Pippin Wins at Working Equitation :)

Haflinger competing at Working Equitation dressage phase

If you’ve spent time watching horse videos on Youtube, then you’ve probably seen some of the awesome working equitation horses and riders like this one: The sport of working equitation is relatively new here in the United States, and there’s a small but enthusiastic group of people trying to grow the […]
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Pippin’s a Haflinger with Hops

“Chase Me Charlie” as they call it England is one of my favorite games to play with horses. To play, a few horses and riders take turns trying to jump a fence higher and higher without knocking it down. Whoever jumps the highest wins. Our barn friends Kelsy and Huxley […]
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Photoshoot with Pippin, a Haflinger Heartthrob

One of the great privileges of being around horses is getting to meet other people who are also passionate about animals. This month our friend Donna, a holistic veterinarian, introduced us to the artist and animal-lover, Dee Dee Murry. Together they joined us for a fun and educational afternoon at Nayborly […]
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Jumping into the New Year

Clips taken from our last ride of 2013. Kelsy Smith riding nine-year-old American Warmblood, Huxley, and me with 13-year-old Haflinger, Pippin. We started these two ourselves and have had them ever since; they’ve been our main competition horses for the last several years. Kels and I’ve always enjoyed challenging each […]
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Ride 2013

It’s the time of year in which many of us can’t resist dressing up our animals–and/or ourselves–in ridiculous holiday-themed attire… Pip and I are plugging away at dressage–learning together how to prance and dance gracefully. Our goal for the New Year is to continue our dressage training to compete once […]
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Trolls, Grapes, Jumps, and Dressage

As part of this year’s Halloween celebrations, Kelsy and I attended Dressage in Disguise/Jeepers Creepers Jump Show October 26-27, 2013 organized by Orion Equestrian in Whatcom County. We had tons of fun connecting with our friends up North; many thanks to the Gibsons for housing us for the weekend. At […]
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