Hi, I just read your comment on amateur dressage, about the diagonals. I thought I would tell you how I learned it. The most basic thing is you have to be moving your body upwards when the leg on the outside is moving forward, your can tell if your doing this by looking at the outside shoulder. If you are not and you need to switch sit for two bumps and then go up again. I found this very affective for me so I hope it helps you to.
I have a question for you now, actually. I'm really trying to get into competitive trail riding with my Thoroughbred who absoluetly LOVE trails and stuff. We're signed up for a ride in November which will be our first but is there anything I really should know?
Hi Tracey--well, I am not in Texas anymore but I did live there for 30 years (College Station); I now live in Walnut Creek, California (about 30 miles east of San Francisco). I still have my farm in Texas though!
Hi Tracey, If you search Carol H in "Find" (very top of left home page column) you can read what she does. She looks like she is wearing a numbered vest - just like you!
There is also someone here who does orienteering and who has trained with a fellow to do horse search and rescue, using the horses to pick up scents. - Who knew?!
I just caught your comments (& invite) re endurance ... thanks. I don't get to Barnmice (or anywhere else) much at the moment - its spring here and my horse related stuff is pretty full on.
Its just turned cold here today and I have one newly arrived & now grumpy stallion waiting for his 'dinner' so I can't stay online for long. Anyway, thanks again for the invite and sorry to see its not just an Aussie thing & that you also have people who haven't worked out just how great Arabians can be ... I still reckon they are the original (& best) All Terrain Vehicle.
better go ...
stay well and ride safe.