I actually wrote this post last week, but due to life… it is FINALLY being posted.
Things were all quiet on the blog
last week last two weeks, as I spent the week with family in Kansas and then work got busy. (Yes, it was windy. No, there were no tornadoes.)
I returned to some great stuff though! AND returned with some great stuff. My awesome mother-in-law offered us an elliptical, and I JUMPED on that opportunity. Schedule changes and life have meant that I haven’t been able to make my fitness classes and bad weather have made it tough to find opportunities to run. But check out THIS bad boy!
As for things waiting for me back in KY, a friend of mine found this old Breyer who, let’s be honest, looks a lot like May. Turns out… it’s a shetland pony, but who cares! She’s perfect <3 Now I just have to find the perfect place for her.
Annnnnnnnnnnd my secret santa gift showed up! Huge thank you to Catherine at Economical Equestrian! How CUTE are these polo wraps? I have now decided that I need to do a Dressage clinic in them… and my pink tutu. Anyone know any Dressage clinicians coming to KY that would be down for that?!
These are SUPER high quality, so if you are in the market for fabric horsey goods, check out Snowy Mountain Horse Shop: https://snowymountainhorseshop.com/
My secret santa order was due to be delivered last week, but I had UPS hold my packages until I got back. (THANK YOU MICHELE FOR REMINDING ME THAT I COULD DO THAT.)
May did not get much of a vacation. She got ridden twice by my trainer and a couple more times by some trusted friends. I think there might even be some video evidence of her having a great jump school with Mandy. Fingers crossed! The result of these rides? She was great for my ride back on Sunday. I try to keep her in a bit of shape, even during the off season. It is just so hard for her to gain fitness and so easy for her to lose it. Either way, she got MOSTLY positive reports for people, but made sure to add a bit of sass to remind everyone exactly who she is.
The saddle front, however, didn’t go as great. While I was gone, my jump saddle was on trial locally. On Friday evening, I busted my butt running all over creation to drop it off before going away. By Sunday morning, I hadn’t heard anything. Like most rational adults, I totally started dreaming that the saddle sold and that I was totally ready to invest in the new saddle I had been dreaming about since MARCH.
Unfortunately, I got the message yesterday afternoon that, after one last ride, she decided it just wasn’t the saddle for her. So… back to driving around creation to retrieve it. Either way, both my 32cm Stubben Genesis saddles are now for sale (Dressage and Jumping). So… if anyone is looking, let me know. I would much rather give someone a great deal than pay a consignment shop, but it might start going that way…
Edit: Saddle is out on another trial, and I have one on trial too… updates later this week!