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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


In case you weren't following along in the comments of my last post, the first browband pictured first garnered the most votes – but the auction ended before I acted. I thought someone exercised the "Buy It Now" option, but yesterday I saw it relisted, so perhaps the auction just timed out. ANYway, it was relisted at 2/3rds the price – such a deal! – so I snatched it up immediately. Hopefully it will be long enough; it is an inch shorter than the browband on our schooling bridle, but an inch longer than the ones that are too snug. I'm anxious to see how it looks on my big red goober (shown below with the little red goober, Ollie); you know I'll show you, too!

I'm also anxious to see how the State Fair photos turned out. The show photographer has finally put up pages for the various days, which means the photos should soon follow. Until then, here are a couple photos I took at the fair for friends Laura and Debbie:

Laura owns the lovely Tang, a Belgian/QH cross, and Debbie just brought home Yakima (Baby Girl), a three-year-old Percheron she purchased from a Holsteiner breeder after she was used as a recipient mare.

You know what they say: Ride a draft; it makes your rump look small! ;-)


A :-) said...

What is a recipient mare?

Michelle said...

It is the mare that carries the embryo to term from another breeding – the equine version of a surrogate mother.