March 2017, Okategoriserade, Travel

Trying horses

The horse I tried in Danmark was super sweet, well educated, healthy, the price and the results were good.

But still, he was not what I need for the moment. Even if everything is good on paper, the feeling must be there! And you must fit together!

When I try a horse I always remember that the horse is a individual, and should not be used for play. After just a couple of jumps I felt it was not the horse for me, so I jumped off him. Even though he jumped super with his normal rider I was not going to keep testing and using the horse for my own pleasure when I felt he was not the one!

Here you can see a video of us, I did not try a lot, that is why the video is short!


This brings me to another situation that accrued to me and Ice Tea a couple of weeks ago.

Somebody came to try Duc, but I quickly saw it was not a good match and I would NEVER sell any of my friends to somebody if I am not 100% sure it will be a super combination. Anyway, I saw that Ice Tea could fit, so I told them about Ice, I showed them films from competitions with me and Ice Tea! I told them EVERYTHING I knew about Ice Tea, good and bad things. Also his results

And I told them the price! They barged 10 000 of the price without even trying him, and I said okey, and we somehow agreed. I at least told them I was not going to sell him for less than what we talked about before trying.

He try’s Ice, and Ice does such a good job! He jumps super, and the guy is happy! They like each other!

He jumps a lot and a lot high with him also. I did not think I should stop it, we had agreed on a price and they even said before doing a even higher round that they wanted to test him somewhere else the week after and if he behaved well and did not spook they would buy him! (He also needed to do a vet check, that’s normal) So I was like, yeah.. okey one more round higher. And again Ice was THE ICE MACHINE!! Look how he fights!!!




Clearing the double



The tryouts went super, you can see it! The horse was amazing!

But even after all this jumping and Ice Tea being a good boy, they suddenly wanted to discuss the price, and made me several bad propositions.

We ended up with saying no to it all. I am not saying anything bad about the people, nut I wish this situation would have played out differently.

And it brings me to the next thing, why try horses if you have no serious intention to buy them?

A Norwegian girl Karianne Christoffersen wrote a blog post about it that I liked, on her blog:

The horse who has a loving owner prefers to be ridden by the owner and the groom, not just tried for fun like a car. And a horse on a sales stable is living there to find the perfect home, not just to be ridden around for fun by random people who want to test their own and the horse’s skills.

Also, be real and have compassion, a horse can be destroyed if it has to many different people trying it. If you for example jump high with a horse you are trying, you don’t know the horse and the horse does not know you. If you then make an error in judgement, or make a mistake, or you and the horse misunderstand each other, you can end up hurting the horse and yourself, not only physically but also mentally. A lot of people who are looking to buy a horse want to test the maximum the horse can jump, and then they want to test the same on the next horse and the next horse. When do they make a choice?

If you liked the first horse you tried, and he jumped good with you, you both were confident and you jumped high, why did you not buy him? Was he difficult to shoe? In that case, you already knew the horse was difficult to shoe, and that you don’t want to buy a horse that is difficult to shoe, so what was the point to try the horse? And jump high with it?

Also lets say a seller want 20 000 euro for her horse, you have 15 000 euro, so you don’t say anything that you have 5000 to little and you try the horse anyway. You like the horse and make a offer for 15 000 euro. But the seller is disappointed, you knew the price before you tried, the tryouts went super and you offer 5000 to little. On what grounds? That the horse did something wrong? NO, it was your economy. This is not right, so please if you are in a situation like this, say to the seller first, I like your horse, can I please try it for 15 000 euro. Then you are being fair. You can also say if you decide to sell your horse cheaper I would love to try him

If you are a beginner that is looking to buy your first horse, I strongly suggest that you take help from a qualified person who wish you the best. Also think, you are not going to try to find flaws with the horse, you need to find a horse you can learn on. If the horse is doing something wrong, it is most likely that you are giving confusing signals. Or just the fact that the horse is not the horse for you, he is not educated enough to understand, or has a temperament that is not good for the job you need him to do.

The more I learn, the more I understand how little I know!

Just be humble for the horse and the owner, for many people it can be hard for them to sell a horse. I even know jockeys on big sales stable who gets attached to the sales horses, and they off course becomes sad if you treat the horse bad or speak bad about it during the tryouts.

I am sure none of you who reads this would think it was fun if I showed up at your barn and tried your horses a lot just for fun, and because I wanted to train myself on your horse.

These are my thoughts about buying and trying. What are your thoughts?


March 2017, Okategoriserade, Travel

Not as planed

The horse trying did not go as planed, but I tell you all about it tomorrow!

Here is a film from when I jumped with Classica and Esta!

I was never the competiton rider of Classica, but she was ridden by top riders, Philippe Lejeune, Pius Schwizer, Abdel Said and Trevor Coyle! She did her last competiton when Trevor’s girlfriend Alex Grove, they did also good together!

Here is Classica and Abdel

March 2017, Okategoriserade, Travel


Here is Classica La Silla former Grand Prix horse, and her friends 

Classica is coverd with the legend Indoctro and is excpecting a baby foal the 29 of May, actually on my birthday 🎂

Classica is by Chapultepec, and here is a picture of Classica and Abdel Said in Global Champions Tour, they were AMAZING together⭐

Now Classica has a quiet life on Svend’s farm in Danmark, and you can clearly see that it is not long now before the foal comes! Still she looked quite sharp I think! You know some mares gets REALLY BIG

Classical box at Svend’s farm!

