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Oldie but a goodie 😍 Leo 2 years ago. How long have you owned your horse? #leondazur #bodyclip #horsesofinstagram #horse #chestnut #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #showjumping #dressage #equinephotography

Riding Leo this afternoon :) first time in 2 months I’m riding him in the evening on a week night 😂 I’ll be gone for 4 days for Thanksgiving so he will yet another vacation lol. What are everyone’s thanksgiving plans?!

Leo was amazing this weekend! I lunged him over a few jumps and then today we had a fun ride which consisted of treating the jumps in the arena like barrels 😂 it really mixed up our usual routine and it really worked on Leo’s handiness 💁‍♀️ Spent some quality time with him today since during the week I’m always so rushed. Lots of grazing and peppermints 😏 best guy ❤️ #leondazur #lion #leo #chestnut #warmblood #horsesofinstagram #horse #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #showjumping #eventing #dressage

Handsome lion was mostly good today. He was super distracted by the horses being unloaded and tacked up next to the ring than what i was asking him to do. However after a few moments of me asking him to pay attention he finally did and we had a great ride! After the ride i went straight in to a photoshoot, be sure to check out @zieglercreative to see the photos! #leondazur #ginger #horsesofinstagram #horse

This photo isn’t from this morning but it was crazy foggy out! I decided since it rained off and on all day yesterday that it would be in my best interest to let Leo play a bit. Turned him out in the ring and he bucked and farted and galloped. 😂 put a saddle on for a bit and lunged him but didn’t ride. He was wild! Definitely made the right decision. 🤗 #leondazur #sunrise

What are your goals?! No matter how big or small. Since i don’t show as often as I’d like i have to come up with goals that aren’t show ring specific. Although i do have one, and that’s to do at least one event, if that’s even what you call it? Eventers help me out 😂 also i would love to be able to school at least 1.20m jumper courses. And my last goal is to be able to ride Leo completely tackless. #motivationmonday #showjumping #leondazur #horsesofinstagram

Sooo apparently my horse is super lopsided 🤷‍♀️ I had no idea! Anyone else have lopsided ponies or insight to some good exercises to build up the weak side? #leondazur

Did another edit of Leo after doing so many for other people 🤗 #leondazur #chesnut #belgianwarmblood #doversaddlery #itsfromdover #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #warmblood

How could I not give him all the treats when he’s soooo cute?! #begger #cookiemonster #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #chesnut #hunter #jumper #equitation

Leo has just been incredible these past two days! All the buttons are right there and it’s very easy. Hopefully jump next weekend! 🤞 #leondazur #ginger #redhead #jumping #equitation #favoriteview

Happy turn out time 🤗 love watching him go! #leondazur #hunter #jumper #equitation

The lion got to jump today! Even if it’s just in the round pen haha. Ok his front end form may not be perfect BUT check him out pushing off with BOTH hind feet. It’s an actual JUMP. Not a “cantering with picking feet up higher” wooooo! Baby steps haha. But for our ride he was actually incredible!! Best ride in a while!! He was light and in front of my leg. Super amazing. #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #jump #chestnut

Leo was SO good today! We just had a nice light long and low hack today. Hoping to get some consistent rides so we can jump on our 2 year anniversary (Sept 10th) #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #hunter #jumper #equitation #star #ginger

If you don’t hug your horse like you did when you were 8 do you really even love them? Best boy ever. He was so great for our hack today! He’s coming back to work so well! #horsehugs #horsesofinstagram #leondazur #chestnut

My chunky lion was great today! Just worked on lots of transitions and sitting trot. We didn’t even canter and he was a sweaty mess! Thanks Phoenix 🙄#leondazur #horsesofinstagram #equestrian

#throwbackthursday Adventuring on our trail ride! Handsome man 🙌 #leondazur #mountainlion #horsesofinstagram

#oldie Leo was great yesterday for his first hack back after his 2 week vacation. He was a little fresh but not naughty so I’ll take it! #jumping #leondazur #equinelove #horsesofinstagram #chestnut

