16 year old eventer in the usa. Currently competing at training level. I own 2 thoroughbred mares and an oldenburg/ thoroughbred filly born 3/19/14. I love photography and taking pictures whenever I can.
Just your average eventer

21st April 2014

Photo reblogged from Equine & Equestrian Fitness with 65 notes

leg-to-hand:

justfitfordressage:

Have a detailed read, it explains the spiral seat (depicted with the grey rider, not the skeleton) http://www.dingosbreakfastclub.net/DingosBreakfastClub/BioMech/BioMechRide3.html

On this image: Horse tensed in topline and bottom line, with rider gripping and perched on thighs. The solution to this problem is to balance more on stirrups so ankles, knees and hips can flex to absorb motion of horse. Gripping with thighs locks the pelvis in position, preventing use of the spiral seat to follow the coordination of each gait.

More on how to properly work your ankles, knees, and hips together rather than bracing and being tense, which seen here makes your horse tense.

leg-to-hand:

justfitfordressage:

Have a detailed read, it explains the spiral seat (depicted with the grey rider, not the skeleton) http://www.dingosbreakfastclub.net/DingosBreakfastClub/BioMech/BioMechRide3.html

On this image: Horse tensed in topline and bottom line, with rider gripping and perched on thighs. The solution to this problem is to balance more on stirrups so ankles, knees and hips can flex to absorb motion of horse. Gripping with thighs locks the pelvis in position, preventing use of the spiral seat to follow the coordination of each gait.

More on how to properly work your ankles, knees, and hips together rather than bracing and being tense, which seen here makes your horse tense.

Source: justfitfordressage

21st April 2014

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sundaynightarenalights:

paintedblaze:

I have a small obsession with my new Ariat jacket 

I have a small obsession with your new Ariat jacket. 😍

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21st April 2014

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Reblog if you are an all equestrian blog!

fuckyeahequestrian:

I’m in the works of making an awesome horse blog list on my blog.

All you have to do is reblog this and I’ll check your blog out.

I’ll categorize them all to make them easier to find.

I’ll put a link to every <90% horse blog on the list and i’ll bold my favorites.

~~~~~~~MBF ME~~~~~~~~

Go! Go! Go!

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21st April 2014

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soundtrack-for-lovers:

thatawkwardequestrian:

soundtrack-for-lovers:

Frank Schuttert // Winchester HS
I love seeing ‘unconventional’ riders and watching how they make it work, this guy is 19/20, freakishly tall, and this horse is absolutely craaaaazy (seriously watch the video)

These two make such a cool team


HOLY CRAP I DID SOME DIGGING AND HE’S 2 METRES TALL (THAT’S LIKE 6’6)2 METRES

soundtrack-for-lovers:

thatawkwardequestrian:

soundtrack-for-lovers:

Frank Schuttert // Winchester HS

I love seeing ‘unconventional’ riders and watching how they make it work, this guy is 19/20, freakishly tall, and this horse is absolutely craaaaazy (seriously watch the video)

These two make such a cool team

HOLY CRAP I DID SOME DIGGING AND HE’S 2 METRES TALL (THAT’S LIKE 6’6)

2 METRES

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21st April 2014

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takethelongspot:

This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Alex is perfect!

takethelongspot:

This has always been one of my favorite pictures. Alex is perfect!

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21st April 2014

Photo reblogged from no time was wasted in the saddle with 265 notes

equestriansofcolour:


Hiroshi Hoketsu - the oldest olympian to compete in the olympics in the last ninety two years represented japan in the 2012 summer olympics. 

"Although Hoketsu rises early every morning and attacks practice sessions with as much zeal as riders young enough to be his grandchildren, he confesses he does not adhere to the dietary regimen you might expect from an Olympic athlete.
"I eat what I want to eat and drink as much as I want to drink," said Hoketsu through an interpreter. "People might expect that I am able to participate for so long because I have special habits. But my secret is to have a good life, enjoy yourself and do the things that make you happy.
"Having said that, I am out there riding horses every day for several hours. Then I come back in and do many exercises, to help with my strength, coordination, and, most importantly, my balance."
Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian since Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn won bronze at the age of 72 at the 1920 Antwerp Games and would ride into the record books if he was able to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
Such an outcome is unlikely, but don’t rule it out just yet.
"My wife would like for this to be my last year of competition and that will probably be the case," Hoketsu said. "But I still feel my riding is improving, little by little. That is my motivation. I am a better rider at 70 than I was at 40. Most people can’t tell but my body is getting a little weaker. My horse knows it and she helps me.""

equestriansofcolour:

Hiroshi Hoketsu - the oldest olympian to compete in the olympics in the last ninety two years represented japan in the 2012 summer olympics. 

"Although Hoketsu rises early every morning and attacks practice sessions with as much zeal as riders young enough to be his grandchildren, he confesses he does not adhere to the dietary regimen you might expect from an Olympic athlete.

"I eat what I want to eat and drink as much as I want to drink," said Hoketsu through an interpreter. "People might expect that I am able to participate for so long because I have special habits. But my secret is to have a good life, enjoy yourself and do the things that make you happy.

"Having said that, I am out there riding horses every day for several hours. Then I come back in and do many exercises, to help with my strength, coordination, and, most importantly, my balance."

Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian since Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn won bronze at the age of 72 at the 1920 Antwerp Games and would ride into the record books if he was able to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

Such an outcome is unlikely, but don’t rule it out just yet.

"My wife would like for this to be my last year of competition and that will probably be the case," Hoketsu said. "But I still feel my riding is improving, little by little. That is my motivation. I am a better rider at 70 than I was at 40. Most people can’t tell but my body is getting a little weaker. My horse knows it and she helps me.""

Source: equestriansofcolour

21st April 2014

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ridetherisk:

I can’t believe how photogenic this horse is sometimes.

ridetherisk:

I can’t believe how photogenic this horse is sometimes.

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21st April 2014

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train-to-win:

Imagine how scary it would be if there was a equestrian version of Dance Moms. “Horse Show Moms”.

image

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21st April 2014

Photo reblogged from The tack room with 195 notes

e-q-u-i-t-a-t-e:

soundtrack-for-lovers:

saddles-and-sapphires:

*steals horse* oops

*padlocks gates* my pony


I’m crying rn because of that gif

e-q-u-i-t-a-t-e:

soundtrack-for-lovers:

saddles-and-sapphires:

*steals horse* oops

*padlocks gates* my pony

I’m crying rn because of that gif

Source: soundtrack-for-lovers

20th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Live. Love. Event! with 53 notes

the-eventer:

Rolex 2014 Countdown: 4 DAYS
Shandiss McDonald and Rockfield Grant Juan, RK3DE 2013
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the-eventer:

Rolex 2014 Countdown: 4 DAYS

Shandiss McDonald and Rockfield Grant Juan, RK3DE 2013

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