27 Dec

Jumpstarting Dressage Blog

I decided sometime last year after I came across Karen’s blog Bakersfield Dressage that I would start yet another blog on another topic.  I’m probably nuts for adding yet another blog to try to take care of but this one is going to be more a diary of my journey.  I will hopefully be as devoted as Karen is to posting content but that is never a guarantee with my job, my side work and all the other stuff that goes on in my life.

To start off, I have been taking dressage lessons for the last year.  It’s been a journey that I had decided several years ago that I would take. It just took a while to get there and get the process started.  I started off looking for a horse that I thought I could use for dressage.

Coco when I bought her from Linda.
Coco when I bought her from Linda.

I found Coco, a grey breeding stock APHA mare. She was 4 when I bought her for this purpose. Things don’t always work the way you want them to work. I had my daughter riding my 4 year old quarter horse Lilo when I got to work on Coco. Lilo was not the horse for a 12 year old. She took advantage of my daughter at every opportunity. So in due course, a switch was made.  Coco became my daughter’s horse and my dressage dreams got put on the back burner.  Coco took my daughter through 4H, show jumping, hunters and even barrel racing.  It was a lot of fun until it ended.  My daughter is now grown up and has her own little girl ( a baby who will in the future be riding Coco).  Last year I decided that my dressage dreams were back on and Coco advanced to dressage horse in my string of 2 horses.  The featured image is Coco when she was 4 right before we bought her from Linda her previous owner.  THANKS LINDA!!! COCO IS A TREASURE!

And so, for the last year I’ve been taking lessons from my very awesome trainer Debbie.  I’ll get a picture up soon as I put some plugins into WordPress.

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