lutzrosie

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  1. that is your interpretation but i was taught that we are made in God's direct image, as in when i was younger i pictured God as an 80 man with long hair and a white beard. lol. i am interested to ask, do you believe in evolution? goldentoes you are very patient. i have always been one to question "what i have been taught" and look to all possible answers and try and understand each answer before i dismiss any. sometimes it seems others purposely try and construe your own words differently so that they don't make logical sense, but i see that as extremely counter productive. this conversation is interesting, it is good seeing folks trying to understand eachother and not immediately or meanly dismissing eachothers information or "argument".
  2. LOL Lumptoid, SnowCowgirl, LuvOfTheSport, cheyenne (don't remember what her SN was)...i've been on HC for forever (since i was like 12. i'm 20 now haha), don't remember what my SN was. i used to be really shy haha so i doubt anyone would remember me anyways...does anyone remember the forum GanglyHorse? i think you were on it, schatzl. my SN had something to do with cookies...that site corrupted me/open my eyes, lumptoid definitely did at least. edit: i feel like that was back when the internet was amazing still haha...i remember i thought HC was really cool and i wanted to be friends with everyone in real life lol
  3. i don't keep up very well with this...just had to post. we went in a clinic with someone really good a month ago (PM for name!) and he saw that v was basically really tense about leg aids and basically didnt know how to move off my legs. it was really eye opening and very encouraging. well i can now say today, we have a really nice shoulder-in, haunches in, AND half-pass (GREAT canter 1/2 pass to the right, still not so great to the left lol but WAY better than a month ago!!). and his collected canter is getting amazing, he just needs to get stronger. but he no longer runs, and he knows how to listen to my legs and seat so i don't just have to pull on him! PLUS, we had 4 clean flying changes today (tried 6, 2 were late behind)!!! he is the 1st horse i have ever taught flying changes to, and i have never owned or leased a horse with changes, i've just ridden a couple at the barn sometimes. and he didn't get worked up or anything!! PLUS we got a couple 1/4 pirouettes, AND some half steps!! it's amazing, i feel very encouraged. i was really feeling discouraged cause even though we were doing alright at 2nd level (scores in the mid/lower 60s), it really felt crappy and it felt like if i let him go it would all fall apart. it just felt like he was capable of so much more and i was riding him so badly but i didn't know how to fix it, i wanted to quit and just event him lol. but i feel very hopeful now! AND we're going to show 2nd and 3rd next year, and i can't wait to show 2nd again cause i think we could do really well!!!! ALSO, i got to ride my trainers old horse like a week ago, 3 times. the 1st time we did 2 sets of 3 tempis (not very well lol) and some crappy pirouettes. but on the 3rd day we did some sets of ones!!! and our pirouettes were wayyy better! it was great i finally feel like i am FEELING again haha if that makes sense. i was so discouraged for a while because i read so much (in books and on the internet) about how dressage was soooo hard and you have to do all this different stuff, and it really IS really hard but you also have to trust yourself i think and trust your feel and not try and overthink it, because you can understand theory all you want but what it comes down to is actually doing it enough (most of the time doing it wrong haha) and finally getting it right and feeling it be right!! i am definitely still working really hard to develop my position and effectiveness, but i feel very encouraged. also my trainer is realllly nice and lets me ride lots of fun horses (i'm her working student). anyways i helped her break this 3yo friesian about 2 months ago (i lunged her while she rode), and she put about 20 rides on her and i've been riding her 5 days a week since then!! and she is SO fun because you can feel the progress everyday. and you can feel when you're screwing it up, b/c she hasn't had any bad training so anything bad she does is either my fault for not fixing it, or my fault for riding her wrong. but she is really starting to go forward and i have weight in my hands and she listens when i ask her to slow down and doesn't run around like a freight train haha. i'm really excited too b/c her owner wants her to show next year, but we also have this 3yo dutch horse that my trainer is training and is going to show next year, so for their 1st show (probably a schooling show since they'll both be most likely wild, well maybe not the freisian but the dutch horse lol) she said i might ride the friesian eee i'm so excited. i'm just very excited haha i should just journal or something but im too lazy to write so i posted it here sorry guys
  4. lol... i have sooo much stuff. 1 barrel saddle 1 reining saddle 1 jump saddle 1 dressage saddle about 20ish sets of polos (sets...meaning 80 polo wraps...i have 1 horse currently lol) about 13 dressage saddle pads (the nice ones...) 2 snaffle bridles just ordered a custom double bridle 1 pair open fronts 2 pairs woof boots 1 pair ankle boots (for behind) breastplate and about 20 pairs of full seat breeches (6 i bought, the others my trainer gave me as hand-me-downs, she has over 50 pairs and they're almost all pikeurs....she has a serious addiction)
  5. watching how they care for and love those children is inspiring to me...i think they do a very good job. their children are taught responsibility by caring for eachother and compassion. they all seem well adjusted. ETA: schatzl i agree completely.
