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2012-02-15

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I am just someone who has started a new path in life and am on my journey right now. Life is too short to waste it. It should be filled with people, subjects, causes and such that you are passionate about. I am trying to accomplish that.
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This is a blog about my life with horses. The progression we make, the things I learn from them. And.. as I live in one of the leading dressage countries, a little about the dressage and equestrian world.. in general.

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Other Tags: Equestrian, Dressage, Horse, Jumping, Equine

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  • Warming up deep
    on Jul 7, 2013 in Dressage My Horses
    I am just a serious amateur. I ride only 1 to 2 horses a day, do not compete at the moment, and due to lack of funds have not been training with a trainer regularly lately. I am very aware of all the things I do not know yet, of all the different sub...
  • Horse meat, would you eat it?
    on May 18, 2013 in Horses Life
    I have been horse crazy ever since I can remember. When I turned six I was finally allowed to take pony riding lessons. In my early teens I saw a documentary on horse slaughter. I still have the images tattooed in my memory. Horses tight  to each...
  • Queens Day and Pony Games
    on Apr 30, 2013 in Horses Life
    One of the best days of the year, almost better than Christmas and birthdays used to be Queens day. Queens day was special when I was young. All the pony clubs and riding schools from the area came to the soccer fields and we had great silly compe...
  • Horses are not moving ….
    on Apr 1, 2013 in For Sale Horses Luxury Sale
    Well that is sort of silly. But maybe I got your attention. Horse sales seem to be very slow. I know of all these great beautiful horses that are for sale at much lower prices they would have cost several years ago or even last year. This recession k...
  • Code of Conduct for boarding stables
    on Mar 22, 2013 in Horses Barn
    Before you think I am at a horrible stable, I am not, I enjoy my stable. This is about shared stories and past experiences. Boarding your horse is an expensive monthly cost, which we all gladly do. And I gladly give up holidays, luxuries and all that...
  • Great Help from Hanna Broms
    on Mar 16, 2013 in Equestrian Art
    Just wanted to thank Hanna Broms, photographer and creative director at eventing photo and worldpress enthusiast, to help me get my site back up. I had given up all hope. Thank you Hanna. I don’t know you that long or well, but I really appreci...
  • Great help from Hanna Broms of Eventing Photo
    on Mar 16, 2013 in Life
    Just wanted to thank Hanna Broms, photographer and creative director at eventing photo and worldpress enthusiast, to help me get my site back up. I had given up all hope. Thank you Hanna. I don’t know you that long or well, but I really appreci...
  • My Training Plan for Beau and Me This Year
    on Jan 29, 2013 in My Horses Beau Dressage Life Training
    I need to set some goals. Not to worry, I am just a simple amateur. But I want to get past this freewheeling stage. He is old enough to grow, to reach the next level. He may be tall, relatively weak in the hind quarters, this all will not get better...
  • New Start
    on Jan 21, 2013 in Life
    Life gets difficult when information technology fails me. The problem is that I am not techie enough to solve items by myself. I hate that, but this is when I need help. At first I got advice from my hosting provider GoDaddy on how to solve the issue...
  • Patience – sorry
    on Jan 15, 2013 in Equestrian Art
    Sorry, need to get rid of an error and working on it. I am just not the biggest techie in the world, so a little patience. Thank you!
  • Patience – sorry
    on Jan 15, 2013 in Equestrian Art
    Sorry, need to get rid of an error and working on it. I am just not the biggest techie in the world, so a little patience. Thank you!
  • German Dressage Test with Comments from the Judge
    on Dec 6, 2012 in Dressage Competition
    We ride our dressage test and now if the elements went good or bad. We also get a certain feeling, horse felt forward and felt great, lack of impulsion, etc. Or you feel you showed a great middle canter and your left shoulder in had to be next to per...
  • German Dressage Test with Comments from the Judge
    on Dec 6, 2012 in Dressage Competition
    We ride our dressage test and now if the elements went good or bad. We also get a certain feeling, horse felt forward and felt great, lack of impulsion, etc. Or you feel you showed a great middle canter and your left shoulder in had to be next to per...
  • Chateau de Chantilly – Musee Vivant du Cheval
    on Nov 27, 2012 in Equestrian Art Holiday Art Wishlist
    My mother always wanted to visit Chantilly with me. There was a lot she wanted to do, yet life took another route. So now visiting something like the Chateau de Chantilly is somewhat double. Still I know why she wanted to take me there, it is absolut...
  • Chateau de Chantilly – Musee Vivant du Cheval
    on Nov 27, 2012 in Equestrian Art Holiday Art Wishlist
    My mother always wanted to visit Chantilly with me. There was a lot she wanted to do, yet life took another route. So now visiting something like the Chateau de Chantilly is somewhat double. Still I know why she wanted to take me there, it is absolut...
  • From Forward to Reverse, Oops
    on Nov 21, 2012 in Dressage Beau Training
    There I was with my big mouth going on about black and white and no shades of grey. Well, Beau turned very black and white as well. Going forward and forward and halt, no, let’s go in reverse. Duh? And no matter how hard I try, I cannot find fi...
  • From Forward to Reverse, Oops
    on Nov 21, 2012 in Dressage Beau Training
    There I was with my big mouth going on about black and white and no shades of grey. Well, Beau turned very black and white as well. Going forward and forward and halt, no, let’s go in reverse. Duh? And no matter how hard I try, I cannot find fi...
  • Mry Seat or rather My Body Language as Rider
    on Nov 16, 2012 in Dressage Training
    They make some very good equestrian videos in Germany. Good thing is that I really get to practice my German. Bad thing is that I need to google some essential words as otherwise I don’t have a clue what they truly mean. Pferdia TV just publish...
  • My Seat or rather My Body Language as Rider
    on Nov 16, 2012 in Dressage Training
    They make some very good equestrian videos in Germany. Good thing is that I really get to practice my German. Bad thing is that I need to google some essential words as otherwise I don’t have a clue what they truly mean. Pferdia TV just publish...
  • My Seat or rather My Body Language as Rider
    on Nov 16, 2012 in Dressage Training
    They make some very good equestrian videos in Germany. Good thing is that I really get to practice my German. Bad thing is that I need to google some essential words as otherwise I don’t have a clue what they truly mean. Pferdia TV just publish...

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