The best

Our farrier Hälsopedagog Häst & Människa is the best.🤩👠🙏🏻✨💎

Tomorrow, I am bringing Popgun and Arshaq to a club dressage competition at @lurbork .🦄✨ I was originally planning on going out riding with Popgun today to burn some energy off together with @matildanilssson_ & Shahina and Mom & Nipeta.

But there was a sudden change of plans.🦃 Arshaq accidentally tossed off a shoe just as we were about to get ready to go.👠💥

Panic!😱

I was really disappointed because I really wanted to bring both Arshaq and Popgun to tomorrow’s competition!🦁🏆 So I told the others to go out riding without me and then I called my farrier up, knowing it was getting late and unsure wether he would be able to do anything about it.🔨🙏🏻

But soon enough, my farrier was there and put Arshaq’s shoe and show back on!🦁💛 What an enormous relief!🙏🏻✨

So now we are packed and ready for Arshaq’s first club dressage competition.🎠✨🙏🏻💛

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Yesterday

Yesterday was a long day.🌸✨

I was in the stable almost 12 hours in order to feed and let ponies out, take part in cleaning day, feed lunch and then ride 2 dressage lessons with first Arshaq and then Popgun.🍼🦁🥕🐼 I also took Popgun for a peaceful 2 hour walk in the woods with Shahina & @matildanilssson_ and Mom&Nipeta.🎠✨🙏🏻🌷 I have only been walking my 3 ponies by hand since their competitions, so the past week has been really calm but now we are back to training again.💛🦄 It felt like a rather long day to start it off with but today I compensated by taking a rest day as soon I had fed and let the ponies out.🙏🏻✨

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First real video posted on YouTube

the other videos I have posted have only been posted in order to be posted here since it otherwise eats up a lot of memory. It feels really exciting and scary at the same time so here goes nothing😂😂

Later than I planned

Today Shahina got to go for a 40 minute walk and graze and afterwards I spent a long getting off dirt and clay from her furcoat. I doubt she well stay clean but whatever.😂

I was planning on taking Popgun for a ride and Adam was going to bring Arshaq by hand but the sunshine was deceiving since it was much later than I thought it was. I realized this as I was washing Arshaq’s legs and then suddenly it was time for the ponies’ dinner time.🦄

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Valborg drinking

I brought some extra tasty water mixed with mash&beetpulp to the pasture today and the ponies went nuts for it.🦄💦🙏🏻🌱

It’s Valborg today in Sweden, which basically means that everyone is out partying, except me.💁🏼‍♀️✨🥂🦄😂

Valborg is an old Pagan holiday which celebrates the arrival of spring.🌸✨ It’s a really big deal here in Uppsala and there are lots of fun and weird activities such as paddling down the river on homemade floats🌊, lunch in the park🌮, music💃🏼, partying🕺🏼 and then they end the evening with an enormous bonfire.🔥

Remember to stay hydrated people.💦🥛

Shahina and I went for a walk with Mom and Nipeta for about 30 minutes and I had fun small talking, listening to music, filming, looking at bonfires and trying to keep Shahina from stopping every two meters to eat grass. 😂

I also took Arshaq for a little walk, just to move him around a little and he was very well behaved, which was so nice. 🙏🏻

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Lovisedalsritten 2018

A lot of happy tears today.😭💛

My baby Arshaq, 5 years old, completed his very first 40km qualification ride and my Queen Shahina, 26 years old, did an amazing job babysitting.🍼💦🙏🏻🦁🏆

I am so incredibly proud of both of them and I am so grateful to be able to share this particular ride with my mom, who did a wonderful job riding Shahina.💁🏼‍♀️🦁💛👩🏻🦄 It feels so special to start Arshaq’s career here at Lovisedalsritten.🙏🏻✨ It was at this venue that Shahina and I completed our very first endurance ride together 10 years ago.💛🦄🙏🏻🏆 This is where it all began.💛

A big thank you to my hardworking team and sponsors for helping make our dreams come true.🙏🏻✨ Thank you @ludiv_in_space for being a lifesaver and helping so much today!!🙏🏻💛

Also, a big thank you to my farrier @halsopedagoghastmanniska for shoeing so perfectly!

