Thursday, October 18, 2018
Helmet: Charles Owen
Jacket: KJ's Creations
Belt: Noble Outfitters
Breeches: Tailored Sportsman
Spurs: Evo Equine
Straps: Stacie Originals
That's what I wore to ride last night, and here's what I'm wearing at work today:
Top: PS of Sweden
Belt: PS of Sweden
Pants: Level 99
Shoes: No brand
That's it for today! All green everything! Maybe next week I'll wear a different color. Any favorites from today?
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The weekend started off with some excitement. I got home from work to this scene at the end of my road:
Oh, and we closed up the pool Friday too. Bye summer.
You guys. You know what's worse than running when you haven't trained? Having to wait two hours to run. You know what's worse than that? That wait being outside in the rain in forty degrees. Fortunately, I made friends with another runner who shared his poncho with me.
|smiles cause it's over.|
Our team finished 103 out of 190 teams, so about the middle of the pack. Other than the miserable weather, it was a lot of fun!
After a lovely ride on Eros, I headed straight to Eddie's house. He was a little sassy from the weather change, so we let him have a little play time on the lunge line first. Not sure my tired legs could have held on to any antics! He was perfect after the lunge though. We stuck to flat work, really working on getting him more responsive to my leg, and carrying himself a bit more. It was a lovely, but sadly media-less ride. Kind of the theme of my riding weekend. Sorry friends!
Next it was back to the house to take care of the bay boys. They both enjoyed a nice walk outside, and Rio had a little grass.
At this point, it was dark out, and I was so tired I didn't want to do ANYTHING EVER AGAIN. But alas, I had to run a few errands. I may or may not have grabbed Five Guys for dinner while I was out. (YUM.)
And then I pretty much died.
Sunday I was sans barn helper in the morning, so I was up bright and early (but not as early as Saturday, thank goodness!) to take care of the boys. It was effing freezing you guys:
I had an interesting ride on him that morning. He warmed up really well, and the first few jumps I popped over came right out of stride. It was so perfect I didn't know who was riding him. But then, as per usual I started to get in my own way a little. He was fantastic anyway. I'm really enjoying him. He lets me make mistakes without ever holding them against me. He just keeps coming back to try again.
After my jump school on Ed, I went over to the boarding barn to ride Eros. I got to finally ride him out in the gigantic outdoor ring. He was lovely out there. That horse really seems to be the same horse every day. Once in awhile he might be a little looky at stuff if he's "fresh", but he doesn't actually do anything more than that. I feel pretty lucky to have found him. He ADORES my step mom, and never does anything other than be perfect for her.
|grumpy ears, but look at the view!|
After Eros time, it was back home to tend to the bay boys again. Both had nice groomies and walks, and Rio had a little more grass. I got inside before it was dark for once, so that was nice! Spent the rest of the evening adulting and cleaning up the house. (Yuck.)
Monday after work was reserved just for my boys. Eros' barn is closed on Mondays and it was pouring rain, so no Eddie either. Usually his mom rides on Monday anyway. Rio and Jampy each had really good curries and that was about it due to rain. Then it was off to the grocery store. Ugh. Adulting is really taking away from my free time!
Last night I rode Eros after work. He was less than enthused...
That's about it from here! This week is a little quieter as Eddie's mom is away. I'll still ride him, but we'll mostly just be flatting unless someone else is around there.
How was your week/weekend? Do anything fun? Lessons, horse shows, road race... anything?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Ok on to the fun stuff...
So as you all probably know, I've had to do some shopping for Eros. The boarding barn prefers horses all have the same blankets to keep things easy for the staff. Eros wears the same size as my other horses, so I am out of clothes in that size anyway, and thus wasn't that offended at needing to get clothes for him. (Plus, my dad is covering ALL of Eros expenses since he's a "family horse". I honestly don't know how this is all happening, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the ride.) Also, I don't really want to send all of my favorite stuff over there to get lost and "borrowed" so we're mostly getting Eros his own stuff. It's been super weird to buy things in blue though. SUPER. WEIRD.
But this post isn't really about what I've bought for Eros. (Mostly because I'm still waiting for much of it to arrive.) This post is about stuff that's green. Because this is me after all. While thinking about blankets for Eros, I remembered that Jamp's and Rio's turnouts have mostly lost their waterproof-ness and maybe it was time to think about replacing them. Those sheets and blankets are as old as the barn, so that's about 10 years at this point. Not a bad run. And then while I was perusing the Chick's discount saddlery site, I stumbled across some waterproof sheets on sale for $49. And they're green and tan! Obviously, those went right in the cart.
As previously discussed, I'm not fitting very well in my large collection of hunt coats. And now that I have Eddie to show, and hopefully Eros soon too, having only one jacket probably isn't ideal. Now that it's freezing out, the super awesome Motionlite coats aren't so awesome. So I hit up Ebay and grabbed a couple RJ jackets for $35. They're the old fashioned dry clean only ones, but sorry, I still love them. Especially for winter time. I didn't grab photos, but they're pretty much the same as coats I already have, just a size up. Anyway, whilst looking for those, I found something I probably don't REALLY need, but decided I absolutely HAD TO HAVE IT. A green shadbelly. I have two black ones. One that likely won't fit now since it's from high school, and one that probably will since it was a little roomy before. But a green one?! I didn't have that. This one was brand new, though a bit wrinkled, and came with a new stock tie and pin. The coat itself retailed for over $300 initially. I paid $120. I figure one of these horses will absolutely do a Derby at some point. And green will be so gorgeous on a chestnut... Anway, enough justifying, here's the photo:
And then I found a shirt I had to have to go with it. Also on sale for about 50% off the retail. Good enough for me! It's from RJ also.
That's about all I'm admitting to today... I can't confirm nor deny whether or not I bought other crap. But you probably all know the answer.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Top: Lily Pulitzer
Belt: India Hicks
That's what I'm wearing at work today, but I also have half of a riding outfit for you! I say half because I forgot it was Wednesday and didn't get boot or helmet photos. (Sorry.) I wore the Regals as is usual lately, and the black snakeskin One K.
Top: Sweet Iron Co
Amanda posted about them on her blog. I NEEDED to own the long sleeve houndstooth shirt, and figured I should grab this adorable unicorn print since it was on sale. I really like these tops. They fit great and are very comfortable to work in.
Belt: Swanky Saddle
Socks: Shop Hunt Club
And that's it for today! Any favorites? Have any new brands you're excited about it? Let me know in the comments!