Saturday, May 21, 2016

needs more #badass

I probably owe you some words, some explanations here. Sure, this blog is often guilty of dropping little teasers or snippets of tales to come (pretty sure I promised you at least one hilarious photo in the last post)... but I didn't mean to leave you hangin for so long!

Alas, I still am not quite ready to write my long sad tale of woe about what is going on with our jumping lately. Mostly bc I'm an idiot and totally forgot that I was supposed to be in Seattle for most of last week (literally forgot to even book the travel until Monday, to fly out on Tuesday in the early am...#fail). And have been playing catch up ever since.

I've also not even seen the mare since our disaster of a schooling h/j show last weekend (ha, there's some more foreshadowing for ya). Tho thank god for Brita, she's been hacking Isabel around all week so she's not entirely neglected.

it just feels right
So in the meantime, here are a couple odds and ends. Perhaps you missed it in my Fair Hill event recap -  but I lost my helmet cover out on cross country. Watch the top left corner of the gif below to pinpoint the precise moment haha.

Organizers were on the ball tho, and found the cover to mail back to me in record time. And I decided to take it as a sign. Recall that little poll I conducted last winter? About whether or not to bedazzle my helmet cover? Honestly, that post was more filler than anything else bc I had a motherfucking broken leg and not a whole lot else to write about...


But when that helmet cover somehow miraculously found its way back to me no worse for the wear? And given how shit-showy things have been for us lately? Well. I decided to just go for it.

We need a little more badassery in our partnership right now.

So that crazy ridiculous fiery little blue horse with a beady red eye and blazing mane and tail is now officially affixed to the cover. Hard to tell exactly when it'll next see the light of day - but whenever it does, I plan to wear it with pride.

all can't possibly be lost!
And because this is supposed to be a happy and empowering and uplifting post before I delve into the nitty gritties of what might be going wrong, here's a pic of Isabel getting it mostly pretty damn right in our lesson last week (the day before the terrible awful no good h/j show).

Honestly this lesson was not great either. It was a net positive, but not without low moments (again with the promises of hilarious pics - it's coming, I swear!).

It's cool tho bc the good moments were good. Lesson-mate H derping around in the foreground isn't even enough to distract from Isabel just lookin fanfuckingtastic.


So for now, the plan is to just keep moving forward. Maybe not upward - but definitely onward. Lesson day today will be all about sussing the mare out, likely informing our decision on what to do about our Jenny Camp HT entry tomorrow.

Wish us luck!

23 comments:

  1. At least you remembered Monday and not Tuesday...

    Hopefully your lesson helps sort things out.

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    1. ha yea seriously... i would have been seriously screwed had i not actually checked the dates at that exact moment. sheesh. calendar mgmt is apparently not my strength!

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  2. I was just getting into blogging, I think your original patch post was my first comment ever in blogland. I voted yes bc I have a patch addiction myself. Sincerely hope things start to look up for your pony partnership :)

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    1. thanks!! we are working hard. the mare definitely wants to be good - i just need to figure out how to best help her (and myself). and glad to hear you were one of the "yes"s from the poll!!! it's about time i actually got around to that huh, lol

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  3. If you ever need another person to bitch to about jumping woes, feel free to email me. Bitching about jumping woes is currently my biggest riding strong point.

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    1. god knows i need all the help i can get - email sent!

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  4. If dressage allowed helmet covers with glitter decals, I'd totally rock that.

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    1. HA i mean, i'm sure a schooling show would be cool with it ;)

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  5. It's really frustrating when riding isn't a linear process, but just try to focus on the good things! You guys will figure out the jumping thing and get back to being the dynamic duo we all know you can be!

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    1. thanks! and you are so right - linear it is NOT. that is for damn sure haha

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  6. Love the bedazzling! Good luck with Jenny Camp. I hope you get it sorted out so you can go.

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    1. thanks!! i think i'm going to take the mare one way or another... probably. maybe. haha. still not entirely clear exactly how much we will do tho...

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  7. Obviously you know I am in favor of extra flair! Lol
    That owl gif is perfection. I love owls and and when the little horse toy wiggles its bum- I die <3

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    1. ha right? i've been saving that sucker for a little while now trying to figure out where he ought to live. but i see that gif and think of nothing more than shouting a napoleonic ONWARD!!! so. that's our battle cry now haha.

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  8. That pic looks pretty badass to me! I hope you get your mojo back soon. We're rooting for you!

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    1. thank you!!!! when she is good she is GOOD. just gotta help her stay there!!

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  9. k you need to tell me where you got it, i need to get one as well (or like, 8)

    and that gif of the eagle on the fucking toy horse made me PISS MYSELF laughing

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    1. haha i was like.... what is she smoking?!? eagle lol...

      seriously tho - the patch is from an ebay store and they have like... 10,000 patches. it's crazy. most of them are weird ish biker type stuff - but they seriously have everything. i spent... longer than i'm willing to admit perusing the store haha.

      link here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/yourpatchstore/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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  10. Ugh. Does it help that we've all been there? Love your attitude throughout, you two ROCK

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  11. ^ I agree with the above...we have all been there, although I know that doesnt help much. I like to think the painful times are the "it gets worse before it gets better" type thing.

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  12. Fingers crossed it starts moving forward a little more smoothly!

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  13. I like the helmet cover! Thinking happy thoughts that things start getting better.

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