Thursday, July 27, 2017
Dress: Peach Love
Shoes: TUK Shoes
That's what I am wearing at work today, but don't worry, there's plenty more to see! Here's my riding outfit from last night:
T-shirt: OTTB Outfitters
Boots: Ariat Heritage Ellipse
Helmet: One K Defender Snakeskin
And lastly, my running outfit, which sadly is not at all shark week related.
Sneakers: Mizuno Wave Sayonara
And that's finally it for today! Have you been watching Shark Week? (I haven't really sadly.) Have any favorites from today? What's your helmet preference? Have you tried the One K's?
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jampy just flatted most of the week. He's really starting to feel stronger and I can get a much bigger trot out of him than earlier in the summer. His canter is still so-so, but also better than it was. My weekend helper stuck the fake cats up on the rails of my diagonal jump, and I thought it would be fun to get a picture over it. Assuming he'd jump it...
Romey is starting to come around. I have no media of him this week though, sorry! He's not attacking me at the mounting block anymore which is really nice. I don't share his sense of humor clearly. The last two rides when I asked him to walk away from the block he did so immediately and willingly, so that's definitely progress. He'll halt and walk off throughout our ride. Unfortunately, he's still fighting about the trot. Once he decides he's ready, he'll trot off just fine. But it's completely on his terms at the moment, which I'm not ok with. Our vet appointment last week had to be postponed until this coming Friday, so I'm curious to see if there's any reason for that stuff other than attitude. We shall see!
Rio of course is perfect. I've been riding him every other day, and very lightly. I don't want to stress the old man in the heat. But he's been happy, and especially enjoys when we "walk" out on the grass. Obviously there's a lot more eating than walking happening though.
I got to sit on Badger Saturday. Unfortunately, he's tack walking again. So that's all we got to do. He gets new shoes again this week and we'll see where he's at with that hoof. If he has enough growth and he's feeling better, he'll go back to Vermont next week. If he doesn't, he'll come to my house to tack walk for two weeks. Much better to do that than send him to the horse show and throw away all that money. Plus, then I'll get to have Badger at home!!! Woohoo!
The only fun and exciting thing I did this past week/weekend was our family's annual lobster fest. Normally it's in August, but they moved it up this year to accommodate my step mom's family visiting. It was so nice to see everyone! She really has a great family. As usual, my dad went a little overboard in the purchasing of lobsters... This is everyone cleaning up the leftovers:
And that's all that's up this Wednesday. What's up with you?
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
There are of course exceptions. I don't like to run in the heat. But then again, I don't really like running ever, so there's that. I don't like it TOO hot for working the ponies. Not for my sake, but theirs. I have mostly dark horses, and I imagine it's extra hard on them. But me personally? 99% of the time, I love the hot weather.
Somehow though, here in Connecticut, it went from 85 degrees on Sunday to 55 on Monday. Sure, 55 degrees is awesome if it's, say, February. It's also not so bad first thing in the morning. But when that's the high in July? This is where I have a problem. I have Hashimotos disease which makes me over sensitive to being cold. Which leads to today's confession:
I'm freaking freezing, and I'm turning into a grumpy old shrew.
Seriously! I was pretty good through day one. But day two? Today, I woke up grumpy. I got to work, which has been a poo-show to say the least, and now I'm like mega grump.
If someone could bring me a cupcake and some hot cocoa, I'd be extremely grateful!
So that's my confession today. I'm wearing a sweater in July and super unhappy about it.
What kind of weather makes you grumpy? Or are you immune to weather related angst?
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Dress: Fantastic Fawn
Shoes: Kate Spade
I also have a pretty silly riding outfit to share:
Helmet: Charles Owen AYR8
Tank Top: Signature Tshirts
Belt: Royal Sports
Paddock Boots and Half Chaps: Broghini
Obviously, if I'm going to be all decked out in neon pink and black, I had to carry my matching stick:
That's what I'm wearing today! How about you? Any favorites from today? Thoughts on Kate Spade and her quirky accessories?
|No kidding it will take awhile. An hour and a half to be exact. Should have slept in!|
But let's not dwell on Romey. It was a busy weekend full of ponies mostly, and a trip to the local carnival.
Saturday morning started early. I had a few horses to braid for Derby day at a local horse show. I planned to meet them at 6:30 to get started. Fortunately, the local venue is the barn where I grew up riding, which is only 15 minutes from my house.
I haven't done tails in awhile, but they all came out great (phew!).
I was done braiding by 10:00 am but I stuck around and watched for a little bit. My friend's daughter (also the junior from my green eyed monster post last week) was catch riding a medium pony in the 2'6" derby. I was dying to witness the #ponysquishing! She did a great job with him, and they wound up 5th.
I couldn't believe that's where these people decided to load. Thankfully the second horse got right on the trailer.
And then it was back home to work my own kids!
Jampy had a jump school, and he was mostly great. I say mostly because he did for some reason keep spooking down the one line I have set up. Eventually he got over whatever it was that was scaring him.
After ponies, I headed out the carnival a few towns over. I wasn't sure if I was going to go, so didn't make plans to meet up with anyone. But I had a great time on my own. I played some games:
I also won poop emojis for the pups and stocked up on candy apples for the tall kids:
There's a stand there that always has carrots, and they gave me a bag full of carrot greens for the ponies. They really made out well with the snacks this weekend!
Then it was back home for more riding. Rio and Jamp just flatted, and Romey pretty much did nothing while I tried to ride him. Thus, Romey lost his candy apple privileges. Jampy devoured his:
Post pony time I decided to walk down to the lake to listen to the band for a bit and have a lobster roll.
And that's what's up this Wednesday (or Thursday as the case may be). What's up with you?