I’m so glad the work week is over! It’s been a very hectic week between meeting with sales reps to book Winter 2016 tack and apparel and coordinating last-minute year end awards for tomorrow’s Oklahoma Dressage Society awards banquet. I’m glad to have some time to unwind!
Here’s what’s on my radar this week.
Y’all know I can’t resist a pair of breeches in some lurid floral or geometric print. I’m totally in love with this pair from HKM; next order work places is definitely going to include a pair of these for me!
TWO BuzzFeed Tasty
I cannot stop watching these ~90 second long time-lapse cooking videos, even if half the things made are things I’d never cook. They’re mesmerizing.
I totally ordered this coat for myself because I didn’t relish the thought of wearing my black wool hunt coat through the summer season. USEF rules state that a jacket must be a “dark color” for the dressage phase, so let’s hope no one gets bent out of shape about a green coat.
Johnny and I are now halfway through our third round of Whole 30, and I have to say that I’m feeling awesome. I’ve mentioned the program before; if you’re not familiar with it, you cut out sugar (real and artificial), alcohol, grains (including pseudo-graines like quinoa), legumes, dairy, carrageenan/MSG/sulfites, and ‘treats’ that have been given some kind of healthy-ish makeover for 30 days. Many people use it to identify food sensitivities; for us, it’s a way to curb unhealthy habits that creep up on us. It forces us to stop eating out, it forces Johnny to stop eating half-cartons of ice cream three days a week, and it forces me to address my bread-and-cheese problem. I definitely recommend doing it; if you plan well, it isn’t very difficult. You don’t need to buy the book, either- the whole thing is available for free online!
FIVE Omega Horseshine
Moe is a hard keeper and has been his whole life. His teeth are in good condition, his lifestyle does not put him at risk for ulcers, and he gets plenty of good-quality forage. I was chatting with my barn owner about this a few weeks ago, and she recommended Omega Horseshine. She swore it put weight on her TB gelding while he was recovering from an illness, so I picked up a bag to try on Moe. It is amazing! I haven’t noticed a difference in Moe’s fluffy winter coat, and his hooves have always been good, but he’s gained weight in just a couple of weeks. I’m so pleased with it that I’ve replaced the SmartGain in his SmartPaks with this stuff.