The Daydreaming Equestrian

A 30-somethings journey to get back in the saddle and into the show ring again.

Plus anything horse related that inspires me.

Once we finally got into the wash stall…20 min later lol. His skin looks a little better but still kinda icky (and now my hands are itchy?) Tried to train his mane to the other side and he looked like a wild stallion. He’s filled out slightly too. Had older pics like this, but he looked so thin I think I deleted them.

Baron’s cooties. It seems as though I have been able to contain it to the left side of his neck. His neck looks more gross, but his body looks better - hopefully the bath today will fix things.

tailoredequestrian:

the-dressage-moo:

mare-moment:

the-dressage-moo:

poneiigh:

from-dark-bays-to-dappled-grays:

chase-me-charlie:

craigslisthorses:

-submitted by toxicwolfy
that is one thick baby

I want him though.

uh yeah i actually really really really want this guy. I wanna see what he’s gonna look like in a couple yearsfuckin regal man

oh my god I want him ;-;

If his name isn’t Hercules I’m gonna cry

"I don’t need to waste my time nursin. Ima grown ass man."

omg

oh my days that thing is a tank

- Just like in the Nutty Professor (cue clapping) Hercules, Hercules, Hercules…. ๐Ÿ˜‚This guy is too cute. Wonder what breed or breeding?

tailoredequestrian:

the-dressage-moo:

mare-moment:

the-dressage-moo:

poneiigh:

from-dark-bays-to-dappled-grays:

chase-me-charlie:

craigslisthorses:

-submitted by toxicwolfy

that is one thick baby

I want him though.

uh yeah i actually really really really want this guy. I wanna see what heโ€™s gonna look like in a couple years
fuckin regal man

oh my god I want him ;-;

If his name isnโ€™t Hercules Iโ€™m gonna cry

"I donโ€™t need to waste my time nursin. Ima grown ass man."

omg

oh my days that thing is a tank

- Just like in the Nutty Professor (cue clapping) Hercules, Hercules, Hercules…. ๐Ÿ˜‚

This guy is too cute. Wonder what breed or breeding?

Definitely my Baron

Definitely my Baron

This stuff works! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Tis the season, for skin funk. On the horse of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yep. Just when all was going well, Baron is putting on weight and the rubs on his neck from the reins are growing in. I noticed what kinda looked like hives/ little scabs randomly on his neck last week. I put some MTG on it, and it seemed to go away. A few days later, I noticed a little bit on his shoulder, but after a few more days of slathering MTG, that seemed to go away too. But, it looks like I missed a spot high on his neck, under his mane, and his skin is getting dry and flaky with thinning hair. Thankfully I ordered the micro tek spray and shampoo from Smartpak the other day (awesome deal - the 2 pack has a full size bottle of the spray AND medicated shampoo for 29.95 - separately 20 something ea). The warm water in the wash stall is turned on, so I think to end this problem he needs a bath AND the spray. He hasnโ€™t been bathed since October, and has an accumulation of baby oil, coat conditioner, vitamin e, MTG and now micro tek built up over the winter - so a full head to toe bath is in order. In addition to that, I washed the sheets heโ€™s been wearing and washed his brushes. Got this really cool foaming brush wash from Dover ($5), and it did a great job getting my brushes clean. It foams up like alka seltzer in warm water, and the brushes soak in a gallon of water for 8 minutes. I was surprised to see a film of dirt nastiness just from soaking! It took quite a few rinses, but now theyโ€™re squeaky clean, and even feel clean. Much much easier and less messy than the scrubbing I used to do.

Hope all this effort gets rid of the crud!!

My agent had a turning 4yo Hanoverian, started dressage, that she thought could be turned into a nice hunter. Was waiting for video but he was already sold ๐Ÿ˜”  oh well…

My agent had a turning 4yo Hanoverian, started dressage, that she thought could be turned into a nice hunter. Was waiting for video but he was already sold ๐Ÿ˜” oh well…

My cousin stayed over last nite and came to the barn with me today. She had lots of fun helping with Baron and he really liked her too. Nothing like being bored with horse knowledge by your god mother ๐Ÿ˜‰

erinmariemcg:

My mom’s barn manager’s daughter did some of her engagement pictures at the farm how gorgeous is this?!

erinmariemcg:

My momโ€™s barn managerโ€™s daughter did some of her engagement pictures at the farm how gorgeous is this?!

After a somewhat frustrating week, of trying to ride outside in sunny but super windy weather, and Impatiently being disappointed by the fact that my horse is still skinny - I had a much needed good lesson today.

I attempted to ride outside, in the large Grand Prix ring, but the wind was very uncooperative - so I had a few so so rides. Baron was heavy on the forehand and looking everywhere. He wasn’t spooky, just focusing on everything BUT me - which is understandable for a young horse in a new ring.

I was also very frustrated by that fact that Baron still looks super skinny in a few pics my friend took of him the other day. I’m admittedly impatient, and want my horse to look robust and healthy, not SO scrawny like he is currently. It’s only been about a week since we’ve changed his feed, but he is gradually starting to look better.

His energy level was much more consistent in our lesson today, and he didn’t run out of any jumps (due to running out of energy). In a few weeks, I plan on adding rice pellets when I check on him in the evenings, but I’m going to work out the details of that when the vet comes to do Baron’s vaccine boosters.

Glad things are finally starting to turn around ๐Ÿ˜Š

Really good lesson - despite jumping things the first time like this on occasion lol. We get it Baron - you can jump ๐Ÿ˜‚

Really good lesson - despite jumping things the first time like this on occasion lol. We get it Baron - you can jump ๐Ÿ˜‚

Great picture from Barn Pros. Can’t wait to have a barn in my own back yard ๐Ÿ˜Š

Great picture from Barn Pros. Can’t wait to have a barn in my own back yard ๐Ÿ˜Š