From Endurance to Dressage
Really Random Thursday
(I know it's making the rounds on Facebook - I saw it over the weekend, but I still think it's funny!)
Not even remotely dressage related, but funny! I guess if you try really hard, you can find some kind of dressage application. Now That's a Trot pointed out that baling twine was missing and added a third category: Should it Move a Little?. And in the truth, the fix it right now! tools are a triad: duct tape, WD-40, and baling twine. I can honestly say that all three of these have been used in the last week at my own barn.
And another one ... Well thank goodness someone figured out that I DO work out! RM, our barn owner, spent the better part of her weekend spreading several large truckloads of dirt around her property. Shoveling is on the list, but where is extreme shoveling? There is very little regular shoveling around a barn!
Post published edit: Thanks to Mary for the great video down below, "Who needs the Gym?"
11/9/2011 09:34:53 pm
I find this list very incomplete... What about walking, carrying a 50lb bag of grain? Or pushing a 300lb wheelbarrow of stuff? Trimming four hooves? Pacing back and forth while waiting for the shipper/vet/farrier? Impromptu dance parties while waiting for the same? (No? Is that just me?) Do all the contortions we pull while body clipping count as yoga?
11/10/2011 08:50:20 am
Now That's a Trot! - I completely agree. A friend shared a YouTube video that I just added. You should check it out - very cute!
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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.
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