#grandprixwannabe

He really was wearing a halo today!! 15 one tempi’s and some lovely canter pirr’s... piaffe & passage was better too 😁 I am so enjoying training and riding him at the moment! It finally feels like we are doing “grown up” stuff ☺️☺️ #halohalohalo #dressagehorse #dressagerider #cleverboy #grandprixwannabe
Today Sam and I did our first Inter II 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁full post on https://www.facebook.com/1406846656233764/posts/2233598050225283/ #dreamsdocometrue #grandprixwannabe #hardworkpaysoff #dressagerider #dressagehorse @bax_equine @chobham_rider @equiloveuk @bax_equine @peperharowhorseboxes
The PRs keep coming... 115# snatch my dudes .

Weightlifting 🏋️‍♀️ goes so well with riding horses. A successful weightlifter is an essential part of a community that is outside of their core interests. A successful weightlifter has mental toughness as well as composure. A successful weightlifter has brute strength. A successful weightlifter conquers humility and laughs it off when things go wrong. A successful weightlifter knows how to coordinate every single part of the body (head placement, toe grip, soft eyes, you name it...). .

AND, a successful rider is accountable in their own athletic literacy because they love and want the best for their horse(s). .

Shattering through all the glass ceilings previously applied to my sporting ability by former coaches, trainers and employers thanks to @maverick_strength and of course my coach and sweetie @devinjanzen
Working with babies is my favourite. Their brains are the most pliable. They are the most willing to accept you and learn from you. It’s friggen magic. This pic is from awhile ago, I outgrew the position of “groom” pretty quickly 😈
This little superstar just gave me 15 one tempi’s!!!!! #skipping #grandprixwannabe #flyingchanges #dressagehorse #dressagerider
What’s your horse’s “feed me” face? 🍽
“When the shoulders hang balanced and open, notice that the ends of the shoulder blades settle down against the ribs. On the other hand, if you round the back and bring the shoulder tips forward, the blades will stick out like wings. In doing this, the collar bones are brought together and for lack of room, push the ends that are hinged at the sternum. The sternum is taken down and ultimately put pressure on the lungs, diaphragm, liver and stomach.“ - Sally Swift .

The latter is the oh so common slouching. .

To rectify this, I took some bands and a bar and started learning bar muscle ups. Strength is for everyone. Get it at @maverick_strength 💪🏼
Can a gaited trail horse be trained to be a jumper? Apparently Gold thinks so. He and his brother cleared the paddock fence yesterday and went for a little adventure. #gaitedjumper #grandprixwannabe #neveradullmoment
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Sadly our competition got cancelled today, but Sam was awesome schooling at home! Really can’t wait to get him back out competing!! Thanks fir the vid @millthyme14
#wegotpapped #dressagehorse #dressagerider #grandprixwannabe #skipping #wewanttocompete #bloodyweather @bax_equine @chobham_rider @equiloveuk @peperharowhorseboxes @prosaddles
He gave me the craziest sleepy faces today, so many big snorts and heavy sighs! Day by day he is improving, and let me tell you, “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” <3
Training with Joyce 😍 #lovemyhorse #grandprixwannabe #prixstgeorge #zolino #dressage #dressagetraining #florencio #horsesofinstagram #dressagetrainer #prixstgeorgehorse
I’ve worked in a LOT of barns in my life, and it was always quite easy for me to fall in love with that ONE horse. I always picked horses with a little extra heart, a little extra personality and loved the shit out of them in any way I knew how. I know full well that if a human can connect with a horse like that, great things can happen (I’m thinking Hickstead level things tbh 🇨🇦).
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Lando was definitely one of those horses. When I left my last job Lando was heading to California in attempt to be sold and I knew I may never see him again. He was by far the best and nicest horse I’d ever ridden in my life and I knew we changed each other in a really big way. .

This video is him LICKING TEARS off my face on my last working day. Pretty self explanatory from there. I am a willing and humble servant of the horse for life. (vita)
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#horsepower #chipshappen #smallbutmighty #grandprixwannabe
“Meghan, where have you been?”
