Category: Musings

Frisky red pony

We’ve had cold and wet weather since the week before Thanksgiving, which for Vegas is not par for the course. Temperature-wise it was colder last year, but it was sunny and dry. This winter we’re cloudy and wet with warmer temps, but the lack…

Riding in between

After our good lesson, Amber and I have had some par-for-the-course rides. Most good, some in between. Since I mentioned it in my other post, I’ll start with our “off” ride sometime mid-November. Amber had been really good the day before. It was nearing…

Black Friday haul

I know I’m about a week late on this, but I wanted to get everything in before posting it! I had a plan for Black Friday, and it really centered around Riding Warehouse lol. A big part of that was BOT, since Amber has…

Frustrated. Suggestions?

So remember back when I was cleared to ride Amber lightly and work her up I bought new Lund dressage stirrup leathers? Ummmmm….. I still haven’t gotten them. I emailed back and forth with Rob Jensen until about mid-September, I’ve emailed them again, I’ve…

The Hamster Brain

Wherein I’m talking about my brain, actually – not a horse’s. The brain is so fascinating. It runs pretty much 24/7 without fail. Now double that, or triple and quadruple that, and you have ADHD. I have realized that I want to post a…

Family time

I had so much going on (oh crap, it’s been three weeks) three weeks ago. I need a vacation again haha. First off, I was having a really hard time figuring out my homework, and also had a chance to get a lot of…

Overboard on new stuff

So, I may have gone kinda overboard. Oops lol. First off, I’d noticed a trend before Amber’s surgery – she was infinitely more comfortable in her western wear than English. I thought perhaps it was just that she was more used to western, but…

Miracle Pony

I think Amber is part cat. I swear she has 9 lives. Either way, I’m gonna do a (kind of) small recap. In June 2012, I bought Amber as a 2yr old and brought her home with me. July 2012, Amber got out of…

And the good news is…

Sorry for leaving you guys hanging! I attended the Women’s Leadership Conference or WLC in Vegas this year, and left on Sunday. I thought I may still have time to blog buuuuuuut apparently not haha. It was really good though, and I highly recommend…

Catching up

Oh boy. I haven’t blogged in…..just over a month apparently. There hasn’t really been much to blog on, but it’s really got nothing to do with there being no news in general with Amber. Mostly, it’s because shit’s just been really hard. Just be…

Kahlua Friday: Progress

There’s not much progress, but hey, I’m gonna take what I can get haha. Go slow to go fast, right? There really wasn’t much to update last Friday. I had decided to try what had seemed to work before: when I backed off, Kahlua picked…

Kahlua Friday

I may not have a Weenie Wednesday, or a Schnauzer Sunday, but I figured I could create Kahlua Friday! It will be good for me to write down my process with Kahlua, and a few people requested I chronicle my adventures with her, so…

A few new things

I’ve gotten a few new things – some aren’t very recent, but they are still pretty new to me since I haven’t used them much yet. Some I’ve used more than others, but for the most part they’re still “new.” Best In Blue Equestrian –…

Another check-up

Amber got another check up Tuesday. It’s meh news. Her foot doesn’t look better. Compared to our last set of x-rays, it looks worse. She doesn’t have as much sole growth, and she’s rolling to the outside of her foot and collapsing the heel…

Meet Kahlua

Well, we’ve adopted a burro! Or, well, technically, my parents adopted the burro. But my mother is excited because she volunteered for me to halter break Kahlua and teach her to have her feet done. Yes, uh…. well, thanks, mom lol. She was just…

7 Years

Facebook kindly reminded me that 7 years ago today was when I bought Amber. It would take another 2 weeks before I could actually get her from her new home in Steamboat Springs, but when the owners offered her back to me, that was…

Escape artist

This happened maybe 2 or so months ago, and I’d meant to post it but forgot. I suppose I can hardly call her an escape artist when there is no chain or latch for her to undo, but she’s still smart. I hang the…

#TBT – Amber freejumping

Turns out my mom got photos of Amber free jumping herself when she was about 4-ish. No kidding – Amber just sent herself to the jumps. And you can see there’s no guard rails to even keep her in a chute lol. She just…

Birthday Weekend/Week-ish

Saturday was my birthday, so I had a bit of a birthday week last week. I went hiking on Wednesday. I took Friday off of work. I bought myself some clothes I’ve been eyeing on Amazon. I got Amber and I some tack (because…

Some days we play

While I’m hopeful that maybe Amber and I can putz around again with a bit of walk/trot/canter, I’m okay if we can’t do more than that, like western dressage or something. I’ll be sad for sure, because after nearly 8 years together, all of…

#TBT: That time I visited a Mini farm

Not a mini farm. But a Mini farm. Like so. I finally got my giant and old external hard drive up and running, desperate to get photos and other memorabilia off of it since I moved to my much smaller, lightweight, portable external HD….

Checking In

So, there’s not much Amber update to update. She’s doing well, and after we’ve hand-walked and rode at a walk safely for…well actually about 6 weeks now with all the crappy weather, I figured it was time to let Amber loose. For the first…

In search of: buddy

Hey blogosphere! So I figured I’d put this out here see if any of you guys knew of anything. We’re casually looking for a buddy for Whisper. The past 2 winters we’ve had a lot of trouble with Whisper. In the summer she’s fine,…

WTF Vegas

It snowed. In Vegas. I thought we were living in the desert. Apparently not. Maybe it’s a decade thing? It snowed 3.5″ in 2008, so maybe it was just a wee bit late and decided to hit the desert again in 2019? Then again…

Walking on not-sunshine

Since all Amber and I can do right now is walk, like many many many many many many other posts I’ve had in the past…ahh….year lol, I’m trying to come up with fun and NEW blog post titles. I may or may not have succeeded…

New Year, New Goals

I did have goals at the start of last year – they were pretty vague goals, but goals nonetheless. So, let’s see how I did! Horse goals: Figure out what’s going on with Amber: I am quite happy that I can cross this off!…

A new season is coming

You guys. I did a thing. A non-horsey thing. And not just any thing. 2019 is the year that I am going back to school. I am equal parts petrified and excited haha. After doing some researching and asking around early 2017, I decided to…

Bloghop: Favorites of 2018

I figured I may as well hop on the bloghop bandwagon! It’s been one helluva 2018 lol. Favorite Horse Show Photo It doesn’t look like much, but this was Whisper’s first show in at least 5 years, and my first show with her in…

Maybe (east coast) you’re not the worst thing ever

Kudos to anyone noticing the Galavant reference there lol. (And here’s an Amber update!) Which I know, the title is at odds with everyone’s weather posts, and I probably got the best of the weather, but I got back Monday from a mini vacay…

Time Frame

Well, nothing remotely interesting has been happening at all, except perhaps the amazing weather. Vegas is usually 7-8 months of summer, 3-4 months of winter, and 2 weeks each of fall and spring. We’re actually seeming to get a taste of fall this year!…