Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Long time update

Hey guys! I am so sorry that I like, abandoned this poor old blog. :( I honestly did not mean too. It's just that I set up my new blog, and that got a lot of page views so I was really excited about it. Nothing yet though... Hopefully soon.

It's about time I posted. I've been meaning too, but I am super busy. Anyways, I'll cut to the chase.

Riding is going great, I went to a show (didn't place individually), quit pony club, and got a bunny (and an iphone). Nothing much else, except that I am back into running.

I rode for an hour and a half today, so that was really nice. Ever since school started, I've only gotten to ride for 30-45 minutes. Still plenty long enough, yes, but I like long rides. Don't we all?

About the show... We placed first and second in the team area, but nothing in individual. So, yeah. It's a long story that I do not wish to tell. Maybe some day in a few years I will tell you, but my fingers are tired and we have a lot more to cover before this blog post is over. Kapeesh?

I quit pony club because I was super busy, and it wasn't right for me. That's that.

I got a new bunny! Her name is Paris, and she is now about 3 months old. She's super friendly, and loves attention. I put her outside all the time now, and carry her around the house. We're still working on litter box training, though, so she isn't allowed to run around in my room just yet. We're working hard on it though! :)

I got an iphone as an early birthday present from my parents! So now I can blog on the go, and take pictures. Isn't that exciting?!

And on too the running. I ran yesterday, and I think I ran the day before, but I'm not sure. If I did, I don't think I logged it. I'm to tired to go and look. :P Anyways, I just put in 15 minutes. I'm increasing it a minute every day. Vibram shoes, with the dog, outside, the usual routine. I have to say, it felt very good. :)


Monday, June 24, 2013

On my side of the world

Hey guys! Long time no post, eh? Well, I'm back now. Until August... That's when, *gulp* school starts. Oh well, I'll survive. 

So the reason for not posting lately is because I have been super busy lately. I'm still riding 3 times a week, and that alone keeps me busy enough! But I just got my new laptop (chromebook) so I can now post more often. Speaking of chromebooks, they are fantastic! I love it. Much, much better than a macbook in my opinion. So much lighter, longer battery life, and extremely durable. I don't dislike the Samsung for any reason, and I recommend getting 3g. 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Let the summer begin!

Hey guys! As some of you may know, yesterday was the first day of summer. That alone is a relief for all of us cold weather folks! Now it's in the mid 90's here, and I'm loving it. Yesterday evening, I was sitting on the covered patio just to soak in the heat. (not the sun - I'm not a fan of direct sunlight.) It's only hot 4 months out of the year here, so summer time is nearly everyone's favorite season. Yesterday I rode and meant to post about it, but never got the chance too. :( Me and Red jumped, and he did so good! I am so proud of him. :) Got some cute pics, but not many. I did get a video though, and I will be posting it soon. So stay tuned! 


Saturday, June 15, 2013

First pony club meeting

Riding style: Jumping 
Duration: 60 minutes 
Location: Outdoor arena, whole new stable 
Weather: 85 degrees, breezy, sunny 
Horses rode: Mr.Red 

Hey guys! Had a big day today. Drum roll please! *Dum dum dum dum* Me and Red's first pony club meeting! (Well, my second, Reds first.) We did a jumping lesson, and he did fabulous. Didn't knock a rail down, and even qualified for the next round - a jump off. I was a little hesitant about having to memorize two courses at once, the first course then the jump off. (me being me, I wrote the numbers of the jumps on my arms for the jump off) It was slightly confusing because the jumps weren't numbered at all, so we had to mentally number them. But everyone was very nice! I learned a lot, and cannot wait for my next one. Next stop: Cross country. :) 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Bath time

Riding style: Jumping 
Duration: Eh, 45 minutes I think. Didn't time myself. 
Location: Pasture 
Weather: Mid 80's, sunny, slightly humid 
Horses rode: Red 

Hiya! So as you can see, I am prepping for tomorrow. (My first real pc meeting) Red is going to be so excited to be riding with some totally new horses! I haven't even been to my first official meeting, and I already love this club. :) I just hope that I do well tomorrow. I mean, it's not like it's a rating or something. But still... 