Happy Monday! Here’s this cuteness to brighten your day! Today he will get a lunge workout (remember he forgets what a saddle is after time off, and it’s been 2 weeks). Hopefully my arms don’t die after all the silliness. I truly hope one day all I need to bring him back from time off is one day of a lunge workout. Not lunge workout, then a week of learning what leg is again with the possibility of silliness and more lunging. To clarify I’m not lunging to make him tired. I put him on the lunge because he will spend laps just bucking and crow hopping. It’s pretty much impossible to ride through that. 🤷‍♀️ #leondazur

Oh how I miss jumping the lion. I remind myself that horses only have so many jumps in them and that taking a long summer off is in no way hindering his development, if anything it’s a good thing! ❤️ do any of you give your horses long breaks or vacations? How do they come back from it? Would love to hear about your training strategies :) #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #equinelove #jumping #ginger #showjumping

Handsome guy is looking better today! Swelling is going down and he’s almost looking normal :) I think he’s getting a little chunky from the lack of exercise 😂 #cutie #leondazur #equinelove

Update on Leo’s eye. I think its lookin pretty good. Doesn’t seem to be bothering him at all. His whole face is a bit banged up so I’m still curious on how this happened. Antibiotics and butte for another week. I’m just happy to see him! I’ve missed this shiny butt! #leondazur

A year ago Leo made his big debut! What a wonderful memory. He was so brave and so good! Definitely missing my lion but getting to sleep in is nice too! #leondazur #hipicosantafe #santafe #horseshow #jumpers #horsesofinstagram #eventing #equinelove #showjumping

Wedding Week!!!! I apologize ahead of time for not being active this coming week. Wedding takes priority. 😍😍 Also I am totally fine after my tumble yesterday. Neck is a little stiff and my right arm is a tad swollen but overall I feel great! #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #eventing #equinelove #chestnut #ginger

Sooo Leo (clearly being excited for my wedding) decided to play the “how well can mom hang on” game today without asking. Nothing like eating dirt 5 days before your wedding 🤷‍♀️ every now and then Leo gets this thought in his head that he can no longer have a rider on him and he will try every trick in the book until they aren’t on anymore. This is the 3rd time he’s pulled this same trick on me. Fortunately I am 100% ok, I may be a little sore tomorrow though, and I landed pretty softly. The best part is, I caught him grazing, when to spank him for being naughty, and he pulls and drags me about 5 feet and goes galloping and bucking around the cross country course, all the way down to the barn, and to his stall 🙄 maybe he was just hangry? 😂 I’m actually probably more sore from him taking off and trying to dislocate my shoulder than the actual fall. Oh well. #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #eventing #morning #sundaymorningrides

Nothing like being the first tracks in the freshly groomed arena. 😍 got to the barn by 6 this morning and didn’t die! Woo! It was nice too because that early the trees around the ring provide some shade! Leo was actually amaze balls today too, he was light, in front of my leg, and reactive! Be like this everyday Leo! 😂 #leondazur #chestnut #morningrides #phoenix #hunter #jumper #equitation #arena #horsesofinstagram #equinelove

The heat is real my peeps. Here’s your friendly reminder to stay hydrated! Woke up early to ride today got done with my ride and was walking back from putting Leo away and got light headed and my vision started getting spotty and very bright. Had to sit in front of the fan for 10 min before i could do anything. Heat exhaustion is scary and it wasn’t even 100 degrees outside yet. I guess I’ll wake up an hour earlier tomorrow 🤷‍♀️ #leondazur #staysafe #equinelove #eventing #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #chestnut

Found a luscious patch of grass for Leo to graze on. Very easy ride today due to no one being at the barn. Just walked around and worked on neck reining and moving off my leg. :) #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #equinelove

Gah I miss showing. And jumping in general 🤦‍♀️ I’m just hoping this completely accidental 3 month break from jumping results in coming back better! Here’s Leo when we first arrived in Santa Fe last year :) #leondazur #horseshow #jumper #equitation #hunters #horsesofinstagram #belgianwarmblood

Gonna go see the lion today :) probably will be too hot to ride but I’m gonna at least give him a nice bath and turn out. Enjoy this video of my weirdo playing with a water bottle 😂 #sillyhorse #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #equinelove #belgianwarmblood

