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The most wasted of all days
   is one without laughter.  

~ E.E. Cummings

Updated  12/31/2014








The Amazing New Dressage Test 

1.       A. Enter at ordinary serpentine. 
         X. Sprawl. Salute. 

2.       C. Stop dead. Stare in horror at judge and shy to left. 
   Continue at ordinary working gallop. 

3.       E. Stagger left 20 or 15 or 22 meters in diameter circle
 or pear shape or five pointed star. Avoid excessive crossing
 of legs. 

4.       K. Begin to halt. 
          A. Keep trying. \
          F. You can do it. 
          B. Pulley rein. Give up. Continue at out of hand gallop. 

5.       H.  Re-gain right stirrup. Continue at ordinary trot, bouncing. 

6.       MKT (?) Change rein. Free Walk loose reins.
Remove horse from judge's luncheon table.
Ask judge for leg up. Jump back into ring. 

7.       A. Turn down center Line. 

8.       X.   Halt.   Grin.  Burst into tears. 
          Leave arena at free walk on long rein.

"Riding is a partnership. 
The horse lends you his strength, speed and grace, which are greater than yours.
 For your part, you give him your guidance, intelligence and understanding, which is greater than his.  Together you can achieve a richness that alone neither can."

Author Unknown


Did you know?  In the original "Wizard of Oz" movie with Judy Garland, the horses in Emerald City palace were colored with Jell-O crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off.

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