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  • fivegaited:

    silvernyans:

    carryonmywaywardstirrup:

    laraalys:

    imnotcalmiridean-ottb:

    welshponies:

    meet my horse, people. isn’t she charming?

    SHE RUNNING WITH HER FRONT LEGS WHILE FLYING WITH HER BACK LEGS WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

    ??????!??!?!?!???1

    omg

    What

    I have never seen anything like this before omg

    i laughed way too hard. 

    (via grabmane)

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    #horses
    #gif
    #bay
    #some gait
    #trot
    #canter
    #??
    #equestrian
  • heartofhorselords:

    transperceneige:

    heartofhorselords:

    theclickerkid:

    welcometofigtown:

    andaltno:

    transperceneige:

    Le Cadre Noir de Saumur : Airs above the ground.

    La courbette : The balance is prepared on the haunches; the horse raises his forehand (his front legs) taking the weight on his hind legs. He stays in this position for several seconds.

    gross
    if you have to tie your horse up to force it into this position why bother at all

    not only is it abusive to the horse but it also looks stupid

    I don’t like the bitting rig at all but… the horse isn’t tied. The handler has the reins.

    This kind of thing is a valid exercise for strengthening the hind end and proving said strength, not just some kind of ‘ooh rearing pony’ trick. If you look at the symmetry of the legs (no forelegs flailing, no awkward splaying of the hind legs) you can see how perfectly balanced that is. That takes incredible strength and balance to accomplish. And ya there are no sidereins.

    Yeah, this is definitely in-hand and without side-reins. Though, I’m curious about the description of this movement as a ‘courbette' when the courbette is an actual airborne Airs Above Ground [x]. I wonder if they meant pesade, or if it’s just a poor description that doesn’t mention the forward motion of the courbette. It does look more like a courbette than a pesade in the still, but rofl, it’s just a still.

    Indeed the video shows a courbette as well, but this is the variation of the Spanish Riding School where the horse also leaps into the air. The Cadre Noir doesn’t execute it like that.

    The pesade, that I know under the name levade, is another distinct movement :

    Regarding the Cadre Noir courbette - that is very interesting. I’m (only too painfully) aware that there has been some shenanigans regarding the naming and the execution of certain movements -frowns- Thanks for the clarification!

    As for the levade and the pesade… My understanding is that the pesade and the levade are two distinct movements - the levade is when a horse forms a very low angle (30-35 degrees?) off the ground with considerable bend in the haunches, like what you’ve posted above, while the pesade is essentially a highly controlled rear at what I believe is a 45 degree angle.

    More examples of the levade:

    The pesade, on the other hand, looks more like this:

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    #dressage
    #courbette
    #levade
    #pesade
    #interesting
    #airs above ground
  • On another note entirely, I’m seriously thinking about boarding Vogue over the winter. 

    At least then I could be ready for half of the shows next year. 

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    #text
    #personal
    #boarding
    #horses
    #equestrian
  • If I get another customer that flashes me the backside of their card without telling me if it’s debit or credit or a goddamn giftcard and then gets pissy at me for not knowing what it is I will flip some shit. 

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    #retail
    #days of woe
    #customers
    #sales person
    #work
    #job
    #shit
    #IM SO FUCKING DONE WITH THIS SHIT
  • Reblog if one of your favorite characters has ever died.

    cutevictim:

    marilynmay:

    image

    where’s the homestuck.

    i demand homestuck. 

    (Source: bellamybake, via warmbloodz)

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    #fandom
    #homestuck
    #death
  • judgemyride:

    Rob would like to see this rider do one thing…
    http://www.judgemyride.net/jumper-ring/408797.html

    rebloggin’ because I know that place. 

    (via hunterjumpersismylife)

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    #krc
    #jumpers
    #stadium
    #horses
    #riding
    #equestrian
  • fantablious:

    Here’s Vogue up by that 3’ log! We did a 8km hack with about 360m of elevation change. Needless to say I was impressed with her today, she was still keen to go! 

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    #mare
    #bay
    #equestrian
    #eventing
    #hack
    #trails
    #mountain
    #conditioning
    #horses
    #riding
  • fantablious:

     One of the few clearings on the mountain.

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    #mare
    #bay
    #hack
    #trails
    #eventing
    #conditioning
    #equestrian
    #mountains
  • fantablious:

    Island 22 September 2012. Pre-Training. 

    Dressage went super well. X-country was a mesh. There were crowds and there’s never crowds. And stadium was the best. 

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    #eventing
    #mare
    #bay
    #horses
    #equestrian
    #stadium
    #jumping
    #riding
    #island 22
  • fantablious:

    Horse trials event ‘12.
    Photo by Andrea Blair of Paper Horse Photography.

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    #bay
    #mare
    #eventing
    #stadium
    #jumping
    #equestrian
    #horses
    #riding
    #topline
  • fantablious:

    Canadian National Rally - The Show Jump Round!

    We had done the dressage and cross country portions earlier in the day. I had a run-out and a couple time penalties for a total of 10.7 penalty points. Other than that, it was a great way to end the competition day!

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    #pony club
    #nationals
    #appaloosa
    #jumping
    #stadium
    #equestrian
  • fantablious:

     It’s maremare!

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    #mare
    #eventing
    #equestrian
    #horses
    #riding
    #bay
    #krc
  • heteroh:

    thebabbagepatch:

    holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit

    man i got one of those big inflatable pools from kmart :/

    goals.

    (Source: sizvideos)

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    #swimming
    #pools
    #haha wtf
    #is this even real life anymore
  • theprincessandtheponies:

    3deventing:

    love how this is a great display of eye ahead during the jump…this is Charla again…RIP baby

    That release tho

    Perfection

    (via bridleup)

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    #eventing
    #horses
    #riding
    #xcountry
    #crosscountry
    #equestrian