From Endurance to Dressage
With Speedy's hoof still healing, and man is it growing quickly, he doesn't get to do much lately. This is a problem because Speedy really loves to hang out with me. It doesn't matter if it's a quick trail ride, being groomed, or going to a show. The dude wants my attention.
To help him feel like he still has a job, I've been letting him hang out in the yard while I put away tack and clean up for the day. Speedy likes me so much though that he always figures out where I am.
Here's what those "free play" afternoons usually look like ...
Arabs are well known for their capacity to connect with their humans. While it's always a blessing, there's a bit of a curse to it as well. Good thing he can't follow me into the house, or I'd have no privacy!
Enjoy your weekend!
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: