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Peete was definitely less sore today!! I didn’t push it though. I just hopped on and walked and trotted for probably 15 minutes to work through some mental blocks, then loped once each direction and as soon as I got a couple pretty strides I quit! Trying very hard to reward little baby steps and be positive with him!!! . The other thing is today I clipped his ears completely without even having to hold the lead rope!! At our previous barn I was told it was “impossible” to clip him without nerve chaining, twitching, AND sedating him. And I saw him be difficult even with that. It really speaks a lot for what I’m doing for him that it’s now back to being a non issue! . I also had my first EQ Team practice tonight!! So far not much has happened but I’m really excited to see where it takes me! #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Horses are so difficult sometimes guys 😣 today Peete was kinda difficult and I’m frustrated. It’s so hard facing all of his issues completely by myself and I can’t help but feel like maybe I should listen more to his mental limitations. Today he got seriously upset over lead changes. The truth is I just don’t know where to draw the line with what I should work on and what to expect each day. I wish I knew more. #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Peete is still just a tiny bit sore. I’m not sure if it would be better to try to work him out of it or give him time off... either way at this barn he gets no turnout so maybe I should just do lots of trotting because he’s going to go crazy stuck in the stall lol. 🤦🏼‍♀️ we’ll see. #GoodEnoughAPHA 

🤩Amanda Ross gives us a sneak peek at the new Bates Victrix! As matchy lovers...our jaws are dropping. This saddle is the perfect marriage between fashion, function, and quality. Not available YET but if you are interested please message us. Please note there is going to be a wait time on these, and they are not here yet, so contact us for details. I hope you agree they will be so worth the wait.

My English pony 😜❤️

I seriously wish someone would have been videoing today!!! I took a chance today with only 30-40 minutes to ride and hopped on him fresh with no lunging. He was of course a little reactive and he did spook once or twice but honestly for him he focused really great. But the best part is he did not one but TWO automatic flying changes on a loose rein!!! I mean y’all they were like western riding fancy ones with a ton of front leg and I barely even had to put my leg in him! If you know this horse you know that’s a huge huge deal for us. Anyway, I’m so happy. Had to share with y’all!!! ❤️ #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Peete was absolutely amazing today. Today I had the kind of ride some people wouldn’t think was possible for me and this horse. Was it perfect? No. Did he almost buck once? Yes. But y’all he TRIED!!! I mean bigtime tried. He put his brain into our work today and that is such a huge deal for his big spotted ADHD self. He legitimately went to work and for the first time in THE ENTIRE TIME IVE OWNED HIM could mentally handle both working AND relaxing. Today was a big deal for us. Big pile of hay was much deserved. ☺️ y’all are hearing it from me now, you will see us succeed. 🙏🏼 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Peete was really really good today!! He’s still a little stiff behind which is strange for him, so I’m not sure what’s going on there but he was a lot more relaxed under saddle today. Hopefully it’s just stress from traveling and he continues to improve this week. You really can’t *see* that he’s stiff, he just hesitates to really push off of his RH. So we’ll see. I think for right now work is good for him. #GoodEnoughAPHA 

So some of you may disagree with this decision, but truthfully it’s one that needs to be made. I am 99% sure I won’t be showing the all around with Peete any more. It’s just not something that we enjoy and it puts a lot of mental stress on both of us. . I’ve been thinking today. And I’ve realized just how much I’ll regret it if I don’t enjoy what a cool horse Peete is. I’ve decided to focus primarily on the HUS, Trail, and SMS. These are our favorite classes and in all honesty they are our strongest. I really want to enjoy him and it would be icing on the cake to have at least one big win with him in something next summer. It’s time to listen to our limitations and focus on our strengths. ♥️ #GoodEnoughAPHA 

