Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hunting Season

Time to dig out all the is hunting season again in Oregon. Maddy wears her Equine Protectavest from Mac Mountain Tack in Maine. I have on orange (more like "cantaloupe") helmet cover I put on and I usually wear an orange jacket, but it was so hot today. If you need any great horse orange, check out Mac Mountain Tack. She is a really cool lady with really great stuff. I don't think you can ever have too much orange this time of year. I was thinking of getting some orange velcro and going around her medicine boots. I don't mind looking crazy to be safe.

Maddy and I did a beautiful, short ride before work. I love rides like the one today, very relaxed, the sun felt so good, but that hint of Fall was in the air. Tomorrow...Kacy from AllHorseStuff moves in. I am very excited to have my riding buddy back.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Little Bella

My best friend's daughter, Bella, found a great bargain while hitting some garage sales today. Not often you find such a nice steed for $2. Score Bella! That is the horse to board and no vet bills. Enjoy your four legged friend, looking forward to seeing it when I visit Minnesota again.

I went to some garage sales today as well. There is an event called "BarnHouse" that happens about every four months. A bunch of vendors that do rustic/vintage decor have a huge flea market. I went to get some ideas and maybe look for some things for my chicken coop. There were lots of nice things, but not quite what I needed. I did hit a good sale on the way to the barn. I will post a picture tomorrow of my wonderful treasure.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Live Wire Horses

I received a wonder Live Wire Horse from a friend as a gift. She was shopping down in Ashland, Oregon while at the Shakespeare Festival when she spotted these cool little horses. I opened up the box and just fell in love with this tiny work of art. I went to the website and checked out the artist. She is really doing some cool stuff. Besides the Live Wire Horses, she is working with Ginger Kathrens of Cloud fame on another! With Christmas coming up, I think any horse lover would just love one of these. The website doesn't do them justice...they are very intricate and the colors are exquisite. Great gifts everyone.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Riding with Mom

I have been off the grid more often than not this summer, so my blogging has been pretty sporadic. This just means more riding and more travels, so it is a good thing. My latest fun has been with my mom. After spending some time together in the San Juan Islands watching Orcas, she came down to Portland. We went to the barn on Sunday and she hit the trails with me. The last time we rode together was about 5 years ago, so to get on the trail with her is pretty special. I forgot my camera, so I got a quick pic of her with Ms. Freebie after we got back. I love catching people after a good ride...the smiles are always so big. Horses just bring us such joy, you can't help but exude happiness.