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The Difference Between Being a Junior and an Adult Amateur

The Difference Between Being a Junior and an Adult Amateur

One of the best things I ever did for myself was take a step back from riding during college. It was a good thing for me,¬†because I needed time to mature and figure out who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. I’m forever grateful for that time, because it allowed me to come back to horses on my own and be 110% committed to being an equestrian for the rest of my life. As a fresh college graduate, this is not always easy — there are a lot of demands on your time and finances, and the only way to include horses in the equation is to be dedicated to making it work. However, this time away from the horse world also had a huge impact on my riding… and it wasn’t for the better.

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Tredstep Medici

Custom Tall Boots

I’ve been struggling to find tall boots for quite some time. I can’t seem to find the magical balance between fit and durability — either the boots fit and they break quickly, or they don’t fit but last¬†forever. I talked about my hatred of tall boots late last summer, and since then my feelings haven’t changed. But now I’m finally in a position to do something about it (huzzah!).

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Miles head on Jumping at Willow Way June 2016 by J Winslow Photography blog

2017 Tentative Show Schedule

Wow, I can’t believe we’re already halfway through February! Spring is just around the corner (or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself). While I only show in the summer, it’s time to start thinking about show season! I ride with a small group, so planning is essential to ensure that Trainer is able to attend the shows we want to go to. Plus, I hate showing by myself so I’d rather plan than get left going by myself. So without further ado, here’s the plan!

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