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...