On another note, I just let Red trot/canter over some poles outside today, and then gave him a nice bath afterwards. He looks so cute and clean after his baths, and his coat is so soft! I've been currying extra good lately, and his coat looks fabulous. :D  

As soon as I got home, I went for a 40 minute bike ride, stopping once to switch dogs. (Told you guys yesterday how that works) Daisy is doing good, but I could see her more fit. Then again, she's a dog. I mean, am I obsessing? xD Poor dog, has to suffer exercise. Actually, I think that she enjoys getting out of the house and off the couch. I don't think she feels so attention deprived anymore! *Happy jig* 

Well, I'm off to finish my to do list for the night. At least I'm on summer break so that I can get all this stuff done. (Let me tell you a secret. Summer break ROCKS!) 


Imagine Dragons

Okay, so I know that we all have our favorite bands. I don't usually like pop music, but this band I swear I shall go to one of their concerts even if it's the last thing I do. The name is Imagine Dragons. Even the name is awesome! My favorite album is Night Visions, and I really want to buy it on cd. I also want to do some piano covers of their songs, so we'll see how that turns out. (At this very moment I am listening to Selene) I didn't know about them until a few months ago, and I just think that they are fantastic. How about you? Tell us what your favorite band is in the comments below! :) 


Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hi guys! It's a Thursday, and that means piano lesson. One of my best lessons ever! :) Since I didn't ride today, I exercised two of our dogs (Daisy, and one of our stud's) while riding my bike. (I have this system where I ride my bike and hold the leash while they run beside the bike. It's pretty handy for when I don't have time to really exercise myself, but the dog needs a workout.) I like to keep my running companion in the best shape possible, so the bike workout is the best possible workout for her. Not to mention I can get some exercise as well. Riding really helps with my fitness, but I usually run and lift weights when I get home from riding, then ride my bike later on in the day. I stretch every single day, just to stay supple and flexible. Then I like to supplement the weight lifting with 50-100 crunches/sit-ups 3 times a week. So far it's improved my riding a little, but within a month I should start seeing good results. AND in addition to that I am eating way healthier now. :D Everything I eat is organic, and I am eating a banana and apple for snacks. I take 4 calcium vitamins a day to help with bone growth (Osteoporosis runs in the family. So I really want to avoid that...) 

Since I'm sure that you are all tired of hearing about my fitness, (hehe) so I will talk about pony club for a little while. My first meeting with Red is this Saturday, and I'm really excited about it! I can hardly stand the wait. Ugh, hurry up Thursday. :( Tomorrow I'm going riding, so I'll give Red a bath. I want to start trotting more, to get Red in better shape. It's a show jumping lesson, so this will be exciting. :D Not sure if he'll load willingly, but we're working on it. I hope that by the next pc meeting he will load without hesitation, so we'll see. 

The puppies are all doing great, but they are quite loud. It gets kind of annoying at times, but I don't really mind anymore after doing this for 6 years... Here's some cuteness to get you through the rest of the week! Stay strong my friends. Saturday shall be here soon. But if you've already finished school, then I guess it doesn't matter. xD 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Casually casual

Riding style: Bareback 
Duration: 30 minutes 
Location: Indoor arena, pasture 
Weather: Slightly rainy, breeze, 77 degrees 
Horses rode: Red 

Anyone notice the new entry at the top of the post? It shows you what style I rode, how long I rode, where I rode, what the weather was like, and what horses I rode. Pretty neat huh? I thought so, I got it from another blog. :) Just letting you guys know! 

Hey folks! We had a pretty casual day today. Just did some bareback work, since I haven't in awhile and we had somewhere to go after my ride. I trotted for a while before cantering. Red's got some lead problems, but it's not entirely his fault. We're working on it every ride though, and he's getting better at it. :3 Today he did a lovely slow dressage canter, and his crazy standardbred trot. It's absolutely horrific to ride bareback, but I'm kind of used to it now... 
The post ride destination was the race track. It was my first time going behind the scenes of the races, and it is truly fabulous. I love going places where I feel welcome, surrounded by kind people and gorgeous horses. It's just awesome! I would like to get a job there someday, just because it is such a cool place and there is so much to learn and discover. Did I mention that the people there are super nice and the horses are drop dead gorgeous? ;) 

Well, in case you were wondering, the only reason I am up this late is because I am waiting for a stupid ebay auction. I'm selling my tablet to make money for a chromebook. This auction stuff sucks. I would really prefer to be reading a history book or sleeping right now, but I want to see how much this bad boy goes for. 

