adayofriding:

1.10m.


Where the hell do they have 1.10 classes that give out what looks to be a TIFFANY’S BOX as a prize.Gotta get me there

adayofriding:

1.10m.

Where the hell do they have 1.10 classes that give out what looks to be a TIFFANY’S BOX as a prize.
Gotta get me there

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lifelongequestrian:

no texting and riding


I can’t deal with the proportions of this photo. Is it a pony? It looks like a pony but she looks like she fits it. So confused

lifelongequestrian:

no texting and riding

I can’t deal with the proportions of this photo. Is it a pony? It looks like a pony but she looks like she fits it. So confused

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This article is the truth

Ricky

Ricky

thedragonstudio:

sarahh-07:

My mind just doesn’t comprehend. In Australia you have a groom if you’re a World Cup rider. That’s basically it. The rest of us run around with our 1/2/3 horses and just do it all ourselves including braiding and all that jazz.
This post really has no point but everytime I see a…

does my mum count? If so then y’all better watch out..

If they do I owe a LOT of back pay

sarahh-07:

My mind just doesn’t comprehend. In Australia you have a groom if you’re a World Cup rider. That’s basically it. The rest of us run around with our 1/2/3 horses and just do it all ourselves including braiding and all that jazz.
This post really has no point but everytime I see a…

I generally have a friend (fellow rider)/mum/sister around to give me a hand with practice rails and such if I need it but I wouldn’t ever say I’ve had anyone act as my “groom”. If all else fails I’ve in the past palmed my horse off to a random bystander to go walk a SJ course.
Obviously eventing is different with cross country cool down and everything and I’ve got nothing against people who have and use grooms but it’s just such a foreign concept to me at the amateur levels and it seems to be so common overseas

Reading all these American/European posts about grooms

My mind just doesn’t comprehend. In Australia you have a groom if you’re a World Cup rider. That’s basically it. The rest of us run around with our 1/2/3 horses and just do it all ourselves including braiding and all that jazz.
This post really has no point but everytime I see a photo of a horse and rider stacking and the comments “oh that poor groom” my brain just kind of boggles because it’s really not a huge thing here.

anorie:

Dear Ringers and Tolkienites,

I’ve just found out through his owner’s Facebook page that Blanco, better known to all of us as Shadowfax, has passed away. He became very ill in late March and after two weeks at a veterinary hospital for horses, he was finally put to sleep. Cynthia, his owner, who loved him dearly, did all she could and was with him when he went. She is in a very difficult place now, having lost her good friend and having to pay for his medical bills. 

I think it’s safe to say that the Tolkien community has been touched by this beautiful boy. He was everything we imagined Shadowfax to be, and a wonderful friend to Cynthia. She has set up a fundraiser to help pay for his treatment bills, as she’s having trouble financially dealing with other issues. If you have anything to spare, please donate to her, out of love and memory for this beautiful horse, who will live on forever in our hearts. 

Rest Easy, Blanco. Thank You. 

[Show Your Love For Shadowfax fundraiser]

[Cynthia Royal’s Facebook]

[Blanco’s Facebook Fan Page]

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April Gold Cup Show

I’m a member of the Queensland Showjumping Club Inc (QSJCI) who just ran their second show at the very fancy QSEC venue since forming last September, with the penultimate class being the 1.20m Gold Cup sponsored by the Hamood family & Glen Haven Park Aust.
Gandy had gone and gotten an abscess only to come sound again Friday morning so there was no way he got to come along. In his place I stole Ben from my sister for the Amateur & 1.0m - 1.05m & rode the course builders mare in the 90cm and 1.0m - 1.05m. The course builder tells me he’s upped the mare’s feed because he thought she was getting too tired and as I got on her to ride over I could see that tired definitely wasn’t going to be a problem. It’s hard because she’s not my horse but she is for sale and we’d had some really nice rounds lately with just a green rail in the 1.05 last jump club and now I was sitting on a rocket that couldn’t canter a corner, so that was a bust and frustrated me a bit because I enjoy riding other people’s horses and the only way you get that is putting in good catch rides which is hard when you’re on a ball of nervous energy. Ben had a naughty moment in the Amateur with 2 stops at the terrifying planks but jumped around the rest of it nicely once I got him moving and I need to just be more forward from the start I think. We finished the day with a win on the 1.0m - 1.05m which paid for my day and gave me a tidy profit. I got to have a zoom in the jumpoff as well since if there’s a fast horse around they’re generally jumping around that height. Lucky Ben is the speed master and smoked them. Next up is a clinic with Becky Jenkins on Gandy and then a 2 day clinic with Paula & Olivia Hamood which I’m super keen for

Thinking of doing show/ride wrap ups at least for myself so that I can look back later, hopefully nobody finds it completely unbearable

Tags: personal

Ricky is less than impressed at the concept of lunging

Ricky is less than impressed at the concept of lunging

kill-la-noodle:

have you accepted our Lord and Saviour The Dressage Training Scale?

I need to keep this at the front of my mind even more so with Ricky now

kill-la-noodle:

have you accepted our Lord and Saviour The Dressage Training Scale?

I need to keep this at the front of my mind even more so with Ricky now

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laraalys:

SO PROUD OF THIS CUTIE! 
Finished up 7th! He was absolutely awesome, the cross country course was huge but he took me to everything, didn’t spook at anything. Clear cross country with 4.4 time penalties and clear show jumping with no time.

laraalys:

SO PROUD OF THIS CUTIE!
Finished up 7th! He was absolutely awesome, the cross country course was huge but he took me to everything, didn’t spook at anything. Clear cross country with 4.4 time penalties and clear show jumping with no time.

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roanappaloosa:

inter-costal riding Quest

This is what I’m dealing with while poor Gandy has an abscess. Man I wish I had my stables already