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Month: January 2015

OTTB Spotlight – Bohemian

OTTB Spotlight – Bohemian

Should we just go ahead and re-name Saturday as OTTB Spotlight Saturday?  Well at least for today, we are.  Today I am featuring Bohemian from Eventing in Color.  He’s a neat horse with a neat owner and a neat story… so enjoy! What is his registered name? Jockey Club name is Bohemian Spirit. I kept “Bohemian” as our show name for registration with USEA. He goes by Bohemian or Hemie at the barn. Lineage? Not impressive to my (admittedly ill-informed)…

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Product Review – Cool Boots

Product Review – Cool Boots

I’ve wanted ice boots for Simon for a long time.  I feel like it’s important to do everything reasonably in my power to keep my horse sound and happy for as long as I can.  To me, icing after jumping & hard rides on the front tendons is a pretty solid idea.  Will this prohibit him from ever breaking?  No.  Will it help a little bit?  I think so. So with a Christmas gift card in tow, I ordered the…

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The Great Jumper Braid Debate

The Great Jumper Braid Debate

Okay, so this debate might not be all that “great”.  With WEF starting and me not going this year, I spent some time looking through my photos from WEF years past.  That’s when I realized that jumper braids seem to fall into two categories these days. We have the traditional button braids. And what I officially the “sticky uppy” braids. Both are almost always tight and neatly done, but I just can’t get behind the sticky uppy braids.  To me, there is…

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My Equestrian Scavenger Hunt

My Equestrian Scavenger Hunt

Originally I pictured this post being full of items deep from the trenches of the internet, but then some awesome bloggers were WAY more creative than I was to begin with and did a stellar job with all of their own photographs. Braymere Custom Saddlery took this idea to my favorite 1:9 scale world, and I cooed over the photos like a small child.  Then Carly from Poor Woman Showing won at life with the amazing Bobby, and Sprinkler Bandit did…

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TOABH: Worth 1k Words

TOABH: Worth 1k Words

The minute I saw Beka’s post about the Archie scrapbook, I knew that I had to participate in this week’s blog hop. You see, once upon a time I was an avid scrapbooker. You can add that to my dorky hobby list, if you’re keeping track. I would scour craft sores in search of horsey themed paper, embellishments and all other sorts of cool papery things. My scrapbooks started pretty elementary and eventually got fairly well designed as my tool…

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Adventures in the Blissfully Mundane

Adventures in the Blissfully Mundane

It’s been a quiet weekend here. Suffice to say, I much prefer quiet to running myself over with my car. In fact I’m oh so happy to report that I have driven myself some independently this week and have managed to keep all 4 car doors on my husband’s car. Hopefully I will continue to have as much success with my car when I get it back early this week. The worst thing to happen to me all weekend was…

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BT’s Attack – 1 Year After

BT’s Attack – 1 Year After

One year ago, my little fur family got turned upsidown when my springer spaniel, Eliot, attacked our elderly Boston Terrier, BT.  As a result of the attack, BT had several puncture wounds in her head and damage to her eye.  Though we worked closely with an emergency vet and our regular vet, after a week we decided it was in BT’s best interest to have her eye removed.  The incident was heart breaking. I’ve written about my feelings during and…

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The Easiest Saddle Fitting Ever

The Easiest Saddle Fitting Ever

When I wrote my 2015 goals, I mentioned that I wanted to confirm or deny Simon’s saddle fit this year.  It seemed like a huge task, because I wasn’t thrilled with the fitter I had used previously and basically bought my saddle on the internet site unseen by a tack store employee looking at a few pictures of Simon’s back.  Recipe for success, right? Luckily an awesome blog reader (thank you!) recommended another local fitter to me, so I happily…

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Horse Husbands – The Money Talk

Horse Husbands – The Money Talk

A while ago, I had lunch with several barn friends and the men in our lives came up.  One who was single at the time said, “I just want someone who won’t get upset about the horses!”  It’s a pretty valid request, as we all know just how much time and money horses take up in our lives.  Today I want to focus on the money part though. Does your significant other get upset about the money spent with horses?…

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Tracy Meets the Nerd Horse

Tracy Meets the Nerd Horse

Aside from running myself over with my car, I did have some great fun this weekend when awesome blogger friend Tracy from Fly On Over came to Austin for vacation!  Now I’m not sure you’re aware, but no trip to the Lone Star state is complete without a visit to nerd horse and yours truly.  Lucky for me, Tracy and her awesome husband agreed to trek outside of Austin for a bit of a horsey adventure. When I finally managed…

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An Object in Motion

An Object in Motion

Last week was not my week. We won’t get into the crux of it, but on Friday night I was so looking forward to the weekend when we’d have sunshine and lots of barn time!  Plus, super awesome blog friend Tracy was coming to Austin for the weekend and we had fun plans to hang out.  We did hang out, and it was super fun but I’m going to save the fun post for tomorrow and today share my stupidity with y’all. First, on Friday…

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Equestrian Scavenger Hunt

Equestrian Scavenger Hunt

Things are pretty slow here, but the weather is getting dryer so hopefully that means lots of riding in my future!  To beat the slowness, I’ve crafted a little online equestrian challenge that I offer up to you all. I love a good scavenger hunt, and think this will be fun!  Here’s how it works – I have ten items outlined below.  If you want to play, look for a video or image (please link images back to the source…

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