In my running life, here's what's going on: After my pulled calf muscle, I gave myself a 4 day medium rest. Then on Monday, I just couldn't take it anymore. I had to run. Right that very second, not any later than that. So out I went, barefoot and with my faithful running companion, Daisy the dog. I managed to log 3 miles, with some very light jogging thrown into the mix. Today I planned on doing 6 miles, but only got 3 miles in after an evening rain crashed my plans. Stupid rain. :( 

I've also decided to add this little game. It's called 'what's that song?'. (A Meghan original.) Here's how you play: I will post a line or two of lyrics from my a favorite song of mine, and you guys have to comment and guess which song it is. Whoever is right gets, well... They don't get anything. But I thought that it would be a cool little game we could play! Here we go. Enjoy! :) 

"But with the beast inside there's no where we can hide..." 

Three... Two... One... Guess away! 


Monday, June 10, 2013

Rehab time

Yup, it happened. The unthinkable. Not many runners think about it on a daily basis, but it always haunts the back of their minds. The one, the only: Pulled muscle. Calf muscle to be exact, and it hurt. It's a grade 1 strain, not to bad, but it has held me back from running normally. I have been resting since Friday, only doing tons of house work, landscaping, and kayaking to make up for it. Some bike riding was thrown into the mix as well, but not enough to write home about. I went to the wise one (aka, internet) for advice on what to do in such a tragic event. "Rest. Don't do anything. Just rest." The very words were horrifying. "But there are so many things to do on the weekend!" I moaned and groaned in protest. So I spent my weekend in misery, longing to run as I propped my leg up on a fluffy pillow and spent my nights soaking in a tub of boiling water. But it wasn't helping. Back to the no-longer-wise-one I went, searching for hours. Then, I found it. "Walk it off! It'll be fine." I was ecstatic! Immediately, I peeled off my socks and walked 3 miles barefoot. Afterwards I felt pretty good, and only experienced small aches and pains in my lower calf. Hopefully by tomorrow it will be better, and I can take a stroll in the morning. *sigh* Oh summer break, how I love you so.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Piano shopping... Again.

Hey guys! The fun/horrific saga is back: Piano shopping. (More like hunting in my opinion.) My dad doesn't want to buy me an acoustic, even though my teacher said that my need for a real piano is long over due. But he's being cheap. The thing I don't understand is why is he allowed to spend $30k+ on an inground pool when an above ground would do him just fine? I'm not trying to sound like a brat here, but let's be thoughtful here... Just saying! ;) 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Russian accents

Can we all take a moment and appreciate Russian accents? I mean, honestly. Besides french and british accents, these are the coolest things in the world. In the movie, 2012, that fat russian dude was my all time favorite character. My favorite part was when that kid commented on the size of the plane, and that guy said "It's Russian." :) That just makes me smile. I'm not from Russia myself, but I would really like to visit there sometimes, and maybe pick up a mockcent while I'm at it. ;) Keep on being awesome Russian people!


"Oh boy..." I'm sure your all thinking that. Because we all know what the picture above states, and what is yet to come. Yup, you guessed it. Puppy. Time. I can't believe their already here! It seems like just last week I was cleaning up after the last litter! *sigh* Oh well. Time marches on, I guess. Hopefully I can get some cash from this litter's work, and put that in my savings! :) Anyways, these are F1B Labradoodles. 6 boys and 4 girls to be exact. They are so cute and cuddly it's almost unbearable! :3 


Friday, May 31, 2013


We all have a different perspective on what that word means. To some, it means dirty water, and waste of money. That's sad stuff right there, agreed? To others (I myself included), it means a little cup of heaven, aka the cup with the green straw. I mean honestly guys. This stuff is amazing. Whether you be one of the latte type, part of the cappuccino club, or the frappuccino fandom, we're all here for one reason. Coffee. The drink that brings so many people together, and is too addictive for it's own good.  My personal preference is the one, the only, frappuccino. It's been around for years, and stats show that it is one of the best sellers. So what do you like? Comment below! -Meghan 

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I have been seeing a lot of Camelot horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, etc. I mean, I can't go on tumblr or facebook without my dash being flooded with Camelot pics... It is so upsetting to know that these horses are at the end of the line. But I want to take a moment and thank all of the rescues and fantastic people who spend time and money on finding these horses homes. I hope that I can do my part someday and either purchase a horse from there, or at least haul some horses to their new homes. As equestrians, we have to have each others back in this way of life. And I'm looking to do my part by at least liking and sharing pics of these poor horses. Please do your part to! -Meghan


I was fortunate enough to attend Rolex with two of my favorite people in the world! Fabulous time. Every rider was fantastic, and I am so glad that I got to finally go. (this is my first time going) There are literally no words for this stunning event! I am in love with Kentucky, and Lexington was glorious as always. :) I so want to move down there when I am older and just have a quaint little boarding stable in the rolling hills of Bluegrass. *sigh* I'll get there someday. You can quote me on that. -Meghan


