In the past, I’ve always gone into horse shows with riding goals in mind — sometimes they are simple and easy, sometimes they are more complex and challenging. Regardless of what they are, I always have something I specifically want to achieve with my riding. This year has completely turned the tables on this process. The first show, I had 0 expectations. In fact, my expectations were so low, I didn’t know if I’d even ride my own horse. Of course, we all know how that turned out (I did show and I rode really well). This horse show was another test of my process… as I again went in without expectations.
I haven’t talked much about my riding goals this year, mostly because things have been pretty up in the air for a large part of the year. However, we’ve actually been doing pretty good with accomplishing things. One of my goals has been to get out of the arena and go on more trail rides. So far, this has been a smashing success. I’ve always felt guilty for not taking advantage more often of the 100+ acres of groomed trails right out our back door, but this year I went on more trail rides in the first two months than I did in the last two years combined!
This post is also known as: I am so far behind on blogging and I have absolutely zero media to share, so I’m writing a quick recap to share what’s been going on. Lately, blogging has fallen a bit by the wayside as other areas of my life have become more hectic. Honestly, it’s not a bad thing — although I am missing you guys a tiny bit. I’ve been trying to stay up-to-date on reading and commenting, but writing has been more… elusive for me these days.
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This isn’t going to be your typical product review. Susan from Saddle Seeks Horse approached me about doing a joint, simultaneous product review of a new grooming tool. Of course, I jumped on the chance and suggested we should go one step further and do a video product review, in addition to our typical written content. There are so many grooming tools out there, so what’s one more? Well be prepared to be surprised and entertained, as we present our Grooming Hands Review by Saddle Seeks Horse and Fly On Over!
I had a busy, but amazing weekend and it all started on Friday when Genny from A Gift Horse came to visit! I’ve said it before, but one of the best and most unexpected perks of becoming an equestrian blogger has been this welcoming, supportive community. Getting to meet bloggers from all across the country is such a cool experience, and I never pass up an opportunity to do a meet and greet. So when Genny messaged me on Facebook a few months ago to let me know she was going to be in town, I jumped on it!