This drooling unicorn cracks me up. Thanks L for such a fantastically weird logo for the blog hop! (And I mean that in the best way.) On we go!
Seven great things/strengths in your riding life
- Ability to figure out when things aren't working (though I don't always know the solution right away!)
- Body awareness continues to improve (Why is my right shoulder in outer space? I don't know, but at least I know where it is)
- Exciting new goal--foxhunting
- I do my homework from lessons and use those exercises in my practice rides
- I'm good at keeping calm in a crisis
- I have a good seat
- I am lucky to have a really fun freelance gig at HorseNation
|I also want a magical white unicorn.|
Seven things you lack or covet for you or your horse
- A time turner for more hours in the day. Anyone have one that works?
- My own saddle (that fits) but it is SOO far on the "want" end of the spectrum that it's not on my radar for a while
- Plaid things
- More money for less work (ha, well this is all hypothetical, right?)
- Would like to learn about equine photography
- Would like to live in a Florida climate but not give up the culture of DC
- A collie to be my barn dog :) I don't have time or space for a dog though.
|When we chip a jump, apparently|
Seven things that make you angry
- Unsolicited nonsense advice
- People who blindly worship a bad trainer (because I've been there, when I was a kid!)
- When I have to stay late at work and can't ride on weeknights
- Horses with bad or dangerous ground manners
- Too many people in the arena (doesn't make me angry so much as stressed out)
- When people backtalk the judge, the instructor, the show steward, etc...there's no need for sass!
- When people blame the saddle for their bad position. You shouldn't need the saddle to suction you into correct position!
Seven things you neglect to do or cut corners on
- Taking pictures
- Horse shows
- Cleaning tack in the winter. Normally I enjoy it, but in the cold...no thanks!
- Blogging (working to fix that though!)
- Consistently making time for the barn so I'm not on a time crunch. Hoping I can change around my work schedule though.
- Watching and analyzing videos of other riders. I always MEAN to do this on Youtube but never do.
- Horse laundry
|Yes Beckett, you look fabulous.|
Seven most expensive things you own for your horse/riding
- The damn Passier saddle that doesn't fit and I haven't sold
- Charles Owen helmet
- Show jacket--bought new, so it was pretty expensive, but I've had it for...ten years at this point. Wow.
- Ariat boots
- Monthly lease fee
- Stupid stock tie that really should not have cost almost $40. It's just a piece of fabric!
- XC safety vest
Seven guilty pleasures or favorite items
- Leasing a horse, and realizing this is the most comfortable option for me now
- Barn book club from my last barn--I have not gone yet, but plan on going to the next meeting to keep in touch with my friends there
- Blogging (at least when the going is good!)
- Trail rides
- Relaxing and cleaning tack
- Getting all dressed up in my show clothes and doing stuff--whether it's a show, foxhunt, whatever
- Pulling manes. I don't know why I enjoy this.
Seven things you love about horses and riding
- You can always improve
- It makes you more patient and fair
- The style
- Horses do silly things
- Being able to talk to horse people and feel totally comfortable, when normally I am pretty shy
- The smell of horses and leather
- It's fun!