Thursday, 29 October 2015

Win Some, Lose Some

After our wonderfully fun jumping lesson earlier in the week, the easy option would have been to build on that via another jumping lesson.
Not super relevant, but Bridget's attitude of late: PARTY(let her jump!) or else.
Sadly for Bridget, I have this idea in my head that I'd like us to be eventers. So some dressaging is necessary. Since Bridget can view flat work as an all out act of war on my part, I had a sneaking feeling this lesson was going to be painful. And so it was. The cool kids might say she forgot how to horse. I'd be inclined to switch that up and instead say she remembered EXACTLY how to Pony. With a capital P, obviously ;)

I'll save the world the tragic recap. I'm just going to hide out and try to forget this one ever happened.

In other win some, lose some news, it's just not going to work out for me to go the foxhunt this weekend. I was so excited to go, but I'm just way too over committed/poor. I also need to actually spend quality time with my guy and our adorable cat, BK. (A terrible name; almost a year on and now definitely adult sized, I still call him/he answers to the Baby Kitty. Waiting until the perfect name came to me obviously was a terrible plan. Out of desperation/embarrassment at the vet I called him BK, so it's official. Just imagine it stands for something really, really cool)

Too dignified for his name
Stolen from a fellow blogger (I think?). Love it for obvious reasons...if you know the source, please let me know - I'd love to credit you/find a printable copy for my wall :)
Anyway, I can't have horsey weekends every weekend! On the good news side, it's looking like we'll be able to attend the same show Ginger and her trainer are going to Nov 8th. It's a 2 phase event (dressage and show jumping) near the big city. Depending on weather/time we might be able to do a little xc schooling too. It should be fun, provided we can remember how to dressage in less than 10 days!

13 comments:

  1. Haha! I stole from threadless tshirts. Maybe the artist is listed there somewhere. I love it!

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    1. Thank you! I'll go take a peek over there

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  2. Haha! I stole from threadless tshirts. Maybe the artist is listed there somewhere. I love it!

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  3. Love the comment about remembering exactly how to pony! Since our two are normally on the same wavelength I sincerely hope that my ride tonight isn't along the same vein :-)

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    1. It sounds like you've been having excellent rides overall lately, long may that trend continue!

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  4. How to Pony!! Bahahahaha... yes. Yes, that is a thing.

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    1. It's totally a thing :) I have never, ever dealt with anything nearly as opinionated.

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  5. Awww..... I wanna hear the deats! Did you have a 'Nitrous' horse moment too? :(

    Awwzz love the kitty! The name is pretty cool. Reminds me of the Magic School bus for some reason.... brings back happy kid memories lol.

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    1. Not as exciting as your nitrous moment...more like a slowly moving train, good luck stopping or steering it lol

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    1. they don't even ask anymore. Our chocolate lab was named Brown Dog, and my cat prior to this was named Blackie lol

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  7. lolz, as an owner of a cat named OG... well, i relate haha. also giggled at "Pony with a capital P"

    bummer about the hunt but there will be other opportunities :)

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    1. It was wet and miserable part of the day, so I chose to look at those pics and be grateful I was home warm and dry. Hopefully the hunt will be back in this area on boxing day

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