Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Truthful Tuesday


Heh... This is a good one... So last week the day after Al arrived, I headed to the barn armed with all my saddles to find the best fit for him. Turns out none of my saddles fit him all that well, but what can you do? The closest fit for him was actually Shiny's old saddle, but it kind of rocked on him and I wasn't at all comfortable in it. So for now, he and Eros are sharing. It's not a terrible fit, but I'll need to get him his own soon. But here's the funny part (and my confession). I mixed up Pammon's and Eros' saddles! So for two days poor Eros was riding in a saddle that slightly narrow on him. Oops. He didn't go any differently so I don't think he minded all that much... but boy did I feel like an idiot! Al wasn't subjected to it because it was the two days I used Shiny's on him.  Perhaps it's time I put nameplates on to tell them apart... 

And because you all want more Al... Please enjoy this gratuitous photo of us from the weekend:

Friday, November 26, 2021

Thursday's Threads... Friday edition


I had to postpone the Thanksgiving edition of Thursday's Threads since I didn't end up riding on Thursday. But fear not! I'm here a day late with some ridiculousness to share. I'll start with my outfit, and I apologize for only having a partial full photo. 

Yes, I wore this sweatshirt last year. And yes, I will likely wear it again next year too. 

Sweatshirt: Rue 21
I mean, it's pretty accurate. I ate so much yesterday, I'm still full!

Belt: Unbranded
It LOOKS like a Louis Vuitton. But I can assure you, it is not. 

Breeches: Smartpak
I've sold most of my pipers but I've held on to this pair because I like the metallic piping. The stitching is more orange than copper so I figured they would work well with Thanksgiving theme. 

Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
These aren't Thanksgiving socks, but they matched my outfit.

Okay, so that's what I wore to the barn on Thanksgiving. And now it's the horses' turn! Al had a training ride today, so only Eros and Shiny dressed up. Here's what they wore:

Bridles: Joseph Sterling
Browbands: made by me
Turkey browbands!!! Ha! I will never grow up. Hope no one's waiting for that.

Saddle pads: 
Eros- Equine Star
Shiny- FSS
I'm replacing that pad of Shiny's since it's a little too small for that saddle. This is probably it's last time on the blog. Say goodbye! (Also it's for sale if anyone is interested. Fits up to a 16.5" close contact saddle. Or a 17 that's just less bulky. It worked with the old Butet. Make me an offer!) But let's just take a moment to appreciate that Turkey pad, shall we? I had some fun with clipart... I think it's amazing. If you disagree, keep it to yourself. I forgot to bring the brown half pad with me though, so we failed in the matching department. Something work on for next year I guess. 

Boots: Equine Star
You knew there'd be boots, right? I mean, who buys a pad like that and doesn't get boots?

So that's it for Thanksgiving. Next week is Chanukah already! I still have a spirit week outfit to share too, so there will be some fun outfits to come still. I imagine most of January will be pretty boring, outfit wise, so I'm excited to have some silly things to share now at least. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What's Up Wednesday

Sorry for all the late posts recently. It's best to ride earlier in the day at the boarding barn (less traffic) so instead of doing blog stuff first thing, I've been heading to the barn. Today I had an appointment in the morning that took FOREVER, so this is even later. Life happens. This has been a big week/weekend as you already know! So let's dive in!

Last Wednesday was Covid Booster day, for real this time. I was lucky to not have any real side effects other than a sore arm and maybe I was a little tired that evening? Hard to say, I'm tired most evenings! Thursday was Shiny's lesson. This week, we joined one of the mom lessons so we did some slightly bigger jumps than last week. Happy to report that after peaking and popping up over the first couple, she leveled right out and started taking me to the jumps like the Shiny I used to know. Good pony! Unfortunately, it seems I'm feeling a little nervous still, so we will continue with smaller fences until we're both feeling brave again. I have no timeline, and honestly don't care how high we jump. I just want it to be fun for both of us. 

Pammon had his walk on Thursday too. But I have decided to hold off for now on tack walks with him. He's perfectly fine, the only reason, honestly, is that it's a real pain in the ass to bring him for it. I have to time things just right so the ring isn't busy. I have to fight off his pasture mate when it's time to come in. And the mud out there is the sinking kind. Then once he's in, he spends much of his time screaming the call of his people. It's obnoxious. He'll be moving inside in about a week, so after speaking with his vet, we decided it's perfectly fine to hold off for now. 

