Some of you may have seen comments posted on this blog by a lady named Helen, and they have obviously been knowledgeable statements. Also, some of you have heaped what I consider to be undeserved praise on my exploits and attempts at higher level dressage with Owen.
But if you haven't seen a video of Helen and her TB, Will Powered, ride a dressage test aside you are really missing something. While I may be messing about with some FEI movements here and there, Helen has really left me in the dust as far as the USDF is concerned, and she deserves recognition. Last fall she was awarded her silver medal. I know nothing else about her, where she lives, who she trains with, how long she's been riding aside, etc. Perhaps she'll fill in the gaps for us.
Here's a link to a lovely 4th level ride aside...so elegant and quietly ridden, which to me is the point of both dressage and riding sidesaddle.
I wish Helen had a training blog; we could all learn from it.