May 28, 2015

Nora and Ellen schooling


I know Nora jumped over her front end a bit (she currently has more talent than experience), and I roached my back, but I wanted your opinion. Thanks!

Penny Brenan clinc

This is a video of a clinic with Penny Brenan that I attended last week and had a blast! We worked on an eq type course, so I wanted your opinion as well :)

Unfortunately my jumper mare was injured before the clinic, so I pulled out my large pony and did the 2’6 division. My saddle is borrowed, which is why it doesn’t fit.  Thanks!

Nora schooling 5’6 wide oxer

This is my 7yo Zangersheide mare and me schooling a 5’6 wide oxer today. I know square oxers are preferred, but since it was get first time schooling a wide oxer I didn’t want to scare her.  I also roached my back on the landing, and that’s something I’m working on.  I’m super proud and love my Nora mare!

Unloved to unbelievable in 18 weeks!


I love my Nora mare!!

Nora schooling


I know I don’t look great, I was sick today and just couldn’t get a hold of my equitation. I’ll also raise my stirrups a hole next time. This is my new jumper, Nora! She’s still pretty green, but I’m very excited about her progress!

Nora’s improvement!

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I just had to share the improvement on Nora! I’ve owned her for almost exactly three months now, and am super excited to see how much better she’s looking! She has a better crest than the picture shows, but I couldn’t get her to hold still enough to get a good shot- here’s a more accurate picture of her head/neck (also taken today).



Hi Karen,
This is me and my green Zangersheide mare, Nora schooling on the flat. We’re jumpers, but are  working on our dressage to improve the courses and overall quality of our rides. Nora was not taught a proper connection with her previous owners (I’ve had her for four months), and is used to pulling on the end of a martingale, so our biggest struggle is to get her to accept contact, lower her poll, and lengthen her neck. How is that coming? Does her outline look correct for her level of training? Mom caught me right as I was leaning down to scratch her withers, so please over look the fact that I’m so far forward. I also hope you can forgive the bad quality of the photo- iPhone camera!

Thank you for your help!

Oasis Z-Nora!

Hi Mrs Carol! Here is a photo of Nora in action! I am so blessed to have her :)




I’ve had my Zangersheide mare Nora, for three months now, and I want to show off our improvement! I wish the sun were out so you could see how shiny she is- you can practically see a reflection in her coat :)

Butterfly bit?

I was looking through a bit website and found a “Butterfly Clip Bit” and was very curious how you would use is, and what it does? 41090-88-kk-ultra-butterfly_1