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Zen Baby Horse Blog Hop – Everyday Fail

Zen Baby Horse Blog Hop – Everyday Fail

Nothing says “Let’s have a break from this really heavy stuff” like a bunch of pictures of me failing with my saintly horse. This is a great blog hop idea from Zen and the Art of Baby Horse Management. Enjoy! And that’s why the creature has a 5lb box of treats folks.

TOABH: Wish We Could

TOABH: Wish We Could

My mood has been foul this week for no particular reason.  I could dwell on that, or I could distract myself with an equestrian fantasy in The Owl’s Approve‘s blog hop this week.  I choose option two. Let’s pretend that financial restrictions don’t exist and logistics isn’t a nightmare.  If you could do anything with your Ponykins, what would you do? If I could do anything with Simon, it would be show at WEF for the entire twelve week circuit….

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Happy Things Hop – Favorite Noms

Happy Things Hop – Favorite Noms

There have been a ton of really awesome blog hops lately, so I’ve taken my dear time posting the second of the “Happy Things” hop.  There’s also been a ton of things to post about over here lately, and therefore I haven’t participated in as many hops as I usually do.  We’ll see where the content train takes me… but today’s topic you can take either horsey or non-horsey.  I’m doing both! What is your absolute favorite comfort meal?  If…

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Unpopular Blog Hop

Unpopular Blog Hop

This title is funny to me.  Instead of participating in an unpopular blog hop, I’m participating in a blog hop about unpopular opinions.  This week L. Williams‘ asks: What is 1 unpopular horsey opinion you have? It seems like I have all kinds of unpopular opinions, but the topical one for me right now is how I don’t think it’s wrong to use maintenance to keep a young horse with lameness going.  That’s kind of a weird statement, but let…

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Interested Parties Blog Hop

Interested Parties Blog Hop

I can’t/shouldn’t dwell on the issues I talked about yesterday anymore for my mental sanity, so let’s think back on happier times. The first time I saw Simon, he was a gangly awkward young Thoroughbred.  My former trainer had recently brought him back from her western barn after a long layup, and she needed someone to give him some rides to see if he could fit into the lesson program.  Horseless at the time, I hopped on and rode a few…

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The Simple Life Blog Hop

The Simple Life Blog Hop

It’s been a while since I participated in a blog hop, but in an everlasting search for simplicity this summer I felt like Viva Carlos’ topic this week was very appropriate: Other than money, what would make your horse life simpler? My completely realistic answer is that I wish my barn was closer to either where I lived or worked.  It’s a hike from either location unfortunately, and sometimes the 40 minute drive takes more motivation than it should for…

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Why Do I Still Ride?

Why Do I Still Ride?

I may just start calling her the master of blog hops instead of Viva Carlos, but today she brings us another great blop question I’m answering: Why do you continue to ride? No doubt my life would be much simpler without riding.  My house would look nicer.  I’d have better clothes (you know, the normal variety).  There would be time and money for more traveling.  For a while I would have told you that my husband would be a lot…

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Appreciating What You Have Blog Hop

Appreciating What You Have Blog Hop

I love love love the Viva Carlos blog hop this week!  It’s especially topical since we all know how much horse showing can make you question everything about yourself including the quality and talent of your horse. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Pros of our current ponies, whether you own them or just ride them in lessons. Simon has a lot of good qualities, and I probably don’t write about them on the blog as much as I…

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Immediate Inspiration Blog Hop

Immediate Inspiration Blog Hop

Another fun blog hop from Viva Carlos!  Today’s topic is… Why do you train with your trainer? If okay or possible, share a picture of your trainer riding. I’m a difficult student to teach in some ways.  My self confidence is pretty low in my riding at times, but I also want to be pushed.  I strive for improvement and perfection, but I also really crumble at harsh feedback.  It’s a delicate balance and a tactful person who brings out…

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Junk In Your Trunk Blog Hop

Junk In Your Trunk Blog Hop

As soon as I saw this awesome blog hop from Viva Carlos I knew I had to participate. I’m kind of obsessed with my tack trunk.  Even though I know that one piece of tack or equipment does not make or break a rider by any means, I still always thought a vinyl tack trunk would help me “belong” in the hunter world.  I got mine as a very generous Christmas gift when I was in college, and it’s probably one…

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Show Me Your Barn Blog Hop

Show Me Your Barn Blog Hop

I love my barn, so I figured this blog hop would be a good opportunity to show it off!  Plus, it’s really neat to see the different places that everyone rides.  There is a lot of variation per disciplines and location. View of the Barn There’s actually four barns on the property, but this is a shot of the main one as you’re walking from the parking area to it. Horse’s Living Space Simon has had several different stalls on…

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Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Expand Your Inner Princess

Hunter Princess Blog Hop – Expand Your Inner Princess

Well kids, it’s been a fun ride.  We’ve had 10 weeks of hunter princessness.  10 weeks!  That’s like… more than a gestation period for a human baby if it were 9 weeks instead of 9 months!  Okay, really bad analogy.  This has been fun to host, but I’m going to step down as hunter blog hop queen. For our last post, I want y’all to have a lot of fun with it. What would you do/change if you had no…

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