i should bet… i always pick winners!
I wish I could park my ass here all day, it’s so lovely.
The galloping path behind the farthest-most treeline is where I came off last summer, and almost broke my back/died. I also fell on a jump in their sand ring on my first ride back from that fall with Dolly.
So this property has not been suuuuper kind to me. But it’s still gorgeous.
Dolly was ultra spook-tastic yesterday. Also very ignorant and bitchy with a ‘C’. So we are officially in bootcamp starting today. She’s cute, but she is the devil, and just a further reminder of why I will always own geldings.
i want to ride here….. where we are in the city there is never anywhere that you can go far…
so my schooling half chaps/paddock boots are pretty much done so I decided to get a pair of boots to school in. My budget is probably 500-600, but would like tospend less. I need something that’s going to hold up with a lot of use and not break down super fast. I’m considering the new Ariat contours…. Any thoughts?
girl that got part of her lower lip bitten off after teaching her pony to kiss is one of the reasons i don’t condone tricks
my horse was in cross-ties and i went around the corner, when i came back some girl was trying to teach my horse to kiss…. NOT IMPRESSED. my horses only know how to bow and that’s for the stretch…
and i’m just like: I like my free warmblood, and my pony(who’s leased out) thank-you v. much! Not that i wouldn’t LOOOOVe to have lots of super expensive imported horses… i would just feel guilty.
Jump off of the 1.60 m CSI5* Hermes Grand Prix in Paris today.
Reed killed it as usual.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the masterful clear round and win by one of the top riders in the world? This is why Ludger Beerbaum is an Olympic champion and consistently at the top. He rode an extremely technically correct round and does not use speed to win. Our riders, jumper AND eventing, can stand to learn something from watching Ludger ride… notice how he is behind when Reed pushes for speed? But the passes her as he sets up for and takes the tight turns and holds his line for the slice? How he doesn’t run his horse down to the final oxer, nor does he have to? Did that round LOOK fast? NO. But it was, because he kept the canter and took the shortest paths possible. THAT is “killing it”!
love the part at the end with the side by side. really cool to see how Ludger’s course was just a bit faster!!
^^ for that bolded commentary.