friendly reminder that if i have ever befriended you and have not spoken to you in a while it’s nothing you’ve done wrong it’s just because i’m a piece of shit at keeping in contact with people and i still love you okay good
"I am the girl who prefers to spend her Friday night curled up with her pillow, reading a good novel, and I am also the girl who likes to go out on a Saturday night and dance until the DJ plays his last song. I am the girl who wants to wear beat up converses and an oversized sweatshirt, and I am also the girl who owns over sixty dresses and too many shoes to count. Why did it become okay to say one is better than the other? Because I am all of that."
"A fall from two feet can cause permanent brain damage. A horse elevates a rider eight feet or more above ground. A human skull can be shattered by an impact of four to six miles per hour. Horses can gallop at forty miles per hour"
George Morris speaking truth as usual 💖💖 let your riding ability make you stand out. Not a neon saddle pad!
piaffepassage half-halts swedishdressage - this include diamonds?
Get over it, George Morris is no dressage queen. Hunters aren’t even the same thing
If I want to ride in a neon saddle pad I will. I don’t get this equestrian movement to ban anything fun like bling or bright colors. Like oh no I’m at home riding and my mom is watching I have to be absolutely in tip top shape with a white polo tucked in with a belt and perfectly polished boots and a white saddle pad. Nah
Yes because George fucking Morris knows the struggle of finances - Bitch, he CAME from money. How else did he win the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the age of 14?! He’s been in the elite part of the horse world since he started riding. He doesn’t know anything about money troubles. He’s not jesus christ and he doesn’t know everything.
I respect him for his understanding of functional equitation and achievements but he acts like he walks on water (not to mention he’s told riders they should stop eating before) I know that you should dress nicely for riding in the public eye for a lesson/clinic/show. But when I’m riding for myself for practice, my horse doesn’t care. As long as my clothes meet the safety standard (boots/helmet) then I really could give a shit less and so could anybody around me.
George Morris, you may ride better than me and you may have more money than me, but guess what? You don’t control my sport or my riding, even if you think you do.
Thank you varsityrider! Like okay of course I’m not going to go to a show and be all blinged out in neon pink everything, but I’m also not going to worry about every speck of dirt. And it’s easy to say money is no object when you have money like he does. I mean like varsityrider said you don’t win the Maclay that young if you’re poor.
This makes me want to put together an equestrian cost sheet to see how much everything costs on average.
varsityrider YAAAAAAASSS girl yaaaasss
like I really respect GM but, for fucks sake, not everyone can get a $600 helmet, $300 belt, $5,000 saddle, $400 jacket, $300 breeches, 5 grooms per horse, etc etc. and really, those who can be in pony finals, devon, wef, maclay, etc when they’re 14 have NO place to tell people anything about finances.
oh and lusitanoqueen i made a survey a while ago about finances, got around 100 responses, then the website i made the survey at didn’t let me look at the results unless i paid them. so idk if you’re making a survey be sure to look at all the terms & conditions
Guys it sounds like he’s talking more about shows here. And he’s right. When you’re showing you should look nice. You don’t have to have a lot of money to show up looking nice.
Okay okay calm your pants down, Yes he did come from money but when you go in the show ring you need to look neat and tidy I like some nice bling on dressage and jumpers but I don’t want there entire bridle made of diamonds when your schooling it doesn’t really matter but If you are in a lesson you should look decent your horse should be clean no excuse (yes greys get poop stains and stuff but you can tell when some one makes an effort to brush them out) and you should not look like a slob its disrespectful to your trainer. and going to shows and looking clean and neat has notting to do with money you can have your clothing clean and you look neat. I have never nor will I ever have a groom for my horse I don’t like people touching my horses or grooming them I am picky so my horses always look clean and good they where clean saddle pads and I don’t put my show clotting on until I’m about to enter the ring. I think GM is trying to say that you should look clean and neat not like a unicorn vomited on you and your horse. clean your clothing horse tack and tuck it in and you will be all set