This was the picture circulating around on Facebook of two horses loose near me. It had been 2 weeks and the sheriffs office did nothing. No one wanted to take them in. So, we did. They were both in rough shape though Cash the little black one more than my big girl. This is what overpopulation can look like. Two horses who’s owner no longer wanted them so just set them loose to become someone else’s problem. They had caused damages, and they were extremely lucky to have not caused any car accidents. Now, over a year later, they are both very spoiled and very loved. Sometimes someone else’s trash truly is another man’s treasure. I can’t imagine I’d be where I am today without Poppy and having her choose me.
“The secret to success: believe, focus, take action, reevaluate” @mikemichalowicz. I would also like to add breath to that winning combo 🙌 those big goals don’t happen over night, they happen because you keep choosing them as a priority and you continue to learn and grow from your experiences #equestrianmovement
Esme and I settled in nicely to our new home in Maryland. She’s starting to become quite the eventing pony! Everyone’s very impressed with her scope when she jumps.
Trail ride fun!
She’s honestly one of the best horses out there. She’s taught me so much over the last few months and I could not be more grateful for it. Despite the fact that I’m still not super confident jumping bigger she helped my around the show yesterday hardly ever putting a foot out of place. Although we didn’t place in any of our classes, I’m still happy with out performance for the most part; especially our 2’6” round(the first pic is from this). Now, the slightly more touchy part of the day was the 2’9”. Although I am physically capable of showing this height, my brain just isn’t ready yet and the nerves but me in the butt so I did my best to get around the warmup class and ended up scratching my timed round because I couldn’t handle the stress of it and I wasn’t feeling confident enough to power through it yesterday. This was by far the biggest lesson I learned. Yesterday my brain just wasn’t ready to handle that height and I gave it a real shot which was what I found the hardest; to try really hard but still fail. What I really need to wrap my head around is that no matter how hard I try, there is going to be a point where I can’t handle things and I’ll mess up and potentially fail miserably. But messing up and doing poorly is not a failure, it is a lesson, albeit a hard one
This post is probably all over the place but whatever 🤷♀️
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here’s a very rare picture of me 😂 (and my friend’s pony)
had a lesson today, so i didn’t go to the barn! i exercised miss annabelle (picture) and had a lesson on lena. both girls were good! i did a lot of trot/canter poles with lena and did a fairly difficult course as well! which resulted in me losing my balance and making lena run out of a jump lol sorry snaggles 🤷🏽♀️😂 going to the barn tomorrow to lunge sunny and margo, and ride estrella!
solid colored or pinto horses i like solid colored horses (but i am a sucker for black pintos)
I’ve been in kinda of a weird spot with Charlie so we’ve been going back to basics recently and just enjoying each others company! after school i did stalls and then went to see pokey and play around with him a bit, he’s so out of shape we were only able to do a little bit! can’t wait to get on him, he’s gonna be fun!
Gorgeous new Regal Red Swish Browband with lovely silver rhinestone crowns! Now that is Swish! 😊
A couple of interesting lessons today - for me at least! Seeing what a difference groundwork can make in riding, especially in how your horse uses his body when he moves.
Horse A has the basics down, he can yield his hind like nobody's business. He is responsive to boundary setting, and has a different level of communication with his rider. He can seperate his hind from his front, and elevate over poles.
Horse B is green all round but progressing nicely. He hasn't done any groundwork, and isn't entirely sure how he should be using his body. He falls on to his fore and tends to knock poles, I believe because he doesn't know where his hind end/feet are, and he doesn't know how to move each end of his body separately.
People often avoid groundwork because they don't believe it translates to ridden work. What I saw today really proved it to me. If you can't complete basic manoeuvres on the ground, with slack in the rope and a calm if not happy expression on the horses face, you're going to struggle once you're in the saddle. We have so many more ways to put pressure and release on a horse when we're on the ground. Our body language seems to translate that much easier becuase we're more aware of it. We tend to find it easier to turn our dial up/down when we're on the ground. There are many more ways you can teach your horse to give to pressure from the ground than from its back. And, once you're sat on your horse, the horses feet are your feet. You no longer have 100% control of where your feet are going - a horse is an animal with thoughts and feelings of its own remember! Having a horse bolt, hit the end of the lead rope and yield its hind is always going to be much safer than having a horse bolt with a rider who loses complete control.