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Y’all I’ve been riding him fresh lately and it’s been interesting lol! Today he was not having it with jogging and just wanted to long trot for days 😂😂 probably because I’ve been working so much on that. But his lope was really pretty!! I haven’t been asking him to slow down much at all, just move correctly! 😊 . What’s been awesome is I’ve really been able to make trail a happy thing. I’ve made sure that I don’t drill it too much and that he doesn’t get worked hard on days we do trail. I’ll just get on him and let him out on a drape and take it as we go and i think it’s been really good for him mentally. The only thing I haven’t been doing at all is working on sms.. but honestly I just haven’t felt like it lately. I’m sure I’ll get back into it eventually before we have any shows 🙌🏼 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Over the years I have always wanted to create a space in the house as an homage to my wife’s childhood. Everyday we are getting one step closer in creating the space. Today our dear friend @moussanyc  helped guide us in selecting a few items to help bring the space to life. || #grateful  #friends  #art  #decor  #lobjetdart  #artobjects  #architecturalmodel  #architecture  #architecturephotography  #modernity  #englishsaddle  #hermes  #hermessellier  #thankful  #rebirthofstyle 

So many names for so many parts! #saddleparts  #englishsaddle  #westernsaddle 

Throwback to the farm, it always threw me to be on a Western saddle after studying English. #horseback  #westernsaddle  #englishsaddle  #16yearsold  #solongago 

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Sorry, I’m aware I keep posting throwback photos but it’s been raining so much here at the moment and I haven’t been able to get any decent photos. Please forgive me ❤️ #horse  #horses  #equine  #pferde  #pferd  #thoroughbred  #horsesofig  #horsemom  #equestrian  #equestrianlife  #ponyclub  #saddleclub  #englishrider  #stockhorse  #horseland  #lovehorses  #showjumper  #dressagerider  #dressur  #dressage  #englishsaddle  #oldhorse 

@erreplus  Midwest USA Saddle Fitter Joanne Genardo Stoynoff is at @showplaceproductions  this week during Fall Classic 1. Joanne is also showing, so message her to schedule a test ride or saddle fitting this week. Joanne Genardo Stoynoff 708.243.0721 #erreplus  #erreplusmidwest  #marshallsterling 

Sorry I haven’t much to post lately haha working quite a bit and watching Brayden I haven’t had time to do much in the barn.... this weekend we are moving panels and putting in auto waterers as well as hopefully buying the actual stalls for the two new foaling stalls... but enjoy this Flashback Friday of when I was in a western pleasure class and my horse dropped the bit in front of the judge... while I had a freshly dislocated knee..... that I wasn’t supposed to be riding with..... . . . QOTD: what’s the funniest thing you’ve had happen in the show pen? . . AOTD: I’ve had a lot but my recorded and most memorable is this photos when my bridle went flying in front of the judge 😂 . . . . . . . . . . . . #horse  #horses  #horsesofinstagram  #painthorse  #painthorsesofinstagram  #paintsdoitbest  #apha  #western  #westernriding  #westernpleasure  #impressmesally  #bestview  #horseshow  #showhorse  #horsemanship  #horsemanshippattern  #paintmare  #mare  #horseshow  #showhorse  #englishriding  #englishsaddle  #tobianomare  #tobianopaint 

// Goodnight all. I have some great photos to post tomorrow including a new bridle and bit combination that is available for use for photoshoots. Some of you have seen it on my personal ig @minstrelandmare , but here is a hint 😜🦄 // . . . . . #horseportraits  #photography  #sunset  #englishsaddle  #mount  #newengland  #worcester  #boston  #equinephotography  #equestrian  #equestrianlife  #horsebackriding  #sports  #lordoftherings  #jrrtolkien  #tolkien  #thesilmarillion  #latesummer  #d750  #nikon  #50mm  #niftyfifty  #passion  #dreams  #dreamsdocometrue  #khaleesi  #kissedbyfire  #photographer 

What a glow up huh?? Throwback Thursday with Hailey and Sally! Seriously Hailey was so tiny and cute and Sally was such a baby sitter! 😍 (I was still heavily showing sally myself so we were doing tack changes that day 😂) . From their first show together in the 8-10 age group to their most recent in the 14-18 age group. Sally has been there for every one of us, me, Brooke and Hailey. She’s been there, and done that! In the show pen since before I bought her, till now. Might I also say, she’s 15 and a half (will be 16 this spring) and is still 100% sound without having to do anything special. No joint injections, no pain killers, nothing. My “Impressive” bred, half halter horse holds up to everything from Western pleasure, barrels, ranch horse to jumping. One of the most reliable mares we own! I love her to death! . . . . . . . . . . . #horse  #horses  #horsesofinstagram  #painthorse  #painthorsesofinstagram  #paintsdoitbest  #apha  #western  #westernriding  #westernpleasure  #impressmesally  #bestview  #horseshow  #showhorse  #horsemanship  #horsemanshippattern  #paintmare  #mare  #horseshow  #showhorse  #englishriding  #englishsaddle  #tobianomare  #tobianopaint 

