As I packed up to leave for #RebeccaFarms and started to feel my nerves work their way in, I called @silverspringranch for a pick me up and some words of wisdom. ‘Just remember that this experience is all about you and your pony - nothing else matters.’ was her advice. It’s so easy to get focused on winning, get caught up in the competition or feel intimidated by all the teams with their expensive horses-tack-equipment. I am incredibly competitive and can be very hard on myself — but when I looked into my heart of hearts, what I really wanted was to show up, check my nerves, try our best, learn something new and feel like we had a positive adventure TOGETHER. So I took her words to heart and really focused on how Pad and I were communicating. We had a soft and focused dressage test, took lovely bareback rides through the fields at sunset, rode the hell out of the cross country course and qualified for the American Eventing Championships in August! Pad has never been so relaxed or happy to see me at any of our previous trials, and we worked exceptionally well together as a team. He made me incredibly proud and today we finished our fourth horse trial ever in 12th place. We aren’t heading home with one of those fancy ribbons but in my heart we are taking home our very own big blue love ribbon. 🥇 💙 🐴 #proudponymom#thatlldoPonybuns#connemarapony#eventingpony#rebeccafarm2018#voltairedesign#smartpakpipers#hitairjacket#mountainhorse#airowear#gratitudeadventure#happinessproject
#throwbackthursday This is my Willy boy! I’ve always said he was my first true love.. I had 3 wonderful horses before Willy came into my life. However, this stout black gelding taught me so much. I learned to swing up bareback on him, gallop down a steep hill bareback , rope steers off him in the rodeos, how to sidepass up to gate & open/ close it. Willy never took a wrong step in the 15 years! When I got the call from my wonderful friend who was keeping him in knee high grass that Willy had passed on at the age of 23, I wept for a week. Willy my boy, you will always be the greatest horse I’ve ever stepped on. Thanks taking care of me all those years ago. A true gentleman! #horseofinstagram#horse#instahorse#aqha#mountainhorse#mountainlife#livinglife#tbt#backcountry#sky#montana#montanasky#countryside
Buckshot is a 9 year old Kentucky mountain gelding. He stands good for farrier, baths, and loads great! He is broke to ride but needs an experienced rider with time to work him everyday! He rides on trails or works in the arena. Buckshot will keep you on your toes but has the potential to be an amazing horse! He has classic palomino markings and stands about 15.3hh. Call for more information or to schedule a time to come check him out! UTD on everything including farrier work, shots, and coggins. Trail ride photos are from Sunday 7-15-18 and trim with farrier was this morning!
Keep dreaming big and keep training hard 🙌🏻💪🏻🤙🏻 Obviously wearing @mountainhorseofficial who wouldn’t be when it looks that good 🙌🏻 Also wearing my @samshield_unitedkingdom hat. Where can you get your outfit!!??..🔥@pointersequine is the one 🔥
📸 4yo BERTIE in the BN on Saturday 🤩 just had the last fence in the 2nd phase down.
Wearing my @mountainhorseofficial ‘brilliant event top’ in Navy and ‘Soverign high rider boots’ highly recommend the show top to keep you cool in this heat wave! 🌊
Available to purchase from @pointersequine (p.s they have a 50% sale on 🤫) www.pointersequine.com