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I’ve been training CrossFit 4 days a week for over a month now. I’m addicted. I love lifting weights. The amount of revelations I’ve had regarding proper exercise and training horses is insane. Also, being a strong woman gives me this untapped, ferocious energy. .
When a rider has a physical ritual in order to develop their riding, they are working through the same range of motion demands as they would in the saddle without the impact. I see it as developing myself before I start developing horses. I’m driven by that attention to detail. .
If I’m putting myself through all this, what’s the end goal? Right now my end goal is being a 1.45m show jumping competitor. When I have to push myself to get a workout done, that’s where I picture myself. In the irons. .
It’s almost New Years! Will you be making any fitness resolutions in 2019?
🇬🇧 Hey! Another day spent in the stable and not outside in the paddock 🌧 Did some light dressage work with Jetske today. Tomorrow the dentist will check her teeth 😷 so she will have a day off 😴 Have a nice week everyone 💕
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🇧🇪 Hey allemaal! Door het slechte weer bleven de paardjes weer heel de dag op stal 🌧 Vanavond een beetje licht dressuurwerk gedaan met Jetske en morgen heeft ze een dagje vrij 😴 want de tandarts komt 😷 Veel succes deze week allemaal! Extra voor zij die aan de examens beginnen 💕
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Transformation Tuesday (thanks @Kat labutlerdressage for the idea!) We bought Sam for his canter, it is by far his best pace but these pics show just how much you can influence the trot with consistent training, time and patience! #transformationtuesday #hardworkpaysoff #grandprixwannabe #dressagehorse #patienceiskey
🇬🇧 Dressage horse in the making... Very proud of my little Jetske 💕 Our first indoor dressage competition went quite well today! Competing against real dressage horses 🙈 But we still managed to become 6th 😍 Hopefully it only gets better!
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🇧🇪 Dressuurpaard in wording? Onze eerste indoor dressuurwedstrijd, tussen ECHTE dressuurpaarden, verliep heel vertrouwd. Jetske was super flink in de L2 🥰 en met een paar rommeltjes in de proef toch een mooie 6e plaats behaald! Heel trots op hoe Jetske gegroeid is in de dressuur! Hopelijk wordt het vanaf nu enkel beter en beter 🍀 Hoe was jullie weekend? 👇🏼
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First attempt at @nagstorichesntr plaiting for a long mane. It looks pretty good for my first attempt given George’s mane is all over the shop and he is a recalcitrant subject! Will definitely have to try again once I have my NTR sculpting stick and gel spray. #dressage #hairstyles #plaits #grooming #dressagehorse #wannabedressagehorse #grandprixwannabe #thoroughbred #ottb #recycledracehorse #bayhorse #exracehorse #manegoals
Final lesson with my coach before Sunday’s debut comp and we made two wonderful breakthroughs. The first was a way of working through the resistance that he sometimes throws up during basic movements, usually when asked to leg yield or bend in corners. The second was cantering on the right leg. I know it sounds basic but baby steps... this is a horse that could not canter correctly - was unbalanced, would go on wrong leg every time or disunite and rush. #progressnotperfection #exracehorse #grandprixwannabe #wannabedressagehorse #biggirlscandoittoo #ottb #dressage #dressagehorse #horsesofinstagram #bayhorse
Not hard to deduce what we were working on this evening by the @Equilab app! Suppleness! George can be particularly stiff and is still learning to bend correctly, particularly on the right rein. So we worked on turns across the arena prepared with shoulder-fore, serpentines, short periods of straight lines interspersed with turns and circles, much to his disgruntlement. #grumpyhorse #wannabedressagehorse #progressnotperfection #exracehorse #grandprixwannabe #ottb #bayhorse #horsesofinstagram #recycledracehorse #thoroughbred #dressage #horse #rider #suppleness #equestrian
Headed to the Riverina Riding Club Inaugural Rally and Dressage Training Day. Our first outing together! George was a bit of a dude, there was a darn lot to look at: golfers in bright red shirts with carts, trotters on the track in the distance, but he was a good boy and took it all in his stride with little complaint. Rode our little Prep test a couple of times in preparation for the comp next weekend and had a chat to a few new faces. I’m very proud of him and hopefully he is just as chill next weekend! 🤞🐴❤️ Love the new @bareequestrian tights too! So comfy and cool to ride in. #wannabedressagehorse #progressnotperfection #exracehorse #grandprixwannabe #ottb #thoroughbred #tryingtoloseweight #biggirlscandoittoo #horsesofinstagram #bayhorse #horse #dressage #dressagehorse
🇬🇧 Are we ready for our first indoor dressage competition? Lately I feel like Jetske is really getting the hang of it. So I’m kind of hoping that our results will get better than during our last outdoor season. We shouldn’t get our hopes too high, but it’s so nice to win 🏅 now and then, right?
