equestriansofcolour:

Hiroshi Hoketsu - the oldest olympian to compete in the olympics in the last ninety two years represented japan in the 2012 summer olympics. 

"Although Hoketsu rises early every morning and attacks practice sessions with as much zeal as riders young enough to be his grandchildren, he confesses he does not adhere to the dietary regimen you might expect from an Olympic athlete.
"I eat what I want to eat and drink as much as I want to drink," said Hoketsu through an interpreter. "People might expect that I am able to participate for so long because I have special habits. But my secret is to have a good life, enjoy yourself and do the things that make you happy.
"Having said that, I am out there riding horses every day for several hours. Then I come back in and do many exercises, to help with my strength, coordination, and, most importantly, my balance."
Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian since Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn won bronze at the age of 72 at the 1920 Antwerp Games and would ride into the record books if he was able to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
Such an outcome is unlikely, but don’t rule it out just yet.
"My wife would like for this to be my last year of competition and that will probably be the case," Hoketsu said. "But I still feel my riding is improving, little by little. That is my motivation. I am a better rider at 70 than I was at 40. Most people can’t tell but my body is getting a little weaker. My horse knows it and she helps me.""

equestriansofcolour:

Hiroshi Hoketsu - the oldest olympian to compete in the olympics in the last ninety two years represented japan in the 2012 summer olympics. 

"Although Hoketsu rises early every morning and attacks practice sessions with as much zeal as riders young enough to be his grandchildren, he confesses he does not adhere to the dietary regimen you might expect from an Olympic athlete.

"I eat what I want to eat and drink as much as I want to drink," said Hoketsu through an interpreter. "People might expect that I am able to participate for so long because I have special habits. But my secret is to have a good life, enjoy yourself and do the things that make you happy.

"Having said that, I am out there riding horses every day for several hours. Then I come back in and do many exercises, to help with my strength, coordination, and, most importantly, my balance."

Hoketsu is the oldest Olympian since Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn won bronze at the age of 72 at the 1920 Antwerp Games and would ride into the record books if he was able to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

Such an outcome is unlikely, but don’t rule it out just yet.

"My wife would like for this to be my last year of competition and that will probably be the case," Hoketsu said. "But I still feel my riding is improving, little by little. That is my motivation. I am a better rider at 70 than I was at 40. Most people can’t tell but my body is getting a little weaker. My horse knows it and she helps me.""

(via readysetevent)

takethelongspot:

reedkessler:

Photo © Erin Gilmore via Horse & Style Magazine

Saut Hermès!!! One of my favorite shows to see pictures of, hope I get a chance to compete there one day!

dude so powerful

takethelongspot:

reedkessler:

Photo © Erin Gilmore via Horse & Style Magazine

Saut Hermès!!! One of my favorite shows to see pictures of, hope I get a chance to compete there one day!

dude so powerful

(via the-sassi-equestrian)

outsideleg-insiderein:

eatsleepdressage:

judgemyride:

Have you ever seen a camel do dressage?

Are you fucking kidding me.

WHAT

OMFG

(via flyingoveroxers)

hunterjumpersismylife:

otteventer:

otteventer:

omg. yes. 
found on quickmeme

Bringing this back in honor of RK3DE14 I wish Quimbo was still in the line up!

He makes it look so easy *sigh*

hunterjumpersismylife:

otteventer:

otteventer:

omg. yes. 

found on quickmeme

Bringing this back in honor of RK3DE14 
I wish Quimbo was still in the line up!

He makes it look so easy *sigh*

(via riding-withdrawal)

piaffepassage:

G

piaffepassage:

G

(via readysetevent)

train-to-win:

roaning-out:

Do you ever just sit on a horse and you feel like yes this is where the universe wants me to be this is where I belong

yes.

(via love-at-first-stride)

the-leadrope-life:

Caitlin and Contego.

Fall ‘13

the-leadrope-life:

Caitlin and Contego.

Fall ‘13

(via love-at-first-stride)

turnontheforehand:

Pretty girl :)

turnontheforehand:

Pretty girl :)

(via flyingoveroxers)

poneiigh:

fromcanadas:

thewanted:

OFMGFHJTYRJH

IMS CREMAINGIF SKFJ OMFG IMYCRIGN IM LAUHINF SOS HARD SDFOMSDLjak ic NATOSDASFKDSJDSD
D
SDLLSJDFD
SDSD
DHKD
DIC
D
DS
GV

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHDBDBDNSHSJ THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING FOALS ARE SO RIDICULOUS I WANT A MILLION

poneiigh:

fromcanadas:

thewanted:

OFMGFHJTYRJH

IMS CREMAINGIF SKFJ OMFG IMYCRIGN IM LAUHINF SOS HARD SDFOMSDLjak ic NATOSDASFKDSJDSD

D

SDLLSJDFD

SDSD

DHKD

DIC

D

DS

GV

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHDBDBDNSHSJ THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING FOALS ARE SO RIDICULOUS I WANT A MILLION

(Source: soundtrack-for-lovers, via readysetevent)

(via flyingoveroxers)

adayofriding:

4th in the 1.15m classic.

adayofriding:

4th in the 1.15m classic.

(via mistyofchincoteague)

grabmane:

bridle-less:

trainers be like: “no this is 2’3”

and then you measure it and it’s 2’9”

the best is when it’s 1 hole from the top of 4 foot standards and they be like: “definitely only 3’”

and I be like: “mmm no actually no”

(via love-at-first-stride)

ahorsecalledtimber:

John French.
Source: The Chronicle

ahorsecalledtimber:

John French.

Source: The Chronicle

(via flyingoveroxers)

horserideraja:

Ohhh aaaannnnnnaaaa…. @annanell #horse #lusitano #equestrian #dressage

horserideraja:

Ohhh aaaannnnnnaaaa…. @annanell #horse #lusitano #equestrian #dressage

(via readysetevent)

flyingoveroxers:

ok so I was trying to get my mom to take pictures of me with my new horse and I was looking for a good picture and tHEN THIS IS WHAT SHOWS UP GUYS I LITERALLY CANNOT BREATHE

flyingoveroxers:

ok so I was trying to get my mom to take pictures of me with my new horse and I was looking for a good picture and tHEN THIS IS WHAT SHOWS UP GUYS I LITERALLY CANNOT BREATHE

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