I have been having a blast with The Chief. We have been doing mostly dressage rides and/or hacks. It’s been wonderful, and I have had some personal dressage riding breakthroughs that are super exciting! But that’s not what this is about. Sometimes, a girl just needs to go for a good gallop. So, I went … More Sometimes You Just Need a Gallop
It’s official, folks, I’m back in the saddle. The Chief and I had a lovely little ride last night. No pressure, just getting my sea legs back with some simple walk/trot/canter with circles and serpentines. We finished up with a stroll around the field and it was perfection. It felt like a homecoming. x x … More And We’re Back!
Saturday morning, I was outside getting ready to plant more vegetables in the garden when I heard my husband call my name from the house. I heard some loud crashing in the woods and thought, yup, here come the deer again. My friends. It was not deer. Two palomino horses came trotting out of the … More Ask and Ye Shall Receive
I haven’t seen a horse since March 11th and I’m feeling a little self-pity. *This is all obviously tempered by the fact that my family and I are healthy and that’s the most important thing.* I haven’t kissed a nose. I haven’t smelled sweet hay breath or gotten tickled by whiskers or fed a treat. … More Pony Pity Party
Riding at the Area IV championships at Novice was a huge goal for me in 2018, and it is really fun to watch the helmet cam video back! Even though I know the weekend ended in a minor disaster. But XC day was so fun and felt like the culmination of a wonderful season. I … More Flashback Friday: Area IV Champs Helmet Cam
Right before the world went to crap changed dramatically due to the pandemic, we were lucky enough to go on a long-planned vacation to Maui with my whole family. We were still going into the office for work the day before we left. Strange to think about now! Literally, the world changed around us while … More Aloha
I cannot BELIEVE I never posted this when I completed this project…a year ago. This was the first major cosmetic I tackled after we painted all the walls. Our dining room has a built-in china hutch that was in kind of rough shape. The top was a weird faux-wood laminate that was peeling and chipping … More House Post: Dining Hutch Redo
We could all use a laugh. Let’s look back on how I spectacularly failed to take a good action shot of a lovely mare but got so much more instead. … More Flashback Friday: Derptown
I’m a little late to the party on this but I loved stumbling on this bloghop via The Everything Pony and started over on In Omnia Paratus. As this whole pandemic continues and our stay-at-home order has been extended to the end of May, it’s a great time to reflect and remember all the things … More Bloghop: Gratitude in Uncertain Times
After years of dreaming of a veggie garden in my own yard, it finally came to life (get it?)! … More House Post: Grow, Little Garden!