Tuesday, January 18, 2011

oh look, awards!

OK, it is really only one award but it came to me from three different fellow bloggers so that makes it awardS, doesn't it?
Much thanks to A Horse and a Half, Riding from the Ground Up and Calm Straight & Forward for passing this on to me.  These are three blogs that I read every day and recommend that you do too.

Like every good thing in life, there is a price to pay.  The requirements of this award are: 

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Seven things about myself: 

1. My first horse was an off the track Appendix who literally ran out from under me the first time I rode him.  We did everything from games to western pleasure and on to reining.  There was no team penning or any such competition but we sorted rodeo stock back behind the chutes at the Little Britches and Junior Rodeos.  Wonderful horse.

2.  I quit showing horses because it got too expensive, took up dog showing where I managed to spend even more and 25 years later was back in horse showing.

3.  I always wanted to learn to jump but did not have the opportunity.  I lived in Albuquerque when there was ONE barn with English riders and jumping is something that came to the state fair.   I mentioned casually to a friend when I was 46 that I regretted never learning and now I was too old.  He made an appointment for a lesson for me, dragged me to it and I have never looked back.  Totally addicted and loving it.

4.  I own and show (used to breed) Afghan Hounds.

5.I live in Colorado, which I like a lot.  But wish I lived in New Mexico, which I love.

6. I was a skinny little thing until I was almost 40, since then I fight my weight constantly.  I want to be skinny again AND eat like I used to when I was 20.  Not going to happen, I know.

7.  I had NO FRIGGIN business buying Nina, practically a derelict and nasty to boot.  After Scotty died and a lease of a very nice Dutch Warmblood did not work out the WISE thing to do would have been to save my money and wait and buy a nice, broke horse and continue on with my training. 
HOWEVER, I have learned a lot and it seems to be working out in the long run.


  1. Wow, Thank you! I'm honored. You have a lovely blog, it's evident why you received the award 3 times over. :)

    5 recently discovered blogs...this is going to be a wonderfully fun challenge.
    Thanks again,

  2. Thank you :-) Much appreciated, Barbara!

  3. Thank you Barbara!

    Ha, that's funny that you ended up spending more showing dogs!
    That is great you still learned to jump, waaaaaay too much fun isn't it?!?!?!

  4. That was fun to learn some things about you. Congrats on your award. :):)


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