Thursday, December 20, 2012

A few of my favorites...

I've been lucky enough in the past couple of days to have two of my favorite blogs give Charlie and me a shout out and thought I would return the favor.   But here's the deal - this list is not all inclusive because honestly, I don't follow blogs I don't like (does anybody do that?).  So without further ado, a few of my favorites...

So the first blog I ever started reading was Kate's over at Grey Brook Eventing in 2009.  I love that she's so open about her triumphs and struggles.  She goes on some amazing adventures (she spent a semester at Oxford!!!!) and takes phenomenal photos.  She's also incredibly analytical when describing her lessons so I've been able to learn a lot by reading her lesson recap posts.  If you haven't checked out her blog, I HIGHLY recommend you click right on over - you're in for a real treat.

Next up is SprinklerBandit at SprinklerBandits.  She has an older version of Charlie - what's not to love?  She hasn't always had Charlie's older brother, Cuna and seeing her joy in riding return this past year has quite simply been magnificent.  I firmly believe any adult amateur deserves a Charlie or Cuna in their life and I was so happy for her when she made the decision to get Cuna.  It was a very tough decision to let go of Izzy but ultimately the right one.  If for some reason you haven't stopped by her blog, you absolutely must check it out.  Give yourself at least the afternoon because once you start reading the archives, you won't be able to stop until you're all caught up.

Karley, who blogs about her seriously handsome red-head OTTB Henry, always makes me smile when I read her blog, All In.  Even when things aren't quite going the way she planned, she always manages to find the silver lining.

A Filly's Best Friend is another favorite.  BeBe calls it like she see's it and besides having handsome ponies and crazy cute puppies, I seriously covet her new farm.  Folks, it has a salt water pool in addition to having nice turnout, an arena, and a barn - what more could a girl want?

I love L. Williams at Viva Carlos - she is wise beyond her years and I find her posts really resonate with me.  She posts awesome photos although I wish should would post more of her own work...hint, hint...;)

Another old favorite is Kate's blog, The Adventures of Lucy.  She and Miss Lucy have some real adventures - some planned, some not but Kate always has Lucy's best interests at heart.  I hope Lucy knows just how lucky she is to have landed where she did.  Kate also makes awesome hand-painted saddle pads - they are absolutely lovely.

Jen over at Cob Jockey blogs about training her young cob Connor and their journey to become eventers.  They are well on their way and honestly, who doesn't want a cob?  Connor is crazy cute and just as talented.

If you haven't read Tales from a Bad Eventer, stop what you're doing and go read.  Right now.  Seriously.  She is hysterical and very creative.  Makes me giggle every time. :)

And finally three new blogs that I just started following - Megs over at Natural Noshing Meets Dressaging, Hillary at Equestrian At Hart, and Ruffles at Just A Girl and Her Horse.

Anyway, there you have it - just a few of my favorites.

It rained all day today (yuck!) and tomorrow is supposed to be a day of gale force winds (double yuck!) so I most likely won't be getting on the WonderPony until Saturday.  If manage to study a bit tomorrow, I'll try to post something about our dressage lesson yesterday - it was fantastic!


 
Charlie kinda looks like this tonight - he's all bundled up because wind chill is supposed to be in the low 20s.  And I thought I lived in the sunny south...



19 comments:

  1. That is one serious cute picture of Charlie! Thanks so much for the shout out, I really appreciate how I am read by others, and to hear I'm wise beyond my years is such a compliment!

    I don't even have a camera right now other than my phone (that's not film only anyways) otherwise i would take a lot of pictures!!! (also typically super dark at night!) I did take a bunch of wacky pictures of one of my friends last year that I'm just getting around to processing argh! haha

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    1. Ok, I guess you're forgiven then. ;)

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  2. Thank you for the blog love! Charlie is so handsome, you are both very lucky to have each other :)

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    1. No problem! I love reading about Lucy!

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  3. You've listed some of my favorites, and some that I'm heading over to check out right now!

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    1. Fantastic - mission accomplished! I hope you enjoy the new ones as much as I do!

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  4. Thank you so much for the shout out - really appreciated!! Also checking out the few I have not seen before!

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    1. You got it girl! I'm so glad you're blogging again - I missed hearing about your adventures this summer. ;)

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  5. Thanks for mentioning my blog :) Love that photo.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad I found your blog - I really enjoy reading it. ;)

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  6. Thank you for the shout out! I really need to do one of these posts soon...

    :)

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  7. I'm a little late to the show, but thank you so much for your kind words :) and the excellent recommendations!

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    1. Haha! No worries - I super excited to see where the New Year takes you and your ponies.

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  8. Thanks girl!!! I love that we are all sharing the blog love :)

    That picture of Charlie cracks me up!

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    1. Absolutely! 'Tis the season, right? ;)

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  9. I'm so behind in blogging, but thanks for the shout out!

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    1. No worries - life gets in the way and believe me, I totally understand that! Very much looking forward to reading about your adventures in the New Year.

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  10. Thanks for your mention! I am so glad to have found you and Charlie, you blog in such a refreshingly honest way, I really look forward to seeing you show up in my RSS feed. And it's always nice to follow an eventer, as someone who is nervous about my upcoming first event season.

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