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Month: June 2014

A Note to Equine Marketers

A Note to Equine Marketers

Hello equestrian companies of the world!  For many of you, I am your target audience. I am (basically) in my early 30’s, married with no children.  My household income is most likely within the average of your customers.  I have one horse, and I show locally.  I spend a substantial part of my income on said horse, and I desire to look as good as I can and ride to the best of my ability. I also work in marketing…

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My Job at the Cult – The Huddle

My Job at the Cult – The Huddle

About four years ago, I started a job at what I know just refer to as “the cult.”  You’re probably thinking, how could a job be a cult?  I could write enough on that topic for an entire novel, but for the blog I’ll break it down into chunks. All you need to know starting out is that they hired kids as young as possible (preferred high school graduates over college graduates), paid them less than fair wages and tricked them…

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Triple Crown Depression

Triple Crown Depression

I’m no major racing enthusiast by any means, but I couldn’t help but be cautiously optimistic for a Triple Crown winner this past weekend.  Everybody loves the underdog, and it is hard not to like the story and the people behind California Chrome. That is until I heard the owner calling the other horses “cowards” and “cheats.”  No doubt you’re aware by now, but in case you’re not familiar with Steve Coburn’s remarks, here’s an article explaining his reaction. I…

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Barn Life Mysteries

Barn Life Mysteries

When you get rained out/take a break/go on vacation and let it go to nine days since seeing your large majestic horse creature, you are bound to come back to some surprises. Simon for one, was surprised his mom abandoned him.  I came back to a wild & wooly creature who was caked in sweat and looked at me like, “I’m HOT.  I’m COVERED in flies.  My eyes HURT.  Where have you been woman?!?” I guess he has gotten used…

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My Time on the Runway

My Time on the Runway

I don’t fly frequently for work, but since I live halfway across the country from my family and I tend to try and go as many places as possible… I travel fairly frequently.  My success rate is pretty high, and besides the delayed flight here or there I haven’t had any major problems since I tried to leave North Carolina in the middle of a snow storm. So I guess I was overdue. All signs pointed to an on-time flight…

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Things have been uncharacteristically quiet around here lately, due to several factors.  Perhaps the biggest is the work and overall life business I hinted to yesterday.  There are good things happening at work, but getting there has been a bit of a struggle bus.  On the real life front, it seems like every weekend has been husband out of town, me out of town, both of us out of town or a horse show… since early April. Editor’s note: This…

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Fail Whale

Fail Whale

Today is really busy. Last week was really busy too. Next week is not looking promising. I haven’t seen Simon since the horse show, and work is intense right now. The good news for me?  I’m 90% confident I can get a full night’s sleep tonight and manage to go see my creature. The bad news for you?  I have 0 blog wise. So here’s an animated .gif of me falling off a green horse I used to work with….

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