Cross country time! I was excited about the course, which looked fun but not too terribly challenging. And I was ready to channel my dressage frustration into giving Duke a good, positive ride. I had my helmet cam going, which is so fun to watch and relive. Sound on if you want to hear my … More Catalpa Corner HT: Cross Country
We had a really fun weekend at Catalpa Corner Horse Trials – a new venue for our crew! This was my move-up to Novice, and I was kind of worried about forgetting the Dressage test. We did Novice Test B. I went over it and over it in my mind, and finally decided the worst … More Catalpa Corner HT: Dressage
A.K.A. The good stuff! I had a moment before cross country to try and get to a more zen state of mind after the whirlwind of stadium. I literally closed my eyes and did some deep breathing while Duke wandered up toward the warmup. What a gem. We jumped a few solid warm up fences, felt … More Silverwood Summer HT: Cross Country
After dressage, we had a good chunk of time to walk cross country, clean tack, prep studs, and eat lunch. Or so I thought. Honestly it was like a black hole warped the space-time continuum or something because one moment I had like two hours to go and the next Trainer B was running down … More Silverwood Summer HT: Stadium
My first show of the season is in the books! The days leading up to the show were…not promising, weather-wise. We really did need the rain but, like, maybe not on the day of the show? Thankfully, it turned out just fine. We did get rained on a bit on Friday, and there was plenty … More Silverwood Summer HT: Dressage
I have been reminiscing about the summer lately as the snow has finally fallen here in Wisconsin. These are a few of my favorite photos from the Fox River Valley HT in June 2017. Like what you see? Follow @brassbit on Instagram!
The big day finally arrived! We had walked the course a couple of times the night before. I had run through it about 1 billion times in my mind. I walked it again in the morning. I was feeling confident in the plan and the jumps didn’t look scary at all. We’d jumped much bigger … More Sundance Farm H.T.: Cross Country Day!
First off, it was hot as the sun this weekend. Oh, you thought a late-September weekend in Wisconsin would be perfectly pleasant weather for horse trials? You, like me, were dead wrong. It was 95 degrees on Saturday, and they waived coats by like 8:02AM. I still wore mine for dressage because of tradition and … More Sundance Farm H.T. Recap: Dressage & Stadium
I finally heard it often enough: “I’d pay for these kinds of photos.” Cool, I thought. And so did a barn friend of mine. It started out as a joke. We should totally start a photography business. Laugh, sure, right. We should. Pause. Maybe we should. Should we? Could we? The answer is yes. We should, could and … More Big News: Introducing Brass Bit Photography