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Month: March 2021

Two Years of Baby Po

Two Years of Baby Po

Today on the subject of “time flies,” I’ve had my horse for two years. While this seems like a blink of time for me, I realize that it may seem like an even shorter period of time for y’all. Mainly because I’ve barely blogged about Baby Po in my prolonged absences. Truthfully, my biggest takeaway in two years is Oh my god he’s getting SO LIGHT! I’m sure that’s obvious to anyone else, but Poet is my first grey. It’s…

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Making a Big Change

Making a Big Change

My brain is a difficult and confusing place. See, I hate change. So scary! It’s a need for the illusion of control that makes me less prone to rattle things up. The devil you know, right? But on the flip side, I love the way a big, sweeping change can feel like a fresh start. Whether it’s a new week or a new year, I’m apt to rally momentum around a new beginning. The fear of change is one a…

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My Pandemic Year in Photos

My Pandemic Year in Photos

I remember sitting in my therapist’s office in the before times. It was around the middle of March, the last appointment I had with her in-person, and the pandemic was just starting to ramp up. “I wanted to check in with you about Covid19, and see how you were feeling. I know some of my clients have a lot of anxiety about getting sick.” The only sickness I thought much about back then was Pascale’s cancer, and doing everything I…

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Embracing My Natural State as a Judgy B

Embracing My Natural State as a Judgy B

People watching is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. Horse showing, as we all well know, is one of my favorite activities. Since my nerves can be… challenging… sometimes I prefer to be at the actual horse show more than I want to be riding in it. And, though it is not a great character trait, I love judging people. You can probably guess where I’ve been doing with all this. In the past year, I’ve been…

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My Beautiful Golden Retriever

My Beautiful Golden Retriever

The way I see it, one of the best ways to cope with the ghosts on my blog is to share the living characters. And of course, that includes Lucie. I’ve barely written anything on the “junior emotional support intern” puppy I got a little over a month before Pascale died. Admittedly, it was a strange time to get a dog. My heart was so shattered by Pascale’s cancer diagnosis. In my adult life I’ve taken on 3 very different…

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When Poet Threw a Temper Tantrum and Got the Opposite of What He Wanted

When Poet Threw a Temper Tantrum and Got the Opposite of What He Wanted

I’ve had exactly one lesson in 2021. It was a great one, but feels like ancient history. Let me set the stage. It’s a brand new year. We still have feelings of hope and optimism that the shit show that was 2020 is behind us. There hasn’t even been an attack on democracy yet. Times are good. Austin got some rain, and then some snow. It wasn’t the snow, just the pre-game one. But either way, it left the barn…

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I’ve Been Afraid of My Own Blog

I’ve Been Afraid of My Own Blog

Well y’all, it’s been a minute. The other day I chatted with L when she made a comment about her blog hitting a ten year anniversary milestone. That number seemed crazy to me. Ten years?! Ten years we’ve been writing about our horses? Surely I hadn’t reached that. But I looked, and I had. I started SMTT in 2010, though it had scattered posts back then. Still, technically I was at ten years. Eleven, really. There are a lot of…

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