Mr. Versatile

We have such a super fun fall coming up!

As you all know, we just came off of Jumper Championships where Francis was the most adorably wonderful amazing packer pony in the whole universe. He was Jumper Man Extraordinaire.


So now that we’ve gotten him fully legged up into Jumper Mode, we’re switching the game on him!

We have one last show of the season coming up at the end of September. Our options were to do the High division (though points wouldn’t count towards anything since finals are over), try some higher classes (eh the courses get harder throughout the season, so now is a tough time to try that), or do something totally different. We went with the last option.

Francis will play Eq Pony for me! We’ll even do several flat classes *GASP*. I’m so excited to see what he looks like braided and all eq-y. I haven’t done anything besides jumpers in a couple years now, and Frankie has only done the jumpers with me- it’ll be interesting to see if we can transition a bit.


We just want to go out there and have fun trying something a little different. We always have a blast going to compete together, I have no doubt Frankie will be a superstar eq horse for me too. The tough part will be for me to actually ride well instead of clinging to my horse like a barnacle #noaddedvalue.

But wait, there’s more!

We’re FINALLY going XC schooling in October! I’ve been looking forward to this since I brought Frankie home. I’m not planning on doing anything intimidating because we all know I’m a ring princess, but I know Francis is going to have a total blast out there. If it’s half as much fun as when I took Addy out, it’ll be one to remember.

Big Man can show me the ropes of XC (this is Frankie with his previous trainer!)

I think we’ll then wrap up our season with one of the local shows, where we’ll do the pleasure classes. You thought I was joking. I am not. I would really like to go toodle around with my pony and enjoy a low-pressure outing.

Honestly I think toodling around on a loose rein will be his favorite show yet

There you have in. In the space of just a few months, I will be taking my 1.15m High Adult JumperPony into the equitation ring, out on the cross country field, and bopping around the pleasure division.

Biggest pats for Best Pony who so happily carts my butt around everywhere I point him. I can’t wait to share our adventures with you all ❤

20 thoughts on “Mr. Versatile

  1. SprinklerBandits 09/06/2017 / 10:17 am

    Haha I love doing all the things. What a cool horse you have. 🙂


    • hellomylivia 09/06/2017 / 3:09 pm

      I just wanna do ALL the things with Francis 🙂 He’s too fun!


  2. Holly 09/06/2017 / 10:19 am

    Ahh love all these. So much. Can’t WAIT for you to go XC school!


  3. Stacie Seidman 09/06/2017 / 1:49 pm

    Sounds like SO MUCH FUN! You’ll do just fine in the eq. It’s exactly the same as the jumpers, just a little slower and neater.
    I’ve been joking about pulling Rio out of retirement to be a pleasure show horse. I know he’d love it. But I’m pretty sure they’re supposed to be sound for that. Small wrench in the plan!


    • hellomylivia 09/06/2017 / 3:11 pm

      I’m so excited to return to my eq roots! It’s only been 10-15 years since I’ve done it….It’ll make for some great blog fodder at the very least 😛
      Aww Rio would be the best pleasure pony. He’s the best everything pony.


  4. Boss Mare Eventing 09/08/2017 / 2:17 pm

    Versatility is the most under rated training tool too, enjoy it all!!


    • hellomylivia 09/11/2017 / 8:18 am

      So much fun! I’m just glad he seems happy to give it all a try 😉


  5. Karley 09/27/2017 / 6:24 am

    Woo hoo!! Can’t wait to see you guys do Eq stuff!


    • Karley 09/27/2017 / 6:26 am

      And yes I agree… do it all is totally a lost training – not be perfect at everything but well rounded and willing to try is awesome!

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