I've been feeling Blogger guilt, especially as I drive to and from the barn, because since we returned from California, I've had few things of interest to report.
There's been a lot of windshield time spent racking my brain as to how I could make "I love my horse and all my rides are awesome" into a more interesting post, but I just... can't.
Then, as I was listening to my (old) ipod on full shuffle and enjoying the random journey through my musical taste circa 2003-2010, an old Harvey Danger song came on that I pretty much always have to scream along with at the top of my lungs and roll the windows down to.
It's always been one of my favorite "wrote-this-song-for-a-girl" songs because it's... boring. I love the idea that he never got around to writing her a love song because "happiness writes white" meaning it leaves relatively few interesting things to sing (or blog) about. When I think about my friends who are artists, they have lots to say when things are crappy, but seem to lose their source for material once they land is a stable, happy relationship..
So, that's where I am. I have a magical unicorn that I adore, and literally EVERY ride since we've gotten home has been awesome.
I can tell we're building a better flatwork foundation as our lengthenings have magically busted wide open, Windsor is consistently keeping his withers lifted and all the sudden I'm keeping my own balance up and we are finding (almost) all of our jumps out of stride. Our lateral work is staying more fluid and forward (at least it is to the left...) and all in all there are a lot of pats and "good boys" to be had the entire time.
So there's that.
The only semi-interesting thing going on is that I am (slowly) getting my act together to do a ribbon quilt with all of Prair's loot. In my mind I want some of her (more significant) coolers to make up some of the squares, and then I think I would have enough to fill in the others with 1st/2nd (maybe 3rd.. though she has a distinct lack of 3rd place ribbons..). I'm on the fence as to whether I want to cannibalize the tri-colors... but for the moment I'm going to try and leave those in tact.
The first step of this process was to strip the magnificent ribbon walls of the garage, and start to organize. I got as far as the stripping, and laying them all in some nice big bags for sorting, but that's about it.
|omg sad. so naked.|
|Prair's tri-colors and year ends to the right.. Winds' loot to the left.|
Happy Monday ya'll.