Happy Birthday Trent! My life would not be the same without you, may you have the best birthday ever (even though we really won’t celebrate til the weekend). ❤️❤️ Here’s Trent riding Leo the second day i had him :) Trent used to compete in all three rings until he went to college. It’s usually pulling teeth to get him to ride again, but he does approve of this sassy ginger :) #happybirthday #equinelove #horsesofinstagram #equitation #equinephotography #belgianwarmblood #leondazur

Ears forward Leo! You guys don’t even want to know what it’s like to be outside right now. Just don’t do it lol. Would I prefer cold though? Meh. I know I would rather take anything over wind! Hahaha. #leondazur #equinelove #horsesofinstagram #equitation #equinephotography #leothelion #hunter #jumper #bigeq #showjumping #horze

Leo, I apologize ahead of time for the inconsistent workouts that will be happening over the next three weeks. Some of it isn’t my fault though, since it’s supposed to be between 114-117 the next three days. I promise I will wake my butt up early on Friday and come spend some time with you. Luckily starting Friday it seems that the temperatures will be back to tolerable and we can ride again. However then I have to go get married. So you will enjoy another week long vacation. But AFTER that we can get back on track :) anyway enjoy a video from my first ride on the lion :) #equinelove #horsesofinstagram #equitation #equinephotography #leondazur #trot #chestnut #handsome #babyhorse #leothelion #hunter #jumper #equitation

Cutie patootie ❤️❤️ can’t wait to get home and back to riding! #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #equinephotography #equitation #equinelove #photography #canon #chestnut #belgianwarmblood #warmblood

Thankful for the rain that allowed little patches of grass to grow around the barn ❤️❤️ I think leos pretty happy too! #grazing #sunset #phoenix #horsesofinstagram #equitation #equinephotography #leondazur #equinelove #hunter #jumper #dressage

Good Morning! 🌞 😘🙌 Riding today after work but Leo will enjoy a long weekend off since I have to go to my final dress fitting in NM this weekend! 🎉 #leondazur #equinelove #horsesofinstagram #equitation #equitation #equinephotography #star #chestnut #warmblood #belgianwarmblood

I spy dapples on my ginger 😍 going to black background edit a few more then decide which one I want to make a focal point in my home! It’s going to be a tough decision. He was great for his ride today :) its was super hot though and sweating buckets isn’t my favorite so we kept it simple. #equinelove #equinephotography #equinephotographer #equinetherapy #leondazur #chestnut #warmblood #belgianwarmblood #dovermodel #doversaddlery #itsfromdover

Last week watching the storm roll in :) gonna go ride him today after work! 🎉 #stormy #leondazur #equinelove #equestrian #equine #phoenix

Working on editing more of his photos from the other day! Unfortunately work is getting in the way 🙄 if anyone in Phoenix is interested in having photos done let me know :) #equine #equinelove #equinephotography #horsesofinstagram #leondazur #horsey #lovehim

Gah he’s gorgeous. Taking his fancy photos tomorrow with the help of @vmpino143 :) was going to braid butttt I have no yarn left 🙄 wanted to braid to cover the little fatass bald spot he’s causing but I guess a nice trim will have to do and we will have to rely on my degree in photoshop to cover it 😉 if my phone can capture this I cant wait to see what my DSLR gets 😍 #leondazur #equinephotography #equinelove #equitation #eventing #jumper #hunter #bigeq #chestnut

Look who I got to see today! 😍😍😍 Leo was absolutely wild. I just lunged him and I swear he tried to rip my arms out lol. Worth it though cuz now it’s out of his system! #storm #phoenix #rain #chestnut #wildman #leondazur #equinelove #equitation #horsesofinstagram #hunter #jumper

Guyssss this weather is a serious buzzkill. I just know how wild Leo is going to be when I ride him next. I would like to say it’s tomorrow but who knows. Nasty storm yesterday, the power at the office went out! Not ideal riding weather haha. Welcome to monsoon season!! #leondazur #equinelove #equitation #hunter #jumper #bigeq #dressage #eventing #chrome #canter

