Camera Roll Updates: October 2016 Edition

I had about 5 half finished posts that just didn’t seem to get done…and then life happened and I didn’t know how to catch up.  But now I’m decided-here’s the down low on where I’ve been/what I’ve been up to according to my phones camera roll (pretty this idea is stolen from Emma!):

Here we go!

I’ve been riding a lot.

Spot the baby keeping watch…

My daughter rode her pony of the first time.


And then, her first “full size” horse because it’s her Dads mare and we couldn’t resist how excited she was to see the horses.


I stole this spicy little western mare for the annual family trail ride.


I got rear ended on the highway and luckily was able to drive away.  Missed my riding lesson though.


I drank some wine.


I found this painting that I think I need for my dining room.


And I rigged up a new way to get snacks to #tinyequestrian while I ride.

Snacks buckled onto the little human.


I experienced my first Oktoberfest!  Then split a bottle amongst work friends on a downtown rooftop.


Also, she stands and kind of walks…lord help us!


Goals for the next few weeks:

1. Get some media of the fancy Deedee in action!

2. Actually finish a blog post, or thought or….

Teenage Archives: Erv at the Royal

As recently mentioned, I found my old storage drive with a significant amount of my junior horseback riding experiences stored away on it.  I mentioned that just watching these clips made my heart smile, and revitalized how I perceived my current status.

The first few clips I wanted to share are of myself and the only boy I loved in high school.

Erv.

As I mentioned in my original post about this gelding, he stole my heart with his catty quick mind, and heart.  Yes, he loved to kick out at the canter, and rarely bothered to hide his opinion (good or bad)…so you’d be shocked to learn that we tried him in the hunters first.  We figured that he’d benefit from the quiet, steady environment.

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Getting his fancy braids in.

A few months after first getting the ride on him we headed to do the 2’9” (pre-childrens) stuff at a local rated show.  He was in steel shoes, and wasn’t the fanciest boy, but we gave it our best shot!  Check it out below.

I have no idea if we took home any satin.  But after this show we kicked it up a notch, and spent the winter training like crazy and switching to 100% jumpers.  It was an incredible honor to get to work with such a fun horse, and I’m so glad that he found a perfect home after me.