I'd intended to use my Barnmice blog to record elements of my my equestrian journey that I thought might interest, inform or 'delight' others.
Real life etc seems to be blocking much of equestrian my journey currently. So in the interests of taking a small step to start my blogging life, let me share with you a link to an article that seems to be causing an international stir in the cyber dressage community.
I came across the link this morning when catching up on the Thomas and Shana Ritter's Classical Dressage Group on Yahoo Groups. Luise Thomsen, one of the authors of the piece, is happy for the link to be circulated widely.
I'm totally committed to the classical route for training and riding dressage horses
- even at the low level I'm capable of riding at. I'm strongly opposed to rollkur based on what I've read and seen of it in use. So if sharing this link further helps others consider whether such methods are appropriate in international competition, perhaps my first blog will be of some use.