"Talent is not where you’re going to make the difference in competition anymore. If you want to win, you need to have the full package. You need to be mentally and physically at the top. That’s where all the little percentages can be gained in competition"
- Adelinde Cornelissen- Dressage Today Magazine (via piaffepassage)

This is why Adelinde is my hero!

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on-white-horses:

dressagequeenslife:

on-white-horses:

dressagequeenslife:

One of the best adult riders of my country talked crap about me, because my helmet is too nice for my age. Welcome to Lithuania!

because your helmet…?

oh man

Hhahhaha, this is how we roll in Lithuania. I mean, I don’t even own a Samshield or a…

People can be really amusing sometimes

heaven forbid we should want to protect our brains with the best helmets that we can access ;)

In my country if you are adult and riding at higher level with helmet while schooling then people will def make fun of you, maybe not in the mean way, but it’s still happening…Today situation is better though. I remeber four years ago it was legal to show with top hat at junior and juvenile levels (elementary/medium tests for riders from 14 to 16 yo)…

on-white-horses:

dressagequeenslife:

One of the best adult riders of my country talked crap about me, because my helmet is too nice for my age. Welcome to Lithuania!

because your helmet…?

oh man

Hhahhaha, this is how we roll in Lithuania. I mean, I don’t even own a Samshield or  a GPA or a KEP or something, my helmet didn’t even cost me a 100 euros. But like she said - ”my helmet is too fancy/sparkly to my age”. When I heard this I was like ¿¿¿!!???¿¿¿!!???!!…. I don’t realy care, but she is like 35 years old and she can buy 9857 helmets like mine for the money she has… I don’t really understand what is happening in my country. For real. I give up :DD.  

One of the best adult riders of my country talked crap about me, because ”my helmet is too nice for my age”. Welcome to Lithuania!

Today I did an injection into muscle for Athene. I was so damn scared and shaked like leaf, but I did it! It was really intersting experience! By the way I always thought that I could never do an injection for a horse, because I am scared of needles and I always begin to panic when something is wrong with horses health. I think I did a great job! 

piaffepassage said : Fucking love you x 

Oh my god!!! Ash, I love you so so mega frickin much too!!!!! xx

Anonymous said : What do u think about helmets in dressage? In high lvl? In yours? 

I always ride with helmet - no matter what. My opinion - helmets look way more professional than top hats in dressage. And personally I would always choose my helmet over top hat, no matter what level I would show in. But yet, there are so many people that rock their top hats, and look so cool in them.

I don’t care that my tall boots are stopping blood circulation in my legs. They are pretty. That’s all I care about.

swedishdressage:

f1aminko:

swedishdressage:

Just paid almost $140 in license fees for me and Callie, oh yaaay… Show season is upon us.

Dude my competition fees this year are upwards of $500 dollars - for my membership for the year and my horses registration. Ugh

Oh wow how can it add up that much? Our horses get registered once at north then you just pay their competition license each year. Mine is so much pricier than hers though.

In Lithuania on the other hand you have to pay 30 euros for junior riders license each year (Senior riders pay 60). And 30 euros for horse license, and you have to pay for it only every four years. But yeah, In Lithuania equestrian sport is very unpopular, we shouldn’t forget this.  

swedishdressage:

blondieinbreeches:

swedishdressage:

The FEI dressage test for 5 year olds is seriously THE most random test I have ever seen. Nothing makes sense and nothing is symmetrical. Kill me.

YES!!!!! All the movements just seem to come out of nowhere?!

Yes! Like that half circle back in canter, then on the other rein it’s diagonal to counter canter instead?? Like WTF?

Hhahahah, I remember  I was doing that test last year… It was absolute nosense :D…