First seriously snowy week of the winter! Fiona has been a bit footsore (yay barefoot transition) and I am looking forward to her upcoming farrier and chiro visits in the next two weeks to help her feel better. We also have a groundwork session with a focus on desensitizing tomorrow at @cjw_horsemanship's clinic which will be a ton of fun!
Dovremmo benedire i momenti che trascorriamo da soli, perché sono preziosi: sono quelli in cui possiamo concentrarci sull'unica cosa che possiamo controllare al cento per cento, ovvero noi stessi. Per questo i più profondi mutamenti, le trasformazioni più radicali avvengono quando siamo soli. Se vuoi arrivare ad amare incondizionatamente, devi avere il coraggio di affrontare la tua paura della solitudine: altrimenti, non potrai arrivare a conoscere te stesso. 🌻🌹 #AmatiPerAmare
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - From last night’s heartbreaker zero to Round 3 90 point hero! Congratulations, Chase Brooks and Outlaw Buckers’ Lunatic Party! This multiple time Canadian champion mare is the oldest daughter of the great Lunatic Fringe born in the Wyoming’s Pryor Mountains. She showed no interest in bucking the first time she was tried. Turned back out for a couple of years, then got grabbed up to go to a bronc riding school needing easy horses. Turns out, the pretty paint was saving herself for the right moment - and the party’s been rolling out of Saskatchewan ever since. “I’ve seen her a bunch, always wanted to draw her. She was FUN!” - Chase Brooks @outlawbuckers@chase_bronx#WNFR#broncriding#worldchampion#paint#mare#LunaticFringe#montana#cowboy#wyoming#bornandraised # #buckinghorse#canada 🇨🇦 #home#TeamBRN
Lyhyt ja ytimekäs Q&A ———————————————————
”Haluaisitko toista omaa hevosta Padmén lisäksi ?
Minkälaisen ?” Padmén lisäksi en haluaisi toista omaa hevosta. Oikeastaan Padménkin osto tuli aika yllättäen enkä ollut edes hankkimassa omaa hevosta. Mutta... P oli mulle kaikki kaikessa enkä suostunut enään päästämään sitä luotani. Joten ostin sen ja se oli elämäni paras päätös vaikken sitä suunnitellutkaan. En silti aio valehdella. Hevosen omistaminen on ihanaa mutta erittäin raskasta. Huolehdin ja stressaan lähes päivittäin onko ystävälläni kaikki hyvin ja tarvitseeko se jotakin enemmän. Teen kaikkeni sen eteen nyt ja aina. Ja minun luotani rakas hevoseni ei lähde enään muutakuin kun aika koittaa niin vihreämmille niityille❤️ ———————————————————
” Kuinka tarkka oot tallitöissä esim hanskojen ja turvakenkien käytöstä ?” Mun täytyy myöntää että olen aivan surkean tarkka näistä asioista 🙄
Ei ole ensi kerta kun hevonen on tallonut jalkani tai repinyt narun kädestäni. Olen yrittänyt petrata asian suhteen ja suosittelen oikeasti kaikkia satsaamaan turvallisuuteen niin tässä harrastuksessa/ammatissa kuin missä tahansa muussakin. Hanskoja olen opetellut käyttämään parhaani mukaan sekä turvakengät ovat ostoslistalla! ———————————————————
” Miksi positiivinen vahvistaminen ?” Törmäsin positiiviseen vahvistamiseen ensi kerran jo monta vuotta sitten. Mulla oli oikein hyvät eväät asian oppimiseen. Sillä mulle opetettiin kaikki alusta asti ammattilaisen toimesta. Ja sain oppia lähes päivittäin. Näin mitä tämä koulutustyyli sai aikaan vaikeimmissakin hevosissa ja kuinka nopeasti hevoset oppivatkaan. En koskaan ennen tätä uskonut hevosten olevan niin älykkäitä. Tätä ennen mua oli aina opetettu hallitsemaan hevosia voimalla. En tiennyt mistään muusta... Kun mulle annettiin vaihtoehto niin tartuin siihen empimättä sillä uskoin sen olevan juuri oikea tie minulle. Ja se oli. Ja edelleen sillä tiellä ollaan ja opin joka päivä enemmän. Tänä päivänä Padmé on tärkein opettajani ❤️
Jatkuu kommenteissa ⬇️
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Dark Waters 2019
“This is your receptor.” #markruffalo , #nice
Avenger actor Mark Ruffalo portrays another hero, Robert Bilott, and gives a strong performance along with the supporting cast of veteran actors in the drama Dark Waters.
Here is an interesting film about an attorney who brought a giant corporation to account for crimes that could easily be considered mass homicide as millions of people have died or have been affected by the use of a product once considered a mainstay of every household. The story is common among legal scholars but few people are aware of how far reaching the problem is. Dark Waters is a well made movie and an important film.
