#EventerProblems Vol. 231, Presented by Haygain: We’re All Mad Here

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat. “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

How do we know y’all are mad? Because you’re here! Here’s your latest batch of #EventerProblems:

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Boing ➡️➡️ oops! . So, FYI I fell this weekend. I didn’t hit my head or anything I just kind of fell after this jump and knocked my front teeth out from clenching my jaw. The next time through we fared a little better (last slide), but I definitely still have to figure out my position for this kind of leaping situation? . I felt stupid at first but then I thought more about it. I’m not that experienced at this sport yet, and if my horse didn’t even get a scratch and my body feels fine, I’ll take a couple broken teeth… Courtenay of 10 years ago would be freaking the hell out right now, funny how age (and a healthy horse) changes your perspective on your appearance! . Big thank you to @athorn for finding my tooth in a haystack of gravel, @love.laugh.ride for tracking Bam down on his grand tour of the property, @audvan22 for reminding me that other than my little tumble we had a great lesson, our coach Sandra for helping me and Bam finish the day on a positive note, and my husband for the photographs! Obviously we are going as joe exotic and his first husband for Halloween this year. . #oops #failfriday #onatuesday #whynot #eventerproblems

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Day 2 of our eventing clinic Phrases that came out of my trainer's mouth today: "She needs to listen!" "She's a head case." "She's stupid bold." (Not a compliment 😂) . Positives: It was still a much improved cross country school from previous, and wasn't our worst ride. Lexi doesn't look at a thing, she jumped anything I pointed her at. Negatives: She doesn't LOOK at a thing, and steering/breaks are no longer necessary. Lexi somehow became a bonded pair with the mare next to her overnight. She was anxious, excited, and just uninterested in my opinion of how things should go. . . I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a tad disappointed in today's ride. I was hoping to have a relaxed mare so I could really jump some things and see what we could do, instead we had to go back to basics and walk up to jumps so she'd stop taking off with me. I got blisters on my fingers through my roeckl gloves. She was a tad strong. 😒 . . All that being said, I'm still pleased with her bravery, and my own courage. She is stupid brave. Stupid in the fact that she doesn't take into account her own self preservation while freight training around. 🤦 However, even with her wildness, I wasn't really nervous. Normally I get nervous jumping even small cross country fences, but today I trusted her to get us over. I only got nervous over a cabin jump, mainly because I was concerned I wouldn't have any control before/after it; but she was fine, and eventually I got her stopped. 😅 Oh, and we got one pretty picture out of it. Look at my position! Woot! #horseblog #horseblogger

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