Trot The Fuck On

We're the girls who party hard, train harder and drink more vodka in a night than most people down in a year. Equestrian girls do it better.

Anonymous asked: Thank you so much, it has helped a lot! Well, i've been riding for about a month and i know you may think that its ridiculous for me to complain when i've been such little time riding but the thing is that i used to ride when i was 8-11 and i was pretty good. I couldn't afford classes anymore until now... But yeah, it makes me really embarrassed that i fall a lot. But yeah, thanks :) do you do any other exercises at home or anything? Like without a horse hahaha

I get quite a few anons help asks so I’m not sure if it was trot you wanted help with or if you asked about jumping position?

So I’ll go for both (:
Trot/general riding:
Each time you go up and down the stairs at home or stairs anywhere really I want you to do some calf raises and drops. Put the balls of your feet on the edge of the step and push your weight into your heels until you feel the muscle really working. Repeat a few times, this strengthens calf muscles and gets your ankles & muscle memory used to dropping weight into you heels which really helps your balance and prevents you gripping with the knee during any no stirrup work. Remember soft through the knee, hug the horsey with your lower leg. (:

Jumping I like to practise my jumping position on anything, I straddle barrels at the barn or exercise balls at home and practise going into position and it feels like you’re sat on a horse, without actually sitting on a horse wondering what on earth you’re up to (:

Anonymous asked: There's a petition going round to ban the use of bits in equestrian sports, whats your opinion on the matter?

Are you having a bloody laugh?

Ok. ok. ok.

Right. the ONLY way I or any rider infact can hurt a horses mouth with a bit is to be really harsh on the mouth and be a heavy handed rider. 

Lets take that same heavy handed rider and let them ride in a bitless bridle. oh. Look. The horse is still in pain because the rider is applying nasty amounts of force to the nose & poll instead of the mouth.

Rather than starting a shitty petition of ‘Ban bitted bridles’ why not Ban shitty heavy handed riders who think you get outline/frame from yarking and tugging at your horses mouth?

I’m sorry but I know a girl who rides bitless and the sores around her pony’s nose from her bridle is disgusting because all she does is tug and saw on the reins.

one horse is ridden in a double bridle (both a pelham & snaffle at the same time) or pelham bit, another one of my horses is ridden in a myler (rotatory jointed snaffle) the others are either in kimblewicks or French link snaffles. Guess what. They have much softer mouths than the other girls pony. That’s because I use my hand aid properly.

A kind rider in a pelham bit or double bridle is much much softer & kinder than a harsh rider in a bitless. 

why do people think taking the bit out makes the pain of a bad rider go away?

anyone who’s signed that petition needs to seriously question their riding ability and take lessons from a decent rider.

ending point; Bits are not cruel. Only a rider can be ‘Cruel’

To the absolute plonker who can’t tell the difference between a standard & miniature Shetland

solomon-9:

bridle-less:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

afterglovv:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

overdone-addictionss:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

iracebarrels:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

iracebarrels:

She has videos of her riding the poor pon pon. Wtf?

Are you aware Shetland ponies used to carry fully grown men down coal pits that were hundreds of miles long under ground?
I’m sure it’s not too bothered by her sitting on his/her back for a 15 second video, if it was trust me they are more than strong enough to throw you off…

Yeah because it looks sooo happy to be ridden. The pony looks about ready to throw her in the first picture.

Instagram videos can only be so long. With the number of bridled pictures I’m guessing this is a common thing for her to do.

It is more than strong enough to throw her off should it not approve of the situation.
Why not stop assuming people are “abusing” their ponies?

Like I said. They were bred as pit ponies in scottland where they carried fully grown men as far as 50 miles or even more long underground (like 12 miles down into the earth) in humid conditions.

I’m sure this pony is fine. Doesn’t look starved or covered in whip lashes to me.

A horse doesn’t have to be covered in whip lashes or starved to be mistreated or unhappy with a situation at hand. JUST SAYING

JUST SAYING
But it’s stood with it’s ears forward not giving a crap.

Lol. Ask if you could take it to a psychologist to see if it’s really unhappy or not.

