"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason."

Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via significantquotes)
valspirit:

"They didn’t know it was impossible so they did it."

valspirit:

"They didn’t know it was impossible so they did it."

thecityhorse:

futuremissamerica:

theclassicalhorse:

futuremissamerica:

dressagedawg:

theclassicalhorse:

Know the difference

Fairly sure the bottom picture is passage though….

Can people who make these stupid graphics please learn something about dressage before trying defame our sport?

Defame your sport? what, the modern take on “dressage”? Whats so stupid about this picture? does it go against your belief system to think that a top dressage rider is actually really crappy? oh wait… never mind. most people have their blindfolds on anyway.

You’re obviously new here. What’s so stupid about this picture is that these are two different movements. But that’s cool, you can call us the ignorant ones, go right ahead.

yeah… I love when this happens. 
idk poopy about dressage though so can someone verify what it is we’re looking at?

IMO, whether the bottom horse is performing piaffe or passage is irrelevant. Either way, the top horse’s back is round and the horse is soft and relaxed while performing the movement, and the bottom horse is terribly hollow and tense while performing the movement. Two different movements or not, the horse’s back should NOT be hollow like that and the horse should NOT be that tense. The point of dressage is to create a light, soft, supple, relaxed, willing partner who can perform intricate movements with precision and accuracy. The top horse demonstrates this, the bottom horse demonstrates the opposite (which, again IMO, is seen far too often in modern dressage). 

thecityhorse:

futuremissamerica:

theclassicalhorse:

futuremissamerica:

dressagedawg:

theclassicalhorse:

Know the difference

Fairly sure the bottom picture is passage though….

Can people who make these stupid graphics please learn something about dressage before trying defame our sport?

Defame your sport? what, the modern take on “dressage”? Whats so stupid about this picture? does it go against your belief system to think that a top dressage rider is actually really crappy? oh wait… never mind. most people have their blindfolds on anyway.

You’re obviously new here. What’s so stupid about this picture is that these are two different movements. But that’s cool, you can call us the ignorant ones, go right ahead.

yeah… I love when this happens. 

idk poopy about dressage though so can someone verify what it is we’re looking at?

IMO, whether the bottom horse is performing piaffe or passage is irrelevant. Either way, the top horse’s back is round and the horse is soft and relaxed while performing the movement, and the bottom horse is terribly hollow and tense while performing the movement. Two different movements or not, the horse’s back should NOT be hollow like that and the horse should NOT be that tense. The point of dressage is to create a light, soft, supple, relaxed, willing partner who can perform intricate movements with precision and accuracy. The top horse demonstrates this, the bottom horse demonstrates the opposite (which, again IMO, is seen far too often in modern dressage). 

thetarheel:

thecameraneverlies:

Coming soon, to a Pride parade near you! ;)

Question: can I be the one to ride the rainbow flag pony?

Haha sadly no one can ride the rainbow flag pony. 

CeCe wanted to snack on Fluffernutter…. Poor Fluffy. 

Dusty was SO interested in them…. 

RUN PONIES, RUN!!!!!!!! 

Seriously Butterscotch? I was just trying to take a nice picture of Fluffernutter…. *Sigh* Ponies. 

Seriously Butterscotch? I was just trying to take a nice picture of Fluffernutter…. *Sigh* Ponies. 

Riza, another trial horse at work :)