To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Meet Larry

We worked out a satisfactory lease with his owner, and brought Larry home this evening. Larry is an eight-year-old Danish WB/Arabian cross, and has competed through First Level dressage. But it's been awhile since he's had any regular work, and it shows.

So we have our work cut out for us, but I'm looking forward to the challenge of getting him in shape and bringing him back up to - and beyond - his previous level of training. We'll start with lunging in side reins to start building up his topline and belly muscles, and go from there. I plan to take him to some schooling shows this season, and hopefully on some horse-camping trips as well!