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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2 thoughts on “Still here…

    • Looking at the photo of his bum trailing, that makes sense. Although two of my friends on my FB page are politely disagreeing on this! The only thing to do is try it and see. Expect another grainy video screen grab next week!

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