Nostalgia: From Grey to Bay Part II

So if you read the first part of this post, you’ll have seen the first of two stand out horses in my lifetime (so far).

This post is about the bay- Eva. Eva, who I dub Beaver is a Swedish Warmblood and stands at around 15.3hh, oh and she’s bay. She’s actually really weird in the beginning because she’s a mare, and I’ve never been one for mares. I’ve just always preferred geldings ie. Laddie and geldings have just always been front and foremost a lot better in my experience (excluding my little gymkhana whiz, Bramble). Then at the start of 2014 came along, Eva.

I remember my first time aboard the batty wagon. I’d been at a friend’s 18th the night before, rocked up to the yard having seen better days to find out there was a new horse and I was on it. She was pretty mental. I jumped around 3ft-ish the first time I rode her and she took it a foot higher, she was pretty special from the word go. I actually never got to spend that long with her as I moved to uni September that year, but I always went back in holidays for a spin.

It’s also kind of strange because (ignoring Laddie) I’m actually pretty advance and have ridden horses far better than Eva. Ones that are a lot quicker, jump higher, are trained to a higher standard etc, but there’s something about this mare that’s made her a stand out and I don’t know what it is. She’s still a great horse don’t get me wrong, but for someone who prefers cross country and jumping, there are horses that could take me further than she ever could, and I do still ride those types to be fair, but lil Eva B, she’s fantastic. I don’t know if it’s the fact that she could be up or down and you can’t be too complacent with her that makes her really exciting, but I just find her a lot of fun!

Beav3

thumb_IMG_3851_1024

thumb_IMG_4029_1024

thumb_IMG_4020_1024

IMG_6100_1024

thumb_IMG_4533_1024

thumb_IMG_4173_1024

thumb_IMG_4895_1024

Beav2

thumb_IMG_4902_1024

thumb_IMG_4568_1024

thumb_IMG_4540_1024

IMG_6596_1024

thumb_IMG_6089_1024

thumb_IMG_5509_1024

IMG_0867_1024

IMG_0681_1024

thumb_IMG_4887_1024

thumb_IMG_4974_1024

thumb_IMG_5507_1024

IMG_6620_1024

IMG_7447_1024

Beav6

Beav

Beav5

thumb_IMG_4971_1024

thumb_IMG_5282_1024

Beav4

 

Bless you, Eva B, you’re a whirl.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Nostalgia: From Grey to Bay Part II

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s