Thursday, July 18, 2013

Buncha' Asshats

There are two of them, actually.

One is myself.

I did it again.

While I was doing this....

(Celebrating A's 21st)
I was doing this (apparently)....

HAHAHA. Goddamit. What is my drunk brain thinking?? That money grows on trees?

You may all remember a few years ago when I did the EXACT same thing with with a 3 point german made breastplate. I spent lots more on that one.

Whats a tack whore to do though? I guess my reasoning  (I can slightly remember saying this to myself) was that "hey, its an HDR, Jackie is taking her 5 point back, I NEEEEED one (DUH WE ARE EVENTERS (THAT DONT EVEN EVENT BTW)) and its soooo cheap. Yes. MUST HAVE. Bid please!"

My phone bling blooped at me around 11pm and I was like "Holy shit guys, I guess I accidentally bought a 5 point?" All of my friends ride so they of course supported my dumb ass, but silently judged me because I had been complaining about the $5 cover because I'm "too poor for this shit".

And thats the story of me and Ebay and why I am an asshat.

The second assface is my silly pony. Apparently when you give an 11 year old hock injections it takes away 8 years of training.  Like, all of it.

I have the war wounds to prove it (blisters).

I lunged Yankee tuesday and he was looking FABULOUS. And fresh. He spent half the time bucking. I chalked it up to being penned up in his stall for the required 3 days after injections. But seriously, fabulous. Toe flicky, hind end engaged, back round, etc.

He feels like a new man.

Too new. Like out of the uterus new. Jerk.

I rode yesterday and about cried.

Pone was THE definition of green. As soon as I got on he was tense, nervous, tight, resistant, tossy, jerky and assholey. He yanked on my hands, danced sideways, tossed his head, squealed, bucked, resisted contact, danced in place (oooh la la, PIAFFE!) and made me look a complete idiot (of course everyone was in the ring that day).

All he really seemed to want to do was dance around sideways and be an idiot, so I said FINE LETS SCHOOL HALF PASS FOR HALF HOUR.

They were flawless. He loved it. I guess he just wanted to dance?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Distractions

While I sit here waiting for 3 days to pass so I can ride my pone again, I shall share what we did before he got his wittle hockies injected.

"Mom, I am seriously bored. This is horseshit. And I hate my hay."


I did "gallop" sets on Tuesday.....

My new fav pic of us.

Dont you love the troxel? Left my CO helmet in Jackies car

That white blur is Levi, the dog.


 ....and Wednesday Jackie and I spent ALL day at our barns. All day. =Sunburns.

We jumped Yanks just a little bit first, considering I knew he was just slightly ouchy. He sure didn't act like it though, rollbacks, engagement and flllyying over fences. So willing. I swear, if you didn't know Yankee/horses that well, you wouldnt even notice the so very slight hitch in his getalong. (Yes, I was told by the vet up until the injections it was OK to continue riding like normal).

I wasn't riding very well that day actually. I don't really know why but my position sucketh, kept getting left behind and I was all wrong distance wise. Luckily Yankee tolerates his human.



My face is absolutely ridiculous. What am I doing forreal in this picture...


Getting quite left behind..ooops

Atttaaack

We could toats win some hunter eq if I liked hunters.

And then there's this...result of myself whacking up distances.

Better


Yankee always loves his second mommy on his back too. I actually think he jumped better for  her all the verticals which I am insanely jealous of since verticals are my fear/nemisis.


After my barn, we went to Jackie's to school miss mare. I love this horse but sometimes I really can't ride her...like at all. I was on the struggle bus getting her to jump. The key with Isis is light contact...but literally..like, no contact (unless you're her mommy) and I just can't ride like that. My epic failure led to both of us hating each other and Isis shutting down. I couldn't even get her to turn or jump a 2 foot vertical and I was the most upset. I should be able to ride any horse, but I guess I've been spoiled with one beast for 8 years and my ability to "catch ride" has suffered.


Trying SO hard to give an epic release
Luckily we have no pictures of our cantering in place/not turning/running into fences/dying.

Jackie and mare were of course, a pair, and tackled the new barn fence with some major style. Check it..

I wish she'd let me ride her with contact, LOLZ
I'm hoping Isis isn't a one person horse, but I can say that Jackie has really turned this mare around into something super nice. I won't even be mad if she can't sell her and she's stuck with her forever ;)
Those knees doh>>>   

The MOST funnest part of the whole day involved a pond and  no shoes. And one sweaty horse.

WE WENT SWIMMING!!! It was terrifying. And fabulous.

I've been one other time with Yankee and it was equally as scary. If you've never done it, you feel like you're about to slide off and die. But it is SO COOL at the same time. We were so proud of Isis for taking us both in! Good mare!


Jackie
Me, almost dying.

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