Month: September 2014

What have I done?

What have I done?

I’ve officially entered myself and Baby Fred (proudly entered under her Jockey Club name of Expect Freedom) in a combined test at Gallery Farm next weekend.  We’re entered in the Green as Grass division, where the dressage test is Intro B and the maximum XC […]

Update on the job

Update on the job

A month into my new job as web manager/customer service specialist at the local tack store, and I am super thrilled with it. I love being able to combine my passion for all things equestrian with my interest in web design and development! Today, I thought […]

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement photo ideas

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement photo ideas

Johnny and I have booked a wedding photographer (for the curious, it’s Montag Photography in Tulsa), and the package we’ve chosen includes engagement photos. 
Now the last couple of times Johnny and I have had pictures taken of ourselves, it’s been part of various family photo sessions. Three (or four) years ago, we had photos at Thanksgiving, which included Johnny uncomfortably posing with me next to a tree. Last year at Christmas, we had family photos on the beach and the photographer had to tell us more than once to stop touching the other’s butt. (Where else would you rest your hand?!)
Clearly, we don’t have a great track record when it comes to photography.
The photographer suggested having engagement photos done in October or November at a local landmark, Camp Loughridge. I know we definitely want to include Moe and Gina. But there are so many questions to answer:
  • What should I wear?
  • Should I get my hair did??
  • Can we possibly get through this with pictures that don’t look totally corny???
  • Should Moe and Gina wear bridles or halters?
I am open to suggestions! You all have been so helpful with tips, ideas, suggestions, and feedback on previous Wedding Wednesday posts. I really, really appreciate all of you- you’re the best blog friends a girl could ask for!
Freddie the jumper

Freddie the jumper

I flatted Freddie in a dressage saddle last Friday morning. This particular saddle is a Wintec that’s on loan from Richal’s sister. It’s a nice enough saddle, but way too slippery and way too small. However, it does help me keep my legs and seat in a […]

Follow up on Carson

Follow up on Carson

As I mentioned a couple of months ago, Carson found a new home; I was very sad to see him go, as I thought he was a very talented and fun horse. (I would have liked to buy himself, but I just can’t pay board […]