Happy Monday, Eventing Nation, and welcome to the most torturous month of the year, No Stirrup November! Are your thighs partaking in this year’s festivities?
Today was the first day of #NoStirrupNovember and I’m already crying. #eventerproblems — Ronnie Hodgkinson (@ronnieeeh) November 2, 2015
When you realize it’s no stirrup November #eventerproblems #help #equestrianprobs pic.twitter.com/Mp077fvnzP
— McKenna Oxenden (@mack_oxenden) November 2, 2015
Brave souls. If you too are among the few, the proud, the sore, don’t suffer alone! Stand up and be counted: Snap a photo depicting your pain and post it to social with the tag #NoStirrupNovember. Here are a few bazillion more reader submitted #EventerProblems:
“She’s going to be brave for you at the big jumps, so you need to be brave for her when she thinks she hears aliens.” ————————————— Here’s a #FailFriday to start the weekend off… That moment when your horse goes from having a lovely Dressage warmup to losing all of her cookies right before you have to enter the ring at Area Champs (this lasted for 10 minutes… There’s unfortunately no video of our obnoxious piaffing and passaging). After literally walking around the ring waiting for the judge to ring the bell, we somehow managed to keep it together enough to pull a 36 (I did not ask for any lengthenings for fear of my life). Gotta love those redheads. #EventerProblems #goeventing A video posted by Taylor (@taylordawn_13) on
I mean it’s cool… I just bathed him yesterday that’s all. #thegreylife #eventerproblems #ottb #nobelleamerican #greyhorseproblems #whyyyyyyy A photo posted by Sarah Johns (@sjblondie) on
Wilbur: ‘This is how it’s suppose to be worn.’ Me: ‘Not even close dude.’ #ironhorse #notevenclose #eventerproblems A photo posted by A. Fix (@ajackfix) on
When your horse wants to sleep but you need to braid #compromise #eventerproblems A photo posted by Katherine (@knollls) on
Can’t figure out how to display a hodgepodge collection of rosettes, long championship ribbons, neck ribbons, and medals. I’m doing it wrong. #eventerproblems #firstworldproblems A photo posted by Nancy Toby (@nancytoby) on
Yes folks that says 26 degrees why am I at a horse show instead of skiing lol #eventerproblems #plantationfieldhorsetrials #plantationfieldinternational #eventing A photo posted by Katherine Weber (@kmweber73) on
Yes, I’m answering the door like this. I’m an #Eventer #eventersofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #horseworldproblems #shiteventerssay #eventerproblems #eventingnation @goeventing #halloween A photo posted by Hailey Norby (@pnw.eventing) on
Uh oh there’s a scarecrow passed out in the start box after last night’s Halloween party! #eventerproblems #hungoverscarecrow A photo posted by Teresa Martinoli (@horsesncats) on
Normal people would say they went to a party or trick or treating on Halloween. I, however, spent my Halloween with a different kind of horror – soaking an abscessed hoof. #horseworldproblems #equestrianproblems #equestrian #horse #painthorse #painthorsesofinstagram #eventerproblems #eventer #eventersofinstagram #dressage #showjumping #crosscountry #instahorse #horsetagram #horsesofinstagram #horses_of_instagram #eventing A photo posted by Marissa Brown (@painteventer1435) on
My grey, all this rain, the SC red clay… My childhood dreams have finally come true, I have a pink pony. #timetogopurple #EventerProblems — Eventing Fails (@eventingfails) October 29, 2015
“What’re you being for Halloween?” A working student 🙂 #EventerProblems
— Syd (@Hagamannn) October 30, 2015
When you wear your riding clothes to class so you can go straight to the barn after. #eventerproblems… https://t.co/4e5KkuAXAs — Morgan eberhardy (@meberhardy) October 30, 2015
Thank god for heated seats in my car, for my sore back on my commutes after an intense jump lesson last night #eventerproblems
— Jenna (@JennaNikki126) October 30, 2015
#EventerProblems waking up earlier for clinics than I do for school pic.twitter.com/JRTyIXLuJx — Bella Thomas (@overanoxer) October 31, 2015
If you missed them: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37.
What’s YOUR problem? Tweet it, Instagram it or share it on Facebook with the hashtag #EventerProblems for inclusion in the next edition of this series.