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My favorite of the day -- at the end of cross-country:

During the dressage warm=up:

Chatting with Joc and her husband:

Video: during warm-up:

Trump is a big boy! This was taken after dressage. It was a hot day...

Trumpie takes off galloping after a fence in the jumping warm-up:

Over the log pile (He nearly stopped, but I got him to change his mind...)

After cross country, I went to give him a hug and 2 seconds after this photo was taken, he tripped...

Heading into stadium jumping, Trump says, "More jumping? Kewl!" The stadium course was quite easy, with smaller fences than cross-country.

Small enough that Trump could basically step over them...

At this point, we were done. There was a break in the competition, so Joc took us over to school the water. Trump is really afraid of water and requires a lot of convincing to go into it.

Joc helps us out:

After a time or two through it, Trump decides it's not so bad and takes a drink.

Video: schooling the water; this was the 3rd or 4th time through.

When it's all done, Trump gives me a backrub (2 of a sequence of 8 photos):

Date: 2008-07-07 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahshevett.livejournal.com
OOOOO cross country is SO much fun!!!!
Our course when I was in pony club had a great drop/ slide in the woods. All leafy. I love cross country the best.

Date: 2008-07-07 12:11 pm (UTC)
ext_7025: (tucker)
From: [identity profile] buymeaclue.livejournal.com
Whee! Lookin' good!

Date: 2008-07-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
*beams at you* This was a really nifty photoessay of You and Trump.

Date: 2008-07-07 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miladyelizabeth.livejournal.com
You look great! How big is he? He looks humongous, but I remember you're pretty tiny.

Date: 2008-07-07 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Thanks :) Trump's 16.1 hands, and built large. I was after a Morgan for a reason :) Feronia looks completely delicate next to Trump...

Date: 2008-07-07 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] appolonia.livejournal.com
You actually look fantastically matched on Trump, size wise and otherwise.

He's a cutie.

Date: 2008-07-08 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
He's a cute horse, and a very kind one. I don't have enough leg to really wrap around him, which presents some difficulties. If only he was not so wide...

Date: 2008-07-07 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenbirds.livejournal.com
I LOOOOOVE that first picture. You *both* look like you're having the time of your lives!

BTW, this weenie dressage rider thinks you eventer types are really really brave. :)

Date: 2008-07-07 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harnessphoto.livejournal.com
looks like a blast! you two look nicely matched. and so what if the judges were laughing? it sounds like your praise really did the trick for him :)

Date: 2008-07-07 11:42 pm (UTC)
lurath: teephs (deli)
From: [personal profile] lurath
Ooh, he's a really handsome guy!

Date: 2008-07-07 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maggies-lens.livejournal.com
I love the 5th photo of you two galloping after a warm up jump. Geez... his legs go on forever, don't they! Re water, I had a trainer tell me once that they get scared/nervous with it because horses can't judge depth like we can, so it's like a self-preservation thing. That doesn't explain why my Arab mare will jump with gay abandon into anything remotely resembling a lake at any given opportunity, whether I was in the mood for a swim or not :P

Date: 2008-07-08 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Trump has a huge stride, when he wants to. He's kind of lazy, but the first time I galloped him I was shocked by how much ground he covers.

A lot of horses have trouble with water, yes. (Feronia does not, by the way... she thinks it's fun!) Trump just has extra issues because of having partial vision in his right eye.

Date: 2008-07-08 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maggies-lens.livejournal.com
I know, I get nervous on the bigger horses now after my lilttle Arab, not used to those massive strides any more :-D I'm a short-ass; I'll stick with short horses ;-)
What happened to Trump's eye? Just degenerative or injury?

Date: 2008-07-08 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
I really like a horse 14.2 to 15 hands. I can't get my leg around Trump all that well, because he's so wide.

No one really knows what's wrong with his eye. It's probably something he was born with, and the vet did not pick it up when [livejournal.com profile] goddessfarmer bought him 13 years ago. It's a credit to her that she kept him anyway, even though it means he's never evented above Novice level.

Date: 2008-07-08 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loser-n-proud7.livejournal.com
i just have to say that i saw your post in equestrian, and had to comment, becuase i went to camp with trumpie! Alice and I were at vershire at the same time and i loved him, he was a sweetie. congrats!

Date: 2008-07-08 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
He really is a doll. I'm glad you got to meet him :)

Date: 2008-07-08 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vtladyhawke.livejournal.com
Yaaaayyy!!! You two look like you're having SO much fun!!

I'm waiting for the day I see you and the Little Blonde Mare out there! :D

(Oh, and I uh, came over from Equestrian.) :3

Date: 2008-07-08 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
It was a lot of fun. I suspect Feronia will be more challenging, or differently so. We're talking about taking her to the same venue for dressage only in late August.

Date: 2008-07-08 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madeyemads.livejournal.com
Yay! Go Ann!
You both look fabulous and it looks like wonderful fun! He's such a handsome boy! I loves me a massive bay gelding :P
Congratulations and good work!

Mads :)

Date: 2008-07-08 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Thanks :)

He is huge (to me) .. I can't really get my leg around him properly, but he listens anyway. I think he weighs about 1250 pounds...

Date: 2008-07-08 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanerbug.livejournal.com
awww you guys look great :)

plus, I've got all the respect in the world for somebody eventing...I like all four feet on the ground =)

Date: 2008-07-08 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Jumps at this level are more like huge canter strides than anything else... but yes. it takes a certain amount of guts even when they are tiny jumps :)

Date: 2008-07-09 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanerbug.livejournal.com

More guts than I've got!! lol. I commend you...you guys look sosososoossososo fantastic

Date: 2008-07-09 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Thanks :)

I am actually a pretty cautious rider, but I loved jumping when I was a teen, and now I am happy to be back to it again. I've taken Trump as high as 3 feet, but rarely as he does have occasional soundness issues. (Word from [livejournal.com profile] goddessfarmer, who lunged him today, is that he is perfectly sound after our little adventure on Sunday.)

Date: 2008-07-09 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragon-moon.livejournal.com
Beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had a great time. Thanks for linking in [livejournal.com profile] equestrian! ^__^

Date: 2008-07-10 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penella22.livejournal.com
Yayyy! Go Ann! That photo is so awesome, and I can tell you are both having a great time. What an adventure! Good to see you having so much fun, esp. because I seem to remember you have some health issues that you deal with? I do too, so I find it very inspiring to see you out there riding an event course...

Date: 2008-07-12 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
Thanks :) It really was that fun!

I have been Type 1 diabetic for 33 years and wear an insulin pump (you can see it tucked inside my breeches in a couple of the photos). There are other things, some related to the diabetes and some not... but I just ride anyway because it's really, really good for me physically and mentally.
Edited Date: 2008-07-12 03:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-30 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thumpystowaway.livejournal.com
looks like a blast!!!! where DO you keep your pump while you ride? for the longest time I kept a pouch around my waist to put it in and carry sugar, but since my accident I have been lazier... just bought breeches with pockets, and stick it there... I SHOULD get back into the habit of keeping sugar with me though

Date: 2009-12-02 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
I just keep my pump in my breeches pocket. Probably not the safest place for it, but I've never had a problem.

Do keep *something* in the way of fast-acting carbs with you! My fall was caused by passing out from severe hypoglycemia. I don't detect it very well anymore. First thing I did when I came to (and stopped trying to move and screaming) was ask for a juice box. The second thing was to ask if Trumpie (the horse) was OK.
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