There's so much to this work. I'm only just starting to feel like I can enjoy it, as I'm confident enough in my abilities to deal with any problems that may arise. I still get nervous, of course, but the learning process is definitely becoming that much more fascinating and, dare I say, satisfactory as my level of understanding increases and I have the opportunity to work with other horses and their humans. #LifetimeJourney
My Mom always says “stay on your own trail!” I didn’t really understand what that meant until I started making my tack. We have only shipped out one order but I ask her all the time how the person liked it because I really want people to like it as much as me. I know I have to keep going ahead and making styles I love because that is the only way it will be good ♥️.
swipe to see the cutest video ever 😂his face when he sniffs my phone is so cuteeee ❤️
sooo today he was super super super good, even after the corn coming down around the outdoor arena so a lot had changed, but he went around like an old pro and was vey very good!
worked on a few jumps and he was really god for that as well ☺️
also, he got front shoes on finally!!! his gaits felt like they improved a bit with the shoes which is awesome too! he also went out with (most) of the big herd today, which he seems to have done well with!
also featuring his green nose from his alfalfa pellets 😂 it wasn’t too bad today but the other day there was green all the way up to about where the noseband goes... 😂
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Not a bad way to end the work day
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During my time in Amsterdam I had a wonderful conversation with my cousin about the role of women in society. As someone who never identified with the conservative way of life I can’t understand why this still is an issue at all - isn’t it 2018 already Women get still so quickly forced into roles, it’s ridiculous. You have to be one thing 100% and you should never even think of changing your mind - at least this is what they say. My niece used to ask me a lot why I am not married already, because it was so normal to her that a woman should be with a guy. It was hard and sometimes even impossible to explain her why a woman can happily be on her own. There is no limitation on how you want to live your life. My career occupied a huge amount of my 20s and yet I am not sad when I see the girls I went to school with getting married, building houses and raising a family. You need to sort your priorities, and by this I really mean YOUR priorities. Not your parents’ ones, not your boyfriend’s, not your best friend’s. Yours. If you want to get married at 19 it is okay, and if you don’t think of marriage at 27 it is as okay. If you decide to be on your own at 50 it is still fine and guess what - you are allowed to change your mind. What’s important is that you never use another person to define yourself or your value in this world. Being a wife or mother should be a part of your purpose in this life, but not all of it. There is more to explore beyond this. You should respect the other person and not encumber them with fulfilling you. This is up to you and nobody else. Be the good friend, be the crazy aunty, be the loving mother, be the business person, be the curious student, be the broken hearted girl, be the warrior, be whatever you need to be to become who you truly are. Be a seeker and a giver in every possible way. All else will come to you when the time is right. 🌿
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This cute pair of Shetland ponies always makes me smile when I pick up the dry cleaning! And how lucky am I to live in an area where there is still open space like this opposite a group of local businesses! #redlandscoast #shetlandpony #shetlandponiesofinstagram
Comin’ in hot 🔥🔥🔥
I HAD THE BEST RIDE ON GYPSY IVE EVER HAD😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 she was so amazing oml I worked on counter arcing, stopping, backing, switching leads, and staying at a slow consistent jog on the verticle and she did everything perfectly. I'm so glad we are starting to click!
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EQ Critique for @alpha.centari.eq
First thing first - HUGE improvement from where you started. Scrolling through your account you seem like a good rider. Easy with your leg, using spurs correctly, and a balanced seat. The only negative things I see are 1) you lean forward at the canter 2) your hand comes up, luckily though your reins are long so the horse doesn't have a lot of contact 3) your stirrup seems a hole too long and that's probably why your heal comes up.
What are your thoughts
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The light hit this bean so nicely😍😇