Perfectly happy out with his friends!

Friday was vet day again! He doesn't usually come every week, but his list was long the week before and resulted in needing a second visit. Eros and Pammon were seen the week before, but this week was Shiny's turn. I've been feeling like maybe she was ready for some maintenance lately. She's been tripping more, and the hind end just hasn't felt as strong to me as it has in the past. It never hurts to have them looked at anyway! (Just your wallet... it always hurts your wallet.) Doc agreed with everything I had been feeling after watching her go and doing some flexions. We decided to do the prostride injections for her neck again since I really thought it helped last year. As for the hind end, her hocks are actually in good shape (as they should be for an 8 year old pony!) but her stifles showed some positiveness on the flexions. We decided to do steroid injections for those. I'm really reluctant to put steroids in the pony because she looks like a founder waiting to happen without adding additional stressors. But after talking about that with the vet, we both decided it would be the best way to go. So far so good! I actually feel a huge difference in her back end already. Her neck isn't quite there yet, but the prostride takes a little longer to kick in. Already the tripping is vastly improved though, so that's definitely a good thing! I really failed at taking photos again this week. Doped up Shiny is pretty adorable, and I'm sorry I didn't think to snap a photo to share. 

Saturday was the big day! Al's arrival! He was released from quarantine around 10 in the morning, but the shipper had a few stops to make before us. It worked out well though. I was able to ride Eros and give Shiny a good groom in the morning. Plus I had all of Al's things to get unpacked at the barn. I hung out for awhile after he arrived also to make sure he was settling in. Eating, drinking, POOPING! All the important things. 

Mmm, water!

Since weekends are pretty busy in the indoor this time of year, for Sunday we opted to just let Al have another day to get settled rather than trying to ride. The barn is closed on Mondays, so it seemed kind of silly to start and then have a day off again anyway. So that morning, I took him out for some grooming. I really want to get to know him, and I think spending time on the ground together is a big part of that. I mentioned yesterday we had to take a break when the mom and baby walked by, but otherwise, he enjoyed his grooming and seemed happy. He also had his first turnout which he thought was fun. Eros had a nice ride inside. It was actually a nice day and not too cold, so I took Shiny to the outdoor ring for her hand walk. She seemed to enjoy that. She just likes attention in general. As long as it doesn't come from a horse. The horror. I wonder if she's aware she IS indeed, a horse. And then, something unexpected happened! The barn owner has this one sales horse that I've been dying to sit on. He's not my type at all, but I've always wanted to see what he feels like. He's HUGE. Like over 18 hands huge, but a gentle giant. A bunch of the little kids have flatted him even. Total sweetheart. But as mentioned, you really don't get to sit on extra horses very often unless you come at 7 and work. And then get judged for how poorly you work... Not really incentive for me. But I DID judge the schooling show a couple weekends ago pro bono, so I earned a ride! And Sunday, I finally got to sit on the sweet, giant boy. I didn't get any photos of me on him unfortunately. But I did get some of me trying to groom him after which apparently was hilarious because everyone laughed as they walked by... ha! So here, me and the giant horse:

Maybe I needed help to do his head. Shut up. I'm short, okay? Lol. As for the ride itself? It was so fun! He takes awhile to warm up, so I struggled a little trying to get him put together at first. But once he was loose, I felt stupid for the struggle because it was so easy. He felt more or less like I imagined he would. So glad I got to sit on him!

Monday is normally a no barn day, but the barn owner said I could be there with the body worker which I appreciated. I wanted to make sure it was okay to work on Shiny since she had been injected, and was curious to see what she had to say about Al and Eros too. We opted to wait until next month for Pammon. Shiny was good to go for body work, and just had a few of her usual adjustments that she needed. Same with Eros. She thought he was in pretty good shape! So that was nice to hear. Al she said felt pretty "pretzely" as in tight and knotty, but to be expected after his plane ride and traveling. She said it was perfect timing to get him worked on right away after that. She will be back in a month before she goes south for the winter, so it will be interesting to see what she has to say after that appointment. He feels quite pliable and wiggly when I ride him, so whatever she did must have helped him!

