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canter, dressage, horses, humor, riding, transitions

Whose Legs Are These, Anyway?

I’ve known my legs my entire life, and you’d think we would’ve worked things out by now. When walking or cycling, my legs behave as expected. I don’t even have to think about what they should do, they simply go through the motions for me. It’s fantastic!

On the horse, however, things are different. My heels slide up, toes point down, and the entire leg slides forward. No, legs, no!

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Big, Ugly Frogs

In Japan there’s a saying that goes like this: “Eat your biggest, ugliest frog first.”

I love this phrase, which I take to mean, “Tackle your largest problems before anything else.” When it comes to riding, transitions are the biggest, ugliest frogs in my itinerary. Nothing else shows off flaws more quickly, other than falling off.

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Meet Micah

I wish I had a glamour shot of Micah, the 16.3h Westfalen gelding who has stolen my heart. I lease Micah part time at Natalie Perry Dressage, where we’ve been taking lessons together for nearly a year.

I would love to portray Micah’s finest, most generous moments in a photo that shows off everything beautiful about him. In that photo a halo of heavenly light would appear behind him as he gives to the aids, despite my lack of finesse. Angels would sing (off camera) every time he gives me the benefit of the doubt.

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