To the Left, to the Left

Sunday was another grid lesson, since almost no one has been able to jump their horses in the past few weeks. I don’t know when it happened, but somehow I’ve found myself on the horse that is great even after a vacation. Weird. Continue reading

Building the Ego

Val has always been a horse who thinks quite highly of himself. I think it’s kind of a thoroughbred thing really. Though I do try to keep his attitude in check a little bit, he does best when you let him have his ego to some extent. He performs best when he’s really confident in his own ability, and I think that’s probably true of most horses. Continue reading

Red Mares

I am finally mostly recovered from Vacation mode and back in the swing of things at work. I landed in Austin Monday night, and I finally got to see my horse yesterday who was not bad, but also not that great. But I’m not worried. We had a “bad” day, but it was the kind of ride that once upon a time was called a good day, so I’m rolling with it. Despite being happy to see my horse and my dog and my boyfriend, I’m already missing the beautiful Virginia hills Continue reading

Consistency

After a month with no lessons, I’ve had a weekend lesson two weeks in a row, and I have another lesson tonight! I do like schooling on my own, but a little consistency with lessons is good. I also got my new tall boots in last week, and after wearing them around the apartment for two days, they went to the barn so I could hack in them and start getting them to break in more. Continue reading

Pin Oak II – Hunters and Equitation

I am, undeniably, a hunter princess at heart. I love my little race car, and we have a lot of fun. But I dream of when my baby horse is finally all grown up and we are doing derbies and the like. So I had a lot of fun watching the hunter ring and reminiscing on my junior days. Back when I was a junior, I had a horse that probably could have done hunters and big eq., Continue reading