If you think the blog has been quiet the last few weeks, it’s because it has. Because life in general has been quiet. First, we had an easy week post-camp where we did a lot of toodling, some bareback hacks and general summer activities. Doc took care of his favorite human, C’s son.
Then, we did some dressaging – good, solid work, but not the most thrilling to write about… “Cantered on a 20m circle. Stop collapsing left. Trot transitions. Trotted on 20m circle.” NYT Bestseller, right there.
I volunteered and jump judged at IEA Leg Up Horse Trials last weekend and had a blast. They only ran three divisions (Starter, BN and Novice), so we were done with XC by.. 1pm? I hung out and helped set SJ courses for a while and was still home by 3pm.
I had this cute little combo, of which you only see A. Unicorn was double clear XC, obviously.
I had the fun jump of the only refusals of the day, but everyone got over and had a good time.
Doc promptly ripped off his shoe and half his front foot with it and earned himself a week of vacation, along with his nice case of scratches. Cool story, bro. I spent my birthday washing legs and slathering on Desitin, although I did turn him into a couch while we grazed out front of the barn. Because nothing says cLaSsY eVeNtErS like running shorts, tennis shoes, tshirt with who-knows-what on it, bareback grazing in a halter in the driveway.
Just keeping it real around here so nobody starts thinking I’m fancy or something.
As of this morning, Doc has shoes on, my accomplishment of the week involved finding a brand new Patagonia Capilene top at Goodwill for $3, I am still interviewing for jobs and therefore have negative horse budget or fun budget or any other budget. But we’re going XC schooling Saturday, I’m now closer to 30 than 20 but still got carded this week and I only had to pull one stick out that Fin the Dog managed to get stuck in his teeth like the genius he is.
It’s a glamorous life we lead. I’m just going to keep pretending I’m on summer vacation.
Hope something pans out asap on the job front for you! Glad thinks are generally neutral for you. If life isn’t going awesome, neutral is better than total crap, right? Happy belated birthday! Don’t sweat approaching 30. It’s not a bad decade. I’m mildly panicking about how close I am to FORTY. Dude. I’m so old.
Sweet Goodwill find! Sending all the good thoughts your way that dream job pops up ASAP.
Oooh hope the schooling went well!! Also that IEA volunteering day sounds fun. As much as I love watching the pros go there’s something pretty special and fun about seeing the younger kids out there killin it haha
Omg, scratches are the wooooorst. I hope one of the jobs pans out!
I hope something opens up on the job front soon!
Fingers crossed for you on the job hunt! And also, summer scratches SUCK. I’ve been battling them on at least one horse for months (I groom a total of 5 so… ya know, odds are not in my favor BUT STILL)