There is an appaloosa gelding at the barn that everyone thinks looks just like the Psycho Mare. At first I didn’t see it. I mean, come on! How does an appaloosa look like a pinto? Not to mention there is a size difference of 8 inches or more! No, it has to do with the roaning in their coats. Well, I’m told The Mare’s coloring is genetically “rabicano” (how do you pronounce that, anyway?), but as far us lay-people are concerned, she looks roan. And so does Radar!
Have I mentioned how much I love to ride drill? I think that is part of where my appreciation of accurate geometry in dressage comes from. When you ride drill, you must not only be accurate in your geometry, but you must also be accurate in your timing. In order to be accurate in your timing, you must be able to lengthen and compress your horse in accordance with your partner, who happens to be on the other side of the arena as often as they might be right next to you… You end up focusing on riding through any issues because you have to be ‘right there’ at ‘this moment’ and then get moving to ‘over here’ so you aren’t late for ‘that movement’. I really love riding drill team!
|Can't get enough of it!|
Well, it’s hard to find drill teams in my area, and there just doesn’t seem to be enough interest to start one of my own. Besides, I’m busy training for Dressage, and Eventing… and Hunter/Jumpers!
|the whole package|
We have begun choreography and practice on a Training Level Pas de Deux!