My good friend “Onthebit” just bestowed upon me the Stylish Bogger Award. Thanks! Check out her blog at http://onthebit.wordpress.com/
It seems that there are some rules attached to this award. I have to now:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award – Done.
2. Share 7 things about yourself – See below.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers – I don’t know any other bloggers other than onthebit, but I’ll start looking around.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award! Will do once I find any.
So, without further adieu, here are 7 things about myself related to horses:
1. I’m very hard on myself. I say I just want to get through my test but that’s not true. I want to score higher than a 65 every time. I know, my horse is young, I’m not a good rider, etc etc. I don’t care. I’ve scribed at enough shows to know that if I ride my best and everything goes as well as it does at home, we can do it. PJ’s great. Unfortunately, nothing ever is the same as at home.
2. I don’t clean my tack as often as I should. Okay, I rarely clean my tack. Bad me. Every so often I take it all home and clean it. Before every show I clean it. That’s about it.
3. I’m a big chicken. I am what is classified as a timid rider. I wish I wasn’t that way but I am.
4. I’ve been riding since I was 12. Started off 4-H, moved to showing the All-around at QH (even went to Congress) then switched to dressage. I really think I should be a better rider by now with all of that saddle time.
5. Okay, I admit it…I bought my horse because of the way he looks – I’ve always wanted a big, black horse and there he was. He’s actually my second “black stallion [gelding]”. I bought that one too because he was my dream horse in looks – luckily he was fabulous in every way. I also adopted my dog because of how she looks – I’m a sucker for anything brindle. And I leave the roof rack on my car because it looks cool even though we never use it and it probably wastes gas.
6. I bought my first horse a week after I graduated from college. Up until then I had been leasing over the summers. I didn’t have a job. I wasn’t in grad school yet. I was living at home. It all worked out in the end.
7. I would love to change careers and be an equine writer instead of a medical writer. That’s one reason I started this blog – to see if I could do it. I’m not quiting my day job any time soon, but it’s fun to experiment and see where this takes me.
So, I hope you are enjoying my posts. As soon as this snow passes and I’m riding more, I’ll have tidbits from my lessons, things I learn at shows, and just much more content. Thanks for tuning in.