Category Archives: Confidence

Sunlands Training SJ 5/3/17

A nice, relaxed little jumping training show was exactly what we needed after a long, stressful HOY. And this outing proved to be exactly that. It was rather a pleasure to just chuck the tack into the box and take … Continue reading

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Struggling

​I kind of hesitate to write this post because I really am not writing this for sympathy, though I know it may come across that way. But I know scars can only do any good when they’re shown as a … Continue reading

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Why I Fear Showing

We leave for Pre-HOY tomorrow and I’m terrified, for the dumbest reason. I’m not worried about boxing nine horses there and back – I trust the drivers. I’m not worried about the horses – they know their jobs. I’m not … Continue reading

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Sunlands Training SJ

We arrived at Sunlands only moderately late, which was rather impressive given that the wheels had fallen off on the way there. Literally. Okay, so it was only one wheel, and so there were still two very precarious wheelnuts holding … Continue reading

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Meet the Starters

With Bruno and Lancelot being well started, nevertheless I haven’t run out of unbacked babies. I have a queue of starters waiting for me (two Appaloosas, an Arab, a rather interesting crossbred, a Welsh pony and Exavior himself – and … Continue reading

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What Really Matters

[Side note: I will write a brief recap of June at some point, I really will. Bad blogger! But for today, here’s some drivel that’s been floating around in my head for a while.] My own riding has me a … Continue reading

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Undeserving

“I don’t deserve him.” “Stop that,” the Mutterer opined, “and get back on the freaking horse.” It was a year after I had started leasing Magic and we were having a tough lesson. The combination we were jumping was just … Continue reading

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