October 1, 2014
I love our cool confidence as we soar over this 3’3” vertical. We’ve come so far and we are only getting better. It isn’t about ribbons or being the greatest horse in the land. It’s about developing this incredible partnership where we read each other’s minds. It’s about that last three strides away from a jump like this when she and I both feel like we could jump the moon together. I love her so much. I wouldn’t trade her for a thousand other horses.

I love our cool confidence as we soar over this 3’3” vertical. We’ve come so far and we are only getting better. It isn’t about ribbons or being the greatest horse in the land. It’s about developing this incredible partnership where we read each other’s minds. It’s about that last three strides away from a jump like this when she and I both feel like we could jump the moon together. I love her so much. I wouldn’t trade her for a thousand other horses.

September 30, 2014

Anonymous said: "Anyone who says they are “not a mare” person needs to ride just one good mare to realize that there’s nothing like a mare who will try her heart out for you." Haha - I read this and instantly thought that it's like the equestrian version of, "Are you sure you're a lesbian?! I bet you just haven't ever had any good dick!"

Somehow I don’t think someone’s sexual orientation is equatable to a preference of mare over gelding.  

I’ve been gay my entire life.  I was BORN that way.  At 7 years old, I was 99% sure I was going to marry my pretty blonde FEMALE babysitter and it was several years before I was told I couldn’t.  Honestly if I hadn’t been raised in a religious setting, I probably would have never had any intimate experiences with men, no matter how mild they actually were, because it would never occur to me to be attracted to them naturally. 

As far as my preference of mare or gelding, I don’t really prefer one over the other.  I just don’t think people should rule out mares entirely as there are REALLY good ones out there who could change their minds.  I don’t think there’s a really good dick out there that’s going to change my genetic make up. 

But yeah, I’m sorry anon but I find this ask a bit offensive as a person who identifies as a lesbian.  

September 30, 2014

This video makes me laugh.  If you listen closely, you’ll hear me say, “Well, I guess we will just leave it out then.” Haha!

September 30, 2014

You guys… This mare is amazing.  She makes the job look so easy. Can we just take a minute to realize less than 8 months ago we were struggling to canter crossrails without falling apart? I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have this partner who took me from fearful and timid to bold, confident and jumping 3’3” like a boss.  Oh and my trainer’s pretty cool too.

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September 30, 2014
Emma says she’s going to need a MUCH bigger fence than 3’3” to sweat about it…. Seriously it felt like flying!!!!

Emma says she’s going to need a MUCH bigger fence than 3’3” to sweat about it…. Seriously it felt like flying!!!!

September 30, 2014
Jumped the babe 3’3 tonight. My trainer said it was the full pre green height and Emma just jumped it effortlessly. We even practiced angle jumping. Video soon!

September 30, 2014

runswithsourwolf said: I'm so excited you're hopefully getting an appy as your first lesson horse. The most important lessons I've ever learned have been from my appy, Hershey, growing up. You'll never find a smarter, hardier, harder working pony than an app. They are wonderful teachers.

So I’ve heard!! Hopefully we are able to reach a deal!

September 30, 2014
Keep your fingers crossed we can negotiate a deal with Apple’s owners.

She wants us to “free lease”  her but I can just see Apple getting half leased by some sweet little kid and then the owner yanking her back with no warning.  Bad business!  I made an offer pending vet check that her teeth match her advertised age.  Keep your fingers crossed for Miss Apple!  She doesn’t have a blaze or socks, but she’s got spots so that must mean she belongs!!

September 30, 2014
Anyone who says they are “not a mare” person needs to ride just one good mare to realize that there’s nothing like a mare who will try her heart out for you.

My girl grows wings the moment my leg closes.  She may have an opinion on just about everything we do, but when it comes down to it, she’s always got my back because she is a serious athlete and she takes her job more seriously than any gelding I’ve ever had.  I’ve never been done dirty by her.  She may be “loud” in her opinions when she thinks I’m wrong and she’s right, but she’s never broken my heart at the bottom of a jump no matter how “wrong” I’ve been.

A good mare?

She’s worth her weight in gold.

September 30, 2014
"You have to stop believing that you need other people’s permission to be okay with yourself. That however you do or don’t align with what other people value determines your worth. That however the world does or doesn’t show you kindness is a direct reflection of how much you deserve it. You have to be kind to yourself. Even, and probably most especially, when it seems least deserved."

— Brianna Wiest, You Have To Be Kindest To Yourself When It Seems Least Deserved (via larmoyante)

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