Howhighcanyoujump

"Decide what to be and go be it" -Avett Brothers

I just want to jump my horse..

But I don’t have the money to take a lesson right now, and our barn has a ‘no jumping outside of lessons’ rule :(

Horses give us lots of bruises and broken bones, and nobody who has worked around horses underestimates their capacity to cripple us.
So their power to heal us sometimes seems only fair. That said, horses can’t cure us of all our ills, especially some of those that they bring about. But they do seem to be able to save us from ourselves, not by offering us New Age medicine but by demanding a kind of old-fashioned concentration, similar to that practiced by meditative regimes throughout the world, and with the same familiar stages: composing ourselves in the place we find ourselves in, surrendering our ego, and seeking a moment-no more- of rightness. This takes is into the company of the first person to watch a horse and to wonder at its power and presence. It’s holy ground. It’s also dangerous territory.

—J. Edward Chamberlin, “How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations” (via grabmane)

(via herosandwich)

Cute baby Findley at work today! Expects me to feed him or something… Haha

Cute baby Findley at work today! Expects me to feed him or something… Haha

My job wins….. I get to play with baby horses. :)

My job wins….. I get to play with baby horses. :)

Just got done with 14hrs of being at the barn, working for 11 and riding my pony and doing my own chores for the rest. Wanted to get on my other two but by golly I was in so much pain.
Barn jobs suck if they last too many hours.

Just got done with 14hrs of being at the barn, working for 11 and riding my pony and doing my own chores for the rest. Wanted to get on my other two but by golly I was in so much pain.
Barn jobs suck if they last too many hours.

train-to-win:

And this jump..that is the most detailed and creative jump I think I’ve ever seen. SO cool!
Photo not mine.


Love this jump!

train-to-win:

And this jump..that is the most detailed and creative jump I think I’ve ever seen. SO cool!

Photo not mine.

Love this jump!

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Aisle of the new barn, and my two cuddling in their personal grass paddock! Seriously love this barn. Everyone is so nice and the caliber of horses at the top barn is great to be around :)