Tag Archives: dressage

A Saturday date with Charm

This past Saturday I took temporary leave of my senses and rode Charm in the first of Karin Bielefeld’s two annual spring dressage clinics at Willow Tree. These events are valuable because they give you practice riding with an audience … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, riding clinic, Willow Tree | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Rockin’ Riders rocks the quadrille…again

OK, I have no video, or even photos, to prove this. But we did rock our world at the horse show yesterday. We’ve tightened up our moves since early June and junked one awkward-looking sequence for something much more elegant. The … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, quadrille | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

New! Improved! 2016 Quadrille!

First, a few words about our innovative new product! The Rockin’ Riders quadrille is now in its third year. It was time to up our game a little, so our team leader (who is responsible for mainly our entire existence … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, quadrille, Reins of Life | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Chardon Valley results, and then some

  I can thank Charm for all of the above. We won in the musical freestyle quadrille class and Training Level test 3, then flamed out fifth out of five in the First Level test 2. Interesting side note–our losing … Continue reading

Posted in Chardon Valley, dressage, horses, quadrille, Willow Tree | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Slowly but surely

Charm and I are the tortoise, not the hare–but we are getting there all the same. Here we are at this past weekend’s annual 2-day dressage show at Willow Tree. And here’s our collection of weekend swag. We did quadrille … Continue reading

Posted in dressage, horses, quadrille, Willow Tree | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Reins of Life rolls around again, and so does rain

It dawned gray and wet on a Midwest Saturday. I think this was my fourth? appearance at Reins of Life in South Bend, Indiana. I’ve lost track. But they all have one thing in common: it would not be a … Continue reading

Posted in Aquabord, art, charity event, dressage, horses, mustangs, my website, Reins of Life, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Last watercolor detour for a while

  Sometime last summer I looked out the back door and saw an ephemeral layer of fog floating over the Mill Pond. I grabbed my camera and raced the hundred feet down to the dock to get as many photos … Continue reading

Posted in art, dressage, horse portrait, horses, landscape, painting techniques, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments