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Year: 2012

Simon’s Christmas Wish List

Simon’s Christmas Wish List

Taking a break from the 30 day challenge for a few seasonally related posts!  Plus tomorrow is my birthday and I’m hoping to spend some time at the barn taking pictures, hanging out with ponykins and giving him his Christmas present.  With that I present to you a guest post from Simon… What Simonpants Wants, Needs, and Desperately Deserves for Christmas I am a remarkably good horse, and deserve to be showered with treats and affection.  Before this past summer,…

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Day 3 – Your Best Riding

Day 3 – Your Best Riding

When I get down about my riding, I look back to some moments of time riding during college. Before Beckett ruining my confidence and before I gained a bunch of weight – I was a confident and fit rider.  That person is slowly coming back! The best example of my riding oddly enough happened when my horse, Elvis, was off due to a freak eye injury (I’ll have to blog about that one later).  A really nice family at the…

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Day 2 – The last time you rode a horse and what you did

Day 2 – The last time you rode a horse and what you did

After short but nerve wracking (for me at least) show season, I’ve been laying low with Simon and not riding quite as often.  So instead of yesterday, the last time I rode was Monday for my weekly jumping lesson. Kathy’s theme of the week was courses with technical challenges, so I was pretty excited. In the division that we show in, the most complicated thing that is ever asked is a roll back and at the November show I totally…

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Day 1 – When and why you started riding

Day 1 – When and why you started riding

I thought a good way to get back into blogging and introduce new readers to my pony self would be to do a 30 day challenge.  Plus let’s be honest, I need a schedule to get back into a blogging routine.  I grabbed this list from Viva Carlos after spending what I think is a solid afternoon reading her old posts (this is without saying, my favorite horsey blog btw!). I started riding when I was ten years old after…

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New Look, New Focus

New Look, New Focus

I’ve been silent at the blog most of this year, but it’s not from lack of Texas activities.  Really the biggest change has been simple – I got a horse. I know we’ve heard this before on this blog.  Since I moved to Texas, I did a lease to own on a backyard draft horse and lost a lot of money when he came down with a strange disease and I had to give him back.  Then I rode a…

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A Seasonal Sunday Project

A Seasonal Sunday Project

I don’t know why, but the idea of a seasonally appropriate front porch is super thrilling to me.  There’s no real reason for this.  I don’t think anyone has ever driven by the front of my house and said, “Goodness!  There is no seasonal wreath… how will I  know if it is actually fall or spring right now?  The horror!” Passers by might not do that, but I sure do. During spring and summer I lose some of the gusto…

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Gatsby Update

Gatsby Update

I actually have a lot of diy/house/craft blogs coming up because I’ve been busy in that front, but since my lovely husband was nice enough to come out to the barn on Sunday and take some pictures of me and Gatsby – you have to sit through another horse post before we get back to crafty things.  Non-horsey people can just look at all the pretty pictures and ignore the boring technical riding stuff.  Ready? Oooooooo. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Okay, in reality…

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A Tale of Two Riders

A Tale of Two Riders

I’m back on a diet… again.  Before Christmas I had lost about 20 lbs in two months through a medical weight loss plan (not surgical, just diet and an appetite suppressant) which was amazing – but the weight fell off so fast that once the holidays came around it came back on equally quick.  After a few months of floundering around in the new year and a whole bunch of “I’ll start that soon,” I got the same kick in…

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