Still here…

…and trying not to fall back into silence.

I’m currently trying to figure out this half-pass lark so I can get a bit of consistency with it. I remember from Tansy’s days of doing proper dressage that it’s basically shoulder-in while you ride across the diagonal so this is what I was trying yesterday, with varying success.  I videoed a couple of minutes so I could see what was going on – the success was so (ahem) ‘varied’ that I’m not going to share it anywhere, but here’s the most flattering screen grab I could pick out.

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(I only managed to video two minutes because the camera kept blowing over.  We have a Mistral blowing at the moment.)

I’m toying with the idea of doing a couple of interdressage tests this month.  Today is Flurry’s turn to be ridden, once I’ve chipped the mud off him.  I might try a few movements from the tests I’m considering, Intermediate 7 or Baroque Fundamental Walk/Trot/Canter 4.  Here’s the list of movements in each :

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Intermediate 7. Collected trot will be a challenge.

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Baroque Fundamental 4

Last Sunday I was entered in an Equifeel competition with Aero, but I have to confess that I wimped out.  It was cold and rainy and – yeah, I wimped out.  We’re entered for another one next Sunday.  Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us.

Right, where’s my dust mask? Off to groom Flurry…

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