The US Dressage Team heading for the Olympics has some of my favorite riders (and horses) on it, and I couldn’t be happier.
I wish I’d had a chance to watch all the rides that got them there, but the horses (the ones under my own care) come first.
Still, I’m especially thrilled for Tina, since she’s finally where she belongs. If you’d like to read more about her, check out these prior posts: Something different and The happy athlete.
I’ve talked about Steffen a few times before as well, in The seat, Core, Agree to disagree, Rules — a double-edged sword, and Notes & Quotes from a clinic junkie.
Tina and Steffen appear together in my post entitled BNT syndrome. I can’t wait till they’re together in London.
I love how the USEF set up those videos to watch so you can see the scores for each individual movement. Did you see that Legolas got a 9 for piaffe? Or that Tina got a 10 on her first halt and salute? Wow.
I have to catch up! I only watched Tina’s test. That’s the picture I’m going to keep in my mind when I think about halt.