This is a backdated post because I am having too much to catch up with! On Saturday, I took seven riders with me to one of Academy's unique Shadow Training Days with an international dressage rider and trainer, Anna Ross Davies. Few years ago Anna gave me a chance to learn from her and I realised there and then what a wonderful training - by - watching opportunity that was. It's not just sitting and starring, Anna always gave me a running commentary on what was happening, the why's, what's and what for's. As well as many other riders, I learn by active observation and wanted the Academy riders to experience the educational and inspirational element of such days.
It took me about four hours to edit the below video so I hope you'll enjoy it! ;)