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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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Why Mere Mortals?

If, like me, you’re a mere mortal struggling with a sport requiring supernatural skill, grace, and absurdly long legs, this blog is for you. Surely we dressage riders are gluttons for punishment. Why else would we choose a sport where e.v.e.r.y single movement is judged on a scale of 1 to 10; and you’re more likely to get hit by lightning while marrying Elvis than score a 10.

Clearly this is a sport where the gods are amused at our mortal attempts to attain perfection.

Join me on a journey to reconcile my love of dressage with my lack of talent. Mine is a story of doing my best with a rebellious body and a wandering mind. Perhaps you sometimes feel the same.

The constraints of family and work; a body built with  design flaws; and limited finances have made pursuing this sport a start again/stop again endeavor for me. If I could borrow an extra lifetime to learn dressage, I might finally graduate to the next level.

Micah & I try to make sense of First Level, Test 1

Micah & I try to make sense of First Level, Test 1

How I love dressage — and how it humbles me as I start over and over again.

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