Tomorrow, I shall be attending one of the biggest yard sales in the country. It's 3 states long, and lasts 4-5 days, depending on the weather. This time 'round it's only lasting 4 days, one of the shorter terms. I really hate spending my money on anything (I'm a tightwad) but I guess just $10 tomorrow is okay... I probably won't even spend that, the only thing I buy at yard sales are things that I truly want/need. I will keep you all posted! :)

Jazzy's puppies are doing fantastic, and none have died yet. They are so cute! I'm not to big of a dog person, but I think these are cute. Not as cute as Mishka's pups from February-April, but these are pretty darn cute! :3 I'm looking to get $125 from this litter for my work! :D Yay! 


Simple joy

When I'm not riding, I am either practicing piano, on the computer, or running-my other sport. I love it. I don't know why, but I just love getting exercise! Call me crazy but when I feel the burn in my legs after running 4 miles straight, or from doing sit ups or lifting weights,  I feel pleasure in that. It is just so... I don't know how to explain it. I guess I'm just high energy! :P I did a short 1 mile run this morning just to kick start my day. I've been doing 4 miles, but I think that Saturday I will level up to 5 miles. Sunday is my rest day, and since I have bad knees, I never ever skip that one day of rest! Then the other 6 days it's back to working out. :) I am happy with my little 'plan' that I have going. By the end of this summer, I want to have a six pack. I know they take time, but I worked out all last year, and I really worked out this winter and spring doing weight lifting. Now I'm back into cardio, but I still do weight lifting every day. Not to mention I do at least 50 situps every day, so I might be able to make this work. Even if I don't have the six pack I want, then at least I'll look good! ;) And it should make me a better rider. I'm determined people! Now time to go yard saling, my other guilty pleasure. 


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Future dream life

NOTE: I have been waiting to post this for a while, so here it goes!

That poster on the wall is the cover of my all time favorite book! :O

The glass floor! That's a river underneath!

Cars. :3
2013 VW Tiguan

OR, I would want a VW jetta wagon. :)

Toyota tundra please!

A trailer with living quarters would be very pleasant. :)

And that about covers it. :) I will probably add different things from time to time. (You all know how I am.)


Puppy time!

Anybody here like puppies? Of course. Everyone does. Well, brace yourselves for some cuteness, because Ms. Jasmine is in labor! :D Nobody knows how many puppies are in there, but I will keep you all posted. -Meghan 

How did you find my blog?

Experimenting with another font. Yeah, I'm obsessed with fonts. :) Anyways, let's get down to business. (To defeat, the huns! Sorry, couldn't resist.) I really would like to know how you guys found my blog! There are a lot of you from interesting countries, and I just wanna know. How did you find me? It would be greatly appreciated if you could comment below. Thank you for being awesome!  -Meghan 

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Hi everybody. I've been rpging a lot lately, and loving it! I've been roleplaying since I was 11, and it is just my escape from the world (besides horses of course!). I discovered it on howrse.com, and I have just stuck to it like glue. I try to work on longer posts all the time, but sometimes my lazy side takes over and I'm not a Charles Dickens. (you've probably discovered that by now...) I can't wait for this summer, I plan on getting very very fit. I am doing cardio for the rest of this spring, with some weight lifting once a week, then this summer I am doing weight lifting with a dash of cardio, so that I stay toned. :) Hopefully by this fall, I will be a decent rider, and be able to pass my first pony club rating with flying colors. I don't want to barely make it, I want to over shoot it, out of the ball park. Anyways, there you have it! Peace out!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

My first show

Today was a day that I have been waiting for for a long time. I competed for the first time! It was only a green as grass show, but I did 2 classes, both a total of 4 phases. Dressage twice, Showjumping, and cross country/showjumping. It was amazing! Red was fantastic, and I could not be more proud of him. :) Even when a horse charged towards him after his rider fell and the saddle flipped completely underneath him, Red was totally unphased and the horse was eventually caught and the rider went back to the show, I don't know what she placed. I got two 4th place ribbons! :D Not to shabby for our first show, if I do say so myself. ;) 
Peace out! 


