Showing posts from September, 2016

Possible Lease Pon #1

Meet Oscar Except, we already know Oscar. But on the flip side, we don't know Oscar as well as we thought. And by we, I mean me. "Stop blabbing, woman" I rode Oscar for the first time a little under a year ago, and I remember feeling quite comfortable with him. I can say with 99% certainty that he was comfortable with me too; this horse is unflappable. He's an OTTB, and while he does get a bit speedy while cantering in groups, you literally just have to whisper "whoa" and immediately he's right back with you. It's because of this that I strongly considered him as my lease horse for next year. Unfortunately, his chances of coming home with me were shot after the very first lesson. A fellow team member told me about all the issues Oscar had and still has. He was only used twice in my lesson last year. The first time was when he being ridden by someone else (and subsequently broke her wrist or elbow or something in that general area). The

Fashion Thursday: I'm Faded

1. Bette Court Cool Elements Polo 2. Gucci Interlocked Belt 3. GPA Speed Air Leather S VG1 Helmet 4. FixDesign Pantalone Stampa Silicone 5. LeMieux ProSport CC/Jumping Suede Square Beige 6. Horze Elisa Tallboot

And a year later, Leia

So, last year, for my second IHSA lesson , I started out on Leia, but I was then moved onto Romeo because he was being an angry beasty, and he quickly became the love of my life, only to be replaced by Pixel, who will now also be replaced because he was sold. Anyways, I was originally put down to ride Tiber, but then I switched onto Leia to finish what last year started. As is the norm for this time of year, it was disgustingly hot. Our lesson was filled with a lot of walk breaks in between trotting, cantering, transitions, and some no stirrup work. Leia was her normal, speedy pony self, but she wasn't too unmanageable after the jumps. We just trot a crossbar once then cantered it then we were done. Not much to do in the heat.

Vlog #6: First Ride Back

Filmed Friday, September 8th, 2016.

Goals Part 3: An Alternate Timeline

Options, people. As a bit of an extension on my Leasing Adventures post, what, exactly, am I gonna do if I can't find a budget friendly horse to lease? I've already lowered my height preference to 2'6", even 2'3" if it's a horse that shows potential. Personally, I'm not about to work a 2'6" horse up to 3'0" unless the horse has some prior experience. I have four months to work with them and would rather not stress about it. That doesn't mean I won't try to school higher with them, but I don't want to push it competitively. Tried that, didn't work out Now, let's put jumping to the side for a moment. As we all know, my Dressage adventures have been limited. That being said, it's still been fruitful; the lower level stuff has seemed to click fairly well with me. In the past, I've been very against the idea of competing in Dressage except for the occasional tag along. Like every other discipline, the