Greetings from beautiful Lexington, Kentucky! I’m having a fun week at US Dressage Finals, and I’m looking forward to seeing a few equestrian bloggers this weekend. Here’s what’s on my radar this week.
I haven’t taken an in-depth look at these, but a quick glance at Novice A and Novice B revealed the presence of a trot serpentine and a stretchy trot circle. I don’t relish performing any kind of serpentine in a 20 x 40 arena, but it’s fun to see USEA incorporating something other than a circle into the test.
Most of work’s nice dressage stuff lives on the dressage trailer; the store doesn’t serve a market that’s interested in $500 dressage coats, so it doesn’t make sense for us to stock it. This week, I’ve had my grubby little hands all over the fun stuff. I’m currently obsessed with the Pikeur Saphira coat in chocolate brown. The fabric is so stretchy and lightweight, the cut is slimming, it has a zipper under the buttons, and a fun amount of bling. How do we think a brown coat would look on a bay horse? I’m totally into brown on chestnuts, but on the fence about bay.
THREE Foxhunting 101 clinic
The hunt I’m a member of is hosting a Foxhunting 101 clinic next month, and I’ve been asked to talk about attire for formal and informal seasons. I’m really excited! What do you want to know about hunting attire? Or, what do you want to know about hunting in general? The organizers are still developing content for the clinic, so I’ll pass along your suggestions!
I thought this was an interesting read. Candy has hoof flares on her hind feet; I’ve got a great farrier, but it’s nice to read for myself about what’s going on back there.
What the what! I’m interested to see how this pans out, but what a shame.
What have you been checking out this week?