Hi! I'm Maureen, an aspiring dressage rider. My horse, Lancelot, and I live in Northern Virginia where I'm a working student. This year, in our quest for dressage greatness, we're showing the FEI Juniors, with hopes of going to NAJYRC! :)
Did you ride with Lars today? How did it go?! Hope you're having a great clinic weekend
I did! Thank you! It was great. If you (or anyone reading this) ever get a chance to ride with Lars, DO IT. He’s super. We worked on canter pirouettes and flying changes today. For the pirouettes we worked on getting Lancelot to really sit instead of going slower, preventing Lance from running out, staying relaxed in the collection, and holding with my seat instead of driving. It’s better to have two strides of real sitting than four circles of not! And in a few weeks, what is hard will become easier and you can ask for a little more. (it’s hard for me to write about lessons with Lars because I learn so much haha) For the flying changes, I have to work on giving my aid at the right time, staying relaxed so that the aid can be clear, and keeping his right hind engaged so it can jump through in the left to right change. :)
Lancelot may have done really well at Devon, but his crowning achievement was clonking Boyd Martin with his head as Boyd walked by.