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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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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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30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

It’s my burfday.  I’m 29. My husband is 6 years older than me, so I watched his metamorphosis from 20’s to 30’s when I was in my early/mid 20’s.  At the time, I kind of dismissed his mild panic.  What’s the deal?  If you don’t get older you die! And then I hit 27, and he said “Now you’re in your late 20’s.” “No, I’m in my mid 20’s still.” 28 is definitely late 20’s, but not as late as…

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Elvis Turns 20

Elvis Turns 20

I talk a lot on this blog about Elvis, because more than any other horse he has shaped how I am as a rider and a person today. I owned him from high school through graduating from college, and sold him to a friend in a semi-retirement situation after college to pursue a nicer show horse… a nicer show horse that I ended up hating. Parts of me still regret selling Elvis, but in the end I do think it…

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How to Celebrate the Lame Horse’s Birthday

How to Celebrate the Lame Horse’s Birthday

I know, I know – it’s still birthday central around here.  That’s what you have to do when you can’t ride your horse… you dress him up! Yes, that is a crown.  Yes, it does have glitter.  Yes, it does say “Birthday Prince” You also stop to pose for pictures with your beloved ponykins, even though there is grain drool on your boob and it’s a bad hair day. You can try to feed him cupcakes, but there’s a good…

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Happy Birthday Simon!

Happy Birthday Simon!

Simon’s 7th birthday is today!  I’m going to skip catch riding today, and instead just spend some quality time with him grooming and grazing at the barn.  There may even be a birthday hat and cupcakes involved… we’ll see! To celebrate my big beautiful boy, I am sharing my 7 favorite pictures of him.  Looking forward to getting more show shots later this year, and hoping to put all this lameness and rehab behind us soon.

Birthday Fun

Birthday Fun

Today is my birthday!  Being that I am a Christmas baby, usually we are traveling or Christmas shopping or doing something along those lines on my birthday.  This year we stayed in town for the holidays, so that meant I got to do whatever I wanted… which turned out being totally awesome. After birthday breakfast tacos, we headed to the Austin Zoo. This isn’t your average privately funded zoo – all the animals are rescues from roadside circuses, pets gone wrong,…

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