Early Days

TOABH – Stars, Losers, Faves

Catching up on this excellent series from The Owls Approve

Shining Star

Let’s talk about the biggest achievements your horse has accomplished. I’m not talking about you as a rider – I want to know what your ponykins has done to make you proud. Is there a glorious satin collection, did he/she figure out some dressage movement that took months to learn, or are is it just a great day when your butt stays in the saddle?

Hemie is such a good boy. He loves to snuggle. He loves to jump – any kind of jumps, but the bigger and solid-er the better. He loves to trail ride. He’s got perfect ground manners and loads in the trailer like a pro. He’s a blue ribbon winner at hunter shows, at local eventing derbies, and even dressage when the stars align. We’ve had our meltdowns…several, actually. But we get through them as a team and we’ve always come away from competitions with a number and not a letter.

I’m A Loser, Baby
Let’s talk about your horse’s biggest fail. What did Thunderhooves do that embarrassed you, scared you, shocked you or just annoyed the hell out of you?

Rearing. He’s done it a number of times now and its just completely unacceptable. 
Also, wigging out at shows. In front of lots of people. At the registered horse trials that cost a fortune of course. For example…

What is your horse’s absolute favorite thing? Outside of riding! Are there treats that instantly convert your pony into an addict or liniments that leave him yawning and chewing? What does your horse just love to have?

He likes treats and naps and snuggles, but he LOVES his time in turnout. Whether alone or with friends, he loves to run around, kick out and be playful, roll, chew on things, make cute noises. 

4 comments on “TOABH – Stars, Losers, Faves

  1. Hemie is such a cutie!!


  2. Oh I forgot about that jumping video. So naughty, Hemie!


  3. Love this series. It's funny to see Hemie be naughty since he's such a sweetheart when you write about him.


  4. Oh my god, how far he's come! I think that if I'd shown Archie more when he was younger, I'd have the same video!


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