Dressageland? Pffft. Hells no.

Henry and I have now been at the farm I’m barnsitting for since last Friday. It’s a small private barn with lovely Trakehners that the owner does dressage with. Her ring is super nice, a lovely long dressage court with rubber and sand footing.

I’ve had a couple nice dressage rides since we’ve been here, and hacked out in the fields a couple other days. But yesterday I decided we really wanted to jump. A quick perusal found a few standards but no jump cups or poles here in Dressageland. Then as I was out in the ring picking up the letters that the wind had knocked over, it suddenly hit me. Put a bunch of dressage letters together and what do you get?

No, not kvepf. You get a jump, people… you get a jump.

Poor long-suffering Henry has been with me long enough to not be even remotely phased by any of my bullshit or harebrained ideas, so naturally he didn’t bat an eye when I pointed him at it.

spare dressage letters also make good cell phone holders too, btw


I’m pretty sure Henry’s face says “How did I draw the short straw and end up with this dumb human?”

Every time I think I’m being clever about jumps or courses he’s like “whatever lady, you bore me. But I’m cute and I haven’t killed you yet, so give me cookies!”. Touchรจ, Henrypants… touchรจ.

This is what happens when you leave a crazy eventer alone at a dressage barn for a week. Next thing you know I’ll be dragging out the patio furniture. I’m kidding!ย Be reasonable, I can’t lift that stuff over the fence by myself.


29 thoughts on “Dressageland? Pffft. Hells no.

  1. I gotta hand it to you for creativity!
    Also, I’m fairly certain that you’ll finagle a way to get the patio furniture over the fence ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Omg. I love this. Just one change … move the letters so they are Blank, F, E, K, Blank. Because. It always makes me happy to spell out FEK! in the dressage ring, since I’m usually yelling that once a ride anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. haha i love it!! and can commiserate. we have jump equipment, sure, but i may or may not have recently walked past the spectators bench and thought – ‘hm, that’s about 2’7″… i should jump that for xc practice!’ lol


  4. I would love bring my pony when I farm sit! What a great idea. Most of the time I don’t even get to bring my pup though. He’s so handsome I just can’t get over that face of, “Psh, I can do it all.”


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