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Month: June 2013

Something So Right

Something So Right

I’ve got both a horse show hangover and a post horse show high today! Yesterday had its ups and downs, but I came out of it feeling pumped and ready to work harder. I’ve also decided on a show name for Simon that will finally stick – Something So Right (a Paul Simon song). We have to keep it, because now we have CTHJA points! I’ll do a better write up tomorrow, but the overall summary is we showed in…

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A Hunter/Jumper’s Prayer

A Hunter/Jumper’s Prayer

Today is going to be kind of awesome I hope!  We have a company fun day at Top Golf (aka little to no work today) and then I’ll get to skip out of work a little bit early to go hack Simon, bathe him and pack for the show.  Our lesson last night was pretty shit-tastic, so I’m hoping that means we’ll have a good show 🙂  Either way I am adjusting my expectations in terms of ribbons (as in…

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Insert Expletive Here

Insert Expletive Here

Forewarning: this post has little to no educational value and is a monologue of me whining.  You have been warned. I’m kind of on the verge of losing my shit, and I think I’m going to lose it over tall boots.  I know the subject of tall boots is not new to anyone who’s been around this blog for a little while, but I have reached a whole new frustration level. Let me tell you a little story: Last October…

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Getting the Feel

Getting the Feel

Had a good lesson last night.  On Saturday I picked up my tall boots from the cobblers from getting the zipper fixed, and since then I’ve been complaining about them almost non-stop and feeling like I can’t ride at all with this slick concrete boot on my lower leg.  Asked my trainer if I could potentially show in half chaps at the show, and she wasn’t impressed haha.  The good news is that by the end of the lesson I…

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OTTB Spotlight – Bobby Magee

OTTB Spotlight – Bobby Magee

Today’s OTTB Spotlight might have the most personality of any blog famous horse that I’ve read about. If you haven’t ever checked out Poor Woman Showing, it’s definitely worth a read! Carly’s hilarious commentary about Bobby’s trials and tribulations with eventing make me laugh constantly. What is his/her registered name? Mightybobbymagee. But there is nothing mighty about him except his attitude. And his ears. Lineage? Bobby is a “home bred”–a product of the breeding program at my alma mater. His sire is…

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Go Go Pony Show

Go Go Pony Show

It’s safe to say that I have horse showing on the brain. I spent my day with Jen and Echo (aka Baby Race Horse) at an itty bitty schooling show an hour southwest of Austin. It was an… er… interesting show (I will say there were beautiful jumps and plenty of areas to school that was awesome for competitors), but Echo was a rock star and had a great confidence building learning experience. I played photographer, groom and try to…

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Who Shouldn’t Buy A Horse

Who Shouldn’t Buy A Horse

I love my horse.  I’m a relatively good horse mom these days, and I was a relatively good horse mom in the past… but there have been times where I had no business thinking about or even doing a lease to own on a horse.  It’s hard to see when you’re in the middle of the situation and want a pony oh so badly, but really there are a lot of reasons not to buy a horse and a lot of people who shouldn’t…

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Storytelling

Storytelling

I was reading Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Over Thinker the other day, which is a blog I enjoy a lot because she is a very honest writer and she writes freely about her struggles. I’ll give you a (not so much) secret, this horse showing thing isn’t easy and I enjoy blogs that are honest about the trials and tribulations. Anyway, Suzanne recently went to an Andrea Waldo clinic (read her entire post, it’s worth it)…

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Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award

I was recently nominated by several awesome people for a Liebster Blog Award, thanks everyone who listed me!  I used Little Bay Horse’s questions because she was the first one I saw 🙂 HOW TO ACCEPT THE AWARD: The Liebster Blog Award is a way to recognize blogs who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word that means beloved and valued. Here are the rules for accepting the award: Thank the person who nominated you and include…

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Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

I’ve been spoiled for most of 2013.  Although my job is never slack by any means, all of my responsibilities clipped along at a reasonable pace.  That’s been ramping up as we march towards 3rd quarter, and last week was pretty hellish to say the least. That’s not the reason for my absence from the blog though, I got a last minute deal on a plane ticket to go to North Carolina and visit family for father’s day weekend. There…

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In the Cown-tray

In the Cown-tray

There are two types of “country.” One is your typical rolling hills, old tobacco fields, rustic barn with beams and a warm cozy hay loft. Think old Virginia plantations, Kentucky bluegrass or even parts of my home state in North Carolina. This country is pronounced con-tree. Then we have the sticks, the outskirts of a major city that aren’t quite rural but not quite metropolitan either. Some questionable trailers, one or multiple broken down cars in the yard… Even the…

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OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

It’s time for everyone’s favorite Tuesday feature… the OTTB Spotlight! Although, this is my last OTTB so unless I get some more submissions we shall have to end on this lovely horse, Fiction! Today we’re all about Hawk’s lovely OTTB, Fiction, from Forging Fiction. What is his/her registered name? GhostofaCharlie – I’m not a fan. Lineage? Direct parents are Bwana Charlie & GhostofaLady. He also has Native Dancer, Mr. Prospector, Halo, and some other stuff in there. You can view…

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