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A vacation from my vacation

It is needed. We are all so tired and sore haha. But it was so worth it! We went out on the Colorado River and had a great time with the jet skis, the river was perfectly cold for the crazy hot day; and… Continue Reading “A vacation from my vacation”

The smarts

Amber has them. I love that about her. It makes training her much easier than a few other horses I’ve worked with. Plus, she wants to do things for you, so that makes it even better. But there’s no doubt this girl is smart.… Continue Reading “The smarts”

Bribery for the food-loving horse

Usually, I am not into bribery. I dislike always giving horses cookies for things. I would like a horse to go into the trailer, stand still tied, do the work they were asked, or mostly anything else because I asked them to do so.… Continue Reading “Bribery for the food-loving horse”

2 Broke Girls

Amber and Whisper are pretty broke. Whisper is a bit la-la-la on trail and saunters and moseys along, and Amber is more like “OMG this is SOOOOO exciting” and kind of powerwalks and looks at everything. She’s such a curious soul, but it’s one… Continue Reading “2 Broke Girls”

How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan

Alternate titles: How To Be a Bad Horse Owner What You Shouldn’t Do – And Yet We Do It Anyway Or At Least – How Equestrians Can Achieve A Shorts Tan It’s Really All About How To Get A Leg Tan #1. Have an… Continue Reading “How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan”

Friday fun

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re all getting in some good horsey hours!

Pendulum

Amber has been doing well – or at least, I think she’s doing well haha. I’m not expecting miracles about how quickly she’s progressing, but as with all progress she swings up and down. I started her at 10 minutes hand walking on the… Continue Reading “Pendulum”

Home at last

I finally got back from the conference yesterday morning! As nice as it was to get away and have fun in this crazy fancy hotel (that somehow still had crazy problems because they gave me and someone else rooms that were already taken so… Continue Reading “Home at last”

The wind is not welcome

We’ve got a lot of wind in store for the next few days, and it’s not for the best since Amber won’t walk as much if at all so her stifle will be pretty stiff. But that’s what our 2x a day walk is… Continue Reading “The wind is not welcome”

So.much.media

I have a lot of it from the long weekend. Most people took Friday to Monday off, but I’m usually the sole worker on Fridays so I decided to take Tuesday off instead for a good 4 day weekend. Injured pony was finally able… Continue Reading “So.much.media”

The special one

Amber gave us a good scare Wednesday night and all of yesterday. She was starting to look a little down on Wednesday, but I thought it was probably the nature of how after surgery progresses or whatnot. She’d gone off bute Monday morning, so perhaps… Continue Reading “The special one”

Resting along

I would’ve said chugging along but we’re not even doing anything so is it really chugging? lol Also, I’d like to thank everyone so much for sending us good thoughts and get wells! I really appreciate it! Amber is doing well. I was able… Continue Reading “Resting along”

I did a thing

I wanted to get this out before it was potentially too late for anyone else to miss the deal, but I did a thing. I’ve been following Michele’s post about wants and saw KC’s comment about getting the newer Cambox 3 that’s coming out.… Continue Reading “I did a thing”

Figuring a few things out

This weekend was a bit of an odd one. I didn’t do much and it went by too fast, but that’s generally how it goes, right? lol. Saturday morning was a bit tense because it seemed Choco was having a few problems. She was… Continue Reading “Figuring a few things out”

A few things

Look what came in the mail! Yep, Mango Bay belts! I finally decided to try some since they’re the types of belts I’m looking for – they’re not only stylish but also are woven which woven belts tend to fit me much better than leather… Continue Reading “A few things”

A weekend in pictures

And not very many of them at that lol. But I’m having serious horse show withdrawals even though I only watched the live stream. I got to watch dressage at work, woke up to watch cross country, and rode before stadium. It was a… Continue Reading “A weekend in pictures”

#tbt lrk3de

It’s here everyone! The best weekend all year! I suppose technically I could call this #TBT of Rolex because it was still Rolex when I attended last year. But man this was seriously the best event I’ve ever been to. If you’re interested in… Continue Reading “#tbt lrk3de”

Rest and relaxation

This weekend was definitely nice to rest and relax. I actually forgot that Friday was Amber’s birthday – she officially turned 8! I can’t believe she’s 8 already. Such a grown up girl! So, I made sure she at least got a really delicious… Continue Reading “Rest and relaxation”

Taking care

Lately, it feels like I’ve been running and running and I still can’t catch up. There’s been a lot of stress building up and I feel like I’m going nowhere from 5am to 10pm only to fall asleep and be back at it the… Continue Reading “Taking care”

No news is good news

Well, it’s been quiet around here. Amber’s abscess is now almost completely gone. There’s maybe still a pinky nail sized spot that’s healing over, but the swelling in the surrounding tissue has dissipated and I can put her noseband back on 3 instead of… Continue Reading “No news is good news”

Review: under the radar

Well, this was weird. Apparently something didn’t sync between my wordpress app and the online site so I lost my blog post that was scheduled for today. Which is weird. I have no idea why it did that, so here’s the gist of what… Continue Reading “Review: under the radar”

Best Bday weekend ever

I usually don’t do much for my birthday, but my birthday was on Friday and I was ready to complete my 10 hr shift, but was actually able to leave early at 12:30! Yes! So I headed straight to the house to have a… Continue Reading “Best Bday weekend ever”

Friday rambles (actually just pictures)

Well, I was going to have a different post ready for today, in which I forgot. Because it’s been that kind of week haha. So, have fun with a bunch of random pictures from this week haha. Happy Friday all!

Review: SleekEZ grooming tool

For today’s Review Wednesday, we’ll be covering the SleekEZ grooming tool – and just in time for shedding season! I’m sure they are easily found on many websites, but I got mine off of Amazon and it’s the 5-inch model. I love Prime shipping,… Continue Reading “Review: SleekEZ grooming tool”

Easter Weekend

Was a blast. I was able to hang out with family and friends and it was an all around good time. I had actually wanted to post Friday, but our internet crapped out on Wednesday, and we were unable to get a technician over… Continue Reading “Easter Weekend”

Busy busy

I actually was going to do another review, then realized I hadn’t written anything besides a paragraph or two on it. Which, I could keep writing, but I have video for it that I want to compile. It’s definitely been a learning curve getting… Continue Reading “Busy busy”

Wrong week to stop sniffing glue

I have been saying that quote the whole weekend. And about 5 times since I came into work this morning. It never fails to amuse. Which is the point because I feel like I’ve been smelling new carpet/carpet glue for MONTHS now. Part of… Continue Reading “Wrong week to stop sniffing glue”

Sixteen is a good number

Guess who turned a whopping 16 yesterday?! Yup, this girl! She got many carrots, a good grooming and lots of face rubs and pets and some more alfalfa. I think she’s looking great. She’s sound, she’s alert, her weight is wonderful, her topline is… Continue Reading “Sixteen is a good number”

Supplements: magnesium – yay or neigh?

While this post is going up as a “review Wednesday” post and will appear on my reviews list, as with every other product I’ve tried, this piece is merely my opinion based on my experiences. Supplements are extremely difficult because what works for one… Continue Reading “Supplements: magnesium – yay or neigh?”

The weekend from hell

This title of course has nothing to do with Amber. Unless it’s me selling a kidney due to vet bills but thankfully, nothing horse-related went wrong this weekend. No, this was a specifically non-horsey weekend. The news I was going to tell you guys… Continue Reading “The weekend from hell”