Friday, September 13, 2013

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – A Princess Stereotype You Break



This week for the blog hop, let’s tackle this stigma.  Is there a way that you “break the mold” of the stereotypical hunter princess?

I don't have a $80,000 + made horse.

I have a nice horse who has taken lots of hard work, sweat and even tears.

He was less expensive then most (not "cheap" per say) and a hot mess of a stopper.

Hard work, a great trainer and determination on my part have paved the way for us. It hasn't been easy, especially after having a baby and there were defiantly times that I wasn't sure if I really wanted to do this. Now looking back I am SO thankful that I have stuck with it and we have a long way to go before Henry (and I) are A circuit ready, but we are a long way from where we started. :)







So what about you readers – what stereotype do you break in the “hunter princess” mold?  Every discipline has their stigmas too, whether it be dressage or western or even halter showing :)

 Joining the Blog Hop is really easy. Just write a post related to this topic, add your link on this post using the blue button, and click the link below to get the blog hop code on your site.

Don't forget to enter Hillary's contest :) http://www.equestrianathart.com/2013/08/contest-time-sore-no-more.html

20 comments:

  1. I personally think it's more fun bringing a horse along than buying one "ready made" as it were. So much more satisfaction throughout the whole process.

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    1. Yep.. just not the best move right after having a baby, c-section lol :)

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  2. You and Henry are a great team and all that hard work, sweat and tears are paying off in the great relationship you have!

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  3. I am so glad you stuck with it, I know it was hard, but you've both grown so far.

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    1. haha there were def days I wasn't having it!

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  4. It will be that much more rewarding when you reach your goal! I have competed in AA shows for many years and have NEVER paid $80K for a horse. You don't need to if you can bring one along!

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    1. Yeah my trainer can find the best greenies and then lots of hard work!! :)

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  5. Nothing feels as good as hardwork :P

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    1. true! in the moment it sucks at time tho haha!

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  6. You've done a fantastic job with Henry. All of your hard work has paid off, big time!

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  7. Your horse is fabulous and you should definitely be proud of the great work you've done with Henry.

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    1. Thanks! I would be nothing without my trainer!

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  8. I didn't realize Henry was a stopped when you got him! Kudos, my friend. He is a really lovely horse and it's evident that you've worked hard to get him there.

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    1. Yep! He stopped not because he was scared but because he was allowed to stop and check things out- um yeah thats not ok!

      It was a nasty habit but thankfully it's gone!

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    2. I should clarify, he was allowed to do that before I got him, not allow once he was mine :)

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  9. I think its a great thing to bring on your horse - way more satisfying.

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