Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunshine Award!

I don't get very many awards anymore, not since Gogo died, but I've been nominated for one! Hooray!

The Sunshine Award is for people who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The nominee must do the following: thank the person who nominated her, nominate ten bloggers of her own, answer the ten questions given to her, and post them and the Sunshine Award button to her blog.

Thank you to The Polka-Dot Periodical (and anyone else that also did) for nominating me!  
  1. Mares or Geldings? Ok, seriously, if you've been reading this blog or Gogo's blog for more than 5 seconds, I think you can answer that question!
  2. English or Western? Well, both, I suppose! A few months ago I would have still told you that I am a die-hard eventer/dressage rider/jumper/foxhunter, and those things are all still true, but I've been doing an awful lot of trail riding, barrel racing, and chasing cows as of late... so I guess both! 
  3. Do you prefer “younger” or “older” horses? Well, it depends. My "old" mare acts like a two year old half the time and the new freshly-five year old acts like she is 20 half the time! Rather than "younger" or "older" I think of them more as "schooled" or "green".... if they are green, I like them to be a blank slate that can be trained, and if they are trained, I like them to be well trained so there doesn't have to be a lot of erasing and re-training that has to be done!
  4. Have you trained a horse from ground zero? Yes, a few now! Mostly I like to take them when they are green but w-t-c and maybe going over small obstacles, that is my favorite. 
  5. Do you prefer riding or groundwork? Good question.... I love them both! 
  6. Do you board your horse or keep it at home? I don't officially board, but I don't keep them at home... the horses are at S's house. I don't pay board, I just take care of her horses while she is gone. It's a win win situation
  7. Do you do all natural things or just commercial stuff?(in sense of products) I don't think I understand the question.... how do you 'do' products? Can anyone explain that one to me?
  8. All tacked up or bareback? Both! I guess it just depends on what I am doing (and who I am riding!!).
  9. Equestrian role model? Anyone from any discipline that puts the horse first, and isn't in it for money or gain.
  10. What’s your one, main goal, while being in the horses world? To make a positive difference in any horse's life that is in my care. That's my number one. 

So who is nominated  As usual.... YOU! I nominate YOU if you are reading it and you haven't been nominated yet! I hate to pick and choose, you all deserve it!

(Recognize that monster? Yes, that is the little shitten that YOU helped me rescue! He is five months old is and almost EIGHT pounds already. The vet thinks he will make 20lbs!! He'll always have a slight limp, and one leg is shorter than the other, but that doesn't stop him from leaping up on the counters and causing general chaos in the house 24/7!)


  1. Congrats! You totally qualify for this award because you do inspire a lot of other bloggers. :D

    I LOVE your answer for number nine. For number seven I think they are referring to whether you use all natural products like shampoo, fly spray, etc. on your horses or if you use products with chemicals in them. :)

    Thank you for nominating your readers! I don't think I've ever received this one before. I'll get it posted soon.

    P.S. I can't believe how much the kitten has grown! He is beautiful. I'm glad he's doing great with his leg.

  2. Love the idea of nominating your readers! I had nominated you too :)
    I nominated blogs that have made a difference in my personal life and in my horse's training. Yours is one of them.

  3. Awesome, congrats! :)

    Omg Shitten is huge O.O Love his expression! XD

  4. Wow...I lost your blog when I switched my blog role to Bloglovin...can't believe how much has happened! Love the new additions!

  5. Congratulations! Shitten is so adorable! I love you blog.

  6. Haha love the answer to number one!

  7. FYI I have also nominated you! You've inspired lots of things in my horsey life and I have enjoyed following your blogs for several years now :)

  8. Shitten is cute. He looks like a Maine Coon, and it sounds like he's growing like one. Congrats on the award.