Empty-Headed Dressage

“That lovely feeling of heading down the long-side with absolutely no idea of where to go”
Great comment isn’t it! And so true. Dressage is like that for us, once you enter that arena time moves differently and your brain doesn’t quiet respond in the way it should. Feeling light-headed? Feel like you're having an out-of-body experience....then you're doing a dressage test! Congratulations! That sinking feeling as you pass M wondering if you’re supposed to do something at B! But what was it?? Blue tweetie birds and floating golden stars are really no help at a time like that!


3 comments:

eventer79 said...

You know, in 20 years, that never happened to me. Until my last horse trial. I turned right after centerline aaand.......wtf am I supposed to do now??? Fortunately after about 5 strides, it came back, but boy was that NOT good feeling! I'm getting old!

SallymetHarryHorse said...

haha nope not a good feeling at all! think i'm a bit of a dreamer cos it happens to me nearly every time!

Jessie McCandless said...

I don't do dressage but that definitely happens to me during a pattern class. Suddenly I see the judge giving me a weird look and I think to myself, "did I do yesterday's pattern by accident? I can't even remember what I just did!" LOL