From Endurance to Dressage
Such a Long Week
It's not often that I am out of words, but I am. For today, anyway. So instead of a lengthy post about canter leads and leg yields, check out this funny stream of selfies that I took after our gallop in the field.
As stressful as things are right now, I promise a reveal is coming soon, I know that I am blessed to live a life that many would find enviable. It's a good life filled with simple, first world problems and ample resources to overcome them.
Even though my husband would raise a skeptical eyebrow at my efforts, I am trying my best to be patient (which is connected to the THING). If you know me personally, you know that patience is not a characteristic typically used to describe me. In fact, I know that Dante has a circle in hell reserved specifically for me and my always lurking impatience.
As I raise my glass in salute, I remind myself that this, too, shall pass.
10/6/2016 09:16:00 pm
I think we all just need a little gallop sometimes! I know my "older" horse craves a good gallop every once in a while, she'll even buck and squeal for the joy of it, comes right back, never tries to unseat me, just needs to kick it into high gear! 😊
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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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