Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Settling In

Not too much to report from the land of Alex. We're still settling back into our previous home. This Saturday will be two weeks since the big move. Alex has been surprisingly very calm and collected during our rides, in what I consider to be quite a spooky indoor. He HAS thrown in a few little "Alex Moves" just to let me know he hasn't been a victim of an invasion of the body snatchers :) but nothing of any concern or near the shenanigans I was expecting. I have to say, I'm very impressed and encouraged.

Hoping to get out for a hack this weekend when it's 60 degrees hooray!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We've Come Full Circle

Last weekend has come and gone and we are moved to our new/old home.  Thanks to help from friends, the hubs and a cooperative pony everything went uber smoothly.  Alex seems to remember his previous home and has settled in nicely aided by a round of ulcer meds for his sensitive belly (like momma, like pony). We've had two nights of lunging and no stupidness! Hoping to sneak in a lunge and ride tomorrow before snowmagedon on Friday!  Let's hope that happy cooperative trend continues :)



Gimme gimme gimme treats or
I'll eat your phone!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Christmas Swag

Although I'm not really someone who loves the holidays, there are parts I do enjoy.  I always have fun putting up our Christmas tree and decorations, going to see the Nutcracker ballet and most importantly surprising people with great gifts.  I also love to be surprised by the gifts people get for me.  

This year I was somewhat shocked to learn that my Christmas present, from the hubs, had been purchased in October.  This was very intriguing, because generally hubs waits till pretty close to Christmas before purchasing my gift.  All kinds of possibilities ran through my head making it a long wait to Christmas day :)

The long awaited gift was the SOLOSHOT3 which is basically a personal camera man. 

This makes it possible for me to video all my rides in high quality video without dragging someone to the farm with me.  This is an insanely cool gift... I can totally obsess about all the things... all the things I wish I could see while I'm trying to do/learn them!

Here is a video that another rider shot with the older model SOLOSHOT2.  It does not have the upgrades, bells and whistles that mine is supposed to have, but this will at least give you an idea how the system works.

The only drawback is that the SOLOSHOT3 isn't officially available till this spring, so I won't be able to shoot any cool videos for at least another couple months.  Rest assured that when it does arrive, I will be a video machine!

I have to say, the hubs sure knocked it out of the park with this gift!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Semi Wordless Wednesday

Alex loves his second career, but misses wintering in Florida as a racehorse. Poor guy, he could do without cold temps, but was a good boy tonight anyway!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Change in the New Year

Well here it is 2016... where has the time gone? In my case, time seems to have gotten away from me while I was busy, working and riding and just basically trying to get to my holiday vacation.  Now tomorrow morning I'm forced to go back to the grind... ugh.

I usually don't make any New Year's resolutions, but this year I decided to make at least one and that is to blog more / get back into blogging.  My goal is 1-2 posts per week, but I would love to exceed my expectations :)

Now for those changes I mentioned...Alex and I will be making a change of location in a few short weeks.  Unfortunately, the farm where Alex has resided since July of 2014 is being sold and that means that we'll be going back to our former barn.  Although I'm kind of bummed and a little stressed out about the impending move, I'm glad we're going to familiar surroundings.  Hopefully the move will be complete before the winter gets ugly.

Happy Belated New Year Everyone!