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Blowout sale on various apparel

Blowout sale on various apparel

Thanks for all your well wishes for Moe! Rest assured, he appreciated them. I’m definitely looking forward to moving both horses this weekend to a barn where I feel confident about their care. Onto a more fun topic: sales! Well, a sale. My first task at…

Desk jockey

Desk jockey

Good news, y’all! Yours truly is no longer unemployed! Or rather, yours truly is no longer under-employed teaching the occasional riding lesson and training the occasional horse. Starting Monday, I’ll be the web manager for my local tack store The Horse of Course! When I…

Horsey Halloween

Horsey Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it always has been. It’s the day after my birthday; as a youngster, that meant cake and presents one day and candy galore the next. (Somehow, I never had a birthday/Halloween double-party.) I’ve always enjoyed dressing up and having fun with the spooky holiday.

This year, I didn’t dress up (my zombie costume that saw me through college is a little too bloody for a therapeutic riding center), but I arrived at work early to get a jump on decorating the horses!
Fancy as a Dalmatian.

Sledge as a cowboy.

Honey as a giraffe.

Wolfman as one of Santa’s reindeer. (With his decorator, Sarah!)

Kloe as a skeleton.

King as a (grumpy) cowboy.
Speck as a patriotic pony.

The paint on the Honey and Kloe is kids’ finger paint; Fancy has face paint on. The two pintos at work were Indian war ponies and had red and yellow finger paint on their coats. The white finger paint and face paint washed off without much difficulty; poor Jake and Cherokee are still sporting red circles around their eyes and yellow hand prints on their rumps! 

Did anyone else decorate their horse for Halloween? Any suggestions on costumes for next year?

Horse Camp

Horse Camp

This isn’t a blog challenge post, but I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve been doing this week in hopes it might bring a few laughs to your day! The therapeutic riding center where I work hosts an able-bodied day camp for a…

Respect

Respect

For most of my life, I’ve ridden english. When I was very young and just beginning to take lessons and learn to ride, I rode my Shetland pony Daisy in a tiny western saddle. My pony came with that saddle, and I think my parents…