Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Life ticks on

Not a whole bunch has happened in the last two weeks.  Charlie lost a shoe (only his second of the summer!) and it took me a few days to get him to The Farrier.  **Just incase everyone's forgotten because it has been almost a year since I blogged - I have to take Charlie to The Farrier who lives about 1.5 hrs away in the Tryon area.  He's totally worth it!  Not only is The Farrier awesome at his job, he's super interesting to talk to - lots of cool stories (he's from the SF Bay area and went to farrier school in Ireland!)** After going to The Farrier, I had to work - boo!  And then I had school work - double boo!

I've been able to ride the last couple of days and it's been glorious!  The weather has finally chilled out - literally and figuratively.  I scored some boots for Charlie in my first ever Facebook group purchase - CWD Equifit leather open fronts with matching hinds.  Basically brand-new!  They're lovely.  Sigh…

Love them!  He looks so classy except for the chewed up left front where someone decided losing a shoe along with half his foot was a good idea...


I feel like fall is finally in the air - this past weekend it didn't get above 65.  Heaven!  And while that's a little cool for this time of the year and we've already bounced back up into the high 70s, I'll take it.  Fall is here!


A little unsure of the 65 degree weather with gale force winds!

Considering how little he's been schooled lately, Charlie has been wonderful.  I've been working a lot on the walk when I do ride and really focusing on pushing him into the bridle with my leg and seat.  He doesn't like it but we're slowly but surely getting there.  One thing I really struggle with is knowing when he's truly straight so while we've been walking (and walking), I've been practicing keeping both legs on to try and keep his hiny aligned with his shoulders.  Somedays are better than others…

I'm a little stressed (ok, a lot stressed) because between work, school, and the reserves, I'm looking for a new job.  One that pays better and has better advancement opportunities so keep your fingers crossed for us as this definitely affects the pony too!

16 comments:

  1. Those boots! Those boots are amazing! Also, good luck on the job hunt.

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    1. Thanks on both! I hate job hunting but unfortunately a necessary evil!

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  2. Always good to see an update from you! Those boots are beautiful, great score!

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  3. Those boots though, GORGEOUS! :)

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    1. Thanks! I've been lusting after them for a very long time...

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    1. Me too! Love them more than I thought I would...

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  5. just found your blog (thanks to 2pointober lol) and am getting caught up - but in the meantime, nice boots and good luck on the job front!

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  6. Good luck with the job, I am also looking. Love the boots!

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    1. I say we just win the lottery and say screw the job hunting! Not practical but a girl can dream, right?

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  7. You have such pretty things. Fingers crossed for the new job.

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    1. Thank you! You know we have the same taste - I lust after the vast majority of your finds…we need to live closer so we can share...

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  8. NICE BOOTS! Best of luck on your job search

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