Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day Fourteen...

photo: Wally instructing..

Yesterday, I went to Hernando, Mississippi for my very first Dressage lesson with trainer Nick Handy. Nick is a great trainer and an all around fabulous person. I rode a very lovely horse named Harley and had an all around magical experience. the facility is amazing, big, beautiful, drenched in natural light and very well designed. You just can't call it a barn, its a palace for horses. The riding arena is more than two full size dressage arenas, again, drenched in natural light. The footing is white, consisting of small pieces of felt and silica sand, making for very soft sounds when the horse's feet touch the ground. There are huge mirrors on the far end of the arena, which I try to avoid looking at (am feeling very fat these days), but are very helpful when trying to perfect the dressage seat. The riding arean is more like a dancer's studio, inspiring, airy, and the perfect canvas for a lovely horse.
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