Cruzin around today! Tyler on Geronimo with the English saddle and Tris on penny yegua bareback! #englishsaddle  #barebackhorses  #ridingenglishsaddle  #ridingbareback  #workinghorses  #ranchhorses  #ranchbums  #hardatwork  #exercisinghorses  #funday  #atwork 

Selling for a friend. Excellent condition Luc Childeric saddle, older but well cared for. 17.5" seat, regular flaps and tree. $1500 includes fleece cover. Leathers and stirrups. Shipping available. #saddle  #saddleforsale  #lucchilderic  #englishsaddle  #horses  #horsesofinstagram 

Peete was definitely less sore today!! I didn’t push it though. I just hopped on and walked and trotted for probably 15 minutes to work through some mental blocks, then loped once each direction and as soon as I got a couple pretty strides I quit! Trying very hard to reward little baby steps and be positive with him!!! . The other thing is today I clipped his ears completely without even having to hold the lead rope!! At our previous barn I was told it was “impossible” to clip him without nerve chaining, twitching, AND sedating him. And I saw him be difficult even with that. It really speaks a lot for what I’m doing for him that it’s now back to being a non issue! . I also had my first EQ Team practice tonight!! So far not much has happened but I’m really excited to see where it takes me! #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Cilantro and I are ready for the rain! 🌧 ☔️ ☂ 🌂 • Cilantro has always been nosy and never had a concept of personal space! She amazes me, she’s learned to respect me. I respect Cilantro more than any other horse (except Misty) She’s had very inconsistent work over the summer and I’ve felt so bad about it! • Our competition is the weekend of October 🎃 2nd we will be there and so will our friends! Please come say hi and meet us, and if you have a mustang or Burro come compete in the Open!!! • • • • • • #cilantrothestang  #cilantro  #mustang  #mustangs  #tipchallenge  #tiptrainer  #mustangtrainer  #horse  #horses  #horsesofinstagram  #mustangsofinstagram  #baby  #babyhorse  #babyhorses  #cowgirl  #cowboy  #saddle  #english  #englishsaddle  #englishriding  #umbrella  #umbrellas 

Hind polos by Maddys Mad Polos.... Galaxy polos are sold out🌌! If you’re not sure about what’s in stock feel free to shoot a DM or email our way😁 • • • • • • • #nrha  #aqha  #apha  #cowhorse  #horses  #horsepolos  #maddysmadpolos  #cuttinghorses  #nrcha  #reinedcowhorse  #ncha  #warmblood  #thourghbred  #quarterhorse  #painthorse  #ncha  #canadianmade  #handmade  #western  #englishhorseriding  #breedshow  #horseshows  #horseshow  #wahset  #4hcanada  #pony  #barrelracing  #hunterjumper  #horsejumper  #englishsaddle 

Peete is still just a tiny bit sore. I’m not sure if it would be better to try to work him out of it or give him time off... either way at this barn he gets no turnout so maybe I should just do lots of trotting because he’s going to go crazy stuck in the stall lol. 🤦🏼‍♀️ we’ll see. #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Friends. Forage. Freedom. Today we get into the first F of essentials every horse needs. Friends. Horses are herd animals. In the wild, they rely on companionship for survival. With more horses, there are more eyes to keep an eye out for potential threats. Staying in herds make it safer to look for food, to rest, to graze. They know that individuals are more vulnerable for predators. . Horses are also social animals. They form family bonds, mourn change as well as loss. They play with herd members, mutually groom each other. They find solace in the companionship of other horses. . People sometimes tend to isolate their horses by stalling or turning them out to pasture alone. Horses are unfortunately often put in facilities which minimize physical and visual contact with other horses. Some common excuses for isolating horses are to prevent over-attachment, the horse doesn't enjoy the company of other horses, to prevent injury. . While these excuses are just, excuses, there are multiple negative effects of isolating horses from others. They may become emotionally numb or be completely emotionless altogether. Hiding their weaknesses so as not to stand out to predators. They may become depressed, overly-worried, or develop behaviors such as pacing, cribbing, weaving. Physical issues tend to follow emotional issues, and conditions such as chronic tension, lameness, ulcers, and more may arise. . It is IMPERATIVE that socialization needs for all horses are met. Constant visual contact, choice for physical contact with one or more compatible companions. Adequate space that allows the choice to interact physically and remain near companions. The freedom of choice to be near others, to mutually groom others, stand by each other, play with each other, or simply standing watch. Keeping a watch on social dynamics. . Making sure your horse's socialization needs are being met is crucial to having a happy horse. If isolation has proven to have a negative effect on humans, then why isolate animals that thrive off of socialization? . QOTD: What is something you feel you have improved on in the past few weeks?