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🇧🇪 Zouden we nu helemaal klaar zijn voor L2 dressuur? Volgende week zondag rijden we onze eerste indoor dressuurwedstrijd in het L2! De laatste tijd krijg ik Jetske steeds meer voor elkaar, dus ik begin stiekem te hopen op wat betere resultaten deze winter 🤫 Tot dan focussen we ons dus weer even helemaal op dressuur 🦄 Hoopten jullie ook ooit stiekem op wat betere resultaten op wedstrijd? Op zich mag dit niet het doel zijn, maar het is toch ook gewoon leuk om eens in de prijzen 🏅 te rijden, niet? 👇🏼
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Absolutely too busy right now! George has had a week off as I’ve had to work nights for the week as well as teaching during the day. Should hopefully get a chance to get back into it tomorrow afternoon as we have a judges protocol day on Sunday and our very first Dressage outing together next weekend. ❤️🐴 #wannabedressagehorse #exracehorse #horsesofinstagram #progressnotperfection #grandprixwannabe #busy #dressage #horsequotes #ottb #recycledracehorse
He’s my whole heart. I love him so much. He makes me so humble.
Lesson today in the indoor arena with my coach. Despite there being cattle paraded by kids outside, George took the majority in his stride, he tested me a little and his internal ‘timer’ went off a couple of times, however performed a lovely soft and forward Prep test at the end. 😍👏 Got myself a cute @sweet_iron_co purple unicorn 🦄 shirt as well! It’s lovely to wear, I will definitely grab a few more. Need the blue bubblegum! #wannabedressagehorse #exracehorse #horsesofinstagram #grandprixwannabe #thoroughbred #danehill #dressage #dressagehorsesofinstagram #recycledracehorse #ottb #progressnotperfection #biggirlscandoittoo #tryingtoloseweight
A lesson with my coach today and George keeps on going from strength to strength. Baby steps (or leg yield steps in his case to build up his hind)... but this little #offthetrackthoroughbred has some serious ❤️and elevation when he understands what you are asking (politely of course). #horsesofinstagram #peeweebit #ippicoau #blueismyfavoritecolor #exracehorse #thoroughbred #softness #wannabedressagehorse #grandprixwannabe #bayhorse #projectpony #appreciationsinceritykindness #pushnotpull
Exciting news!! George and I are headed to Tanja Mitton’s 2 day Mindset and Riding Posture Clinic in Howlong at the end of next month. I bought her book ‘It Takes Two to Tango’ earlier in the year and love how it fits in with my own beliefs about training and coaching. I also think I personally need the confidence boost after sadly retiring Crafty due to injury (feeling like those years of hard work went down the drain), giving up jumping and starting a fresh journey with my mate George. #excited #keeplookingforward #horsesofinstagram #thoroughbred #equestrian #equestriancoach #dreams #dressage #grandprixwannabe #dressagehorsesofinstagram #exracehorse #recycledracehorse
When butt scratches are life!!! 😆#warmblood #horsesofinstagram #foal #foalsofinstagram #rebel #sulleysincontention #grandprixwannabe #futuresuperstar #futuredressagehorse #yearling #irishsporthorse
No one needs a “perfect horse”, they just need a horse perfect for them. Lapua is that horse for me. He makes me smile ear to ear just looking at him. His kindness makes me physically giddy. His mood swings are humbling (and eerily familiar ha ha ha...). I just love him so so much ... and also the scritch marks on his bum! #ilovemyhorse #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #naturalhorses #progresspic #thoroughbred #ottb #exracehorse #thoroughbredthursday #ottbofig
