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RABT Summer Cross Country Derby - July 12, 2020

At the beginning of July, Ellie and I tackled our first ever BN level XC course at a competition! We take jumping lessons with Babette at RABT Farm (Rest & Be Thankful Farm), so having Babette there that day to coach me was perfect.  We did have some bobbles on my part, like not riding to each fence and not enough leg (NEVER ENOUGH LEG) so we had one stop on course, but I was super pumped to have a chance to jump around a course at a place we are totally comfortable but it was a crazy chaotic day with 50 horse/rider pairs and a ton more activity than our Wednesday lesson days!  ready to go I paid for a second unjudged round after our division of nine riders jumped and we went clean. It was a beautiful summer day and such a fun opportunity. All COVID protocols were in place and people were super respectful of them.  Due to our stop, we ended up in 8th place with a 3rd place team finish! I paired up with two of my Epona PC teammates for the team competition and they both won their di

Day Thirteen: 30 Day Challenge

Day Thirteen: A picture of your worst riding

Oh geez, this could be interesting!  LOL!  I am not sure I actually want to publish a pic of my worst riding! Now that I have looked all through my folders, I could not stop at just one......ha ha ha.  Get ready to laugh...or cringe!!

Dreamy's first horse show, fall of 2006.  She decided that the first crossrail was super scary (and now that I look at the fence, I see that it is set up incorrectly with a false ground line!  SMART!)  This is me trying to NOT fall off...she stopped so hard that I ended up on her neck (I was sitting on her withers!) and almost on top of the left jump standard.  I refused to actually fall off, so I clung to her neck, got myself back in the saddle, circled her, cleared the fence, finished the course, and placed sixth out of 13 riders.  (The following spring we placed first in the same class.)  Sorry Mom, I am sure your heart just stopped looking at this...  ;-D



Downeast Congress, summer 2010.  Dreamy had a complete and total meltdown in her hunter over fences class.  Something spooked her in the covered arena (she HATES that ring) and she tried to run out to the right at the second fence.  This is me doing my damnedest to keep her straight.  Defensive riding at its best!  I particularly like my tongue sticking out.  LOL!

Standardbred Nationals, summer 2009.  Ah, yes, this is classic: looking down to check the lead, rounding my back and shoulders, bracing my elbows, loss of contact.  Oh man.  And Dreamy is at the most awkward moment of the gait so she looks mighty fine herself!  Bahahahaha.

Linda Zang clinic, spring 2009.  Dreamy looks cute, despite my equitation fail.  I just LOVE my leg!  LOL!  Bent wrist, weird elbows, and pinching with my knee.  Lower leg is gone.  :-)  It is the "up" phase of the rising trot and I look like I am about to take flight off my horse's back.

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  1. Gotta admit I get a kick out of refusal photos.

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  2. HA HA HA, I know, right? At least I did not fall off. I like our faces in each one. :-)

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