Winter sucks two-fold: it's wetter and it's darker. The darker part really only bothers me for one reason. My natural habitat is cave-like conditions and I hate overhead lighting, so sunset at 6pm isn't so bad for my Circadian abnormalities. But it sucks if I want to ride my horse. Luckily, I do board at … Continue reading Stuck in Neutral
Conrad's wardrobe has gotten a workout lately because the weather basically sucks most of the time now. I can't wait until tomorrow, when we are supposed to have 40-50 mph wind gusts. Not good riding conditions. Or dog walking conditions. Yet, on the days we can get outside to walk around even if it's cold … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Bunny or Pirate?
So ... good news: Eli felt great on Wednesday. Maybe a little too good with the trot fences. He seems to be sound and willing to focus. I'd be more excited, but it's raining again.
Not sure how yesterday totally got away from me but it did! Can I still blame the time change? Conrad gets to take over today!
Eli does well as long as he has a job. When he has no job, he does dumb things like unplanned exits from "limited" turnout. The longer he goes without work, the weirder he gets. After he got his stitches out, I still didn't ride him for a few days, more due to my work … Continue reading No Work? No Brain.
There is one top -- and it's not strictly for equestrians -- that is very affordable and on Amazon and I LOVE it. The fit can be tricky because it seems to run small, especially in the arms BUT the shirt is long and the arms are long and I am all torso with orangutan … Continue reading Riding Tops I’m Obsessed with that Won’t Break the Bank
Conrad loves to unwrap presents, and he will definitely be getting a few things from Santa this year. But I think he also enjoys a decorated Christmas tree with pretty lights. "His" chair is right next to the Christmas tree in the piano room. I am not really into Christmas, but I do like … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Countdown to Christmas
Food. And a lot of it! Not going to lie, I over-ate for the entire long weekend. I have no regrets. But mostly I am thankful that this turkey did not seem to do additional damage after his unplanned escape from the round pen. I am sure he will find more creative ways to ding … Continue reading Thankful for …
Eli hasn't been able to do too much because of the stitches in his left hind fetlock, but he *was* allowed to go in the round pen ... until he jumped out of it. I turned him out in the round pen one day last week, in hopes he would at least play a little, … Continue reading It’s Cyber Monday and Eli’s Not So Smart
Who likes to shop on Black Friday? I don't usually, but that doesn't stop me from browsing sales and picking up of things for rider, dog, and horse that I have grabby hands for. It's probably pretty obvious that I love all things Botori and I inexplicably want things I normally wouldn't want, like white … Continue reading Black Friday Equestrian Gift Guide