Jenni, 18

The journey began three years ago when, by chance, I rescued an off the track Standardbred. I think I've always been destined to have a standardbred, as most of the places I've worked at had them and they always seemed to be the horses I clicked with the best. But in these past years, I've learned how difficult owning a Standardbred is. Not because they are hard to work with, quite the opposite, they're the quickest learners and they're solid as rocks. But because the breed is so under appreciated in this industry. Time after time again, people have told me Nell will never be an athletic competitor, she'll never jump, and I should just sell her. I've dedicated these past past years, and future ones, to working towards my goals with Nell and continuing to beat the odds.

My main mission in life: Prove Them Wrong.
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fkuribrena:

Run free!
The first time you rode a horse that just went faster every time you pulled the reins.

chitchat-neigh:

2 days ago - 747 notes

pride-riding:

SO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT,

WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANT!

I WANNA, I WANNA, I WANNA, I WANNA

I WANNA REALLY REALLY WANT

50 saddles pads, nice brand new saddles, and bridles, oh and also like 50 polo wraps. With that a nice barn with 50 horses HA.

2 days ago - 406 notes

When you meet someone equally as weird as you

livesstillposed:

sodamnrelatable:

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I feel like this is essentially how all of my friendships start.

3 days ago - 334,999 notes

2pointbitch:

warmbesideyoursmile:

“Allegiance” by Pansy Winters

why did this take over 2000 notes to get to my dashunacceptable
redheadedxqh:

paint-horse-dreamin:

So today i was told about coconut oil to help get my horse to eat his supplements, i decided to look it up and dang a lot more uses than i thought!
1. Improving Gut Health - Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT) that are easier to digest, absorb and convert to energy than the traditionally used vegetable oils. It’s been reported to assist with ulcers, acidosis, colic and dysbiosis and is particularly helpful for horses on a grain-based feed.2. Wound Care - Apply it liberally on cuts to help fight infection and minimize proud flesh.3. Entice Picky Eaters - Most horses seem to love the taste so it’s a great way to hide less palatable supplements and medications.4. Coat, Mane & Tail Conditioner - Unlike petroleum based or silicone based products, it’s easily absorbed into hair and skin. Try fractioned coconut oil in my recipe for Homemade Coat Conditioner.5. Insect Bites & Stings - Helps sooth and protect against infection.6. Mud Fever - The anti-microbial effects are perfect for treating mud fever and helping to prevent reinfection.7. "Cool" Energy source - Coconut Oil is energy dense and yields about 2  times more energy than starch or protein. It gives your horse a readily digestible energy, without the “hotness” that generally comes with high grain diets (great for you OTTB riders!).8. Hoof Conditioner - This stuff will do wonders for dry cracked hooves. 9. Easy to Store Supplement - Since it’s naturally resistant to rancidity, it can be safely stored at room temperature for several years versus vegetable oils which may only last a few months (I’ve been guilty of keeping a jug of corn oil in the feed room for WAY too long).10.  Reducing Hay - If the price of hay in your area is sky high then coconut oil can help you add extra calories without increasing your hay bill. It’s also great for seniors or hard keepers that don’t gain weight not matter how much hay or grass you provide.At home I like to use this organic extra virgin coconut oil and I highly recommend it for cooking and skin care. However, since I’m not made of money, buying in bulk for barn use is much more practical and this 1 gallon tub is a great deal and should last well over a month.When adding coconut oil to your feeding program it’s important to introduce it gradually and adjust according to your horse’s needs. I’ve seen recommended dosage ranging from 50g to 100g per day for healthy, working horses (just to give you a rough idea). 
Source is http://www.savvyhorsewoman.com/2013/06/coconut-oil-for-horses-top-10-uses.html

I use this on Dixie all the time and it’s doing wonders on her mane and tail. They’re both super strong and that hairs aren’t breaking easily any more. I also use it on her hooves to prevent cracking. I’d love to give it to her as a supplement, but she doesn’t like the taste of it!
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keepcalmandride-on:

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byhorse:

Kenya 2012
Photograph: Bill Phelps http://www.greatplainsconservation.com

-makes gasping sound-

I WANT TO DO THIS 

BUCKET LIST

this looks terrifying but beautiful at the same time 
"Teaching a person how to ride…" (via tauntaunrider)

3 days ago - 524 notes

rp-photography:

I’ve never seen anyone sit so quiet on a horse before. this girl let her horse go and got out of his way. they had one of the best times and there was no flapping of legs or jerking of reins, just leg and a still seat.
summer gymkhana series
April ‘14

itsmydarkesthour:

theonemusicmaniac:

mirrorsstartowhisper:

Just because someone’s parents are together, someone has a nice house, has nice clothes, isn’t poor, eats every day and has a loving family doesn’t mean they can’t be depressed, have anxiety, an eating disorder, self harm issues, or any other problem.

THIS. I WISH I COULD FUCKING EMPHASIZE THIS SO HARD.

Mental disorders don’t care about your situation in life

3 days ago - 184,209 notes