Sunday, April 26, 2009

India Updates

ok so some updates......

Numero Uno: we are officially moving India to TLEC tomorrow!!! i have picked out my stall and everything, all we need to do is move the gear and pony. it is a really nice Equestrian center

it has (get ready) three arenas, one outdoor jumping arena, one outdoor dressage arena, and one indoor arena. it has a cross country course

by the way here are some pictures of it (up there)

Numero Dos: India is wearing the dreaded muzzle again!!.....because someone asked me when her foal was due 0_O

Numero.....threeo: i got her a snazzy new halter, thats plaid!! it's maroon and black with some grey accents and it's a break-away!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

But i Can't Help it!!!!! Look at Him!!!!

Baby Rusch

Baby Rusch,(that would have to change, i'm thinking Chimera) black bay colt(drool), 16.0(do you think i would look like a pea up there??) hands, 6 years old. Hubba, hubba(a what???) – this horse is a HUNK(I AGREE!!), absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully put together(i love his butt), this boy looks like a power house, but with the elegance for which Thoroughbreds are bred. Baby Rusch is still intact (SAY WHAT!?!?!???)so he could be sought after for breeding ( he could easily be gelded(gelding bus here we come!!) and you’d end up with a horse who has the looks of a stallion(a verryy sexy stallion) and the personality of a pet. This horse is super sweet and respectful(i could use some of that!!) with a very intelligent, but soft eye. His trainer describes the horse as a VERY good mover and from what we saw, we fully agree(me too!!!). The trainer only has the horse’s best interest in mind(awww) and wants to see him go to someone who values the boy the way he does(aawww....again). Unfortunately, he had a suspensory injury last week and full diagnostics have not yet been completed. Based on this type of injury, he will most likely be looking for a non-jumping home (not really an issue i can't jump anyway)and a certain amount of layup(don't you have to do this anyway??) will be required, but this horse is clearly worth it. This horse is STUNNING(swoons), you will not be disappointed! $500,(are they for serious??? i'll pick him up next week!!!) with special considerations to the perfect home.(me!!! right here!!! pick me!!!)
pink= kinda bad
red= bad bad bad
blue= my comments
ok i don't need another horse and i'll never ever in a million years convince my parents to get another horse.....BUT HE'S SOOOO PRETTY!!!!!!! *pouts*
i discovered this boy yesterday and so far no progress has been made toward convinceing the parents to go see him (believe me i have been trying) but i'm not too hopeful with the economy and all, i don't think it's gonna happen (but don't worry if i do get him i will definatly tell you guys ;)
since i probably won't be getting him i really hope someone else will and blog about him (so we can ALL drool over his gorgous pictures!!!)
after seeing this horse i think i'm hooked on OTTBs <3
does anyone want to buy him and let me ride him???
seriously if you want to buy him contact Jeremiah Englehart 516-770-0085
and he will set you up with your own DROOLWORTHY STUD!!!!!
maybe i should post an available OTTB every (what day is it??)...........OH!!!! thursday!!!
(many pretty horses to drool over!!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

i was feeling left out.....

*wow i really underestimated how much fun that would be*

1. How old were you when you first started riding?

ummm..... about two

2. First horse ridden:

a pony named Noel

3. First horse trotted on:

a QH horse named T Joe

4. First horse cantered on:

my mom's friend's rocky mountain spotted pony, lacy

5. First Horse fallen off of:

Lacy (second time cantering)

6. Most recent horse fallen off of

india (there was a deadly plant intruding into the arena)

7. Most terrifying fall:

i was riding cappachino and he bolted and jumped over the chain around the arena and i lost my stirrups. he raced around half the arena, nearly took out the judge (a 55, i'll show you what we do to judges who give out 55s!!!) and when i finally fell off he kicked my head and killed my helmet (really chino?? that was $75) then i got attacked by a paramedic

8. First horse jumped with:

ponyta, nasty little thing

9. First horse who ran away with you:


10. First horse that scared the crap out of you:

india, she likes to bolt......into trees

11. First horse shown :!)

lacy, we got fourth overall!!

