bitsnbows:

I think you won

bitsnbows:

I think you won

♥ 629 — 13 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014 — via natshorses (source)

just a thought. but.

Lately, it seems like a lot of riders I’ve seen don’t have any softness to them. Their hands and forearms are hard, tense, stiff. Their backs are straight but at the cost of not having elasticity. It’s as if a steel rod has been driven through their spine to prevent them from really remaining soft and elastic to the horses mouth. 

I just don’t get it. I guess it’s not a priority a lot anymore? Or horses are becoming so hard mouthed now that riders are forced to be stiff wooden puppets?

15 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014
♥ 1075 — 19 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014 — via bullsharkweek (source)
thecityhorse:

palominah:

thecityhorse:

Scene kid. Can someone edit in some scene kid highlights and a nose ring?


thecityhorse my hand slipped

Holy crap 😝

thecityhorse:

palominah:

thecityhorse:

Scene kid. Can someone edit in some scene kid highlights and a nose ring?

thecityhorse my hand slipped

Holy crap 😝

♥ 145 — 19 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014 — via thecityhorse
on-white-horses:

ceciliatheangel-devil:

Hey guys check out my friend on her adorable pon.

damn too cute

on-white-horses:

ceciliatheangel-devil:

Hey guys check out my friend on her adorable pon.

damn too cute

♥ 50 — 19 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014 — via on-white-horses (source)
❝ I need to ride. I don’t just like to ride, love to ride, enjoy riding. But I need to ride. If I don’t ride, I become depressed, agitated, grumpy, annoyed, short-tempered. Riding is my personal psychiatrist, my way of relieving stress and everything calms down when I ride. My brain quiets, all of the issues I have in my life cease to exist for that hour or two that I sit in my saddle atop my favorite animal in my life. Riding isn’t a want, it’s a necessity. ❞
— me explaining to a misunderstanding cousin
♥ 77 — 19 hours ago on 27 Jul 2014

So, judges are now penalizing riders for patting their horses after eq rounds because the judges have suddenly decided it’s a loss of rein(which is a major penalization point in equitation). But, in my opinion, just giving your horse a small pat after a round to tell him good boy is not something to penalize nor is it a loss of rein. I see what judges are saying bit I disagree with a lot of them. Nitpicking like that is silly. No they shouldn’t be rewarded for praising their horse and if they lean down and hug the horse, yes that I could see as a penalty. But giving him a little good boy pat? That’s not penalty worthy.

♥ 2 — 3 days ago on 25 Jul 2014
❝ I traded skinny for muscles. I traded parties for shows. I traded heels for boots.
I traded sleep for early mornings.
I traded my social life for my horse(s). And I wouldn’t trade this life for anything. ❞
— As seen on Facebook (via upstate-equestrian)
♥ 858 — 3 days ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via without-hope-with-humor (source)
askajudgephotographersocialcoach:

Friesian Stallion Steffen S admiring himself

askajudgephotographersocialcoach:

Friesian Stallion Steffen S admiring himself

♥ 610 — 3 days ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via without-hope-with-humor (source)
♥ 513 — 3 days ago on 24 Jul 2014 — via horsesthatmakeuss (source)