Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Award

We've won an award!! (I think the rest of you have already, so I'm a little late to the party.)

We got it from the following bloggers (all of whom I recommend checking out):

There may have been others--sorry if I missed you.

So, here are the stipulations:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Now, seven uber-exciting things about me:
1) I am a really boring person. Bed at 10pm, up at 6am. I don't stay out late and I don't really watch movies.

2) I make lists. Constantly. Sometimes, if I'm not accomplishing anything on my to-do list, I add things to them that I have already done and cross them off to make myself feel better.

3) I like challenges. If I have six months to get something done, I will wait until the last possible moment to start and then kick ass to complete the project. I have an extremely accurate inner timer that lets me know when the last possible moment is--thankfully, it's always been accurate.

4) I like to psychoanalyze people. I will watch their favorite movies and tv shows not because I care about the show, but because I want to understand what they like about it and what it says about them. That said, sometimes I end up liking the shows, too.

5) I love rules. Rules are like lists to memorize and exceed at. Given a clearly defined system, I will learn to understand the system, then learn to make the system work for me. That is probably why I love dressage--structure!! It's also what drives me nuts about western--there is no classical school or centuries of literature to build upon.

6) I HATE micromanagement. Give me a list and I will do it. Give me a list and tell me exactly how you want everything done and I will make sure it never happens.

7) I tend to be passive aggressive. I'm working on changing that to just plain aggressive. And yes, I make mental lists to help me recognize what needs to change.

Recently discovered bloggers: (See, this is where this starts to feel micro managed. In order to counteract a system I find annoying, I will list some bloggers that I have recently started reading. There may or may not be 15.)

Braymere Custom Saddlery - she makes model horse tack that is insane.
A Process of Learning - she is breeding her mare to one of my crush's for Izzy
Chasing the Dream - her horse does insane stuff. Oh, and she's aiming for Rolex.
Pia's Parade - possibly one of the most determined people I've ever encountered in blogger world.
Bay State Brumby - Ok, so I've been reading her blog for ages, but it's super fun and she just plain loves her horse.
We are Flying Solo - fabulous eventer and she does it on a budget. My role model.
I Will Jump Sweet Horse Jumps - based in NZ, so her summer/competition season is exactly opposite to mine.
Slow and Steady wins the race - Adult ammy finding her way through eventing and family
Miles on Miles - retraining an OTTB on her own. Color me impressed.

There you go! I'll get around to letting them know tomorrow, I think.


  1. Awwww, thank you! I was ultra lazy and didn't pick and choose my favorites, but if I HAD you would have totally made the cut:) I love reading your blog and seeing what tack you are going to have Izzy in next;) Thanks again!!

  2. Great to learn more about you :P
    To answer your question...
    Ritchie is off the track and then his owner shifted to a dairy farm where she wasn't aloud to keep a horse. She didn't do any training with him.
    He was then given to her sister to look after who put him in a paddock for 3 years and he was basically a paddock mate.

  3. Nice to hear more about you. And nice, as well, to know how well you know yourself.

  4. Thanks for the new blog recommendations!

  5. Number 2 totally made me laugh. I am completely guilty of doing things like that too - or adding REALLY easy things to the list so I can cross them off pretty much immediately.


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