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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Finally Outdoors- For Better or for Worse!

So that outdoor lesson on Friday that we were so excited for? Oy vey! Teddy "spooked"- meaning he slowly moved sideways, at a dog, and then my confidence was shot. So his playful head toss coming out of a line caused me to lose my stirrup and burst into tears. Our show prospects were not looking promising at this point.
For the love of god- these horses have not had turnout, euro, or outdoor rides for two months at this point! If this is Teddy's "wild" I'll take it!

Ali knows me all too well so for our lessons on Saturday she had me warm them both up, then she jumped around, and then I jumped around. Exactly what I needed- visual proof that they weren't both trying to kill me.

Despite the chicken wings (elbows)- I think we got just what we needed to feel confident showing this week!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Can We Get an Outdoor Lesson? Please?

I've been super worried about the show next weekend given that I haven't been able to drive either of the babies outside in......like three months.

As good as it is for their hind ends, it's super hard to check pace in a small indoor. I'll be riding Teddy tomorrow outdoors! First time- yay! I have to say, I LOVE this horse. He is just so easy! And without any baggage, I just trust him implicitly.
Ellie has been "ever-angry-ellie" and it's been hard to see the forest through the trees with her lately. We'll get through this cycle and hopefully she'll enjoy getting off property next week!

On to a weekend of cleaning trunks and tack!

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Rainy Weekend

We can't seem to escape the rain in CA lately so in an effort to get out of the house we went to our local Hot Chocolate cafe armed with books. I would seriously trade this cocoa for a coffee any day- delish!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Look

Making sure I can put together these adorable outfits from AETA come Fall!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Maintenance

Both of the kids got a little maintenance last week to keep them running smoothly + happy, and healthy. I forget that Ellie is 9 already and it was great to have my vet out to flex her and give a general once over. Solid report overall! 
Teddy got more of a workup off-site and we were pleased with his results as well! 
Ellie is going to be a treat to ride after her break- she's looking a bit like a fire-breathing dragon in her handwalks. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Modern Technology

When you're traveling and the new horse arrives....you FaceTime him from Salt Lake City! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

AETA Treat- Spiced Equestrian

This AETA trip I was not only shopping for myself, but for all folks whose favors I had to call in getting ready for the trade show (and if I'm being honest, the last four weeks). 
Fortunately I found the awesome Spiced Equestrian, a one stop shop for cute tees, hats, socks, and bags! I picked up a few treats for friends and this bag for myself! 

Staying On Track

Thank God for barns friends to keep your enthusiasm up after a pretty non-stop travel work month. Knowing Jen was coming out to meet the Teddy Bear gave me the extra push I needed to get up and going on Saturday morning! Looking forward to a few weeks of being at home so I can organize my life and get a few rides in!