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Sunshine Award

Thanks to Karley at All In for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!

The Sunshine Award is for people who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The nominee must do the following: thank the person who nominated her, nominate ten bloggers of her own, answer the ten questions given to her, and post them and the Sunshine Award button to her blog.


Mares or Geldings? Definitely geldings; I’ve only successfully ridden one mare in my life, and I have it on good authority that she is the least mareish mare to ever walk the Earth.

English or Western? English, although I really enjoyed my 30 minute ride on a reining horse!

Do you prefer “younger” or “older” horses? I think each has their place, but when I was horse shopping I was really hoping for a younger horse.

Have you trained a horse from ground zero? No. I’ve never ridden a horse that didn’t have a decent amount of training already on it. That said, I did train Visa to jump.

Do you prefer riding or groundwork? Riding, mostly because I’ve never done “groundwork” in the traditional sense. Unless Showmanship counts?

Do you board your horse or keep it at home? I’ve always boarded and really have a tough time seeing ever having horses at home.

Do you do all natural things or just commercial stuff? I’m cognizant of what products have in them, but I don’t use many home remedies for various cuts, scrapes, etc. I tend to stick to tried and true brands people I know use.

All tacked up or bareback? I honestly could not tell you the last time I was on a horse bareback! Maybe I should make that a goal for next year…

Equestrian model? Hmm, this is a tough one. I’d have to say Reed Kessler is the most famous rider I look up to, but honestly the people around me are often those I look up to the most: my trainer and many of my close friends I met through horses.

What’s your one, main goal, while being in the horses world? Right now I really want to focus on improving my riding, especially over fences, so that I can move up to 2’6″. Plus I’m always striving to be the best horsewoman I can and learning anything and everything related to that!

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Fly On Over is an equestrian lifestyle blog devoted to connecting horse lovers around the world. By providing equestrians with practical tips and tricks related to horse ownership, discussing training techniques for horse and rider, as well as covering industry news.

5 thoughts to “Sunshine Award”

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out! I am just now publishing my own list of blogs of who deserve the Sunshine Award. Hopefully you don’t mind, but I borrowed one of your photos for the thank you portion of the award. :0)

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