Saturday was super busy. I was up and out of the house by 7 to feed and turnout the horses. While they were out I cleaned their stalls. I was done by 11 so I could meet up with my friend Tracy and take a lesson with her at the barn where she rides. I'm sorry to say I forgot to take pictures of the adorable little mare I got to ride. But I had SO MUCH FUN! I'm really enjoying getting to ride some different horses. And it's really making me aware of all the habits I've accumulated by riding only my own horses. Apparently I assume all horses drift left, and can't understand why my distance doesn't work out when the horse I'm riding actually goes straight... Ok, I totally understand. But I still let it happen anyway. This is why I'm an amateur.
I had enough time after riding to get home, feed my four legged kids, and get showered and dressed for my company holiday party. For the last few years it's been held at the Fox Hopyard.
Dress: Max Studio
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: From Little Black Bag, I forget the brand... sorry!
Confession... the watch under that jewel isn't actually working... shhhhh don't tell!
Ring: Family heirloom
From my dad, he has amazing taste.
Sunday I was spoiled, as I had a helper in the barn. My plan was to sleep in and then get breakfast in town at The Villager. But I woke up at 7. Go figure. I lounged around for a bit before heading out for breakfast. Ran a few errands after that and was back at the homestead by 1. I let the dogs out, then spent a few hours giving the horses some much needed extensive grooming. I don't know how they get so dirty when they are wearing blankets. They really are good at what the do! The remainder of the day was dedicated to laundry mostly. And wrapping a few presents. Here's one of the gifts for my mom:
The chores were done by 9 pm and the pugs got some much deserved cuddle time. I shall leave you with some adorable photos of the short kids: