Saturday, June 06, 2015

Poor neglected bloggy.

Poor thing, I've ignored you for ages.

Life is busy though, and I am riding but having to squeeze it in. Joy is doing well, starting Baby under saddle and we got another horse! I'll do an introductory post when I have time (haha) But he is a 2 year old Thoroughbred, bit of a fixer upper and completely darling. Having trouble deciding on his name though.

I'll try not to ignore you completely, bloggy,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

hairy girls

Likely my fav pic of the girls, ever. From this spring.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Still Alive!

wow, I've been neglecting this blog, sorry bloggy.

Just busy with life.

Ponehs are doing well, starting Baby under saddle and working on Joy's dressage skills and jumping fitness. I wish we had the finances for lots of lessons and shows but I am planning on getting out a little this fall *knock wood*

Finally got the saddle issue sorted, combo of new saddle, cord girth and ecogold pad seems to be magic. No more saddle on her neck, yay! everyone is happier.

I had a turning point with Joy, she was giving me stupid shit over something stupid. So I got mad and said to myself  " hay is five fricken dollars a bale, she can get over it" and you know what, she got over it. Likely because now she knows I could swap her for a 17+ hh, dark bay TB gelding named Nebuchadnezzar at any time.  Or maybe I put on my big girl panties and got brave.

Anyway, mainly trail riding (but with grace and style)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Joy's birthday giveaway has ended, late, as usual.

The randomly* selected winner is: Mona Sterling

Congrats! I sent you an email. Joy says thanks for playing everyone!

* Full disclosure, I was going to use a widget thingy to select a winner but because I am so super technologically challenged I couldn't get it to work. So I though what is more random than a toddler? Nothing! So Smooshy drew it out of a hat.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Boring update

We are still deep in the throes of winter, big high of ten degrees today!

I haven't been riding much, we have loads of ice and it hasn't been safe. How I long for an indoor arena!

Monday, February 10, 2014

tack confessions and Higher Standards *Review and giveaway!*

I'll confess, I love cleaning tack but I wasn't always this way...

As a kid I used to lie about liking to clean tack so my riding instructor wouldn't make me clean all her filthy tack, the tack that got used daily but only cleaned twice a year by whiny and resentful 8 year olds wielding sponges, when all they wanted to do was pet ponies, ah pony camp, good times....

Anyway a couple months ago I came across this soap on the Chronicle of the Horse forum, the reviews were really favorable and I was almost out of soap and I thought it was neat to buy a handmade product.

The soap truly is excellent and has replaced all my other tack cleaning products. After Joe saw how great my saddle looked he begged me to clean his nasty work boots, that'll learn me, I shouldn't have shown off my fabulously clean tack. It smells really nice, like the way you would want bath soap to smell, not at all overpowering or chemically. Not only does it smell good but it cleans and conditions better than any other product I have tried. The balm is also fantastic, great for dry and abused leather.

So in honor of Joy's tenth(!) birthday I am doing a giveaway this month,  Simply leave a comment on this post about which soap you would like to try. On 3/10/2014 one randomly selected lucky person will win a thingy of soap (or conditioning Balm if you prefer, I'm cool like that)

I'm sure a "like" wouldn't go amiss here

The review section

My usual tack is actually pretty clean right now (having effective and easy to use products does that) so for pictures I dug out a nasty old girth and some boots I forgot to clean at the end of Autumn.These products are simple and quick to use, the soap even dissolves those little dirt "jockeys" without a ton of scrubbing, which is remarkable and way cuts down on the time you have to spend cleaning tack. It's perfect for lazy people such as myself.

I used the Fox's Vanilla Lavender soap and just lightly moistened the sponge, wipe on soap, rub the leather a bit and wipe off with a clean slightly damp sponge. That is it! You can clean all the things! I like to melt the conditioning Balm in my hands and rub it in, it smells like cookies, makes my leather stuff look and feel gorgeous and I don't instantly want to wash my hands after.


cleaning water, not coffee!

one boot cleaned, one to go

after cleaning
much nicer

 The only drawback to these products is my toddler likes the smell and tries to eat them, so tack cleaning has to be done after he goes to bed.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


If you wanna go to the farm blog ( there are some super cute baby bunny pictures.
Like this.
I know, not horse related.

Stay tuned

It's Joy's birth month (and mine, hah) so I'm going to be a giveaway, as soon as I finish the review. So stay tuned.

Also I am completely sick of winter, snow and cold.