little Miss Sparkle to a lesson in a LONG time.  Possibly a year.  Bali & Tanq get all the love, but today, Bali was getting her massage, and I decided to take Sparkle.  James had never seen … Continue reading

Posted in Riding, Sparkle | 1 Comment

A lovely fall day for riding

Today was just a lovely day for riding. After taking down the dressage ring in one pasture, it was time to ride. First up was Tanq. We started out in the ring, did some nice walk, trot and canter, a … Continue reading

Posted in Bali, Riding, Sparkle, Tanqueray | 1 Comment

BLM report and a few lessons

I’m a smidge overdue on a post. The first thing, Sparkle’s joint injections seem to have worked! Yay! She went, she was sound, she was awesome and everyone loves her…but the judges. Poor thing, a Dressage pony at heart, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bali, Clinic Report, Riding, Sparkle | 1 Comment

A beachcomber and joint injections…

Busy week. I had to take Chris back to UVA on Tuesday, which meant moving my lesson to Thursday. Then, Allie had banged her stifle getting into the trailer and was lame, I tried to ride Sparkle instead, and she … Continue reading

Posted in Bali, Sparkle | Leave a comment

Whoops-forgot the walk pirouette

Tonight, I took Sparkle to my lesson. I don’t think Lauren has seen her in at least 2 months, I always take Bali and Tanq. I’ve got Sparkle entered into 2nd level classes, so we needed to run through the … Continue reading

Posted in Riding, Sparkle | Leave a comment