Nature is never more able to evoke more dualistic feelings in a human being than in winter time. Blue sky, bright sun, dry; nature is fooling the fool who thinks he's turning the wheel he's turning on.
Australia's best and most provocative equestrian magazine "The Horse Magazine" travelled up to Europe for a live encounter with the 2001 European Dressage Championships and World Championships for Young Dressage Horses.
Eurodressage likes to recommend you Chris Hector's and Roz Neave's wonderful report of this event. A short introduction to their article:
For many European students, June is the month of final examinations at school or college. The stress inherent to these life-or-death tests is enormous and can determine victory or defeat in each situation. The Stress Factor at horse competitions is also one of the major reasons that make many riders decide not to show their horses at competitions.
American Media Empire-network CNN.com reported the following on June 11th, 2001:
Remaining silent and showing no emotion, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was executed Monday morning. McVeigh died by lethal injection at 7:14 a.m. (8:14 a.m. EDT) at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
It happens more than often that at shows you see trainers yelling at the sideline, giving last "instructions" to their students before they enter the ring. It makes you wonder whether the decibels, produced by the teacher's non-sensical oral noise, are going to equal the marks on the student's score sheet after the test?!