September’s 10 Questions

Here are my answers to L’s most recent 10 questions.


  1. Is there something you don’t like about your riding? My main annoyance is how much I always look like I’m slouching. If my shoulders aren’t perfect it looks bad since my upper body is normal sized and my legs are very very long.
  2. Does your horse buck? Under saddle P has never offered any kind of buck or rear in all of our years together. Stampede usually only bucks when a horse fly is on his butt or if he is angry that I hit him with a crop during the winter indoors. Stampede is much more prone to rearing though, although they are really just little rear hops. Usually happens when he is scared of something and I won’t let him run away.
  3. Is your horse head shy? Neither horse is head shy, although P does have an ear his is scared of me clipping. He was obviously ear twitched before I owned him and again while he was away from me because he got over it while I owned him the first time.
  4. Favorite barn chore to do? I like feeding the horses just because I love the peacefulness when they are all chewing away on hay and the barn is quiet.
  5. How many times do you ride a week? Every day, so 7 to 8 times.
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  7. Who is your favorite pro rider?  Beezie Madden
  8. If one pro rider could train you for one day who would it be? I’d probably go for a pro rider who is involved in hunters. Someone who could help me get the best out of my horse for the show ring.
  9. Favorite Facial Marking? I love when there is a lot of white. P has a striking wide blaze but I love Stampede’s long heart shaped marking as well. My first horse had a blaze as well, probably 2/3rds of the width of P’s.
  10. Leg Markings or No Leg Markings? White on the legs of course! I actually like Stampede’s short socks because they are easier to keep clean, but P is beautiful when he’s all clean.
  11. Ever broken anything falling off? Arm very badly when I was young (both bones in my forearm and at elbow which required surgery), then both parts of my collar-bone with Stampede and the sink hole back in 2007 which required two surgeries to fix. You can read about my collar-bone injury in the about Stampede section.


  1. emma

    nice! i’m with you on #1 too – my torso is disproportionate to the rest of my body and i’m a slouch monster lol. love all of P’s white too

  2. L. Williams

    I have decided to throw in the towel on figuring out my proportions lol

  3. heartofhope10

    I get so frustrated at my slouch too! I cannot seem to get rid of it!

    1. stampyandthebrain

      I’ve been considering riding in a corset and a shoulders back. Would at least be entertaining.


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