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     A Huge Thank You to Gigi Nutter Of Touch 'n Go Farm for all her wonderful dressage pics. Pictures below are of Wendal, one of her beloved horses
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The good will of the horse is
like the scent of a rose. Once
it is gone, it is gone forever



Dressage For The Rest Of Us
Essays of an equestrian

“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.


“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round and through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”
Bruce Lee

Horses do not betray you, they portray you....
DFTROU Copywrite 
Thanks Jessie Elksrunning!

Welcome to
Dressage For The Rest Of Us!

This site is dedicated to those dressage enthusiasts who makeup the majority of the dressage world. The regular guys and gals of  the dressage world and the bread and butter of the sport of Dressage.
Relevant to all equestrians, it contains useful information regarding the care and training of your horse along with helpful strategies to get through and cope with all the interesting personalities you'll meet in the horse world.

Although I am an amateur just like you, I know you'll find my essays helpful. Yes, I am an amateur in that I make my living in the outside world, but I've been lucky enough to gain knowledge and experience you might just find interesting.

lt is my intention to help my fellow ammies, and to bring a higher level of understanding, knowledge and sophistication to your equine experiences.

I still have tons to learn and I hope you join me on my learning adventure. Our continuing education benefits both us, and more importantly, our horses.

I encourage your thoughts and comments.

Please join me on our little adventure.

Buckle up, enjoy the ride.

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                March 27, 2010      What Is Rolkur And Why It Sucks

                April 4, 2010           Battered Boarder Syndrome

                April 5, 2010           The Art of Boarding
                April 9, 2010           R-E-S-P-E-C-T

                April 10, 2010         Choosing Your Religion

                April 12, 2010         Hippo Primo Divo Ultimatum

                April 13, 2010         That's A Big Ten - Four

                April 15, 2010          A Little Of This, A Little Of That

                April 16, 2010          A Funny Thing Happened On The 
                                                  Way To The Show Ring

                April 18, 2010         Hand High School

                April 20, 2010         What Have Horses Done To Us To
                                                  Deserve What We've Done To Them?

                April 21, 2010         Just Like That (Right On Right Lead)

                April 23, 2010         Beware The Pasture Gnome

                April 25, 2010         Good Show, Bad Show

                April 28, 2010         Red Dot, Black Wall

                April 30, 2010         Clinically Speaking

                May  6, 2010           Ode To Our Equine
                                                 Maintence Specialists

                May 10, 2010         We Are Horsemental

                May 11, 2010          A Wonderful Conversation

                May 12, 2010          A New Era

                May 18, 2010          Diary Of A Silent Killer

                May 20, 2010          Ode To The School Horse
                                                  (a silly little poem)

                May 23, 2010           Refund Policy Please

                May 27, 2010           Horse Show Barbie

                May 29, 2010           It's A Wonderful Life!

                May 31, 2010           Dear Katerina

                June  2, 2010            Enter At "A" Working
                                                   Trot Crashing 

                June 18, 2010           Stink, Stank, Stunk

                June  23, 2010          Bath, As Art

                June 29, 2010           Soul Disposable

                July     1, 2010           Yankee Doodle

                July   14, 2010           Mentor Magic

                 July    20, 2010          At What Point "No"?

                 July    21, 2010          Honorably Mentioned

                 July    24, 2010          Entourage

                 July    25, 2010          The Reiner

                 Aug        3, 2010        The Weimaraner, the 
                                                      Pistol and the T-Rex

                  Aug      24, 2010        Dressage Queen

                  Sept.      8, 2010        Excited!

                  Sept.     19, 2010       Expanding Horizons

                   Sept.     24, 2010      Dear Bill

                  October  14, 2010     For Erin Martin, For You,
                                                       For The Horses

                   October 18, 2010     Reflections

                    Dec.      18, 2010    Twas The Night Before Xmas

                    March    15, 2011    The Ride

                    March     25, 2011   Spring, Sprang, Sprung

                    October  14, 2011    Snotty Bitch Syndrome

                     March    28, 2012     The Cruelty Paradox

     May       16, 2013     Weenie Or Wise?

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EXCITING NEWS! You can now also find me on Horses For Life Magazine where I'll be a contributing writer beginning with Volume 52!


It's a great magazine!