I’ve written a lot about not showing this summer partially because a lot of people asked me about it, but mostly because I was so surprised by how much it affected me. Don’t worry though, this is my final blog post on the topic.
This weekend, September 17th and 18th, marks the eighth annual International Helmet Awareness Day (IHAD) coordinated by Riders4Helmets. In celebration of this important message to equestrians, I am re-sharing my story in hopes that we all remember to mind our melons. “You’re not a real rider until you’ve fallen off” is a phrase I’ve heardContinue reading “IHAD”
I’m at the point in my riding where I will take any victories that I can get—no matter how big or small. The days where my confidence is at a high are few and far between lately, so when I am feeling like I can conquer the jumps in the ring, I try to takeContinue reading “Small Victories”
I didn’t have the typical horse shopping experience when I bought Ax. I wasn’t even horse shopping at all—I wasn’t looking for a horse, I was just looking to survive finals of my sophomore year of college. No pre-purchase exam, no assessment of his conformation, nothing. Just a short lease and a signed check.
WARNING—This post has photos that some might consider graphic or just plain gross. If you don’t like blood or cuts in horse’s mouths, don’t continue. As horses do, Ax finally blessed me with an unexpected vet bill.