Gorgeous girl 👑 I get a lot of questions about her bridle so I thought i’d just write a bit about it here!
- It’s a Rambo Micklem (competition not training)
- I personally like it as it’s a comfort bridle designed to take pressure off sensitive areas, and in young horses areas which are still developing
- Citrine goes horribly on the flat in any bridle but it gives me peace of mind knowing she can continue to develop comfortably and the bridle isn’t the cause of it 😂 Some horses do go much more more nicely in them (flat and jumping) - I found Jelly much preferred hers
- It can be hard to fit certain bits with them as the longer bit the higher up it needs to go and vice versa, which can lead to the nose band being in the wrong place as it is all connected
- The leather of mine is not great quality but I believe they have brought out other designs since with better leather
- Citrine wears standard horse size, this also fitted Rubin and Jingle (14.2/15.1)
- I’ve had mine 3/4 years and the stitching etc has lasted quite well so far
- They only come in Havana and Black but if anyone has the discontinued Tobacco colour please sell it to me 😂
- I don’t think it helps with more control etc but I would definitely recommend for young or sensitive horses
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Thank you @ellie.blossett for this lovely picture!😍
Pauli has managed to hurt her leg out in the field and I haven’t ridden her for almost two weeks due to school, injuries and sporting commitments😩
I hopefully will be riding tomorrow and pretty much every day after that lol😂
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🚨Fair Warning: this post has some graphic photos! ⚠️ Thought I would celebrate #failFriday with this photo of Maria contemplating all of the choices that led her to this vet stall with her leg in a full bandage. A little background on Maria’s 2017 for anyone who cares to read: in January, she came out of her stall one morning with a nasty heel grab that ended up requiring sutures and took about 5 weeks to heal. We went back to work, then in March, one morning at feeding time we discovered another, deeper laceration on the same heel, but this time it appeared that she’d gotten herself cast in her stall. Again, she required sutures and this one took about 6 weeks to heal. Which brings us to May. One morning we found her with her four major lacerations on her right front leg: one on her inner ankle, near the suspensory ligament; one on the outside cannon bone; one on her inner knee; one on her inner forearm, the most severe. It appeared that she’d gotten cast in her stall again, this time obviously much worse. We were able to get her on a trailer and to the vet, who determined that the lacerations were too jagged and uneven to be sutured, meaning that the wounds would have to heal open underneath bandages. The second photo in the series is the morning of the injury, the next is 2 days later after a stay at the vet clinic, and the following pictures are roughly a week apart as the wounds healed. Fortunately they all closed fairly well (we had to deal with some granulation and over-zealous scar tissue) and there is only minor cosmetic damage still visible, as you can see in the second to last photo. The very last photo is the first day that she was finally able to go without bandages 24/7 and be turned out (note: front right leg covered in AluShield)! It was about 8 weeks total before she was able to go back into minimal work, being careful not to aggravate the wounds which were still healing. We’re still ‘recovering’ from this injury in terms of fitness, but here’s to a much more active 2018 for my girl! 💕
P.S. Thank you for reading if you made it all the way to the end!
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Yesterday was #nationalhorseday apparently, so here's an obligatory post for the sport that's kept me sane all these years. This dude has been really fun to work with and I'm excited for our first little show tomorrow. Also my helmet has the most unflattering chin strap of all time. #safetyfirst#thoroughbred#ottb#eventer#usea
On the way home to see the horses! Got a video planned to film so all going well, that should be up at the start of next week ☺️ I’m half way through my exams now, I just can’t wait for them to be over and done with 🙈
One of our favorite things to do (not my favorite when it’s raining though) is cantering through the water! I love how versatile my mare is, even though she is an eventer, she could easily switch over and do the hunters, she’s such a nice mover! #oldenburg#eventer#warmblood#warmbloodsofinstagram#fairhill
Some stills from our lesson today with @rebecca.818 on #frankenventer today. Definitely stayed in the saddle a bit today to keep him moving through the jump, so got a little behind in a couple spots...#ottb#eventer
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our followers!!
We’ll be back with you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on 8th January with some big big news!!! Until then, all the best 🎄🎄🎄
On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love sent to me...advice from an eventing Aussie! 🇦🇺 Wise words from 4* #eventer , #Showjumper and top #coach @warren_lamperd - a great tip to help you with your game plan 💪🏼
End of the week. Today I want you to think about how to make changes. How to break bad habits. Everyone in the dressage community will tell you how to sit, ride or train. If you cannot do it you need to make changes to either yourself, training of the horse or both. Correct. Easy. No.
What does psychology research tell us about how to break bad habits and making those changes. Actually you have probably guessed quite a bit. A bad habit is your comfort zone. It is where you feel safe. Remember your comfort zone is different to everyone else. Whilst someone might find your change easy, they will have their own bad habits that they will find hard . We are all human (though I do have my doubts with some in the dressage community 😆). You realise you have to make a change. A few points. Firstly understand why you do what you do. Secondly work out the barriers/obstacles you will encounter. This will give you a little more control. Next most people will start but as soon as they slip up & fall back into the bad habit they will stop & think they are a failure. As a Psychologist I would ask you to say 'what were the circumstances I slipped up?' You are tired, stressed, scared etc. Now try again but this time be aware of the circumstances that made you slip up. Have a planned strategy to deal with the circumstance so you can continue with improving. It takes time. With changes comes guilt & pressure. Remember everyone has bad habits. Be kinder to yourself. Treat yourself the same as you would your best friend. Have a super weekend & thanks for reading my essay.