I love Grand Prix dressage horses…

I really love Grand Prix dressage horses.  I love being with them, I love watching them and I love developing them.

This journey we are on is all about Grand Prix dressage horses.  And Grand Prix dressage horses are really just all about the basics.  The journey is all about learning, discovering and understanding the basics…the basics of riding, the basics of coaching and basics of management.

Honing, tweaking and tweaking again…down to the basics.

So this week we are tweaking our footing.  We have great footing, rubber (Perma Flex) and sand.  So is there a tweak on great footing?  Yes.  Yes there is…add GGT (German Geo Textile) to our already great footing.

In developing and maintaining Grand Prix horses, arena footing is crucial.  The environment they work in and on is very important to their futures.  Good footing promotes soundness, increases longevity and eases day to day skill development.  Yeah!

About 1/2 done!!  Thank you for all the help to the greatest son in the world!!!!  I'm sure he'll never text me mid afternoon again...

About 1/2 done!! Thank you for all the help to the greatest son in the world!!!! (I’m sure he’ll never text me mid afternoon again…)

About 3/4 done.  Thank you Dana and Linda!!  Hope you finally got all the fluff washed out of your hair!

About 3/4 done. Thank you Dana and Linda!! Hope you finally got all the fluff washed out of your hair!

Greg, Ivars and I finally finished the whole arena last night.  This stuff is very labour intensive to install!

Today is a “no riding” day.  On the schedule today will be to water the new footing and harrow it using the new Parma Groomer…new footing, new groomer!  (honing and tweaking the basics…)

Off to another great day!!!

V

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