Monthly Round-Up: What You Should Not Have Missed On Dressage Hafl In July 2016

Don't you hate it when you do not have enough time to read all the interesting things on the internet? And once you have time, you will never find those interesting articles again. You are not alone - that is why I decided to round up the best blog post of each month for you. You're welcome!

H1/16 Goals Review And H2 Outlook
Wow! I cannot believe that half a year is gone already! It seems like only hours ago when I wrote down my goals for 2016. Now, looking back on six months, I see a lot of accomplishments and only a few goals for 2016 left [...]

With now weeks in between the last and the next two shows, I woke up today and thought to myself: wow, no horse show, no stress, no drama. Additionally, our best equipment manager is on a business trip across the pond - meaning: plenty of time! Time, that we would normally have when not going to shows all summer long while normal people do fun stuff. Here is a list that normal people could do during summer [...]

[Product Review] Decathlon - Fouganza Anti-Fly Sheet: Yay Or Neigh?
Some weeks ago, one of my preferred sports goods shop, Decathlon, was looking for a product reviewer for their Anti-Fly sheet on Facebook. I was more than happy when I was chosen as such and shortly after that, the fly sheet arrived. To be honest, I was always against pampering horses too much but since this year was particularly bad when it comes to flies and other nasty insects, I wanted to give one of these a try [...]

When you start your riding career, one of the first things you will learn in walk and trot are the figures such that you are not just riding around in huge circles through the arena. Only later you will realize that these figures are more than just keeping riders busy. They are used for suppling, for building strength, as a preparation for follow up movements and much more. Even an average horse can be ridden accurately in these figures - a chance for higher scores! And most of the time, riders do not spend enough time on these. Let us have a look at the figures that can occur in a test according to the FEI Rule Book Dressage (the circle of 20 or 15 meters is not mentioned here but is also very common as full or half circle, often combined with change of lead in canter, lengthening of the reins and such) [...]

Show Reports 2016 - Part 4: Born To Be Wild
What a weekend it was! The first weekend of July, we had our show at home and it was not just about the Regional Haflinger Championship, it was also about our first 3rd level tests, the outcome of our 2016 freestyle drama and so much more [...]

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