My horse hates when I have my phone out which is why I don't have a ton of photos of her. She would rather have my whole attention and I can respect that......buttttt that doesn't mean I won't try and sneak a pic or two when I can 😂 #lancesdesertjewel  #jewelforshort  #trailride  #englishsaddle  #perfectdaytoride  #giveussomewheretoride  #rider 

i’m sorry we haven’t been posting for awhile, please don’t get depressed over it cause we’re so cool. but like we went to the apple orchard and that was some fun shit and this weekend we’re getting two more horses so stay tuned pls #horses  #horse  #stallion  #mare  #gelding  #blackhorse  #l4l  #twh  #aqha  #apha  #oldenburg  #appaloosa  #wisconsin  #barrelhorse  #hunterjumper  #jumpinghorse  #nfr  #western  #westernhorse  #englishsaddle  #autism  #autismawareness  #std  #stdsucks 

Один из моих давнишних вальтрапчиков, хлопок&лён со звездочками. Фото @gabrielk75  👍

Peete had a TON of energy today! I lunged him for probably 40 minutes and then only rode for 10. I really wanted to be light and positive with my time actually on him. Unfortunately after I was done I realized he is just a tiny bit sore on his club foot. It’s not even enough to make him limp (so long as he continues not limping and it doesn’t get worse I plan to keep working him to build muscle) but he is hesitant to turn into it which sucks. I gave him an equioxx and put his soft rides on for the night. So hopefully it gets better and not worse! But it does explain why he was angry loping to the left!! I’m going to consider this all a part of the process of doing this on my own now with him ❤️ trial and error! #goodenoughapha 

Short video of Junior jumping, this was taken a few weeks ago since it had been raining and we have just been riding in the indoor arena. ----------------------------------- #horse  #horses  #horsebackriding  #riding  #jumping  #horsejumping  #horsejump  #barrels  #english  #englishriding  #horseriding  #englishsaddle  #gopro  #horsegoals  #horsegopro  #goprohorseride  #Junior  #quarterhorse  #quarter  #aqha  #americanquarterhorse 

‼️‼️FOR SALE! ‼️‼️ 17.5” Courbette Arosa Jumping saddle MW tree (4.5”) Great condition and only has a few cosmetic flaws. They are shown in pictures but I can get more pictures and explain them if needed Billets are in good condition. No ripping or cracking on them. Has knee and thigh blocks. Very comfortable and is very nice to ride in! Only selling because it doesn’t fit my horse anymore! It’s a very nice saddle and I loved riding in it! It’s very comfy! Trials available $550+ shipping Located in Castle Rock, CO

Erreplus Midwest USA Saddle Fitter Joanne Genardo Stoynoff will be available next week at HITS Chicago during @showplaceproductions  Fall Classic I. To schedule a test ride, saddle fitting or adjustment, please contact Joanne. Joanne Stoynoff 708.243. 0721 #customizeyourride  #erreplussaddle  #erreplusmidwest 

