Thursday, December 28, 2017
I awoke this morning to news of a tragic event back at home, and just wanted to take a minute to make mention before continuing on with Thursday's Threads. Folly Farm, a lesson and show barn about a half hour north of where I live had a fire early this morning and they lost 24 horses. They were mostly lesson horses and polo horses, as well as a few privately owned. There were 19 reported safe in a separate barn. I grew up showing at Folly regularly as a junior, though it's been some time since I've been up there. It's a wonderful place, with caring staff and lovely horses. I'm truly heart broken for them and am working on coming up with a way to help. If you'll recall from this post, I experienced a tragic barn fire when I was 14. All day my mind has been jumping back to scenes from that night and the emotions I felt in the days to follow. Our situation was very different as we were lucky enough to save 24 of our 32 horses at the farm (I say we, I was just a boarder they weren't MY horses, but it was my shared experience). So we had animals that needed a place to live and to be cared for. We needed to immediately replace things in order to do that. In Folly's situation, they don't have the same need at the moment. I'm sure they will moving forward, but I'm not certain what can be done right now to help. Any ideas are welcome.
Ok, now on to more fun things. Let's talk outfits! Since I've been lacking in riding outfits of late, let's start there shall we?
Top: B. Vertigo by Horze
Belt: Mane Jane
Breeches: Piper by Smartpak
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
I had a nice ride on Badger today though he was a little wild! Trainer was in CT for a few days for Christmas so the ponies had a vacation. Today was the first day back for them. Good news is, nobody died!
And now for my Florida leisure outfit:
Top: Two by Vince Camuto
Belt: Mane Jane
Pants: Rue 21
That's what I'm wearing today! How about you? Are you bundled up to the top of your head in the freezing tundra? Hope you and the ponies are all keeping as warm as you can! (Missing my boys down here, but definitely not the weather!)