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Dressage test video

Dressage test video

Thanks to No Hour Wasted‘s mad video skillz, I have a video of Gina’s lovely dressage test. What is my right hand doing? How can I make it look like I don’t have T-Rex arms? Do you think the judge liked my neon orange fleece…

Gallery Farm combined test recap

Gallery Farm combined test recap

I know, I know, show recap posts are really only exciting for the person who’s writing them. But I wanted to let y’all know that a) Gina didn’t kill me and b) it went pretty well. My ride times were pretty reasonable, with dressage at…

What have I done?

What have I done?

I’ve officially entered myself and Baby Fred (proudly entered under her Jockey Club name of Expect Freedom) in a combined test at Gallery Farm next weekend. 
We’re entered in the Green as Grass division, where the dressage test is Intro B and the maximum XC height is 18″. I’m confident that Freddie will be just fine if I can keep myself from getting very nervous. It’s been years since I actually competed in any kind of show, and I’ll be riding a super greenie! 
Fred’s had a great week of work though, with a pretty calm trail ride, more cantering without bucking, and even a little baby cross-country jump. This show seems like the perfect, low-key opportunity to make a debut. 
Great Plains Dressage Show

Great Plains Dressage Show

On Saturday, I accompanied Richal, her sister H., and Audrey to a recognized dressage show hosted by the Great Plains Chapter of the Oklahoma Dressage Society. Richal and her sister were competed; Audrey and I were acting as grooms. It was a fun time, especially…

How much is too much?

How much is too much?

Friday, I met up with the super nice, super fun author of No Hour Wasted. We had lunch, and chatted about all kinds of things: the horse scene in Tulsa, our dorky significant others, dressage biddies. I am always so thrilled to make new horse friends,…