Eve’s Life Story Part Seven: 2018- 2020 Why We Left Our Barn

I was planning on writing the last chapter of Eve’s life a few months ago. I’m glad I didn’t finish writing it because it turned out completely different than I had anticipated. After our experience at our last barn, we searched for a new one. Eve was about 27 around this time, and I really wanted this move to be our last. Even though she trailered well, moving was an unnecessary stressor. I had a list of must-haves for our next barn. It had to be close, have a flat field with no trees, stall board, small herd (no more … Continue reading Eve’s Life Story Part Seven: 2018- 2020 Why We Left Our Barn

The Life Story of Eve Part Six: 2015-2017

Chapter 16: The New Barn It was really sad to leave my schooling barn. I really liked having Eve where all my friends were. She liked it too. But it didn’t make sense for us to be there. She was now an older, special needs horse living in a giant eventing barn. It just couldn’t work. Still, I was excited to start a new chapter where Eve could finally retire in peace. Eve arrived at the new barn and stayed separated from the other two horses for a few weeks living in a small paddock next to the field with … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve Part Six: 2015-2017

The Life Story of Eve Part Five: 2012-2014

2012-2013 was pretty uneventful. I was busy with college and sorority life so Eve became a seasonal horse that we rode during the spring/summer/fall on nice days in between when she was on stall rest from being hurt which wasn’t super often. We really didn’t even do a ton of riding. To be honest during this time, we just screwed around. I could do anything with this horse. I’d do yoga poses on her back and let her graze on the cross country field while I took super overedited but what I thought at the time were artsy pics of … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve Part Five: 2012-2014

The Life Story of Eve Part Four: 2010-2011

Chapter 12: Racehorse to Trail Horse To be honest, I was a little bummed about our show career ending so fast. I had hoped in 2010 that we would be able to do another show. However, the day before we were going to show, she ended up being really antsy and difficult. I figured it wasn’t worth the mental energy to force her back into the show ring. So we officially retired from it. I had taken Eve on trail rides before. Some of our lessons were trail rides, so she knew the trails just as well if not better … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve Part Four: 2010-2011

The Life Story of Eve Part Three: 2009 First Show

Chapter 8: New Barn, New Judgment The barn Eve first stayed at was such a gorgeous property. If it was a full care barn, she would’ve stayed there forever. But unfortunately, the place didn’t even have a barn or anywhere to ride. If I wanted to ride her, it was in a field on a slight slope. The only flat places were on top of a really steep hill, so that wasn’t happening. Plus, the other horses on the property were also there as an in-between farm and were moving soon, so Eve would be there alone. We eventually just … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve Part Three: 2009 First Show

The Life Story of Eve: Part Two 2008

Chapter Four: Taming the Dragon I started fostering Eve October/November 2007. I’d basically just go up to the rescue and groom/ride her once a week. The first couple weeks, I didn’t ride her. I’m almost positive I was the first one on her when she came back. Since she had been there so many times before, I’m not sure they even bothered to do a riding evaluation on her to see what she knew/could do since they kept a training log and had her training sessions recorded for the past 7 years. The first day I rode her, I tacked … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve: Part Two 2008

The Life Story of Eve: Part One 1991-2008

I’ve mentioned a few details about Eve’s life over the past 4 years I’ve shown her on Instagram, but I never really went in depth about any of it. She’s a Thoroughbred. She’s an ex-racehorse. She’s a rescue. It seems like the story of every other Thoroughbred in the world. Unfortunately, her story is kind of sad, kind of hopeful, kind of depressing, kind of happy. It’s a lot to lay out since she is pushing 30, so I broke it down into a few blog posts I’ll post over the next few days. I’ll start from the beginning April … Continue reading The Life Story of Eve: Part One 1991-2008

Last minute gifts for the holidays? I gotchu

The holidays are coming, and if you’re not sure what to get, I have some ideas for ya. All of these arrive before Christmas if you order within a day of me posting this (12/19). Horse Gifts Under $50 Horse scarf $11 Horse wine glass $17 No turn bell boots $25 Flamingo polo wraps $30 Rainbow lead rope $20 Pink plaid halter $38 Super cute blue Hawaiian flower halter $38 Tail bag $25 Homemade horse treats $30 LED breastplate $40 Aquacomb for bathing $23 Tack rack $32 Horse charm bracelet $13 Horse Gifts above $50 Tack/grooming bag $50 Owl design … Continue reading Last minute gifts for the holidays? I gotchu

How to edit amazing indoor photos this winter

So the weather is cold af and sporting events besides football have all moved indoors. It’s an annoying time for photographers because the prettiest photos are generally taken outside. This is the time on Instagram where you’ll see a bunch of people reposting photos from last summer because they don’t have anything to shoot or the things they are shooting are inside which look way less attractive on their feed. Indoor photos don’t have to be crap though. In my last post I talked about how to properly take indoor photos, but now I’ll talk about how to edit them … Continue reading How to edit amazing indoor photos this winter