Thursday, January 16, 2020
Helmet: One K
Belt: Mane Jane
Breeches: RJ Classics
So that's what I wore to ride last night, but I have a fun leopard outfit on at work today!
Belt: Mane Jane
Shoes: Miz Mooz
Purse: Marc Jacobs
So that's what I'm wearing today (and last night). Any favorites? Thoughts on 80's and 90's pop culture references?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
so she got to have her walks outside and even "grazed" a little on what we pretend is grass in the winter.
Eros has been perfect as usual. Obviously. BUT, he has reverted back to Mac Truck Eros lately in our lessons. I think it's time for a bit change, but I'm not really sure what to try next. What I've been jumping in (that was working great up until recently) is a pelham similar to the Sprenger dynamic RS. It was a cheaper version I got from the UK, but looks the same. We're going to use a segunda in my next lesson, which I know does the job, but I just kind of hate that much mouth piece. So any suggestions would be welcome! The handful of needs and knows are this:
-I need something I can use in the hunters
-he HATES jumping in a two or three ring (but also see first bullet point)
-he prefers something rubber or plastic, but also, not a deal breaker since we've been using metal anyway
Really though, I think what he REALLY needs is some body work. But our body work lady is overseas serving our country. I honestly think getting some work done might make a big difference. And I'd rather that than go crazy with bits. But I gotta do what I gotta do in the meantime until I can get him worked on.
He too was pretty happy with the weather this weekend, and we spent some time enjoying the "grass" and outdoors too.
I didn't do much other than play with ponies and snuggle the pugs this past week/weekend. I'm still getting over this plague, so figured it was best to lay low and maybe keep trying to organize the chaos that is my house. Oh and on Saturday night I did a kids craft, cause I'm kind of a dork. How cute are these though?!
I shall leave you with this adorable photo of the short kids snuggled under a blanket:
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
So Equi-prism had a good deal happening for the holidays and I decided to get a couple of stall guards and stall signs for if/when I ever get to show again. (It seemed slightly more realistic at the time!) Whilst perusing the site I also decided to add some new stockings for all the horses to my order. Cause why not? I needed new stockings for the new horses anyway. Everything arrived and turned out so much better than I even thought they would! (I forgot to snap pics of the stall signs though, sorry.) The stall guards we had to alter the logo slightly because it needed to be so large. So for the horse part of it, we did just an outline, rather than filling the whole thing in.
The stockings came out equally adorable. The feet on them are a little long, which looks a tad awkward, but it's actually kind of nice for stuffing them. So no complaints there!
So then recently I got an email from Artscow with an enticing coupon inside. Have you ever checked them out? You can get anything you want printed on pretty much anything you could imagine. Shipping is astronomical kinda, but the prices aren't bad for the items so it all balances out. Plus most things are 35% off right now with the coupon. (Just visit the site, it's in the header.) I have no idea if stuff will come out nice or not. But I thought, hey worth a shot! Let's try it! So I found an app to tile my logo in all different ways and set about trying it on stuff. All kinds of stuff... I may have overdone it... but the following items are in production for me.
I did get a warning that my resolution was low on the image, so they all may come out blurry and awful. Time will tell. Worst case the jacket and vest only get worn at home in my own barn. Best case they get worn everywhere cause they're amazing. I'm hoping for option two. And also can we take a moment to appreciate the shoes?! SHOES! With the logo! It's like heaven. Not quite as amazing as my logo tall boots of course. But a close second for sure.
So that's today's confession. I've gone logo crazy and labeled everything I could think of.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Sweater: John + Jenn
Belt: Bestey Johnson
Jeans: Blue Revival
Shoes: Steve Madden
So that's what I have on at work today. A bunch of brightness to chase away the rest of this virus.
I mentioned above that I don't have a riding outfit to share, but I do have a fun surprise that arrived early to show you! Remember back in November I admitted to buying more boots from Celeris because they were 31% off on Halloween? And I maybe bought two pairs? Well. I definitely bought 2. And the first arrived super early, just before I went to Florida! And here they are! (Some of you may hate them, but my inner six year old is absolutely giddy!)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
It's been pretty quiet around here this week, just settling back into the routine. I got home from Florida on Thursday, and went straight to pick up my pups at my mom's and then to the barn to see the kids. Shiny hadn't seen my vet yet at that point, so I soaked her and wrapped her foot up. And I got to ride Eros. I missed him while I was away!
Friday the vet came, and we covered that yesterday. I rode Eros before the vet arrived and then was just there waiting my turn for the rest of the day. It was like the good old days of being a barn rat! Saturday I was able to handwalk Shiny as she was feeling much better with that splinter removed. Sunday I got to have a lesson with Eros. It was a great lesson, though we did nearly part ways at one point. We were supposed to do three jumps on an S turn. We came through the corner to the first fence, I saw a nice distance and just softened to get to it, but I think I surprised Eros by just letting go of his face entirely. He tried to chip, but didn't make it, and we sort of crashed into the jump. There were several moments where I thought we were parting ways as he picked his way out of the jump, but somehow he kept me on. We went back and tried again and got it done quite well actually. AND the whole course was 2'9" to 3" so we're getting somewhere in our quest for the adult hunter ring. Yay!
The rest of this week has been a total waste. I caught some kind of virus and have had a fever since Monday night. These guys are pretty happy to have me working at home:
Feeling a bit better today, but still working from home. Hoping to ride tonight though.
How was your week? Do anything fun? Have a great lesson lately?
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
So backing up, Shiny had that abscess that just wasn't getting better. It would start to come out, but not all the way, and she continued to be pretty painful on it. We had the farrier out twice, and then while I was away one of the local vets looked at it. He put her on an antibiotic and some Banamine, but it still wasn't resolving.
I had her scheduled with my regular vet for Friday for something else, so I had him look at the foot. We started with x-rays. Not sure why the other vet didn't start there. But anyway...
So after the x-rays Doc blocked the foot to try and do some digging. And whilst trying to dig out the infection he found the splinter. It was HUGE.
It's not surprising that it wasn't JUST an abscess. But sheesh. I hope little miss learns a lesson from this... Don't kick the walls!
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Vest: Eddie Bauer
Belt: Mane Jane
Jeans: True Religion
Once I got home, I was SO excited to go get the short kids, and then head to the barn to see the tall kids! So I figured it would be quickest to just alter my outfit for the barn.
Helmet: One K
Belt: Mane Jane