The lull is coming to an end. DiDi is preparing for the area competitions. Despite the opposition she could do well, after all she will be on her home ground. The problem is that there will be a lot of horses at the next test which is one of the hardest ones at Novice level. So in addition to the waving flags, a mass of strange horses, a top level judge and a difficult test, she has decided to make it even harder. She is coming into season, yet again, or so we believe.
In her latest search for a new way of demonstrating she is the boss of equine and human, she has discovered a new trick.. She runs backwards. Of course, most riders are concerned about developing impulsion forwards whereas DiDi can do it both forwards and backwards.
The Rider already wears dulled spurs.
The bit is of a mild French Link type
One dare not ride DiDi carrying a whip, which in any case is forbidden at this level, so all that is left to control this wayward mare are calves and heels and voice.
In competition and at the other end of the arena one might get away with a whispered: ‘walk on’ but a loud “Get on with it you cussed mare” is simply not on.
So, to summarise: we could be banned at this next event.
I can see her being dismissed from the BD club for barging into a £100,00 warnblood.
We talk about: Alpha Mares, Prima Donnas, Dressage Divas, Huzzies. DiDi is all of them.
At times like this I do a little sum of: 600 kilos, @ 200 grams per tin @ 50p per can = £?s
Last edited by xxBarry Godden; 08-11-2011 at 12:50 PM.