Saturday, March 28, 2015

Misty Monster

Well despite best laid plans, riding hasn't happened all that much between busy-ness at the two jobs and with working on my thesis. Sigh. But it better start improving because I sent my entry in for the dressage show today! I only entered Misty but if I have time to ride Jetta, I'd love to enter her as well. We'll see.

In the meantime, here are some fun pics of Misty enjoying an exciting lunge in the roundpen.

She was super hyper because it was feeding time and the other horses turned out were prancing around and snorting so she felt that she should do the same.

Poor thing got galloping so fast and motorcyling at the deep end that she had the most epic fall I've ever seen one of my horses do. Her front legs went under her, I thought she'd recover, but her back end just kept going and going. Finally she fell all the way down onto her side and rolled onto her back with her legs straight up into the air. Gave me quite the scare but after glancing her legs over she took off trotting like nothing happened.


Impressive skid marks
She got a pretty good skinned knee but hasn't been any worse for the wear. She got a good graze afterwards too.

She's not very enthusiastic about taking selfies...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Show Motivation

Sorry for the continued blog silence. I miss writing posts more often but I still can't seem to find the time! I still have kept caught up on everyone's blogs, I still have enough down time for that it seems :)

I've been struggling a lot with motivation to ride lately. Not only do I never seem to find the time, but when I do, I just don't feel like riding. Last week I was really fed up with it, so I paid to have my stalls cleaned for an entire week (such luxury!) and managed to go out and ride three days. Three entire days! What a miracle.

But what better motivation to get my butt in the saddle than to set my sights on a couple shows? There's a couple of the university's equestrian team shows coming up. The event team hosts a jumper schooling show on the 12th of April and the dressage team hosts a dressage league show on the 26th of April. I'm dead set on going to the dressage show and super excited about it. This is the show that I ran for the last four years and I'm really excited to actually be able to ride in it for once! And the club seems to be doing really well without me, it's like it's all grown up. *Sniffle*

I'm not sure I'll be quite ready for the jumper show since I haven't jumped in.... Months? But maybe I can school Misty a couple times and we can do some 2' or maybe some 2'6" classes if I'm feeling crazy.

Speaking of motivation, I decided some new schooling breeches were in order. I love my Smartpak Piper's and since I only have one pair of full seats, I really wanted a second pair. But now, Perfect Sit of Sweden is having a sale and I completely blame SprinklerBandit and Amanda for making me want one. Grr. I could get such a neat bridle for a good price! And a cool clippy martingale thingy. Not that I could even decide what color to get it in...

Bridle Jump Off Revolution
**Grabby hands**

I have all the wants and not enough of the monies. Sigh.