Tag: Miscellaneous

Birthday giveaway!

Birthday giveaway!

My birthday is this week (Thursday, October 30!); I’ve always enjoyed my the occasion! When I was a kid, it was the very best: cake and presents one day, candy and costumes the next! (One memorable year, my mother took me door to door trick-or-treating…

From the Horse’s Mouth Blog Hop: Grateful

From the Horse’s Mouth Blog Hop: Grateful

I’ve been busy with work and doing non-horsey things for the last week or so (plus, the ponies were at the local dressage club’s junior rider camp)- thus the lack of posts. I think Emily at From the Horse’s Mouth has a great topic for…

Weekend in numbers

Weekend in numbers

Johnny was in Houston all weekend; he left Thursday and returned yesterday. With Johnny out of town, I got a glimpse of what my life would look like were I a single lady.

“I CAN GO TO THE BARN EVERY NIGHT!”

10: Approximate number of trips made to the barn. Hey, when all you have to hang out with is some cats and dogs, and you don’t have to make dinner for anyone, you can go to the barn all you want!

9: Number of small children competing at the barn’s fun show on Sunday. (It seemed like at least 10x that.)

8: Number of hours spent at Saturday’s horse show. (Those western dressage classes seem to take forever.)

7: Number of horses available for riding at Sunday’s fun show, which led to lots of squabbling amongst the childrens. 

6: Judge’s favorite number on my dressage test. Gina and I scored a few 6.5s and 7s for a total of 63.5, which is fine by me.

5: Number of small children to wrangle at the dressage show. Where do they come from??


4: Number of hours of sleep I got Friday night after Richal requested I get to the barn at 5 AM on Saturday. (My alarm went off at 3:45 AM….UGH.)

3: Place Gina and I ended up at Saturday’s show.

2: Number of No Hour Wasted’s adorable ponies I met this weekend! Pippin and Babe are so friendly and so pleasant and love cookies so much.

1: Number of bottles of wine I drank Thursday night. Doesn’t everyone drink when they’re left to their own devices??

How was your weekend?

Friday Fun: Goliath

Friday Fun: Goliath

I’ve mentioned Goliath the giant Friesian/Tennessee Walker cross who lives at the barn before; he is a totally sweet rescue who enjoys eating cookies, being petted, and swimming. Aoife asked for some pictures of good old Golly, and I’ve included some further down, but I…

Wisdom from Denny Emerson

Wisdom from Denny Emerson

Somehow, I stumbled onto a post from eventer Denny Emerson over on Horse Collaborative. And then it was three hours later and I’d read dozens of posts from him.  Some highlights: “Start with baby steps…In 6-8 weeks, see where you are. And so forth. Baby…