Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two Months In

As of today, I've officially been a horse owner for two months.

All smiles.

I wish that I could say we've accomplished more, but, well, winter. :P

But we have done some pretty cool stuff. After all, we had (and still have) quite a bit of getting to know each other to do.

There was lunging...

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Snow (ugh)...

And, of course, lots of snuggles.

Here's to an awesome year to come!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Here's to a fantastic 2015!

Ellie and the Ever-Fabulous Miss G :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas, Revisited

The holidays are always a tough time for blogging. Specifically, for me, I am so busy (and often out of town) that I haven't had the time to dedicate a whole lot of time here. However, I got some pretty kickass things for Christmas that I wanted to share with y'all :)

My husband, our four dogs, and I went down to Boise to spend Christmas with my parents this year, which was awesome in every way except for the fact that I didn't get to see Gigi for four days :(. Our trip happened to coincide with the going-out-of-business sale of the tack store from my childhood. Insane deals and price cuts galore. It's still sad, though.... the end of an era.

Because I have the best dad in the world, he agreed to take me there to do a little Christmas shopping for myself. Here's what I ended up with:

1) Stubben EZ-Control Loose Ring Snaffle (5.25")

I originally went looking for a KK Loose Ring, but they didn't have any in the size I needed (boo). However, I did spot this little beauty at a deep discount. I had read about this bit a few weeks back and thought it sounded interesting. So into the cart it went ;).  Verdict's still out on whether or not the princess finds it acceptable or not.

2) Eskadron Fleecy Bell Boots in White (Size Large)

This, but white

I'd been on the lookout for some nice white bell boots. First, because they are super dressagey, and second, because I just bought some giraffe print polos and I thought they would look smashing with white bell boots. Priorities.

3) Kerrits Circuit Fleece Gloves

Because, winter.

And, the best one of all....

4) Mattes Contoured Sheepskin Dressage Girth (!!!)

I'm a super legit DQ now. 

It's so beautiful. Seriously. OMG. I can't stop petting it ;)  So plush and fleecy and beautiful... and over $100 off. It might be my favorite present. I almost feel guilty putting it on my horse. It's that pretty.

In addition to the presents from my dad, Joe got me a browband and two sets of beads from Dark Jewel Designs. One string is purple/clear beads, and the other is black/clear beads with pearls. Both are absolutely stunning. I'll have pictures to show you the next time I ride. I feel so spoiled!

I hope you all had as good of a Christmas as I did. Gifts aside, it was really special. Did you all have a good holiday?