We love horses. We love our horses. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be engulfed in this crazy sport to begin with! For many of us, riding is a hobby and our horses are our pets. At the same time though, our horses are working pets — they do indeed have a job, whether it’s a trail ride once a week or to perform at an AA show every weekend. So what happens when our horses can no longer do the job required of them? As owners, where do our responsibilities lie?
Today’s a two-fer! I finally was able to set up a GoFundMe campaign for collecting donations to do something for Lauren as a community. I’ve responded to everyone via email, so hopefully you’ve already seen this, but if not, here you go: http://www.gofundme.com/xux444.
Just a quick housekeeping note, since I’m not really in the mood to blog today. I’m sure most of you have heard about the tragic loss of Lauren’s husband (She Moved to Texas). I’ve had a few of you reach out to me, wanting to get together as a community and show our love and support. I’m working with a few others, including Kristen from If The Saddle Fits, to get something put together. If you’d be interested in contributing, please send me an email to my personal address: tracyjbeavers(at)gmail(dot)com. Please don’t feel obligated, or anything of the sort, but I figured if people wanted to do something together, I’d be happy to coordinate.
In my last post, I promised an update on the goings-on outside of my equestrian life as soon as things were finalized. I’m happy to report that on Friday, my husband and I closed on our first home together! We still have to officially move out of our apartment and into the house, but we’ve signed the documents and have the keys in hand!!
The only thing I like more than winning ribbons is displaying them. While winning isn’t everything to me, I’m proud every time I earn a rosette of any color and I proudly show off my spoils of war wherever and whenever possible. But after you’ve shown for a few seasons, the satin starts to pile up. So what do you do with all of those shiny, lovely ribbons?