Thursday, August 27, 2009
Preparing for the USDF Championships is not just about dressage training.   It also involves the total overall care of the horse.
Jeddien, like so many women, has her nails (or hooves) done on a regular basis by her farrier, Adam Pearson .   Adam has been working with Jeddien and Piper Warrior since we all moved to the USA together in 2005.   Jeddien, who earns fame wherever she lives as being a true grumpy puss, puts up with Adam much better than she puts up with most people.   Apparently, they have an understanding.   The fact that Adam trains and competes with oxen much bigger and grumpier than Jeddien, may have some influence in that.
Nonetheless, every 6 to 8 weeks, and as otherwise needed, Adam does Jeddien's nails, comments on her hair, asks about her latest competitions, and provides her with the attention deserved of a true Dressage Queen.