What is your earliest, clearest horse memory?
As a kid, my mom and I rode some horses owned by a guy near my school, including my childhood obsession, a big grey QH named Bo. The summer I was 10, we had a massive amount of cicadas (two different broods hatched in the same year, which hadn't happened since the 1700s), and they were literally everywhere. Bo was not always super tolerant of being ridden by a kid, and that day he walked me into a pine tree, lodged me in some low-hanging branches, and ambled off. I’m not super squeamish in general, but something about cicadas just pushes my buttons – while I was trying to disentangle myself from the branches they were crawling all over me and I was screaming in terror. A bunch of them crawled up under my helmet and got in my hair. Not really a great early memory, eh? Although I am giggling here writing this, so clearly I wasn't too traumatized.
2. Describe the perfect summer day.
Sleeping in (not that the dogs let me do that, ever). A trail ride through cool, shady woods (with creeks to splash in!) with good friends. A delicious dinner with adult beverages, followed by a soak in the hot tub. Maybe renting a projector and watching a movie on the side of my barn from the bed of my pickup.
3. Are you reading anything right now? Tell me about it!
I just started the Handmaid’s Tale, but I’m not really far enough in to tell you much about it. Before that I was rereading the Gentlemen Bastards series (book one is the Lies of Locke Lamora) – highly recommend that.
4. Do you follow a celebrity (horsey or non) that you’re embarrassed to say fascinates you? Tell me. NOW.
So I’ve never been this way about actors in literally any TV show ever (and trust me, I’ve watched more than my fair share of TV!) but I follow the stars of the show Supernatural on Twitter and Instagram. I guess that’s kind of embarrassing? I also am not embarrassed by this, but I follow Lauren Sprieser on FB and had a fangirl moment yesterday when I bought some reins from her and we were messaging back and forth and she wished me happy birthday… haha.
|How could any tack ho resist horseshoe buckle reins?|
5. What is your single biggest horsey dream or goal.
This changes so much. A year or two ago it would have been to ride one of my self-trained horses (preferably Cinna, since I also bred her) at 3rd level or higher (IDK, I guess maybe to GP if I’m really dreaming big, haha). Get my medals? Be able to wear a shad? But now I’m not really sure. I’m kind of burned out right now and have no aspirations higher than my horses being decent, solid citizens that I can go out and dink around at fun shows and have nice trail rides on… Need to find my ambition, wherever I managed to mislay it.
6. If you were at Starbucks right now, what would you order?
I don’t frequent Starbucks too much, but I can do just about any kind of flavored coffee.
|Although ironically enough, I bought those frappes yesterday haha.|
7. What’s your biggest equine pet peeve?
Oh God there are so many. The “out of/by” when it comes to breeding really pushes my buttons.
8. With everything going on politically and in the media, tell me, do you follow it religiously? Tune it out? Or something in between?
Kind of in between, but leaning towards tuning it out right now. I pay way more attention and do my homework around election time so I can be an informed voter, but especially right now when I can’t even manage the things in my life I do have control over, I am kind of ignoring all the things I don’t have control over. If I didn’t, I would end up somewhere in a corner rocking back and forth gibbering.
|Sanity reset button|
9. If you had to show your horse to a song, what would you choose?
Oooh, this is a fun question! I almost put in my goals riding to a musical freestyle. When I had Topaz, I always wanted to coordinate a freestyle around the Megan Trainor song “All About That Bass” – don’t judge me.
10. What are you most looking forward to this summer?
DH finishes his last college class in 3 weeks – it can’t come soon enough. Aside from that, just getting Cinna out more on trail rides and at fun shows.
|Lots more of this, please and thank you.|
What is wrong with "out of/by"? I say that when referring to breeding and never even knew it could be a pet peeve? lol.ReplyDelete
This is why I shouldn't write before coffee. I meant when people use it incorrectly and say their horse is "out of" a stallion... Haha. Nothing wrong with using it correctly!Delete
lol. OK! I was majorly confused but interested because I'm not up-to-date at all in the breeding world.Delete
so having solid citizen horses that are fun to dink around and do basically anything with is basically my ideal too.... that said tho, i'm pretty sure Cinna would look fan-freakin-tastic with you in a shad hahaReplyDelete
Haha maybe one of the Annie's shads with teal? 😋Delete
OMG that cicada story! Nope, nope, NOPE!ReplyDelete
To this day I still have a visceral full-body shiver when I see one. Thank God we should never have a double brood hatch again in my lifetime, hahaDelete
Handmaids tale is really good. If you like it I recommend picking up Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and the rest of the Mad Addamm series!~ReplyDelete
I need to get cracking! I borrowed it from the library and have a finite amount of time, haha. But it's definitely interesting so far!Delete
I hated The Handmaid's Tale. It makes me angry when thinks are really slow to get going and then just END with no resolution. Cannot handle.ReplyDelete
I'm having some trouble getting into it TBH. I heard mixed reviews so I'm not too terribly surprised.Delete
Cinna's song would be "No" 😂ReplyDelete
Omg I'm dying 😂 all I can think about are some of those pics that made it to CHO hahahaaDelete
I feel like I saw the Handmaid's Tale as a movie on my Amazon Prime subscription the other night. Am I right? Maybe I'm just not with the program...ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in!
I think they recently made it into either a movie or TV show? Maybe that would be more interesting than the book, haha.Delete
Thanks for creating a fun blog hop!
Apologies but I LOL'd pretty hard at the cicada story. I used to find them terrifying until last year when our brood hatched. I now realize they're just big and noisy but not dangerous. I also ate them so...yeah. Haha.ReplyDelete
Just started the Handmaids Tale yesterday after numerous friends recommended it. I'm gonna look into your recommended series, too. I'm finally back into my reading groove after years off and loving it.
It's funny now, but I was super traumatized as a kid, haha. And I still don't want them touching me! Our local ice cream place did cicada ice cream a few years back, but that was a little too ick for me 😂Delete
I would definitely recommend them if you're into fantasy at all! The author has plans for a lengthy series but a la GRRM, I think he's pushed back the release of book 4 like 6 times haha. But the first 3 might keep you busy for a minute!
The Handmaids tale is great! I actually have been wanting to re-read it as I read it a lonnnng time ago now and don't really remember the details anymore.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping I get more interested in it as I go -- so far I'm kind of on the fence!Delete
I got the bf reading the Gentlemen Bastards series and he's hooked! So happy to find another fanReplyDelete
So cool! A friend recommended it to me and it made it's way onto the very small list of books I will read and reread over and over again! Although typically for a few weeks after I read it my husband looks at my funny if I say "godsdammit" hahahaha.Delete