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Month: June 2013

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

I’ve been spoiled for most of 2013.  Although my job is never slack by any means, all of my responsibilities clipped along at a reasonable pace.  That’s been ramping up as we march towards 3rd quarter, and last week was pretty hellish to say the least. That’s not the reason for my absence from the blog though, I got a last minute deal on a plane ticket to go to North Carolina and visit family for father’s day weekend. There…

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In the Cown-tray

In the Cown-tray

There are two types of “country.” One is your typical rolling hills, old tobacco fields, rustic barn with beams and a warm cozy hay loft. Think old Virginia plantations, Kentucky bluegrass or even parts of my home state in North Carolina. This country is pronounced con-tree. Then we have the sticks, the outskirts of a major city that aren’t quite rural but not quite metropolitan either. Some questionable trailers, one or multiple broken down cars in the yard… Even the…

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OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

OTTB Spotlight – Fiction

It’s time for everyone’s favorite Tuesday feature… the OTTB Spotlight! Although, this is my last OTTB so unless I get some more submissions we shall have to end on this lovely horse, Fiction! Today we’re all about Hawk’s lovely OTTB, Fiction, from Forging Fiction. What is his/her registered name? GhostofaCharlie – I’m not a fan. Lineage? Direct parents are Bwana Charlie & GhostofaLady. He also has Native Dancer, Mr. Prospector, Halo, and some other stuff in there. You can view…

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Show or No?

Show or No?

Didn’t have a remarkable equestrian weekend. Light hack Saturday in the afternoon heat, and then I attempted to murder my horse pulled mane and tried to clip ears. Lets just say that Simon and I battled a but over ear clipping and no one won – he got his ears clipped but he was so naughty that they look really bad. Sunday I had a lesson but my head wasn’t 100% in the game. Simon is getting quite fit again…

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Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Black, Silver and White

Equestrian Colors Mood Board – Black, Silver and White

Time for another edition of the the Barn Colors mood board! This week I am featuring products that include black, silver and/or white. These colors are very classy without being in your face neon (although hey, some horses can pull off the neon!) and can be found in the hunter/jumper, dressage AND eventing circles. As for what color horses look good in these colors, I’d have to say almost all of them! Grays especially look very classy with a black/silver…

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To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern

To whom it may concern regarding the new thing hanging in my stall, I do recall a time in the not so distant past where a wonderful sugary orb was placed in my stall for licking.  At first I was not so sure of this new object.  What does it do?  Why does it smell so good?  How can I possibly secure it to get the tasty out? I was told it was for ‘Christmas’, but I don’t really care…

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Green (Hunter) With Envy

Green (Hunter) With Envy

I’m not usually a jealous person in my real life.  I like nice things and big houses, but I don’t usually covet them.  For example, I’m swooning over the Ralph Lauren leather purses with the Baucher bit detail (very much out of my budget right now), but when I see someone carrying around a Ralph Lauren equestrian purse it’s not like I want to jump them.  I don’t that oh so beautiful leather bag against them. With horses though, I…

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CTHJA June at Manor Equestrian Center

CTHJA June at Manor Equestrian Center

Our local show circuit is called CenTX, which stands for Central Texas Hunter Jumper Association. Austin is different from what I was used to in Raleigh as far as the show scene goes. In Raleigh, you could take your pick in any given month from a selection of open shows, hunter/jumper schooling shows, and C or A hunter/jumper shows in the surrounding area. In Austin while we are lucky to have a good hunter/jumper scene, the choice is TSSA (classy…

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