Thursday, January 17, 2019
Sweater: En Creme
Belt: Mane Jane
And that's it for today sadly. Hopefully you'll see some breeches and boots next week! And honestly, even if not on Eros, I need to get on a horse soon, so maybe I'll see if there's something I can take a lesson on or something. This girl needs some saddle time!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
I mentioned yesterday that the boys all got their hair did. That was pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in the last week. Haha! Sometimes quiet is nice though, right?
Sunday I met up with some friends to finally do our holiday gift exchange. You guys, they came up with the most creative gift! And I forgot to take a photo... Sorry. Bad blogger. But anyway, they got me Coke bottles (glass ones!) with the names of my horses (and mine) on each one! I didn't even know you could do that. I do like Coke as a treat now and then, so once I drink them all, I'm going to fill them with colored sand or something and keep them on the windowsill. Or maybe use them as bud vases? I dunno. I just think it was the most creative gift!
They look like this, but each had a different name on it:
Oh! We did have one wild hour of fun at the farm this week! My friend/neighbor is fostering a couple of pugs (available for adoption if anyone is looking!) and we obviously had to get them all together for a play date. (Along with her boxer, because she fits right in.) Did you know a group of pugs is called a Grumble? I did, and now I can see why!
How was your week/weekend? Do anything super fun? Take a lesson, go to a show? Play with a whole pile of pugs?! Let's chat in the comments!
In closing... please enjoy this photo of the barn goat helping himself to too many snacks:
|No, it's not preggo, it's just fat.|
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
I started at the home barn with Jampy. His mane is a little ridiculous in both the before and after photos since it's on the wrong side. PLUS he has more cowlicks that I can handle, so it looks uneven even though it's not. #foreverferal
Last was Eros. His mane wasn't as bad to start, but also, my before picture is a little misleading. I forgot to take one before I started, so the "before" is actually after I had done some pulling.
Anyway, they're all looking MUCH better now with their hair under control. Are you good at keeping them trimmed up in the winter? Or do you let them get a little feral too?
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Belt: Rebecca Ray
Jeans: True Religion
Shoes: Ariat Cruisers
Purse: Rebecca Ray
That's what I'm wearing today! Sorry for the lack of riding attire, but hopefully the fun bit theme is a suitable substitute. Any favorites from today? Do you have a pair of Ariat Cruisers?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
So Thursday, I boarded the plane to come back to reality.
I scheduled Eros to have a training ride on Thursday, but requested he flat only since he'd had the week off. I knew I would land with enough time to ride, but I also wanted to spend some time with the boys at home and needed to get the short kids. I figured it would be easier to have him ridden that day, and it would appease the BO by our paying for a ride. Win-win. One would think.
Fishy. But I can't absolutely prove he jumped, so I dunno. Maybe she's telling the truth? Either way, my horse is unsound. I am NOT happy. She said in person that they did just flat but she really made him work. Which made me question why? He had a week off! Just sit on him and let him move around. Ugh. Anyway, I've been on him everyday, mostly tack walking with a tiny bit of trot to see if there's improvement. There hasn't been, so I'll have to touch base with the vet I guess. So frustrating. I really wish people would do what's best for the horses and not what's best for their wallets and egos. Hopefully he's just sore and this passes quickly. But I can't pretend I'm not ridiculously frustrated. Eros and I were really clicking and things were going so well. And now, I'm back to walking horses. Every day. So much walking. How many equine must one have access to in order to ride with any regularity? The answer is not 3. I don't think it's 4 either. Maybe it's 5?
In other less cranky news, the old men are doing great. They've both put on some weight (I think... it might just be hair) and are looking good. They're also shedding like crazy.
Saturday it rained pretty much the entire day, but Sunday was nice (other than some crazy wind) and even fairly warm in the 40's. I decided to throw Rio on a lunge line to see how he's looking.
That's about all that's really going on here. Walking everyone, lots of grooming, and also a fair amount of pug snuggling.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Equiport. I've not shopped with them before, but I figured I'd give it a shot. They use paypal, so I have protection if things go awry. Happy to follow up later if anyone wants to shop with them in the future.
Anyway, whenever I find a new to me tack shop online, I generally browse their site to see what they have. Especially if it's European because they get cooler stuff sooner than we do. Know what I discovered? Ridiculously good prices on De Niro boots. Like, those can't be right, good prices. But I didn't act! No I didn't! I did not buy new boots that day. Though I did find a pair to lust after that just happen to match my navy One K snakeskin helmet perfectly...
Alas. I couldn't hold out any longer. I placed the order this morning. In 8-10 weeks hopefully I'll be able to introduce you all to them.
And yes, I still have the Celeris AND the Fama's on the way. Shut up. I have a problem, and there do not seem to be any support groups for boot-a-holics. What's a girl supposed to do?
Thursday, January 3, 2019
T-shirt: Um... I forget the brand here... Seriously this post is rough.
Boots: Tuffrider Regal
That's what I wore to tack walk trainer's mare on New Years. But I also have today's travel outfit to share:
Fleece: Skidmore College
Top: Ronner Design
Belt: Mane Jane
Jeans: Vintage America Blues
I don't have an arm party to share today. I was quite lazy and didn't bother with bracelets for travel day. So that's it for my lame outfit day. Any favorites from today? What are you wearing?