Monday, March 14, 2016

clinic media dump

So when I said I was lacking in media from this weekend's clinic with Stephen Birchall, I may have somewhat misspoke. (mistyped?)

What I meant was: there's limited media from the meat of our ride. Tragic, bc we did some pretttttty cool stuff, about which I have LOADS to write. However, there is certainly no limit to the number of candids I snap on any given day, and this day was no different.

So here, enjoy all the random photos from our day at Austen's very fancy barn. Actual content about the ride will be forthcoming soon!

Isabel heard trolls over on that side of the arena, so the brave huskies went to investigate 

No trolls here tho. Isabel looks (and felt) ready to take on anything that might cross her path on the way to the arena for our lesson.

Which was obviously followed by Isabel making her bid for #fanciesthorseinthering

While I made my bid for most childish haha. Pony won't wear her ears forward? Ha, watch me fix that ;)

Plenty of ears forward post-ride tho. Isabel was quite satisfied with herself. Or, perhaps, quite satisfied to gorge on all the fresh green grass that sprang up over night?

Meanwhile, the rest of us spent some time unwinding from the rides. Except I'm not quite sure what's going on in this picture. Why so serious, Emma?!? I imagine there was perhaps some conversation happening between me and the horse. Something along the lines of:
Pig: "what's in the cup?!?"
Emma: "Touch my bubbly and I will cut you"

ANYWHO. This was supposed to be a majestic shot of the lovely vista. But Lyra is doing... something, and Isabel is about to poop. So. Um. You're welcome?

Ahhhh but there's the majestic! Pretty mare :)

She may be tiny, but she's mighty <3
Stay tuned tomorrow for what will certainly be a gushing euphoric recounting of a 30 minute ride. Haha. Followed the next day by a slightly different tale from our fix-a-test clinic from yesterday. Highs and lows, folks. We gots 'em!

41 comments:

  1. I am so pumped to read your lesson recap since I'll see Stephen next Monday!

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    1. Excellent I will hopefully have the post up tomorrow! There are soooo many notes to synthesize haha

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  2. Omg that barn though! So beautiful! Can't wait to hear about the clinic!

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    1. It is SO PRETTY there OMG. Plus all the horses are obviously gorgeous too

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  3. I can't wait to hear about everything! That barn is super fancy pants.

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    1. I definitely have a lot to write lol

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  4. Man, that light was so damn perfect! What a great time! :)

    P.S. That outdoor arena is full of trolls, according to Pig.

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    1. Well trolls eat horses ya know. Lol. Seriously tho what a fun day - thanks for playing host!!

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  5. oh I am excited to hear how it went!

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    1. It went so well - challenging but empowering

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  6. Great candids! Can't wait for the full recap! :D

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    1. Lol I luvs taking pictures!! Moar to come soon!!

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  7. Looks like a freaking blast so far...

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  8. Touch my bubbly, I will cut you. Teehee.

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    1. lolz seriously tho, i have no idea why the face!

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  9. What a beautiful facility and a fancy pony!

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    1. omg such a beautiful place... and isabel is so good for just traveling around like nbd!

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  10. That ANYWHO pic is just awesome. HA!

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  11. I heard a whole bottle was killed ;)

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  12. I can't get over how beautiful that bridle looks on her. Omg.

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    1. <3 it's beyond a doubt the nicest piece of tack i own. and complete with the Dark Jewels browband... ahhh perfection!

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  13. What a beautiful barn!!

    Can't wait to hear how it went!

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  14. Have you ever done any kind or running braid tutorial?? BC IMPRESSED. ALWAYS.

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    1. They are pretty easy to do! I can't braid to save my life, but I can manage a running braid.

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    2. It's something I've learned more or less by trial and error (and the occasional YouTube video), but I've been thinking about a tutorial, maybe with my helmet cam. We will see!

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  15. What a stunning place to do a clinic!

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    1. it is *SO PRETTY* there! the trails are great too

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  16. Lovely photos! She's so pretty!! Everytime I look at her pictures, she reminds me of my Vintage, although Isabel is way more sophisticated. Since you mentioned she's tiny, how tall is she exactly?

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  17. Oh those chestnut ears! What a nice view to have. And what a nice property!

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    1. I love the view through those ears!

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  18. Seconding the running braid tutorial :D FANCY.

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  19. That is such a pretty farm... made prettier by Izzy's BEAUTIFUL face <3

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