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Month: July 2011

Coronary Band Dystrophy

Coronary Band Dystrophy

Unless you know a LOT about horses, the title of this blog post is going to be confusing.  Four days ago, I wouldn’t have a clue what that was.  Why do I know now?  Because I think my horse has this rare disease. I won’t bore you with details, unless you found this page looking for information.  Then I’ll give you a summary: Coronary Band Dystrophy is a rare auto-immune disorder that attacks the horse’s coronary band, chestnuts and ergots….

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Photography Friday – A Pony at Dusk

Photography Friday – A Pony at Dusk

I need to get out and take more pictures, but lately it’s been so damn hot outside that as soon as I’m done riding I want to leave the barn. These were from a not so distant time where we didn’t see triple digits every day. I believe this pony’s name is Brownie, and he’s a camp horse and trooper for beginner riders. That day he was feeling particularly artistic with the light setting down behind him. These are straight…

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Happy Things: Heartsy.me

Happy Things: Heartsy.me

I discovered something awesome today – Heartsy.me. If you’re a fan of hand made goods and etsy vendors and like the daily deals, then go sign-up for Heartsy now.  It’s a groupon type interface, but just for etsy vendors.  My mind has been on interior decorating lately, so I was really happy today when I snagged some super cute prints for my bathroom. One of the Heartsy deals today was $19 for $50 worth of prints at collageOrama.  They do…

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Get back on the horse – not just a saying

Get back on the horse – not just a saying

I’ve been riding horses pretty much all my life.  I started when I was 10 with a once a week lesson, and was lucky enough to get my first horse when I was 14.  Since then, I’ve only taken a two year break (when we lived in MA mostly) from riding consistently and since Austin boasts lovely things like good jobs and a low cost of living – I feel extremely lucky to own a horse again. Even when I…

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