Bear With Me!

I’m in the midst of a move right now (technically homeless for a few days, but a barn friend is graciously putting a roof over my head and feeding me wine, so it’s all good) meaning I don’t have access to my computer for a bit- I’m writing this on my phone right now. 

But my Upperville recap will be the first thing on the docket when I once again have a keyboard, never fear. 

Spoiler alert: it was AMAZING. No ribbons in a super competitive division of about 35 horses, but rounds that felt good, that I’m proud of. Frankie was the best he’s ever been (which is saying something, we all know he’s always great) and was absolutely worth his weight in gold. Sailed through our first 1.15m like it was nothing even with my ammy mistakes, and tried to pull me to jumps even when our courses were over. I know you’re all probably getting sick of reading this, but wow. This horse is so far beyond anything I could’ve hoped for in a million years, and I am so grateful to get the chance to go out and have fun with him. I may be biased, but pretty sure I have the best horse in the world. Love my Francis!!!

Ok I got a bit carried away, but here are a few pics to tide you over until I can put a real post together. 

Mother ran you past a distance to a 1.10m oxer? No problem for a FrancisBeast!
Somehow he always knows where the camera is…
Our first jump in the ring at Upperville, and he galloped right up like a champ
The traditional horse show nap. At least he knows how to relax.
This is the same horse that used to hang his legs and heave over a jump. Doesn’t look like the same horse, but it is.

Thank you so much Abby, Glendon, Manfriend, Manfriend’s Momma, and everyone else who snapped some great pics this weekend!

Can’t wait to share more details with y’all. 

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18 thoughts on “Bear With Me!

  1. Stacie Seidman 06/13/2017 / 2:26 pm

    Frankie is definitely up there on the best horse ever list. I mean, he’s not Rio… but he’s pretty close πŸ˜‰

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    • hellomylivia 06/13/2017 / 2:43 pm

      Knowing how amazing Rio is, I think a close second is pretty darn impressive πŸ˜‰

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  2. Liz 06/13/2017 / 2:55 pm

    He’s such a dream boat!

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  3. Abby F 06/15/2017 / 7:17 pm

    You guys were great!! Charlie and I were impressed πŸ˜‰

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    • hellomylivia 06/15/2017 / 7:33 pm

      It was so great to see you and Charlie!!! Can’t wait to see pics from Vermont, Frankie and I will be living vicariously through you πŸ™‚

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  4. carey 06/15/2017 / 8:50 pm

    Man, he really doesn’t want to touch those jumps, huh? I’m so happy for you and totally in love with Frankie!

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    • hellomylivia 06/15/2017 / 8:53 pm

      He’s recently developed a mild allergy to wood πŸ˜‰ I’m so proud of him and how far he’s come!!

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