*watch for my oh sh*t moment* 😂
so, Rolex isn’t really a jumper & my trainer was like heck it will be fine. So rollie said “um what this” and took a nice long spot and madyson got left behind. 👏🏻👌🏻
anywho, I have a 2 hr early dismissal on Thursday which is neat Bc then I can study for an upcoming test. 🤬
QOTD; when do you start Christmas break? 🎄
AOTD; next Friday! I also have a lesson that day too so I have to try and beg my friend keeley into coming to my lesson to take pictures.
I get asked a lot if horses need to be stalled or blankets all winter. My answer is always the same...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every horse is different, some breed are more cold hardy and sometimes you get the odd one out that doesn't fit the norm. In the end you have to know your horse. I have known Mac here for his whole life. Going on 14 years! And he has ALWAYS needed a blanket! Anything below -15 and this guy will be shivering like you've never seen. Meanwhile my other solid paint will be TOO hot if I blanket her.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Both of them seem to have around the same hair type, they both look fluffy and like they could handle the cold, and neither are skinny at all. Yet they need to be kept in completely different ways despite living in identical conditions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My advise is to start with more than your horse needs and work your way up to see where their tolerance is. If they don't need to be stalled or blanketed it's best to let them be a horse they will be much happier for it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How well does your horse handle the cold?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pour oublier un instant : qu’on est qu’en début de semaine.. que la France n’est pas en forme... qu’on est pas encore sortis de l’hiver... et bien d’autre tracas du quotidien... je vous offre ce magnifique sourire d’Alexandra pour vous souhaiter une belle semaine malgré tout !
Thames Valley Pony Club joined the My Barn Child team!!! We are SO very proud and excited to welcome the @thamesvalleyponyclub to our NEW fundraising program! Their Pony Club group will be an authorized retailer of My Barn Child, with proceeds from their sales going directly into their operating budget! 💓💓💓💓If you are a team, group, pony club or charity interested in our program, please email email@example.com for more information!
I hope whatever jumper I end up with for next season looks as good as @brooke.haless's Optimist Prime in his custom @petergisborninc bonnet from @de_la_coeur. My bonnet design:
✔️ Black with square profile
✔️ Soundproof ears
✔️ PG Inc crest
✔️ Double black crystals
✔️ Left ear embroidery
Visit De La Coeur at the Royal to order yours! They are with @letterperfectembroidery near the Nutty Chocolatier!
Repost from @megansheadressage - Another great weekend in the books with my little 🌟! Feeling very grateful for my team of sponsors, friends, family and coaches who make it all possible❣️ Big thank yous to Holly of @august_equine for keeping Davero and I comfy in our beautiful Equipe saddle, @mad_barn1 for the best supplements to ensure my horses are happy and healthy, @susiedutta for her eyes and guidance every day, and @carlmu and @liam_delaney95 for being amazing grooms, moral support, and friends always!
Fun fact: On horse show mornings, on the way to the show I HAVE to blast Hip Hop and Rap music in the car to get me pumped. 👊🏻 Anyone else have fun rituals or superstitions they have before horse shows? 💗 PC: @lifewithhorsesphoto 📷
#Repost : @holly_barnett_sdlftr Equestrian goals! This lovely horse and rider combo have made leaps and bounds since we first started working together. Being part of their journey and creating a detailed roadmap of their success is what it’s all about. Find out how @august_equine can help you and your horse ride be at your best by contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grafton Street (Turtle 🐢) and I had a great day at the Rip Gauthier Hunter Derby on Saturday! Turtle didn’t bat an eye at all of the commotion, he hunted every jump and booped right over them like he’d done it a billion times. Thank you to @neachai for loaning me her wonderful boy for my first derby. I had so much fun. @willagauthier your derby day is amazing. 💚
Grafton Street (Turtle 🐢) is arriving at our barn today to stay with me for a couple of days to do the Rip Gauthier charity derby! Thank you so much to Theresa Gilligan at @neachai for letting me borrow her pretty boy so I can do the derby! ❤️ Turtle is available for lease, if anyone is looking for a very sweet hunter guy. 🐢 He is currently at @findawayeq. Thank you to his usual rider Nicky for being awesome and organizing his stuff to send for me to use. ⭐️
It is a GORGEOUS day at CHIO Aachen! Ingrid Klimke looking fresh in the warm up ring this morning. Sadly she had a refusal during an otherwise solid round. Julia Krajewski on Chipmunk FRH has a fantastic ride and took the win while New Zealand and Australia dominated the course overall.