Thursday, June 14, 2018
Top: Lucky Brand
Belt: Mane Jane
Shoes: Sperry Topsider
AND I have a riding outfit to share too!
Top: Brand unknown
Breeches: Smartpak Piper
Belt: Noble Outfitters (I think)
Socks: Swanky Saddle
Helmet: Charles Owen AYR8
Baby Pad: Wilkers
Half Pad: Mattes
That's it for today! Any favorites from today? What are you wearing? How's the weather where you are?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I've had a few braiding jobs coming in as well. I guess I've come out of braiding retirement officially. Haha. These guys came out looking pretty good!
I followed the major rule of the weekend after riding Bradley: No sitting down till bedtime! Because otherwise I would never have gotten back up.
My boys both had their hand walks, and Rio had a graze too. Plus mega groomies for both of course!
Anyway, after the race, I got in my truck and boogied up to Lowes. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a freezer for the barn. Jamp's ice boots have taken over my entire freezer in the house, and there are shavings in all my food. Not that there's anything wrong with that really... but it would be a lot more convenient not to have to walk back and forth to the house 100 times a day. It was a good call, even if it's currently residing in an empty stall. It was too big to fit where I wanted to put it in the laundry room. Bummer. Another bonus? I can keep some ice pops in the barn now! Great treat in the summer!
After the Lowe's trip, I got home, unloaded that bad boy, and then headed straight to my braiding job. I had three manes, two tails (with fakes), and a mane pull to do. Busy night! I was home around 1:30 and was POOPED. 7 am came early for Jamp's boot change, that's for sure.
I didn't ride Sunday, but it was kind of a gross day anyway. Not all that warm, and it was mostly pretty cloudy. I ran a few errands in the morning, and then spent much of the day doing laundry and straightening up my pigsty of a house.
The pugs got to have a little walk though, which they were super excited about.
And then some friends and I headed to the lake to catch the musical act for the evening. It was an acoustic set, and it was great! We brought wine this time, and it was the perfect way to wind down the weekend.
I had the septic guy out again to finish diagnosing the problem with the barn system. That crushed pipe we were expecting? It wasn't that. Apparently the whole system is failing because what was installed was too small. So that's not going to be cheap. Sigh. Is what it is right? On the bright side, it's a good year for all that to happen since I'm not using the ring right now anyway. And I'm saving all this money by not showing. Right? Sure.
And then the craziest thing happened on my way to work yesterday. I was driving along, minding my own business. Late for work as usual. And then just two cars ahead of me, this guy runs a stop sign at an intersection. The guy two cars ahead of me tried to stop, and then tried to swerve. He ALMOST made it, but ended up hitting the back end of the sign runner. Well both guys were driving work vans, so they're generally large, heavy, and taller than they are wide. The guy going straight wound up with a very messed up front end, but was upright and ok. The other guy, the one who ran the sign, wound up with his van on its side. He was ok too, luckily. But it was pretty scary to watch! And then of course I had to wait for the cops since I was the one that called it in. Fortunately, since everyone was ok, I didn't get stuck there too long. I was almost an hour late for work though. Good thing they're pretty understanding at my job!
I got to ride Bradley again last night, which was a total treat! My boys were a little neglected since there are only so many hours in the day, but they had their feet picked and got fed which is all they really want anyway. Bradley was actually a little "fresh" last night! And by fresh, I mean he carried his own pace a little and pretended to spook once which was pretty silly. But after about 25 minutes of good hard work, he was more like this:
And that's what's up this week! What's up with you? Did you show this weekend? Or do anything else fun? What's new?
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Someone stage an intervention
Houston, we have an addiction
My boot closet is better than your boot closet
Shut up, these are emotional support boots.
I've posted all over the social to share the fun news that Fama 4 All is having a great deal on their custom boots right now, so you should already know that. I get no kick backs or anything for this, I just love my boots and wanted to share the awesome price.
Thus it should come as no surprise that I MIGHT (definitely did) have ordered another pair. Yep. Right after I said I didn't need any more boots. (I mean, if I'm lucky I ride once or twice a week right now... Whatever. These boots are for my emotions.)