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

That's it

Tomorrow is a new day. I am going to be very productive, and I am not going to give in to the urge to get on the computer for hours at a time. If I am going to make it in this world, then I am going to have to crank up the drive to be successful. Big time. I'm going to bed early tonight, and I am not going to sleep in tomorrow. I will not eat tons of food tomorrow, I will eat 3 meals a day. I am done with this crap, I am done with not getting anything done. If I want to keep riding like this, then I have to pick myself up and pull my weight. If I don't, then I will not be able to ride 4 days a week, and that means no competing. I am making my to-do list tonight, and have been making them for the past few days so that I could get them done before I go to bed. So far it is working pretty well... I promise you that I will post tomorrow and tell you how productive I was. Goodnight. 


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Work day

Every Saturday, my family does all the outside chores. Today was tilling the garden, and tomorrow is planting the huge amount of plants that we buy every year. I hate spring for this very reason. I mean, I know it's way nicer weather and all, but seriously? Who wants to spend their days out in a garden? I'm sorry, but I just don't like having to go through the hassle of having a garden. Small ones, like raised beds are just fine for me, but anything bigger than that and I could easily spend my time elsewhere. 

Anyways, have you noticed the new font? I love it! It's much better than the old one, and I like it much better. I promise that I am going to try to post more, but my blogs aren't my main priority right now. 1-3 posts a week are the max that I can do, as I am very busy with life. But aren't we all? 

I think I will do some dressage today, because it's a little chilly outside. Maybe a hack around the pasture afterwards? I love to hack! I'm not a serious trail rider, I'm an eventer. Buta nice hack every once in a while, I've found, is wonderful for the horse, and also for you. I love it! 

Time to eat lunch and get ready to go riding, then spend the night at my grandma's house. :) 

Peace out! 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

PIano & Car shopping

All day yesterday we went piano & car shopping. I found an $8000 used Steinway piano, which is a top of the line piano brand. But the price tag is a little over my parent's budget, so we'll see. As for the cars my mom wants a VW Station wagon or passat. We test drove one yesterday, and really liked it, but it was used and my dad doesn't like to buy used cars. The thing was a diesel, and ran like a spaceship! Fun car. Over the past 12 months we have gone through 5 cars (all brand new) my dad is like the car master, and we don't EVER lose money when purchasing a car. We went from honda odyssey to Ford -C-max, with a lot of minivan's in the middle! Anywho, I am entering Red in a horse show this May! :D And not to mention, it is an EVENTING show! Eek! I am so excited, but he's never jumped a cross country course outside, so we'll see how this goes... It's my sister's birthday today, so I have to go. 



Monday, March 25, 2013

March in Indiana

Some of you may be enjoying 60 degree weather,or even 80 degrees or more. Well, guess what this little blogger is doing? Sitting inside, shivering, desperate for warmth. 28 degrees, nearly 2 feet of snow, and still coming down. Not cool. But, on the plus side, I went riding 3 days in a row! It felt so good to be back in the saddle, and we even went to a clinic (that just so happened to be at my dream farm) that was very interesting. Lots of 50k+ horses there. This weekend I am going to trailer somewhere and take a lesson, which I have never done before, so that will be an adventure in itself. I decided to keep my goat, Bella, at my friends house for the rest of her life. It will be so much easier, and I won't have to go outside in the negative degree weather and thaw out her water bucket.

It is a good time to get ahead in school, since I can't go outside at all. Thankfully, the puppies are inside, and now I'm getting paid $50 a week to clean up all their poop. (Hey, fifty bucks is fifty bucks. Nobody ever said that earning money was easy...) I've been working hard at my piano songs, and I recently found a youtube channel that provides all the songs that I am working on! It is so much easier to listen to them, then play them. 

I've been looking at investing in some show clothes, and just general schooling clothes. There aren't many polo's on the market that fit my needs, but I did find a few really cute ones.

I've gotta do school. :)

Peace out!


March in Indiana

Monday, March 4, 2013


I am so glad that I got to relax for a few hours tonight! Lately I have been busier than I have ever been in my life, and it was nice to have a few hours of computer time, music time, and reading time. Even there is still laundry and dishes, I just let them slip tonight. Tomorrow, I am going to work on making this blog a little more fun. Not so boring. Maybe I'll add some pics, and get a new theme? I don't know yet, but I do know that it needs to be updated some...

I went riding today, and I have been accomplishing a lot lately! Here are a few things that I can add to my list:

  • Handled my first buck 
  • Trotted a pair of doubles
  • Rode the monster bareback
I am so proud of myself! For some, that isn't a big list. But it is certainly an improvement for me. My April calender is jam packed with horsey events. Rolex, equine affair, Hoosier horse fair, etc. Hopefully, my trainer will let me catch a ride with her. If not, then I probably won't be going to any of those events.

