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    Default My Olympic "Victory"

    Back in the early days of these Olympics I was talking with a nonhorsey friend about my disappointment in not being able to watch any of the three-day competitions on TV or my computer.
    Friend asked me about the different equestrian competitions, and made a pretty good stab at pronouncing the word "dressage." She has seen the "Royal Lipizzan Stallions" so we talked about that and about competitive dressage.
    A couple of days later, I suggested she search youtube for "dressage," "grand prix dressage" and one my favorites, "camel dressage." As well as the NBC videos if she could access them.
    The next time I saw her she thanked me so much for telling her about those videos. She told me how beautiful the horses were, and the dressage itself--and she loved the camel!
    I told a horsey friend I felt I had won a "convert"!
    It just was so wonderful to share something I love with someone and hear them tell me they were so glad I did, that they loved it.
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    That is great! You either have the bug or you don't, but sometimes it manifests itself later in life. Maybe suggest riding lessons next.



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    Good suggestion, mayhew.

    I have in the past invited her out to the barn where maybe we could have put her up on a horse ... didn't think of lessons, but that would be the best route for her if she's interested.

    Maybe once the weather cools off we will get her out there.
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