Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lightness

I am heartened to say there is much talk on Enlightened Equitation of a plan to run baroque style online dressage tests. The idea of tests where lightness and artistry will be blended with correct gymnastic work quite excites me. I'm still saddened to read of folks 'holding' their horse together, driving aids and other things that are a complete anathema to me but perhaps if more of the good stuff is out there it will inspire others. I know I shall be working on my moves once this damned weather clears! No rain for months and then the annual rainfall in one month, or so it seems.
Today the boys came in and were happily munching on hay to the sound of rain hammering on the roof. They all had a brush and massage and Chapsi did some work on the yard; asking him to be more aware of my space, I didn't use 'click and treat' but 'good and scratch' (for those who fear treat giving it's a viable alternative), we had a few magic moments. Tomorrow the sun will shine!


6 comments:

Di said...

"Tomorrow the sun will shine!"
And so it did!! LOL

I like the idea too of baroque style tests. Will I have to get a baroque horse too?

trudi said...

No! You have a perfectly beautiful mahoosive WB who will do very well in Baroque tests because you've trained him so nicely :)

Di said...

Hehe, you are so kind! :-)

Helen Barnes said...

Will be interested to see those tests. I hope it goes ahead......

Sarah said...

Me too and I'll almost certainly have a go, although it's a bit scary because everyone on EE seems very advanced.

trudi said...

Not at all Sarah, all sorts of abilities.