I'm not 100% sure what I'm getting yet as far as actual colors. Rebecca is hunting down some leather swatches for me and then I'll pick. But generally, they are going to be some version of brown or tan boots and the accents will be an exotic leather of some kind in green. I'm hoping for an awesome snakeskin. But we'll see what she can find. Whatever she finds will determine what color the actual boot is. I may even switch to black. We'll just have to wait and see! I also asked to have a strip of elastic put in to accommodate my swollen legs. Some days my boots fit perfectly, and some days I can't zip them. So that will help alleviate that issue.
But while I'm confessing my boot purchases to you all... I should also admit that I absolutely ordered both of the these last week too:
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Jeans: Romeo + Juliet
Shoes: Steve Madden
But that's not all today... Since I actually got to ride last weekend, I have a riding outfit today too!
Helmet: One K Defender Snakeskin- black
Belt: Mane Jane
Breeches: Smartpak Pipers
Socks: Sox Trot
And that's it for today! I'm not sure yet if I get to ride again this weekend, so I'm not sure if we'll have a riding outfit next week. We'll have to wait and see! Any favorites from this week?
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
My dad recently announced his retirement date (June 29th 2018, so close!) and had his very last work trip to China scheduled for a Saturday departure. He normally spends the night at his place in NYC when he's going to be traveling over seas. Thus, he had a couple of theater tickets he couldn't use. I happily took them off his hands! They were for a tiny, little theater the next town over from me called the Ivoryton Playhouse. It has a rich history having been built in 1911 initially as a recreation building for a nearby factory and its workers. It was converted into a theater in 1930 and featured shows starring many well known names over the years. You may have heard of Marlon Brando, Groucho Marx, Katherine Hepburn, or Betty Grable. This month's show is "A Night with Janis Joplin."
Saturday morning I was up bright early to change Jampy's ice boots, but also because I was excited to go ride Bradley again! I'm seriously so ridiculously grateful to Katie for letting me ride him.
Sunday morning I got up early as usual for Jampy's ice change. I had plenty of time to kill so I stopped over at my trainer's to pick up my Voltaire. Trainer got back from Florida this week. No, Badger isn't back yet. He is staying in Florida through June with another trainer. It's a long story. But at least my saddle is home! We talked a bit about Badger's future, and we're hoping this month will bring some answers to those questions.
I stopped for a coffee quick before returning home to wait for my friend to arrive. He was helping me retrieve the cabinet. Definitely not a one person job! It made the trip home easily, fitting perfectly in the bed of my truck. (Trucks are so convenient to have!) And it also fit perfectly in the space I had made for it.
I got everything tucked away in there just in time to meet up with a friend of mine who rides at the same barn as Katie and Bradley. We had so much fun riding together! That's the one thing I miss about having horses at home. You don't really get to ride with friends much.
Bradley was a little tired from his work on Saturday, but he was still a very good boy. My buddy and I were on FOREVER (without realizing it) just walking around and catching up on life. But it was a cool day, right about 70 degrees, so the horses didn't mind hanging out.
I got home around 4 and took my boys out for their walks. Rio had a graze too. And then I headed over to the lake for the first band night of the year!
|view from my walk over|
|These guys are actually good!|
Monday was really rainy. It had stopped by the evening when I got home from work, but I gave the ponies a day in anyway because I had a bunch of errands that needed running, and the ring was a bit muddy. They didn't seem to care as long as I fed them.
It's been cool here, barely hitting 70. So last night when I took Jamp out for his walk he turned into a Jamp Kite and I had to bring him back in right away. He really lost his poo there for awhile, and I was really worried he might have set himself back with his feet. I was also worried we might not make it back in the barn alive... Fortunately, nobody died on the way in. Though he only had two feet on the ground at a given time, he stayed out of my space. He gets a few points for that at least. And this morning his legs didn't seen any worse for the wear. He still has had a slight pulse in both legs, and they were about the same as they've been. So I don't think he did any damage. At least I hope not. I also hope he keeps himself together today for his walk. I really don't want to have to start him on sedation if I can help it. Hopefully this recovery process will move itself along so he can get back to being a horse again. Have any of you dealt with laminitis? How long does it normally take to strengthen the laminae back up and let them do horse things again?
That's about it from here really... P had to go to the vet last week because she had a nail grow too close to her pad. Turns out she was also brewing an ear infection, so I'm glad we went! She's on the mend.
|and surrounded by friends I guess?|