Ten Months :) 10.31.09
Ten months today with my Bear :) Look at him cheesin so hard lol. people say we’re cute. i like to think so (: I can’t wait to take him to the Hampton Classic this Sunday One of the little notes he wrote on my hand a few months ago :D
There’s a week till school! woo! I’m excited to go back like always but I’m in two APs this year and am really nervous about the workload. :( Hopefully all goes well. I’m in French 4 and got into Fashion this year too! So yay there :)
Horse, you are truly a creature without equal, for you fly without wings and...– The Koran (via oxer) (via thedailyhorse)
thanks for the follow beyondmygrasp and...
oxer said: !!! are you going to be there? I think I may see if my friends and I can go after riding on Sunday. Tumblr friends unite in real life? AHH YESS!! hehe (: i’m going this sunday and next sunday. i have yet to decide what i’m wearing though lol
Gelato for breakfast. yeah i'm a fatass hahaha
agh the Hampton Classic. Definitely one of the best things on the island. I don’t even show in it but i love it soo much. haha so i’m like a huge freak but moving on. this year, I’m bringing my boyfriend, Collis, closing sunday to see the Grand Prix and the FEI World Cup Qualifier to really show him just one facet of our amazing equestrian world. The boy plays football and is...
A Little Bio Pt. 2
Okay so I’ve decided to tell some more about myself to all you wonderful followers/readers out there. Name: Marykate (Yes it is one word with a small k.) Birthday: October 10. (This year my birthday is 10/10/10! I’m so excited) Live: Long Island, NY. One of the best places to be. I love NYC but I also love the island. School: Junior at LI Lutheran Middle & High School. I...
thanks for the follow sweetmuzzle (:
My Two Loves
Sixteen more days till school
My junior year and I’m excited lol. I love my school. Go LuHi! (:
Wow. so…yeah, I’m a little excited because I didn’t think anyone would really read this but there’s actually a really cool network of people out there, especially of the horse crazy variety like me (: so thanks and I’ll try to make it worth it
Lesson 5: the Canter
Squeeze a little harder and do another zillion things right and suddenly you will canter. Ta da rum, ta da rum, ta da rum “As carefree as riding a rocking horse as long as you stay on and have the correct lead* and don’t break into a trot and a perfectly collected horse and a perfectly collected you who remembered to shine your boots and have no cares in the...
New Charles Owen!!!
:D so excited. Finally got a new helmet, was going for the IRH ATH SSV or IRH XR9 but instead got the Charles Owen JR8. I was really surprised it was in my price range at $150 brand-new since we all know their prestigious price range. I’ve been wearing it intermittently throughout today to break it in before my next lesson, Friday. He-ah she iss: Ignore my messy...
The diagonal is a concept that has something to do with trotting and posting. It makes no sense and is far too complex to into here, but this is the diagonal essence in a nutshell. When the horse’s left front (1) and right hind legs go forward (A), you rise (3) and are on the left (c) or outside (B) diagonal, tracking right (D). Got it? *Always used with the word...
equestriandefinition: When approaching a jump that is larger then 3 feet, you much actually jump. Crashing through the jump is and never will be an effective way of getting over the jump. Thanks for trying anyways though. Love, Rider.
Lesson 3: The Walk
sit DEEP in the saddle, take a deep breath, and relax even though you know the ground is far away and all hell could break loose any minute now give your horse a gentle nudge and ask for the walk some horses need more nudging then others…
Lesson 4: The Trot
Squeeze a little more, and you trot. You will discover new squeezer muscles! In the trot, the ground is still far away, only now it’s moving away faster. First, there is the sitting trot. Much like the Western jog, there should be no air between you and your horse. Then there is the rising trot, also known as posting—a smoothing out of the ups and downs. Note: This is something...
If the gait you want is the gait you’re getting, you are doing well.
Lesson 2: Giddy Up
The Basics Gently ask your horse to wake up. (for example, good morning sweetie pie). He’s a horse after all, and he has better things to do. Give him a little nudge. (Remind him you are his VERY BEST friend). *TIP: If vultures are circling over head, you need more giddy up. 3. Go ahead—use your leg. (Remind him it’s a beautiful day out there…) 4. Remind him...
Lesson 1: Getting On
Those more experienced call this “mounting.” Place mounting block beside the horse Stand on mounting block Watch horse move Move block to horse’s new position Start to mount …. and when all else fails, Mount the cowboy way
Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I'm the Biggest Four Year Old.
So my latest SmartPak order came when I was working at my mom’s office (and my sister dropped it down the stairs and my brother opened it to see if it was broken putting a mark on my mood but nevertheless)… So I bought a new pair of black Euro Seat schooling breeches from Equine Couture. Low rise, wide waistband, calvary style and subtle embroidered design (black on black)…they...
Seeing this picture makes me think of the young child’s innocence strongly contrasting the large bears dangerous potential. Similarly, I supposed a young child’s innocence being threatened by the rare danger of horseback riding. What do you think?