Sorry for not posting recently. It’s been super duper hot out and it’s not worth the risk. Heatwave should be over soon though and I can get back to regular rides! Here’s Leo being his typical handsome self! #leondazur #ginger #belgianwarmblood #horsesofinstagram #hunter #jumper #eventing #dressage #breeches #nmsuequestrian #gpahelmets

Don’t mind me casually picking my jaw up off the ground. He’s such an athletic mover I love it. I didn’t want a daisy cutter, I wanted the 100% sound and athletic horse. 😍 I am probably a little biased but I still think he has the overall best canter I’ve ever seen. #leondazur #lunging #equitation #equestrian #equinelove #hunter #jumper #dressage #chestnut

Was gonna ride today until I saw it’s gonna be 113! 🙄 not worth dying of heat stroke to go ride. So Leo can enjoy his time in the shade and his little vacation. He has been working extra hard lately :) #leondazur #vacation #sohot #phoenix #arizona #chestnut #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq

Happy Independence Day everyone!! 🇺🇸 #leondazur #snuggles #lovehim #happy4thofjuly

Leo was such a good boy yesterday! Remember how he was overly excited about canter transitions and though any leg was a supposed to have that reaction? Well he seems to be over that now haha. Was able to collect and extend at the trot without having to fight it :) so happy with baby lion. #leondazur #chestnut #equitation #equestrian #horsesofinstagram #hunter #jumper #bigeq #dressage #eventing #gpahelmets #cwd #horze

When you put on your NMSU equestrian polo and feel the need to practice your sitting trot 🤷‍♀️ #equitation #sittingtrot #heelsdown #chestnut #leondazur #horsesofinstagram #trotting #hunter #jumper #dressage #bigeq #eventing

Happy 7th Birthday to my number one guy. You’re one incredible animal and I am so lucky. ❤️❤️ #happybirthday #leondazur #eventing #hunter #equitation #jumpers #dressage #horsesofinstagram

#motivationmonday Tango always overjumped by like 2 feet when he was green. Leo is more of a “minimal effort required” type. To be fair, this was almost a year ago and he has gotten better with his form haha. My best friend is coming to town! She doesn’t know it yet but I may drag her out to video me riding 😂 I will pay her with wine, so I think it’s a fair trade off. #jumping #babyhorse #chestnut #hesgottenbetter #justlearning #babysteps #leondazur #hunter #jumper #equitation #ariat

Give me that peppermint ☹️ Leo was amazing today! We went and played on the cross country, we went up hills and down hill and galloped around. He was great! He’s a happy guy out there :) #leondazur #ariat #jumper #equitation #eventing #horsesofinstagram #chestnut #ginger #cutiepie #cookies #treats

Pretty good ride on Leo yesterday! I was also super productive and organized my tack trunk 💪 he’s still doing well on those walk to canter transitions so I’m very happy! Leo’s 7th Birthday is coming up at the end of the month and last year he had an epiphany pretty much that day, he seemed to gain a better work ethic. He went from “baby brain” to just “green brain” if that makes sense haha. Throughout the year he’s been going great and really coming along nicely. Maybe after this birthday he will learn to pick up his feet 🤷‍♀️ #leondazur #adventureswithleo #ginger #hunter #jumper #eventing #dressage #english #horsesofinstagram

Check out these two handsome dudes 💁‍♀️ both boys were great today! Rode them both in the jumping ring and Leo was definitely perkier because of it. He was a little heavy in my hands and a little reactive to my supporting leg so I had a bit of trouble balancing him. Still overall a perfect gentleman though 🤗 tango was also great, gearing up to take him to NM on Friday 😊 did y’all enjoy the Wyatt post? Should I do a #wyattcrushwednesday and post some throwbacks or do you not really care? Haha. I appreciate the input! I’m going to try and do a lesson when i get back so hopefully will have some new material coming soon 😊 #leondazur #jumper #eventing #hunters #equitation #horsesofinstagram #showjumping #belgianwarmblood #appendixquarterhorse #aqha #thoroughbred #ottb

