Wow, I am officially way behind on blogging! The holidays are always a really busy time for me, between decorating the house, shopping for gifts and holiday parties my time just flies by. Last Thursday I had my first lesson on Miles in about a month and it was fantastic. We jumped a few courses and even though the jumps stayed low (18″ to 2′) it felt really good to be jumping my main squeeze again; as much as I absolutely adore Vinnie, Miles is just a much better fit for me.
A few weeks ago I hinted at a project I was working on. I was super secretive [which is not easy for me] and asked some of you to do some beta testing for me, for which I was super grateful. Many of you responded and gave me some wonderful feedback, some of which I’ve incorporated already and some that I’ve filed away for the future. Either way, thanks in large part to all of you, I’m ready to reveal my new project:
Yesterday I sent out emails for the second annual Fly On Over Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange, letting everyone know who they’ll be shopping for. If for some reason you didn’t receive an email from me, please let me know! This year we ended up with 49 participants, which is a huge increase over last year. I want to personally thank everyone who decided to join in on the fun and get into the holiday spirit by doing something nice for those in our little online community. It means a lot to me to be able to give back in this manner, so I want to recognize everyone who is helping me accomplish this.
After a wonderful and glorious 4 1/2 days off for the Thanksgiving holiday, today I’m back at it. Work has resumed and so have my [various] side projects. But I am happy to say that my time off was filled with fun, family, food and horses; truly there’s no better way to spend a long weekend. On Wednesday I had a lesson in Vincenzo [aka Vinnie] and he was wonderful. We jumped all the things including a square oxer and a brick box without incident — it was the perfect way to kick off the weekend. He even got a proper shave so I could find his bridlepath and latch his noseband without ripping his chain hairs out. Sometimes, it’s the small things that make our day!