As a little girl, I always wanted a pony for Christmas. Santa never brought me a pony. So in my late 40s, I started taking horseback riding lessons. When I turned 50, I got my first horse, an Icelandic named Blessi (Veigar frá Búðardal). Little did I know how much fun life with an Icelandic was going to be. Blessi has a unique perspective on life. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy Blessi. And you will probably read about my cats from time to time.
A few years ago some friends and I were talking about how we needed to design a dressage whip with a built in arch or curve right where the waist or thigh is. That way, especially for those of us with a lot of amplitude in this area, we could cue our horses without dramatically altering our hand position. We talked, we laughed, and then we forgot about it.
Guess what! I saw one of these at the barn tonight. They are called easy cue dressage whips. The handle is oval in shape so it is easier to maintain the whip in a curve out position. I am going to borrow the crop to see if it works as advertised.