A Horse is a Horse

A Horse is a Horse

Monday, February 23, 2015

What's in a Name?

So apparently I'm now one of those owners that sends their horse to a show to be ridden by someone else. While I have mixed feelings, hubby is oddly ok with it.

Our only show so far
It's a relatively local B/C show, scheduled for 4 weeks from now. Which means at best I'll have been back in the saddle lightly for 2 weeks. (Hubby not so ok with me riding again so early, we will see). I may do a long stirrup w/t class if I'm feeling up to it.

Which means the WS (who has eq I will never obtain) will jump her in the 2'6"- 2'9" division. Its a good height for her since she schools well there but is still working on her 3' game. Eventually miss Holly will prob get sold for a large pony me and kiddos can ride, so show miles are kinda important.

Which leads me to my big question: Should I show Holly under her registered name (which I dislike) or change it now when I register her with USEF etc.

Her name is Homegrown Art.
This makes me feel like I'm riding some  backyard pony. Problem is im indecisive and apparently unimaginative and can't think of better...

My only contender is Insatiable Flirt
I'd love to keep the Art, but can't really figure it out.
Talk Dirty To Me, is what I keep joking with trainer I'm going to call her.

So really, ideas?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Its a Girl!...

I swear I was so paranoid that after getting all this girly stuff, she was going to pop out a boy...

So obviously been kinda MIA, but spent the last week of pregnancy fanatically nesting (and failing) and then, ya know,  had a baby, so computer time hasn't been easy to find.

But here is my new little one, Lily:

I've never been a girly girl, but its kinda fun to dress her up.

 Life with a newborn is hard, add in a toddler, rough and tumble boy, and its a brave new world. Plus a jealous Aussie, and a horse who probably doesn't even think I'm her owner anymore and I'm bushed.

Why did you bring another one home?!

Lady, my foods back there!
Luckily I have a husband who has stepped up to the plate and been nothing but supportive and amazing.

Hopefully I'll make it this week to see my big Princess, Holly, and be back to riding at least lightly in a few weeks.