The rest of Monday I spent doing boring house chores like laundry, and then also busted out the Cricut. I had to make Al his baby pad to match the other horses'. I had also ordered the horses new standing wraps and I needed to get them labeled before bringing them over to the barn. 
So many wraps... 

It took way longer than it should have. I had a batch of crappy iron on, so I wound up having to do a lot of labels to get enough usable ones. Annoying. They came out nicely in the end at least. 

I already talked about Tuesday's rides with Al on Truthful Tuesday. Eros and Shiny had fairly easy rides that day too, so not too much to report on there. Today I started with Al first. He felt a little spicy, but still did not put a foot out of place. He was a little snorty at the start, and a couple of times shook his head a little, but all his feet stayed on the ground appropriately, and even when he was a little looky at things, he never actually spooked. I got on him totally cold too. No lunging first, and he's on the turnout schedule for the afternoon so he hadn't even been out yet. Very proud. Hopefully this pattern continues! We have some work to do on our canter transitions. I'm certain the issue is likely me... Lol. Isn't it always? But that's fine. It's nice to have things to work on anyway! Probably next week we'll start to pop over some little jumps. Likely I'll let the trainer do that first. Just in case. That's why we pay them! 
Eros was a good boy today, but I've noticed that if they only have some of the indoor lights on, he gets real looky at the banners at the end of the ring. All the lights on? Doesn't care at all. Horses are weird. Shiny felt great today! She was a bit fussy about the connection, but I think that's related to her neck still feeling a little sore. But the hind end? It felt like a whole new pony! I'm excited to see how she feels jumping. 

That's about it from here. Things are all sorts of new and exciting, and I'm so excited about all of it! How was your week?

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Truthful Tuesday: The One about Al


Today's confession is kinda big... I've been keeping a secret because I really wanted this thing to happen. Like really a lot. And things happened, and so now I can tell you all about it. 

Back when Eros came up lame at the end of the summer, I realized that maybe I should start thinking about seriously starting to look for a new show horse. But like, I wasn't really seriously doing that. I was kind of just waiting for the right one to appear before me. Because I just don't trust my own judgement anymore. So one evening, I was doom scrolling through Facebook and saw this:

I mean... it says a child can ride it. And does it remind you of a certain horse from this blog? Just a little? Here's a hint:

See it now? I mean, I know logically that I shouldn't try to buy Rio again because that would never be successful. But obviously, I have a type... They aren't particularly closely related, but do come from a similar Holsteiner line. 

Before you all get too worried about my potentially buying a horse from Europe off a video... The agent representing him is the same one I worked with when I bought Jampy. So he knows very well the type I can ride versus the types I CANNOT ride. When I went over the last time, there was an entire barn full of sales horses that all terrified me. So he was well aware of what I wouldn't want. I had some semblance of trust that the horse was being appropriately represented. So after consulting with my investor my dad, we decided to go ahead and vet the horse. As we all know so well, things often come to a screeching halt right there anyway. 

"Ahhhhh" -Al, probably

The vetting went pretty well. He's not perfect, but I have never found one that is. He's a reasonable risk. So the next step was to negotiate the right price, and then... ahem... have him de-balled. No more Stallions. Listen. I know it takes me awhile to learn some lessons. But after the Vermont debacle with Jamp, that lesson is firmly learned over here. NO MORE STALLIONS. The only problem with having to geld first is that I have to wait that much longer for him to ship! Though honestly, it's the same amount of time if I imported first since stallions have to quarantine for so long. Geldings only have to quarantine for three days. In the end, it was probably still faster to my door despite gelding first. 

All of that took some time because things don't happen super fast in Czech where he lived. But finally, when I felt I could wait no longer, I had a new horse and he arrived at the boarding barn on Saturday evening! 

Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Casual! We're calling him Al in the barn, and so far he's an absolute love. 

Walking off the trailer into his new life!

Still smiling like an 8 year old getting a pony as I type this.

Testing out the water in CT

Meeting his new neighbor who happens to be my friend's horse!

Showing his good side for the camera.

Our first Selfie!

He's a six year old Holsteiner; Casall x Newton. He's shown a bit at the 1.25 level. Including jumping open water and a big wall, so he's pretty brave to the jumps hopefully! I gave him Sunday off to settle in. I took him out to groom, but he is still a little bit studdy (to be expected at this point!) so when the mom and baby walked by him he got a little excited. I let him go back to his stall to calm down before finishing our grooming session. Later in the day he got to have a few hours out in one of the med paddocks. (Grass paddocks are closed now because it's been so rainy.) And he seemed to enjoy that.

