From Endurance to Dressage
As Friday at 1:20 p.m, I am a free woman for two whole weeks! I know I get a lot more vacation time than the average girl, but I work awfully long hours so the time off is most appreciated.
We're going to the cabin this morning so you won't here from me until Monday. I am sure we'll all be grateful for a day of blogging silence.
As an added note, I didn't ride all week until last night. I never give my boys extended time off except for when we travel. Other than that, I expect them to work for me at least 3 - 4 days each week. I don't work them much more than 30 - 45 minutes, and sometimes it's only 20, so I figure I am not killing anyone.
After such a mentally challenging weekend (the clinic with Christian Schacht), I needed a few days off. I don't think horses sit and ponder their work load, but I imagine they appreciated just standing around and resting. Both boys got turned out and checked over carefully, but other than that, nothing.
Friday's rides were vey interesting, and I plan to write about them on Monday. Until then, have a great 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
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Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
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2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
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