Wuahaha get therapy sessions for it Incase it has some deep set trauma

Y’all are so freaking uptight, its like you literally scour the Internet looking for things to take issue with. Do you actually think that little kids are the ones training these ponies to be riding ponies or how do you think that works? The horse doesn’t look like he’s struggling and there’s no way she’d be comfortably riding him like that for extended periods of time. Calm the fack down. And you could’ve at least blurred her name out so the tumblr police don’t jump down her throat.

sorry but ponies that small aren’t supposed to be ridden. The ponies they did use in Scotland were typically over 10 hands were ridden. 8 hand ponies should NOT be ridden by anyone whose leg goes past the horses knee for god’s sake

Where they hell over ten hands. My family used to breed pit ponies for the mines.
A 10hh pony would have been no use down a coal shaft where you can hardly stand up straight yourself.

johnnyknoxvillessunglasses:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

bridle-less:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

afterglovv:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

overdone-addictionss:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

iracebarrels:

equestriangirlsdoitbetter:

iracebarrels:

She has videos of her riding the poor pon pon. Wtf?

Are you aware Shetland ponies used to carry fully grown men down coal pits that were hundreds of miles long under ground?
I’m sure it’s not too bothered by her sitting on his/her back for a 15 second video, if it was trust me they are more than strong enough to throw you off…

Yeah because it looks sooo happy to be ridden. The pony looks about ready to throw her in the first picture.

Instagram videos can only be so long. With the number of bridled pictures I’m guessing this is a common thing for her to do.

It is more than strong enough to throw her off should it not approve of the situation.
Why not stop assuming people are “abusing” their ponies?

Like I said. They were bred as pit ponies in scottland where they carried fully grown men as far as 50 miles or even more long underground (like 12 miles down into the earth) in humid conditions.

I’m sure this pony is fine. Doesn’t look starved or covered in whip lashes to me.

A horse doesn’t have to be covered in whip lashes or starved to be mistreated or unhappy with a situation at hand. JUST SAYING

JUST SAYING
But it’s stood with it’s ears forward not giving a crap.

Lol. Ask if you could take it to a psychologist to see if it’s really unhappy or not.

Wuahaha get therapy sessions for it Incase it has some deep set trauma

Y’all are so freaking uptight, its like you literally scour the Internet looking for things to take issue with. Do you actually think that little kids are the ones training these ponies to be riding ponies or how do you think that works? The horse doesn’t look like he’s struggling and there’s no way she’d be comfortably riding him like that for extended periods of time. Calm the fack down. And you could’ve at least blurred her name out so the tumblr police don’t jump down her throat.

^ Amen.

1. Whoever said that stupid thing about being covered in whiplashes is a ruhtard and should never comment on anything about horses.

2. Shetlands are tough. I still wouldn’t really ride one though. And don’t ride a fucking mini.

1 that person who “shouldn’t comment anything about horses actually breeds Shetland ponies & warmbloods…And probably knows a lot more about the breed than you do.

Please tell me again how this horse is “abused” as is suggested in the OP hash tags of #animalabuse #animalcruerly?

Let me reemphasise, sitting on a Shetland is not animal cruelty or animal abuse. Starving, neglecting or beating an animal is abuse. This pony shows no signs of neglect, no signs of starvation and no sign of being beaten.

OMG it has it’s ears midway back in a photo it must be so unhappy! Yes, how difficult is it to get a horses ears forward for a photo? We’ve all stood there rattling keys and throwing handfuls if dirt to get them to prick their ears.

Ps that’s not a miniature it’s a reasonably small standard Shetland.
Miniatures are much smaller.

Maybe it’s you who shouldn’t post about horses since you have no idea how to tell the difference between a standard and mini? You also clearly have no idea what they were bred for or how they carried fuly grown men (who weigh more than this girl) down coal mines in 130% humidity for over hundreds if miles. If that’s not enough some pit Shetlands (yes minis) never even surfaced from the mines until they ended their career somewhat years later as they had stalls under ground in this 130% humidity. (A sauna or steam room is 80% humidity so you work it out)

But since your clearly an expert on all things Shetland please feel free to tell me how this pony is suffering even though clearly the owner is sitting on it for a few photos. Like I did when I posted a photo of me on one of my Shetlands saying it was my new Prix at George dressage horse.