Launch of An Equestrian Life

Today is the first official post on my brand spankin’ new website, An Equestrian Life. Huzzahs are in order! HUZZAH! I was originally going to get my original blog name, “Vintage Virginia”, as the URL, but it turns out that was taken. For a few months now, I’ve been sitting on my original wordpress.com site, […]

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A Great Lesson

After feeling disappointed that I didn’t do better at my show, I had a prep talk with myself. I sternly told myself that I need to put in much more effort, and be braver. At my show, I basically went into potato spaghetti¬†mode, put in no effort, and forgot everything I’ve been working on for […]

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PIP 2016: Horse Goals

For the period of time encompassing 1 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2015, Ms. Marshallick’s performance fell short of expected, as she failed to accomplish her tiny amount of set goals. Ms. Marshallick was noted to have spent time idly surfing the internet instead of performing relevant duties. Because of this, this Performance Improvement Plan […]

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Small Accomplishment: Jumping Vintage

I’ve been afraid of jumping Vintage in the past, mainly because she gets fast, and then she would stop. But I’ve been learning so much with Berry, I thought I would try it again, now that I sort of know what I’m doing. Previously, I have the very ineffective tactic of “do nothing” and then […]

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Old Style Horse Jumping

Naturally I am behind nearly everyone in regards to my jumping knowledge, but I just learned something that is so surprising to me that I must share. To give appropriate credit, I just bought “The American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System” presented by Bernie Traurig, and this is mentioned in the introduction DVD. I think everyone […]

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Good Girl, Berry!

Substantially shorter post than usual, but I suppose I have less to complain about when everything goes well! It was raining most of last week, which means I barely got to ride. On Sunday, I took Berry to a ring to school her. The same barn that did my rating also allows OPRC members to […]

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