Category Archives: Guest Blog


Haynet Equestrian Advice

I am delighted to announce that The Dressage Tipster … That’s me! is now a member of the extremely popular Haynet Equestrian Advice Team.

From Haynet’s Blog site …

Read more about Patricia’s experience and her unique way in helping you go forward with your horse in dressage. Patricia is thrilled to be on board joining Aspire Equestrian, The Confident Horse Rider, Kilminster Equestrian and Remote Coach helping you with your equestrian problems!

As you know, Haynets Equestrian Advice Team have a fantastic line up of equestrian experts to help you with any problems you are having with your equine. They can give you advice on anything equestrian related from schooling to confidence issues to behavioural problems – in fact anything that is an equine topic!

Remember the advice is free but you will have to be a Haynet member to ask your questions to our panel of experts. Please come and take a look at Haynets Equestrian Advice Teams page and come and off load your horsey worries. As they say  “A problem shared is a problem aired”!

Pop over and take a look …

Patricia –  The Dressage Tipster

Collaboration with Equus Maluso

What a great end to 2013

I am delighted and proud to advise that my article “Is it me or my horse?” has been translated into Spanish for Equus Maluso by the sites owner Angela.

1Angela is keen to bring eminent bloggers to a Spanish audience and approached me a while ago about this project.

Here’s the link if you speak Spanish …

Here’s a link to the original version … Is it me or my Horse?

That’s me done for 2013.  Looking forward very much to sharing with you in 2014.

Happy New Year one and all

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster


Coveting the Red Rosette by Creative Equine

wpe2cce869_06My dear Dressage fans, today I have a treat for you!

Trudi Dempsey of Creative Equine Training has created this guest blog specially for The Crystal System.  It’s a topic that quite simply I have not considered before …. read on


The activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others

When Patricia kindly invited me to guest blog she mentioned that it would be good to pick a subject that engendered lively debate! To be honest I’m not really someone who goes out of their way to stir things. I’ve signed petitions protesting about rollkur, against the appalling conditions that horses endure when travelling to slaughter across Europe, the right to compete in bitless bridles etc and I’ve written of the sadness I feel when seeing lost souls hauling the front end in with draw reins and other dreadful devices but these topics are hardly likely to engender any form of debate at The Crystal System let alone lively debate! They are a done deal, we all agree, yay! So what to spout about, what can I whip up any kind of frenzy about? As always when blogging the subject has been knocking about in the depths of my consciousness for some time but I’ve been pushing it deeper to avoid jumping off my comfy fence!

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