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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Standing Outside the Fire


I had a fantastic/insanely busy weekend!  It was a long weekend from my full-time job but I had three remaining shifts at my part-time job to finish up. 





I am happy to report that I have officially folded my last gym towel!



I was very spoiled to have a puppy visit from my new dog nephew, Ernie!  He is the cutest pup ever and is amazingly well-behaved. 

Ernie + Molly = Love



My college roommate was in town for a bit and she came out to visit my ponies with her husband.  It was so wonderful to see her again, it's been too long!

Henry basking in the attention 




I also got to see Garth Brooks.  Which was a lifelong dream.  I was on my feet dancing for most of the concert.  So many of Garth’s songs were the soundtrack to family roadtrips and hauling horses to Pony Club lessons.  There are many happy memories tied to those songs.


I caught feels and cried during “Standing Outside the Fire”, which has always been an inspiration song for me. 





I had a fantastic lesson with ST on Monday!  We are still doing the timeshare between Apollo and Henry.  I was a bit worried about Apollo as he was a little stiff on our last ride, but he felt fantastic!  Henry was a very good sport and I am getting back into the groove with sitting his bouncy trot. 

Apollo has randomly trained himself to ground tie, which is handy for photos!




In other happy news - it turns out that I grabbed the wrong saddle from Coach D’s to try on my horses.  We were able to swap on the weekend for the one that is actually for sale.  That saddle fits Mystic like it was made for her.  So 1/3 of my horses has a saddle now.  WTF YAY!  I also cantered Mystic for the first time in ages, she was a little crowhoppy at first but was totally fine after I waited for her to be more balanced/forward the next time I asked (fair enough).




What's up saddle



I will be picking up the treeless this week (depending on when I finally get my money back from the saddle I had on trial) so that will be for Apollo, and Henry if it fits him. 


Tonight is my saddle fitter appointment! Wish me luck :D

13 comments:

  1. What a fantastic weekend! I got nostalgic reading the title even before I got to the part about tour concert, I'm so jealous. I grew up listening to Garth and could probably sing along with basically any of his songs, haha. Standing Outside the Fire is one of his best!

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    1. It was a great weekend! I am kind of exhausted now though haha. Yeah Standing Outside the Fire has always struck a chord with me <3

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  2. Love it!! Glad you are enjoying your pony time and music :)

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  3. Haha screw you gym towels. Love it!! Last day at my job will be Sept 22. It's kinda scary, been there 16 years. But it's also liberating. Looking forward to hearing what you think abt the treeless. I have a barn mate who owns a Missouri Fox Trotter with zero wither, and a bulky draft mule. I feel like treeless would be a good option for her.

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    1. I am so sick of those stupid towels haha! Good to you, that's very exciting and liberating for sure. I am not a great treeless lover but they do work great for those hard to fit types.

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  4. Exciting things everywhere!!

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  5. Epic weekend! I love that you flipped off the towels! hahaha!
    Congrats on getting 1/3 of the way through saddle hell! Hope the fitting went well and it won't be ten million years before you get the saddle.

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