Tag Archive for jumper

Rockin’ the jumper ring

It was a cold, wet and dreary weekend, but we still had a blast at the second show of the season. I bathed and scrubbed Sabra clean after my lesson Wednesday, and then crossed my fingers that she stayed clean through the weekend. When I got there Friday night, she was still super white, yay! The show as huge — my… Read more →

Point and shoot

Our last few lessons have really come together, as I’m learning that I can do less and less. Yes, I still have to ride every stride, of course, but for the most part, Sabra is pretty much point and shoot. In fact, the more I just sit there quietly, wait and support, the better and happier she is. She balances… Read more →

Commitment issues

We headed back to Great Southwest Equestrian Center for the first show of the season, New Show/New Beginnings. It was cold, and I was excited that I got to use Sabra’s Christmas present, her navy fleece cooler. 🙂 GHHJA | 2’6″ Itty Bitty Jumpers | GSWEC Goals: Make tight turns and be competitive! Well, the show overall did not go… Read more →

Standing around can be fun, too

It’s hard being an adult amateur rider. It’s hard juggling and balancing a work schedule with riding, much less everything else — spending time with family, friends and the boyfriend, and doing boring grownup tasks, such as laundry, grocery shopping, etc.   So when I get to the barn, most days it’s at night, after work, after dark — and I want… Read more →

To jumper land we go!

Last weekend, we went to our last show of the year, Fall Harvest/Fall Finale, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. It was Sabra’s first time in the jumpers, second time at GSWEC and third GHHJA show. We’d been practicing jumpers for a little less than a month, mostly on turns and adjustability with main trainer and new assistant trainer, P… Read more →