Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
He was a bit nervous beginning our session but after some gentle encouragement, Rocky and I were communicating and all went well. He has a nice trot , much smaller than Pan Pan's big warm blood style. I felt so honored when my trainer suggested his ease into the lesson was because of my horsemanship skills. Wow, that felt good to hear! ..what a wonderful compliment.
Carrots for everyone after the lesson.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Lis Hartel, an equestrian who won two Olympic silver medals for Denmark in the 1950s despite being paralyzed below the knees because of polio, has recently died, according to the Danish Equestrian Federation. She was 87.
Lis Hartel’s equestrian career was one of true heroism.
This is the first posting to ...A Para-equestrian's Passion. I'm looking forward to sharing many wonderful adventures with you. Thanks for coming on the journey. I hope to post regular updates.
My current competitive partner is a wonderful 16 2 h Dutch Warm Blood, named Pan Pan aka Little Cesar. He is a big boy with a big heart. Pan Pan is enjoying life as a country gentleman after years of competitive jumping. We are working on USEF first level Dressage Test and having fun preparing a " pas de deux " ( a dance for two) with my wonderful trainer, Sarah, as part of the Reins' Hoedown. Our music .. John Cash....Ghost Riders in the Sky!!