Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back in the saddle

You poor, neglected Blog. I fell off the bloggy band wagon and now we have a lot of catching up to do! First, I want to tell you about my adventures over the weekend.
It began at about 5:00 Saturday morning with a flat tire on the Interstate. In the rain. Thank God for my hero (aka my husband) who came and changed it for me! 

And where, you might ask, was I going at such an ungodly hour of the morning? 

To a horse show! That's right, I went with Jess my trainer, 6 friends and "my" horse Chocolate
where we earned these :)

All my friends were super nice- they shared tack and hair stuff, donuts and advice and lots of laughs. It was my first show in almost 10 years and I had a lot more fun this time than I did as a kid. I think my perspective has changed... it doesn't matter so much whether I place first or last. I went there to have fun and learn. And it was SO. MUCH. FUN! My one regret is that I didn't take any photos of Choc. I'm so glad my sweet husband took one with his phone :)

The sun peeked out from behind the clouds about half way through the day so I got to do some fun photography after my classes were finished... here are just a few of my favorites!
This is Meghan and Mikey- Meghan is a photographer too. I took this, she edited it, don't you love it?!

This is the board where the jumping courses are posted.

At the end of the day I brought home an extra pink ribbon. 
My family was there for me when I was in the ring and my little girl was delighted with the horses but especially the ribbons! When I handed her the pink ribbon she pretended to read the gold writing on it: to Mommy, from Jess.
And now I'm thinking that I have my trainer, Jess to thank for that different perspective. It's the perspective that I want to have through life: do your best, and don't forget to have fun :)


  1. I am really behind on blog reading now a days even though it is summer. I want to hugely congratulate you for getting back into that saddle. I have just dipped my brush back into watercolor for the first time in 20 years. So, I am celebrating right along with you girlfriend!!
    Excellent photos too. :-)

  2. These photos are wonderful - I especially love the first two shots.

  3. These are all amazing!!! Congrats on the purdy ribbons ;D

  4. SUCH good photos!! I'm so proud of you for taking up your old love - you're such a wonderful example to your sweet little girlie - I'm sure she was over the moon about your pink ribbon! Can't wait to see you!