Monday, February 24, 2014

Random things you notice in pictures of yourself riding

It's funny what you notice most when you look at pictures of yourself riding. Sometimes it's the horse that you see most - maybe he's rooting or he's hollow or he's perfect - and sometimes it's you. Sometimes it's totally random what you notice. So it's interesting to take note of the things that are weird or out of place, and think about what you can do to fix them. Here's what I see when looking at some of the pics from the dressage show this weekend.

1. I ride with my right leg braced and forward. Also, my chinstrap is loose.


2. He's not carrying his tail to the left anymore.

3. My new reins make black marks on his neck. I also need to take off the running martingale stops.

4. I make really funny expressions when I ride.


5. My new washable Horsewear jacket is too short for dressage.


6. This bridle does not fit him.

7. Paddy needs his own line of hair care products.
I mean seriously...

... don't you want your horse... 

... to have hair like this???

22 comments:

  1. Funny how you notice things when you analyze photos that you never notice in real life.
    But seriously. . .his hair!! :)

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    1. I'm telling you, he needs his own line of hair care products. For realz!

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    2. Shy is jealous for sure! She got the shaft in the forelock department. Thick mane, but not long, either.

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  2. Fabio of the haffie world. Sir Fabio Paddington at your service. Has a ring to it.

    And I had to laugh at the picture where you commented that you have funny looks on your face, because you and Fabio Paddington had the same look, just in different directions.

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    1. Yes, we do both look ridiculous in that picture. I have some classy expressions in other pics as well. Eeek.

      Sir Fabbingon? Could be a possibility...

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  3. Hey, maybe it's just me, but I can't see any of these photos (or the ones from the show in your previous post). I've tried both Chrome and IE and I can't see anything, it just gives me an error message. This is very recent though, because I've been able to see all of your videos and photos in the past. Just an FYI :)

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    1. The photos are linked to from Flickr... maybe Flickr is blocked for you?

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  4. ROFL. Paddy could sell shampoo and volumizer to a hairless dog. He's that fabulous!!

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    1. OMG I just snorted my tea. BEST COMMENT EVAR!

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    2. Agreed! Best comment of the year!!

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  5. In #4 I think you are trying to ascertain the weather! :P

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  6. Maybe he's born with it... maybe it's - no, he's born with it.

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    1. It's revolting, isn't it, how some ponies just look gorgeous w/out hours of grooming and primping? Heck, *I'm* jealous of him!

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  7. Omg both of your faces in #4 are great!!!

    He should be in a Herbal Essence commercial!!!

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    1. Or something! Now, how to kick-start his acting career...

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  8. I <3 #4 so much! You're both so derpy and you're both off in your own little worlds!

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    1. I'm actually trying to hear what our trainer had to say, and Paddy was... who knows what Paddy was doing. But it's an excellent "derp" shot for sure!

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  9. I am jealous of his truly flaxen mane. Connor's has so many strands of every other color running through it that even when it's clean (it usually isn't) it looks dirty. Le sigh.

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    1. Quick color FTW! Seriously, I need to buy stock in that stuff...

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