“Mobilize the ‘jow’” 🤓

I learned this watching footage from riding French master Philippe Karl. I love infusing my training with different schools of thought. Whatever best suits my lovely horse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if anyone watching is willing to do this before a ride... it will make a difference I can’t even really describe. For me, teaching Lapua how to respond to the bit sans reins primes the brachiocephalicus muscle, hyoid bone and other intricacies of the head, neck and shoulders for increased mobility and suppleness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀
Lapua in particular is a seven year old two year old (barely trained, super unfocused mentally) so I also opt for a clicker to reinforce this stretchy way of being because it will make riding ten times better #wholehorse #philippekarl #mobility #horsetraining #redheadsofig #hockeycoat #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #klassischedressur #theschoolofaids #horsesofcanada #exracehorse #bayhorse #leichtanderhand
Met het zonnetje op onze bol vandaag weer fijn gereden. #mooiweervandaag #lolmetdeknol #grandprixwannabe
I’d adventure to the end of the earth with this guy ♥️ Who else loves this vantage point? #trailridingbuddy #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #pferd #horsesofcanada #offthetrackthoroughbred #autumn #blissedout #latergram #hackingout #exracehorsesofinstagram
Not the best progress pic (will get better ones), but the top one was today and the bottom one was 3 weeks ago, prior to @precision_equine #musclemaxbar and intensive muscle repair pack, as well as starting in-hand work and a small number of rides. You can see a bit more tissue over the croup in particular... imagine how he might change if life didn’t get in the road all the time!!! 🙄 #wannabedressagehorse #grandprixwannabe #danehill #exracehorse #horsesofinstagram #thoroughbred
Slechte foto en Jetske die liefst gewoon naar haar weide gaat en wil eten... Maar wel genomen na onze dressuurles van vandaag waarin Jetske heerlijk liep! Spijt dat ik daar geen foto van heb 😉 Ondanks dat de piste nog steeds redelijk slecht lag door alle regen, liep ze lekker door haar lichaam vandaag en hebben we weer het appuyeren en travers kunnen oefenen 😍 Yes she can! Geweldig paardje met nog zo veel in haar mars 🦄
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#badlighting #fingeronlens #photographershadow #dressage #dressuur #grandprixwannabe #showjumping #springen #instahorse #horsebackriding #horseofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #horse #horses #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #paard #paarden #paardenmeisje #paardenpraat #paardrijden #passievoorpaarden #paardrijdenmetplezier #diamondjetske
“High heels? I spend all my time trying to keep my heels down!” 💗
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Dressuurles bij de rijvereniging gisteren ging weer heerlijk! We are back 😉 Jammer dat er geen dressuurwedstrijden meer zijn tot november 🤭 Wel lekker veel tijd om te trainen. En binnenkort ga ik natuurlijk wel eventing rijden, dus moeten we ook daar een goede dressuurproef rijden. Heb voor de cross trouwens enkele nieuwe spullen besteld, zag jij het al in m’n verhaal?