Last but not least, a million thank you hugs to our equitherapist @susanneqeriksson for helping my Queen to be blessed with this many adventures.💛 There is no way Shahina would ever have stayed this terrific without @susanneqeriksson and I couldn’t be prouder! 🦄✨🙏🏻💛

What a special day to remember!💛

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Late evenings

Longs days at the stable.💛

Adam and I got to the stable quite early today to get some energy out of Arshaq.🍼💦🙏🏻🦁💛 We started of by working from the ground for 15 minutes before riding dressage with a lot of trotting for about 45 minutes.💛✨ We also cantered a tiny bit, which both Arshaq and I thought was very fun and great.🏇🏼💨💛✨ Arshaq started off our session by being a little too energetic but there were no major issues, so both Adam and I were very pleased with Baby today.🍼🦁

We then finished off our session by taking a nice 15 minute walk around the fields and Adam came along as company.💁🏻‍♂️🏇🏼💨🌤 It was nice enjoying the sunshine together.☀️🙏🏻 We celebrated by letting Arshaq graze while we untacked before letting him back out into the pasture.🌱🍼🙏🏻🦁

After lunch, my dad and I went and picked up @ludiv_in_space and we brought her for a walk around the fields and then down to one of the lakes.🌊🦆 She rode Shahina, I walked with Popgun, Mom rode an excited Nipeta and @stina_hermansson rode her adorable Pernod.💛

It was really nice going and talking while walking for almost 2 hours and we didn’t even get rained on so much, which was an added bonus!☔️💦 I really appreciated learning more about what it is like riding in France! 🏇🏼🇫🇷 It sounds really exciting! Makes me wish I had listened better during all those years of French lessons in school!📖😂 One of my big dreams is to someday ride Fontainebleau.🦄🏆🙏🏻🇫🇷💛

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To ride or not to ride

“To ride, or not to ride, that is the question.”💦🦄🌊🤷🏼‍♀️☔️💧🔮

We decided to wait until the worst of the rain was over until we went out. The plan was to hopefully manage to stay reasonably dry for a 2 hour walk, which we almost managed!💁🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

@matildanilssson_ rode Shahina, @mercedesschon rode Charlie, I walked along with Popgun by hand and @catschon followed along as our personal bodyguard.🚶🏼‍♀️🎠💨🚿 I didn’t get too cold but I must say, they rain is better appreciated from inside.😂

Did it rain on you guys today as well?🙎🏼‍♀️☔️

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Race Preparation

Arshaq and Shahina got new racing shoes from our farrier @halsopedagoghastmanniska today in preparation for their endurance race on Sunday.🏔🏇🏼🙏🏻👠✨

We are so lucky to have him because he always spends extra time making sure that everything looks perfect.🔨💎

Afterwards, our equine physiotherapist @susanneqeriksson also stopped by and looked over all my ponies.🌸✨

Her experienced eyes are always appreciated, especially before and after racing.👀🔮🙏🏻🎀

I am very happy to see that Popgun still looks so fresh and energetic after last weekend’s race and that Arshaq is now looking competition ready and much more evenly muscled since I bought his new dressage saddle.🍼🦁

We are always trying to do the best for our unicorns.💛

#QOTD When is your next competition?🏇🏼🏆

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Packing list

Now that we are back from Kristinehamn, it is time to start thinking about next weekend’s adventure. We are going to Lovisedalsritten where Mom and Shahina are going to help me and Arshaq ride Arshaq’s first 40km qualification ride.

I feel like I need to specialize my packing list since we are bringing two horses and will need to bring more with less space. So I will need to plan wisely.

Arshaq

Arshaq Spare

  • ELT cinch 70 cm
  • Gray cinch
  • Green fluffy
  • Yellow biothane stirrup leathers
  • Saddle pad – Blue & Darkblue & yellow by Exclusive Horsewear
  • 4 extra fluffies
  • Lightblue bridle
  • Good grip Lightblue reins
  • Silver Martingalefork
  • 2 rings
  • Reflectorvest
  • 2 Orange leg protectors for front
  • Blue Jumping backleg protectors
  • Spare horseshoes and pads

Shahina

Shahina Spare

General

  • Showsheen
  • Plastic gloves
  • Vetwrap
  • Garmin pulsemeeter
  • Polar pulsemeeter
  • Scrapers
  • Buckets
  • Sponges
  • Scoops
  • Hay
  • Feed
  • Salt
  • Carrots
  • Water container
  • Stable bag for the saddle pads

Ella

Ella Spare

Mom

  • Riding gloves
  • Working gloves
  • Buff
  • Shirt
  • GPS
  • Back on track helmet
  • Jacket
  • Hoofpick
  • Cellphone
  • Riding Pants
  • Riding socks
  • Shoes
  • Number plate

Mom spare

  • Riding gloves
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • GPS
  • Jackets

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