Exhausting having to explain our elusive sport of chewing-gum-passage, sticky-asphalt-on-hot-summer-day-piaffe, and-half dead-retriever-dog-with-ball-free walk.
No one understands dressaaghe. At least not many of my acquaintances.
Now that it’s over, and we’re past the shock of it all, can we at least agree on one thing?
We have a repeat, major badass, lovely Olympic winner and holder of multiple world records!
She has horses with extremely little tension. I don’t see that exaggerated front leg snappiness that comes from non-stop rollkur for 25 minutes. Her hands are only forward thinking, and she seems very genuine.
Can we stop wasting time with attention on all the bad sides of Modern Dressage, and just celebrate?!
Forget the never-ending debate on the tight nosebands, blue tongue incidents, horrific news on the direction dressage is taking in Europe. We have a rider who (at least apparently) is working with a system that actually works correctly.
Focus on the positive! This is a time to celebrate. The winner is incomparable to the direction of some other high level riders. Let’s agree on that!