December 22, 2014

December's 10 Questions

1. What size horse do you prefer to ride?
I feel most comfortable with shorter, stout horses (or large ponies).  However, I'm a touch over 5'9 and have very long legs, so I definitely look better on the taller horses.  Luckily Ypke is very solid as far as build goes at 14.1hh, and it works out fine. :)
My only riding picture from fair...
2. Do you school in tall boots or half chaps and paddock boots?
I usually wear Tredstep half chaps and Ariat paddock boots.  They are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and I don't care too much if they get trashed... my tall boots on the other hand...

3. What do you do with your ribbons after shows?
Since I don't show much my collection is pretty small: a little over 30 flats and a dozen rosettes.  I write the show's name, the class I won them in, the horse's name, and the date on the back of them.  At the moment they are tucked away neatly in a dresser drawer, but I hope to hang the rosettes up in my room soon enough. 

4. Do you ride/board at a large show barn or a small private barn?
Definitely small private since they are kept on our property.  You can see the barn via this post.

5. Have you seen a horse give birth?
 Yes, only once though!
The foal
6. What is your favorite breed?
I am obligated to say Fjords because I love Ms. Ypke and how cute they all are!  Second favorite is QH just because the ones I have ridden have all been so trusty and well tempered.

7. Favorite tack brand?
It depends on the item.  For bridles I have always loved KL Select and Otto Schumacher, for saddles I like County.

8. Would you ever buy used tack?
 Definitely just so long as it is in good condition.  There are some sweet deals out there for tack that is literally in brand new condition.

 9. Ever been on a carriage ride?
 Yep, a couple of times!  Lots of fun!

10. How often do you go to the tack store?
I go to the feed store every couple of months to re-stock the feed and shavings/bedding supply.  The nearest decent tack shop is over 3 hours away, but I usually end up there once a year.  I really just stick to online ordering from SmartPak!


  1. that first pic is amazing - i would have never guessed either your height or Ypke's!!

  2. ypke and you fit together quite well, based on the first pic. i mean your legs don't look like they're dangling over the ground :P

  3. Wow I didn't realize you are 5'9" and she's 14.1hh! You guys looks great together. :D Maybe I need to find a stout little Fjord? I'm only an inch taller than you. :)


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