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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Day 28 - Helmet or no helmet?

Always a helmet.  Yes, I have ridden without one before (the few times I showed saddleseat), but even I know that was a stupid thing to do (on a young horse, no less).  I don't mind wearing a helmet, I don't have any vanity about helmet hair, and they honestly really don't bother me.

I am not a helmet nazi, going around on social media calling people out over not wearing one, because I keep my comments/thoughts to myself.  But I do admit my heart drops when I see someone without a helmet and I was SUPER thrilled when USEF passed their new helmet rules.  

Riding is a sport full of risks and I think it is smart to minimize the risks when possible!


Definitely the only selfie I have ever taken of myself and not immediately deleted hahaha!

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  1. ha if i dont have helmet hair i have baseball cap hair so doesnt matter to me either :) and love the selfie!! and yes i cringe when i see someone not wearing a helmet but shut my trap and continue on :) HEY WE ONLY have 2 more days of NABLOPOMO YAY!

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    1. Yeah, my hair does what it wants and I just do me, so I never understood the "I don't want helmet hair" argument for not wearing a helmet. It's like, your hair actually looks nice enough at the barn that you care LOL!

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  2. I am definitely a helmet nerd. I have had a few concussions already in my life so it just makes sense to be careful. I am slightly tempted to do some helmet-less photos with the horses in xmas wreaths but have so far talked myself out of it.

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    1. Yeah, I have always thought it is not "if" we get hurt with horses, it is just a matter of "when". I'd always rather give myself every opportunity to be save (and stay alive!) around these guys! :-)

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