#EventerProblems Vol. 239, Presented by Haygain: Chin Up, Buttercup

#EventerProblems emerged as an opportunity for comradere, because let’s be frank — this sport is tough. It can be tough physically and emotionally, but this week I wanted to take a moment to remind you that we’re all in this together. So whatever #EventerProblems you’re dealing with at the moment, don’t ever forget to keep that chin up and kick on.

Go eventing.

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After my dad laughed very hard about the fact that despite having ridden nearly my whole life, going up the levels in pony club, and being in my mid-thirties, I now manage to compete in the “Senior Beginner Novice Rider” division, @horseleycoxley and I have decided to officially rename it “Extreme Level 11 Sponsored by Mountain Dew.” Being an adult amateur is tough, and we think this name more accurately captures the long and treacherous journey to successfully compete at this level. Who’s with us?! 🆘🔥🌪⛔️☄️💥⚡️🚧 Was very pleased with George this weekend in the Extreme Level 11 division, he put down a slightly tense but solid dressage test, had one silly rail, and was super confident xc – we ended on a respectable score of 37.5. Almost feeing ready to move up to “Electric Guitar Riff 🎸” (named by @horseleycoxley , traditionally known as Senior Novice Rider). Love that we can do this with the most fun team @skyline_ranch including @judi_martin @horseleycoxley and @greygardner! #adultamateur #adultammystrong #eventerproblems #eventing #goeventing #ottb #thoroughbred #eventingishard

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We are officially moved in!! 🥰 In slightly less chipper news, Scarlett is getting IRAP therapy next week. The vet came to check up on her yesterday and she flexed up quite lame in the hocks and left stifle. It doesn’t come to us as a surprise though since we injected her hocks with steroids a few years back so it was inevitable that she needs them again. On the bright side, the vet said she’s looking great and her calmed behavior is indicative that her tummy is feeling so much better! ☺️ . #HeelsDownHeartLifted 💚🧡 . 📸 @isaaclauphoto . . . . . . . #redheadscarlett #chestnutmare #chestnut #mare #ottb #horsesofinstagram #ottbsofinstagram #thoroughbred #thoroughbredsofinstagram #equestrian #equestrianlife #equine #dressage #eventingnation #eventerproblems #horsebackriding #instahorse #jumping #horse #horses #equestrianphotography #equestriansofinstagram #equestrianstyle #eventing #northcarolina #hillsboroughnc

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I am grateful that the animals and humans are okay and that the damage at the barn is mostly to one building, trees, some fencing, and no electricity. But other barns in my community are not so lucky. It's completely devastating to see their pictures. Roofs ripped off, buildings flattened, silos gone, trees ripped from the ground by their roots or broken in half. Metal pieces cut through the ground like it was soft butter. Corn fields laying completely flat. Trailers and semis knocked over. Houses crushed by trees. Iowa is pulling itself back together and helping each other out. It's what we do. #iowastrong #iowa #iowalife #derecho2020 . . . . . #stormdamage #eventerlife #eventersofinstagram #eventerproblems #iowaproblems

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Am I right? #eventerproblems #equestrian

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