rebeccabarmby

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  1. I like Island Thyme. Or just using names of famous/well known beaches or beach towns. Like Maya Bay, Curaco, Aiya Napa. Or maybe something cute like Surf's Up
  2. I always check out your posts because I love your horses! You look great too. How long have you been blonde? Still have the Layla mare?
  3. About a month ago switched to a Myler dee with a copper roller. Its the one where it's bent a bit so it doesn't do the nutcracker thing. Mare loves it. Before the Myler I was alternating her between a short shanked plastic pelham and a slowtwist dee. Mare is softer in the new bit, and I don't feel like I need as much "whoa" power anymore, so we are both happy.
  4. I used HS bendy irons for years thinking they were doing me a favor. When I noticed my leg position starting to get wonky I blamed it on riding only green horses. When I rode in a saddle with fillis irons I had a "taa-da!" moment when my leg felt so much more correct, and even more important I wasn't fighting as hard to try to accomplish the more correct position. As far as size goes, I'm not sure what mine are. My feet are small, but I have been dragged before from childrens stirrups that were too small for me. I bought the biggest ones in the store after that incident, because being dragged was the most terrifying thing I have ever gone though. They aren't massive, but I'm sure they are a size or two bigger than what most small women riders would use. If I could afford them I would love the Royal Riders.
  5. I like Monster Mash. I was actually considering it for my own horse a couple years ago.
  6. "Girls Gotta Ride" LMAO
  7. Cute! I've never seen pics of him going, just pics of him standing around. He's adorable!
  8. A few at my barn started getting fuzzy at the end of August and have already been done, one is ready for a second clip already. Mine still has her summer coat, but she didn't need to get clipped until quite late last year. I am loving the Chaser clip, I think thats what I will be doing to my 24/7 outdoor horse, except I will leave her head uclipped. I have always found that if I clip early in the year, the first clip grows back really fast. It's no big deal if you have your own clippers, but if you are paying someone to do it for you it can get too expensive. My horse is such a pain in the butt to clip that I just wait till the last possible second to do it lol.
  9. 1) At least 2000. Most likely more. Impossible to calculate. 2) S 3) 5000+ 4) 40fun/60goal (but its all fun!) 5) What level rider would you consider yourself to be? Inter-Advance 6) For those who jump what level (height)? Right now, under 2?9?. When I was showing I was schooling 4?6?+ and showing 4? 7) What style? Nothing in the particular at the moment. When I was showing I did jumpers 8) For those who jump, very briefly, what are your short and long term goals for yourself, if any? Short term: consistency over 3? courses. Long term: get back into showing successfully in 4?+ jumpers (when I can afford to!) 9) Please count, to the best of your ability, the number of hours you have spent JUMPING on horseback in your riding career. 700+ 10) Please indicate how much jumping you do on your own (without someone more advanced than yourself watching) and how much you do under instruction/supervision of someone more advanced. I never jump outside of lessons. If you do some of both please indicate how much of each type... 50/50, 70/30lesson, 10alone/90, etc. Usually 1 lesson per every 12 rides 11) What age did you begin riding? 4 12) Age now. 23 13) Number of horses you've owned/leased? 3 14) Birthday. (MM/DD) 02/10 15) Do you participate in horse shows? Y/N just small schooling shows now, in the past I did ?A? shows
  10. I don't jump often anymore, but I played with my green-ish mare over some fences yesterday. I tend to be a chronic jump-ahead-er/ducker/tipper, I tried to work on it yeserday and my mare was a saint as I tried to wait for her. As you can see the results aren't pretty, but better than having my whole body climbing up her neck... Hollow here, probably because of something I'm doing. And some awkward distances... Anyway, I think my mare is super cute, even though we are both far from perfect. Critiques and advice are welcome, I need help not interfering with my horses jump.
  11. My last horse was my jumper, after deciding eventing wasn't here style I mainly focused on jumpers with her. At least once a week when I kept her at home she would sport a western saddle and trek through the mountains. I did a couple of competitive trail rides on her that were so much fun. And a little-known fact about her is that she was broke to drive. She was one that did fabulously on the "A" circut, and had some fun jobs on the side. My arab pony before her was a western pleasure champion in his younger days before I owned him. I did almost every discipline imaginable on him at the low levels (except hunters - too arab-y). He didnt excel at one specific thing, but he adapted so well and had fun with every job he was given. Cross training is great for the rider too! You get to have fun, try new things, meet new people, and learn things you never thought you would.
  12. Black/black CO Gr8 Navy/navy CO Gr8 Brown/tan Co Gr8 Grey GPA Textium Velvet GPA Titium Velvet International CO skull cap eeeee!!! I want an all black Speed Air so badly. I don't have $600 hanging around and no one seems to want to buy it for me lol. I would also like one of the smooth GPAs (Extreme? I can't remember what its called) because they don't seem to common and I like to have things that are different. I would love to have a huge collection of boots, but all of my horses have been cobs, and not a lot of boot makers do a cob size.
  13. I went to three different tack stores today and came home empty handed. I've been riding in the same TS schoolies for at least 4 years now and they desperately need replacing. I got them for Christmas years ago, so I'm not sure where they came from. None of the stores I visited carried anything shorter than a regular. I'm not even sure if anyone makes a petite or short breech. I tried some regular TS that were very similar to my old ones, but the knee patch didnt even hit my knee they were so long. A few brands I tried were too long but could have worked without too much ankle bunching. The problem is I'm picky about quality and feel. I tried a brand called "Lets Ride" that could have worked, but they felt cheap and kind of itchy. I also only want side zip, and don't want to spend over $200, which also limits me. Any suggestions?
  14. I'm an EMT so I do IV starts everyday at work on people. It wasn't hard to me to transfer the sill over to horse veins.
  15. I've been having a recent issue with an individual at my barn helping themselves to my tack without permission. The things I use on a daily basis I keep out hanging on my tack room wall, but now I am locking them all in my trunk, in addition to getting name plates and tags made for all of my strap goods. This person has also been helping themselves to my saddle. With all my things crammed into my trunk, my saddle wont fit in there to get locked up too. I keep in on a saddle rack in a public tack room. I wish there was a way to bike lock it or something to the saddle rack, but other than the D rings there is nowhere to run a chain or lock through. I am considering keeping my saddle in my car, but then it wont be at the barn for when my trainer schools my horse for me when I'm away. Any ideas?