Thursday, September 2, 2010

Intrepid Riders Faction Blog Award!!

OMG! We got an award from Denali & Denali's Mom over at Green n Green = Black n Blue!! What fun! (Lucky for me I finally started riding my mare again this week, otherwise the term "rider" wouldn't be quiiiiite so appropriate. ;) )

Here's what kind words Denali's Mom had to say about us!

When I saw that I got this award there was one person that I knew deserved it. She just FINALLY bought a horse (who is BEAUTIFUL by the way) who started giving her troubles going to the right. She, being the good horse mom, found out through lots of $$$ that she was a "Wobbler." She did her research, found out everything she needed to know, and planned for surgery. She had JUST bought this horse. What a good mom. LUCKILY, it was decided that she didn't need surgery, and Miss Pia, being the princess that she is, is starting back to work. I fell like Miss Denali and Miss Pia come from the same Mare Finishing School. They both have VERY particular opinions on thing, and like to make sure that those opinions are heard. Ms. Denali and I are looking forward to seeing Gingham and Pia at the shows sometime soon!! Ms. Pia and Ms. Denali live about 20 miles from one another as the crow flies. Could you imagine these two princesses at the same barn? Not sure anyone could handle that.

What a fun way to start our day! Thanks to DM and Miss Denali for thinking of us!  I think our mares are definitely kindred spirits (at least when it comes to mischief, mayhem and destruction).... and I always look forward to seeing what adventures Denali and her mom have been up to, and relish the humor and enthusiasm that DM seems to approach the struggles of horse/velociraptor ownership with. :)
INTREPID RIDERS FACTION ~We strive to go where others only dare to go with our horse loves...healing,being respectful of the horse, riding, playing, camping, jumping, swimming and traveling down the trails of life. . . . with the horse in Heart ~ Overcoming many obstacles and sometimes weather, to ride!

This Award is dedicated to those Horse lovers and riders that inspire others to go deeper in ability, knowledge and understanding of the Equine(s) they have been entrusted to.The good of the horse is the ultimate goal apart from pressures to achieve ribbons and fit into lesson schedules.

~Some of These riders are fearless, when it comes to weather conditions and the forecasting of them...being with their horses, fills these folks' soul and takes the cares out of daily routines.

~They are unconditionally loving to the horse and may have rescued it from known ailment or living condition.

~Others have researched and purchased/ acquired their horse, to find a difficulty in temperament or a physical burden within the animal. Yet, Being dedicated , they have persevered to proudly be in partnership with their horse, lovingly striving for deeper awareness's between them.

~Some horse lovers may have been riding for years and suddenly, had an accident that takes them away from the great joy and freedom they have, being aboard such a magnificent animal. ~They have allowed the healing horse to rise in their hearts once again, and beckon them back!

~Fear is not my normal response to things ... just a desire to achieve higher understanding of what may lay ahead of me with my mare, that truly is a gift to my heart and soul. I always seek out knowledgeable and caring individuals to assist me, in any quest I may look into.

I am taking with me the good I have leaned from caring individuals that have shown great single minded LOVE to the horse, and am leaving the dust of the bad behind me, not allowing it to fetter my supreme desire to be all I can be : as a rider to my mare or gelding and also - to allow- her to be the Equine athlete she truly is!

There are not many rules with this award...JUST :

1)that you give it to only one person
2)link back to this post, so they may have an understanding to it's true nature. 
3) You may use any or all of the written descriptions, with the award picture.

This award made me immediately think of Rachel and Granite who blog their adventures over at Dapple of My Eye

Rachel has had her guy from the beginning and while my girl Pia might be "green," Granite wouldn't know a single thing if it weren't for her partnership, patience and training.  They've had their fair share of setbacks and delays as they make their way down the road together, but I admire the persistence and trust that Rachel always seems to display.  She's one of those impecable owners who balances, multiple jobs, friends, relationships, and big life changes without taking away from her main man Granite. 

Thanks for sharing your story Rachel! I love keeping up with it!


  1. UM, HOW COOL! :)
    Thanks Gingham AND Pia!
    "Rider" may not be exactly descriptive at this point for me either, but we'll make do!
    Thanks again ladies!

  2. So glad the award rules have you link back to the donor's blog. Found a new blog to follow!

  3. Nice Blog and beautiful mare!
    Glad that you got the award~
    KK ALLHORSESTUUF the original


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