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Month: September 2014

What You Would Say On Your Blog! – Part I

What You Would Say On Your Blog! – Part I

Remember when I asked y’all what you would say on your blog if you could be 100% anonymous?  Well, the results are in! Some responses are snarky, some are thoughtful and some are just plain interesting.  I will refrain from commentary and let people speak for themselves! Since there were so many responses, I grouped everything into themes and will post in a small series over the next week or so. Thoughts on our blogs themselves. I met one of…

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Travel Tuesday – Braunfels

Travel Tuesday – Braunfels

The first stop of our 2008 winter European tour was a bit unusual.  Tim and I flew into Frankfurt, which is a huge European hub of travel.  That’s not important in itself, but we were fortunate enough to have a German friend of ours pick us up at the airport and drive us to his hometown – Braunfels, Germany. Braunfels is a small town of about 11,000 people that’s located northwest of Frankfurt.  Honestly, I was so damn jetlagged I…

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I Interrupt This Monday

I Interrupt This Monday

I interrupt your regularly scheduled Monday so I can bitch about a hipster who I think may be currently plotting my demise.  But first, let’s back up a little. Originally this weekend I had fun horsey plans scheduled, but I had to cancel.  To make myself feel better about originally cancelled plans, I made different fun horsey plans which… as you guessed, were cancelled.  Therefore much of my weekend was spent with me trying my best to stick to my diet…

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Crochet Fly Bonnet – Finding the Pattern

Crochet Fly Bonnet – Finding the Pattern

Ever since my last DIY Crochet Equine Fly Bonnet post, I’ve been working on my crochet and bonnet making skills.  The crochet part is going great.  My stitches are getting more even and quicker, and I’ve tried out some different trim techniques that look really good to me. The problem is the damn pattern. People have been emailing me and asking on instagram for my bonnet pattern, and my response should be that I wished I had one!  Honestly, I’m…

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Product Review – Horze Reflex Stirrups

Product Review – Horze Reflex Stirrups

Before I review today’s stirrups, let me give you a little stirrup history (I know you are dying to hear it). In the early 2000’s, I got a pair of Herm Sprenger flex stirrups.  I rode in them until 2012, swore by them even, and then decided that my leg felt more secure in regular irons.  I switched to $30 irons, and said death to gadgets!  Gadgets bad!  Special stirrups bad!  Blah blah tradition fox hunting George Morris blah blah…

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What Do you Wish You Could Say?

What Do you Wish You Could Say?

Most of us equestrian bloggers are semi-private.  By that I mean, we don’t necessarily go I AM BLAH AND I RIDE WITH BLAH TRAINER IN BLAH CITY, but let’s be honest – it’s usually very easy to figure out where we are and where we ride.  With this accountability, a certain amount of editing goes into what we put on the blog. For example, I have a “no barn drama” policy rule on my blog, meaning that I simply will…

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Travel Tuesday – New York City

Travel Tuesday – New York City

Once upon a time I used to travel a lot and lug my giant camera everywhere.  Now I am poor with a travel money eating pony.  Ah, the choices we make. Soon I will travel again, but lately I’ve just been missing it.  Combine that with the fact that I don’t often take a look back at the millions of photos I take, and I present to you “Travel Tuesday”. I didn’t actually get to NYC until my early 20’s….

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Mobile Ponies

Mobile Ponies

The other day, I was looking at my smartphone and I smiled.  It wasn’t because I got a text or a new follower, but because my nerd horse was giving me a pretty epic ‘DURRRRRRR’ face. I smiled and I thought, “Man I love that big dumb creature” (emphasis on the dumb).  Of course, I’m not the only one who loves my pony, and I’m not the only one with a smart phone… the idea for a blog post was…

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