Friday, February 8, 2013


I usually don't keep a hawk's eye on much with blogger, but I happened to notice that not only am I on my 500th post (lord that's a lot of rambling), but the blog also passed 100,000 page views and found a 100th follower (which is a lot of ramblings being read...)

I'll echo nearly every other "milestone post" I've read and say that when I started this little diary of my horsey life I had no idea that I would enjoy the process so much - much less have it expand into such a forum.  But boy am I ever glad I did.  Staying current on the blog has given me an outlet to process successes, failures and frustrations that I've never really consistently had before.  Plus it's probably helped redirect at least some of the horse related ranting away from my charming husband and non-horsey friends...  I've started numerous "diaries" over the years and all but the one I keep whenever I travel have fizzled.

There's something about the blog community that energizes my efforts to write and I am so thankful for it.  I am thankful to have such a random record of what I've done with the girls as well as having all my readers to listen, comment and offer differing perspectives.  It's become something I rely on and look forward to when I find myself up against a wall (literally or emotionally) with the horses and need to vent or hear ideas.

So a sincere thanks to everyone for somehow not being bored to tears.  Thanks for clicking, thanks for commenting and thanks for helping to keep me writing.  It's a blast.

With that, I'll just post a link to my very first post almost three years ago when I dove back into the horse world head first.  After re-reading it myself, I'm happy to say that I'm just as energized by the horses (and the blog!) as I was on March 2, 2010.

So here's to the next 500 ramblings- may they include more smiles, shows, successes (and lead changes) and fewer falls, frustrations, failures (and vets!) though I won't complain about ratio of those things as they've come to me thus far.




  1. Like you, I never would have kept up with a traditional journal or diary. And the bonus of sometimes meeting in person fellow bloggers makes it even more fun!

    Looking forward to your next 500 posts :)

  2. Great picture of you and the girls! Congrats on your milestone!

  3. Congrats! 500 is very impressive!

  4. Cute ears! And congrads on the 500!

  5. Congrats on 500 posts! And thank you for taking the time to write so many entertaining and witty posts filled with gorgeous pictures of your drool-worthy mares. =-)

  6. Congrats! I think I'm getting close to 300, and I was shocked by that. I do love reading all your ramblings so please keep it up.

    Adventures In Colt Starting

  7. Congrats! I love your blog and don't find it boring at all. I also feel exactly the same way you do about blogging. I like to journal in general, but blogging is just so much better!!! I just wish we were having lessons and going to shows so that my blog could be as fun as yours, but that's why I'm happy to have yours to read. :D


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