Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

I have been awarded the Sunshine Award by Paola’s Horse Blog. Thank you!

The Sunshine Award is for people who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The nominee must do the following: thank the person who nominated her, nominate ten bloggers of her own, answer the ten questions given to her, and post them and the Sunshine Award button to her blog.

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Here are the questions:

  1. Mares or Geldings? Geldings. I don’t do mares well… unless they act like a gelding.
  2. English or Western? English. I’ve ridden western a lot but never seriously. I would love to try Reining or even rail Western classes though… maybe one day!
  3. Do you prefer “younger” or “older” horses? It really depends. I love the challenge and journey that you go through while working with a young/green horse like Simon. To me you can’t replicate that bond when you buy a packer. Sometimes when I’m showing though I wish my horse had a few more miles and buttons on him!
  4. Have you trained a horse from ground zero? Not from unbroken to finished show horse. I’ve taken a broke western horse to a show hunter with issues 😉 I’m in the process of taking a green broke OTTB to a hunter/equitation/jumper but I would be completely lying if I said I am doing it alone! Have a great trainer and past great trainers and without them Simon and I would still be trotting circles.
  5. Do you prefer riding or groundwork? Riding. I don’t “do” groundwork, meaning I don’t sit there and say “Okay we’re going to do ground work today.” To me, ground work is a constant thing that I work on with my horse with our daily interactions.
  6. Do you board your horse or keep it at home? Board board board board board board board. I don’t think I’d consider keeping a horse at home if I still had to work full time.
  7. Do you do all natural things or just commercial stuff?(in sense of products) Whatever works. I really do not care what it’s made of if it helps my horse.
  8. All tacked up or bareback? I love my saddle, let me keep it please.
  9. Equestrian role model? I really look up to Louise Serio. I also admire the trainers I have been lucky to have in my life.
  10. What’s your one, main goal, while being in the horses world? Right now I am really focused on eventually showing 2’6″ or near abouts at a rated show and not looking like we don’t belong. One day!

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Now my ten nominees for this award if they chose to blog about it! I tried to pick some newer (to me) blogs that I have been enjoying lately and hope you do as well.

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