Today he even turned out next to an old mare and he behaved himself just fine out there. So that bodes well for the future!

Monday the body worker came so he got to have a nice adjustment after all the surgery and traveling he's done. Lucky boy! 

And today was our first ride! I had the trainer ride him first. You know. Just in case. She let him play on the lunge line first, since we're not really sure if he's been back to work since he was gelded. Might have had over a month off... Hard to say for sure. I should have asked. Oops. Anyway, he was fresh on the lunge line, but just wanted to canter a little fast, no real antics. And wasn't a puller. Also bodes well for the future. 

Once she got on, he was very sensible. A little tense, and was looky at the end of the ring. But it was noisy down there due to it being a very windy day, and there are some banners on the wall that a lot of the horses like to stare at. His "spooky" reaction was just to stare and wiggle a little. No attempts to spin or run away. So all good things so far! I got on after she flatted him for a while and just did some quick walk, trot, and canter each way. Didn't want to torture him the first day or anything! He didn't put a foot wrong, and I'm really feeling excited about him!

So that's today's confession! I bought a horse! 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday's Threads: Color Wars Thursday, Team Red


I wasn't excited about color wars day because my quadrant was assigned red, which isn't really our color. I own two chestnuts after all, and red really isn't meant for them. The only red horse stuff I owned was buffalo plaid and I wanted to save that for Flannel Friday (spoiler alert for next week...). So I had to buy some stuff. Fortunately, I was able to find everything fairly inexpensively. Also, I had a BRILLIANT idea Thursday morning that resulted in this becoming my favorite outfit the week. 

Hahaha! Yep. I made pompoms. I had bought some red yarn for Shiny's tail for the clinic in case there were any out of barners in our section that didn't know to avoid her backend. And I saw that red yarn in her locker that morning and was like oh yeah. I know what to do with that! As a side note, I have never appreciated knowing how to braid as much as I did on this day. 
But that's not all... One of my team mates had red hair extensions for her horse's tail, and well, I had to borrow those too. 

Amazing. I know. Now that you've seen the best parts, I guess I'll show you the entire outfit. 

Gotta be honest. We owned Red. And now I'm very prepared for fourth of July next year. I forgot to take photos of all of Eros' stuff, but enjoy these sad little blown up screen shots instead.

Bridle: Joseph Sterling
Browband: repurposed by me
Yep, that's another former dog leash on my horse's head. Clearly, I have issues. But ya know... I like a matchy outfit, and this is one easy and inexpensive way to achieve that. 

Saddle Pad: Professional Equine
Half Pad: Challenger
That half pad is just pile lined and I wouldn't use it more than once in awhile as I don't think it provides the comfort that my sheepskin half pads do. But he seemed happy enough in it for the one day. The saddle pad was surprisingly a lot nicer than I expected, especially for what I paid for it.

Polos: Horze Nest Combi bandages
I love using combi wraps when I need to polo, so I was excited to find some red ones available inexpensively from Horze. Their color is called Lipstick Red, but they do lean a little more orange than red. Served the purpose however. I made a really stupid mistake though, and ordered these twice. So if any of you out there like red, I'll have a set for sale at some point. 

That's what Eros wore (you know, plus the pompoms and hair extensions). And here's what I had on:

Yeah. That's a lot of red.

Helmet: One K CCS Mips
The One K helmet came in real handy for spirit week. I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of these red inserts, but regardless, they helped make the outfit. 

Top: Team 365
Red sunshirt from Walmart. Makes a good baselayer too. This will surely be worn, at least often enough to not feel guilty about buying. 

Belt: Express

I've been mildly obsessed with this belt since I got it... when I was in college. Which makes it ridiculously old. Still holds up though. And was great for red day!

Breeches: Covalliero
I used to have a pretty great pair of red breeches from Horseware that I wore every fourth of July. Sadly, they had an unfortunate tearing incident and had to retire. I have been hunting for a decent, yet inexpensive, pair of red breeches for awhile and had settled on these. While they're very cute, they are also stupidly small, and I felt like a stuffed sausage all day in them. They will be for sale at some point too, when I find a replacement for them. They're probably more like a size 26. They had weird sizing and I think I guessed wrong.

