equestrian gifts Mint Julep Body Set Kentucky Derby by otradausa.
I saw this on Etsy and though it would be a really cute gift horsey people! I wonder how good it smells? Speaking of Mint Julep body products, does anybody remember the lip balm made be Bath & Body Works? I enjoyed it, until Hadji decided to chew up the tube. Anyway, enjoy the link and buy it for friend if you like it! (or I guess, you could buy it for yourself too!)
It’s been another crazy week! First of all, meeting with many new people and looking at new barns was fun, stressful, and time-consuming. I met a lot of wonderful new people and we finally found the right barn for us. This Sunday, Mom and I will be moving our horses to GG Ranch. We are both very excited about the move and can’t wait for our horses to settle into their new home.
Milo will get to be a pasture horse for the first time. I admit, I am extremely nervous about throwing him out so late in the year since he’s never been outside. I am also really excited because I’ve wanted to find pasture for him for years. He deserves to get to be a just a horse and have freedom from the stall. It’s also going to save me quite a bit of money, which is a blessing. I will now only be paying a bit more than now.
In other news…I survived midterms and managed to get some pretty awesome grades! 89, 91, 95, 98.75. Pretty awesome. On another school related note, I registered for my final semester of college! YIPPEEEEE! (in the words of my dad). I’m both excited about this and nervous. I will be done but looking for a job too! Anybody know of any awesome horse-related, museum related, 4-H related jobs opening?
I will also have to consider if I should change the College Horseman title…any suggestions on what to call it when I graduate? I’ll still be broke and still be ‘adventuring’ in showing and money-saving!
It’s been a nutty week. Midweek, I received a note that the barn I currently keep my horses at is closing. It was shocking to say the least, considering I had no clue it was coming and also because friends mine had just made arrangements to move their pony there for the winter.
Given the time of year and approaching winter, a new barn hunt needed to start immediately. I’ve been searching the internet and talking to a lot of people hunting down a new place for my horses.
I also had to make a list of what’s important to me in making my decision. These four things are most important to me
- Price. I am a college student already stretched to my limit with money, of course it’s a factor.
- Proximity. If I’m going to pay more, I want it close to home. Actually, I just want it close to home anyway!
- Facilities. I require, and indoor, big clean stalls, and place to turn them out! Added bonus if there’s a pasture board for Milo.
- Feeling. You know you gotta have a good feeling about the people who are going to be taking care of your animals. I look for people who are knowledgeable, dedicated, laid back, and with good communication skills!
So, we’ve been meeting potential folks and enjoying every moment! I really love meeting other horse people and making new contacts! The search is going well and I should have my absolute final decision by this afternoon. I will share with you when we decide my new barn!
and maybe, I’ll get to a “Sunday Steal” post.
If you haven’t heard, Stacy Westfall won this year’s Freestyle Reining at AQHA Congress. Here is the Equine Chronicle article about her win, plus the first, and only, video I was able to find of the performance!
photo from Equine Chronicle