Month: February 2014

Ocala 2014: Day 3

I think I started my last post by saying I was exhausted, but I’m too exhausted right now to remember. So, excuse me if I am repeating myself, but I am completely exhausted. Today started with a 6:45 am lesson. With about 25-30 horses in the ring, it was insanity, as you might imagine. As

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Ocala 2014: Day 2

Well, I am officially exhausted. Incredibly happy, but exhausted. Today started with a wake-up call at 7:30 (which I consider sleeping in), a relaxed breakfast, and a leisurely drive over to the show by 10:00. When I arrived at Don Stewart’s tent, grooms, horses, and expensive tack trunks were everywhere. The tack stall was laid

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Ocala 2014: Day 1

I woke up this morning to the sound of the hotel phone ringing with a wake-up call on the bedside table, followed immediately by my phone’s obnoxious alarm. The frequent changes in emotion, from excited to nervous to excited, during yesterday’s drive down to Ocala, exhausted me, so I slept like a baby. I got

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One Step Closer

I have always been one who believes that if you work hard enough to achieve your dreams, no matter how big or “unrealistic” they are, you can make them come true. My dreams may not have come true yet, but today I am one step closer. I have been blessed with so many incredible opportunities

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Pain Builds Character, Right?

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times my dad has told me “pain builds character,” but I’m hoping it’s true….because tomorrow, I doubt I’ll be able to walk. This afternoon I had three wonderfully exhausting rides on Charlie, Ramsey, and my main man, Gus. Said Gus, of course, decided to end my

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Back in the Saddle

Hello, lovelies! I’m baaaackkk. I know, I know, it has been far too long. Over the last couple of months, I have been so busy I can’t breathe, and so stressed I can’t think straight. But, my schedule has cleared and so has my mind. And, with that newfound clarity, I have been reminded of

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