Boots: Tuffrider Regal with duct tape embellishments
This is my spare pair of Regals that lives at the boarding barn. There's something not quite right about them, as they are sized completely differently than any of my other pairs. And I'm not quite sure what's happening with the tops... But they're okay for emergencies. They're also okay for defacing during spirit week.  And also yes, those "spur straps" are made out of duct tape. No, they were not terribly functional. But they look good! (Well, that's a relative statement.)

Soooo... what do you think?? How about those pompoms?!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

What's Up Wednesday


I don't know if any of you are like me, but I thrive on routine. When my routine changes, it takes me a little while to settle back into the day to day. Things are pretty fluid right now with the horses having moved and trying to find my new daily schedule. We'll get it ironed out soon enough though! Despite my feeling a little disheveled, things have been busy and full of fun!

Last week I mentioned getting my covid booster, but my dr actually ran out before my appointment, so I had to wait until today. I am now boosted though! Hopefully it's kind to me and I can go about my day tomorrow. So I guess that's less fun, but still something good!

Anyway, back to horses. When we last left off, I was looking forward to my lesson with Shiny to see where her head was at. I had a private lesson with the lady who teaches the beginners. I've known her since I was a little kid, and she's wonderful. She's been around horses forever and has loads of useful knowledge, but she also will listen to what I think I'm feeling and my concerns. Not all trainers are like that... Certain personalities seem to think that amateurs know nothing and don't want to listen to us. It's frustrating. Thankfully this person is nothing like that! We started off with some light flatwork to get her listening and her parts moving, and then moved on to the jumping part. We started as easy as it gets with just poles on the ground. After doing them a few times, they became little tiny crossrails, and then eventually little verticals. We kept everything small, probably 18" at most. After popping over all the jumps as little verticals, my instructor said to just go ahead and jump around like I would at home. She would offer advice if I needed it, but she wanted me to try and get the feel I had at my house. It was EXACTLY what we needed. Shiny felt great, and by the end she was really taking me to the jumps like she was enjoying herself. So it may be premature since everything was small, but I think we're no worse for the wear after the clinic. And my apologies for having zero media. No one was around to video. I should have brought Pivo since we had the ring to ourselves. Hindsight and all that.

Dumb and dumber... I mean...
Pammon and his younger lady friend
who lives in the paddock next to his.

In more exciting news, Pammon saw the vet on Friday for his first ultrasound since he temporarily retired last spring. The news was positive. The ligament does not look perfect, but it remains to be seen if it ever will look normal. It's significantly improved though, and doc thinks he's healed enough to start some very light work under saddle. And by work, he means 30 minutes of walking. Which would be boring, but the horse is feral now, so I imagine much excitement will be had. He can do a working walk, not just meander on the buckle. So that should help the time pass.

I put the saddle on him and he looked
at me like he thought I had lost my mind. 
Also, yes that is indeed mud on his feet.

We had our first "ride" yesterday (with a little chemical assistance of course). It went okay until the horse in the ring with us left, and then he seemed like he was going to lose his shit. So 22 minutes was enough for day one. I had an eye dr appointment this morning and then my covid shot appointment this afternoon so I only had time to ride the other two today. I'll get on him again tomorrow though! It's nice to have him back in the rotation again. Hopefully I can keep him healthy this time. Fingers crossed.

Eros had a recheck Friday too, and he also got permission to keep moving along with his rehab. I'm just adding a little time each week to our daily rides, but he's honestly doing almost as much work as we normally would when not rehabbing. The hardest thing about rehabbing horses at a boarding barn is that we can only jump in a lesson. I totally get it, this has been a rule at every barn I've boarded at. But it's tricky because Eros is allowed to add some little jumps into our rides, but I don't think he's quite ready for a full lesson yet. I'll have to see if there's a real beginner jumping lesson we can hop into. The way they do lessons here, they want to warm us up. So it's a lot of flatwork before we ever jump. It's great for some horses, like Bellino and Shiny, but it's not ideal for Eros. We will make it work. I'm DYING to pop him over some fences though! I really need to figure out when I can do that. 

