I mentioned that one of my many freelance jobs involves writing for various horse publications. One of my favourite assignments is penning the dressage Training Tips features in Canadian Horse Sport Magazine. It's an amazing opportunity to pick the brains of the best dressage riders, trainers and teachers in Canada and share their wisdom with my fellow amateurs.
While I try to feature experts from across Canada, it's especially fun when my interview subjects are in the GTA, because I then get the opportunity to meet them in person, visit their barn and take photos to go with the article. Such an opportunity arose this week when I went to M2 Dressage near Waterdown to photograph the very talented Esther Mortimer and Harper MacKenzie.
Esther and Harper will be featured in an upcoming issue of Horse Sport, discussing ways to improve the extended trot. I'll share the link and some of their valuable advice here when the article is published; in the meantime enjoy a sneak peek from our photo shoot. Esther is riding Linosso, a 10-year-old Hanoverian owned by Ruth Roy. Harper is aboard Westeross, a 12-year-old Hanoverian owned by Patricia Douglas. So much fun to watch!
About the author
I'm a middle-aged, overweight, rusty re-rider who refuses to let any of that get in the way of my passion for dressage.