12. First horse to win a class with:

india!! the class only had one person in it, me

13. Do you/have you taken lessons:

yep about once a week

14. First horse you ever rode bareback:

lacy.......bad idea

15. First horse trail ridden with:

lacy, our pastere was a fenced in forest with a pond, so i guess that counts

16. Current Barn name:

doesn't have one, but soon we shall be moving to TLEC!!

17. Do you ride English or western?:

english, i've tried was ok

18. First Horse to place at a show with:

Lacy (see question #11)

19. Ever been to horse camp?:

yep......hated it......all we did was walk in an arena

20. Ever been to a riding clinic?

yes!! i love clinics!!!! mary wanless is my fav!! :)

21. Ridden sidesaddle?

22. First horse leased:

never leased one......unless riding someone elses counts

23. Last Horse Leased:


24. Highest ribbon in a show:

first!!! on indie!!

25. Ever been to an 'A' rated show?:

some might call me stupid but..........whats an A rated show???

26. Ever competed in pony games/relay races?:

yess, on stormy who hadn't been riden in three years and acted like a stallion

27. Ever fallen off at a show

Oh Yes!!! most memorable was on Chino

28. Do you ride Hunter/Jumpers?:


29. Have you ever barrel raced?


30. Ever done pole bending?:


31. Favorite gait:

do i have to pick just one???

32. Ever cantered bareback?:


33. Have you ever done dressage?:

heck yes!!!!

34. Have you ever evented?:

no, but i might be soon

35. Have you ever mucked a stall?:

What kind of stupid question is that?!?!?!?

36. Ever been bucked off?:

yes, indie also likes to buck..........but not anymore....hehehe

37. Ever been on a horse that reared

yep, guess who............indie

38. Horses or ponies.

well it kinda depends on the equine

39. Do you wear a helmet?:

heck yes

40. What's the highest you've jumped:

two feet :) over a dressage arena chain

41. Have you ever ridden at night?:

haha yes!! bareback trailriding is much fun!!

42. Do you watch horsey television shows?:

yup! mostly animal cops and the whole time i scream at the tv that the punishments are not harsh enough

43. Have you ever been seriously hurt/injured from a fall?:

nope *knocks on wood*

44. Most falls in one lesson:

twice, india was PISSED

45. Do you ride in an arena/ring?:

yes i do

46. Have you ever been trampled by a horse?:

ummm......who hasn't???

47. Have you ever been bitten?:

yes, on the butt

48. Ever had your foot stepped on by a horse?:

almost everytime i see one

49: Favorite riding moment:

when i did a shoulder-in for the first time :)

50. Most fun horse you've ridden:

definatly india!!! but Sage comes close ;)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shoulder-ins and Leg-yields

you know those days when you just know something is going to happen?? yea i just knew today i was going to have a good ride, i just knew it!! so today india felt wonderful and reminded me why i ride dressage :) when i asked her to do anything she just said "how much ma'am? and would you like a massage with that?" she kept her head in the right spot and when i asked her to move it it happened immediatly.

we also did a shoulder- in!! the elusive shoulder-in has finally been conquered!! and might i mention that it was done all the way down the long side. i figured out (finally) what the angle for the shoulder-in is, and that i was really over doing it *smacks head* and that i was trying to keep her on the rail with the wrong hand *headdesk* i needed to let her move toward the rail with my outside hand and i was trying to do that with my inside hand *headdoor* and now that i have my hands right i don't have to use so much leg. go figure *headfishtank*

i also did some canter leg-yields which aren't as elusive as shoulder-in, but still pretty elusive, india just cantered right on over to the rail

now that my self-confidense has returned, we focus on more important things like paige is starving, paige needs to eat, india is starving too, paige needs to feed her :)