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#love #trust #teamwork #practicemakesperfect #dressage #dressuur #grandprixwannabe #showjumping #springen #instahorse #horsebackriding #horseofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #horse #horses #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #paard #paarden #paardenmeisje #paardenpraat #paardrijden #passievoorpaarden #paardrijdenmetplezier #diamondjetske
Redden wat er te redden viel uit het filmpje van de individuele dressuur 😂 Op enkele onderdelen kregen we al mooie punten, maar jammer genoeg ook enkele slechtere op de meer gespannen onderdelen. Gelukkig zit er over het algemeen een mooie groei op, zeker in vergelijking met vorig jaar! Vanavond lekker verder trainen, hopelijk zonder manken, koliek of eender welke andere tegenslag 🤞🏻We zijn weer vertrokken ❤️
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#love #trust #teamwork #practicemakesperfect #dressage #dressuur #grandprixwannabe #showjumping #springen #instahorse #horsebackriding #horseofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #horse #horses #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #paard #paarden #paardenmeisje #paardenpraat #paardrijden #passievoorpaarden #paardrijdenmetplezier #diamondjetske
My perfect boy Lapua saying hi to Sully the other day #stablerelationship #geldingsonlyclub #horsesofcanada #equestrianforlife #offthetrackthoroughbred #grandprixwannabe
Glimmende Gisje 😁 #kwpn #kwpnhorse #kwpnofinstagram #kwpnmare #horse #horseofinstagram #longeren #stallozeman #putten #knapstepaard #dressagehorse #grandprixwannabe
I had a really tough lesson today :/ Po was being kinda a brat 😤 in the corners & stuff like that, he was so bad but once he saw the jump he was fine ???? It’s also so crazy that he makes these 3’0”/3’3” ish jumps feel small 🤩 love him even tho he was being a brat 😝
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#equine #equestrian #riding #horse #horsesofinstagram #bay #bayhorse #jumping #showjumping #showjumper #jumper #ridinglesson #eq #grandprixwannabe
Hope everyone gets to kiss and hug their horses today ♥️ #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #pferd #ilovemyhorse #equinelove #geldinghorse
Dancing with my best friend! #skipping #flyingchanges #grandprixwannabe @bax_equine @chobham_rider @equiloveuk @peperharowhorseboxes @prosaddles
@motherofstallions talked recently about how amazing it is to relinquish any expectations of the horse to create calmness and connection... I truly felt that. Its crazy to think that Pal and I seemed to have only made it to the lake once this summer! #horsemanship #wholehorse #baythoroughbred #harmony #equestrianlife #artofhorsemanship #losgelassenheit #fun #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #bighorsepower #cheval #pferd #chevaux #naturalequine
🔊 Here’s what your horse can’t telling you: he can’t lift his withers!
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In this video I’m dragging a hoofpick along Lapua’s stomach and in response, he lifts and expands the T1-T5 vertebrae. If you put a saddle that doesn’t fit (HORSE OR RIDER) on this brilliant piece of bio mechanical engineering, lameness ensues. It’s also really neat to see that once the wither gains mobility the neck is able to extend like crazy 🤓 #fitiseverything #horsesofinstagram #sporthorse #thoroughbred #baybae #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #lovethishorse #twohearts #mobility #horseworld #equinesportstherapy
~~ Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go ~~
Gisteren en vandaag heerlijk dressuur geoefend met knappe Jetske! Super trots over wat we al kunnen en zelfzeker voor onze toekomst samen ❤️
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#love #trust #teamwork #practicemakesperfect #dressage #dressuur #grandprixwannabe #showjumping #springen #instahorse #horsebackriding #horseofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #horse #horses #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #paard #paarden #paardenmeisje #paardenpraat #paardrijden #passievoorpaarden #paardrijdenmetplezier #diamondjetske
Proof Lapua and I are just out for hacks and snacks #grandprixwannabe #offthetrackthoroughbred #sporthorse #potd #equine #gelding #beautifulbritishcolumbia🇨🇦
Grand Prix today at 2pm! #thunderbirdshowpark #longines #grandprix #equestrianstyle #equestrian #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #horsetagram #twohearts #grandprixwannabe #oneday PC @norawoo
I’m probably the only person that can groom her horse’s face for 10 minutes and adore every second (he does too) #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #geldingsofig #horseaddict #equestrians
Believe me when I say it is SO dry where Lapua and I live! #geldingsofinstagram #chevaux #offthetrackthoroughbred #grandprixwannabe #bayhorse
GOOD MONDAY MOOOORNING and welcome to all my new followers!! I’m so excited to share my journey training Lapua with you. These days, though, I’m not up to much with this horse (just sharing the occasional beer), because the forest fires in my area have created an insufferable, ashy smoke. I don’t have any scheduled commitments currently so we have all of the time to train in the fall. Lapua really enjoys time in the field with friends anyway; he can graze and amble around on his holiday until the skies clear! 🌥 Wake me up when September ends🎶... or something!
#stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #exracehorse #offthetrackthoroughbred #redhead #ilovemyhorse #twohearts
How many of y’all in the 1.40m #grandprix wanna burn the wall jump at Thunderbird? 🧐🧐🧐 #showjumping #jumpingproblems #sporthorse #thunderbirdshowpark #grandprixwannabe #equestrians #instahorse
Vanavond mijn nieuwe proef nog even heel goed oefenen en morgen voor het eerst L2 dressuur rijden 😍 Mijn resultaten zullen dan wel even terugvallen, maar ik kijk er toch erg naar uit. Hopelijk kunnen we het beste van onszelf geven 💪🏼 Jammer genoeg moeten we wel heel vroeg opstaan 😂 😴 De video van vorige wedstrijd staat op youtube, link in bio 😉
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Team 😍 Ik kan niet gelukkiger zijn met een paard dat zo hard voor mij werkt! .
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Rehabbing an injured horse doesn’t have to be boring. We opted for a short hike and some free hydrotherapy 🤷🏼‍♀️ He’s such a bold and noble horse, this was his first time in the water!! #fithorses #horsesofcanada #equineaffaire #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe
Thoroughbreds are especially profound about how they handle fear. It’s very unlikely for a thoroughbred to let on how scared they really are, making them the most noble, reliable breed out there imo (if one knows how to handle it) #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #equinelifestyle #forestpic #horsesofig #chevaux #exracehorsesofinstagram
There’s a disproportionate amount of misinformation about essential oils and specifically their use around horses that I’d like to clear up:

Doctors or veterinarians may not recognize the benefit of essential oils and that does not mean they are “bad” practitioners. It also doesn’t necessarily imply that there aren’t therapeutic grade essential oils on the market; people just need to be savvy on where to find them.
I use various oils on Lapua (to his benefit) that are exclusively doTERRA. I choose this brand because I know the quality is very high. The doTERRA team is made up in part by a series of chemists, PhD doctors and other experienced professionals to gather clinical and scientific research about their oils. Every batch of oils is tested for quality, purity and potency. To me, that distinction in brand matters. Oils are an excellent supplementary health routine (*as in it does not replace traditional methods nor does it necessarily cure diseases*). Lower grade oils are already found in toothpaste, hair products, gum and more. “Low grade” implies the oils were poorly sourced or poorly distilled. Since plants, flowers, bark, leaves, rinds and roots need to be carefully steamed (distilled) in order to create singular or proprietary (mixed) oils, companies may modify or even forego methods just to make products 🗣🤑. Horses respond really well to oils and I encourage anyone interested to pursue an #essentialoilroutine 👀 #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #lunginghorse #equestrianvideo #holistichorsemanship #essentialoils101 #oilyhorses #oilyhorses
Dressuurles gehad in de 20-60m piste met witte hekjes 😍 Jetske zat wat vast op links, dus daar moeten we weer wat verder op werken... Maar als ik terugkijk: vorig jaar kon Jetske niet eens aan de teugel lopen en bokte ze in elke dressuurproef. Nu loopt ze gewoon lekker een L1 proefje rond en kunnen we al wat spelen met zijgangen. Ik ben dus super trots op haar ❤️ Hopelijk kunnen we alleen maar meer groeien samen!
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I have yet to see the type of horse rider that is tenacious and unwilling to take no for an answer when it came to establishing a competitive career.
I’m talking about the likes of Eric Lamaze and Kent Farrington. They rode as a form of salary as inexperienced kids. Anything and everything, they rode. UnFINISHED horses. They were humbled students of the sport of show jumping before they garnered any real success.
I’m talking about the riders that work all day to ride all night. The ones that read textbooks, ask questions, learn, feel, bond with the horses. The ones that earn their boots being dirty. The girls that have been doing this for years and years without stopping in pursuit of improvement, excellence, and full fledged love for the horse. The working students I had as coworkers at a tiny barn in Ottawa are the only die hard badasses I have seen so far. The ones that just want it SO badly and work to get professional recognition. Where are the rest? Cuz giiiiirl I’d love to meet you 😽 #grandprixwannabe #horsesofcanada #offthetrackthoroughbred #equinephotography #bayhorse #showjumper #twohearts #ilovemyhorse
So proud of himself! #gobowie #goodboy #onetempis #grandprixwannabe #dressage #lusitano #allheart #love #bananas #bowie @interagrolusitanos #interagrolusitanos
What a wonderful post by @essentiallypua! We are so grateful for the kind words and look forward to assisting you with your saddle fit needs! ☺ Read the full post below! ・・・
Fit is everything, because the alternatives can be dangerous and harmful. Horses ridden in ill-fitting saddles can stumble, flip over on their rider (from bucking or falling due to loss of sensation in the limbs or shoulder muscles), and have poor behaviour.
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I plan to put Lapua in a @schleese saddle because they are the only saddle makers dedicated to ending back pain in horses. They do this through educating their clients, tailoring their gorgeous saddles to both men AND women and posting content online to genuinely help horse people learn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It took me several months, a lot of books, #bodywork and scouring biology references online (a few of Master Saddler Jochen Shleese’s videos, in fact) to get my late night “aha!” epiphany.

I watched old footage of Lapua again from his time in California. I realized the former owner rode Lapua in a saddle FAR too long, crossing over the lumbar spine and interfering with its function. This created a great deal of friction and activity in what should be the least active part of his spine. This chronic back pain exacerbated a common inclination to throw his weight on the forehand. The long term result is clear to me: a torn ligament in the pelvis (“#jumpersbump”). Aha!!! It explained the foot resting, immobility in the shoulder, sway back and general dullness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As you can see in the picture, one side of the hip has muscles that are supple, even and round. The other has muscles that are atrophied, jagged and uneven. (Comment below, tell me if the LEFT or RIGHT is atrophied!) Since the pelvis is asymmetrical, the stifle becomes subluxated and continues on in disfunction. The stifle is not the cause, only a symptom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I will choose #schleesesaddlery for my horse because #fitiseverything #horsetagram #anatomy #horseanatomy101 #saddlefit #grandprixwannabe #ilovemyhorse #pferd #equinesportstherapy #horselife
This is the face he makes after I put @doterra Deep Blue on him 😩❤️! Would anyone like to see an #essentialoilroutine video from Pal and me? Leave a like or comment! #equinesportstherapy #holistichorses #equineaffaire #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #offthetrackthoroughbred #adorable #summernightsdream #oilyhorses
Time to learn the Grand Prix stuff, sassy Dragonheart. #howtotrainyourdragon #dragonsofinstagram #grandprixwannabe #hessen #horsesofinstagram #tampabay #unicorn #givingithisall #love #bffs #foreverlove #sassy
So obviously you guys know Lapua by now... but I’ve had quite a few DMs address me as him, so let’s clear it up... my name is Meghan and I’m Lapua’s trainer. I’m 25, and together we live in Nelson, British Columbia🇨🇦. Lapua was imported over 2,000km to me last February from California.
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When I’m not with my horse, I’m working at a physiotherapy office as a receptionist. I also like watching hockey, reading books and playing with my cats. And, as with most eq accounts, my boyfriend is secretly my camera man...
