Sunday, February 26, 2017

Where Have I Been?

That accuracy tho.
We have had two planned shutdowns occuring at work - which typically means long hours, late nights, and the inability to function for the better part of the weekend.

Last time I blogged, I posted about the Jump Day just before Valentines Day that Annie and I attended along with N and AJ. Since then, I haven't been able to do much riding due to work being hectic and "adulting" getting in the way.

But for sake of making this a worthy blog entry, let's summarize what I've been up to in the past two weeks.

I took Spud on a rainy day ground drive to start getting him back into the swing of things. We practiced our vocal cues, which he adorably complied with. And we also happened upon a rambunctious puppy who decided to join us on our walk, much to Spud's annoyance.

I hacked Annie out to meet up with N and AJ. She also met a Donkey and chickens on this hack - we chased the chickens until they moved, and then she was like "OMG NOOO SO SCARRRY":

Baby pony hacked almost the entire way to AJ's house
on her OWN. :)

Tired baby pony.
As a sidenote, her saddle slipped again. >_> Fuuuck.

Her brown muzzle is just <3

I took the dogs for a walk with the Boy and snapped some photos:

Roxy - 4 years old
Ty - 12 years old (Shepherd)

Those teefers <3

My newest favorite photo of him <3

 Decided to undergo some self-inflicted pain and get a tattoo of one of my favorite quotes:

The capital words are actually in my Dad's handwriting
and the cursive is my Moms. The flower is a sweet pea
which is a nod to Suzie, who was born in May (when these flowers
bloom) and to my Auntie who called me
her sweetpea.

Not pictured:
  • Handwalking the horses with the Boy wherein Annie met some caution tape and just COULD NOT HORSE. It didn't help when Suzie moved the tape and consequently scared the shit out of Annie... Oops.
  • Having to cancel a lesson with Karen because omg the exhaustion (and I don't think riding with a fresh tattoo would be a smart idea).
  • Taking Annie and Spud for a hand-walk with the bestie on a sunny and warm afternoon.
  • Making mashes for Annie to help her beef up a bit and having to discipline Suzie because holy fuck can you NOT run me over, mare?

So yes, we are still all alive. Not doing much, but alive!


  1. Sounds like you've been busy busy!! Glad all the ponies and puppies are well tho!

  2. Nice ink! And I love those photos of your pups!

  3. What a beautiful and thoughtful tattoo! Love that you used your parents' handwriting. I'm with Annie, chickens are scary, lol!

    1. Thank you! I love the tattoo :)

      And they really are.. I am not a big fan of them myself lol

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    1. It is one of my favorite photos of him :)

  5. Adulting can be so annoying. Still making pony progress, though! Love that Spuddy!

  6. Love the photos of your dog! Glad that hear that the critters are keeping you busy. :)

  7. I love your tattoo! And I'm super jealous about your hacking down the street to friend's houses! That sound so cool

    1. Thank you!

      Haha - it is pretty cool, but at the same time I wish we had more of a horse community here!

  8. You've been busy! Thanks for stopping buy and giving me your new URL. I'd hate to miss out on your latest adventures!