Monday, December 24, 2018

Bloghop: Favorites of 2018 (via the900FacebookPony)

Who doesn't love a good blog hop? I sure do! I (like many of you) jumped on this one right away as soon as I had a chance, because who doesn't love a bunch of horse photos? Without further ado, let's do this!

Favorite show picture

I had a several year hiatus from the show ring, and this was my intro back into that world. This was from Saratoga riding Sochi in the Alumni division (Photo used with purchase, credit to Shawn McMillen photography).

Favorite non-show picture
Anytime Rio has a birthday will be a favorite for me.

Favorite thing you bought 
 I mean, you really can't top a new Four Star Trailer... But in more reasonably priced options, I'd have to go with these:
I tried a bunch of different ice boots when Jampy first got sick this spring. The Tough-1 boots were my favorite until I found these horse print ones at Chick's saddlery. They're cute and stay put well.

Favorite moment on horseback
The day I took Eddie to Mystic to show over fences in the schooling hunters was a big deal for me. It was my first real time back in the show ring (Sochi doesn't count fully since I was totally unprepared for that) and we had some pretty decent trips that day!

Favorite moment out of the saddle
My little brother bonding with Rio was probably the cutest thing to happen all year.

Favorite “between the ears” picture

I couldn't narrow it down for this one... The top is Bradley and his buddy being adorable, and the bottom is a stroll on Eros at the boarding barn.

Favorite horse book or article
Does Denny Emerson's Facebook page count? Because he's my favorite.

Favorite horse ridden (or groomed/cared for) aside from your own
Another toss up. These two guys helped me get back in the saddle this year, and I'm so grateful to them and their moms. Up top is Bradley and down below is Eddie!

Favorite funny picture of your horse

It's only fair to embarrass all three of them right?

Favorite fence that you successfully jumped or movement that you conquered
It doesn't look like much, and it's a terrible screen shot, but that triple bar set at about 2'9" looked horrifying to me. Eros said it was no biggie though, and flew right over!

Favorite horse meme or funny picture

This one just really speaks to me. I'm pretty sure every single one of my horses would tell me this when I dress them up in ridiculous outfits.

Thanks to Amanda for the fun hop! I love sharing horse pictures, and am enjoying seeing all of yours even more!