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Fortuny & Javelin Meet McLean: And So the Adventure Begins

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:41
Training Your Horse

I am often asked whether I ride or have horses of my own. I admit it makes me wonder if this is genuine interest in my life or whether my credibility and expertise are being assessed. In order to write in depth articles about international level Grand Prix sport it is essential to have a thorough background in dressage and, yes, I have ridden and been classically schooled for twenty years. However due to work commitments and the age of my horse, I retired from riding in 2009. Since then I bred three foals out of my mare. Unfortunately, an incomprehensible list of creative excuses has led me to keep my three youngsters unbroken, but that moment has now finally come to an end. Follow me on this my exciting journey getting "my babies" started in dressage. While for most of my readers this might be daily business, for me it is a new, personal path into new territory.

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