Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Equine Affaire 2014

Oh goodness, it's been so long since I've posted (minus my "this is why I'm missing post") and there's so much to write.

Unfortunately I don't have much to write about riding the B man... Which is sad because that is what I would've loved doing with all my extra time off but apparently... We're not ready for the one handed rides just yet. Kate came and hopped on him after my night at the ER (if you missed my last mini post I was bit by a dog at work and it was pretty horrible. Left me with a useless right hand/wrist/forearm). They had a good beginning, kind of shitty middle, but ended on a good note.

B has been very keen on asking for a hand to hold going over a fence. I used to be able to send him, loose rein, over anything but now that we're getting a little more collected and on contact, he likes a little bit more heading towards the jump. Once his front feet are over he's good and you can release and let him carry himself after, but if you let go before the jump and ask him to figure it out, he falls apart and well... K ended up taking a little dirt bath. I felt terrible but she got up, dusted herself off, and got back on.

Really good points about the ride though? She not only took her jacket off, I also was able to fix her stirrups. HUZZAH!

I left early Thursday morning to pick up Wendy and her boyfriend (who is awesome btw) and we headed to Springfield, Mass. It was the weekend we both had been waiting for all year long. I promised myself that I would go for the whole weekend, worry free. Which I did, minus my arm (I was able to move it around finally by Friday). We had a blast and I racked up the credit card a bit, but for all justifiable purchases! I will post pictures through out the week.

Best thing about going all weekend was that I didn't have to choose between shopping and watching the clinics. Chris Cox was there and I honestly didn't want to miss any of his stuff. My friend took part in his Confidence Building clinic on Saturday which was amazing. He had her riding bridleless around the round pen which is something she needed more than any of us. Talk about a confidence booster.

I also learned a lot from Jane Savoie's clinics which I would also like to write a blurb about. I didn't take notes all weekend because A) I forgot my notebook and B) I probably would've not understand anything I wrote anyway. I'm more of a do-er than a study-er if that makes sense. I could write and recite something over and over... But I'm not going to get it until I do it.


All week I'm pet-sitting a little Australian Shepherd named Bada so I'll be able to catch up on some blogging. I'm a little behind in my reading as well so hope I didn't miss anything crazy! <3

It was really nice to catch up with Lauren though from My Life with Charlie. We have such different training but are so alike in our horsemanship that we can just sit and bounce ideas off each other constantly. I could barely keep my mouth shut watching some of the clinics with her. When we finally hit the shopping floor. WATCH OUT! We both found some really good deals and some pretty awesome stuff. Like open front Equi-Fit T-Boots... For $40... For the whole set.

Oh I want to write so much but don't want to lose my audience (although I probably already have).

Hopefully going to spend some good time with the pony tomorrow.
I missed him.

12 Comments:

At November 19, 2014 at 2:05 AM , Blogger HolyBully said...

Gah! Don't know if a cat bite or dog bite is worse...then again, I haven't been wounded by a dog quite like that. Hopefully you can get more pony action in soon....but damn! Talk about a nice score on the boots!

 
At November 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Tracy Beavers said...

I always love Equine Affaire!

 
At November 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM , Blogger emma said...

oooh sounds like great clinics and shopping! and that's great that you have a friend who can ride B while you heal (tho of course, it's a bummer about the dirt bath - hope she's ok!)

 
At November 19, 2014 at 4:58 PM , Blogger SprinklerBandit said...

Damn on the boots there lady. Jealous!

 
At November 19, 2014 at 9:32 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

I had so much fun with you too! I'm missing watching those clinics and talking horses with you. I too have so much I want to write about and just not enough time or energy to put it all together right now. I'll try later in the week. haha

 
At November 19, 2014 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

PS I think it's really funny/cool too how we could come from such different backgrounds and still arrive at the same principles in the end :)

 
At November 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

I'm jealous I've always wanted to go to one of those things!

 
At November 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

So much stuff to learn... And buy.

 
At November 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

It was good to get back to him. Apparently he missed me.

 
At November 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I'm excited to see if they fit!

 
At November 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Because we rock... :) And I do too. Future people trainers!

 
At November 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

You should come! We'll meet you in Ohio!

 

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Equine Affaire 2014

Oh goodness, it's been so long since I've posted (minus my "this is why I'm missing post") and there's so much to write.

Unfortunately I don't have much to write about riding the B man... Which is sad because that is what I would've loved doing with all my extra time off but apparently... We're not ready for the one handed rides just yet. Kate came and hopped on him after my night at the ER (if you missed my last mini post I was bit by a dog at work and it was pretty horrible. Left me with a useless right hand/wrist/forearm). They had a good beginning, kind of shitty middle, but ended on a good note.

B has been very keen on asking for a hand to hold going over a fence. I used to be able to send him, loose rein, over anything but now that we're getting a little more collected and on contact, he likes a little bit more heading towards the jump. Once his front feet are over he's good and you can release and let him carry himself after, but if you let go before the jump and ask him to figure it out, he falls apart and well... K ended up taking a little dirt bath. I felt terrible but she got up, dusted herself off, and got back on.

Really good points about the ride though? She not only took her jacket off, I also was able to fix her stirrups. HUZZAH!

I left early Thursday morning to pick up Wendy and her boyfriend (who is awesome btw) and we headed to Springfield, Mass. It was the weekend we both had been waiting for all year long. I promised myself that I would go for the whole weekend, worry free. Which I did, minus my arm (I was able to move it around finally by Friday). We had a blast and I racked up the credit card a bit, but for all justifiable purchases! I will post pictures through out the week.

Best thing about going all weekend was that I didn't have to choose between shopping and watching the clinics. Chris Cox was there and I honestly didn't want to miss any of his stuff. My friend took part in his Confidence Building clinic on Saturday which was amazing. He had her riding bridleless around the round pen which is something she needed more than any of us. Talk about a confidence booster.

I also learned a lot from Jane Savoie's clinics which I would also like to write a blurb about. I didn't take notes all weekend because A) I forgot my notebook and B) I probably would've not understand anything I wrote anyway. I'm more of a do-er than a study-er if that makes sense. I could write and recite something over and over... But I'm not going to get it until I do it.


All week I'm pet-sitting a little Australian Shepherd named Bada so I'll be able to catch up on some blogging. I'm a little behind in my reading as well so hope I didn't miss anything crazy! <3

It was really nice to catch up with Lauren though from My Life with Charlie. We have such different training but are so alike in our horsemanship that we can just sit and bounce ideas off each other constantly. I could barely keep my mouth shut watching some of the clinics with her. When we finally hit the shopping floor. WATCH OUT! We both found some really good deals and some pretty awesome stuff. Like open front Equi-Fit T-Boots... For $40... For the whole set.

Oh I want to write so much but don't want to lose my audience (although I probably already have).

Hopefully going to spend some good time with the pony tomorrow.
I missed him.