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Funny photo series from this weekend...

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  • Funny photo series from this weekend...

    When you know jumping in...

    That you weren't forward enough and

    ...that you're going to be screwed jumping out...

    But your VERY green horse saves your butt anyway.

    Which is followed by the loss of power steering and a series of "GOOD GIRLS!"

    (Commentary by Cookiepony with one well-placed "okaaaaaay" at the end by my trainer, who was probably wanting to disown me...)
    Big Idea Eventing

  • #2
    I LOVE your horse! Great job even with the oopsies.
    Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

    You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


    • #3
      NOBODY wanted to disown you over the weekend cos you're luffly. And well done on the stadium round - you two are a hoot.


      • #4
        I personally liked the "great name" comment at the beginning of the video.

        Of course we only screw up on the fences with the photographer, but how nice that you can "have a moment" and the mare doesn't get rattled. Nice job in general of keeping her forward and moving around the turns in a ring that (even without being sloppy) in notably hard to do that in!

        Originally posted by KateWooten View Post
        NOBODY wanted to disown you over the weekend cos you're luffly. And well done on the stadium round - you two are a hoot.
        I'm so glad I got to meet Kate this weekend. Now I know to read her posts with a British accent!


        • #5
          I heard that you had something to do with the name, subk!

          The trainer was not too appalled, don't worry. Just focus on reliving the good jumps so you can reproduce them at the next show!
          Taco Blog
          *T3DE 2010 Pact*


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by subk View Post
            I personally liked the "great name" comment at the beginning of the video.
            I'm sure to give you all the credit for her name. It's really perfect for her. In fact, Anita, who is notoriously hard to please, said today "I think that maybe she's living up to her name..."

            Originally posted by CookiePony View Post

            The trainer was not too appalled, don't worry.
            Not TOO appalled. Greeeeaaaaaat....
            Big Idea Eventing


            • #7
              Originally posted by eponacowgirl View Post
              I'm sure to give you all the credit for her name.
              Don't do that! When my children were little I made lovely hand worked dresses. Occasionally I'd buy one, but when someone would comment assuming I had made it I always just smiled and said thank you.

              What is it the Ralph Hill says? "Ride it like you stole it?" You should definitely claim all the credit--just come back and tell me all the nice things they say...


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by subk View Post
                Don't do that!
                I just like to name drop...
                Big Idea Eventing


                • #9
                  And look at you, Eponacowgirl, your stirrup is a great length, you are riding behind the motion (good for you!) and your leg is on. I'm proud of ya!
                  What would you try if you knew you would not fail?


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Mach Two View Post
                    And look at you, Eponacowgirl, your stirrup is a great length, you are riding behind the motion (good for you!) and your leg is on. I'm proud of ya!
                    Thanks, Mach Two! I got a lot of good advice from you the day you came out- helped me fix a lot of problems! I'm riding in an Ainsley Pro National now- it allowed me to take my stirrups up three half holes!! I also got rid of my jointed stirrups- my leg was noticeably better the first time I rode in the new ones! Amy was mystified until I pointed out the change.
                    Big Idea Eventing


                    • #11
                      What was the name of the new stirrups ? I noted them down from the receipt I found on the ground and stuck to your car ... but I forgotted it. Looked like they weren't too pricey.


                      • Original Poster

                        Big Idea Eventing