Ok. But seriously y'all. I had the incredible opportunity to meet Alli and Niamh at Carousel Park Equestrian Center for the cross country schooling blogger meet up of a life time. Perhaps you already read about it on Pony'Tude (and if not, go do it now!).
|i like red rumps and i cannot lie|
|maybe the only actual picture of Austen from the whole day. and huskies. bc obviously huskies. always huskies.|
What isn't immediately obvious is the environment surrounding this photograph. Directly behind and adjacent to the photographer are: a peacock in full demonstration mode; alpacas; sheep & goats climbing playground equipment; lesson ponies doing what lesson ponies do; and countless family groups full of very small children - apparently none of whom have ever been in close proximity to a horse.
|Days since Any Fucks Given? uncountably infinite|
|emma: "Isabel don't you care?!?"|
isabel: "no my life is meaningless we are all just chaos spiraling into nothingness"
|isabel: "Unless we get to gallop go fast do the thing. In which case, GAME ON."|
|emma: "OMG HE REALLY IS REAL!!!"|
|Dino the wonderkind takes it all in|
|Riley. Oh Riley. Such Majesty!|
|trit trot, jiggity jog|
Plus it was surrounded by banks with some jumps on either side. So we trotted and cantered in and out and up and down some of the banks and over some of the jumps. Izzy was fine so that should count for something, maybe. lol
|about 80% of the pictures look exactly like these|
|except when they look like this. run mare RUN|
|Wheeeeeeee jump the things!!!!!!|
|yasssss Dino loves to GALLOP!|
|Riley's got that BADONK|
|wheee we jump the same jump the other way too. craaazy lol|
|and small green thing too!|
|mare don't care tho - she likes it all :)|
So much fun - lemme tell ya! I've long heard from Alli about Dino's "after-burners" and initially thought that must all be a load of bunk when Isabel sprung off from the starting line leaving everyone in her dust... that is, right up until Dino zoomed past us haha.
|austen: "POSE DRAMATICALLY!"|
isabel, dino + riley : "maybe we're born with it. maybe it's something terrifying in the woods"
Obvi our photographer extraordinaire Austen should have had Pig handy, and Carly clearly needs to get her ass back down here bc dammit she should be a part of this too! What about the rest of you - any interest in getting out and about for some galloping / jumping / extreme trail riding?