Hack in the fall

October 21, 2014

My husband snapped off this candid shot of me out on a hack with Simon last week.

I was having a stressful few days and this was that ride that I really needed. The one that made made my shoulders drop back below my ears and the wrinkles in my forehead unwrinkle.

Nothing like hacking the stress away.

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USA USA USA

February 9, 2014

Cheering “USA USA USA WOO!” loudly, and throwing my fists into the air while sporting Stars and Stripes apparel, that’s how I couch surf the Olympics.

The only non horse sport I have ever participated in throughout my life was swimming for two years for my high school. I never played soccer, or enjoyed running, I suck majorly at riding a bike, and other than sledding down the neighbors hill as a kid, the only snow sport I have tried involved a shovel, the driveway, and freeing my truck.

But I am 100% enthusiastic about international competition and I love my country.

Its fantastic to see people with different political ideas, economic standings and ways of life, coming together to cheer their country on.

As a competitor who has ridden for my country on numerous occasions, there is no feeling quite like representing your country. They work hard and they are there representing us! They deserve our support.

So, I’ll put my patriotic hoodie on and chant “USA” all Olympics long. Even if I have no idea what a good run really looks like, or if our guy (or gal) falls, “Hell Yea USA!”

USA USA USA

The Husband Hears

January 21, 2014

The other day I saw this comic and texted it my husband. It perfectly describes what I hear when anyone talks sports.

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He later joked that it is similar to what he hears when I talk horses.

Frequently he said he hears, “Simon horsed it up today, he was such a horse. Poe was a total horse today when he was horsing. They are such horses”.

He also hears, “I am going horsing with my horse friends, I’ll see you horse later.” And, “Rah rah rah, 3 1/2 fingers tall, rah rah, color, rah rah, so fast, rah rah, I love horses.”

He still nods his head and mumbles “uh hu.” And “sounds like fun.” When I talk horses. Which is pretty much what I say when I hear, “sports, sports, run, points, sports.”

Helmet Ear Covers.

January 7, 2014

Yesterday Poe and I got in a nice 30 minute hack before dark. It was 16 degrees with the wind chill.

When it comes to riding in the cold, or really, doing anything in the cold, it’s all about how you dress. I put on winter Kerrits. They are fleece lined and have a cargo pocket. I LOVE these pants. I put on an Under Armour cold gear mock turtle neck top with a long sleeved t-shirt and a hoodie. Then I pulled my nice warm coveralls over top. I added my Muck Boots and a hat and gloves for good measure.

One thing was missing, my ear warmers. They are black double thick fleece triangles that Velcro to the harness of a riding helmet and cover the ears. I have no idea where I put them.

Later I was sitting at home and I thought I might try making some new ones. But, I was snuggled up with my dog so it had to wait.

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Happy Holidays 2013

December 25, 2013

Happy holidays to everyone!

Simon and I went for a hack with the dogs today and it was grand.

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