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Five years

Five years ago today, I signed the check that started a new era. I can’t put into words the many ways in which owning this horse has changed my life. We’ve made and lost friends, switched disciplines, been at 5 different … Continue reading

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Wrap Up

Pearl returns back to Not So Broken Pony Land this Friday, so I guess it’s time for an update/wrap-up on how our winter of Real Work went. Spoiler alert: we’re not magically ready to hit the show ring at Second … Continue reading

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Reminiscing

Confession Whine: I miss jumping my horse. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy we found dressage and it’s working well for us. But when we found Christy, back when I thought Pearl had “just an injury” that was going to … Continue reading

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State of the Lameness Address

Pearl has been “back in work” (defined as walk/trot/usually canter 4-5 days a week) for about a month now, since we moved to our winter farm. Here is where I always feel like I have to get disclaimer-y. No, the horse … Continue reading

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Breaking news

On Wednesday, January 27 2016, I rode my own horse in a lesson for the first time in 2+ years. I can tell you the exact date (November 4 2013) of our lesson, because the next time she came out … Continue reading

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That post got too long so here is the rest of my update

I found another thing to ride, sort of. A pony at the barn where many of my friends moved to in the Great Exodus of 2014 needs a rider, and guess who is pony sized? Pony has spots so is … Continue reading

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Oh right, I have a blog

My horsey life has been… disorganized for the last six months. I haven’t ridden so irregularly since before I had a horse, probably. Roundup of things that have happened:   In September or so, Lacy’s mom messaged me. Lacy had … Continue reading

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Back to School

So I’ve been dogsitting the past couple of weeks, and I’ve been passing the time by catching up on literal years worth of the SprinklerBandits blog. It has had two effects: 1) I really really really want a baby bay … Continue reading

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Major Catch-up

Hey, remember when I was like “oh yeah, I’ll totally post every week about every single ride, shouldn’t be a biggie right?” Ahahahaha. That was ambitious. Looks like I owe a rundown on the past three months– in bullet point … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup: 5/25-5/31

Tuesday 5/27: Mare is inaugurating herself as a fly mask houdini. And then comes over and stares at me like “Mom, my face itches, please do something.” I guess I’m not imagining things, as her legs really are cooler and … Continue reading

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