Whew! I can’t believe how time has slipped away from me, once again. My poor, neglected blogs… In one of my last posts I alluded to some exciting news that I had yet to reveal. That news is one of the biggest reasons why I have been absent from the blog world recently (well, that and my job, which has been keeping me on my toes of late!)
While I have been busy not posting on my blogs, my news has morphed into three news-es; two of which I’m so excited to share with you today! The first (and arguably most exciting) news is that I am FINALLY going to be attending another App show next month! It’s the first time in more than two years that Tiny and I will compete and I am over the moon excited! This show is a memorial show for the late Doug Schembri, a legend in the Appaloosa world, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. It’s going to be held in Tampa, which is super convenient, and I’m planning on running all the game classes (barrels, poles, figure 8, and keyhole) and maybe even saddle seat (if I can still fit into my pants! I’m procrastinating on trying them on!) There’s going to be a potluck dinner and some fun classes too, so I’m hoping I can get some company to come along and enjoy the fun with me. Bear with me if I’m nauseatingly horse happy over these next 4 weeks – I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for two years!
As if that excitement weren’t thrilling enough, I have even more happy horse news to share. Several weeks ago, I decided to post an ad on Craigslist on a whim. I could use some extra cash (especially with a horse show coming up!) and could use a few more doses of equine therapy each week, so I posted this nice little ad offering barn help. To my surprise, within a day I had a call. It was one of those meant to be type things, the hours are perfect, the location is perfect, and it’s just what I was looking for. So 3 or 4 days a week, I get to end my normal workday by putting on some muck boots and heading to the barn to soak in all things horse. It’s amazing how I always leave there at peace, no matter how stressful or tiring my day has been. And as much as I love Tiny – to bits - it is amazing to be surrounded by this new little barn of horses, with all their different personalities and quirks. There are ten of them and I will be sharing more about them as time goes on. Hopefully I get permission to take some photos to share with you here.
So that’s my news (for now). I’m sorry I have gotten a bit behind on visiting everyone, but I’m still trying to get used to this new schedule (which includes lots of working out to attempt to fit into above mentioned saddle suit!) I hope everyone is well and I’ll be visiting you soon!