I just had to get in on this one, thanks Amanda!
Favorite show picture
Favorite non-show picture
Favorite thing you bought
Hmm. I feel like I should say my saddle. I do love it but I loved the one I had before too and it just didn’t fit and it was a whole dumb mess…Otherwise my big purchases have been things like gravel, lol. I think the winner is…
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Decided to introduce Stamp to the @portagrazerusa before I buy a second one (which I’m ordering shortly!). Ate a lot out of it last night despite having hay piled right next to it which is exciting! Meanwhile, P reminded me why I got him one to start with. #messyhorses #morstoneacres
I need to do a review but seriously the stall cleaning time savings and the reduction in hay waste are just amazing!
Favorite moment on horseback
A lot of my favorite moments are just normal things that I don’t want to take for granted like an evening hack in the field or a nice bareback ride after a long day at work. Honestly those are the kind of reasons I love horses and riding. The other stuff is just a bonus.
Favorite moment out of the saddle
There is something so awesome and special about the relationship my parents have developed with “their” respective chestnut horses (P being my dad’s and Stamp being my mom’s) at home. My mom used to be very afraid of horses and now she claims the 18.1 hand special needs horse as her own.
Favorite “between the ears” picture
Fall in the field is always the best view! Not as much red this fall as prior years but still beautiful.
Favorite horse book or article
I’m still working my way through Jane Savoie’s Dressage 101 (seriously I would have it read if it was available for kindle, lol) but have already applied several things I’ve learned in the book. Another older book I love is Tom Dorrance’s True Unity. That books speaks so heavily to my childhood and relationship with Mr. P. I would love to go back and read it again.
Favorite horse ridden (or groomed/cared for) aside from your own
I haven’t ridden many other horses this year after riding so many different ones in 2017. This past Saturday though my friend and I switched horses for our lesson. She was nice enough to let me jump her horse, Carson, a bit too. It was fun to think about how much Maestro will change and improve over fences and hopefully become more like Carson. Plus other than one bad spot I felt like I actually rode pretty well!
Favorite funny picture of your horse
Favorite fence that you successfully jumped or movement that you conquered
I was pretty nervous about jumping a wagon wheel jump that goes out in the field for hunter derby’s at the barn. It just seemed tall and wide to me even though I know it’s not an issue for Maestro. We jumped it for the barn’s Canter for the Cure fundraiser – it’s the last fence in the video below.
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A snippet from playing in the field during Canter for the Cure yesterday. A fun way to raise money for a good cause and Maestro was brave for his first time jumping out there. Plus I think the last fence was our biggest together yet. #maestro #notachestnut VC: @rachel.brooker.374 😊