scottie doing dressage canter photo

Today I took Scottie to our first ever dressage show inside. I’m unsure how many times Scottie has been in an indoor arena, but before today he had only every been in the one with me (which happens to be the one we were in today) and he wasn’t too…

schooling scottie

After making the decision that me and Scottie need to be doing more than we are, I have booked us into a local riding club dressage competition on the 2nd of April. I am really looking forward to it. I have decided that since our canter has improved so much…

rider wearing top hat, barefoot vs shoeing

There is a constant battle between barefoot lovers and shoe fans. The barefoot lovers say any horse can be barefoot and will be better off for it. Whereas the shoe fans believe that shoes can be the better option for the horse. I recently came across two very interesting and…

rosette display

Yesterday we received the very sad news that E-Dressage had been forced to close after problems with a particular company. I won’t go into the details, but instead will celebrate everything E-Dressage has done for me and others. Despite there being several other online dressage companies out there, E-Dressage offered…

jumping big cross country fence

I’ve just been having a read of the changes to be made to Equestrian sports at the Tokyo (and probably future) Olympics and it was definitely worth a post! Now before I start, I will admit to really struggling to get my head round the system for Dressage and Show…

Photo owned by E-Dressage Ltd

Once again this month I wasn’t too pleased with our 2 dressage entries. They were both fine tests but I just knew they weren’t our best and that Scottie can do better. But since things are still a bit up and down where I am trying to adjust our riding…