Wednesday, December 18, 2013

5 Day Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 of Fly on Over's 5 Day Challenge.
From about a year ago.
Note, need to take more conformation shots!

11. Critique your horse’s conformation.
I don't know enough about conformation to give a good critique. Overall I think my horse is fairly well proportioned with good muscling and fine angles, given that our goals are lower-level eventing. I don't think he has any obvious defects.

12. Horse’s favorite riding exercise.
Interesting and tough question. For jumping, I'd say its when we are asked to remove a stride from a line so that I ask him to open up his stride. For dressage, right now it's definitely stretchy trot.

13. Favorite spa day products.
First is Healthy Hair Care Hair Moisturizer. I use this every day, not just spa day. It does a great job as a mane and tail detangler, and as an overall coat conditioner. Helps prevent winter mud crusties!

Next is Cowboy Magic Detangler & Shine. The trick is to put it on tails when they're damp after a bath, and then let the tail dry naturally before you brush it out. The tail wont get greasy, and it prevents breakage. I also use this product to seriously grease up Hemie's tail and rump before trailer rides to prevent rub issues - works better than a tail guard in my opinion.

14. Three best things about your horse.
1. His snuggly personality.
2. His great work ethic.
3. His enjoyment of shows and other outings.

15. Favorite picture of your horse.
Right now it's this gem by Sharon Weaver from our October FCHP HT cross country:


  1. I've never tried Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer before. I'll have to pick some up!

  2. Hemie is a definitely a sweetie pie. And he's pretty dang good looking to boot. :0)

  3. I LOVE a good stretchy trot. So pretty :-)