Friday Five

I’m excited for the weekend, y’all- Moe and I are headed to our first combined test of the year and are dragging along my neighbor and the cutest pony ever! I’m looking forward to having a pleasant, fun show with my favorite horse.

Here’s what’s on my radar this week:

ONE Planet Earth II

Planet Earth is one of a handful of DVDs I own, and is part of an even rarer group of DVDs I will re-watch. (I’m not much of a TV/movie watcher.) I’m definitely excited for Planet Earth II- now in extra high def!

TWO Rider calls for bitless bridles to be allowed in dressage

A British rider is urging British Dressage to reevaluate their policy on bitless bridles, which are not permitted in BD competition. The bitless debate is a hot one in the dressage community; personally, I think the bit is a fundamental part of the sport and as such, bitless bridles shouldn’t be allowed.

THREE Lauren Reischer’s TEDxDaltonSchool Talk 

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As most of you know, I spent three years working at a therapeutic riding center and am a PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructor. Therapeutic riding is something near and dear to me. Lauren Reischer’s TEDx Talk is a firsthand account of how riding helped her overcome some of the physical challenges associated with cerebral palsy, as well as how it helped her mental health.

FOUR Cooking with Loula: Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours

I’ve been searching for a good Greek cookbook for a while, and I think I’ve found it. This book covers all the basics you’d expect- dolmades, spanakopita, baklava- and organizes them in what I find to be a super logical way (weekday meals, weekend meals, holiday meals).

FIVE This week in “Really, Oklahoma?”

Last week, Oklahoma was preventing a Valentine’s Day dance from taking place. This week, a couple of residents are doing a very Oklahoma thing: going to a concert at a casino, then going to Sonic, then getting arrested for indecent exposure. Sigh.

What have y’all been checking out this week? What are you up to this weekend?

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

6 thoughts on “Friday Five”

    1. I don’t know WHAT ultra high-def means! I was pretty impressed with regular high def.

      Also, same. Please never film me in any kind of high def. Regular definition all the way over here.

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