2010 update: CONGRATULATIONS TO HILARY ON HER PURCHASE OF MINUET – IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO KNOW SHE HAS GONE TO THE BEST HOME POSSIBLE!
2008 video: This is Minuet, a 14.1 hand high Arabian pony. Here, I’m just finishing her basic training. This was only her second time trying ANY tempi changes – and both times she performed perfect fours, threes, twos, then a handful of beautiful one-tempis! Not originally intended, but she was having so much fun, we stayed in the moment. Mini loves learning, and is very focused; here I’d trained her only a total of 5 months since breaking her – only five months total under saddle! A remarkable young horse. I started her at four, but afterward only had time to put in a few sporadic months here and there; before we knew it we were headed toward her sixth birthday. Clearly we have not begun any collected work at this early stage of her training (despite playing with the upper level movements). Instead, keeping her very forward, energetic, and relaxed, as all green horses should be IMHO. What a fun, enthusiastic pony! UPDATE for 2009: MINUET HAS JUST COMPETED IN HER FIRST DRESSAGE SHOW…AND SHE DEBUTED AT PRIX ST. GEORGES!!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER 2009 VIDEO, TAKEN A YEAR AFTER THIS ONE! -Catherine Gallegos
Caroline Pepin riding HG Sun Classic obtaining another note over 8 for this FEI dressage test for 6 year old horses in Trois-Rivières (CAN), June 3 2007. The judge even gave a 9.5 for the walk. Offered by www.picouille.com
Preview of Sydney HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Qualifier heldo on 2 & 3 May 2009 highlights package to be televised on Foxtel in August. Held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. See Australia’s Gold and Silver Medalists battle it out for the right to represent their country at the HSBC FEI World Cup Final from 21- 23 August in Poland this year.
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Timeless v. Jazz x L.A., dressuur training, 4 maanden geleden gekocht. Sensibele merrie, zeer werkwillig. Wordt klaargemaakt voor Z-niveau.
Timeless v. Jazz x L.A., dressage training, bought 4 months ago. Mare with super temperament, sensitive, always willing to work. In training for 4th level.
Mary Bahniuk Lauritsen captures moments in and out of the saddle with Cadence Camera of Cadence Farm. In this episode: Joy and Mary attend the CDI 5 World Masters competiton in Wellington, Florida. An experience to remember. Great competition with the world’s best Dressage Riders.