"You know," my mother said, "I'm just starting to appreciate what hard work dressage is."
I looked at her like she had three heads. We've been doing this a while; you're only just now starting to appreciate this?
"No, I know it's technically difficult; I know it requires great skill," she clarified. "I mean the physical work of it all. I watch you professional riders, and it looks like you're just sitting there. You make it look effortless. In reality, you're working really physically hard."