this will be me once im forced to start eventing
Silver Oak Stables | King Barns
St. James, New York
“An “Old World” courtyard barn with lots of stone. The barn’s interior features timber framing - there are 24 Euro stalls, 2 wash/groom stalls, 2 vet/farrier stalls, a hay storage room, a grain room, 2 tack rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 tool rooms, 2 blanket storage rooms, a laundry, an office, a kitchenette and a large storage/trunk room. Upstairs, there is a large viewing room, an office and a full kitchen with a large dining area, a locker room and 2 bathrooms, 1 with a shower. In addition to the upstairs viewing room there are 2 raised viewing platforms, 1 on each side of the entry into the 110’x225 indoor arena. The arena features glu-laminated timbers and a fully finished wood interior with large windows for excellent natural light and ventilation. This facility also has an equipment garage and a hay storage barn.”
i almost boarded here, but then i found out just board is 3k a month…
15 years ago, a little colt hit the ground, his breeders probably thrusting their dreams of the Kentucky Derby upon him. But as the little colt grew up, his racing career went the same way as his build- downhill. The little colt may have sucked at racing, but from there on out, his big heart and even bigger back legs propelled him into the jumper ring, the cross country field, down the centre line or hand galloping up to the single oxer.
17 months ago that bum high little dude came into my life, and i can honestly say i’ll never be the same. Trick, you’ve taught me more about myself than anything i have or ever could experience in my life. I couldn’t count all the amazing rides and memories you’ve given me- the opportunities to better myself, telling me to F-off when i need it, and saving my ass when i don’t see anything coming into the 2 stride (sorry that happens way to often little man). You’re constantly challenging me, and i wouldn’t have it any other way. Your eccentricities make me love you that much more.
Here is to 15 more years together- university, horse shows, being mistaken for some kind over overweight warmblood, kid lessons- maybe even packing my kids around one day, growing a long mane, being the terrible 30 year old horse everyone is slightly afraid of… Who knows.
Happy 15th Birthday to my man that has outlasted all the boys. Your my once in a lifetime horse.
Happy Birthday Trick
B34565- May 19th 1998
my boss just told me i have to take my horse to our first ever trial three weeks from tomorrow
h a h a h a h a
we’ve never officially schooled cross country…..
i’m going to die
if i HAVE to do cross country please can i do it on someone who has done it before
reblogging from the personal so i can get some advice from eventers maybe? i’m gonna cry i don’t wanna do it ughughugh
Professional hunters on the topic of long crest releases…my brain hurts. I can’t even comment.
Don’t ever fucking tell me that dreams dont come true