Wellington, FL January 20, 2014 First of the day was Mette Larsen riding her own Deklan, a 5yearold KWPN gelding. Larsen joked that the impressive 18-hand Deklan is “quite little.” She said he is “giving, willing, never says no, but just sometimes a little bit powerful.” Larsen was quick to point out that she desires the forward thinking energy Delkan has, but must be able to channel it into something manageable.
This is confusing in this sport. Yes, he’s a little bit behind the vertical, but he’s comfortable with the contact here. I can ask for some inside flexion, but I go right back to the outside rein. I’m not encouraging him to be over-round, but I want him to be […]
Dressage Trainer | Dressage Sales Horses | Young Horse Trainer | Competition Preparation A Michigan State University graduate, Degele received a degree in Animal Science with a Pre-vet option and an Equine emphasis in 1999. While attending Michigan State University in Lansing, Heidi discovered the ability to lead her peers […]
“I love when horses want to overachieve,” says USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, Heidi Degele, of Mesa Farms in Loxahatchee, about qualifying Young Horse division candidates, Lakota and Don Fredo HD. Both are now also both qualified for the USDF Region 3 championships in Georgia after strong finishes at Gold Coast […]
A paradise for dressage competitors to improve confidence as well as their scores, the Welcome Back to White Fences dressage competitions showcased the young horses with top scores. Welcome Back to White Fences II and III March 22-24, 2013, and Welcome Back White Fences IV April 6-7, 2013, prepared horse […]