#EventerProblems Vol. 240, Presented by Haygain: Horse Shows, as Told by A Former Cow Horse

Dane’s version of Saturday’s Beginner Novice 2 phase at Lynnleigh:-oh goody, you’re feeding me lunch early!-wait a…

Posted by Alex Sundberg on Monday, August 17, 2020

EN, meet Dane. He’s a former cow horse turned eventer. His partner in crime, Alex Sundberg, took him out for a spin at the Lynnleigh Farm Combined Test earlier this month, and Dane certainly had a lot to say of the whole ordeal! Alex recounts the experience in her hilarious retelling (in the post above).

My favorite takeaways:

“Oh Christ, I thought you said un-square halt”

“VICTORY LAP. Didn’t I just win? Oh, it’s because once I canter, I can’t stop. RHINO 🦄VICTORY LAP!!!”

“I’m just going wait here while you get situated after I very nearly dumped you. And I shall reflect that I did a nice slide stop. You said you wanted my haunches under me.”

Dane, welcome to the party! And thanks for leading off our latest batch of #EventerProblems:

Alex shows her stickability with Dane. Photo courtesy of Alex.

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Dressage shirt!!! Rep your passion😊

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