Monday, 12 June 2017

Meh

As always, I'm very busy, I'm riding tons, and Bridget is her fantastic, if slightly sassy and overweight, self.

I'm still feeling pretty burnt, the job is stressful and being away from home 99% of the time is also difficult. There's a bunch of (good) change on the horizon. It's looking increasingly likely I will be moving home AND have a viable career there too! I am lucky to have several potential paths to choose from, not to mention an extremely supportive husband. However, the plan does not feel solid enough yet to get overly excited about, or even blog in detail about. I'm feeling sort of in limbo as I wait and that feeling is leaving me uninspired to blog.

Our cat has the right idea...sleep and be unashamed about being grouchy if woken

Bridget's been doing great. I've entered her in our First level debut in two weeks. I'm not feeling super confident, but I'm not feeling overwhelmed - it's a solid, although conservative choice for where we're at, and appropriate for my show nerves.

Sausage pony

That same weekend, we have a cross country clinic scheduled. I'm pretty nervous about that.

Bridget's new (to us) jump saddle arrived last week at home. I picked it up this weekend and gave it a bunch of TLC - it was very sad and thirsty and drank half a tub of conditioner. I would have been disappointed at the condition it arrived in, but honestly I got it for such a good price, it was a needle in a haystack size wise, and I'm just happy it came back to life. I'll try it on her tonight. Fair warning, if it doesn't fit, I'm giving up jumping (joking...maybe)
After a million coats of leather conditioner. I'll take a final one soon...the color has evened out a bunch now.

Ginger is also doing well, she even got a 4th place ribbon in the Entry division at Mustang Powder horse trials last month against some very nice horses! I believe they're moving up to Pre-Training next time out. Ginger is turning into a cool event horse.

As far as baby ponies go, I've tossed around all the options, but opted to wait until next year. With the above mentioned changes pending, it's tempting to go for it, but really I think the wiser thing to do is to not add to my immediate stress load. I'm sad, but next year for sure!


19 comments:

  1. That limbo feeling can easily turn the stomach.I hope you find resolution soon.

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  2. Fingers crossed for the saddle to fit! What brand is it? I always find limbo a bit stressful - hopefully things are more solid soon :)

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    1. It's a County, and stamped as an XW tree. Fingers crossed!

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  3. good luck with everything. uncertainty is not my happy place. at all. here's hoping that the details being to coalesce into something more solid soon!

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  4. Limbo can be frustrating but take the time and let it unfold.

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    1. Patience is not my strong suit lol

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  5. I really dislike feeling like I'm in limbo so I at least sort of understand. I hope that things firm up soon so that you can get rid of that feeling :)

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    1. Im all about being decisive and in control, ha ha. This is hard! :)

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  6. Keep your eyes on that horizon!

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  7. Being in that place of not knowing is so hard, hang in there!

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    1. It's all good things...so at least it's more me being impatient that overly worried

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  8. Good luck! Hate that feeling. You guys will do great at 1st level!

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  9. Good luck with all the things in motion! Hopefully changes will all work out for the better. Excited to hear how First Level goes!

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  10. Fingers crossed things work out!! Being in limbo is no fun

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