Important!!!! Read below!! . Hi y’all!! This is not something I would ordinarily do or ask you guys for, but I’m in need of $800 by September 16 as fundraising for the Texas Tech Equestrian Team! This money goes towards tack, supplies, care of team horses, travel expenses, etc. . There will be a gofundme link in my bio! ANY “donation” is helpful!!! Every bit helps me and the team to do what we do and I would really appreciate it if a few of y’all could pitch in a little bit! Thank you all for reading! Dm me if you have any questions or if you donate how much!! I’d love to chat! #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Had a fabulous ride on Bizkit the other day. I can't believe how far he's come in a month his gaits are so much smoother and is not playing with the bit as much. Can't believe he is only 5 can't wait to see what he's like with more time undersaddle. #aussie  #australianquarterhorse  #autisticrider  #bizkit  #confidence  #dublin  #englishsaddle  #gelding  #greenhorse  #horseriding  #horse  #horsesofinstagram  #improvement  #hardwork  #quaterhorse  #riding  #safezone  #trust  #training  #transformation  #younghorse  #younghorsetraining  #roan  #ronypony 

Had a fabulous ride on Bizkit the other day. I can't believe how far he's come in a month his gaits are so much smoother and is not playing with the bit as much. Can't believe he is only 5 can't wait to see what he's like with more time undersaddle. #aussie  #australianquarterhorse  #autisticrider  #bizkit  #confidence  #dublin  #englishsaddle  #gelding  #greenhorse  #horseriding  #horse  #horsesofinstagram  #improvement  #hardwork  #quaterhorse  #riding  #safezone  #trust  #training  #transformation  #younghorse  #younghorsetraining 

17.5” Courbette Arosa Jumping saddle MW tree (4.5”) Great condition and only has a few cosmetic flaws shown in pics! Billets are in good condition. No ripping or cracking on them. Has knee and thigh blocks. Very comfortable and is very nice to ride in! Only selling because it doesn’t fit my horse anymore! Trials available Negotiable Located in Colorado $550+ shipping Can get more measurements or pictures upon request!

What a beautiful pony! ~ Cilantro wore a saddle for the first time!!!!!! 😱😱😱😱 She was so good! We lunges on and off line first and worked on our haunch turns (need practice) and our forehand turns (very good)! ~ She wore the saddle and we walked around with it on!!! After she TROTTED IN HAND! It was amazing! • • • • #cilantro  #cilantrothestang  #saddle  #englishsaddle  #mustang  #mustangs  #blmmustang  #horse  #babyhorse  #training  #horsetraining  #saddletraining  #cutie 

Its amazing how good he already looks!! Finally putting on weight and muscle in all of the right places!! 😍 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

I decided to just get on this morning and work on some trail. I just let him out on a huge drape and he was GREAT!! We had some minor anxiety surrounding some of the issues we had at the world show but he worked through them really fast. He impressed me a lot with his transitions and lope pinwheels today! I want to get really great at the trail. ♥️ #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Tack ICM, intentional camera movement, takes a still moment at a polo match and adds the energy and motion that is about to happen. Shapes and lines morph just a bit into abstract. Light and dark tones nicely define areas and disclose pathways for my eye. Diagonals and curves and shapes all join their pieces as they linger in time. www.roxanneoverton.com – for photography and information on my photography books that teach. #longexposure  #icm  #intentionalcameramovement  #blur  #motionblur  #bluronpurpose  #slowshutter  #incameraeffects  #photopainting  #tack  #horses  #polo  #englishsaddle  #roxanneoverton 

Celebrating our Registered, Qualified Saddle Fitters in Dorset and Wiltshire. If exercise intensity, type or frequency has changed, make an appointment with your Saddle Fitters to re-assess saddle fit - it's better for horse and rider comfort to make smaller chages when needed. To find your local SMS Qualified and Registered Saddler Fitter visit our website. #proudtobeamember  #saddles  #saddlefitter  #saddlefitting  #englishsaddle 

So some of you may disagree with this decision, but truthfully it’s one that needs to be made. I am 99% sure I won’t be showing the all around with Peete any more. It’s just not something that we enjoy and it puts a lot of mental stress on both of us. . I’ve been thinking today. And I’ve realized just how much I’ll regret it if I don’t enjoy what a cool horse Peete is. I’ve decided to focus primarily on the HUS, Trail, and SMS. These are our favorite classes and in all honesty they are our strongest. I really want to enjoy him and it would be icing on the cake to have at least one big win with him in something next summer. It’s time to listen to our limitations and focus on our strengths. ♥️ #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Horses are so difficult sometimes guys 😣 today Peete was kinda difficult and I’m frustrated. It’s so hard facing all of his issues completely by myself and I can’t help but feel like maybe I should listen more to his mental limitations. Today he got seriously upset over lead changes. The truth is I just don’t know where to draw the line with what I should work on and what to expect each day. I wish I knew more. #GoodEnoughAPHA 

