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Take me to Taos

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My barn has a really awesome group of people. The age range is roughly 22 – 52, yet everybody gets along and has a great time together. Really when you mix good people with horses & wine, there’s no chance for anything to go south! One of these awesome ladies summers in Taos, New Mexico. Before the temperatures started to climb this summer, we bid …

Amarillo by Morning

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I’ve always had a sort of horsey travel bucket list of destinations I wanted to go to solely for their horse factor. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a bit in my life and consider myself a bit of an adventurer, I’ve actually got to cross a lot of those destinations off my list. Kentucky for all this horse. Vienna for classical dressage. Wellington …

Home is Where the ? Is

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The two questions I heard the most after Tim died were “How are you doing?” and “Are you moving back to North Carolina?” I guess I shouldn’t have gotten annoyed at that second question, but it always rubbed me the wrong way slightly. “They” say not to make any big decisions in the first year (spoiler alert – I have already blown this rule in …

Mauldins vs Scorpions

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This post is part a new paranoia that has entered my life, and part recap of a hill country getaway weekend with the husband. First up, hill country. If you drive about an hour and a half southwest of Austin, the liberal bubble of hipsters and hippies that I call home suddenly transforms into something a lot more Texas. Sure, the foliage and landscape changes pretty …

Thirsty Thursday – Diet Coke

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Things are a little rough in Texas right now.  It’s not something I’ll be blogging about, but I’m trying to combat some of the rough patches by doing healthy and nice things for myself. Or setting myself up for failure by kicking out my biggest crutch… it’s a toss up! What I’m talking about folks, is diet coke.  My wonderful, amazing and delicious friend.  See, …

Horse Bloggers Weekend Confirming Details!

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Remember last year when Jen and I invited everyone to a bloggers weekend in Austin?  Well, that’s officially happening!  There’s even a date… Friday, February 27th – Sunday, March 1st in Austin, Texas Now, we’re basically two months out so it’s time to really confirm details.  I’d love to get a Facebook group or e-mail list of people who are seriously interested in coming whether you …