Pippa Funnell and Mirage D’Elle in the CIC3* Dressage, Chatsworth Horse Trials 2013.
Q and I have been gone for the past week at a show in Katy. She was great in the .90 and 1.00m the first two days but on Friday we landed on top of a jump in warm up, due to the mare’s brilliant idea to literally throw a buck half a stride from the damn jump.
It scared her and when my “LETS GOOOOOOO” horse loses confidence, it sure as hell worried me. So, I pulled my shit together and made it around the 1.00m until we got to a combination, hauling ass and it was going to be waaay long and it just wasn’t going to work and the moment where I really would like Q to say “hell nah, you crazy bitch” she tries her hardest to jump and landed on top of it.. AGAIN.
Needless to say, that didn’t set us up for much success in the lows on Saturday. We had stops, eh.. we got around though.
Today was much much better, just took her in the .90m to kinda redeem ourselves. Next show, we’ll be doing the 1.00m and get it right.
But she needs to really grow out of the bouncing around everywhere. I can’t take any jump from the canter (lol, what canter) she gives me. The sass and cranky needs to chill for a bit. Ask her to do anything and she HAS to respond with some sort of attitude.
So, I just have to find that balance of being supportive enough but not actually ever demanding anything from the princess because god forbid she is told what to do.
girls, man.. they all da same.
Jersey Fresh Crosscountry
(The only colored horse on course the whole day, a three star buckskin mustang, it was so cool)
Saw this guy show jump today :)
How’d he do! I wanted to go today but didn’t have time.
Actually…I think there might have been two mustang buckskins if that’s possible. Bc i just realized the one I saw was lighter than this, more dun maybe, and he was in the cic** but he was also a good jumper and announced as a mustang! So that’s really cool if there were two!