Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Bleh. I think I have finally succumbed to the first round of the nasty sickness going around. Unfortunately, I really wanted to ride tonight, but I don't think I will since even just walking quickly made me feel winded and even more ill. Sadness. My throat hurts, I have zero energy, and just want to sleep. This sucks.

Last night Jetta and I jumped. She was really good except for three nasty refusals at first. Weird horse. After that though, she was absolutely perfect both ways over the jump and even cantering over it. That makes me so happy! I was going to have one last jump over it so we could finish on a good note, but then two girls getting on for their lesson came into the arena and stopped directly in front of my jump to mount up. I circled at the trot, figuring they'd hop on, I'd pop over the jump and then cool out. I circled, and circled, and circled while they adjusted their girth, their stirrups, their bridles, then got on and sat there and talked to the trainer. By the time they had moved off I had slown to a walk and given up on one last jump. Sigh. It was still a semi-good note to end on, but I really wanted that last jump!

I had hoped to set up a mini-course today since I got out of class early and no one would be at the barn. I'm so bummed that I don't feel good! I feel like if I ride, it's going to make me feel a lot worse even if I don't jump as planned.

Oh yes, definitely one of these.
No ham on Thanksgiving for me!
I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving though! A four day weekend, at home, with no homework (I crammed it all in this week) and a lot of good food. I'm excited. I've been looking forward to this for weeks. I probably won't be on much this weekend because 1) I'll be sleeping or 2) I'll be hanging with my family, so I just want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a good time with family and gets to eat lots of good food - Mmm... Turkey for me :) I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful horse, great friends, to be able to go to college, my crazy family and not to mention all you wonderful people who read this blog and brighten my day every time you comment! (Well, when at least when they're nice comments, lol!)

I'll leave you wish a contest blurb from my newest internet addiction, which has a contest every week. This week is a beautiful Sanswill Designs ear bonnet that I love. Look, this one is in my colors! And I could get crystals on it, ooh... So if you're interested, stop over there and enter the contest!


  1. I have wanted one of these for months. Hope I win.

    Er, I mean, best of luck to all the participants.

  2. Haha, no! It's mine!

    At least they do a lot of these contests... One day, one day I will win one. I *need* the matchiness!

  3. I love that ear bonnet.
    As for the brain dead people in the arena, a loud 'Heads Up!' as you canter directly at the jump will often get their attention.
    I find a lot of people spend ALL their time either staring at their horse's neck or talking to someone and really don't have a clue what is going on around them. But most people who jump are pretty conditioned to 'Heads Up!'