The progression of Peete’s feet since I brought him home!!! This is a great reminder that slow progress is still progress! We are by no means there yet, but I would like to think that we are making big steps in the right direction!! What are your thoughts on this? #GoodEnoughAPHA 

Peete got shoes put back on today on all 4!! I decided to go on ahead and get him shod again because of how much concrete and gravel he’s having to walk on at this barn. I think up here in the dry weather he will hold them okay to allow his feet to grow out. . All in all I think I liked the farrier I decided to use. He did take some heel off of his club foot so I was really scared he was going to be lame 😬 I took this video of him tonight though and I think he looks ok! He has been known to be really sore the day of shoeing even when it’s done right, so I’m going to put his little bit of stiffness up to that. Here’s to hoping we can continue on the come up! 🙏🏼 I am planning on taking it easy on him tomorrow too. The other thing is he has a ton of new attitude now that he has shoes on again 🤣 so getting back to work could be interesting!! Going to go on ahead and plan on lots of lunging! 😂 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

I am so excited! I ordered the last few items to make my saddle I got this summer. Thank You @chicksaddlery  for making this happen. I would have ordered from Horze but they had cheaper prices and an A+ rating with the BBB. • • • #newtack  #englishsaddle  #chicksaddlery  #foryou  #newbeginnings  #showtack  #newfoundlove  #formyboys  #silverfox  #silverfoxtack  #horze  #horzesaddlepad 

This isn't a baked good, but close enough. My daughter didn't have her paints handy, so she created her colors from coffee, tea and masala chai. This beauty is now mine! #art  #artist  #colors  #coffee  #tea  #masalachai  #horsesaddle  #englishsaddle  #creative  #artwork  #whisknreward712  #painting  #watercolor  #daughtersarethebest 

Consignment Saddle Offered By Franklin Horse Supply: M. Toulouse, 17” seat, medium tree, great condition, asking $800. #toulouseforsale  #mtoulouse  #mtoulousesaddle  #saddleforsale  #saddles  #englishsaddle  #closecontactsaddle  #startersaddle  #saddlesforsale  #horsebackriding  #horse  #iea  #lessonsaddle  #tackshop 

It was #horseriding  lesson Thursday Today! She rode a totally different horse #sonny . #englishsaddle  #equine  #homeschool  #horse 

PRICE REDUCTION: Consignment Saddle Offered by Franklin Horse Supply: Collegiate All Purpose Saddle, deep seat, 17” Seat, now asking $390! #greatdeal  #pricededuction  #saddle  #allpurposesaddle  #collegiate  #saddleforsale  #collegiatesaddle  #consignmentsaddle  #forsale  #tackshop  #collegiateallpurpose  #startersaddle  #lessonsaddle  #horsebackriding  #trailsaddle  #makeanoffer  #englishsaddle  #saddlesforsale  #saddles  #franklinhorsesupply 

2 things I want to talk about tonight!!! . #1 y’all Peete was wild tonight 😂 old Peete came by for a visit. I ended up working him really hard and I made him do some lead changes which he was pretty angry about.. but I did manage to mostly stay out of his face. He’s just A LOT of horse when he has a lot of energy. Lots of nerves today and I’m not sure why, but I’m choosing not to dwell on it. In all honesty it’s just him and even though I was hard on him today I was sure to give him release when he did give me what I wanted! He seemed to struggle much more with the left to right changes than he did the right to left, but I did get a few correct ones. He was just in a mood. I think it might be beneficial to take a break from changes and continue helping him relax and get stronger and then come back to them. They’re going to be a really tough mental block for him I can already tell. I would really just like to make sure we have clear communication about them so that I don’t have to drill them and when I ask I know I’ll get one if I need it at a show. The farrier is looking at him tomorrow to see about shoeing him again so we will see! . #2 Today I had tryouts for the Texas Tech EQ Team! I was the only rider out of all 24 of us to get the horse I got and she was a new addition to the program this summer, so I was actually the first one to ever try out on her!! She was also a lot of horse haha. She was super forward and her trot made Peete’s look smooth 😳 but she had a really nice lope and I do feel like my riding still looked good! So we’ll see where I get placed! Lots of things happening!! #GoodEnoughAPHA 

