summer plans!

I’ve been laying out my summer plans, and the First event is hopefully early June! the plan is to go Entry, and then either stay at entry or possibly drop back down to Pre-entry for some of the harder of the events.

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somebody got new Dressage boots! (spoiler, it wasn’t me…)

a couple weeks ago in my lesson, my coach mentioned maybe getting shoes put on Ollie so I could use Studs. (and go faster haha.) I’ve actually been thinking about it for awhile now… he generally likes to wear his trail boots, so maybe he’s a bit tender? And I have nothing to lose (except $ lol.) from giving some shoes a try for 6 weeks I suppose. maybe I should? but then I have NO idea how to stud? and what type of studs would I need? *starts to panic* and… do I really need studs for 2’9”? I realize that everyone will have different opinions, and it depends on the horse too. And then… what about rubber or plastic shoes? I’ve heard that they come off really easy, but you can get some with a metal core… yikes. I need to stop. I’ll most likely end up talking with my coach about it some more. and maybe the farrier. haha. beware.

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Old but still cute picture of me and Ollie

my sister had asked if she could hop on Ollie as she was wanting to do a slightly more “serious” Dressage ride. We also decided to switch up Ollie’s bit, the one I’ve been using was more of a jumping bit.

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New bit, A simple but effective French link Eggbutt. (Pc Brianna)

Brianna and I both believe that he likes it better! He was much softer and more flexible in Brianna’s opinion when she got on, and when I got on after her I agreed! He also definitely likes my sisters saddle better… lol. I’ve been using her other Dressage saddle, (she has two) but it doesn’t fit him great. Me need fancy saddle!! Hehe. And I got to ride on Tanta while B was riding Ollie. She’s only allowed to do 30 min walk, but it’s still fun😁

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Pretty pony ❤

besides from a couple hops in the air, she was very good. And the hops are not in ANYWAY hard to sit. So it’s not like I’m going to fall off lol. Anyways, once Brianna had finished riding Ollie, I hopped on to see if he felt different to me with the new bit. My first impression was “wow.” He felt like he was floating on a cloud and that I had total control over where he put his feet. AWESOME. It definitely wasn’t all the new bit though, it was probably 25% new bit, 25% sisters miracle saddle, and I’m guessing 50% dressage gold medallist winning sister. Lol. Canter still needs work, but the trot was lovely!

 

Annnndddddddd… Guess what…

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🥰🥰

Dasiy had puppies! 1 boy and 2 girls. They are about 2 weeks old😄  Names; the boy is Tuck/Tucker/Tuckeroo lol. And One of the girls is being called Little one(temporarily) and the other is Marigold! (Goldy for short) they (obviously) are SUPER cute, and I totally have puppy brain. For the past two weeks, I’ve basically been living in the TV room where we have the pups. The bonus, I get to watch lots of TV! My favourites are 2018 ERM XC, and the MMBHT Dressage- the commentary is PRICELESS. Super hilarious. Go watch.

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Soon (meaning not soon) to be successful Badminton and ERM eventers (I’m not even old enough to legally compete at that level lol.)

 

 

 

My sister is naughty.

Yeah, ok. Maybe that’s a weird title for a blog post, maybe something like how my sister is spending all my money, or something simpler like how I ended up wth all this stuff. Pick any of the three. They are all unfortunately acurate and true. it all started with blankets. While we were away having fun in California, Rasty shredded up Lilliput’s one and only winter blanket. Clearly we immediately decided to get her another, perhaps in pink. Then the tack store that carries some of my favourite blankets had a sale on. Too much to resist. We ordered a blanket for Lill, one for Rasty, and one for Tanta. Unfortunately. None of them fit. I don’t know why? We got our horses regular sizes, so by all means they should have fit! Or at the very least not hung a foot off. I had grabbed a leather hole punch that was on sale when we got the blankets, so that was the one bonus. I guess we’ll end up shipping back the blankets.

 

This is where Brianna actually started to get naughty. The blankets weren’t that bad. We did actually need them. The breeches however? Nope. Did not need. TWO pairs of breeches? I definitely did NOT need. Apparently, according to my sister, both the pairs of breeches I got are lovely. I… couldn’t actually say. Why? Because one; I didn’t actually really look at them, And two; I forget what they even look like. I think one pair is… white? Green? Tan? I know not. And three; my sister cornered my at 1am when I wasn’t thinking straight and somehow convinced me that it was a AWESOME idea to spend  $320 On these breeches, and since then I’ve basically forgotten that I ordered them, because… I didn’t? I got cornered in the middle of the night and threatened into buying these breeches so that Brianna would have someone to share the cost of shipping her breeches to us with. Yeah. I’m regretting it slightly. Hopefully these breeches will fit me? Because I have no idea what size Brianna ordered me. 😬

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Did I mention that I’m training my horse to go bridleless? He’s loving it btw.

Luckily, that is all the damage my poor bank account has suffered so far. Unluckily, Brianna is currently trying to force me into buying New stirrups, saddle pad, brown riding gloves, TWO new show jackets, stirrup leathers, a SECOND dressage bridle (because I totally need two? When I only have one horse?) a SADDLE. And Soooooo much more. She’s been the most crazy about the show jackets, but I’m against having three of them. If you need more convincing on the fact that I’m not making this up, look at the text she sent me tonight trying to get me to buy a pair of gloves I think are ugly.

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I love the #spendallmarens$$$. NOT. How much longer can I put up with this before she drives me over the edge and I dump her phone in the manure pile? I really don’t know. Probably not much longer. Please wish me luck.

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Alright. Manure pile… here I come.