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Good thing we are both crazy otherwise this probably wouldn't work. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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And good thing we are both super chill, that helps as well.πŸ˜‚
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He was perfect to ride today, no surprise there.
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Pc: @maelong.equestrian
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These legs & feet get so much TLC i swear 😘❀️ Got to take good care of those little thoroughbred legs! #horselegs #hooves

Finding yourself 🌻(Part 2)
I think most horse people have heard of the saying that states a horse is a mirror of your soul. Look deep into the eyes of a horse and you will eventually see a mirror. They have the beautiful gift of walking through life in the now. Where they stop to breathe out, run, escape predators and enjoy every moment for what it is.

There are so many training techniques available that it can confuse the best of us. We can often be met with judgement if we don't follow a certain form. As I've stated many times before, I do whats best for Monashee. If that means we spend an hour in the paddock with him eating while I enjoy the deep relaxation of the birds singing around me, so be it. In the end we are often tested in life in ways we never imagined. Some of us cruise on through without a scrape to your knee. Others get knocked down & given challenges that would rather not be received.

It's here in that fine balance of life where you start to get a feeling for who you are. What you believe in. What sets you free of anxiety and your fears. Yet often people can carry fears & self doubt for years. For their entire lives. Imagine that you've never taken the deepest breath you could & delved into the depth of what life has to offer you.

I chose to ignore the negative people. The opinions of those I didn't respect or wanted to hear. I chose to commit to as much groundwork that was needed so that Monashee realized he was free. Free of the ways of the past. You don't need to be dominant to communicate with your horse. You don't need to be dominant in life in general. Imagine a horse that would rear at his own shadow. Now imagine a person experiencing a panic attack. It takes small steps to understand & acknowledge how to move forward. The world literally reopened for Mon within the first month of bringing him home. The world grabbed me & forced me to listen. To remove the self doubt. To stop comparing. Remove judgement & introduce kindness like it was a drug.
If you wake up every day fearful ask yourself why. If you are swallowed whole by self doubt ask why. What is stopping you to be the best that you can be. What is it?
To be continued... πŸŒ»πŸƒπŸ΄

Killing the training level trakehner on the first try schooling it this season.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž P.S. I trimmed Pony's tailbone for mine and his first try and it looks so good, especially in this photo.😍 #OTTB #thoroughbred #exracehorse #baybae #sporthorse #crosscountry #xc #dressage #jumper #showjumping #gallop #hardwork #workhard #progress #success #aikensc #aiken #southcarolina

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Oh Rocket, rest in peace up in that big green pasture, you little champ. #gonebutneverforgotten .
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#oneofthegoodones #champion #horse #thoroughbred #colic #equestrian #horseriding #exracehorse #chestnut #showjumping

The quality is a bit blurry but you can still see how good Barry was yesterday πŸ‡βš‘οΈfelt almost effortless riding him yesterday. I just love how happy and calm he is going out to jump now. When I started jumping him again last August I couldn't get him over a ground pole without him loosing the plot. Feeling prepared on confident for FTP ODE next week πŸ‘Š#proud #goodboy #showjumping #thoroughbred #barryallen #theflash #eventer #progress #sohappy #eventing #training #preparation #results #hardworkpaysoffs #nevergiveup #showjumper #dressagehorse #competing #equestrian #eq #exracehorse #reformed #weekend #equestrianstyle #scope #power #speed #percision

The Big Grey played pony club today πŸ’ͺ took a while to settle but once he did and I could put my legs on we got some wonderful work. He is noticably stiffer and reluctant to bend on the left rein so needs a lot of leg support on both sides to keep him straight(ish). I also think we may need a lot more practice entering and exiting the ring while mounted before we go entering any competitions πŸ™ˆ

#thoroughbred #ottb #retiredracehorse #dressage #tracktohack #greyhorse #exracehorse #lifeafterracing

training a green horse: a documentary

I remember when Charlie would lose the canter over a single ground pole πŸ¦„ even though his brains checked out today with the beautiful weather and all the wind we had a great lesson! Thanks @philo.art 😊 #horses #horsesofinstagram #otsb #standardbred #standardbreds #stb #standy #standy #standardbredsofinstagram #offthetrack #exracehorse #retiredracehorse #canada #eventing #dressage #cavaletti #canter

On a gallop set with Faden. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ At about 25 seconds we're turning for home and he kicks it on. #fastpony #exracehorse #ottb #gallopsets #holdon #gettingfit

Out on my Ches ❀ love this view! Lots of fun had scrambling up steps and tracks and slip sliding down cliff sides πŸ˜‚ #adventure #chestnut #exracer #exracehorsesofinstagram #exracehorse #thoroughbred #gelding. #gorgeous #horse #horseriding #horsestuff #horsesofinstagram #pony #leeds #billywood #hacking #hogged