20 Things I Have Accomplished

Since I’m currently stuck on the ground, I thought it would be really fun to think back to some of the cool things I have had the chance to do in my time riding and being around horses. So in light of my current lameness…here are 20 things I have done!

1. I have ridden/trained western, I actually started out lessons at a western stable.

My favorite western pony, Patch.

My favorite western pony, Patch.


2. I have shown in both western and English.
3. I have jumped up to 3’6”
Not 3'6'' but a fun jumping picture.

Not 3’6” (sorry no evidence) but a fun jumping picture.


4. I have ridden 4 horses in a day, back to back.
5. I have helped run a horse camp for kids.
6. I have ridden bareback (walk, trot, canter)
7. I have seen a newborn foal.
Don't have pictures of the newborn, but here's pictures of hubby's baby at 2 weeks.

Don’t have pictures of the newborn, but here’s cutie pictures of hubby’s baby at 2 weeks.


8. I have helped break a 3 year old (only from the ground though)
This baby.  He was so easy.

The baby from picture above all growed up. He was so easy.


9. I have rehabilitated numerous horses from all types of injuries.
She was my favorite rehab pony, so beautiful.

She was my favorite rehab pony, so beautiful.


10. I have worked for my ex-trainer as an exercise rider/working student
Best job ever!

Best job ever!


Got to ride his big jumpers.  Excuse my crazy wrists.

Got to ride his big jumpers. Excuse my crazy wrists.


11. I have schooled a 13hh pony at a show and over jumps….with my 36inch long legs (I rode jockey style so the irons didn’t hit the jumps)
This was the pony.  Obviously here I am not schooling, but rather screwing around.

This was the pony. Obviously here I am not schooling, but rather screwing around.


12. I have gone to a show and won every class in my division.
Blurry picture warning...But this mare was my most successful partnership.

Blurry picture warning…But this mare was my most successful partnership.


12.b And was able to be reunited with the same mare 6 years later.
Reunited!!

Reunited!!


13. I have won year end awards.
14. I have leased two fantastic horses, and owned two others.
My first mare and rescue horse, Joy.

My first mare and rescue horse, Joy.


15. I have owned and rehabbed a rescue horse (pictured above).
16. I have galloped across miles of land chasing cattle.
Vroom!

Vroom!


17. I have helped/volunteered with a developmentally disabled riding organization.
18. I came back to riding after a 1.5 year old break after college graduation (I had no money!)
19. I bought my own horse-with my own money, and supported her.
This cute girl.

This cute girl.


20. I have dated and married a horseman.
With his QH mare

With his QH mare


The hubs.

The hubs.

19 thoughts on “20 Things I Have Accomplished

    • HE DOES EXIST!!
      You should totally go for a horse guy, it’s a bit like the knight-in-shining-armor-white-horse thing brought to the 21st century (he carries tack and hoof picks instead of shield/sword). ha! πŸ™‚

      • Guys, seriously. This is the dream. Sometimes I dream of dating a horse guy…think of how much easier show day could be! You could ask him to go get you, say, a sleezy – and NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT. (“It’s like a spandex blanket for their head…you know what? Never mind.”) Please tell me this is true of your horse hubs. πŸ™‚

        Also – not having to care about smelling like horses. You’re so lucky!

        And the rest of your list is awesome, too! I relate to taking a break from riding during college. It’s fun to come back! Plus, serious respect for affording your own horse. It is not easy to even ride and show other people’s horses, let alone everything that comes along with owning your own.

  1. A horse husband? What’s that like? I won’t be jealous, well too jealous, my husband is pretty great even though he isn’t horsey. πŸ™‚ You’ve really accomplished a lot!

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