Monday, December 19, 2016

December's 10 Questions

Courtesy of L, as usual.

Does your horse need shoes?
I don't currently own a horse, but most of the ones I've known wore shoes. Baby had fronts, and so did Music. Max has fronts in the winter when he fox hunts, but his owner pulls them in the summer.

What do you think of the barefoot vs shoes debate?
Personally, I'd love to see every horse barefoot, but I understand that there are circumstances where a horse is going to need shoes. In the case where competition is the reason, I think we just need to do better work at creating effective, safe hoof boots. Until then, shoes and studs.

Miss J's Romeo and his nakey hoofers
Favorite season for riding?
Summer. Call me crazy, but I like the warmth, and I sneeze less.

How many shows do you think you’ve gone to?
Too many, lol. Whether I'm helping or showing or both, I've been to a decent amount.

Missing this ring and Karl right about now
Do you consider yourself a good rider?
Eh, not really, but that's mainly because I lack consistency at the moment. It's proven very easy for me to have setbacks, and then I get bad habits, and yadda yadda. Not having regular training over the summer (which was totally my fault) led to bad habits with my hands and balance. It's slowly getting better.

How experienced do you think someone needs to be to own a horse?
Depends on the circumstance. There's a bare minimum somewhere, and if you meet that bare minimum but have a professional to help you out, by all means, go for it. If you're going it alone, however, you better know what's going on. Too many people own horses and don't know jack squat about the necessities for ownership.

Have you ever gotten into a fight with your trainer?
I had a falling out with my last trainer, which I really don't like to talk about.

Describe your dream horse.
A horse. Any horse. I will take whatever you have.

Or this horse. He cute.
Does anyone in your family ride?
Nah. My dad keeps telling me that my mom wanted to have a stable, but my mom has shut down his claim. It would be super convenient if at least someone in my family knew what was going on with the large dogs that I seem to love so much, but such is life.

If you could ride any horse in the world, which one would it be? why?
Chicardo. I also want Fifi to breed her mare to him, but I've been pushing that cart for a while now.

1 comment:

  1. I always hope each horse I have will be barefoot, not quite there yet.


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