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Month: March 2014

How to Celebrate the Sound Horse’s Birthday

How to Celebrate the Sound Horse’s Birthday

Simon’s birthday was the day I left for Wellington, so we didn’t get a chance to celebrate “properly” until last night. This time last year I was throwing a party hat on a lame horse, so the fact that I could get a few photos and then go for a ride was just splendid! I warned my trainer that I was bringing birthday goodies for my horse, and even though she probably thought I was a crazy person… no one complains when…

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WEF World – The Finer Things

WEF World – The Finer Things

With this past trip to WEF, I tried to have a game plan of what I wanted to document and write about during my time there.  So instead of one giant ALL THE WEF THINGS post, I have a lot of topics planned out with photos to go along.  If you love hunter/jumpers or big horse shows, I hope you’re excited to hop along the WEF train with me for a little while! I know I’ve said it before, but…

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Equestrian March Madness 3rd Qualifier

Equestrian March Madness 3rd Qualifier

Now that I’m back in town let’s get crankin’ with some March Madness!  Since the real NCAA tournament kicks off this week, I wanted to speed things along a little bit.  Therefore I’m putting six matches up today so we can get on to the semi-finals next week! I would like to make a little disclaimer about an exploit someone put to my attention.  You can vote unlimited times on a mobile phone.  Yes, aka you can cheat.  I have put…

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WEF 2014 in the Books

WEF 2014 in the Books

You probably were hoping for a really detailed post about all the amazingness in my trip (and it was pretty amazing as always), but I’m here to disappoint. I got up at 3am central time to fly back. A cab driver tried to scam me on the ride to the airport and I had to put on my big girl pants and tell him to GFY. Both of my flights had lots of turbulence and the same screaming toddler. So I’m…

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Canter to Your Horse

Canter to Your Horse

One of the reasons I like keeping Simon in training rides, is that my trainer knows him extremely well.  Though I do maintain that I know my horse better than anyone, my trainer knows horses in general way better than me.  She has tons of experience in her tool box that I don’t, and I could ride Simon 7 days a week and progress slower than if she rides him once a week with me hacking in-between lessons.  That’s why…

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Equestrian March Madness 2nd Qualifier

Equestrian March Madness 2nd Qualifier

Time for a second round of voting for March Madness!  Today we have four matches  to get us closer to the semi-finals.  I’ll update the bracket as well this week with all of today’s and last week’s winners. First up is a west coast battle between hunter/jumper Wilbur, Ellie, & Emily and all-around jack of all trades Throughbred Adventures.  Both bloggers have multiple horses, but will multiple disciplines come ahead in the end?  Vote below! [socialpoll id=”2191687″] Next from the…

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Happy 8th Birthday Simon!

Happy 8th Birthday Simon!

This time last year I had a lame horse turning seven, and we certainly have had a lot to be thankful for in Simon’s seventh year!  We moved barns, got out to several horse shows, and most importantly improved our partnership quite a bit. I really feel like he’s maturing from the gangly lame OTTB into a muscled, above average Thoroughbred show horse 😉 We still have our struggles, but I’m so excited to see what the eighth year will…

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Equestrian March Madness Begins!

Equestrian March Madness Begins!

Y’all seem to really like this silly contest I created, which is awesome!  We had a total of 42 blogs sign up to participate, and I’m starting things one day early so I can schedule some voting during my vacation at WEF this weekend. I will start this “Madness” off by admitting that I thought making a bracket was easy.  Turns out it’s super easy if you have exactly as many blog entries as there are NCAA teams competing… if not,…

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