Month: September 2015

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Test Ride: Sommer Esprit Flextra

Confession: My latest test ride has been an ongoing love affair that’s lasted quite a bit longer than the typically allotted trial period of 10 days. It’s a Sommer Esprit Flextra and it is magical. What I like most about this saddle is the seat. […]

All dressage, all the time

All dressage, all the time

The last time I jumped Moe was at our last show. There are several reasons for this: It rained, and the outdoor was too slippery for jumping There was a dressage clinic at the barn, and all of my jumps were disassembled so the arena […]

Weekend in numbers

Weekend in numbers

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10: Number of hours I slept on Saturday night, which still didn’t make my weird allergy/cold/whatever go away.

9: Number of cups of tea consumed in an effort to heal myself from whatever grossness I caught from Johnny. (Damn it, Johnny.)

8: Approximate number of minutes I spent in the saddle making sure my new stirrup leathers were a good length before I staggered off Moe on Friday morning. (I spent the rest of the day on the sofa.)

7: Meals eaten out this weekend; they weren’t all from Whataburger, but I kind of wish they had been.

6: Number of donuts Moe ate on Sunday morning.

5: Number of laps around the hay field Johnny and I rode.

4: Number of laps around the hay field Moe trotted some of the way, regardless of what Johnny actually wanted him to do.

There were many circles around hay bales to slow Moe down.
There were many circles around hay bales to slow Moe down.

3: Number of boxes of tissues used.

2: Number of books I managed to read in between falling asleep on the sofa and pitifully blowing my nose.

1: Number of weekends I’ll permit myself to be ill; seriously, body, there’s a show next weekend, so get it together!

How was your weekend? I hope it wasn’t as mucous filled as mine.

Fours

Fours

I’m loving this unofficial blog hop started by L. Williams @ Viva Carlos. Don’t get me wrong- I love reading about everyone’s equestrian adventures, but it’s nice to read about your personal lives, too! Four names that people call me other than my real name: […]

Applying the dressage advice

Applying the dressage advice

I have a schooling CT with Moe in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d better ride him sometime between now and October 4. I was eager to work on Gina, but she’s been ridden several days in a row and could use a […]