Felt the need to GIF this even though this is a terrible GIF lol
Richard Spooner you are god.
I don’t care that this isn’t dressage. This is how you prevent massive crashes. Give your horse his head if he’s going through a jump.
Holy fuck, didn’t even realize he dropped the reins until like, the third time watching it….. but literally, a perfect save. It’s true so often; if you let the horse get you out of a sticky situation, instead of trying to fix it yourself, you’ll turn out alright.
Reblogging again. This is a horse who knows his job, and such an amazing rider.
Exactly. If you’re flopping through a big jump or just tripping on the ground, give your horse their head. They don’t want to fall just as much if not more than you don’t. They will do what they need to to right themselves and get through it. Your job at that point is to stay out of their way and just stay balanced. You can reconnect with the horse once trouble has passed.
This is amazing riding and can I just say that is a seat we should all strive for no matter our discipline because dat balance.
Also this is trust between a horse and rider. Not stupid tricks. Trusting them to get you through danger like this safely and relinquishing control in a moment of unexpected panic is trust.
anyone gonna comment on how Richard’s legs DON’T do the swoop when he rides like this?
Whenever I don’t see a spot I grab the buckle, use leg, and follow my horses lead
Love this. Horse loves his job, and yeah Richard’s legs are way stiller!
I feel your pain horseingaboutt I think I’m allergic to my own sweat so I get really bad excema especially in the summer. I used to do baking soda baths, Epsom salt baths, and I’ve heard oatmeal baths work as well. Everyone always told me I needed to figure out the root cause, but I never could pin point it. Finally my doctor have me the steroid cream that I use ULTRA sparingly whenever I get a spot that is starting to get bad. And that’s helped over the last year or so. I can live pretty normally now.
Ah sorry howhighcanyoujump I literally only just saw this…
I’m taking Benedryl anyway for allergies (fat lot of use it’s doing though tbh) and it’s making zero difference to the skin thing. But thanks anyway fo the suggestion :)
I wonder whether it might be worth switching to different allergy medication? I don’t even know. I’ve only ever used over the counter stuff from my pharmacist, but I think I’m going to have to bring it up next time I have a GP appointment. This whole thing is driving me insane right now.
indoor training with Clayton Fredericks
grid with commentary by the rider, Flora Harris
Omg this is adorable
I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever seen cross ties clipped on those specific halter rings. I’ve only ever seen them clipped on the noseband rings, or the ring under the chin. (Not criticizing, just pointing that out).
He’s just too short for the crossties :) he’s 11.2hh so if I clip to the noseband the poor fella has to hold his head up
Nah. My FEI level fancy barn does it all the time. Drives me insane, but that’s how they do it- even on the 18hh ponies.
I knew a few rich ladies at my barn that did that, and I asked why once, they didn’t know… It was personal preference… I think it made the horse stand a little more forward in the cross ties so they wouldn’t wedge their butts against the wall possibly… Haha idk.