Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What's Up Wednesday


I dunno you guys. Things are slowing down a bit with jumping Miss Shinypants. We got rained out on Friday last week, and I prefer not to jump them after a day off. So we didn't jump this week. And you know what? I don't think she really cares one way or the other! We've also been contending with the neighbor while trying to ride. Mostly he only torments Eros for some reason. Or maybe I notice more on him since Shiny is generally less bothered? Who knows. Video below is what we get to deal with while trying to ride.

Even though we're not doing much jumping, everyone is still getting ridden every day. 

And I try on the weekends to spend some extra time with them grazing while there's still grass to eat. (Autumn, while pretty, is so depressing!)

I got some new blanket tags from Thoughtful Colors on Etsy that arrived last week, and had the time to attach them this weekend. I really love how they came out! I put horse's name and size on the front and then blanket description on the back. 

I have a chart on the board what they should wear for which scenario, but sometimes my helper gets them mixed up. I figure this should make things easier. Especially when the heavies I got arrive and look almost exactly the same as the 160 gram blankets. Labels are helpful.

And well... that's about it really. I'll just drop some extra photos here to wrap up this post.

Peep Shiny in the back!


  1. I swear that every time I try to ride, it can be silent while I tack up but as soon as I get on there's a lawnmower, or a grinder, or a chainsaw..... I don't think it's intentional, but it's super annoying. the tags are a great idea for helpers.

    1. I'm pretty sure this guy does it intentionally. I saw him watching for me one day and then walking back and throwing a bunch of stuff around when he clearly saw me on. Total creep.

  2. Love those blanket tags! What a cool idea/way to keep things labelled. The older I get the more appreciative I am of a good organization system lol

    1. Same! Technically the shop sells them as zipper pulls... but I like them for tags. The boarding barn uses metal tags, but those just seem less safe to me. I like the softer option.