New talented young mare
Yesterday, August 27, a new very talented 3-year-old mare arrived at our stables. Casablanca has just passed her riding test in Germany, and the test rider gave her e.g. a 10. We have been looking forward to getting her home to our stables.
Our master rider apprentice, Søren, rode her for the first time in the arena this morning; and we made a short video of their ride. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for such a talented young horse.
Casablanca is by Conen / Fiedertanz / Weltmeyer.
”During the warm-up at the Falsterbo show this summer, we once again experienced photographers standing and leaning over the fence with whirring cameras very close to Stamina and me. They shot many, many pictures each second, resulting in noise from the cameras.
Due to the photographers' conduct and the noise from the cameras, Stamina and I both got tense.
I stopped in front of one of the most persistent photographers and asked politely whether it was necessary to take that many photos of us. His answer was that I should focus on my riding and mind my own business!
With modern photo equipment, it is very easy to take so many pictures in a second that you get still photographs where a horse, a rider or an equipage looks either fantastic or hopeless, simply because the photograph only shows a tiny part of a continuing movement; which, especially during warm-up, might be influenced by many factors.
However, still photographs are not a suitable factor to evaluate the quality of riding.
At Helgstrand Dressage, we strive to educate and ride all our horses in a way that enables each individual horse to reach the highest possible level. We are athletes and our horses are athletes.
Force, violence or other types of abuse are contra-productive to our goal and against our fundamental values.
We train and compete according to the rules and assessments of the judges in our sport.
I am very sad that some medias apparently wish to keep harassing my team and me, and it makes me sad that some people publicly support these actions; however, this does not change our values, objectives and work with the many talented horses, which we are entrusted to ride, educate and develop.
Mood pictures from WCYH