Thursday, July 12, 2018
Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Sadly, that's it for today. I'm hoping to have a riding outfit for you guys next week though since I'm riding Saturday. Have any favorites from today?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
We got to see some lovely sky writing while we were riding too. Of course it was just an ad... but still kinda fun!
After Bradley, it was back home to get my boys out and grab a quick shower before Lobster Fest! I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I had a theme appropriate outfit to wear:
As mentioned yesterday, we had plenty of lobster for all, as well as steaks for the non shellfish eaters. And other salads and things for sides and/or anyone who doesn't eat the main dishes. While we do Lobster Fest every year, this year we made it kind of a duel purpose party by including a little retirement party flair for my dad to celebrate with his friends. That came in the form of dessert:
But there was also a little surprise lurking behind this island:
So yeah, Saturday was a lot of fun. And Sunday? Well that was possibly one of my laziest days ever. It happens!
I got up and got the horse laundry started, then headed down to the lake for some breakfast. (Yes! They don't JUST do lobster rolls... haha.) I took it to go though, and sat at the end of the barn listening to some music while I ate it. Next the boys had good groomies and their walks. Rio got to have some grass.
The short kids didn't do too much. It's been pretty hot which isn't great for Pugs. The asphalt is WAY too hot to walk them on. But we've played in the yard some at least.
Oh and I almost forgot! I wound up getting some photos after all from the Alumni Division at the Skidmore show! Look how cute Sochi is! I think he's a LITTLE annoyed with my general floundering... but he's adorable nonetheless.
I love the candid of us talking with the judge. (They always have a q&a portion during the flat class. Years past have been a bit raunchy, but everyone's a little afraid to push any boundaries these days, so the questions were pretty tame.)
Well, that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Do anything fun this weekend? Horse show? Lesson? Something non-horsey?
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Have you ever eaten the same thing for like three days straight? Any regrets? Because I have none. (Except that it's all gone.)
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Helmet: One K
Tank: Rue 21
Belt: Mane Jane
Socks: CHJA Finals
Half Chaps: Cavallo
Paddock Boots: Cavallo
Spur straps: Stacie Originals
And now for today's outfit!
Top: Jessy B
That's it for today! Any favorites? Did you dress in red, white, and blue for the 4th?
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Saturday was super hot, and I decided it was a good day to do a gross job.
Since it's been so hot and I had no plans, I've actually gotten to use my pool this year!
And may or may not have had ice cream for dinner a few times...
I let the pups come out while I swim, but I leave the door open so they can go inside if they get too hot. Artie is from the south and that dog just loves baking in the sun. It's so odd!
Monday and Tuesday were busy at work, but it was worth it to have today off. I spent the morning with the boys doing barn chores, walking them, and giving them both nice cool baths. Jampy got to have a nice roll during his walk:
And Rio got to graze in the shade under the big pine trees.
I got to ride Bradley today too! I had hoped to go early, but it took me longer than I thought to do chores at home, so by the time I got there it was the heat of the day. Bradley didn't seem to mind, but we kept it an easy workout anyway. I haven't ridden in awhile either, so no need to get crazy!
I spent a long time at the walk with him, really working on getting him to bend his whole body and get his hind end working independently of the front end. Next I let him trot and canter more or less however he wanted. After that, I started asking for some shape at the trot. And he really gave me some fantastic moments. Funny how asking the right way gets the right answer, ins't it?
Bradley was rewarded with a cool bath and some shady grazing.
I had enough time when I got home to jump in the pool for a half hour. Much needed! I was soaked with sweat which is gross, but true. I followed that up with a shower, and feeding all the kids before heading over to my dad's for some 4th of July fun. He lives at the beach, so there were bound to be some fireworks to see. And my stepmom's family is in town (we have lobster fest this weekend!) so it was great to see everyone.
The fireworks were pretty impressive at the beach this year. They were all just random people lighting them off as the town doesn't sponsor any anymore. But boy, those people were pretty serious about it!
And that's about it. Did you do anything fun for the holiday today (if you live in the US anyway)?