The editor's column has a really timely message ... well, for me anyway! The title of the column is, "How Good is Your Partnership?" Hey! I just blogged about that very idea last week. While the DT column was a good one, it was her closing sentence that really spoke to me. She writes, "I hope all our stories and photos this month inspire you to work with your horse toward a more harmonious partnership."
That's exactly where I feel Speedy G and I have been heading. There are days where we just don't seem to get it ... at all, but there are also days when we make a fabulous connection which can only be called, "a harmonious partnership ..." Monday's ride was like that. I had some great moments where I really felt like I was using my seat well and Speedy G was really going forward into the bit.
I guess I shouldn't be so shocked by the concept of a harmonious partnership. Isn't that what dressage is all about? Connection, relaxation, rhythm ... (we haven't yet arrived at impulsion, straightness, or collection - the top portion of the dressage pyramid of training.)
You can read about it, someone can tell you about it, but until you feel it for yourself, it just doesn't click. Well boy howdy, it's finally starting to CLICK!
In other news ... GEAHS has posted their Bakersfield May show premium here. Check it out!