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How Do We Define/Measure Success?
At every show, I am asked “How did it go?” I usually give a general answer. Why? Because that is a loaded question that covers so much ground. I started to title this blog: what’s in a score? In many … Continue reading
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The Art of letting go
As I’ve come to the end of another Regional Championship, I want to reflect on why I keeping getting up and riding every day. I Love horses. I’m passionate about them. They bring me much joy. In the past though … Continue reading
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How Was Your Show?
Overheard at the show this weekend: rider 1 “how was your ride” rider 2 “well I thought it was better but the judge didn’t think so”. I think all of us have either lived this or know someone who has. … Continue reading
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It’s Been A Long Time Coming
So, it goes, the last time I posted on this page was after the USDF Dressage Nationals in 2017. I was quite frankly despondent. Fourteen months later I feel like I have something to say. While I’ve had highs and … Continue reading
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On my way home today from the 2017 Dressage Nationals I beheld a rainbow. At first, I didn’t know it was a rainbow. My first impression was a shaft of rather red light in front of me. It was very … Continue reading
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Striving for Excellence
I’m writing this post after riding and listening to Conrad Schumacher teach over the past 3 days. I believe this is my 5th clinic with the German Master. My preference is to ride with the same clinicians over and over again. It … Continue reading
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Lessons From Wellington
If it is January, you can bet 2 things are going to happen in my life. One is that I will be attending the FEI Trainer’s Conference held at the lovely Mary Anne McPhail’s Farm located in Loxahatchee, Florida. The … Continue reading
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In the Ribbons
In the Ribbons It is now December. Dressage Nationals was held last month. What took me so long to post about the experience? In a nutshell; I came in 11th. Not once but twice. What does coming in 11th at … Continue reading
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The 2016 Region 9 Dressage Championships are complete. Winterfair and I ended up 3rd in 3 out of 4 classes. There have been times in my life that I liked the color yellow. This past week yellow was once again my … Continue reading
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