Monday, August 25, 2014

Informal Blog Hoppiness

Considering I haven't ridden in days and have no new material, and I like to jump on trendy trains, I decided to hit up the Informal Blog Hop.

I recently did a little blogpost about Bacardi and his 12 week transformation so staying true to the theme, why not throw in Yankee too?

I got Yankee as a bright eyed bushy tailed newly turned 4 year old (literally, had just turned four) and he was a bit cray. You can read more on his "about" page. It took us over a year to get to his first show. I believe it was in late 2006, or early 2007.

Nice. This test was wonderful and full of sqeals and bucks. I specifically remember the judge commenting, "lively". HA.

I have better pictures of his progress, but these are from our last dressage show together that we got  pics. Show Me State Games/ USDF Team Champs. 2nd level. July 2013.

 HUGE Difference. And is tail *crying emoji* RIP.

I have one pic of his first showjumping course over BN, in 2007. Sadly, this was before the "age" of the technology explosion, so we hardly have any pics from his early years. Only the ridiculous overly priced profesh pics taken at the shows.

wittle babeh fences
Jesus, we are both so little and adorable.

I don't have any recent and decent showjumping pics, even though we did 3 shows last year over fences, but here's one of him jumping 5ft last summer. That's a lot of height in 8 years.

So proud of this horse! 8 years is a long time to ride the same horse and I couldn't have asked for a better companion over the years. Love those OTTBs and their willingness to learn!

For shits & gigs, here's a "first ride" pic vs a "last ride" pic for Bacardi.

May 2014

August 2014

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  1. That jumping transformation picture just blows me away!

  2. Yankee has really filled out, what a hunk!

  3. Wow, so much change!! Especially jumping -- it's amazing!

  4. I love that picture of you jumping five feet. So awesome!