In my last post I talked about weird, weird 2016. I went in with no plan and came out with 12 months full of strange. With the end of pregnancy less than 3 months away, I am so ready to sink my teeth into a new year. I didn’t feel any urgency to set and attack … More Going for goals in 2017.
I feel the need to do an obligatory reflection post of the past year. I am betting that 2016 was a strange year for a lot of people, and that certainly rings true for myself. W and I entered 2016 with no plan. I think that is what really started it off on an odd … More Reflections on 2016. A strange year for all.
If you haven’t noticed, I am getting a little antsy in my pregnancy by now. I don’t know if I have read What to Expect cover to cover enough times now, or am almost done decorating the nursery, or have checked and rechecked my registry so much even I have tired of looking at it, … More Sidelined from the saddle to-dos
Since Emma departed yesterday I have been a little up and down. I go through a stage of feeling as though a weight has been lifted, to wondering if I will regret my choice, to a tearful moment when I see her name on the feed board but no longer have to prepare her bucket. … More Holidaze & future wonderings
On Tuesday, I agonized over whether or not to return Emma to an old owner who desperately wants her back. Not only did I agonize over it in writing, I agonized over it to horse friends, I agonized over it to my old trainer (and Emma’s immediately previous owner), I agonized over it through pregnancy fueled … More The mare never meant to be mine.
From the getgo with my mare Emma, it has been a wild ride. For a more detailed version of our background together since I bought her for $10 back in 2013, read here. This mare had a weird way of getting the point of becoming mine. I got her from my trainer at the time, … More Decision to let it go.
I keep repeatedly typing and deleting the first sentence of this post, because it is difficult to know where to begin when you haven’t updated your blog in nearly five months. I have good reason. Back in July, in a rush to feed before heading to a lesson with my dressage trainer, I sustained a … More Anything can happen: horse edition. Alternate title: Horses and Hormones.