model: Karen Gillian - name: Amelia Walters - nickname(s): Amy - nationality: Scottish - age:18 - riding discipline:jumper - rider/trainer:rider - biography: Grew up in Scotland where her dad breed horses that would be imported all over the world. Because of this, she started riding at a very young age. Her dad never went easy on her ans Amelia learned some of the greatest lessons the hard way. She's hit the dirt her whole life from stubborn ponies, up to show jumpers, but that doesn't make her a bad rider. She leans from every experience and tries not to be too hard on herself.
- how he/she got into the riding academy: Went to several clinics and shows in the UK and was eventually sought out by a scout for the school. (can that happen I wasn't for sure on how this worked)
- barn name: Rambo - show name: Pretty Rambunctious - age: 5 - breed: Irish Sport Horse - gender: gelding - strengths: great scope and is able to make tight turns. controllable pace. - weaknesses: has a hard jump and will refuse if you lean forward down to the base. Leg over fences or he will drop his hind end - bio: Rambo was bread by Amelia's father back home is Scotland. With her father's help, she has been able to train him and is currently starting him out in his showing career.
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- model: Joshua Brand - name: Oliver Manning - nickname(s): none - nationality: British - age:16 - riding discipline:jumper - rider/trainer:rider - biography: If it wasn't for his mother, Oliver probably wouldn't had started riding. She had grown up around horses and still owned several when Oliver was born. He started riding at young age and had his in and outs with the sport, but after losing his mother to caner, riding became Oliver's outlet. He started to become more devoted to the sport and improving. - how he/she got into the riding academy: Mother was a close friend with one of the school's directors, who stayed close to the Manning family after her passing. After seeing Oliver ride a few times, she invited him. (again see above??)
- barn name: Gatsby - show name: Great Gatsby - age:10 - breed: Oldenburg - gender: gelding - strengths: great agility and stamina - weaknesses: Strong to the fences and can get heavy in his head and needs to be re balanced after fences - bio: Gatsby was one of his mother's horses foals that she began training. After her death, Oliver tried to train him by himself, but the young horse was still too strong for him. After moving Gatsby to a show barn with good trainer, Gatsby was able to complete his training as Oliver grew to be a better rider.
well look at this shit show of a set. its friday morning and katie is indecisive about color choices.
In more exciting new: Last weekend I started catch riding ponies on my circuit! Another lady asked me to ride one her large ponies in another show this weekend. I love killian, but catch riding these ponies is so much fun!
offically leasing killian now procrastinating like a champ again. Im watching legends of the hidden temple as I do this. But i showed again last weekend and championed with killian :) He is always such a happy and hard working horse. I couldn't be any prouder of how we did.
But I'm in love with this horse. that is him in the set. he is a 14 year old sassy ass quarter horse with the biggest head ever. when he get tired he puts the whole weight of his head onto my shoulder and falls asleep. He's so chill at horse shows and he's a challenge for me, but I love him. we'll get better.
//sorry i've been busy with back to school stuff and summer reading. I've also started working at my barn, but yeah...sorry for my absence.
Not that Hazel didn't love Luna, she did. The mare was hot headed and opinionated, and Hazel always found joy out of working with a mare that could be so much like her. Hazel needed a second horse though, one that was a little less careful than Luna that could win the power and speed.
And she found him. He was small for a jumper, only 15.3 hands, but her could jump. The ten year old chestnut gelding would jump anything. And Hazel Loves him. His name was Caddo, and he was lovely.
At the moment, Hazel had Caddo in the cross ties grooming him off. She was just going to give a him a light hack, maybe jump him a little bit. With him, she needed to know exactly how to ride him or there would be poles down.