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Badminton Horse Trials by Nigel Baker
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anonymous asked:

If you don't mind, could you maybe do something about 2D's s/o competing at Badminton horse trails? If you don't know anything about horses, it's fine for you to delete this! Thanks :)

YES YES YES YOU LITERALLY COULD NOT HAVE GIVEN ME A BETTER REQUEST HORSES ARE LITERALLY THE ONLY THING I KNOW ABOUT


  • He likes horses well enough, but he doesn’t think much of competitions. All he knows is they can be dangerous, and his mum would always complain about this time of year because kids and teenagers would come in with all sorts of injuries from kicks and bites to broken necks
  • He’s a little worried for you, but he’s seen you compete loads of times, so why is this so different?
  • Tries to join in with your excitement, even if he doesn’t really understand why you’re so excited
  • When you get there, he helps you get situated, and follows you around as you point out horses and quietly fangirl as eventing stars walk past
  • You point out different breeds to him, and try to educate him on ways to recognise a good horse
    • “Can you tell me what breed that horse is?” you ask, pointing at a thoroughbred
    • “Uh yeah that’s a Swedish…Arabian…Shire…Jumpingbred from…Shetland”
    • Poor baby is clueless
  • He goes with you during the trot up, and helps walk and trot your horse up and down because his legs are as long as if not longer than your horse’s so he can keep up with its massive stride
  • The night before you’re due to compete in the dressage, he sits with you while you get your stuff ready, and even models your coat and tails (even though the sleeves come about halfway down his forearms and the tails only just hang past his arse)
    • He REALLY likes wearing your top hat tho
  • He helps you tack up (even though he can’t do much more than put the saddle on and hand you things)
    • “Can you hand me the girth?”
    • “Oh, sure” he replies, picking up the martingale after a few moments deliberation
  • He literally CANNOT tear his eyes from you at all during the dressage
  • You’re just so??? graceful??? and your horse??? is so beautiful???
  • Honestly he thinks you should have won from the dressage alone
  • When you’re done and your horse is with your team, settling down, you come and see him, and he sweeps you into a massive hug and says over and over again how beautiful you were
  • You spend the rest of the day describing technical dressage terms and explaining what the competitors are doing
    • You have to explain the difference between collected canter and counter canter about 500 times
  • The next day with cross country, you ask him to walk the course with you, and in-between working out routes and measuring strides, you’re chattering on about what the jumps represent and the history behind the names
  • And all the while he’s open mouthed and horrified because fuck off you and your horse don’t actually have to jump these do you?
  • He measures himself against the jumps and gets even more worried
  • He doesn’t voice his worries though, just bites his nails and keeps quiet
  • He asks you which 4 areas you’re most worried about, and then once you begin, he sends Murdoc, Noodle and Russel to those areas and instructs them to send him constant updates about how you’re doing
  • As for himself, he goes to the water jump, because you’ll gallop right up close to the crowd and you’ll definitely be able to see him, what with him being 6’2 and blue haired
  • Sure enough, as your horse flies over the brush at the end of the water combination and thunders past, you raise your hand and wave to him
  • He then sprints as hard and fast as he can to the arena where you’ll finish, and wriggles in with your team, ready to run out the second you come in
  • On the last jump, your horse stumbles, and he has to hold himself back from vaulting over the fence and going to catch you, but you just about manage to right yourself, bring the horse back, and race across the finish line
  • He runs to you the second you get off and sweeps you into his arms
  • If he thought the cross country was bad, he WAS NOT prepared for the showjumping
  • Some of the jumps are actually taller than him, and you’re just so??? blasé about it????
  • The most concern he hears you express it “oooh, this upright combination might be a little tricky, there’s only a stride and a half between them"
    • LIKE???? YOU’RE LITERALLY JUMPING HIS HEIGHT AND YOU AREN’T WORRIED????
  • He’s unable to sit still when you trot into the ring, shifting in his seat, eyes glued to you as you begin to go round
  • His heart is in his mouth and every time a pole rattles he squeaks
  • Your horse knocks a pole on the penultimate jump and it comes crashing down, landing right under your horse’s feet as it lands, and for a second, he thinks you’re going to fall and seriously hurt yourself
  • Noodle and Russel literally have to grab him by the arms and hold him back to stop him charging in when you finish
    • He cheers louder than anyone
  • Even if you’re placed low, he doesn’t care at all, he’s just glad you’re safe
  • And if you’re placed well? Shit, he’s even happier!

Rare photo of the Queen taken by David Tilleke: “I was 16, on a weekend out of boarding school and at Badminton, when I found myself facing the Queen. She was standing away from the crowds, relaxing with the Queen Mother, Princess Alice and Lord Mountbatten. Just then, a stable boy turned the corner and doffed his cap at Her Majesty. She beamed back at him and, at the same second, I snapped a quick photo.”

via the daily mail

AHHHH THANK YOU FOR 500!!! I’m terrible at mood boards and this took me forever and idk how some people do it so well. I HOPE IT’S OKAY!!! lol i’m so nervous posting my face but oh well.


So as I promised here’s a few things about me:

  • My name is Dain but it’s pronounced like Diane (korean names yo)
  • My birthday is 26/09/–
  • I’m not gonna say the year cause I’m on the younger side and I don’t want people to think of me as too young and that my writings shouldn’t be mature and all that
  • I am a libra 
  • I am Korean but I’ve been born and raised in Australia
  • I can speak languages fluently (like not just learning like I can speak like a native speaker lmao) English, Korean and French
  • My bias is woojin if you didn’t get that from the mood board lmao
  • I’ve had this blog for exactly 12 days so I’m hella new
  • I’ve made myself a promise to make this blog super clean and like no reposts (it hurts me so much) so to all the people that tag me in stuff and I don’t repost or don’t shout them out I’M SO SO SORRY
  • I stan so many other groups, girl groups and boy groups
  • I can dance, hip hop so 777 followers gonna post a small freestyle to one of the wanna one songs (i’m dreading it but i promised @perkwoojin to do it)
  • I currently live in Australia but I’ve lived in Belgium and Korea 
  • I write nearly everyday usually taking a break on one day (but don’t know how long that’s gonna last lol)
  • I’m 157cm which is 5′2 somewhere around there
  • I wear glasses but only in classes
  • I bake and cook
  • I can play these sports at least somewhat: volleyball, soccer, badminton, horse riding, swimming
  • I also play the flute (but i’m taking a break)
  • I am an only child
  • I’ve had a few relationships 
  • I love eating (who doesn’t lol)
  • I’m extroverted and love making friends and meeting new people
  • I love reading and watching movies/tv shows
  • Favourite book/series is Harry Potter and my house is Ravenclaw
  • The most important thing in my life is my family and friends
  • If I’m close to you I’m either super sweet or really bitchy or a bit of both 
  • I LOVE ALL MY MUTUALS AND FOLLOWERS SO MUCH

so i know basically all of you have done this but i’m tagging just all my faves (so sorry if i forgot you ) TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION AND LOVE FOR ALL OF YOU

@woojiniee FOR BEING MY FIRST MUTUAL AND WAS THE ONE WHO ENCOURAGED ME TO DO THIS BLOG

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AND TO ALL MY OTHER MUTUALS WHO WANT TO DO IT!!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!


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