In-Betweensies

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I have a lot of pretty okay qualities, but I am not patient. It comes out in different ways. When I teach someone to do something new, I have to take a lot of deep breaths and not smack them over the head when they don’t immediately grasp the concept that I want them to. This is perhaps why I didn’t pursue my career in education. …

The Taste of Ink

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Tim was not one for symbolic tattoos, even though he had lots of them. When I met him, I was pro tattoo but hadn’t actually taken the leap. Neither had many of my friends. In fact, my only real experience with tattooing was going with my best guy friend in high school to get his back done. He almost passed out, and I had to …

Fuel the Fire

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We’ve been having massive rain in Austin lately, so my lesson on Sunday was my first one since the disappointing horse show. I’d be lying if I said I was super excited to be lessoning again. My brain had already prepared itself for life with a baby hunter, and had lost a lot of my gumption for the 2’6″-2’9″ jumpers with my changeless wonder horse. …

The Holy Trinity of Weekend

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I spent 90% of my time this weekend doing one of three things – drinking, sleeping or hanging out at the barn. As I’m sure you picked up from my pitiful post on Friday, my mood going into the weekend was poor. I had committed the cardinal sin of horses, “Thou Shall Not Get Thy Hopes Up” and was feeling down in general. The best …

Whomp Whomp

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I was hoping to have exciting news for you today, but I’ve learned a valuable lesson – don’t write the blog post until the vetting is 100% done. That post went into the trash, and instead I feel the need to update y’all slightly since I dangled a large carrot earlier in the week and have nothing to show for it. I’m sad, because I …