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Love this fella. He saw the camera yesterday morning so he obliged me by running around and around me for about five laps, then went back to grazing.

FINN!

Cuteee

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ahorsecalledtimber:

Source: Lexey Hall

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passionateequestrian:

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xx

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My mum and my boy :)

Still can’t believe how we did this!
The beginning of the year, this horse could barely take a canter transition. He actually mastered his transitions AT HIS FIRST A SHOW IN JUNE, where we earned our first Qualifying score. He got his stretchy circle at another of our shows leading up to Championships.
He nearly fractured his elbow a month before, and then when he healed, twisted his ankle (or something of the like) less than 2 weeks out. 
He had had 4 days off when we walked into the warmup ring. 
He was absolutely freaked about the huge and busy indoor, but he never missed a beat. 

This horse is so incredible, I can’t begin to imagine what next year will bring!

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Honestly, Mozart and i have bonded a lot more over the course of these last 5 days here at Championships. In such a different environment we were really forced to rely harder on each other for stability and normalcy. Mozart has really lightened up about being in a stall, and while I hate having to have him in one, I am glad that he is ok with it over the duration of a show. He no longer pins and chomps at you (he did this maybe twice the whole time this time!) its more of a ‘ooh what are we doing now?’ than anything. He appreciates his walks a ton, he loved being able to roam a whole arena himself today. He’s gained a great understanding of show life. I am glad for that, as we don’t do long shows often at all, this 4 day was our longest ever. I feel like now, when we do go on multi-day trips, he will be more ready to take it on, he’s got tons of toys in there with him now too ;P I love that horse so much.. The look he gives me when he walks up to me is the sweetest thing! Knowing that I’ve given my boy a person to trust and then to love is so heartwarming. it makes me feel so successful already. 

Walking through the barn with my horse

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dressageworkingstudent:

This photo is perfect

I want to be this.

Holy round through the entire top line A+++++++++

😻

Pretty much the ultimate goal of dressage, and the basis of riding.

Oh my goodness look at how SOFT she is and how SOFT he is and the engagement and roundness and my God this is perfect.

Speechless.

Ugh who is this gorgeous pair.

That’s me! And my horse Winzalot :) thank you all for the lovely comments!

we need more riders like you!!

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hAHAHA ALL THESE RIDERS MAKING EXCUSES WHY THEY DON’T RIDE IN THE RAIN AND LIKE.

IF YOU LIVE IN WASHINGTON AND YOU DON’T RIDE IN THE RAIN, OFTEN YOU JUST DO NOT RIDE, OK. 

WATERPROOF SADDLE COVERS AREN’T GOING TO SCRATCH YOUR SADDLE OK. AND IF IT DOES, OMFG THE PART NO ONE SEES HAS A SCRATCH THAT CAN BE BUFFED OUT OH NOOOOOOOO.

I get it when it is a safety hazard. I get it when your horse is just not gonna hack it (though i personally think a horse should be able to tolerate some work in the rain as you never know with horse shows) I get it when you have monsoon ass rain like in Florida and stuff.

But when you’re just being a puss, and especially when it’s the only day you ride your poor horse out of the week anyways, it drives me nuts. There are so much worse things to do. The rain is refreshing.

ottb-pride:
Where at in WA do you live in?

Port Orchard! 

oh gawd it’s one of those nights when my pet peeves are raging.