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Month: May 2015

Adult Coloring Books

Adult Coloring Books

This post will only further convince you that I am really a twelve year old girl instead of a thirty year old professional. A few months ago, one of my co-workers who enjoys art as a hobby mentioned a fairly new phenomenon she was enjoying called adult coloring. No, these are not coloring books with “Mature” content (although a quick google search will let you know that these exist as well), but instead artists who are creating incredibly detailed line…

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So You Want to Blog? – Part V: Traffic

So You Want to Blog? – Part V: Traffic

This will be my last post of the little intro blogging series. I don’t feel like there’s much more to talk about, and plus no one actually came down from the heavens and gave me the blogging goddess crown… still waiting for that one. 😉 I could keep this post super short, because the best way to get traffic to your blog is very simple. Write good content that people want to read. I’m dead serious. You can spend all the advertising…

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Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

Product Review – Eco Vet Fly Spray

A few months ago, a representative from Eco Vet contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their new fly spray. Of course, flies are the bane of any horse owner’s existence so I was pretty happy to take them on on their request! Wait a few months for flies to really start to get bad here… and we have today’s review. First, here’s a little bit about what makes this fly spray unique from the folks at…

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About that forward thing…

About that forward thing…

Okay, so maybe that’s still a work in progress. My lesson on Tuesday went quite well overall. I started my course with a decent forward pace and none of the jumps (2’3″ – 2’6″) looked intimidating to me at all. We cantered up to a vertical and I didn’t see a spot, so naturally I pulled for the add and my horse was like “Trot?” and it was kinda fugly. Well, that wasn’t amazing but we recovered fine and no harm…

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Forward (and Straight)

Forward (and Straight)

My ego with riding continues to be bruised, but I’m not a quitter. I’m officially doing the schooling show next weekend instead of the originally planned two day show this weekend. Bonus points for saving a lot of money? That’s how I’m pitching it to myself. I also got bumped from the jumper lesson (hopefully temporarily) this weekend, since the more experienced girls needed to prep over bigger fences for the show this weekend. I mean even if I’ve been riding…

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Meg_at_ Banned from Photographing at Old Salem Horse Show

Meg_at_ Banned from Photographing at Old Salem Horse Show

The equestrian Instagram world is a bit abuzz right now with a topic that is very interesting to me. A popular instagram account Meg_at_ (formerly Meg_at_wef) has been prohibited from doing any photography at the Old Salem horse show. Meg has a little under 10,000 instagram followers, and posts photo journalistic style images from popular hunter/jumper shows. I follow her, and enjoy her work a lot.   You can read the full account of the situation on her blog (I suggest you do,…

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Product Review – Dy’on Anatomic Bridle

Product Review – Dy’on Anatomic Bridle

It should be no secret to anyone reading this blog in the past week or so that I’m pretty head over heels with my new bridle. Still, I thought it merited its own review post so anyone who wanted more information about a slightly less common bridle. My original search for this bridle started at Dover, where I saw one for sale and thought it had a beautiful shape. I wanted a jumper looking bridle that was modern, but not…

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Not a Linear Process

Not a Linear Process

If I let myself, I could get really depressed about my riding right now. We are no where near the level we were last fall. The shows I had planned on doing this spring and summer (even the one next week) are seeming out of grasp right now. I’m totally the remedial rider in the lesson group, and there are lots of instances where I’d gasp watching me ride. My ego is shriveling up and dying, but my self esteem…

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