Stable and fields

Carrot time with Friends 💖

She is so beautiful

Now me and Svend are eating before I am going to try the horse 😃

Nachos at Jensen Bøffhus of course

March 2017, Okategoriserade, Travel

Brussels and breakfast 

The drive to Geneva airport went so good, I found a car to “hang on” to that knew where the speeding cameras was, so he was driving fast, and just before the boxes he hit the brakes! So I just followed him! Made it to Geneva before schedule and had a 40 min nap😴in the car, sooo good!

Borrowed Francois suitcase because I wanted to bring some stuff to Danmark, and do a little shopping when I am there!

Geneva – Brussels – Billund is he flight plan, while waiting for my next plane:

Of course I’m eating breakfast at Starbucks! And at the same time watching Heartland! Such a feel good series!!

Will post some pictures later from Danmark and the horses!

Have a great Monday

March 2017, Okategoriserade, Travel

03.30 and I’m awake 

 Going to Danmark over the day to try a horse, visit Classica, Svend and Trine! My routin for this early flights is that I always put my clothes ready the day before, so when I wake up in the middle of the night I can just jump in them😉, saves me time!

Even the car is pre loaded with snacks, so it is easy to stay awake on the drive to the airport!

Well I’m off! I’ll check in many times today and keep you guys updated how it is going 😃 perhaps a new horse will come to Suisse

March 2017, Okategoriserade

Testing bits

Ice Tea is a horse that really really loves to jump!

He is big and very powerful and wants to run the show with me on his back a little like he thinks it should be done! And this is my fault, I have to be consequent and make sure when we are riding he always must listen to what I say. When we reach a agreement about that, it will be awesome 😃⭐

Today I warmed up with a 3 pice gag with two reins, riding mostly in the snaffle!

When we started to jump we removed the snaffle rain so I only rode in the gag!

It felt quite good, but when I saw the film after words, I saw that I really must keep him munch more together, specially in front of the jumps.. take a look, a picture tells more than 1000 words

Her I think I am about to “loose” him

Here he is “free”, made himself long and are ready to fly of


Hold on to the Ice❄️🍹Tea express we fly no matter what 😉

Now I am going to 😴

March 2017, Okategoriserade

Cinnamon buns 😋

Had to be at the doctor all the way in Geneva this morning at 08.15, so I surprised Francois with some cinnamon buns for breakfast!

Although it is normally one hour ++ from home to Geneva, I had to count in the morning traffic and leave early! Geneva is one of my favorite towns, so elegant, and build around the beautiful lake Geneva😍 sun is coming out and I think it will be a beautiful day

Still a bit chili in the morning so it is totally okey to wear socks in my espadrilles 😉

Yes I went in my riding clothes, are going straight to the horses when I am done, and check it out! I still look cool, according to me anyway

Marching up my outfit

I don’t have a bracelet from C, but this one from Gucci is beautiful and I think it makes a nice combination with the stones on the sweater 

Finishing up my frappochino and heading to the 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴

Francois is going to train me today, I check in later with a update 😃 I also wanted to continue on your request about my equipment 🙋

March 2017, Okategoriserade

Short one! 

Hi guys, today was a busy day for me, could only ride in the afternoon, at least my accessoriesing was on fleek 💁

When I finally got to the stable I did some flat work with Ice, finished his training session with jumping the gymnastic line a couple of times! I made some mistakes, but like Francois said, training are to get better😃 so I just concentrated more on what I had to do, to make it clear in the line, and only that!

Don’t concentrate on what you did wrong, then you are highly likely to repeat the same mistake over again, think only on what you have to do😉🍀

Forest riding was on the shedual for the rest of the guys🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴

Posing with Alf and Ice! Look the beautiful color they get in the sunset ☀️😍

Getting up crazy early tomorrow morning so this is a short post!

One of my dear readers asked me what brand the removable sheep skin for the girt was, and here comes the answer:

Bought it online!

Tomorrow we are going to train on jumping a “dog leg” line!

Have a good night everybody 😴

March 2017, Okategoriserade

Rest of the day!

Got my nails done, always putting a F and a ❤, makes me happy when I look at it, and makes Francois happy when he sees it😍 I get pink with glitter every time lately, everybody else takes like mat some kind of neutral color, seems to be what’s hot right now! But me🙋, I am not like everyone else 😉

And went shopping for some new running shoes, choice fell on (as always) Asics Gel Kayano, perfect for how my foot is build and the way I run ⛹️‍♀️

Went for a cardio session up the mouintain! 800 calories!!- the route I take burns

Saw these guys on the way, looks like they are making a baby 🤔

Favorite pause place

Since Skin and Duc went to Dalchenhof to get new Air Max shoes, I went back to the stable for some rug changing, and “back on track putting”

Me holding Ice and Duc while Skin opens the trailer

My horses wears cooling rugs after work, now in a transition face before summer breakers out for real they have fleece rugs with these thin sweat rugs over, mostly to keep the fleece in its place! Check out the look on 🐴Alf’i

All set for the night

After that home and for me I made 🌮taco for dinner, and for Francois❤ I made fish and asparagus in mango sauce 😃

Day not finished jet, = GYM TIME

Don’t worry, I loose the jacket before I start! Just really admire this jacket🎀

Wanted to tell you about something very strange today at jumping with Alf, but have so much other things to attend to now, and I forgot to take some bit pictures, so I’ll do that tomorrow!

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