Photography Friday: Bluebonnets

Every spring in Texas, Bluebonnets pop up in fields and medians across the state, and it seems as if everyone takes cute photos of their families and children in the bright blue flowers. If you’re lucky, there are even some Indian Paintbrushes mixed in. Most of the time, these are hastily snapped photos on the side of a highway with a cell phone, but the new field our trainer bought last fall has patches all over it right now. With no actual children to take photos Continue reading

Reminded to be Grateful

On Sunday night, a huge storm rolled through Austin. Even where I live in North Austin, we had winds up to almost 40 mph and Lily, who is normally quite fine about storms, asked to sleep with us and snuggled down under the covers, shaking until she fell asleep. Continue reading

Let’s Discuss: Cross-training

I think it’s safe to say that we can all agree that additional exercise outside of riding can only help our time in the saddle. But what that cross-training actually looks like for everyone varies. Some people don’t do any exercise outside of riding at all, and there are people on the other side of the spectrum Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Sammy

Sammy is the mini-donk who came with the adjacent property my trainer just purchased. He’s suuuupr sweet and loves to say hi to people and horses, but won’t get on a trailer to go to  new home. Even after hours of trying. Weirdly enough, Val isn’t bothered by him at all. Must be all that racing in Louisiana. Continue reading

Breaking [Stuff is] Bad

It’s been a weird few days. There has been breaking, there has been badness, and there have even been drugs to help prevent more being bad and breaking things. And the whole thing culminated with someone getting naked. Continue reading