(“These were “owners,” not necessarily to be confused with horse people.”)
(“. . . it’s kind of a chicken(bleep) way to go about showing.”)
(“. . . each movement would be written on a slip of paper and put in a fishbowl . . .”)
(“. . . she wants to do art but she doesn’t know how to hold the brush.”)
Here is part of Associate Editor Sidd Finch’s ongoing conversation with Bill reflecting on his years of teaching.
(“. . . so comfortingly sensible and familiar.”)
(“See if he is willing to continue on”)
(“A worthwhile skill to develop is the ability to bluff.”)
If your reaction is “Oh, yeah, everybody knows this,” then simply congratulate yourself. If you are an event rider, a foxhunter, or a trail rider, then what I am about to say ought to be second nature. But especially if you are late to riding and in particular to dressage riding, and even more so if you have acquired a schoolmaster to pursue your dream, then listen up!
(“Ultimately you want . . . “)
(“The first two were short on harmony.”)
(“Sometimes it’s downright shocking . . . “)