Lately, I have been trying to eat healthier, and exercise more. Besides riding 5 days a week, every day I do 30 sit ups a day, walk/jog a mile or two (One on treadmill, and one and a half outside where it is SUPER hilly) and add on some serious house cleaning and a strict healthy diet, then I think I am good to go! I am a little tired from all of this work, but I have been sleeping deeper at night, and going to bed earlier so that I can get up a littler earlier in the morning to get things done before the rest of the family wakes up.

Sunday morning, I got certified as America's worst cook. Not that I mind, but I would like to be able to cook pancakes from scratch. My mom thinks I screwed up the batter, but who knows, and who cares. (I certainly don't...)

Peace out!


Friday, March 1, 2013


I am so cold right now. my parents won't turn on the heat in my room, but they will turn it on in their room? Uh uh. I don't play that game. At least I made time to watch a movie, taken to be exact. Excellent movie, if I do say so myself! I went to open gym today, and ran into my ex-karate teacher! I was so worried that my mom would sign me up for karate again, thank goodness she didn't. Surprisingly, I saw my BFF for the first time in at least a month. Sometimes I wonder if we are ever going to move back to the town we always seemed to belong in, Greenfield. My whole life is there, and I can't believe we haven't already moved there. We had so many chances when we were buying this house, but we lost all of those houses and expanded our search area to here... This location sucks.

Lately, I have been very inspired to write a book about my whole horse life, and have decided that I shall write a book about my first horse. (If and when I get it) I just keep thinking on where I am going to keep it at. As mentioned earlier, I found a dreamy stable, but it is 35 minutes away. *Sigh* I am going to forget about it and just try to put $2000 in the bank this year.

My warm bed is calling to me, so

peace out!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring cleaning

Well, it's that time of the year again. Spring cleaning time to be exact. I am now sitting in a pile of stuff I haven't seen for ages. Maybe me having a closet wasn't such a good idea... But I am super glad that it is getting warmer. A while ago, I walked two dogs because it was so nice! I can't believe that summer is going to be here so soon. Hopefully, I will graduate on time. If I don't, then I am going to have to do school into May, which I REALLY don't want to. And my grandpa is visiting from California in a few weeks, and I won't be doing much school when he is here, because he only comes once a year for a month at a time. Here is what I have planned out for April:

  • Amish auction to look at horses
  • Hoosier horse fair
  • Equine affair
  • Rolex cross country phase 
That's a lot of stuff in my opinion! Plus it is my sisters birthday that month. Phew! April, come at me bro!

Yesterday I found another potential boarding stable. It wasn't the prettiest of all places, but was much nicer than most! It had a:

Heated wash rack
A chute to hold a horse for when the vet or farrier comes out
14x16 stalls
Indoor riding arena
Outdoor riding arena
Round pen
Each horse gets their own paddock
They provide hay, grain, and bedding
They feed, water, and clean stalls for you.
The property is very very well maintained
The stalls are cleaned several times a day
It is mare and gelding friendly (There were actually more mares than geldings from what I saw...)
They accept all ages of horses (I have seen stables that only accept a certain age range. Pretty odd.)
The stalls are matted
They have heated water buckets

But the thing is, it's by my trainers house, which means it's far. It's 30 minutes away, and I don't know if my mom is willing to drive me that far. If I went Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and some Sundays, that would be almost 5 days a week. 4 days a week would be perfectly fine to, and she already takes my to my trainers house 3-5 days a week anyways. I have ridden 5 days in a row as of yesterday, so I might get little buzz's like that sometimes. It just depends I guess... I'm just really scared that a few months after owning my horse, my mom will start saying no every time I ask her to take me to the barn, and I'll have to end up selling the horse. I do NOT want to lease my horse, and I plan on joining 4-h & pony club with it. I am certainly going to lease a horse at that barn first though, and see if I can really afford it and if my mom is really up to taking me 3-5 times a week.

I don't know why I am talking about it so much. After all, I'm not getting a horse for at least 2 more years, when I have the money & experience.

Peace out!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ice Ice baby!

Though not unusual for my state, an unexpected ice storm has hit us. It is terrible! Winds, sleeting hail and ice, and it goes on until 10am. It sucks to own animals in Indiana, because you have to constantly worry about them, waking up every morning and hoping that last nights storm didn't freeze or flood them. But I still like living in Indiana. I had a really nice ride today, and even cantered my trainer's 17h ISH. I also rode Red bareback for 25 minutes, and cantered him as well. (I love to ride bareback, and cantering bareback is even better!) I just really hope that I will be ready for the show season this summer. If not, I think my trainer is going to be dissapointed, and that is the last thing in the world that I want. 

