one of the many horses I’ve groomed for at shows..
This is Sienna (now Bella), a chestnut TB mare…quite the combo;). hangin out at Equus 3D waaay back in August 2009
my boy Middy :) hes a black registered dutch warmblood
taken back in August 2011, one of the few rides back after he was sick
From Denny Emerson’s Tamarack Hill Farm facebook page
" And another show hunter photo from an era when Americans knew how to ride ”Source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150622078295947&set=a.198726915946.137875.109161715946&type=3&theater
Yesterday my horse thought it would be fun to start crow hopping when I was getting on him. Then proceeded to gallop around the field bucking and crow hopping some more. And then go running through the pond.. All the while with the reins flailing around. Then he stopped with the herd and snapped one of the cheek peices on the bridle. And yeah, thats what happened to my left knee when I fell. Its a fucking balloon. Gravity still works just incase anyone was wondering.oh yeah and don’t mind my Birkenstock tan on my feet.
My fix of XC for the day <3
Can’t wait for summer!
The first clip at Richland Park is actually so nerve racking……
Photo #12: A hunter show at RCRA, summer 2011.
I dont know the rider, I was just there taking photos!
Photo #11: A Win at Woodbine
love him <3
Middy, March 24
I know the photo is dark but theres no way to fix the lighting with the way its lit in the photo.. But this is just the look I remember him by and is the familiar look I get from him from day to day. I have nothing, no words to describe it. It’s the soft look in his eye, its his happy disposition, its just the look on his face. <3
I don’t really know how to explain how amazing my ride was today. Something in Middy just clicked and he was sort of back to the horse I know he is. There’s a part that breaks my heart about him right now but it won’t get better [potentially] until the summer.. I don’t know if it will. We were fortunate enough to be able to ride outside today, it was so beautiful! I tried one of the school’s all- purpose saddles on him and decided to ride in that instead of his dressage saddle. We were doing some leg yeilding down the long sides and it just clicked. It felt amazing. He started submissing his head and going down on the bit and into the frame. He felt good going both left and white in the trot and he just felt amazing. We tried the canter and although his canter has never been balanced before, it was alot more controlled and he was able to collect a bit more then usual and could physically do more. I just dont know how to explain how he continually amazes me and all the memories I have with him. He means so much to me and I couldn’t imagine what I would be doing if he hadn’t made it last year. I love you Middy, I swear I always will. <3