Next time I jump I am going to slap a post it to my forehead to remind me to breathe. Seriously, I go to the gym at least 4 times a week. I work out. I may not be as fit as a marathoner but I should not be out of breath, by jump 9. … Continue reading The Fair Hill Derby Cross: Might As Well Jump
My new t-shirt arrived from https://teespring.com/stores/barn-dog-apparel!The weather has been iffy all week. I have been farmsitting all week and am exhausted. Every other day it has rained. I haven't ridden my horse since cc schooling on last Sunday. Oh and there is a Derby Cross tomorrow. That I am signed up for. But no dressage so … Continue reading The Fair Hill Derby Cross: Let’s Get Ready to Jump!
Fraidy Cat Evening and the900facebookpony both did their 2017 show gear posts so I decided to jump on board and do one too. However the caveat is I don't have nearly as much stuff as they both do! Or do I? OH THE PLACES WE WILL GO (AND HOW WE GET THERE): I have a … Continue reading 2017 Show Gear and Tack: Or What Stuff Have I Accumulated?
One of my very best friends here in the Northeast (she is the one that said oh you should totally try to event with Remus way back in the day so it is ALL her fault) asked me to housesit for her farm while her and her hubby went to the Outer Banks. They bought … Continue reading Farmsitting, Catsitting, Horsesitting: Not Much Actual Sitting!
Boy, it was hot out for cross country schooling. Not in the triple digits but the humidity felt like it was. Blech. Since it was one of my first cross country schoolings of the Spring/Summer I was going no matter what and was actually glad it didn't get rained out (it poured the day before) … Continue reading Cross Country Schooling at Fair Hill With Sally: The HEAT Is On!
Last time, I stopped with us hauling back to Austin area to take Henry back to his barn. We were hot, sweaty, and did I say hot by then? I turned my a/c to about zero and basked in it for the first few minutes. Following Amanda and Henry on 79 was interesting to say … Continue reading Austin Part Two: A Corgi, Some BBQ, Downtown, and More Henry!
Holy cow that was a fun week. I am exhausted what from all the driving and heat and etc. etc. but yay! It was so great to see Austin again and Amanda and meet Henry and catch up with other friends. So I flew out Saturday evening and got into Austin about 830. Grabbed my … Continue reading Austin Part One: Henry Is Amazing!
TEXAS, YEAH BABY In 2009, I pulled out of Houston with a U-Haul, and two dogs and a cat in my truck. Heading north back up to Virginia. Three days later I arrived at my parents's house and was back in the Northeast. I still miss Texas to this day. My husband and I always … Continue reading Austin Here I Come!
Butterflies and Nerves, Oh My! So it was upon us, the show at Straight Up. Per normal I felt like projectile vomiting was going to happen anytime due to my nerves. I had to get up at 5 a.m. (UGH) as my dressage test was 8:56 a.m. I hate being late to anything and a … Continue reading Straight Up Fabulous (See What I Did There?) Combined Training Event June
Very little riding last week ended up with me panicking and asking Emily if she had an opening for a lesson on Friday or Saturday. She squeezed me into a Sat slot so I was glad I was going to at least get some instruction before the CT event on Sunday a.m. It actually...was not … Continue reading Try, Try, Try Again (Dressage Lesson Recap)