Happy goofy horses 🤗 Leo was incredible yet again yesterday 🙌 won’t ride today because i have dinner with one my friends but I’m sure he will enjoy the day off. ❤️ #rolling #leondazur #twototango #myboys #horsesofinstagram #jumper #hunters #equitation #chestnut #grey

There’s a reason his nickname is “Lovely Leo”, he certainly lived up to it today! Leo was incredible! Put him on the line for 10 min and it definitely helped cuz I took him in the covered ring and he was just amazing. Also the covered ring has a mirror. How awesome. Perfect for selfies. 😂 #leondazur #hunters #jumpers #equitation #matchymatchy #equinephotography #showjumping #eventing #dressage

First ride at the new place 😊 Who else loves how their horse is the first time somewhere different? That’s always my favorite ride cuz they have so much energy and they seem to want to impress the new people 😂 Tango was absolutely perfect, been trying to get him to trot as slllooowww as possible for my mom 😊 Leo was great and fun (with all the new place excitement) still wanted to do his crow hop canter though 🤦‍♀️ might throw him on the lunge line for 5 min tomorrow so he can get it out of his system.

Got to go hang with the boys tonight and chase them around 😊 gonna go ride tomorrow!! So excited! Don’t think Leo has ever seen a covered ring before though, he seemed to be interested in it 😂 I know where I’ll be riding him tomorrow! Fun fact about our new place: it’s actually an eventing barn with a full on cross country course. I’ve never evented or really ever wanted to do it but the trainer comes highly recommended and i think Leo will benefit from having to jump solid objects 🤷‍♀️ #pickupyourfeet #leondazur #equitation #horsesofinstagram #hunters #jumper #eventing #dressage

Leo and Tango are settling into their new houses! Super excited to have them a little closer and at a super awesome barn! Gonna go ride tomorrow 🤗 #newadventures #eventing #leondazur #leo #equitation #jumper #horsesofinstagram #hunters #showjumping

Only a few more days til our move! 🎉 it’s still bittersweet but I’m looking forward to meeting new people and the new opportunities. Leo was also super great yesterday. No annoying crowhop canter 🤗 realizing now how long it’s been since I’ve jumped! Maybe this weekend we will do a little jump school at the new place.

My lion was good today 🤗 he did do his typical crow hop canter he likes to do when he’s had too many days off in a row lol. I’ve gotten better at working him out of it though 🤗 #ginger #jumper #equitation #leondazur #hunters #horsesofinstagram #showjumping #dressage #eventing

#flashbackfriday the day I tried and bought the baby lion ❤️ please excuse my exhausted appearance. I rode like 7 horses the day before and Leo was the last the next morning :) I guess we saved the best for last! He was going to be the biggest challenge out of any of the horses we looked at but he was 100% sound and athletic (he showed us that with his impressive bucking skills on the lunge line). 😂 He’s just incredible. I love him so much, best decision ever. ❤️ #besthorse #ginger #equitation #leondazur #jumper #hunter #eventing #dressage #crosscountry #ariat

I swear he always looks asleep 😂 wake up! Some news regarding the boys! Tango will be going to a lease starting next month! Yay! Also I have decided to move Leo to a barn closer to me. It was a tough decision because I truly love my United Farms family, however it has become too much of a drive for me and i spend more time sitting in the car then with the horses. Hopefully the move will help give me more time and productive rides instead of being rushed. So lookout for some new backgrounds next month! #ginger #redhead #sleepyhead #leondazur #hunter #jumper #equitation #showjumping #eventing #dressage

He’s so lovely 🤗 Short term goal: 10m circles to the right. Those seem to be super difficult. 😂 #leondazur #leothelion #ginger #redhead #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #showjumping

Good morning lovelies! Leo gets the day off after being perfect yesterday 🤗 which works out great because I have a Taylor Swift concert to attend to! #equinephotography #hunters #jumper #leondazur #equitation #bigeq #showjumping #ginger

