Friday, November 18, 2016

This is a cheesy post about things I am thankful for

I am married to a man who puts up with all of my shit
We live in a strange old house on a property that looked totally different 2 years ago 

It looks different because he was and is committed to making it better (and because he loves equipment and smashing things) 

I can enjoy this view on 2 of my very own horses

I have 2 jobs that allow me to pay for the things I need (and some of the things I want)

I have boots that are waterproof (and a coat and coveralls that are also)
I have 3 dogs that are sometimes not a complete pain in the ass

I got to go pheasant hunting this year
...with a gun that fits me and is smooth as silk to shoot 
...and the most magical of bird dogs

I got to live in the south and go on the world's biggest adventure 
...and I got to come home

Monday, November 14, 2016

10 questions for November

How old is the youngest/greenest horse you’ve ridden? I leased a 4 year old, that was probably the youngest 

How old is the oldest horse you’ve ridden? I rode an ancient pony named Sparkle as a kid, I think she was 30+++

Were you scared of horses when you first started riding? I don't think so? If anything I have become more scared as time goes on

Would you say you’re a more nervous rider or a confident rider? Nervous, but I'm a nervous person overall, so there's that

Accurate depiction of my personality
Biggest pet peeve about non-horse people around horses? When they want to have my horses give their kids pony rides...just no

Not a kids poneh
A time you’ve been scared for your life? (horse related) My concussion was really scary...I don't know if I was scared for my life, but it was still scary

Have you ever fallen off at show? What happened? Not at a show, but I haven't been to that many, I fell off foxhunting when my horse lost his shit at a check

What’s a breed of horse you’ve never ridden but would like to ride? Probably a reining bred quarter horse

Describe the worst behaved horse you’ve ridden? 17.2 hackney x clyde mare owned by someone I worked for who would blow apart for no apparent reason. She did it at the mounting block, lunging, walking around the field etc. etc. I eventually gave up on that one. 

The most frustrating ride you’ve ever had? See above question re: falling off when foxhunting