Monday, March 16, 2015

Yankee Update

For those of you that are new followers, you may not be too familiar with Yankee's story and how much this wonderful thoroughbred means to me. Longtime followers know him as the main star of the show for almost 5 years running now, as Bacardi is still a rather new addition to the team. I keep the blog banner with Yankee in it because he is as much a part of my life as B, just in a different way! If you want a little backstory on the Yankee, his "story" can be viewed up in the tabs section!

I haven't been doing a very good job of keeping everyone in the loop on The Pants, but he's doing really, really well in Kansas! I literally could not have found a better lease situation if I tried.

A Doodle selfie
Dashing as always, and his signature dark coat finally starting to come in nicely! What a sexual event horse.

The ladies in KS send me snapchats of him almost daily, and recently, Yankee has found himself very very naked in prep for his FIRST event of 2015!!


I wish I had a better photo available than a screenshot, but I forgot to crop it and here we are.

As you can see, very nekked, and up to his normal tricks and cuteness!

Recently (this past weekend) , Lauren took The Yankster XC schooling for the FIRST time together, and this year.

I think he really looks like a seasoned old man horse here
Treats plz
Doodlepants of course, rocked out and dominated all the jumps from Novice to Prelim. I can only imagine how fun that was to take him out for the first time and was actually really jealous! I bet he' truly enjoying himself over those open fences.

In addition to XC, they worked all winter, weekly, on dressage and stadium. It took a minute for the two to mesh, but now I think they are really ready for this event in 2 weeks!

Corners aint but a thang
Preppin' for a rollback
My favorite thing about Lauren is that she really took my tack suggestions to heart. She kept him bitless for stadium and even bought a lever noseband and waterford for XC. That means a lot to me that she didnt just stick him in whatever she wanted and took my word, as his owner, for it! It took me almost 8 years to figure out his fav combo for all 3 phases and it makes my heart happy that they're being so accommodating, even at such a distance.

I've been pestering them for some flatwork video or photos like the super annoying faraway owner that I am, but I hope they know that I appreciate every photo, update and video that I receive!

For now, the schedule looks to be Novice level at Texas Rose next weekend (27th-29th Mar) and then Training at Holly Hill (weekend of April 18th). I also know theyre doing a show in CO in Aug, which I am flying out for and a ton others inbetween!

As soon as I know anything about Texas Rose I will be sure to update you guys as well...and if you're going to that event, find my boy and give him an extra rub on the nose and a peppermint from me <3 p="">


  1. I live in Texas so now I may have to find my way down to Texas Rose... I think it's a couple hours away.

    I'm not superb with strangers though so I would probably have to find a way to stealth nose rub.

  2. That's really really awesome! I love how she followed the tips you gave her. Not a lot of people do that and it's frustrating. Glad to see he's doing really well! Looks great.

  3. Yay Yankee! He is looking great, and it really is wonderful that his leasors took so much of your advice to heart. Sounds perfect.

  4. Yay! I can't wait to hear about his first event with them!

  5. So glad its working out! Can they upgrade to Training with one Novice? We have to do 3 here...interesting stuff...not that he needs it! :)

    1. Yes normally those are the rules but since he competed at training for 4 years (lol) and competes in open novice it's not a problem. I dropped down all the time with him. Now for prelim he would need to do a certain amount of training ht with certain number if penalties.

  6. As a leaser, it's good to know that owners like getting pictures! I send them often and wonder if it hurts or helps or maybe a little of both...

  7. Awh! It is so awesome to see shine!

  8. aww he looks great!! you must be so excited for them :)

  9. Yay, Yanks! He looks so good. I can't wait to hear how the first event goes for them!

  10. Yay, Yankee! He is so handsome. Question: (I may or may not have spent quite some time trying to find a post where you talk about it and couldn't) what does the lever noseband do? I see them in photos and at events and haven't been able to figure out what they do.

  11. Awwwww I'm so happy he's happy!!!!! It must be so hard to be away from him, but so awesome to see him thriving!