Just a side note to us backyard riders. Yes, that is you.
Dressage teams have been selected from all over the world. With hopefuls heading to Rio very soon.
Here’s two candidates, Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Patrik Kittel.
Tinne has represented in six Summer Olympics, three World Equestrian Games, eight European Dressage Championships, and six Dressage World Cup Finals – earning Silver in her most recent one in 2016.
Patrik is entering his third Summer Olympics, has a bronze from the European Championships and then we end the list there because women ride better anyway. Must keep it real.
I usually stay away from discussions of latest Do’s and Don’t’s. That’s for forums, where riders who mainly pet their horses air out their competence.
But, did you notice something in the picture? How about now?
Yes, muzzle whiskers all over! On qualified, world rated (Find both near the top), high-caliber FEI level horses heading to the Olympics.
Tell me again why all the riders on the local circuit still feel they must shave them off?
I’ve stopped – my horse must have that professional look, just like theirs.