For the first lesson I have had in 8 years, I think it went well. This horse will make me grow as an individual and help find out who I am as a rider. It was great to experience this with 2 of my friends. @jacr_equestrian  @canadian_mule  . . . . #horsebarn  #horse  #horsesofinstagram  #horses  #cute  #handsomeboy  #chestnut  #socks  #star  #english  #englishsaddle  #jumper 

Wayback Wednesday when @enid_schaller  rode #englishsaddle 

I seriously wish someone would have been videoing today!!! I took a chance today with only 30-40 minutes to ride and hopped on him fresh with no lunging. He was of course a little reactive and he did spook once or twice but honestly for him he focused really great. But the best part is he did not one but TWO automatic flying changes on a loose rein!!! I mean y’all they were like western riding fancy ones with a ton of front leg and I barely even had to put my leg in him! If you know this horse you know that’s a huge huge deal for us. Anyway, I’m so happy. Had to share with y’all!!! ❤️ #GoodEnoughAPHA 

#me  #riding  Atom for the first time. Shown tracking right at the #walk  He is a #warmblood  #thoroughbred  cross. #snaffle  #younghorse  #englishsaddle  #dressage  #helmet  #bearded  #utah  #horsetraining  #sporthorse  #oldenburg 

Breaking things down. When working with horses, there is bound to be a moment when your horse is confused and not understanding what you're asking. Sometimes the responses they give (bolting, nipping, stomping, etc), may be seen as a sign of disrespect. When in reality, they aren't. . When a horse gives off signs (such as stomping, nipping, bucking), they are trying to tell you something. They may not understand what you're asking, they may be uncomfortable, in pain. The list goes on. . In the event your horse may not be understanding what you're asking of them, try to break it down. I'm going to give you guys a little math equation. You want your horse to get from point A (say point A is never having worn a saddle), to point B (say point B is being 100% comfortable with a saddle). Your horse isn't exactly going from point A to point B how you expected. . So you break it down. Starting off with point A part 1, your horse being comfortable around the saddle. Point A part 2, your horse targeting the saddle. Point A part 3, your horse being comfortable with the saddle pad on their back. And so on and so forth. Eventually, point A has reached point B. . When it came to Delilah, she's pretty much only ever been ridden tackless on rare occasions. So when she was starting to be introduced to a saddle, we took it little by little. Baby steps. While we're still working on it (this picture is from out 3rd saddle training session), breaking things down into multiple steps allows for things to not only move much faster, but to be less confusing as well. . When in doubt, break things down into smaller steps. You can't expect a kindergarten to automatically know algebra, you have to work little by little and take baby steps to get to where you want to go. . QOTD: What have you and your horse been working on recently?

Somebody is trying really hard to be fancy again 😍 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

HoWzYa MoNDaY? My was great!! 🐎💕 I spent the evening with my boys 🐴 💜🐴 and also making sure that they are safe and sound from this #hurricanedorian2019🙏  I’m at #peace  and #happy  to know that my horses are in a concrete #barn  with ac and generators 👍🐴 #horses  #equinemom  #horsegirl  #horseifmylife  #equinelife  #arabian_horse  #warmbloods  #englishsaddle 

Peete was absolutely amazing today. Today I had the kind of ride some people wouldn’t think was possible for me and this horse. Was it perfect? No. Did he almost buck once? Yes. But y’all he TRIED!!! I mean bigtime tried. He put his brain into our work today and that is such a huge deal for his big spotted ADHD self. He legitimately went to work and for the first time in THE ENTIRE TIME IVE OWNED HIM could mentally handle both working AND relaxing. Today was a big deal for us. Big pile of hay was much deserved. ☺️ y’all are hearing it from me now, you will see us succeed. 🙏🏼 #GoodEnoughAPHA 

This #stübben  is about 40 years old. Also, Birdie looks a bit like a donkey here. #stubben  #englishsaddle  #horses  #ottb