Had a fantastic Pine Top on Bolytair B in his first pre-LRK3DE run. Cracked the 20s in the stressage, Showjumped clear and He was just a seeing eye dog XC as I loped him around slower than molasses.
My wife successfully moved Eclaire up to Intermediate. I am so proud of her and the job she has done. It’s so friggin hard to get back up the levels when you have to start over again. She’s done an awesome job producing this mare from a 4yo.
Emily jumped confidently around her first Intermediate. This time a couple years ago when she started working for us, she hadn’t even owned a horse or ridden at a recognized horse trials. Here she is riding around like a badass. It makes me so proud for her, proud because she has done it 100% the right way and just simply worked her ass off for it. So impressed and being involved with this process is one of the best things that’s happened to me in this sport.
If you know me, you know that I am very attached to my mare Quadrocana. Probably more so than I should be as a professional rider, but I can’t help it because she is just such a sweet animal.
She started colicking pretty badly lunch time Friday. Thankful to Dr Kim Keeton for quickly coming up and treating her, but unfortunately later that evening, she was on her way to UGA vet hospital. All through the night she was up and down, breaking through the sedation, until at around 2am they were getting her ready for surgery.
There happened to be a horse already on the table, so we had to wait for that one, but the anesthesia was drawn up and she was next.
Miraculously, minutes away from getting cut she started looking better, and now, almost 36 hours later, she is looking very good, especially after finally just passing a MASSIVE pile of 💩
The staff at UGA have been amazing. Thanks to Trooper Scott Langham for only giving me a warning as I was speeding through the Georgia woods on zero sleep.
I’m about ready to colic, but so thankful this lovely horse is looking better.
Yet even more reason to enjoy the process of training these horses and every day you get to spend around them.