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wow what a stunning horse! Nice capture Alan!
thanks Milly! havn’t heard from you for a long time! it must be cold up there in the Welsh hills?I suppose you’re just waiting for festival time to come back?!!!alan
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Great action shot, Alan. So clear!
The rider is about 60!!and he didn’t start riding before he was 50!!! thanks again Dottie!alan
It’s freeeezing up here yes! Roll on summer! :) Hope you’re well,Milly
Hey! Watch it with the ‘he rides and he’s 60’ stuff – I’m nearly 61 and still riding!!! (Well I’m having a break at the moment, but planning on an imminent return soon:)
This is a lovely shot – love the B&W, and how it captures the beauty of the horse’s mane. Also the expression on the rider’s face – priceless!
Oh yes, I remember when I was your age Den!!My point was that he was getting on before he STARTED riding!!Which type of riding do you (or did you?)enjoy most?thanks for your kind words!!alan
Hi Alan! I’m basically a dressage rider – I rally enjoy the discipline of having instruction, learning how to be the best rider I can be (even at my advanced age!!). But in the past I’ve done a bit of everything: showjumping, eventing, hacking (show horse perhaps you call it), and a fair bit of western riding too. But I never did anything at any advanced level – I describe it as ‘everything at the 1 foot 6 inches level’. I did get up to so-called medium in dressage, but I found it more nerve-racking than eventing, strangely enough!
My idea of heaven on a horse is riding a beautifully schooled horse, with an excellent instructor, and having one of those omigod moments when theory, understanding and experience suddenly marry with practice, and you get it!
I know these feeling Oh so well, only with dog training instead.I have always compared dressage to classical, music, if you don’t understand the details then it’s a very superficial experience.Stick to pop music= track racing it’s much simpler to follow.I also think that it takes a rider to fully appreciate the intricacies of dressage as in the same way a musician is able to follow good music!Working in COMPLETE hanmony and understanding, almost at the level when the animal acts almost by suggestion is an experience only few have tried!
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thank you for featuring my shot in the group Andrew!!alan
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missed you here Kristina!!never too late to say thank you though!!alan
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thank you so much !! I especially like your “Happy Heeler” !!alan
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