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.
Hi friend!!

Hi friend!!

My problem child

Slightly off trotting today and a bit more swelling in his leg.

Vet came by again and gave me antibiotics just to be safe. With cold hosing and foot wrapping he should be back to work later in the week. 👍

A cold night means snuggly dogs 😊

Who says you need a guy to keep you warm. These pups are cooking me! lol

A cold night means snuggly dogs 😊

Who says you need a guy to keep you warm. These pups are cooking me! lol

Baron got a “check up”

He’s all tucked in for the night. First time wearing his new Baker 😊

Gross, cleaned up, patched up 👍

Should be good to go later in the week (sound so far - fingers crossed)

So much for a nice Sunday ride. Baby horse decided to eat his bell boots in turnout yesterday, and run like a lunatic - cutting his heel today. Hosing his foot while we wait for the vet. 

Sigh.

So much for a nice Sunday ride. Baby horse decided to eat his bell boots in turnout yesterday, and run like a lunatic - cutting his heel today. Hosing his foot while we wait for the vet.

Sigh.

I might regret this GIF later…lol

I might regret this GIF later…lol

theruby-redmare asked: Hey! Do you know a girl named Lauren that rides at your barn? She's at the same university as me. I recently met her, and she showed me some pictures that I recognize off your blog.

Yep! I know Lauren. Ari used to live in the stalls around the corner from Baron 😊

Watched the video from my lesson. At least I was prepared for the other “high jumps”

Jumping 2ft has never been so difficult lol

Lazy Saturday

He went thru a growth spurt phase where he used to launch me out of the saddle at the canter, it was just awkward lol. But now he’s pretty comfy at the canter again - his trot is springy though. My only struggle, especially when he gets tired, is going fast enough.

He went thru a growth spurt phase where he used to launch me out of the saddle at the canter, it was just awkward lol. But now he’s pretty comfy at the canter again - his trot is springy though. My only struggle, especially when he gets tired, is going fast enough.

I looked like an eventer jumping down off a bank lol.  It was quite ugly but thankfully he doesn’t stop, buck or dodge off to the side, so that helps.

I looked like an eventer jumping down off a bank lol. It was quite ugly but thankfully he doesn’t stop, buck or dodge off to the side, so that helps.

Lesson clip

Not our greatest lesson but I survived lol. As you can see, lots of over jumping - he actually caught me off guard today.

He was wired at first, then wore himself out, and by the end was pooped. Over jumped, fell over a tiny plank jump, tripped in the bounce, swapped out in the bending line and lots of drifting right in the combo then diving left on the landing.

Lots to work on, for both of us, but he ended on a good note (and he is only 4 😉)

Maybe we’ll have better luck next week.