Friday, March 29, 2013

New Jacket for Sale!

My latest creation is finished and offered for sale!  
It's made of Midnight Blue Hobby Horse PMS fabric and is covered in silver and fuchsia glitter appliques and multi-colored crystals.  The edge of the collar and the "eyes" of the peacock feathers are hand painted.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Grrrrr! Oh, yes I did!

Call me a wuss, but I really wanted a sheepskin seat saver.  I don't really know if they're supposed to save the saddle's seat or the rider's, but either way I wanted one.

So when, for the SECOND time, Tack of the Day offered a discounted ECP SeatSaver ... that happened to be TIGER PRINT .... I committed to the purchase.

I rode in it only once so far.  I didn't experience any major life-altering level of comfy tush, but it was nice.  And it's hilariously tacky, so I think it was a good investment.  :)

Does anyone else use one?  Anything I should know about using one? Does it have the potential to damage my saddle with prolonged use??

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oh! My Ears and Whiskers!

How late it's getting! It's nearly March 15th!

Only TWO DAYS left to use your 50% Coupons at Buckstitch Becky's Etsy Store!!!!

Don't be late!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Finding a Rhythm Again

Don't you hate it when that thing called a "job" takes over your whole life?!?!  I have been MIA because...well...somebody's gotta pay the bills!  I went through quite a rough transition coming off of my sabbatical and back into the swing of things.  Trust me, I know I have no right to complain about anything concerning a sabbatical, but I was not prepared for how long it would take to get my head back in the game!  I jumped in to teaching 3 classes, it's recruiting time for both of the degree programs I am part of, AND I was trying to design our big spring musical!  I was a hot mess for the first two solid weeks!

My schedule is chopped up into pieces leaving me very little time to get to the barn. I went the first few weeks with only Sunday rides.  Now I'm 1/3 of the way into the term and I finally feel like I know which side is up.  I think we're back into a rhythm. I think we'll be posting with a bit more regularity now.

I've found only two pockets of time during the week for me to ride so Junior is currently ridden by his OP on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, I'm riding Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and he's getting Thursdays off.

I'm going to start calling the couple who leases JR his OP for "Other People." Just the other day a barn kid was watching me clip the boy's bridle path and she said "Are you helping out Junior's parents?"  I guess I've been more MIA than I thought! I explained that *I* was actually "Junior's Parents." For the record, I much prefer "Junior's Person" over "Parent" or *ack* "Mom."  I don't mind if other people refer to themselves as their horse's "Mom" but I really don't like the suggestion that I birthed that monster.  That's just me.

Our chiropractor came out last evening and noted a good deal of improvement in the boy.  His hind still needed a good bit, which I have noticed, but he wasn't nearly as messed up as he was back on November 30th.  He said his knees felt better so I should keep him on the ActiFlex4000 as it appears to be doing it's job.  He did still reflex a tiny bit for ulcers but he said he had to give over twice the normal pressure to get the tiny reaction so he wasn't concerned.

I am SOOOOO close to unveiling a new project I've been working on.  As most things go, it has taken a good deal more effort than I had initially assumed so I'm quite a bit behind schedule, but I believe if you're going to do something it's best to take the time to do it right. Soon.  Very soon.

We are just over two months from our first scheduled show!  I've got a lot of work to do in two months!

Just for fun.....
Moo sleeps in the giveaway box.