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Spain- Dressage on Andalusians

by Equitrekking host Darley Newman As I watched Napoleon, a beautiful white Andalusian, prancing around, agitated at having to stand for a moment, I felt sure that this was not the horse that I would be riding for my dressage lesson. It was. Vivi Garcia, who has been studying dressage her entire life, including four years at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez under Olympic medalist Rafael Soto, asked me if I wanted to ride Napoleon and feel the piaffe and passage....