VIDEO LINK IN BIO! One year with this amazing horse.. I can't believe how far we've come- from a malnourished, terrified, shy, stressed out and borderline crazy horse to a loving and trusting teammate with a heart of gold. As you can see it's not like she transformed from "crazy to normal"- she's still got her sassy moments, she's still leaping and rearing around and she's still quirky. The biggest difference is how much she trust me and how we've developed into a team. She's my one in a million. From 90cm to 1.25m in under a year, where we've placed at most of our shows despite my lack of a riding arena, trainer and money. The odds are and have been against us from the start, but sometimes the underdog rise.
I don't have many "everyday" clips, which is kind of gutting as that's where the biggest difference is. I couldn't ride out on her alone because we would end up in a ditch or she would leap into the roads. I couldn't ride her with anyone either, because she would freak out with other horses. I couldn't tack up- she would run around in the crossties. She couldn't stand to be alone and broke out of her stall and paddock. She wouldn't stand still for a second on the trailer, with the farrier or anything else. She was incredibly skinny and refused to eat. When jumping she was always very brave- if you could get her to the fence.. She leaped towards the gate, reared around.. And if you got to point her to the fence she would take off in full speed and burn over it. Riding her on he flat was basically impossible, she just wanted to run and if you didn't let her, she'd just leap and jump around. She was so stressed and scared, and I don't have many photos or videos of much of what I mentioned above but believe me, I remember it. She's weird, she's difficult and she's opinionated, but I have no regrets. She's the best choice I've ever made ❤️ #Carambole36 #pferd #horses_of_instagram #horsestagram #horseriding #horsebackriding #horse #horses #showjumping #equine #equestrian #horsesofinstagram #horseshow #cheval #caballo #dressage