Despite the lack of evidence on this blog, I have been riding my big red beast. In fact, his schedule has finally settled into a routine (knock on wood) that seems to be working very well for both of us. The best part is that I’m starting to see some real progress both in Miles and myself. While I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic, sometimes it really is hard to contain my excitement. I love this horse and I can’t wait to have him back to his usual self over fences.
2015 has been a year full of ups and downs for me so far. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about who and what is most important to me and whether or not I’m living my life every day in the best way possible. I’m finding that my thoughts leave me with many more questions than answers, and part of me is very frustrated that a clear path hasn’t presented itself yet. But regardless of what the future holds, I’m working hard to enjoy today. In fact, I have a lot to be thankful for… a whole heck of a lot. So while some people are stretching their thanks out over the entire month, I’m writing down 30 things I’m thankful for right now. Today. This very minute.
Nothing says “I have no content” and “I’m too busy to come up with something creative” than jumping on a blog hop full of questions. But considering I’m elbow-deep in Turkey giblets preparing to host my very first Thanksgiving, I figure why not. Plus I really love Cathryn of That Red Mare <3
It’s that time of year again, dear readers! Fall has just flown by for me this year, and I’m currently elbow-deep in my very first Thanksgiving Dinner. Cooking such a big meal for so many people is a little overwhelming (especially since I usually call making frozen pizzas cooking), so I thought I’d lighten my mood by giving back and starting Fly On Over’s 3rd Annual Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange!
The second half of 2015 hasn’t exactly been what I’d hoped in terms of horse shows or even riding in general with Miles. In fact, I’ve jumped one time since our last horse show, where Miles bucked me off over a crossrail. Actually, now that I think about it, the last two times I’ve jumped my own horse I’ve fallen off, which is… not awesome. Sufficed to say, I’ve had a lot of setbacks and as a consequence, I’ve done a lot of soul-searching. While I’ve been doing that, and working on gaining confidence with the best little OTTB mare I’ve ever known, Miles has been in bootcamp.