I’ve been a really bad horse mom this past week. Whenever we get past a huge milestone that I’ve been working hard for (ie show) then I end up needing to pull back a bit. In this case, it’s not 100% my fault… Simon’s hives on his back were healing and his girth is rubbing him so I wanted that to heal while the new one is shipped from SmartPak… but really I’ve just been lazy.
After spending a weekend with family and eating junk and drinking too much (can someone be hungover for more than one day? I mean really I know I don’t drink much but that was ridiculous), I woke up with an awful stomach ache on Sunday morning and texted my trainer that I wouldn’t be able to come to the lesson.
Ended up sleeping late and felt better by late afternoon, so I cleaned the house some. Let me begin by giving you a disclaimer that I while I can take pictures of horses jumping over objects, I stink at interior design photography. With that said, I live in a tiny little house.
And if I lived alone, it goes without saying that most every room would like like this (if I won enough ribbons!)…
But I don’t live alone, and I’m only marginally successful showing so therefore I sneak equestrian accents into my home in different places.
In the guest bedroom, I did these paintings almost two years ago now. It’s a silhouette of a Boston Terrier, a Springer Spaniel, and then of the horse I had at the time – Teaspoon. I should update the horse silhouette to one of Simon and not a draft cross… but I’m lazy.
Our one and only hallway is about 1/3rd covered in art and different ‘stuff’ right now. Most of these pieces are horse or dog related… whoops. I should probably put a wedding picture in there or something.
My grandfather was an excellent carpenter and artist. When I was little he would cut horses out of the jigsaw for me, and one day I asked for a “real” horse (aka 3d and not 2d) and that began a several year adventure into wood carving. These are his equine creations. The Clydesdale is the one that got finished before he passed away, but the Lipizzaner is amazing even in its unfinished state. I keep these in my china hutch.
Also in the china hutch are these plates made by my uncle for our wedding. There are 6, and each has a different asian inspired horse on them. They’re super cool, and I use them whenever we have a get together to put stuff out on because they’re so pretty.
In the corner of my living room I made these cheap little shelves out of wooden file folders from Ikea. They house some trinkets special to us which include a Peter Stone model horse I had ordered to look like Elvis as well as one of Elvis’ old horse shoes.
My bathroom is NCSU red, not orange like the picture shows. This poster I got from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria goes well with the red/black/white decor.
The last and newest addition is what I did yesterday afternoon, aka stuff all my ribbons into these two glass vases. I left a few extras out for projects which I’ll have to show you soon… but I was pleased with preserving these while still being able to see them every day. The little wooden sign is one my grandfather made for my little wooden Breyer stable when I was a kid.
What kind of horsey stuff do you have out in your house?