WHEN RIDING A DRESSAGE TEST
A Poem by Amanda Holloway
The work at home hopefully already done
For the day at the show or event to be fun
Down the Centre line you go
Wholeheartedly believing the Test will flow
With The Scales of Training firmly in your head
Into all the four corners you make sure to tread.
Remembering every circle has four points
And preparing every movement with well ridden half halts
Have you in your head a lovely trot song?
Mine often is “TheSun Has Got His Hat On”
Makes me smile and my horse too
And ‘G’ of the letters means GRIN; to my Judge too
For the plan is for our Partnership to win.
Hoping our marks will be all above seven
There isn’t a mark, yet, of eleven!
No matter really as we’ll settle for nines
For all our movements will be beautiful lines
Rhythmical, balanced and harmonious we are
Surely the best in our class by far.
Copyright Amanda Holloway