Do you have any tips on correcting duck feet? it looks terrible over jumps, my toe points completely outwards so my whole leg turns out too. It looks horrible
I do the same thing as a result of weak knees, it's painful to turn them in but if yours isn't an issue like that I'd just recommend trying to grab with your calf rather than your heel and make a conscious effort to turn your toes in without pinching with your knee. They don't need to be perfectly straight forward because that's ridiculous but if you constantly remind yourself it should form a habit. If it is due to joint pain then physio and corrective exercises are your friend
Holy crap Shelby milo is looking absolutely fantastic 😍 I wish you all the best with your bridleless goals with him! You guys will smash it 👊KB Equestrian
Thank you so much! I hope so! Even if we don't, though, at least we tried haha. He'll be able to do it one day, for sure, I'm positive. He's coming along so nicely, I really wanna get him out off property again soon. Hopefully going to a clinic next week!
Is milos head small for his body?
No, it ties into his neck nicely and is very typey. He just doesn't have a big, blocky head like some horses. Which I am thankful for because I find those hella unattractive personally
I do IEA and I have two different trainers. One tells me I should half seat in between jumps while the other tells me to stay in a full seat. Do you know which one is correct? I personally prefer to half seat and use different seats when necessary but I want to do what the judge likes for shows.
It really comes down to preference and how much support the horse needs but if you're going to half seat, it's best to full seat a few strides away from the jump just for more support prior to actually jumping then half seat the remainder of the time
What is learned helplessness
You see it a lot in animal training with animals who've been trained via flooding which essentially puts them in a position where they're unable to escape a fearful or unpleasant stimulus and just give up fighting. It results in a sense of powerlessness and teaches them that they're just better to give up and take it. So while it produces the result that people want (ignoring the stimulus) it is a really shitty thing to do to a flight animal.
literally cant get over the picture of you jumping milo tackless like omg😍😍
Thank you so much, he is so fab!
Do you pay attention to the material your clothes are made of?
Yes, I only wear materials soaked in the tears of my enemies.
What's your favourite saddle pad ?
I really like my ecogold pads but for colour combination reasons I'm also quite fond of my shedrow and horze pads
Yes please spam me so i can take breaks in between doing homework hahha (i'm the worst)
Is Mr. Archie a flaxen chestnut?Cam
Yeah with his summer coat he also gets a lot darker, almost livery. His tail isn't really flaxen tho which is weird haha just his mane
Should I do my fact sheet for my Equine behaviour class on weaving (just vote the left photo) or wood chewing(right photo)
could i dm you about a lunging issue i have with my horse?
Sure! Just give me a bit to answer it because I am attempting to be a responsible adult and do homework hhaha
would you recommend a rescue or ottb as a first horse
Depends on how experienced the rider is, both will likely require a significant amount of retraining so the rider would either need to be willing to pay for full training or have enough experience to do it themselves
If your biggest concern is how often some random person online is posting, you might need a hobby😂Cam
RIGHT? Like if they're genuinely concerned and want to make sure the person is ok that's one thing but being a dick and trying to say that they aren't putting enough time into their horses is so off side
how many lessons a month should a beginner, intermediate and novice riders take?
I don't think that there's really a set amount, just what your budget allows. Obviously beginners should be taking more but it really depends on whether or not they own horses and how much support the individual rider needs
i agree. so many people expect social media influencers like you and jill to revolve around social media. i feel like its so unfair. you guys share so much with us and dont get enough credit for it. i love both of yall, but i also except that you guess are real people with real life problems.mary grace wieland
Thank you so much! And yeah it's so true, things come up in life and things change. Actual life takes precedence over social media and no one needs to tell their followers what's going on or why they're posting less and so on. There's a reason why I seldom even say what my boyfriends name is on social media and it's because people are nosy and would want to go and stalk him😂
my trainer is so funny she's always talking about how much she loves your instagram and youtube because she finds you to be such an amazing equestrian (which is true!!) she loves milo and is just so impressed with what you have done with him just thought i would tell you that!
Ah thank you so much to you and your trainer! That is so cool that she watches my videos and stuff and so sweet that she says things like that!
okay anons jill has a LIFE outside of social media. seriously like yes she has a boyfriend but that doesn't mean she has forgotten about insta. she still posts everyday and updates us constantly. she is A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. she has other priorities over insta as hard as it might be to understandmary grace wieland
She doesn't even need an excuse to choose not to post as much though. Even if she were doing nothing, she doesn't have to share anything if she doesn't feel like it. People who involve themselves too much in the lives of others like that anon are the ones who make people want to move further away from being as active or open on social media
jill is slacking on everything now that she has a bf :(
I really doubt that, people can dedicate their attention to more than one thing. It doesn't have to be an ultimatum of "horses or a boyfriend" like she can enjoy a relationship and her horses. It also isn't her responsibility to be available on social media as much as she may have been before if she gets busier.
Honestly Shelby you can barely get milo over the jumps at shows with a bridle on, let alone without one haha good luck
Oh my god, fuck you. That's why we're training for it and getting him used to being off property more. He's been improving a lot. This was going to be something I was going to do as a fundraiser for mental health and the BCSPCA, but dick bags like you apparently have to try to ruin something positive. I hope your parents one day see your atrocious attitude and see for real the brat they raised so they can correct it. Be someone your family would be proud of because they certainly wouldn't love to be raising a child that wastes their time on social media trying to ruin someone's day. Idk what you mean about barely being able to get him over fences though since last show I never did a warm up round in our class and he jumped everything. I guess when you choose to surround yourself with negativity, that's all you see, though. Hope your life gets better and you stop being such a garbage human because I was planning on doing something nice and positive but if people like you have that sort of attitude towards something that is nothing but positive, what even is the fucking point? Stop being a jealous jerk face. I'm working with a difficult horse, doing so with soft methods and working on my own to pay for it all. What are you doing?
i'm looking to get a new show helmet any recommendations? that dont make ur head look big
You have to try them on and see what you think they look like because different people seem to feel that different brands look bad on them when they can totally work on others. I like Samshield and Charles Owen, personally
What is the biggest challenge you are facing right now?
Paying off student loans and finding the motivation to keep going to school as my debt increases. If your parents pay your tuition, don't take it for granted.
Why does milo need a half pad? Thought the saddle was fitted to him? Archie needs more padding than milo does lol
Omg how can I pay you for your saddle fitting services online?!? You seem to know much more about their needs than I do or the other professionals who work with them do! He has been seen by a fitter which is why he uses a THIN LINE for shock absorption. Archie is filling out and I double pad him or use a thicker pad but he's much broader through the shoulders (which you of course know since you're the expert) so the saddle fit on him isn't awful but I'm not going to buy him a new saddle or an expensive half pad when he's going to be a completely different shape in a few months.
I highly suggest you also give saddle fit advice to the professionals like Beezie Madden, Eric Lamaze and all of those who also use half pads with their fully custom saddles. I'm sure they'd LOVE your expertise!