View Full Version : A Great Story About a Difficult Dressage Horse

Oct. 4, 2010, 12:10 AM
Enjoy :)

Oct. 4, 2010, 12:17 PM
Thanks, I did enjoy that. In particular the pictures with dressage horses in brown tack and no saddle pads; shocking!

Oct. 6, 2010, 10:00 PM
What a wonderful story! Thanks so much!

Oct. 6, 2010, 10:22 PM
Really enjoyable!

Oct. 6, 2010, 10:53 PM
Isn't it cool? I actually had two horses I would do that with at championships. Not before rides, but there is a racetrack there, so we would always go for a nice gallop to get off steam. My ADHD child (horse) REALLY just needed to go run fast, a lot. Another one just loved it.

Oct. 6, 2010, 11:09 PM
My mare is one who also benefits from a good canter, preferably at some speed. She doesn't really have a nice trot until she's cantered a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiEOgha3HL8 shows her at her best, last winter. She's recovering from suspensory surgery and we're looking forward to the day we can do this again!

Oct. 6, 2010, 11:53 PM
Some horses with a lot of blood respond well to a pipe opener! Love historical highlights. Once of my very good friends is Paul Weir's neice and I've visited her in Elgg...so it is interesting to read his name.