Freshman at the University of Findlay, majoring in English Equestrian and Equine Business Management with minors in Business Management and Business Administration

 

fiendishly-nerdy:

if someone “fights like a girl” you should be absolutely terrified of them have ever seen a girl fight they’ll rip your fucking throat out with their hands while the guys are still doing that weird cobra posturing thing for five minutes 

I managed not to die last weekend. Somehow. All our kids rode fantastically, and the horses were all very well behaved. I ended up Reserve Champ in my eq. classes (1st U/S, 2nd O/F), and 5th in my medal (literally all of us rode like morons and it was kind of a total disaster xD). Ria was a little brat and decided she didn’t want to play for the derby, even though we schooled around at 2’9” the day before and she was an angel, ended up with a 33 (obviously winning). Got a 5th on the one I hacked for the other trainer, she asked me to do him again at a show at the end of this month and Val said I could.

Before the show Mary had us move the old cart that’s been sitting in the school barn for forever…and it’s now sitting on her lawn because why not? (Also because we had no idea where else to put it)

H is being a saint and letting me share Knight with her at the show this weekend. I’ve only ever hacked him before, but I got to lesson him last Wednesday and oh my GOD is he wonderful. He’ll move himself up to the big distances if they’re there but he’s just fine taking the tighter spot too. He gets a little casual with his legs sometimes, but for my 3’ eq. it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

K-swizzle didn’t want my kisses

Val took the weekend off because of the holiday, so I’ve just been going out to hack Remy, Harvey, and Callie for their owners since they’re all gone, and I hopped on Ricky today because Lisa didn’t have time. Since it’s finally been dry for a little while I finally got the chance to take Remy out and ride him in the front grass field next to the road the last 2 days and he’s been perfect <3 

Easily my favorite pieces I’ve done. The design is based off a PS brush I found years and years ago (that I haven’t been able to re-find) and redrew to fit my needs. Scratch-board stained with India Ink.

Each piece took around 2 weeks to finish (around 40 minutes a day) between the original drawings, copying to tracing paper, transferring the outlines onto the boards, etching the pieces, and staining with the ink.

Guess I may as well start posting some of this. Senior year AP Art, 2013.
Marker and tissue paper.

Guess I may as well start posting some of this. Senior year AP Art, 2013.

Marker and tissue paper.

Also I keep forgetting to change V’s picture on the website and either get L to finally write her bio or write it for her but I am far too tired to do either of those things right now. And update the sale horse page…and the calendar…whoops

I’m already mentally preparing myself for everything I have to get done this week to prepare for our home show that’s this weekend (at least I’ve already managed to wrangle all the school ponies to get their manes and whiskers done…) and dreading the fact that I have to do this without Cass for the first time ever.

On the plus side, one of the trainers from another barn that I’m good friends with asked me to hack one of her client’s horses in his flat classes because she does both of them in the same division, so I got that going for me. And possibly one of the horses I’ve been working with at home if we can get the divisions figured out. And I get to do my little Ria darling in our little 2’6” derby we’re having because why not. And my handsome Remy beast of course <3 image

but seriously I might actually die

I don&#8217;t even remember when I took this, 2010 or 2011? An accidental shot that wound up winning me a Scholastic Gold Key that year.

I don’t even remember when I took this, 2010 or 2011? An accidental shot that wound up winning me a Scholastic Gold Key that year.