Team Have At It Blog

I’m not crazy, right?

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Hey guys, as usual it has been a while since my last blog. I live the crazy life of eventer, trying to balance a job outside of horses, a relationship, teaching, riding my own horses, riding horses for other people, and a social life. My social life is what suffers the most, but this is a choice I have made. I give everything to this sport. I work as an ophthalmic technician 3 to 4 days a week and a lot of those days are 10-12 hour days. I love my job;... Read More »

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Because You Know I’m All About Those Bays

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Hey everyone. Wow, where has the time gone? I felt like just last week I was writing about getting to Florida, and now it’s almost time to pack up and leave! A lot has happened since I last updated with you all, so I’ll try to sum it up the best I can. The first show of the year was a success for Hoosier; he was training up for the second show really well. He felt the best that he has felt in a long time. But as we all know, luck isn't always on my... Read More »

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A day working with Megan

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This week Team Have It’s blog is being overtaken by Brigitte Aickelin. Brigitte works for Missy Ransehousen and is in Florida this winter with Megan. Brigitte is awesome and has become the official videographer, photographer, and technical advisor for Megan:) Thank you Brigitte for the video and photo updates from Florida. This week Brigitte tells us what it is like to work with Megan. I have only known Megan for 2 years but it feels like a lifetime.... Read More »

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Florida 2015 Update

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Hey everyone, long time since my last blog but it’s been pretty quiet on my end. The crew, me and four horses, have arrived in Florida. This year I of course have Hoosier and Zeke, but I also got to bring Oliver back. The new one added to the crew is Bang. Abby, a student of mine, was kind enough to let me bring her horse down for some additional training. I am back in Missy’s boot camp. I'm excited to see what the new year has in store for me and... Read More »

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Great End to the Season

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Hey everyone, hope all of you are doing well and preparing for this cooler weather! I'm definitely not ready for the weather change, and I find this time change seriously interfering with my riding time. I know it's been a few weeks since my last blog so I want to recap on my last show with Hoosier. It was an awesome show to end the season on. After Plantation we changed the plan to do Morven CIC2* instead of Fair Hill CCI2*. Hoosier stayed with his... Read More »

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On the Road Again

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Hey everyone, I thought I would do a quick blog update for Hoosier and me. The last several weeks have been kind of a whirlwind and super busy. Three weeks ago Hoosier and I went up to Missy's for a little boot camp and ran the August Fair Hill to see where I was, since I hadn’t run an intermediate since March at Southern Pines, and had only done an IP in between. With the help of Missy and her mother, Jessica, the show went pretty well. My dressage... Read More »

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Keeping Horses Cool in Summer

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Hey everyone. Hope you’re staying cool in this hot weather, which for me means I'm either riding at 5:30 a.m. or after 6 p.m. When the weather is hot like this, there are special precautions we can take as owners to make sure our horses don’t overheat. One is just like I mentioned: ride in the cooler times of the day. Some try to argue that you need to ride them in the heat of the day to get them acclimated in case you have a horse show and don’t... Read More »

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Summer Update

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Hey guys. I thought I would give you an update on the boys! Hoosier is doing great. I have to be careful in this heat because of his lungs, but he is feeling fantastic! I recently took him to a show and just did the IP to get us out doing something and he was great. He had a lower dressage score, clear stadium, and clear cross-country with just a few time penalties (didn’t feel the need to run his legs off at an IP to make time). I mainly used the... Read More »

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Megan’s Go-To Products

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Hey everyone. So as a lot of know, young horses can be hard to put and keep weight on, especially our beloved off-the-track Thoroughbreds. They all seem to go through a strange awkward gangly stage, usually at ages 2 and 3. No horse knows this better than my new boy, baby Manley. We got him in late November of last year as a two-year-old; he was broke at the track but never raced. Needless to say, this past winter was hard on a growing 2-year-old.... Read More »

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The Softer Side of Hoosier

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Hey everyone. I am finally home from sunny Florida and it feels COLD in Kentucky. I would have thought this state would have warmed up by now; the low tonight is going to be 42! The last several weeks in Florida were crazy but fun and very educational. Karen was great to work for and the amount of knowledge that lady has is unbelievable. For those who may not know, I stayed an extra month in Florida to work and train with Karen O'Connor. She is an... Read More »

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Winter in Florida

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Hey everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I have last updated. It's been a bit of a crazy winter, in a good way, but I have no clue where the time has gone. I feel like I just got here, yet I’m packing to come home in two weeks! Here is a quick summary of what the boys and I have been up to. Hoosier did his first show back at the beginning of February at the Ocala Horse Park. It was his first outing since Fair Hill last April. It felt so good to be... Read More »

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Grids

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Hey everyone! Since show season ended, my horses have had their break and I’m back to tuning them up for the new season. One of the things I find most helpful for sharpening up my horses after some time off are grids. Anyone who knows me and how I train, knows that I love me some grids. I’m a firm believer that you should do grid work at least every other week (this is if you’re jumping once a week). I like to do course work one week and grid work... Read More »

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Hello, 2014

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Happy 2014, everyone! I can't believe how fast 2013 went, and let me tell you, I’m not that sad to see it leave. I will definitely count the blessings that I have had this past year but between Hoosier’s ups and downs, and the loss of a wonderful mentor and friend, I’m ready for a new start. Like I said last year, I don’t like to make too many goals, because in this sport that can only disappoint you. But for 2014 I would love a breakthrough... Read More »

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My Redheaded Boy

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Hey everyone! I finally got Hoosier's last scope and it didn't hold quite as well as we hoped but still held enough that it should make a significant difference, or at least keep the arytenoid from collapsing over his airway. Also, it looks like his body is rejecting the sutures and he has now had a repetitive abscess where his incision was for the past 4 weeks. We haven’t figured out the next best step for him, but I do know I do not want to do another... Read More »

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Hoosier Update

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Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great time this holiday season. A little bit has happened since my last blog. Hoosier finally had his tieback surgery and let me tell you, it has been a stressful 4 weeks. If you don’t know how much you value and love your horse, take care of him after surgery and you will be quickly enlightened. Every time he coughed, every time he would drink and water would come out his nose, and every time he nickered... Read More »

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