When I first saw the trailer, months ago, I thought Dark Waters was a horror film as disturbing images appeared on screen that included disfigured children and adults with symptoms of malignancies. The fact that these events are real is truly scary. #nice
Dark Waters is a 2019 crime drama film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the 2016 article "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" by Nathaniel Rich, published in The New York Times Magazine. Robert Bilott, the principal character in the film,[The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. #newyorktimes , #darkwatersmovie , #focusfeatures , #AnneHathaway , #Tim Robbins, #therealVictorGarber , #Mare Winningham, #WilliamJacksonHarper , #Bill Pullman, #Dupont , #RobertBilott , #history , #hero , #avenger , #endgame , #moviereviewrela , #academy , #moviereviewrelay , #cinema , #theater , #movie , #film , #CNN , #moviereviewlady , #BAFTA , #moviereviewrela
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She amazes me every day💗
Today ember was a star (as per usual) and made everything we jumped look easy! Today We did canter poles to an Oxer/vertical. It’s lessons like this where I with I could show you guys the videos, but screenshots are good too:) There’s an array of different heights in the pictures but the first one was the biggest jump of the day measuring somewhere around 1.20m. Ember was framing at the walk trot and canter today which is a really great because I’ve been working hard on that! Can’t wait to show you guys a years difference in ember🤩 I’ll make a comparison video on my riding as well and post that sometime late December too.
I’m also super excited for Christmas🎄 it snowed in Calgary and my trainer also put on some Christmas music while we rode lol. All in all great lesson ladies💛 📸/🎥: @firstname.lastname@example.org #horse#horses#horsesofinstagram#showjumping#showjumper#equestrian#equine#chestnut#chestnutmare#winter#indoorriding#indoorarena#calgary#purple#joe#jumping#showjumper#horseriding#mare#cold#cool
Cause I’d much rather be working on an edit than school work ... I had to sit back and PRAISE the heck out of myself for some seemingly small things I realized were coming along today.... even just a few weeks ago - this horse and I couldn’t go from a dead stop or slow walk to a canter straight around a deep corner to a single fence (let alone a combination with three fences). It’s actually blowing my mind a bit the more I sit here and think about it. Nelson would have us just canter around and around to get her mind right. Then after every fence was a struggle to circle her down and get her cooled down enough to even think of approaching another fence without a circle or two in-between 🙃 Like that kid. That’s HORRIBLE when they first bring their instrument home from school - honking. Making you want to put your head through a wall. Then suddenly. You learn your scales. You run through those scales every time. B. B flat. C. C sharp. Get your fingers right. Nope. Not good enough keep going. Suddenly. Your reading music. Your playing little songs... We aren’t quite to little songs yet but our scales sure are coming along!
Thanks again to our trainer for his continued support - his guidance with putting all the pieces together has been absolutely critical #nevergiveup#ilovemyhorse#ottb#littlerip#mare#bestie#progress#babysteps#eventing#jumping#jumper#equestrian#lifeonestrideatatime
Western horseman had a article about having everything for your horse in a different corner of the paddock. Hay, Water, Salt. To improve the thinking process of the horses. I adopted this philosophy and have never looked back. Best way to keep your horses minds fresh while not under saddle and avoid that hay brained attitude of never having to think to provide for themselves. Makes the horse think about problem solving and moving from point A to B. Making a thinking horse instead of a reactive horse.
A different kind of post following the events of this week, and primarily to sing the praises of my husband under pressure. Skip if this isn’t what you’re here for ♥️
People who are not innately horse people come into our spot with a different view, a more realistic, fearful lense of just how dangerous what we do can be. But, they don’t really know it until they see it. You know the deal - the 1200lb animal with an independent mind.
Up until Sunday, my husband had never seen me fall. He’s seen the aftermath, the bruises and frustration, and even after this Sunday, he still hasn’t seen me hit the ground. But stepping into my shoes while dealing with EMS, ER, Hospital, and all of the adult things necessary (including “you have to untack Joy” and “my ankle is broken but they cannot cut off my boots and I need your help.”) to make sure I got the treatment I needed, he has risen to the occasion to make everything happen, despite I’m sure being horrified at having to manage all of it.
We don’t live a simple, straightforward boarder life. My horses are on the property with us, need attention care, grain/hay has to be bought, farrier appointments scheduled, turn in/turn out, blanketing, water and all of the other things that come with managing horses when they are truly your responsibility and no one else’s.
It’s a LOT of responsibility. Undoubtedly. A senior pony, a coming 2yo, and a rough around the edges FEI horse? That’s a lot for anyone, much less someone who was not born into our world.
My husband may not have known he would have to deal with something like this when we started dating or got married, but you would think that this was his calling. He could show up even the best boarding barn owner at a 4-figure facility. We are so lucky to have him to help in this time of innate frustration and discomfort.
So many people have done so many things with acts kindness, caring words, and support, but he really deserves the standing ovation. If the way he cares for all of us isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
Thank you, CTW. You make my life possible. I promise I won’t be this lazy forever. #ForTheHorseyHusbands
🎉 @mattharnacke_collections GIVEWAWAY COMPETITION🎉
With Christmas around the corner it is time to give back... so! @mattharnacke_collections are giving 3 lucky winners the ability to win the Matt Harnacke Collection (rug, halter, saddle cloth, bonnet and bandages)
1. must be following me (@matt_harnacke) and @mattharnacke_collections
2. repost this photo and TAG us in the post
3. Comment done and tag some friends, the more you tag the better 😉
Winners will be announced in 48 hours (9th of December), remember to tag us in the post or we won’t be able to see your entry. Good luck everyone, this may just be your lucky entry and a great Christmas gift!! 😜😙🤩