Rigoletto competed at his first show in April at Circle G in Dressage. He won his class with a score of 69.063!
This exercise is intended to emphasize the basic fundamentals of bending and straightness. Using a 20 meter circle and 4 trot poles, the simple set-up will provide constant self-reminders when your circle grow or shrinks (or becomes more like a square) or your perception of straightness is….well, not quite straight.
Start at a walk focusing on maintaining a constant arc throughout the 20 meter circle and an even balanced walk through the center. As you progress through upward transitions to the trot and eventually the canter, maintain the same discipline remembering to use your body and eyes to shape a flowing circle rather than your hands.
When you eventually move up to the canter, you will need to adjust the trot poles to a single pole. At that point, you can align yourself against one side of each to reinforce the straight line through the center.
Lilly- helping with barn chores
If all the horses brought themselves in, barn chores sure would be easier! Lilly- you truly are the perfect pony.
Stunning seems to be an understatement. Look at that trot! Laurel Farms is exceptionally pleased with our Pablito x Grafenwunder colt. This striking gentleman has an exciting future.
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci
Seasons changing literally and figuratively at Laurel Farms. Last week we bid farewell to our barn manager and insanely talented artist, Sarah Cameron, who departed for a new adventure in the sky. As she travels from Seattle to Aruba, we just hope she misses us a little because we miss her a lot! Her famous Horse Neck recipe is definitely now a ‘thing’ at Laurel Farms. We are working on that recipe to share with the world so stay tuned…