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.

I guess Jolie was a good investment. I’ve already gotten some email inquiries and offers for her - from people seeing her training videos.

Feeling slightly confused, but flattered and excited 😊

Summertime

Summertime

nycequestrian asked: I love your blog. It gives me hope that one day I'll be able to work hard enough to have my own horse. :)

Thank you so much! 😊

Yes you can!! That’s one of the reasons I have this tumblr. It took me a while to figure things out in life (and lord knows I’m still learning as I go), but of I can do it, ANYONE can! 👍

Sounds good to me!

Sounds good to me!

Best birthday present a girl could ask for. An awesome, quiet morning ride, on a horse of my own (that also happens to be the horse of my dreams 😍)

Happiest I’ve been in a LONG time

Best birthday present a girl could ask for. An awesome, quiet morning ride, on a horse of my own (that also happens to be the horse of my dreams 😍)

Happiest I’ve been in a LONG time

Another baby with moose ears… 😂

Another baby with moose ears… 😂

Anonymous asked: Why will it take so long for her to come home???

Good question - There’s quite a few different reasons

- The barn I board at is full currently, once some of the kids head back to college more stalls will open up.

- The barn is more of a show barn. Not really set up to work with really green horses. I really lucked out with Baron, that he was so well behaved, and didn’t cause any disruptions to the other riders (didn’t think I would luck out like that twice)

- I have a horse now, so there isn’t a huge rush to import, like there was with Baron

- Baron was a bit more green when he arrived, than what I was expecting. Thankfully everything has worked out super with him, but I decided I wanted her to have a little more experience when she arrived (since I’m an amateur with a full time job and not a professional rider)

- The added time will allow her to grow in height. She’s about 15.3+ currently, but I am super tall (and working on slimming down), so she should do some growing between now and then

- Training board in Germany is less than regular board here. So, until she’s close to the level Baron is at now, it makes more sense for me to keep here there

Don’t worry - I’ll be just as excited for her arrival as I was with Baron 😊

Anonymous asked: When does the little girl come home?? Jolie lol

She will be making her US debut sometime in February

"Jolie" - July Training

I didn’t think it was possible for a 3yo to be as good as Baron. Looks like I was mistaken - Jolie might be even more well behaved!

Someone definitely likes jumping! 😍

No clue how high she can jump, but it’s looking like 3’6” isn’t going to be a problem lol

No better way to end the day…

No better way to end the day…

I’ve been so spoiled by the cooler weather lately, the heat got to me today. My riding was okay, but Baron was super. Even did a course with rollback turns.

After watching clips from today’s lesson - my riding wasn’t as horrible as I thought. Also, not sure why I noticed it today, but Baron looks visibly larger. Looks like he’s finally starting to fill out and develop. (I’m assuming he’s done/ won’t grow more height wise)

This is probably my last lesson til Aug. My trainer leaves for HITS tomorrow for 2 weeks. On the plus side, he will redo the courses and add new jumps when he gets back 😊