AGE: 22 y/o ROLE: Rider, co-owner, manager of broodmares RELATIONS: Sister of Hera Walker FAVORITE HORSE: -
PERSONALITY: Regina is the co-owner of the stable. She comes of as a little over-emotional sometimes, but she is a sweet woman with stone-hard nerves. She is only 22 y/o, but ready for anything. She got really good humor, but can also be a little dramatic, but always with the thought of humor in her head. She is really athletic and does a lot to keep in good shape. And she is of course an equestrian.
PERSONALITY: Erica rides the horses one an everyday basis, and is a good Equestrian. She is 27 y/o, and a pretty experienced jockey too. Good thing is that she isn't a competitive dressage-rider as she is quite a perfectionist. Often we find her in the forest, just taking a ride on one of the thoroughbreds as she loves the outdoors. But she is a little special. You can't quite call her insane, but she has some diagnoses, and is a little neurotic too. Nothing too bad, but we have to take stuff into account with her, as she has some quirks we have to work around.
PERSONALITY: This equestrian is Smile Rogers! She is 35 y/o, but haven't been a jockey for all too long, as she learns more from the other jockeys. Smile has been a competitive dressage-rider for a very long time, and the transition to jockey has not been easy a all. But she helps to re-school retired racers at our stable, and are pretty good at it, as she knows both aspects of the horse's training: dressage and racing. She is quite hot-headed, but never let her temper effect the horse she is riding. But she presses her horses to the max, as she is quite ambitious and wanna win (never pressure them 'too much' though). As a person she is quite flirty and friendly. She loves people, and that's very clear, when you meet her. She likes music too, and is quite virtuos.
This is the new horse at the stable that I have talked about earlier, but never got pictures of. But well here he is! He is a mix of a Knabstrup and a Draft horse (I don't know which breed yet) and he is sooo cute! He is not that heavy, but definitely not light either. He will, hopefully, be competing in Cross Country and such, when his rider gets here. There will be pictures of his rider's other horse soon, I hope!
Oh! And please help me find a name for this gelding! <3
(In the last post I was so focused on getting a name for the Draft Cross that I totally forgot to introduce any riders or other horses than my heartbeat horse. Which is a big mistake as I LOVE to tell stories and talk about my horses, so here we go!)
It was a pretty grey day when Hera got into the stables to collect her heartbeat Lucky (his full name is Kilborn's Lucky Charms though, thanks for helping me!). The Draft Cross wasn't hard to catch at the pasture, he never is, and was lead to the stable. The grey sky above started to break in cracks, as Hera whispered to Lucky: "Hey heartbeat. We are gonna try something new today, k?"
She stroked the bridge of his nose, as he nuzzled her with his muzzle and whinnied just as thunder was rumbling above them. That made Hera smile, but then frown. She didn't wanna ride in rainy weather at all, as it always became to damn cold! But she tried to act like she didn't care, while brushing the soft, thick fur of the gelding.
Then she went to the tackroom to find something. A 'something' that she had bought just yesterday at the local tack shop called 'Tack Me Inspired'. When she came out, Lucky lifted his head to look at her and the bridle she presented to him. It was a bitless bridle called a hackamore. She had bought it, because she had noticed with what passion the gelding hated all bits.
She pat his head, and let him snift the bridle. And he really did snift it, even tried to taste it, but Hera stopped him with a laugh: "Boy! You can't eat that!"
She then gently put on the bridle, which made Lucky smack his lips and closing his eyes expecting the cold bit. Then he shook his head and looked at her in surprise. He liked it! She was sure of it. Now she just had to figure out, if he could be ridden with it. Out they got, and there was, to Hera's surprise and happiness, no more rain. Only grey skies and that was okay.
When she had mounted him, she slowly leaned forward to give him a neck-hug. He just looked back at her, and smacked his lips again.
"Hey!" Someone yelled at her, and something move on her left side. She turend around and looked into the eyes of her boyfriend. She hadn't even noticed he was there. Why had he been riding around at the arena in the rain? Guess he was just strange. He trotted towards her on Ivory, his Saddlebred stallion, and waved at her with a grin. "Hey Liam." She answered him and smiled, while petting Lucky's neck. "Hi babe." He was grinning at her, then turned the tall, dainty stallion to the left and started moving to sideways on him. Then he pat the stallion and smiled at her. "What's that?" Hera asked with her head tilt to the side. "I am trying to teach him how to move sideways and doing leg yelding." He started while stopping Ivory just in front of her. "But he seems to be more willing to move his butt than his front, so that's kind of a new challenge." He then explained. "How so?" She asked, head tilting to the other side. "Most horses has taken a liking to move the front the most, but this guy moves his butt first in a leg yelding. God knows why." He rolls his eyes and brushes his hand over Ivory's coat, before burying his finger in the not-so-thick fur. "Oh." She just said, while starting to move Lucky around.
Somehow today turned into Cordeo-Day. It began with me forgetting Angel's halter, when I went to the pasture to get her. Started like this: Late in the evening Hera went out to get Angel from the pasture. She is currently our only mare, and find herself to be sometimes a little lonely, which is why we added my heartbeat Lucky to her pasture as he is a gelding.
So she went there like she always does. So when she got to the pasture and had caught the mare, she looks at her free hand and only found a rope. Huh. She thought. Where is the halter? She looked around the pasture, with her eyes only, while holding onto Angel's nose with the other hand.
When she didn't find it, she just threw the rope around the neck of the mare, and led her out of the pasture.
In the stable she was met by Malfoy, one of the stallions at the stable, in the open stall with no idea to why he was there. She bound the mare to the hook at the grooming place and startet brushing the mare, while eyeing Malfoy suspiciously.
"Hey!" Someone said and soon after Erica came to the part of the stable where Hera was.
"Hi Erica. You know why Malfoy is in the open stall right now?" She asked while nodding towards the stallion.
"Yeah, I put him in there when I took Jones to the stable, so he wouldn't have to be alone out there. And I could feed him before riding Jones." She answered and then looked to the door, before looking at Hera again. "Imma go now. I need to go to the bathroom and Smile is out there holding onto Jones, while I'm in here, so I have to be quick."
Erica waved goodbye, and Hera answered it with her own wave, before going back to Angel's grooming. When she was done, she fed the mare and went outside with her for a walk in the forrest. But on her way out she saw something she didn't expect.
"Erica? What are you doing?" Hera called out to the purple-haired woman.
"I'm riding with cordeo!" She laughed her reply out, and pat the neck of the stallion.
Heras eyebrow shot to her forhead, while she watched Erica ride the stallion with so little help. She had never tried cordeo herself, only a few times for taking horses in from the pasture, if she had forgotten the halter, so she had no idea how to use it. She then stood still and pulled out her phone.
"Take a photo!" Erica yelled to her, before Hera snapped a picture and smiled at her.
This day is nice. She thought to herself, while walking toward the forrest with the mare. Maybe she should try out the cordeo herself one day...