~Meet Milo~

Meet Milo!ED2DC8CF-5BD6-42B7-B1B2-F83BCDDEDDE6FA2324D6-B667-49C0-A4F7-844E90B55E8234748E59-6CF4-47BD-9359-C4A7D70291069A6F88E5-58CA-405E-B964-C6F2FEC69B6Dlike I said in my last post he is a 16hh quarter horse draft mix. He is hugeeee next to me. He has the prettiest ears and face. Today is be fourth day I’ve had him, the second day I was leading him around the arena and just tossed the rope over his back and he trotted with me 🙂 he has barley been ridden or lead for the past three years. I’m extremely excited for our journey together.

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Blogging workshop

Heyyy guys, it’s been a long time. I have so very exiting news! Welcome my new project horse Milo!0326D316-BEA0-4781-A871-A6CF131CD54DI will add more photos of him probably tomorrow,  he is a 16hh quarter horse mix. He is about 16-17 but he is still in really good shape. In other news i did a blogging workshop with my schools, I taught to small business owners. I love having a blog and finally I’ll have some new content to post! I love to get my opinion out there and talk about my love of horses, you all have amazing blogs that I absolutely love to read!

 

Plug-ins here plug-ins there

Hey guys I want to show you this really cool plug-in it is called w3 total chache. It is this plug-in that word press has and it will increas your websites performance make if download times shorter. This is really cool because it can Reduced page load time. It greatly umproves the time to go from site to site. Even though I’m waiting to possibly upgrade my blog I have heard some amazing rating from different people, if you guys are interested please go check them out!

Riding horses and falling :) everyone will fall sometime

C8D894CC-8D47-43C4-A84E-08246317BBE7.pngso last summer I was riding a lesson horse in our outdoor arena, my assistant trainer was giving my best friend, another girl, and I a lesson. When it came time to canter the girl in front of me went first, I like to take my time start my canter. So I was waiting for her to get far enough because the horse I was riding (rooskie) is a speed demon. I ask him to canter by turning him to the rail and giving him a kick and a cluck, this horse decides to bolt into the center. I lost my right stirrup and my reins so I was hanging on to dear life. Oh and I should mention he is the only horse I have ever fallen off. My assistant trainer held her hands out to grab his bridle, so he darted the other direction. My food got trapped in my stirrup so I got dragged a little. I managed to reach up and grab my foot out but when I came off my foot was bent the wrong direction. I walked the the gazebo to sit down and take off my boot. Everyone said I was okay and that it was just a sprain. My trainer had to ride with us to go get his truck, the whole ride there I was holding back tears because it hurt so bad. Everyone said I was faking the pain. We finally went to the doctor three days later everyone was in shock when they said my ankle was fractured 🙂 if you worry about falling don’t be, everyone falls just make sure you have protection. Take it from me, if you’re worrying about falling it takes away the joy of riding. Riding without a helmet doesn’t make you “cool”.

Horses should be retired to pastures, not slaughter houses.

B79616A1-B18E-4ED6-BA38-E52705A42EC0So recently we have been searching around for different horses, preferably something I can work on over the winter. I never really wanted just a thing that can be bought right away. We had thought about slaughter house horses but it would be hard to get something a ride to our city. But we found a rescue ebter near our house and we are going to go check that out. I would like something that could be an eventer but I’ll see. One story on the horse I really liked was so sad, his old owners didn’t want him anymore so they just sent him away for the cheapest they could.

Let’s get controversial.

This is not going to be hate on crops or bits but if you get offended by those things please leave this post.

Hey guys! About a year before I quit saddleseat I really noticed a lot of abuse. Not at my own barn just everywhere, mostly shows. I preferibly wouldn’t like to use a bit with my new training horse but he needs one for about a week. The horse that I am currently looking at needs some of help. He hasn’t been ridden a lot due to his previous owner getting injured, he needs some veterinary work as well. After I finish getting him back to his old routine I’m going to get a bit less bridle preferably. One thing that I will NEVER do again is ride with a crop or anything that can inflict any pain to him. I don’t care if people use crops it’s just not my style. Thanks for reading, I know it’s a very controversial topic but at the end of the day we love our horses and our horses love us.

Restoring tack.

as I’ve started to get a horse for myself to train there has been a lot of changes. From a competitive world champion to all around riding. People send me tack they don’t want/need anymore and I resell it on a tack selling and trading app called TackHunter. My recent peice was a A/P saddle. It is an older brand but it has hardly been used, the dryness was so severe when I got it. It has gotten better but can still use some work, if anyone has and recommendations for softening the leather please share them with me. Come find me on TackHunter at HollyWillis!F1714B07-AAF0-4961-A0A4-A3E3B302790C