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So apparently, I was wrong. We did experience rain yesterday, and for a lot longer than fifteen minutes. It even hailed at my house! I unfortunately didn’t get any pictures of that, but the wind was atrocious. It slanted some of our trees and… Continue Reading “Monsoon”

Weekends are for nothing

Because let’s face it, I really didn’t do anything. Unless you count finally sorting all of my tack that I need to sell/give away. Thursday and Friday Amber and I didn’t do anything in terms of excitement – mostly just more long warm-ups, trot… Continue Reading “Weekends are for nothing”


So, it’s pretty quiet around here. Gearing up for stuff at work and then because I’m a really boring person just hacking around with Amber and getting her feeling better (although she definitely won’t be happy once we start trot sets!). Which is good… Continue Reading “Adorableness”

Breech central

So I received about 3 pairs of breeches all around the same time. I really needed another summer breech so I grabbed another Ovation Aqua X – this time in navy. I was also looking at some schooling breeches for dressage – you know,… Continue Reading “Breech central”

A new type of dressage

So we all know that there’s dressage, and now there’s a thing called western dressage. But while I was uber bored last week waiting for Amber to feel better, I kept watching this little video my mom took for me before Amber was adjusted,… Continue Reading “A new type of dressage”

Hacking is awesome

Yesterday was pretty uneventful, except IT RAINED. In Vegas. I know. We were all shocked. And it ALSO got below 100 degrees at 3 pm. Which is unheard of, really. But it allowed my mom and I to ride on a beautifully watered arena… Continue Reading “Hacking is awesome”


Well, the vet was originally supposed to come out and do acupuncture and laser therapy Friday evening, but she accidentally forgot. Wonderfully, though, she still popped over and gave Amber a few more adjustments – which she needed. Her twisted hip needed to be… Continue Reading “Shenanigans”

Stuff for sale!

So I haven’t gotten all my shit together that I want to sell yet, because I have to organize all my non-horse things first, but there are a few things that I absolutely know for certain that I want to sell (and are within reach).… Continue Reading “Stuff for sale!”

The 4th and things

July 4th was not as bad as I was anticipating. Since Amber was weird Monday I just hopped on her bareback for a nice hack with my mom. Her walk felt okay but I could hear and feel that her hind feet were short… Continue Reading “The 4th and things”

Review: KO Trading Company Elite Cowhorse Saddle

So I think I will be renaming these Review Wednesdays. I’ve done a few reviews on English tack so far, so I figure it’s high time I review a Western product. And the first product on the docket? My saddle. At the time I… Continue Reading “Review: KO Trading Company Elite Cowhorse Saddle”

And 2 steps back

Not much happened yesterday. I took Amber out for her walk/trot lunge and she was….very strange to say the least. Especially after she looked so promising Sunday. Her walk looked okay, but when she got to the jog she just looked really discombobulated. Very… Continue Reading “And 2 steps back”

Sales make for great weekends

Many places had great sales this weekend for 4th of July. I was hoping RW was having a sale, but alas, not so. Either way, I still feel like I made out like a bandit. So although Amber and I haven’t gone anywhere near… Continue Reading “Sales make for great weekends”

Goals for the rest of the year

So almost a week ago (was it really only Saturday that the ponies moved?!) I was perfectly content. Content with what my plans were for the next six months, content that perhaps I won’t have a dressage lesson until very late in the fall (probably winter),… Continue Reading “Goals for the rest of the year”


I know I posted about my show clothes just recently, but we all know how that can change. And mine has. Not for my jump or western saddle though – keeping those without a doubt. But I had originally mentioned that I wanted to… Continue Reading “The GSH”

Review: Basic Brushing Boots

Maybe I should start calling these Review Wednesdays or something because for some reason I seem to have posted a lot of reviews on Wednesdays. All except two of my reviews were posted on a Wednesday. Perhaps it’s because I don’t have a life… Continue Reading “Review: Basic Brushing Boots”

