Anonymous asked: What do you feel is wrong with Rolex dressage?
It is hard for me as a dressage purist to watch eventing dressage. Those horses have other things that they are good at and frankly NEED to be good at to succeed at what they do! They aren’t bred to move and do dressage in the way that I really like to see dressage done. I am not saying every horse doesn’t benefit from dressage and that a horse has to be a pedigreed, expensive warmblood by any means but they certainly have the edge coming out of the gate. Rolex horses, and eventing horses in general, have two phases of jumping and one of dressage. It is only natural that when you are selecting an eventer that dressage is not going to be your top priority (though if you can skunk the dressage test you certainly have more room to pick up other faults and still win!). There is nothing “wrong” with it, but visually it isn’t usually what I find appealing in a horse. Everyone has their type and usually Rolex horses just aren’t mine.
Whilst I prefer eventers whose strongest point is their dressage (I think eventing is won or lost on the dressage)…this is DEFINITELY true.
It’s like why pure showjumpers jump higher tracks than eventers in the showjumping phase. Eventers have to be good at everything and the emphasis is on being an all rounder, but they’re not necessarily the highest level when it comes to the individual phases run as an individual competition.
Pure dressage riders generally compete dressage at higher levels than eventers. Pure showjumpers generally compete showjumping at higher levels than eventers.
Makes sense when you consider it :)
This horse’s coat though…
MDHT, Loch Moy farm, 4/13/14
12 year old Cecilia Bergåkra riding her approved stallion Bergåkra’s Amaranth 1282, 4 years old. In the background Cecilia’s mother and Amaranth’s breeder, Sigrid.
If this is not proof of a seriously super temperament I don’t know what is.
picture from www.lovstastuteri.com
I just got my prom dress back from the tailor and my gosh I love it so much. It is so not me, but it is at the same time. It’s so unexpected. I can’t wait to wear it this saturday and the french boys are coming and ugh so much to do.
I will most likely post my first ever “non-horsey” picture of myself after prom, because I have never felt as good about myself as I do in that dress.