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Month: December 2014

Austin Trail of Lights

Austin Trail of Lights

I know it’s a little late for Christmas posts, but in my family we always considered Christmas a season that lasts until New Year’s… and therefore this still works 🙂  Even though we’ve been in Austin for four Christmases (five?), we’ve never been to the Trail of Lights. For those of you who aren’t local, the Trail of Lights is a Christmas “winter wonderland” located in our most famous and beloved park near downtown.  Zilker park, home to the lights, is…

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2014 Goals Review

2014 Goals Review

There seems to be a bit of a “I didn’t quite hit my goals” this year epidemic in the blog-o-sphere.  Add me to that club for sure. Before going over these in detail, I knew that there was the potential for me to get bummed.  However, L. Williams told me that we should never reach all of our goals… that means we’re not reaching high enough.  This year, I reached pretty high. 2013 gave me the confidence that I had a…

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2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

I am hesitant to say that this year sucked, because no one died and no one lost their job and everyone is healthy and relatively happy… so I won’t say it sucked.  I have a lot to be thankful for, but this was not my most favorite year ever. January Simon and I pick up from where we left off after your success in the year end show.  I stop trying to do crazy advanced things with flatwork, and keep…

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OTTB Spotlight – George

OTTB Spotlight – George

Today Kari from Good Time to Review writes about her OTTB, George! He is currently living with me in North Dakota. I adopted him last May from a ranch in Western North Dakota that owned by the track vet at the racetrack in Minnesota. He has 4,000 acres of pasture for his 65 plus “foster” OTTBs that he has staying at his ranch. They go from lavish pampered lifestlyes to getting the whole “being a real wild horse out on…

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2014 Show Season Wrap Up

2014 Show Season Wrap Up

Honestly alert – I am feeling pretty bummed about this year’s show season.  A lot of that is because we ended on a not-so-amazing note, but what readers don’t know about are the goals and pressure I had put on myself this year.  Why?  I don’t know.  It’s not like I thought my horse would magically get lead changes or that I would mysteriously become an amazing rider… I didn’t.  I did want to have a shot at qualifying for…

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Equestrian Christmas Ornaments

Equestrian Christmas Ornaments

I love Christmas.  Love love love love. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been collecting horse ornaments.  It started with a tradition from my great God-mother.  Every year, she would give me and my brother an ornament for Christmas.  When everyone figured out I was horse crazy, a lot of the yearly ornaments became horse themed. Over the years, I’ve collected and received a lot of horse ornaments as gifts.  To me, it’s a collection that can never…

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And Thus Begins My 30’s

And Thus Begins My 30’s

It’s my burfday.  I’m 30. I kinda thought I’d have a lot more about life figured out by now, but I don’t.  That being said, I have more figured out than last year and I’m slightly less worried about the rest.  Progress?  Maturity?  Maybe something. Either way, I did a 30 before 30 challenge on this day a year ago.  Time to officially review how I did! Note – if you want to skip the boring list and go straight to my…

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2nd Blogaversary – What I Learned This Year

2nd Blogaversary – What I Learned This Year

In my opinion, if you’re not constantly learning something new, your brain is dying.  Blogging is no different.  I learn new things everyday from reading your blogs, trying to write mine and seeing the really creative things other bloggers do. Last year when I wrote this post, it was more of a ‘how to be a blogger’ type.  I feel like I’ve written on that subject too much as it is, and honestly don’t really know that much more about blogging…

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2nd Blogaversary – Top Posts of 2014

2nd Blogaversary – Top Posts of 2014

The 2nd Blogaversary continues! I present to you my top posts of 2014 according to site traffic! 1 – How to Crochet a Horse Fly Bonnet This is actually a really, really crappy tutorial. I’m sorry SEO traffic. I’ll try to make a better one in 2015! You know, one with better pictures and some sort of actual pattern. Read Crochet Horse Fly Bonnet Post » 2 – Equestrian March Madness 2nd Qualifier Ah… equestrian March Madness. That was interesting,…

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Product Review – Horze Tendon Boots

Product Review – Horze Tendon Boots

I am a lover of boots.  Specifically  – horse boots.  Usually I don’t admit to being much of a tack ho, but boots are my weakness.  If it weren’t for extreme self control, I’d have a million pairs.  So when Horze contact me about reviewing their extremely popular tendon boots, I jumped at the chance. In the past I’ve ordered fancy fleece protection boots from Horze, and was happy with the quality. For me, sizing was an issue since some…

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Simon’s 2014 Christmas Wishlist

Simon’s 2014 Christmas Wishlist

The past two years (Read 2012 and 2013), Simon has grabbed the keyboard for me and written a guest post about his Christmas needs.  This year I let him borrow my iPad after a ride so he could yet again make his request. What Simonpants Wants, Needs, and Desperately Deserves for Christmas – 2014 Edition Likits Did you know that in the winter you have to stall in your stall SO MUCH MORE even though it is NOT COLD ouside!…

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