Category Archives: Billy’s progress

Cheatin’ Bill gets honest

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything new to say about Billy. Probably not since he picked up a couple of blues at Intro level in the Willow Tree Dressage Show last July. My trainer Karin and I have … Continue reading

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My first dressage show–as a competitor, not a vendor!

About 4 or 5 years ago I was thinking about showing Billy, then I lost my trainer (barn politics at work here). Started up with another trainer, and then Billy fell apart. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, … Continue reading

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Damn horse…!

Mr. Bill managed to entangle himself with another horse today and now he’s limping around like an old man. This was a major insult, considering that today we had a great lesson with Karin and Billy was solid as a … Continue reading

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Billy contemplates Mr. Universe

The top photo is Billy from about 10 months ago; the bottom one is yesterday. I really am astounded at how he has filled out, bulked up and pretty much straightened out his frame. All due to careful coaching and … Continue reading

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A few words about Billy

I had another really nice ride on Billy tonight. He did a beautiful collected then lengthened trot combination for me and seamlessly navigated between the two modes, keeping himself “through” the whole time. We just floated around the ring a … Continue reading

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Next up, Billy and his harem

Our two friends Gunny and Rosie are finally complete. I don’t know what their actual accommodations are (especially in winter!) but they both look quite happy here in an autumn-setting pasture. Will see if I can get the painting delivered … Continue reading

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Wonder Horse

I rode my Billy again this week, after a couple of weeks off, and this horse continues to amaze me. Usually when I first get on, his trot is short, choppy and a little lopsided. Not this time. He trotted … Continue reading

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