Weekend Wrap Up: Savannah Pt 2

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Friday was just the beginning of the adventures. On Saturday we got up bright and early again and and loaded up to head to Bluffton, SC.Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 11.32.36 PM

HOLY WOW about the facilities at Longfield Stables in Palmetto Bluff. If anyone feels like they want to move to SC and have a ridiculous amount of money to spend each month in board check it out…imagesMPB-Architecture-Longfield-Stables-Main-Barn-Exterior-800x532

Unfortunately I was destined to forget something and didn’t bring my vests for schooling. Beka to the rescue again!

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observing our future swim site
I started off the schooling adventure by WTC around and letting Annie see everything. She was a super star like usual and didn’t even bat an eye at the new surroundings. I was even more surprised given the fact that she was a lone ranger our there. IMG_8883 IMG_8917 IMG_8921 IMG_8930IMG_9003 IMG_9029 IMG_9031 IMG_9053 IMG_9094 IMG_9155 IMG_9174Schooling small logs was a great start. Initially Annie didn’t want to get into the water. It would have been way easier if I had a guide horse but I am really happy that we were able to work out her not wanting to get in.

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I personally am not a big fan of down banks. Luckily the schooling field had banks of varying sizes so I was able to get Annie comfortable with the question.
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I need to get my position back ๐Ÿ™
Going up was no problem for Nanners and before I knew it she was flying up and off the banks like an old pro.
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Once we schooled most of the fences that were of reasonable height we strung a few things together. Annie dominated all of the things and is seriously coming into her own.IMG_9328

Please embrace Beka’s mad documentation skills below where you can see quality video and hear her camera going wild in the background!

Last but not least how Annie and I ended up swimming with an alligator… Becuase we were going to the beach the next day I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have Annie walk a few steps into the lake/pond on the way back… Apparently  I asked for one step too many because one second we were happily in shallow water and the next we were both swimming. After recovering from the shock of it I couldn’t help but laugh!  

Next stop Starter at Maydaze next weekend! Do you guys have competitions coming up? How many schools do you like to get in prior to an event? Or a move up?

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35 Comments

  1. What an awesome, awesome little mare you have!! I can’t believe how level headed she is for being so young!! You are so lucky!! Go, Annie, go!!

  2. She’s the coolest. Siggy sometimes takes more persuasion than that to jump “scary” things like ditches and banks… and he’s run prelim/is 7 years old. Maybe some of her awesomeness will rub off on him next weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Looks like so much fun! You and Annie look great. You are much braver than me when it comes to down banks.

  4. oh man, she looks so happy out there – definitely right at home with the ditches banks and water! and that swimming picture is solid gold lol. looks like you guys are def ready for her eventing debut!

    personally i don’t school a ton – maybe a couple times before the start of the season, and then only as needed. monthly events typically keep the mare on top of her game. when i do school, it’s usually with something specific in mind: like a move up, or to focus on a specific question, like jumps related to the water, for example

  5. Oh my gosh!!!! That last pic is everything! What a fun partnership you girls are developing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. She’s so adorable! I love the picture of you guys accidentally swimming at the end- and kudos to you for being able to laugh it off!

  7. I’m so late catching up, but I couldn’t keep reading without commenting on how amazeballs you both look. How shiny is Annie?! โ™กโ™กโ™ก