I apologise in advance for the almost complete absence of photos. I plead Internet issues. Now on to the post… I promise that I don’t refuse to compete any horse that isn’t grey. I rode a spotty palomino one at shows once, see? Still, it is kind of hilarious that I have to compete four […]Read More Horses That Aren’t Grey
It’s so easy to feel completely stuck in a rut with Magic. Easy to look at how far we have to go instead of how far we’ve already come. To see how much more he can physically do, instead of how much he’s emotionally grown. But these two pictures really struck me. The top one […]Read More Canter Progression Snaps
Nobody likes that person that’s constantly selling their horse and buying a new one, only to repeat the whole experience a few weeks later. But nobody likes the newbie on the psychotic young horse who is constantly endangering both herself and everyone around her, either. Whispered conversations in the tack room – or, more realistically, […]Read More For Better or Worse?
Bear with me, guys. At some point I will finish catching up on all the shows and you can hear about horses that aren’t grey. The latest expedition was to a big venue up in Kyalami that holds frequent and very handy training shows. I rode the adorable Reed there last November, so I knew […]Read More Sunlands Training Dressage
Photos by Monica Delport Last Sunday we towed Magic and Vastrap off to a show; Magic’s third, Vastrap’s first – as far as I know. Both had loaded fine; Magic did need Dad to stand behind him, but Vastrap pretty much loaded himself. The little dude sure learns quickly when carrots are involved. As expected, […]Read More Penbritte Training Show
Sunday the 24th dawned cold. There was one of those wispy, peachy sunrises that you only get in autumn, with a sky so pink it would be sickening if it wasn’t so pure and real and beautiful. The sun wasn’t up yet and I didn’t even want to know how cold it was. My fingers […]Read More Springs Horse Trials One-Day