Fail Friday: blanket edition

I went to see Mabou before work this morning and I was greeted by this:

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That’s a Horseware Ireland high denier (over 1000) one too!! Ahh his new turnout buddies play rough. Good thing I had spares on hand because it is supposed to rain tomorrow.

Is anyone else’s horse hard on blankets?!

Somebody who is not having fail Friday: Tucker.

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Don’t you wish you had this life?!

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Love & Horses Blog Hop

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Today I had an idea for a fun blog hop, to share our other pets!- Other than your horse, what pets do you have?

Let’s go- let me see your pets!

My answer is two pets.

1. Meet Tucker

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Photos of Tucker are always all over this blog.  He is a 5 year old shih tzu and only 9 pounds and the cutest little spoiled thing ever.

2. Meet Nibbler

Nibbler is a one year old dwarf hamster (named after Nibbler in the show Futurama).  He is a sunflower seed addict and is incredibly picky.  In fact, he won’t eat every single hamster treat that I have bought and tried to give him including carrots.

And they’re off: Halloween Costume!

Since Halloween is on a Friday this year, I am definitely more excited than I was last year!  And more importantly, this is our first year with the puppy, which opens up a whole new avenue of Halloween costumes!!

That’s the costume I want to get for Tucker!!  HOW CUTE IS IT?!!?

Hopefully I will get a chance this week to go pick one up, I will definitely post some pictures!!

Weekend Recap

So last weekend was quite busy- as my best friend got married on Saturday!!  So there was no riding Friday or Saturday, but I did get a mani-pedi with one of my favorite Essie shades- Mint Candy Apple

Pretty nails
Pretty nails

Sunday my parents woke me up bright and early by calling my house phone (joy)… BUT I ended up being happy they did because I took the puppy for a walk with them and their babies at the state park.

Gizmo cantering
Gizmo cantering
Gizmo trotting
Gizmo trotting

It was a really nice way to start my day off.  After the long walk (about three miles or so), my little baby was wiped out!

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must sleep
must sleep

After spending some time with the hubby and running some errands, during which I was anxiously awaiting going to the barn, I finally got to go out for a really nice trail ride.

Forgive his wacky mane in this pic!
Forgive his wacky mane in this pic!

It was a bit chilly, and he hadn’t been ridden in two days, but of course, he was absolutely wonderful!  In fact, we were both so relaxed, our usual “gallop fields” consisted of a leisurely, ground covering canter.  Hey, I’ll take it!  He actually felt wonderful, at both the trot and canter his tempo was slow but he was really stepping underneath himself and out for gorgeous floaty feeling gaits.

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This weekend we are going to a hunter pace in Connecticut, I am stoked!!  It has been too long since our last pace or show, and it will be fun to explore a new place.  Hopefully it warms up a little- this morning was a solid 38 degrees when I woke up at 7 am!!

Rubber D Ring for the Win!

So after the great success of the rubber pelham on Tuesday, I decided to try a rubber d ring snaffle today and WOW what a horse I had.  I think his neck lengthened at least four inches!  He really wasn’t afraid to reach his neck out and he was like butter in my hands.  Who would have thought I needed less bit for a slower steadier horse?!  I am stoked, because my goal has always been to show in the hunters but he was a little too quick.  Maybe next summer that won’t be too outrageous of a goal now that I discovered how happy and relaxed he is in the rubber bits!  Here’s some pics, we were stylin’ today.  TS breeches color is french blue btw.

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Of course everything can’t be perfect…. he had a loose nail in his right front. WOMP WOMP WOMP.  I texted my farrier and he said he will come tomorrow or saturday.. thank goodness because we have the pace Sunday!

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bad nail

Horsie wore his Eskadron memo foam boots today… he has an extensive Eskadron wardrobe.  But what’s not to love, it always looks nice and wears like iron!  Eskadron is hands down my favorite brand for boots, and their bell boots are the only ones that have lasted me and not been shredded.

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Now I am watching the Central Park horse show on tv and snuggling with my baby

how cute is he
how cute is he