Month: December 2015

2016 Goals

2016 Goals

As I said yesterday, I feel pretty good about 2015. I accomplished most of my personal goals (I read, I ran, I had a wedding), as well as achieving my goal of riding an average of 4 times per week. I didn’t take Gina to […]

Year in review

Year in review

As 2015 draws to a close, I realize that I’m feeling pretty good about how the year went. January I buy hand-gallop.com. I was elected membership chair of Green Country Dressage! By virtue of being the only person who understands the internet, I was also elected […]

Equestrian blogger gift exchange

Equestrian blogger gift exchange

I hope y’all had a very merry Christmas! It was sunny and 60, so I spent the morning soaking Gina’s heel in Epsom salts and the afternoon hanging out with Johnny and our friend Holly who joined us for dinner.

Thursday evening, I had a small box waiting for me with a return address that looked awfully familiar. Who do I know in Indiana? When I opened it up and read the accompanying card, I realized my present was from Jen at Cob Jockey! I had the pleasure of meeting Jen earlier this year the the horse bloggers meetup in Austin and she is every bit as delightful you’d imagine.

I managed to wait until Christmas to open my gift; I was intensely curious about what it could be, since Jen’s card had mentioned she knew I already had one, but she’d had this made especially for me.

flask

I was floored to discover this lovely little flask with Hand Gallop’s logo on it!

While it’s true I already have a flask, another one is always welcome! Thanks to Jen for a great gift, and thanks to Tracy at Fly On Over for hosting the gift exchange again!

Christmas Hunt recap

Christmas Hunt recap

I decided at the last minute to go hunting on Saturday for Harvard Fox Hounds’ Christmas Hunt. I’d hesitated about going for a couple of reasons: none of my hunting friends were going, and I was working late on Friday because The Horse of Course was […]

Throwback Thursday: Dressage at the 1936 Olympics

Throwback Thursday: Dressage at the 1936 Olympics

Somewhere in the depths of the internet, I found an absolute gem: the IOC’s official report on the 1936 Berlin Olympics. If you have some spare time, I definitely recommend reading it. It’s full of informative commentary, interesting statistics, and lovely pictures. It also includes […]