I am really glad I have these gorgeous @hamerandclay ornaments. I admittedly got pretty emotional when I pulled them out but I will always treasure them.
I have been pretty down this past week but ready to get back to the barn and start riding again. Hopefully the little black dragon stays grounded for our first ride back 🤞🏼!
#VFTT for the first show back in the adults! Zeus was such a good boy this week for the greens and today for me! 🥰 We didn’t pin in anything but I’m SO happy with my riding and his attitude/behavior, and proud of myself for riding the combination like I wasn’t terrified of it 🤪 swipe to see some videos of our trips (including the ghost we saw lol) .
Also a big shout out to @anabannana7 for riding him in the greens for me, you made my boy look so pretty ❤️ .
The first episode of Amateur Hour: An Equestrian Podcast is now available! You can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcast, or just follow the link in my bio. Be sure to subscribe, so you can listen to our next episode as soon as we release it. We hope you enjoy it! Tell us what you think!
Our sale horse Florian and his lessee @bailey_andi cooled down sans saddle a few days ago. These two have been partnered for most of 2018, doing the amateur jumpers, but this guy is ready for his next adventure! Anyone looking for a super cute 16.2 project who's safe enough for an adult amateur to hop on bareback? Check this guy out! #salehorse#laemjumper#adultamateur#lacadianequine#horsesofinstagram
Lela is pretty awesome... but riding a young horse is not always roses. Last night for the first time I was worried about my AA ability to stick the ‘freshness’. By this mornings 7:30 lesson, I had my lovely Lela back and I’m thrilled with how my lesson went. So excited to see how we develop this winter! #horsesofinstagram#hunterjumper#adultamateur
Amateur hour presents our next podcaster: Olivia McDowell! Olivia is a 23 year old adult amateur event rider from Maryland. Olivia owns and rides a 7 year old Oldenburg NA mare named, Juliet. Juliet, who was bred by Olivia’s mom, is competing at the beginner novice level and will be making the move up to novice in 2019. Olivia just graduated from Temple University and is awaiting acceptance into an accelerated nursing program. We’re so excited to have an eventer in our podcast group! You can find Olivia and Juliet on their Instagram page, @remarkablemare!
I always love how sharp chestnuts look in black 🖤 also love how you can see one of Z’s grey spots on his belly, you only really see them when he’s clipped and he has 2 or 3 of them on his body. I should know what they’re called but I don’t... #ActionZ#Zeus EDIT: the spots are called Ben d’or spots or grease spots!!
I love that my trainer puts in training rides every week. It’s made a big difference in Lex’s disposition (making fewer unilateral decisions—lol) and is especially helpful during the cold months when spirits are up.
However, his rides are probably the only video I will get this winter until @soloshotupdates enables indoor shooting.
What do you guys use to shoot in your indoor?
Now that I’m stateside again and am settling back into my rhythm, I thought I’d share some travel related #mondaymusthaves for all you busy pony lovers on the go! 🌟
1️⃣ This Works Pillow Spray— This spray really does make all the difference! It makes all of your pillows smell like a luxury hotel and helps you get a good nights sleep. A nice touch when you are always on the road in a different bed. It helps me settle in and feel right at home.
2️⃣Ostrich Pillow for travel— you guys know how hard it can be to get comfortable on the road. This seriously is the PERFECT neck, head and eye pillow for the plane or car! Plus it is super soft and easy to carry on.
3️⃣The Away Carry On bag (I have the large carry on)— It is amazing how much you can fit in this bag, and we all know how much stuff equestrians have to pack when we travel. A huge bonus is that the charger is removable so you can use it even if you aren’t using the bag. #equestrian#showjumping#showjumping#adultammystrong#adultamateur#adultammy#hunterjumper#rodanandfields#horse#horsesofinstagram#equestriansofinstagram#musthaves#equestrianwellness#ringbag#makeup#gotoproducts
It's a @meyersaddlesusa !! I decided to give the brand a try after doing some research. The saddle was designed to provide spine and wither clearance, along with maximizing total freedom of the horse's shoulders!