Thursday, July 23, 2015

Waredaca stadium + xc pics!

I'm out of town this week for work (joy of joys!) so will very likely fall ridiculously behind in reading everyone's posts (EXCEPT for pano fail blog-hoppers, I am checking those religiously!!! bc obvi that kind of amusement is necessary for those of us stuck in conference centers all day long) - and will hopefully catch up with everything else without much fuss next week.

In the meantime, I managed to hoard a little bit of media. It was honestly pretty difficult not to post these photos from Waredaca earlier, but I figured they'd make decent enough fodder for a scheduled post during my absence. 

Recall we competed at Waredaca in mid-June, earning a disappointing dressage score followed by a clear stadium and a cross country that was pretty awesome except for one costly blip at a lattice fence early on course. And that blip is most definitely included here for your enjoyment, natch :)


i think she likes jumping! 
priceless expressions all round... for different reasons tho lol
am i the only one who hates how bunched up these vests look? 
no touching the yellow poles!!!
we started ok pretty ok, but in retrospect the mare was behind my leg.  
izzy said 'NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH' pretty far out from the fence - you can't even see it yet in the left photo
 jumped it fine on second approach tho. wtf mare!
 isabel is deciding whether she should spook again or no. our super long gallop came moments later and she ultimately clicked right into gear
slicing BN xc jumps is nbd
we felt pretty good about the feeder
 my toes are lawless, i swear. one day they will point straight forward. one day!
but in the meantime the big roll top is no problemo
 cruisin!
izzy was very impressed by this log - or perhaps it was the untouched water right next to her that had her on high alert? 

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  1. I love her expression over fences. Adorable!

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    1. she really is the cutest - and so gung ho about it!

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  2. Love these!! You guys look BOSS slicing that feeder!

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    1. lol thanks! i always thought feeders would be spooky, but so far so good!

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  3. Love that BOTH of you are smiling in these pics!! The blue stadium fence is one of my faves. :)

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    1. yea we were certainly having fun! i love that blue stadium pic too (tho superficially wish her knees were a little tighter... oh well!)

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  4. Her expression. Your expression. Your captions. The happiness in these pics. All of this is fantastic. <3

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    1. aww thanks haha! it wasn't anywhere close to our best event but we had tons of fun anyway :D

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  5. I love these pics! She is truly adorable and LOVES her job! She tries SO HARD! What a star :)

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    1. she IS a star!! and she's so much fun to ride - it really is a blast

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    1. haha i mean, she *is* a professional ;P

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  7. I agree with the others, she has her gameface on and it's adorable!! What a great mare!

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    1. she seriously clicks into gear - it's practically audible.

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  8. Such great photos! Her tail over the log is just priceless

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    1. haha right? everything about that log jump kind of cracks me up, esp considering it was among the smallest efforts on course lol

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  9. Her expression is just fantastic.

    Also. Are your boots brown?

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    1. why yes, yes they are - they are the mondoni kingstons that Amanda from $900FB Pony wrote about some time ago. i love them!

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  10. You both look like you're having so much fun :) :)

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    1. ohhhh yes! so much fun, all the fun :D

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  11. I love the pictures! You both look amazing. :)

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    1. thanks - it's definitely a treat to have higher quality photos than my typical video stills haha

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  13. Her knees are fabulous over the yellow poles!

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    1. she can definitely snap them up when she feels like it!

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  14. Loving your smile in the photos, especially the white lattice photos! Look at you, you cute little team!

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    1. haha thanks - tho in all honestly that's probably not a smile over the lattice - i'm actually probably clucking as hard/loud as humanly possible. doesn't make for the best facial expression but izzy responds so... yea haha

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  15. No touchy yellow or anything solid! Y'all look great. And as soon as I figure out where the panorama do-hickey is on my phone I will take some fails.

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    1. yea she really doesn't like getting close to anything! we can occasionally have rails, but it's my fault 98.5% of the time lol. and yes plz do the pano thing!! my grand plans for entertaining myself during the conference didn't exactly pan(o) out lol

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  16. Great pics, she is so attentive and focused. Good job!

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    1. thanks! she's really taken to eventing so much better than i could have imagined!

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  17. Fabulous photos!! She is just too cute.

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    1. aw thanks! i'm pretty biased but i definitely think so too ;)

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  18. These are such great shots! And my toes are lawless too, LOLZ

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    1. haha those toes man, why do they have to be so disrespectful!!

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  19. Love the pictures! Looks like you both had a blast once you got on the same page after the lattice!

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    1. Thanks! It really was a very fun course and event! The stop at the lattice was as disappointing as it was unexpected - but whatcha gonna do about it other than try not to stop next time?

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