It's a bit damp in Central Texas ... anyway, we got a little sun last week and that's what I am clinging to right now. The dramatic temperature drop is nowhere near as bad as the amount of rain we have had. And it's still raining. So we'll sit in the sun again if it … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Too Wet for Sweaters
I saw a meme yesterday that said "the weather just went from 90 to 55 like it saw a state trooper." Apt. If the new normal is messed up weather, then we are living it. Today feels more like January here; just yesterday I was outside, sweating, fighting off mosquitoes in 90F. And now it's … Continue reading The Weekend Before Winter Slapped Texas
Another Wednesday, another slew of adorable Conrad pictures! It's supposed to get cold here next week, so maybe I'll get some pictures of Conrad wearing one of his sweaters soon! Until then, he's not dressed.
About six weeks after placing an order for a Charles Owen SP8, it arrived yesterday! I ordered from the UK because 1) COs are a lot less expensive there, even with the shipping included and 2) SPARKLY. I hadn't found the sparkly ones at any of the domestic and Canadian tack shops I browse online … Continue reading Chapeau
We actually had a few days of intermittent sunshine around here, although it has since started raining again. During one of those days, Eli and I schooled over fences. He still has some embellishments in between the fences, but he is gradually getting easier to get back under control. He is also gaining back some … Continue reading Sunny Skies
I have been wearing a GPA First Lady to ride in for about 4 years. I have liked the fit and style, and of course the incredible ventilation. But the current recommendation is to replace helmets every 3-5 years, considering especially whether the helmet has been exposed to extreme temperatures. I suspect we have extreme … Continue reading Trauma Void Helmet Review
Somehow, I have yet to review a sun shirt on the pages of this blog. I wear them frequently because I live in Texas. I have gravitated toward both EIS and Kastel, and think they are both excellent options. And then I bought a Tailored Sportsman sun shirt. (I know some people have serious reservations … Continue reading Tailored Sportsman IceFil Zip Top Review
Could it be the rain will subside? Nope, it's still in the forecast. But so far the timing has worked out such that I have been able to walk Conrad on the weekends, mostly. Everything is so green and damp! I cannot wait for things to dry out and the air to get chilly because … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Drying Out?
Let me just stop any of you who don't care about clothes right here: don't bother reading this post. Okay, now that we've weeded out the party-poopers, let's all of us fashion hounds talk about choosing what to wear for a lesson. When I feel well-dressed, it really influences how much confidence I have, in … Continue reading Choosing a Lesson Outfit
My schedule was a little unusual over the weekend, such that I knew I wouldn't be at the barn Saturday morning. So I checked in with my trainer about schooling on Friday instead and that worked out great. Considering Eli had done very little work throughout September, we kept things simple. Organization was the day's … Continue reading Finally a Jump School!