Month: October 2015

Committing to dressage

Committing to dressage

One of the clinicians for GCD’s junior rider camp offered to teach private and semi-private lessons Friday morning before the camp got underway. Because I’ve been spending far too much time with dressage people, I signed myself up for a semi-private lesson with a friend.…

Product Review: Horze Grand Prix breeches

Product Review: Horze Grand Prix breeches

I’ve done some serious upgrading on my breech wardrobe in the last year. I’ve tried Kerrits, Montar, and SmartPak’s Piper line, but the best breech I’ve acquired is Horze’s Grand Prix knee patch breech. They’re the most durable and most comfortable breech I’ve ever owned.…

Two-Pointober Update

Two-Pointober Update

twopointober

Adhering to my plan for two point improvement, I hopped on Gina Sunday while Johnny worked on trotting with Moe. I clocked in at 6:36, a 2:30 improvement from last Tuesday’s time! It was possibly the most boring six and a half minutes I’ve ever had; cantering endless loops around the outdoor arena is much less exciting than cantering around the hay meadow!

Johnny rocking the Tailored Sportsmans, paddock boots, and crew socks.

I’ve had to amend my plan just a little bit; two-pointing in the morning and jogging in the evening isn’t working very well. I also won’t be able to ride this Sunday, since both horses are attending Junior Camp with lesson kids. For this week at least, I’ll get practice in on Wednesday; I’d practice on Friday, too, but Moe and I are signed up for a dressage clinic. I have a feeling there won’t be a lot of two-point going on there…

At any rate, I’m enthusiastic about my progress and determined to fit in practice wherever I can!

Why I volunteer

Why I volunteer

I’m on the board of Green Country Dressage, which is a chapter of the USDF Group Member Organization Oklahoma Dressage Society. I’m the membership chair; I’m certain I was elected to this post because I’m generally friendly and pleasant, I know how to use the internet…

Friday Five

Friday Five

I’m excited for the weekend, y’all: I have a haircut scheduled for tomorrow morning. I’ve had exactly one haircut this year, and for a few years before that, I cut my own hair. The thought of going to a salon is almost too luxurious for…