Three Ring Francis

The Big Guy had his field trip last week! He and one of our lovely junior riders went out and competed in all three rings: they did the 0.85m and 0.95m jumpers, the 3′ equitation classes, and the 3′ children’s hunter division. CHECK THE CUTENESS:

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A REAL LIFE TAIL BRAID
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Nah it’s cool I’m not crying or anything
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When did he learn to jump so cute?!

I’m not comfortable sharing pics of a minor without their/their parent’s consent and I’m too lazy to edit more emoji faces into the pictures, but rest assured that I have lots and lots of pics of the Frankfurter being adorable.

Apparently he had a few rails in the hunter classes, because natural fill is a real snoozefest. But the videos I saw were really lovely- she rode him beautifully, very steady and consistent. And the two of them got 3rd in one of their 0.95m jumper classes- this maaaay have actually been her first foray into the jumper ring. So happy that Frankie could share his awesomeness โค Trainer said he was “wonderful” so I’m just bursting with pride at that.

Also never fear, I got plenty of nap pics of him. He certainly wasn’t worked up that I wasn’t there.

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Screenshot from a video of one of the girls snuggin’ on him. Tough life, dude.

I felt a bit like a parent who had a kid away at summer camp- it was odd to not go to the barn at all after work. I don’t plan to make a habit of that, but it was nice to have a break to catch up on things!

And getting to catch up on things while Frankie got to go play with a talented rider, in some new rings, under the trusted supervision of my trainers? It doesn’t get much better.

I can’t wait to go out and love on my 3-ring creature! A break was nice, but I miss my giant four-legged buddy.

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17 thoughts on “Three Ring Francis

  1. martidoll123 08/14/2018 / 7:42 am

    omg he might be the cutest ever! what a good horse!! AWWWW love it he looks so good braided like too…he looks like that kid might steal him ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • hellomylivia 08/15/2018 / 7:35 am

      Haha I told her she’s welcome to him if she needs a mount- she’s one heck of a horsewoman, she took amazing care of him!

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  2. AMC 08/14/2018 / 8:12 am

    So cute! Occasionally I have visions of Juice taking someone around the hunger ring but heโ€™d need a lot of convincing to cut back on the sass. Haha

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    • hellomylivia 08/15/2018 / 7:36 am

      In the videos Frankie was a bit speedier than some of the other hunters haha. The kiddo did a really lovely job of balancing him back without making it super obvious

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  3. Emily 08/14/2018 / 8:27 am

    Oh he is SO CUTE. It’s so funny to see him all dolled up like a hunter. Love it.

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  4. Tracy 08/14/2018 / 8:44 am

    Go Frankie!! Heโ€™s truly amazing โ€” those amateur friendly three ring horses donโ€™t come around very often!! And very generous of you to share Frankie with someone โค๏ธ

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    • hellomylivia 08/15/2018 / 7:36 am

      It was such a win-win situation for all of us! With a unicorn like this, it seems silly not to share ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Stacie Seidman 08/14/2018 / 9:20 am

    He’s so perfect. Though I did giggle that he was knocking rails down in the hunters. Ha! Silly Frankie. Rio used to have rails if the jumps were too low also. These boys…

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    • hellomylivia 08/15/2018 / 7:37 am

      If we can convince him to stop knocking rails, I may be tempted to try some of the Adult or AO hunters with him! His trot is….interesting…but he’s got a nice canter and a nice jump now!

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  6. Avery 08/14/2018 / 9:32 am

    The greatest compliment in the world for people like us! Love this so much. He is the cutest!

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  7. Joy 08/14/2018 / 6:54 pm

    What a proud mama you must be! He looks soooo good! Gโ€™Boy!!

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  8. Bette 08/14/2018 / 11:10 pm

    What a cutie!!! I mean we all know how amazing Frankie is but he just entered a new level of amazing ness!!! Go 3 ring pony!!!

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  9. Liz 08/16/2018 / 8:07 am

    I love that he’s such a good boy he can go out with different riders and conquer all the things! โค

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  10. Rachel - For Want of a Horse 08/23/2018 / 11:30 am

    You have blinded by how shiny homeboy is in the 2nd picture! Lol. He is seriously a dream horse! Can we set up a video chat between him and Winifred so he can teach Win how to not gallop at all the fences?!?!? Seriously though he looks adorable!

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