2017 Carolina Horse Trials – Day 2

It wasn’t the greatest day. 5 rails in show jumping with Johnny is a strong reminder of how humbling this sport is, and why you really need to fight if you are going to succeed.

The day also marked Corteo’s first dressage test in about two years. Needless to say, he was a little ‘exuberant.’

On to day three.

My Broken Foot

Hwin (aka ‘Sassy Britches’) completed her first training-level event at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida. She did great, especially considering that she had not competed since July. I’m really excited about this horse, and have my eyes set of doing prelim, and maybe even doing a one star with her some time in 2016.

I finally got the results back from my MRI. My foot is ACTUALLY broken, but life on the farm must go one.

Want to know how you can tell if your horse has stopped growing, and how to estimate how tall they are likely to become? Corteo (aka Tata aka Potato) help be to demonstrate the ‘rope test.’

MRI and Pickle Juice

Putting in some milage on Corteo and witnessing some serious mustang antics from goober-head Rune. As I drive down to Ocala, I explain a little bit about my love for mustangs, and why I ceased my breeding program to dedicate myself to the promotion of mustang adoption. Oh, and I also get an MRI on my broken foot and quench my thirst with some delicious pickle juice.

Electrolytes. Yum.