Thursday, February 28, 2019
Helmet: One K defender snakeskin
Top: Herd of Zebras
Belt: Sandy Duftler
Boots: Tredstep Legacy
Phew! Sorry, I went off on a bit of a tangent there didn't I? Clearly, I'm excited about being warm. Anyway... on to today's outfit which feels sort of out for a hack in Ireland.
Vest: Eddie Bauer
Belt: Ralph Lauren
Pants: Kut from the Kloth
So that's it for today! Do you have a favorite pair of winter boots? Ever used heated insoles? Let's whine about being cold together in the comments!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
|The Whale Mascot!|
|The regular Wolfpack mascot|
Other than the norm (grooming, riding) the rest of the weekend was spent trying to make a dent in Mt Laundry and of course snuggling the animals.
In other news, I think I may actually end up going to Europe to find a new mount. I need to renew the old passport, but hopefully that won't take too long to arrive. There is a jumper I'm VERY interested in over there. The agent that found Rio for me is representing him, but I kind of doubt he will still be available by the time I can leave the country. If it's meant to be it will though.
Did you have a good weekend? Get lots of horsey time in? Do some showing or lessons?
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The mounting block in the outdoor ring there isn't all that tall. Bradley is pretty huge. (Close to 18 hands in fact.) There are two troubles with mounting a tall horse when you, yourself, are not tall. First is the obvious. You're not tall. But you know what else is true of not tall riders? Their stirrups are also not long. Thus, you have stubby legs that need to reach up to high stirrups.
Well. I climb myself up on that block and go to put my foot in the stirrup. I can't reach. I'm not sure if my breeches were too tight, or if I've lost all flexibility? Or I'm just too fat to bend my leg enough? I dunno. But I am not reaching that stirrup. I also know Bradley is going to walk off, so I gotta be sure I'm going if I manage to get a toe in there.
FINALLY I manage to get my toe in the stirrup. Just barely. And I grab a chunk of mane and hoist myself up there. Or that was the plan anyway. As I'm hauling my winter-sized bum up onto that brontosaurus, the chunk of mane I grabbed CAME OUT OF HIS NECK. I did manage to climb aboard, but with a handful of loose mane stuck to my fingers. Poor Bradley. Thankfully I didn't leave an actual hole in his mane, but it is a bit thinner down there at the base. I'm gonna need to use a grab strap just to get on him next time. How embarrassing. Note to self: lose weight and go back to yoga!
Has this ever happened to you? Or am I alone in this one?
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Now a classy individual would probably dress head to toe in Fendi or Chanel to remember Karl. But I'm not that classy. Nor do I own a single thing from either brand. At least nothing that's authentic... (I do have a knock off Fendi belt! Don't tell Karl.) Without further ado, here is my homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld:
T-shirt: Karl Lagerfeld
Belt: Mane Jane
Buckle: Karl Lagerfeld
Jeans: True Religion
Rest in Peace Karl. Please stop torturing models in the afterlife.
Ok... now that's we're done with Karl, I have a riding outfit to share too!
Baseball hat: Horseware
Sweatshirt: Circuit Style
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
Well, that's it for today! Any favorites? Did you know who Karl Lagerfeld was?
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
My first stop Saturday was to see my old buddy Bradley. You remember him right? My friend's brontosaurus horse that I love so much? Said friend was away for the weekend, so I got to have Big Brad all to myself the whole weekend! The best part was that I was able to coordinate with a very old friend so we could ride together. It was pretty chilly, so we were stuck indoors, but it was a ton of fun.
After hanging with Big Brad and friends, I stopped home to feed the old boys lunch and let the pups out. Caught Rio having a snooze:
Then I headed home to work on the elderly shedders at home. Seriously, so much hair coming off those guys! I think they're looking pretty good too... all things considered.
One of my book club friends, Ashley (also, sister to Bradley's mom!), hosts a Galentine's brunch every February, and this year it was this past Sunday. It was so lovely to catch up with the ladies over mimosas and a delicious meal.
The Well Dressed Table. This weekend's party isn't up there yet, but you can see last year's, as well as birthday parties and some other events.
After brunching I ran home to change, let the pups out, and feed lunch to Rio and Jamp. Then it was off to do all the riding! I started with Bradley. Since it was later in the day and the sun was out, I was able to ride outside. He was much happier, but I was much more tired, so it wasn't a very long ride. We had fun though, and he was wonderful.
|Dis end scary.|
It was nice being super busy with ponies this weekend. I've missed that! I mean, the laundry is suffering but whatever. Totally worth it!
My step mom rode Eros yesterday, which worked out nicely because it was my dad's birthday. That freed me up to meet them out for dinner. I get him tonight though, and I'm excited to ride.
Did you guys have a nice weekend? Lots of horsey things happening? Laundry? Fill me in down in the comments!