Friday, August 23, 2013

Blog Hop! Dream Division...

Oh lord.  By my very participation I believe that I am acknowledging that somewhere, somehow, a tiny Hunter Princess has taken root and is starting to grow in my horsey heart. 

I never thought it would happen, but there you have it.  I even got defensive of my Hunter-Princess self when I heard a DQ at the barn was discussing what a "shame" it was that I'm "wasting" Prairie in the Hunter Ring. 

I see her point, but I also want to growl a bit and say that there's nothing shameful in me playing around trying to get the g-d damn mare relaxed.  Lord knows she never found relaxation in a Dressage Court.. Also - Jumping is fun and I've never thought I was going to die in the Hunter Ring.  Cannot quite make the same statement about running cross country (grin).

ANYWAY.  Dream Division. Lauren over at She Moved to Texas started a fun little round robin of collective posts and since I actually figured out how to paste the html code into my post I'm going to play along!

What's our goal?

3'6" A/O's.  (bam).

Also, 3'6" Performance Hunters with a Pro Ride. 

The height is easy for the Big Mare, the relaxation is... not.  We're coming along, but the pie in the sky is definitely getting to the A/O's.  I'm pretty sure we'll get to the A/A's without too much struggle... hard work, yes.  Struggle - hopefully not :)


  1. One day maybe 3'6 won't look like a mountain to me! :) Henry loves it, I freak out lol!

  2. You can do it! She's a super nice mare. Comments like your DQ friend make me mad. As long as we're having fun with our horses in the ring, how are we wasting them?

  3. AO's indeed. Looking forward to it!

  4. I agree with Texas. It's no one's business what you do with your mare and if it helps her be a better horse all around, who cares

  5. Have fun with it! Don't let your friends say you can't. :) By the way, I'm Paola. I joined the hop too and found your blog and thought it would be cool to hear about you, Prairie, Pia, and Guss.


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