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Month: November 2014

An Icy Cold Potato

An Icy Cold Potato

Sunday for my lesson, aka the last weekend lesson before the show, it was a balmy 45 degrees, gray and drizzly.  Also, I rode like a potato. Hence the title of this post.  I was a cold, leg swinging can’t find a distance plopping around all of the place potato.  My horse however, was awesome.  Also awesome was my trooper of a mother, who took pictures of us in the cold drizzly lesson.  You know, nothing like treating your mother…

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Photography Friday – Horses of my Past

Photography Friday – Horses of my Past

I’m out gallavanting with my mom today during her annual Texas visit.  Mostly, we’re trying to stay warm because it’s COLD here for November.  I haven’t taken a ton of new pictures lately, so here is a “Photography Friday” of horses I have owned, leased, or ridden in the past… no including Elvis since there are a zillion pictures of him on this blog already. Obviously, I’m not the one riding since I’ve taken these 😉 There are many more,…

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The Owls Approve Top 5

The Owls Approve Top 5

I don’t always steal blog content, but when I do it’s from super cool bloggers like The Owls Approve. 1. Best Horse Memory Lots of good ones, so it’s hard to pinpoint just one.  Probably my favorite horse memory would be when I took Elvis to the Moss Foundation.  For those who aren’t from NC, the Moss Foundation is this expansive park near Southern Pines which is free to come take your horse to.  There are tons of trails, cross…

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Calling all OTTBs!

Calling all OTTBs!

For longtime readers, you will probably remember the OTTB Spotlight.  Essentially I featured different OTTBs each week by asking their owners to answer a set of interview questions. I loved this showcase, but sadly participation died off… However!  I’m hoping with a lot of new readers we can get a new crop of OTTBs here to feature.  Participating is super easy – first the interview questions: What is his registered name? Lineage? Did your OTTB race? What do you do…

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Your Love Keeps Lifting Me

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me

There’s lots going on here in blog and real life land throughout the rest of the year.  For the blog, I’ve got some really fun things planned for y’all for the holiday season.  Just about wrapping up prep and organization, so expect some details soon 🙂 On the horse front, we’re getting ready for the year end horse show in two weeks.  By getting ready, I mean trying not to panic because this show is always my favorite and I…

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How to Body Clip a Simon

How to Body Clip a Simon

I have body clipped twice in my adult life, which means I’m pretty much an expert.  Thus I present to you this detailed tutorial. Step 1: Frantically try and find clippers to use on your only good day available to body clip before the show.  Grovel.  Make promises of trading alcohol for clipper use. Step 2: Have jumping lesson to “tire horse out” which really tires you out instead.  Jump very large.  Watch lower leg say ‘bye bye’ over anything…

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Marguerite Henry Readalong – King of the Wind

Marguerite Henry Readalong – King of the Wind

Bel Joeor had this great idea to do a Marguerite Henry readalong blog hop, which I am 100% down for.  MH books are basically synonymous with my childhood, so I was eager to participate in the first choice – King of the Wind. First though, let me give you some background.  I like Marguerite Henry.  She almost exclusively wrote horse books, and horse books are my jam.  I literally cannot count how many equestrian young adult fiction novels I have read……

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Pushing Forward

Pushing Forward

I was supposed to show tomorrow, but that got rained out.  This is only important to note because this exact same show has now been rained out three times.  Excuse me while I pout in the corner. Small chance I might get to show next weekend, but we’ll see.  I’m not holding my breath.  At this point, we have one last guaranteed show in 2014 – the weekend before thanksgiving.  Will we do 2’6″?  Will we do 2’9″?  Will we…

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What Makes a Good Horse Blog (to me)

What Makes a Good Horse Blog (to me)

A while ago, I wrote a post called the Makings of a Great Blog.  I still like that post,and I still agree with what I wrote two years ago now. Now I know a lot more of the blogging community than I did back then.  Though I’ve always followed a lot of horse blogs, I feel more a part of the community now.  I talk to lots of bloggers on a daily basis, and if I’m being honest I’m being…

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I Kept a Secret

I Kept a Secret

About a month ago, I was contacted by someone from the Chronicle of the Horse asking if I would like to be interviewed for their Amateurs Like Us series.  Megan had found my blog, and asked her editor if she thought it would good be a good fit.  Turns out, they did and I sent a ton of info over! The article posted today – Amateurs Like Us: Lauren Mauldin Takes On Texas and I’m super excited.  With an audience as…

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Travel Tuesday – Los Angeles

Travel Tuesday – Los Angeles

I had yet another decidedly unhorsey weekend this past weekend when I went to visit my friend in Los Angeles.  Never having been to the city, I had no idea what to expect.  Honestly I thought it would be all plastic surgery and south Florida feeling… but it had a very different vibe entirely.  Not saying I want to pack up and move there, but I enjoyed the city way more than I thought I would!  I knew I would…

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The Rat Race – Higher and Higher

The Rat Race – Higher and Higher

Last time on the Rat Race series, we talked about how easy it is to get caught in the trend of buying tack for trends instead of function.  I loved reading and responding to so many comments on how people feel about this subject, and hope today’s blog post can insight just as much discussion. I very well may eat my words here in a year or so if/when I move up divisions, but the rat race aspect I’d like…

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