Saturday they hosted a schooling show at the boarding barn. I had originally planned to show Shiny, but after the clinic I decided not to (next one though!). Since I wasn't competing, they asked me if I wanted to judge it. I once judged a schooling show back when I lived in Saratoga, and it was so much fun! So I agreed. And it was super fun! So much respect to real judges though, because it was hard to put these kids in order. Like is it worse to find bad spots to 5 jumps or have two late changes? Tough call. There were only a few divisions: Walk/trot, walk/trot/canter, short stirrup, 2' and 2'6" so I was done around noon. Nice and early with plenty of time to ride! (There were some jumper classes after that were run at all different heights, but they were judged by someone else and were outside leaving the indoor free.) Both horses were great, though we didn't do anything exciting. Just a flat day. As I was finishing up in the barn, a big storm rolled through. I waited it out, and then headed home at which point it was dark out. So I didn't notice right away that the storm had left some tree damage at my farm. 

Good timing at least since the horses aren't there. My barn worker has been working on cleaning this up for me this week, and I'll see if I can fix most of the fencing myself this weekend if he gets finished. The gate may be a loss though, it's pretty broken. 

Always something when you have a farm! Despite the tree problems, it was a great week, full of good news for Pammon and Eros. And Shiny too really. She's going to have a vet check this Friday. Nothing is wrong, but I have a nagging feeling she could use some maintenance. It only hurts my pocket to have her checked out, and that's much better than not checking and hurting my pony. The nice thing about the boarding barn, is there's always horses that need to be seen, so at least the vet call is shared! 

Did you all have a good week? Have some lessons, or do a horse show?

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Truthful Tuesday


I stayed up super late last night trying to finish holiday shopping. And you know what? I didn't actually accomplish anything I needed to. Not for lack of trying, I was just struggling to find the right things for the right people. Usually something jumps out at me, but it hasn't happened yet. I'll try again tonight. But that's not my whole confession. My confession is that when I finally did head towards bed, I kept trying to take out my contacts only to finally realize I wasn't wearing them. I had worn glasses yesterday since I didn't ride. Imagine that? Being so tired you don't realize you're literally poking yourself in the eyeball? Sheesh. 

Anyone else ever do this? Also, if you have suggestions for the man who has everything and has literally zero hobbies and doesn't drink, please send those my way. My dad is impossible to shop for. Last year I commissioned a painting of his boat and I think that was peak gift giving right there.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thursday's Threads: Tropical Edition


This week will be the first of my spirit week outfits. I'm going to go in order, so today's outfit is from Tropical Tuesday. Shiny even dressed up for this day (she skipped color wars day) so lots to share today. 

Here's what Eros and I wore:

It's better when you see it up close. Trust me. Let's look! I didn't get a pic with Shiny, but I'll show you her stuff too. 

Bridles: Joseph Sterling
Browbands: made by me

I was able to find a dog leash that matched our Lettia saddle pads nearly exactly so obviously I had to make some browbands. 

Saddle pads: Lettia (Eros' is a baby pad, Shiny's is a regular pad)
Half Pad: Stephens
Saddles: Eros-Butet, Shiny-Custom Saddlery 

Boots and Wraps:
Eros- HKM adorned with stickers from Amazon
Shiny- No name polos adorned with some duct tape

Okay, now for my ridiculous outfit. And guys, it's RIDICULOUS.

Told ya. 

Helmet: Harry's Horse

I added some decor... Like that sunglasses hair clip that I found in my bathroom and those stickers again from Amazon. The collar that came with the dog leash had a bow tie so I stuck that to the helmet, because why not? And then ya know. Scrunchie. Cause they're back. 

Sweatshirt: Amazon
I got this from a very nice independent seller on Amazon who rushed it for me so I'd have it in time... This is the silliest thing I've ever owned. I'm pretty sure anyway.

Belt: Ebay
Figured I should go with the palm tree belt. Closest match I had for this outfit.

Breeches: Equine Couture
They're almost a perfect match to that silly hoodie. Plus I already owned them, so that's a win. The grass skirt had to come off part way through my ride because it was very noisy and was spooking the horses... Lol. Oops. 

Boots: Celeris UK
Any excuse I can find to bust out the pink boots, I will find it. This seemed like the perfect time to me! Probably the only time I'll wear them at the boarding barn. But you never know. Maybe not. 

So that's it for Tropical Tuesday! Any favorites? Isn't it ridiculous?! Wait till next week when you'll see Color Wars Thursday. There's a small sneak peak on my instagram story if you can't wait....