  6. LOL that does look really creepy, i used to run around on all 4s when i was younger so totally not saying shes creepy it just looks really weird hahah
  7. :) sat he took me to the zoo, which was SOOOO fun!! then, we went to his moms house, had dinner with his mom, grandma, sister and her boyfriend (i had only met his mom before). then, we went out and hung out with ALL his best friends. next morning he told me all his friends love me, so does his grandma and sister. he was like "you're no longer just my girlfriend to my friends, youre their friend too!!" AND he was like "___ loves you, she was following you around!!" which is nice cause his best friend told me that ____ is this girl he used to be in love with like 6 months ago...so i'm glad she likes me, i don't feel jealous or anything but friendly with her!!! ALSO, his best friend kept telling me "you're a keeper!!"...he was pretty intoxicated but still it was sweet!! THEN sunday we napped for a really long time, i was super hungover haha. and then we went to dinner at his DADS house with his dad, dads girlfriend, his sister and her boyfriend again. i was soooo tired i could barely function so i don't think i made the greatest impression but we will see. we went for a walk on the boardwalk before dinner and he was like "you are so friendly and personable, you can talk to anyone!" which is really nice cause i try to be like that! and then last night i was talking to him on the phone and he was like "ya i was super nice today (in this situation where he could have been really mean) cause you are so nice it is rubbing off on me" haha! and last night we talked on the phone for like an hour and a half which is SO out of character with me but it is fun just talking with him! i think i really like him! he makes me feel safe
  8. just jumping in here, i have an 8yr old dutch riding pony ive had for 4 years and done all the riding myself, with the help of my wonderful trainer! it is both our first journey doing dressage, and it has been fun! i just have to brag a little though, we just finished champs at 2nd level on sunday, he got the past 3 days off, and my trainer rode him today, his 1st time in a double bridle (1st time ever in a curb bit or anything other than a simple snaffle!!!!), his 1st time ever doing flying changes, and he did 3, the 2 first ones were late behind but the last one was PERFECT!!!! i am such a proud momma! also it was my 1st time really seeing anyone work him and he looked SOOOO freakin cute, he is so much cuter than what i imagine him looking like!! im so proud i have such a fancy little pone pone!
  9. ive been at a week long horse show, so i haven't seen this boy in 2 weeks, but i talked to him last night and hes so nice!!! i haven't met a guy this nice and genuine in...ever...haha. he told me his friend who he hasn't talked to in forever texted him asking what was up in his life, and he replied "not much, working a lot, got a dimepiece girlfriend, not going to school, etc" weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee im a dimepiece! hahahhah i kinda feel like he must have forgot what i look like...hahaha anyways hes taking me to the zoo on saturday! and then he wants me to come to his moms house for dinner sat. night cause his sister is coming home from college...i want to cause he really likes his sister but also i barely know him and kinda feel like i would be intruding!!! so we will see...i'm just excited, he seems so nice!
  10. so...he was texting me today, and i was kinda freaked out, cause i was overthinking the whole "being official" thing and i don't want this to be so serious, i just want to hang out and date and stuff and not be all lovey dovey or pretend we know eachother better than we do. so, he texted me saying his friend was super happy for us, and it freaked me out that he was like telling his friends and everything!! and i called my sister and told her habout him and how i felt about it and she said i should text him how i feel. so i said something like "slow it down, you seem cool and i wanna keep dating and hanging out but i don't want to be official just yet" and i was all freaked out. so he called me like immediately and was like "don't do this, blah blah blah, again he was like "im laying all my cards on thetable, i like how casual we are, i feel super comfortable around you, i haven't met a girl like you in a long time and i like you a lot and i want you to be my girlfriend, it doesn't mean this is super intense or anything just i have your back and you have mine,and we're exclusive. i want to see where this can go." and he totally calmed me down and so i said thats cool with me, as long as its still casual and not super intense...and now i feel really happy and comforable. he seems super genuine and straightforward and BA and cool not to mention im really attracted to him and hes 6'1"...and he was like "i won't do you wrong, i'm a nice guy, i wear my heart on my sleeve." lalalala so now i feel way better :)
  11. such a good song... best coast - i want you
  12. well...apparently i have a boyfriend now...i went up last night to hang out with him and he made steak dinner for me and his friend and her boyfriend. then we all hung out and i went on the trampoline and sprained my ankle, lol great fright before championships!!! anyways that night he was like "you're perfect and you're perfect for me and i know what i want and i want tyou to be my girlfriend and you can take your time thinking about it but i know im perfect for you and the more i hang out with you the better it is.." and i was like "waaa you barely know me!! i barely know you!" and he was like "i'm super straightforward what you see is what you get, and i think youre the same way" and then this morning he was asking me about it again, not in an annoying way in like a matter of fact, i want to date you youre sexy way haha...he was so persistent and we were napping and i felt sooooo comfy wrapped in his arms, he's 6'1" and i'm 5'5" and my last boyfriend was basically my same height. i just feel safe and he's so genuine and happy and i think it willbe good for me...we will see. i'm not telling anyone, cause they'll all give me **** about barely knowing him. but after i told him i'd do it, he was like "i'm gonna call my sister and tell her i have a badass girlfriend!!!" haha. he seems so like innocent, and sweet. i dunno. ugh.
  13. yes!!!! i love them both! so great!
  14. i'm so so sorry