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So Proud

Today I am beyond ecstatic to announce that after three years of hard work, dedication and perseverance my darling husband, Sam, officially passed the Ohio Bar Exam!! Next month he will be sworn in by the Supreme Court of Ohio and officially become a licensed lawyer. I could not be more proud of his accomplishment and I know this milestone means so much to him. Congratulations, baby!!

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Sam and I at his Law School Graduation ceremony
Basics of a Hunter Jumper Course

Basics of a Hunter Jumper Course

Now that you’ve got the 50,000-foot view of a hunter/jumper show, you’re probably feeling pretty confident. You’ve impressed your friend who shows in the Jumpers with a clutch “beat the clock!” encouraging shout as she entered the ring, and she was super impressed. Good for you! But now it’s time to step up your game and learn the basics of a hunter/jumper course. Read More

Happy Things Blog Hop: Favorite Noms

It’s no secret that I’m a girl who loves to eat, which means this latest Happy Things Blog Hop: Favorite Noms by She Moved To Texas is right up my alley. If I’m being honest, there’s not many foods that I don’t like [with the strange exception of sweet potatoes], but my favorites are definitely and without question cheese, pasta, pina coladas and wine. If I had to design my own food pyramid it would probably look like this: Read More

Hunters vs Equitation vs Jumpers

Hunter Jumper Terms

Have you ever been to a hunter/jumper show and realized you had absolutely no idea what was going on? Maybe you read a prizelist for a local association’s show and been totally stumped by the various division names. Or perhaps you’re just a mom or dad who would love to know what the heck your daughter or son is talking about when they bring up horses. The world of hunter/jumpers can be a very convoluted and confusing place if you’re not familiar with basic hunter jumper terms. So I’m here to shed some light the basic principles of these disciplines. Below are some hunter jumper terms you might hear or see at a show, a lesson or even just in conversation with an equestrian. Read More

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SFTS Blog Hop: That One Thing

In the last year, I’ve become totally and overwhelmingly addicted to tack. It started out innocently enough — new horse needs certain things I don’t own. But then… it spiraled into I WANT ALL THE THINGS and I indulged. Let’s not forget my first goal review of the year where pretty much all accomplished was spending money on tack. Oops. The first step to overcoming addiction is admitting your problem and now I’m finally on to the fixing it stage. But that doesn’t mean I don’t window shop with fervor. Thus, this blog hop from Stories from the Saddle is like nirvana for me right now. Here’s what I’m currently lusting after:

Equifit Luxe Open Front Boots

Yeah, that’s what I want. Why? No reason other than they are really pretty and I’m totally convinced Miles would look like a badass in leather boots. I can’t wear them to show in [Hunters aren’t allowed to wear any boots] and I’m not planning on showing in Equitation any time soon [plus boots in 2’6″ equitation would be overkill]. But they’re still really pretty and I want them. I also want the matching ankle boots too, please.

Ariat Heritage Field Boots in Sienna

Also, some brown field boots to school in would be just fantastic. Again, I totally don’t need these and really have no reason for them since again… I can’t show in them, but they’re beautiful. Just look at that color!! And a girl really can’t have too many pairs of shoes, right?! And if I got Miles those Equifit boots, we could match… all hunter princesses like to be matchy-matchy! Plus, a little birdie told me that Ariat is adding an XWide calf option next year for those of us with athletic calves — WOOHOO!

So, what are you lusting after right now?