Category Archives: dressage

Stamina isn’t just for horses

Yesterday morning started out with icy roads and overturned cars. Fortunately I wasn’t among them, but I came close to it. My destination was a seminar on horse and rider biomechanics, presented by my trainer Karin Bielefeld. In spite of … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, riding clinic, Willow Tree | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

From Secret Agent to Pink Panther

A little notice: this embed from Facebook starts playing with sound muted. At this point I can’t change that, so you will have to turn on the sound by clicking on the little “speaker” icon in the lower right hand … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, pas de deux, Willow Tree | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Bouncing rider should have worn a Raggedy Ann costume

I’m going to cheat here with my tale of the weekend’s pas de deux. Mainly because I can’t recall ever looking so floppy as a rider–hence the rag doll reference. So except for the little movie clip at the end … Continue reading

Posted in bad riding, dressage, horses, pas de deux | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Short interruption for some swag

OK, enough about painting for a couple of minutes. I belong to two dressage GMO’s (group member organizations) and at the end of each year they give out awards for that year’s show season. So— Champion high point for Quadrille … Continue reading

Posted in awards, dressage, horses, quadrille | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Sun dance vs rain dance

If you were to look back over several years of my posts about the Reins of Life benefit dressage shows, you would notice a consistent theme having to do with rain on show days. This year threatened to be the … Continue reading

Posted in art, dressage, exhibit booth, horse portrait, horses, oil paintings, Reins of Life, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The long-awaited…2017 Rockin’ Riders Quadrille video

No, I wasn’t lazy. Even though this performance was in early July (after our rather dismal performance in June) and I promised video of it “soon”, I didn’t get the complete set of two video camera angles until a couple … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, quadrille, Willow Tree | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Charm and I love the number 5

It couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend for a horse show. Cool, dry, breezy. Overnight on Thursday it rained probably a couple of inches at the showground, but by the time we arrived on Friday evening the wonderful sand … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, quadrille | Tagged , , | 13 Comments