I have adopted a really nice schedule, and I am loving it! School only lasts 3 and a half hours tops, practice piano for a little under 2 hours, and walk dogs for 2 hours each day. Oh, and speaking of walking dogs, my mom has decided to pay me $25 a week to walk four dogs for an hour each, every single day. I am so thrilled! And I am detailing the car for five bucks a week, so that totals to $120 each month, and add the money that I am getting from the puppy litters, whoa! A whopping $2100 this year! I am so happy right now! If I keep this up for another four years, then I will have my $5000 saved up, then I can buy my horse. But it all depends on what my riding status is then. I might not have my trainer for some unknown reason, or I might move closer to my trainer, and then I can ride everyday. It all depends on the riding status, and if my trainer thinks I am ready. I am in no rush at all! :) 

Peace out!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Computer & Pinterest

I have news! (Don't worry, their all good.) Well, my personal computer has been down for months, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. Turns out the outlet was shorted, so I plugged it in across the room and voila! It works! One of the happiest moments of my life. (Well, maybe...) I have an addiction, and it is called pinterest. I freaking love that site. I could stay on there all day, and not get bored. Hopefully I will get a piano lesson this week. With the new puppies and all, we have been super busy. Thankfully though, I have been able to ride. My trainer is back, and I had an amazing lesson today! I am so happy right now. Just happy happy happy!

School is good. I had a half day today because I had to go riding, and it is presidents day. I am getting really far into school, and I should graduate by the middle or end of April. I might stretch out into May, but it all depends on if I have extra work to do. Lately, I have been running a lot. Almost always sprinting, but I really need to be working on my endurance. I want to be able to run fast, for a long distance. I am naturally an endurance runner, but if I put my mind to it I can be a sprinter to. Just depends on how I am feeling really... Today I was so excited to be able to get out and run, I just ran fast and hard, and even practiced jumping some bushes and pretending that they were hurdles. I wish I could do hurdle racing, but I don't have time for any more extra curricular activities. That's okay though! Because I am very content with my life, and I have been ever since the beginning of 2012. :)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I've been busy lately, so it's nice to be able to sit down and just type for a while. (That's your que to run if you don't like reading long posts). I got the chance to watch the Grammy's, and it was great! But Rihanna's performance, "Stay", was speechless. It was beautiful in every was possible. Taylor Swift was my 2nd favorite, and Ed Sheran with Elton John was also pretty neat because I am a huge Elton John fan. So glad I got to catch those parts of the Grammy's! My trainer is on vacation, so I haven't been riding for a few days. I will probably ride tomorrow, but two of our dogs had puppies, so I might not be able to make it. I am questioning whether or not I am really ready to show in a few months. I mean, if my trainer doesn't think that I am ready, then I won't do it. Because I really just want to make her proud. She is my whole world, and more than anything, I just want to make her proud of me. I just don't know how...

I opened up a new RPG that is going to be freaking epic! Someone is crushing on my character, and I prefer that they wouldn't, but hey, I'll get it figured out. I have been crazy with the piano covers lately! Okay, fine. I admit that I only did one. But I am getting ready to crank out Someone like you by Adele and Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin. Look out for new ones!

Peace out!


Friday, February 8, 2013

She's my kind of rain

All right, so I have to admit. I am a huge Tim McGraw fan. I really hope to do a solo of his song, "My kind of rain" on piano. I think it is a beautiful song, and many people (both men, and women) can relate to it. I know I can, for sure! :) Two of our (Hoosier doodles) females are going to have puppies within the week, so be prepared for a cuteness attack! They are Labradoodles, and Goldendoodles. And let me tell you, they are adorable when they are born! They are so tiny that they just fit in the palm of your hand, and they squeal like little piglets. Oh it's just deadly adorable. <3

I went riding yesterday, and it went pretty well. I found out that I am doing a lesson with a trainer that is a really good dressage and hunter jumper trainer. Exciting! We'll see how that goes though... I am kind of nervous to tell you the truth!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

New camera

Today, I took my new camera (the one I got for Christmas) for a spin. It really works great, and I am super happy with it! One thing though, it SUCKS in the cold. I didn't take any winter pictures outside this year at all, because it can't handle anything below 40 degrees. But in the summer, it should work amazingly. Oh well, we'll see how it all goes. I went riding today, and rode all over the place. Jumped like, twice, and did some dressage work. I really need to work on my jumping, and on my dressage. But I am more concerned about my jumping. :( 

