.. are submissions closed or do you use the 'ask' to submit? :$ love your blog :)
Thank you so much! :) You can submit either through the ask box-which is always open-or you can make your own confession with a picture and words and put it into the submissions box. :) So feel free to ask away/submit away!
I know that my parents will never be able to afford a pony for me, like that anon said. But I still really want to take riding lessons or at least ride. Is there any way I can ride for free?
Hi, anon! There are ways that you can ride for a small cost or even for free. Find a local trail riding stable or lesson stable and contact them to see if they need help mucking stalls or grooming horses. It helps if you already know your way around a barn and horse. See if they’ll let you clean stalls, tack or groom horses in exchange for a riding lesson or a trail ride. Good luck!
OTTB are just as good as any other horse, no matter how much it costs. I have 2 OTTB's and they are amazing. I hate when people say they arent as good as other horses. How would they know! it annoys the hell out of me. It doesnt matter how much it costs its what you do with your horse and the connection you have that matters. just saying.
Amen to that, anon! I actually get a lot of messages like this that I don’t publish-ones about certain types of horses not being as ‘good’ as others. OTTBs are awesome! :)
Sorry, but your OTTB will NEVER beat my 50,000 dollar warmblood show-jumper. It's just never going to happen.
I’m sorry, but I won’t publish this confession. I think it’s offensive to people who put a lot of hard work into training their OTTBs. One of my horses-who is the sweetest and most hard-working horse I’ve ever known-is an OTTB rescue. I’ve known OTTB who have beat fancy expensive horses at shows. Sure, a 50,000 dollar horse is usually a ‘made’ horse, an easier horse to show and win on. But OTTBs are just as amazing, both in the show ring and outside it.
Hey, in response to the person who fell off and is afraid to get back on: It's okay to be nervous but if you don't get back on, you will always stay afraid. Just face your fears and you will be fine. Seven years ago, I had a horrible riding accident that landed me in the hospital. But after I healed, my mom forced me back on my horse even though I was pretty scared. Now, I show in Dressage so it was a good thing. Just get back on!