Definitely not the biggest we’ve done together but we are still working to being back where we were and go even further :) what was great is we totally ate it the first time. Like Leo was drifting out my aids so bad there wasn’t a good distance (I’m still impressed he went over it after eating it that bad) but second time I grabbed the motivator and gave him a friendly outside aid reminder and not only was the ride to it lovely he actually put in a genuine effort over it! Like dang! Picked his feet up and everything! I’m super happy! Definitely going to a lateral boot camp the next few rides so that he responds to my aids better but overall I’m very happy with how he recovered and handled the mess up 🤷‍♀️ #heslearning #proudmom #leondazur #equitation #hunters #jumper #bigeq #showjumping

I swear he’s the most awkward guy 99% of the time. 🤦‍♀️ excited to go ride after work! Maybe we will do a little jump school 🤗 #leondazur #belgianwarmblood #giantdork #ginger #hunter #jumper #equitation #dressage #eventing

Throwing it back to summer. Been watching videos of us and it’s making me realize I’m a chicken. I need to push Leo a bit more. I think I’m focusing too much on the tiny jumps and tiny details and getting stuck in a rut. Don’t get me wrong, fundamentals are great, they’re needed. But you need to step up (with the possibility of failing) to move forward. And I wanna move forward. Leo’s going great right now so I’m gonna put my heels down and kick ass and swallow my fears and jack them up! Fear is getting me nowhere! Maybe I will see if we can do some gymnastics to help us get in the groove but I think we are at a point that we can really start to push it. ❤️❤️❤️ what have you all done to help you with your riding fears? I would love to hear! #jumpers #jumper #bigeq #leondazur #hunter #showjumping #horsesofinstagram #belgianwarmblood

I have survived my bachelorette party! But barely. I now have some sort of cold. ☹️ going to see my boys today even though I’m dying. Here’s me giving Leo a pep talk on modeling 😂 #model #horsesofinstagram #leondazur #equitation #equinephotography #equestrian #hunter #jumper #bigeq #redhorse #ginger

My fire & ice. Although it’s debatable which one is which sometimes 😂 Leo was super today! Although he got fresh once we started jumping and was doing his annoying “I’m not gonna actually canter I’m just gonna buck and make it look like a canter” thing we were able to salvage the ride and have a great time! Usually it’s difficult to get him out of that annoying fake canter but today I didn’t give up, and I didnt let him quit once he stopped doing it. I made him keep working and did several lead changes before we quit :) overall great ride. Didn’t do what I set out to do but I’m very happy with how he finished today. Anywhooo I will be at my bachelorette party the next 5 days! So I apologize in advance about not being active 🤗 #leondazur #equitation #hunters #jumper #showjumping #bigeq #fireandice #hotandcold #angelanddevil #hunterandjumper

My weirdo scratching his bum on the halter rack 😂😂 “oops?” #leondazur #sillyhorse #itwasitchy #scratchingpost #goofyanimal #leothelion #redhorse #ginger #belgianwarmblood

Mr Leo was great yesterday! A little fresh but fun and not naughty 🤗 he’s turning into such a nice horse and I’m super happy about it! #leondazur #ginger #redhorse #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #showjumping #ariat #cwd

Gonna see this stud muffin after work today 🤗 definitely need new content to post! #leondazur #ginger #belgianwarmblood #hunter #jumper #equitation #bigeq #showjumping #dressage #eventing

Getting through an extra rough case of the Monday’s. However only 4 days til I leave for my bachelorette party so whoot whoot! #leondazur #leo #leothelion #hunter #jumper #canter #ginger #redhead #dressage #eventing #babyhorse #happyday #mondaymotivation

Sometimes you don’t have to go out and do your usual routine to have a productive ride, sometimes you just gotta get on bareback and have a fun time enjoying your horses company :) #mentalhealthday #leondazur #ginger #bareback #equitation #hunters #jumpers #dressage #eventing

It’s my Friday 🤗 here’s Leo casually drifting out my outside aids... still cute though ❤️ also still can’t get over how incredible he was last night! #canter #babylion #leondazur #jumper #hunters #equitation #showjumping #dressage #eventing #bigeq #chestnut #ariat #belgianwarmblood #cwd2g #ariatchallegeii #ariatbreeches #ariattallboots #browntallboots