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I grew up with horses, so being on a pony is my first memory. Working extensively on my dad’s cow farm guaranteed a place for me to keep a horse (or 3) as a kid. I started working professionally with horses at the age of 14, galloping racehorses at the track and hot walking after races. In the last 11 years I’ve worked at dozens of different facilities, including reining, eventing, dressage and jumping barns. I was the jack of all trades: rider, stall cleaner, groom, working student, trainer, bodywork practitioner, I drove trucks/trailers, operated tractors and bob cats, you name it!! I supplemented this labour with a 2 year bodywork course where I learned the horses’ biology, mechanics and proper management.
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My rookie year as an FEI #grandprix groom in 2016 finished with me grooming at the Spruce Meadows Masters, which was an outrageous opportunity for a farmer’s daughter. It was a joyous achievement to have a red access lanyard (barn security badge). I am completely captivated by the grand prix scene for the horses it cultivates; 1.60m jumping horses trained and fitted properly are one of the most stunning things to witness. It’s assuredly the sport I adore most and pine to be a part of always.

My goal with Lapua in an ideal world would be to achieve that same caliber of athleticism without gimmicks or tactics. In time he will be developed to jump... once he is ready. I hold firm beliefs about proper horsemanship and respect and I hope I share that in a way you guys can continue to enjoy!! #grandprixwannabe #horsesofcanada #stablerelationship #equestrianofinstagram #geldingofinstagram #equineaffaire #cheveaux
“Do you hear that? That’s the tractor for night feed, right?” #horsefriends #bayandagray #horsesofig #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #equestrians #offthetrackthoroughbred #hungryhorses
Fun in the sun with super Sam today 😁

We followed this with a nice walk round the fields to cool off and a lovely cool shower.
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Lapua’s summer off is treating him well (he also gets tons of treats because look at that adorable face) #ottb #offthetrackthoroughbred #horseworld #equineaccount #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe
Summer lovin’☀️ #summertime #horsephotograph #thoroughbred #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #equestriansofig #friyay
Rehabbing an injured horse has been the most curious journey. My biggest asset is time (sigh). The gratification has been so limited, but whenever I am gifted with subtle results my heart bursts! Here’s Lap learning for the first time in his seven years on earth that neck extension is OKAY and ENCOURAGED.
It’s tough to master that balance so we take it day by day. As he learns that, the fascia that connects between the shoulder and the hind leg will start to supple, and he will begin to track up beautifully. Have I told you guys I love my horse lately?? 😂 Cos I love him soooo much #offthetrackthoroughbred #ottb #horsetrainingnaturally #lunging #horse #gelding #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #bayhorse
The horse’s back consists of three equal parts: the shoulder, the back and the hind leg.
When the three components function as separate entities the horses do not thrive as athletes; break down is inevitable.
Horses drop their backs from the saddle pinching in the shoulder or back, from heavy hands, fluffy half pads (combined with tight breastplates), lack of impulsion, previous recollection (habit) and just from being a young horse. Horses that are undisciplined and strung out also don’t have proper integrity in the back to literally keep them together.
The hind leg MUST drive forward to bridge the spine to the neck in perfect balance. There is no other goal as a successful trainer #facts #horsebiology #grandprixwannabe #horsetraining #movement #horsebackriding #equestrian
Raise a hand if you can relate 🙋🏽‍♀️ Lapua is scared of goats but whinnies to cows mooing, go figure!!! #spookyhorse #scarygoats #horsesofinsta #ilovemyhorse #offthetrackthoroughbred #stablerelationship #grandprixwannabe #scaredycat
Lapua has two starts under his belt. He did not challenge his opponents, meaning the trainers did not compel him to care or understand his job. (I look at those two grossly different sized hind feet and wonder a bunch more, too...) Looks friggen stellar, still, right!? #thoroughbred #ottb #racehorse #bayhorse #racing #sporthorse #grandprixwannabe #stablerelationship #pferdmepost #chevaux

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