The finer things in life

Yesterday was a long work day, but the best part about it was that I knew I could hop on Amber shortly after I got home. It’s what kept me going the whole day. It ended up being so gusty by the time I… Continue Reading “The finer things in life”

Whirlwind weekend

They’re here! Okay, had to get that out for you guys. They’ve been at home since Saturday morning. But more on that later. Also, be prepared for a photo dump because I was able to get tons of media this weekend. As a weekend… Continue Reading “Whirlwind weekend”

Randomness and ramblings

Well, yeah cause there’s really nothing going on here. Since the barn is done, we’ve just been doing odds and ends around it. The grader finished the arena. It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to ride in it. Our QAA inspector came by… Continue Reading “Randomness and ramblings”

2017 Show Outfits

Amanda and Emma have done these posts and I love reading them because I love seeing what everyone uses and loves and it gives me reasons to spend money great ideas on stuff to use. Also, all of my posts so far have really featured english, which is where… Continue Reading “2017 Show Outfits”

Review: Roma Ecole circle/star quilt A/P pad

You’ve seen these pads in a few of my posts, and I’ve had them for around 9 months now, so I figure it’s a good time frame to give them a review. So far, I’ve really enjoyed these pads. What caught my eye first… Continue Reading “Review: Roma Ecole circle/star quilt A/P pad”

Heat management….

Not so much. Especially with temps like this.   And yes, that is an excessive heat warning issued Monday morning until Friday. Granted, we don’t usually have humidity over 20%, so it’s not as muggy as Texas or the east coast, but it’s still… Continue Reading “Heat management….”


Well, not much went on this weekend but it was a good one nonetheless. Friday afternoon I did a very bad thing: I tried on breeches. I know, I know, it shouldn’t be bad, right? But I’ve been eyeing this pair for a while… Continue Reading “Completed….ish”

Final parts and pieces

The barn went up really fast yesterday morning. Within a few hours all of the panels were assembled. Those guys work FAST. They of course had to measure and make sure everything was square and to the right measurements. So far, we’re really happy… Continue Reading “Final parts and pieces”

Almost up!

Yesterday felt like we were finally making more progress with everything. It’s been a “hurry up and wait hurry up and wait” for the past couple days with nothing much seeming to get done, and it wasn’t too different yesterday, but still felt like… Continue Reading “Almost up!”

Review: Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Dressage Girth

Well, not as much happened with the barn as we were hoping yesterday; but they’re up and at it early this morning with a projected finish date of Friday. So, I’ve decided a review is in order. There were two main reasons I bought… Continue Reading “Review: Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Dressage Girth”

The barn is here!

Nothing much happened yesterday since it was a long day at work, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. The guys with High Desert Barns finally arrived! Last night they pulled in two large trucks full of panels for our new barn. We went… Continue Reading “The barn is here!”

Cavaletti lesson

And what a lesson it was! Part of me wished I had another one Sunday because I feel like Amber and I made so much progress Saturday morning. Instructor took videos of us, and while I didn’t take any pictures (and there was no… Continue Reading “Cavaletti lesson”

Review: PS of Sweden 3-point breastplate

I found this breastplate way back in perhaps September/October of 2016. Amber doesn’t have an issue with saddles slipping, but I wanted something that would help keep the saddle in place just in case we had those few long-shot fences. Plus, I just loved… Continue Reading “Review: PS of Sweden 3-point breastplate”

The heat is on

Well, it’s officially summer here in Vegas. Not that it hasn’t been for the past two or three weeks, but now it’s consistently staying really really hot. And I mean you-don’t-know-you’re-sweating-because-it-evaporates-immediately hot. It’s seriously like sticking your whole body in an oven. Hopefully Vegas doesn’t do… Continue Reading “The heat is on”

Review: Smartpak Piper breeches

Ah, the Smartpak Piper breeches. I have heard that people either love them or hate them. I’m going to be one of those rare sort-of-in-between people. They’re not my absolute love, but they’re pretty damn close. In all actuality, I don’t have a pair… Continue Reading “Review: Smartpak Piper breeches”