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Romanov Derpykins

Romanov Derpykins

I might be getting a little blogging mojo back. Let’s hope this is the case, because like most things… blogging is connected to my overall mojo and happiness. I was talking to a friend at dinner last night when she said she thought that Texas gave people reverse seasonal affliction disorder. It’s so hot in the summer that we get depressed. Whether it’s weather related or a cluster of things, I’ve been operating lower than I hope to be for the…

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The Mental Game

The Mental Game

Riding, at any level, is often a more mental game than physical. That’s true for me, although lord knows I have plenty of physical limitations and struggles (will I ever learn to sit up? chances are low). Mental toughness has been in the forefront of my riding in the past several years. I knew that I couldn’t be wimpy, and had to learn to believe in myself and my nerd horse to do things like tackle the jumper ring and move…

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Meet Roman

Meet Roman

So I bought a horse. If you follow me on instagram, you noticed there was a new addition to the nerd herd this weekend. Two weeks ago, I went to try horses at a local farm that came up through the grapevine after I posted my honest ISO on some Texas horse groups. When my trainer and I went to go look at him, I sat on two horses. One was quite fancy with show experience and a fantastic lead change….

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Sigh.

Sigh.

Baby brontosaurus is going home. I’ll be happy to share details with interested parties offline, but I won’t be blogging about it. There are no hard feelings, but I’m just sad. He would have been a great horse for me I think. I don’t want to hear that he “wasn’t the right one”, even though I know that comment is well intended. The truth is, he was the right one but when your vet is as blunt as mine was… well…

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10 Facts About Mystery Horse

10 Facts About Mystery Horse

I have had more than one person come to me and say something along the lines of, “I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS HORSE IT’S KILLING ME!” Whoops – sorry folks. On the blog, my lack of information is purposeful. I haven’t made a decision on horse yet and won’t for a while, so I have to make sure I don’t make him identifiable. It’d be a really shitty move to ruin someone’s future sale if I send him back….

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Finding the Limit

Finding the Limit

How do you know what you can handle when it comes to horses? I’ve realized recently that I need to break-up with an idea in my head. This is going to sound silly, but for a while I’ve thought Simon was a sort of difficult horse to ride. He’s a little hot and sensitive, and requires a lot of feel and delicacy to bring out his best. That’s a true statement, but hard? No. The horse is point and shoot….

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Whomp Whomp

Whomp Whomp

I was hoping to have exciting news for you today, but I’ve learned a valuable lesson – don’t write the blog post until the vetting is 100% done. That post went into the trash, and instead I feel the need to update y’all slightly since I dangled a large carrot earlier in the week and have nothing to show for it. I’m sad, because I haven’t legitimately shopped for a horse in ten years ever and I’m not used to…

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My Time in the Open Show Circuit

My Time in the Open Show Circuit

Even though I’ve always loved hunter/jumpers, it wasn’t until the last few years that I showed at “legit” hunter shows. Moving to the world of rotations and 1 million divisions under 3′ was a little confusing at first. It took a lot of hand holding by my trainer to calm my nerves and make hunter/jumper shows seem like the relaxing norm instead of a brave new world. My showing life before hunter/jumper almost entirely consisted of open shows. They are…

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Family Time in North Kakalacky

Family Time in North Kakalacky

I’m back in Texas after four days spending time with family in my home state of North Carolina.  I could have been grumpy driving into work this morning, but it’s hard to be sad when the shoulders of the highway are covered in blue bonnets and it’s low 70’s when I walked out my front door. Love. Spring. There’s not much exciting to report about my weekend, but I wanted to post something today before I attack y’all with more Pin Oak…

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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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Elvis Comes Full Circle

Elvis Comes Full Circle

Elvis was my best friend for seven years, and made a lot of my dreams come true.  Sometimes I regret selling him, and other times I realize it was a good decision for both of us. When I see pictures of him on Facebook like the one below, I think it was a good decision. This is an acquaintance’s daughter who’s learning to ride on Elvis.  She’s 4.5 and he’s 21.  Her mom reports that Elvis just follows her around…

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All the Pretty Ponies

All the Pretty Ponies

Amy gave me very good advice pre-Simon getting sick.  She said to ride even if I didn’t feel like it, because it would probably make me feel better.  I took it to heart, because honestly I don’t feel like riding.  Things I feel like doing instead of riding include… Eating froyo Watching reality TV Pretending to clean my house But alas, my trainer and friends are nice enough to offer me rides and I believe that if you say “No” to…

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