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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shaky videos and small victories

When I handed my camera to Laura to take some photos recently, the sneaky thing switched to video! Actually, I'm good with that regardless of the quality of my riding or the videography, since I rarely get to see Lance going under saddle, and even more rarely get to see myself riding him. So here are all six of the short videos Laura recorded on September 29 (the video titles are self-explanatory):













This afternoon when I schooled Lance, I actually had time to ride down our lane to get the mail, and deal with anything else that might come up. The good news is that nothing came up! After a walking warm-up in the arena, I rode him up the driveway, back and forth across the black plastic Rick put down to keep the driveway clean while spreading manure, out the gate and down to the mailbox. I did dismount to get the mail since a new house is under construction nearby and the mailbox area seems to be a bit of a bugaboo. (I think Lance has felt ambushed by a vehicle coming up the hill a time or two.) I remounted and we had an uneventful walk home, where we finished up with a little trot and canter in the arena. I was very pleased with my pony!

5 comments:

Maggie said...

I don't know anything about dressage but I enjoyed your videos. Lance is so beautiful!

Laura said...

I actually set it to video on purpose and everything. It's so much more informative than stills. Glad you had an uneventful ride to the mailbox!

thecrazysheeplady said...

He looks great!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Lori Skoog said...

You and Lance sure are looking terrific!