Love this picture from the eskadron platinum 2014



Again, this will shortly be available as a print or on mugs and phone cases for anyone who is interested (minus the watermark of course) :)

This is cute af
Just finished my trial shift at the restaurant

I think it went well? The owner is going to call me on tuesday/wednesday about it
It was good though, nice people :) and super fancy…

"Don’t think about the jump. The jump doesn’t matter. What matters is your approach. Your canter. Your trot.
The jump height is irrelevant. If your approach is shit, your jump will be shittier.
Ask for impulsion. Ask for self-carriage. If you can get those two things, the jump will come.
So don’t focus on the damn jump."

— (via on-the-bit)
So this is the new mare - she’s got a lot more weight on her than it appears in this picture, and she does suffer from hay fever hence the little “tear” running from her eye. But yes, this is Lady!
Update on my potential new ride…

So I went back today, and tried another mare. She’s 16.3hh, bay, a thoroughbred cross (I’m not sure what she’s crossed with, but it looks like she’s crossed with some kind of warmblood.. She’s less spindly than a tb, less fine, but not chunky enough to be a draft cross by any means. Considering she had the winter off and has had very little work since, she has a pretty good topline. 

She’s done a little bit of everything, so she’s a nice girl to ride, not difficult or particularly quirky, other than being pretty forward. Her canter is huge. She’s a little lazy in walk, but forward in trot and very forward in canter, she was kind of throwing herself around the arena and as she’s not very fit right now and hasn’t been regularly schooled for some time, she wasn’t very balanced going round corners in canter, but we can work on that. To be fair, I was a little nervous because I haven’t ridden in so long, and so my contact was weak, my reins were too long for me to really be effective in controlling her canter as much as I should have, but we can work on that too, it’s not a big issue.

She’s hunted, so she’ll jump anything you point her at, which is cool, although I’m not focusing on jumping right now. She also doesn’t have another sharer so I’d ride her 3 days a week, but those could be any 3 days, to suit me.

She looks like a pretty good prospect, the only problem is money… So far my supplies for Hartpury are coming up to £460, and we need to get all of that for September 1st… Plus my Stage 1 exam will cost another £280… So yeah, not exactly rolling in cash right now.

They want £25 a week, which isn’t too much (it would have been £30/week but I offered to help out around the yard and stuff to lower the price), but it’s difficult right now considering all the other stuff I need to buy. I really need to ride before I go to Hartpury though… Originally I was meant to be getting a lesson a week this summer, and now we’re halfway through and I haven’t ridden at all. So yeah, I’m going to try and figure something out, I have a little bit of money saved up, but I need to put it towards my school supplies.. Uh. But overall I really like the new place and this mare, so fingers crossed it works out!

I was tagged by the wonderful kimblewick, so here goes :)

► Name ➔ Naomi
► Hometown ➔ Errr I move a lot, so I guess Brittany in France but currently Gloucestershire!
► Hair color ➔ Brown
► Age ➔ 17► Eye Color ➔ Hazel
► Birthday ➔ 2nd March
► Gender ➔ Female
► Lefty or Righty ➔ Righty
► Single or taken? ➔ Taken
► Happy? ➔ Currently, yes :)

► Are you in love ➔ Yis :3 
► Do you believe in love at first sight ➔ Nah 
► Who ended your last relationship ➔ Kind of him? It was a really weird break up, but he initiated it, but I’m so glad we did break up ► Have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ Not that I know of, I doubt it ► Are you afraid of commitments ➔ No ► Have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ Not romantically, I don’t think my mum counts :P 
► Have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ Someone on ask.fm said they were my secret admirer once, but it was probably a pisstake 
► Have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ Nah 
► Do you usually spend Valentine’s Day alone? ➔ Yes :( I celebrated Valentine’s Day 3 days late this year, but I did spend it with my boyfriend!► Short or long-term relationships? ➔ Long

► Love or lust ➔ Love 
► Lemonade or iced tea ➔Iced tea
► Cats or Dogs ➔ Cats► A few best friends or many regular friends ➔ A few best friends.
► Television or internet ➔ Internet.
► Pepsi or Coke ➔ Neither 
► Wild night out or romantic night in ➔ Romantic night in.
► Day or night ➔ Day.
► Text or Call ➔ Text.
► Make-up or all natural? ➔ Depends on how I’m feeling! I like wearing makeup, but sometimes I’m lazy.

► Been caught sneaking out? ➔ Neigh 
► Fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ Both. I’ve also fallen out of a window but that is a different story 
► Wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ Kinda? 
► Prank called a store? ➔ No, only people ► Skipped school? ➔ Only once, but only because I was feeling shitty not bc I was being a truant 
► Wanted to disappear? ➔ Sort of 
► Spent all your money? ➔ Ofc ► Met a celebrity? ➔ Yas 
► Been really ill? ➔ I was hospitalised for meningitis so yeah I guess

► Smile or eyes ➔ Smile I guess? ► Light or dark hair ➔ darker 
► Shorter or taller ➔ taller
► Intelligence or attraction ➔ I’m not attracted to people I don’t find intelligent so ► Hook-up or relationship ➔ relationship 
► Funny and poor or rich and serious ➔ Funny and poor 
► Mac or PC? ➔ PC 
► Chapstick or lipstick? ➔ Revlon lip butters! 
► City or country? ➔ Country as long as I have a car to get about 
► Driving or walking? ➔ Depends on the distance… RIDING ► Last phone call? ➔ From my mum ► Last song you listened to? ➔ Baby it’s cold outside (I was feeling nostalgic about christmas last night)  
► Last thing you ate? ➔ Porridge ayy 
► Last thing you drank? ➔ Water 
► Last place you were? ➔ My room? The last place I went to that wasn’t my house was the park with my dog last night ► Last kiss? ➔ Like a week and a half ago before Louis went to Germany 
► Last picture taken? ➔ the other day of my shiny clean tall boots 
► Last outfit? ➔ Not counting the pjs I’m wearing rn, 3/4 length jeans, a t-shirt and sandals yesterday 
► Last purchase? ➔ Yesterday I bought a jumper and some shoes from GAP and some white shirts from M&S for work

I tag piaffepassage swedishdressage @jucybuns dressagedawg (I’m trying not to tag people who’ve already been tagged) thetaillesseventer theyorkshirepony the-dressage-moo

I just got back from the new yard and have tried another horse there - who wants to hear about it?


My horse is my partner, my teammate, my horse is not my tool, and not my object. She is the other half to this team and without her participation I wouldn’t be here competing with her. I take better care of her than I ever would myself.


These dapples were to die for
May CFHJA 2014

I love this horse. He is seriously the cutest thing ever.