Peace out!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boot camp time

I have decided that if I want to be a great rider, I need to be in perfect shape. There fore, no more snacks, and I am walking/jogging 2-3 miles a day, starting yesterday. Cutting back on candy, and drinking 8 glasses of water and 1-2 cups of milk a day. I should loose 2 pounds a week. I'm not saying that I'm fat, it's just that I want to be a little thinner, so I can post better, jump better, look better in my saddle, etc. So there you have it. My health update for the day! I am getting caught up in school, so that is a good thing. I can't wait for summer time! Summer is my all time favorite season. (And its awesome that it is the longest season!) I am now starting up piano lessons again, so that will be keeping me quite busy.

Peace out!


Friday, January 11, 2013

I'm so lucky

I've really been thinking about how lucky I am to know fantastic people like the ones that are in my life. I mean, without them, I wouldn't be where I am now. I might not show it, but I am truly greatful for the people who I am so honored to be friends with. They are all so special to me, and I can't imagine life without them! Thank you everyone, for putting up with my annoying, crazy ways.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Animal sanctuary...

I now know what I want to do down the road, when I am really successful and have a bunch of money that I can rely on. I want to start an animal sanctuary, where anyone can drop any kind of unwanted animal, and I can try to rehome it. If it can't be rehomed, then it can stay at the sanctuary until the end of its days, or until it finds a home. It would be so awesome to go on rescue missions, and be able to rehabilitate all kinds of animals, but mostly small animals, horses, farm animals, dogs, and cats. (If I came across a zebra, I swear I would take it in a heartbeat)  It would have barns, pastures with shelter, and lots of paddocks with shelter. I would also have a few employees maybe, and some adoption events. I hope that this can happen!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Warm and toasty!

NOT! I am the complete opposite of warm and toasty, thank you very much. Yesterday, I rode when it was 19 degrees. Not to bad actually, but I got wind burn from trotting so much, jumping, and cantering. Not to mention Red was a little spookier than usual, and I almost crashed into another rider when I was cantering. Thankfully, the other rider was much more experienced than I am, and she would never let anyone crash with her. I cannot put I words how much my fellow riders mean to me! :)


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Is this blog really that good?

So I just checked my page views... 33 page views, today! Yesterday I got zero, and today, 33?! Honestly guys! I am flattered. I will be posting way more, and at least once daily, so expect more posts! I am also going to try adding more pictures to my posts, and writing longer posts.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Alaskan viewers?

I saw that I have some viewers in Alaska.. I just want to say that I am so excited to see that people in one of the most beautiful places on earth are actually reading these very words! I have always wanted to visit Alaska, but I can't afford a trip, and don't really have the time. (Excuses excuses...) I will visit it one day, and I hope that you people are doing well!


And I go back to December all the time...

It is December, as you all know. I am thinking of my loved ones that spent last Christmas laughing and having a good time, but now they will have to watch from above. I am writing down everything that I am grateful. For a chance to be part of the best thing in the world, horses. To be alive, and healthy. To have a roof over my head, food on my table, and shoes on my feet. I am also comforted that I have family that supports me through everything. I plan to spend Christmas with my family, and have a pleasant Christmas dinner. (Please note that this is a late post, and I have had it in my draft box since last month...)



I don't know if I told any of you, but I have two awesome gerbils! They are around 4 years old ( That is the average life span for a gerbil ) and they are still going strong! I just introduced their wheel that has been absent for a year and a half. They are still monkeying around on it like little baby gerbs. I got them when they were a few months old, and they have grown 4-5 inches since then! I love them both to death! They are my little gerby werbies. My little muffins. My little jadey wadey and dutchy wutchy. I'm quite weird...



I have been thinking college a lot lately. I think I want to go to St. Mary of the woods, but the tuition fees are $25k+... I would have to get a really scholarship, but with me playing piano, and being a decent rider, I think I might have a good chance! I sure hope so, because I really want to join this college. I am not sure what I want to major in yet though, so I have to get thinking about that...  I think I want to do something equine oriented, but I could see myself doing something along the lines of journalism, because I love to type and write. Any suggestions?

On a different note, I had a good ride today. Jumped, cantered bareback, rode all over the place outside, and plus, a bunch of friends came over and rode with me! :D

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, and is having an excellent new year! I know I certainly am... Awesome riding, getting really focused in school, and I can see myself turning into a new person, the person I so longed to be for so long...

Peace, and I hope you are having a very good new year!