preppyinpeach:

So sweeepy before we show
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The US Equestrian Federation`s “invisible” conspiracy against up and coming riders who lack financial backing——(and I doubt they`ve even analyzed what they are doing)

There`s this conviction that THE way to create good riders is by sending them abroad to compete, to the tune of about 15-20,000 per horse, round trip. (and that`s just for the horse)

But who do they send? The riders with the best horses.

And how did those riders GET those best horses? Usually by being sponsored already.

SO—-The riders who GET USEF backing are the riders who already HAVE backing, which leaves the potentially top riders who lack backing even FURTHER in a hole, and it`s a hole created by THEIR OWN FEDERATION.

It`s the classic, “The rich get richer” syndrome.

If they used that money to send teams to shows like Dressage at Devon, for example, or to good US jumper shows, or to upgrade USA cross country courses, they could serve a much broader constituency.

But here`s the thing——If you say something enough times, and say it with sincerity and conviction, it tends to become true, at least in your mind, even if it isn`t true in reality. This is the current mantra:

"We need European exposure to create better riders," as if riding was like fencing, toe to toe competition. But it isn`t. It`s against the dressage test, against the course, and we have those right here at home.

But don`t tell “them” that. They think you don`t have a clue.

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Denny Emerson (via the-eventing-appy)

have i ever said how much i love denny emerson

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toftpilgaard:


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let-your-horse-play:

What is it about bay horses that just always draws your attention? Sure there’s pretty and different paints and roans and dapples.. But a simple bay horse, is just simply beautiful. (: 

I really wish febreze would take my petitions to create a horse barn scented air freshener seriously.

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finepointphotography:

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ahorsecalledtimber1111:

Victoria Press and Cayene 140, NAJYRC 2014.
Source: The Chronicle
my-borrowed-freedom:

Okay so funny story. I took this picture on my crappy quality phone camera like 3 years ago. And apparently everyone really liked it but it’s literally just down my drive way and it was after it rained.
So I guess what my point here is, is that I took this pic and like the source has been changed six bazillion times but it’s actually mine thanks.
Purging my closet with my mom the other day:

"MOM NO THAT IS A PERFECTLY GOOD RALPH LAUREN SWEATER." 

"STAHP THAT’S LIKE AN $80 ARIAT POLO MOM AH MOM LOOK AT THE GLITTER HORSESHOE ON ITTTT."

"But…I like need that shirt in that color, too."

"THAT IS A PINK SHOW SHIRT I AM NEEDING THIS."

"Okay no but that is like seriously so comfortable to ride in."

"YOU DON’T JUST GIVE AWAY ARIAT."

Later when she left:

*stuffs sweaters back into closet* screw THIS. 

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