Monday, November 30, 2009

The Trials of Trail Riding

Yesterday was a great day to go out for a trailride. My friend, Aimee, and I took our horses (Pi and AC) out to the Barber Reservation which is near the barn. We jumped around a little bit and here's a picture of the results:

Here's a picture of what I look like today:

Just kidding...luckily I wasn't that hurt. We even finished on a good note:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Buzkashi - Goat Grabbing

Wikipedia says "Buzkashi is often compared to polo. Both games are played between people on horseback, both involve propelling an object toward a goal, and both get fairly rough. However, polo is played with a ball, while Buzkashi is played with a dead animal."

Too bad it's not "Newport International Buzkashi" rather than "Newport International Polo" because we would have had so much more "fun" doing this:

rather than this:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rainy Day

Quiet, rainy day at the barn. It's been a nice, peaceful day though.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Interesting blog post

Torah! Torah! Torah!

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As many of you may know, I am a wee bit obsessed with Robin Abraham (a.k.a. Miss Conduct from the Boston Globe) and her blogs. Anyway, talk about deconstructing the bible/ makes me want to go back into academics (and not the accounting version of academics).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Five Reasons

Five Reasons to Live Above a Barn -

1. You always have somebody to talk with. So many different personality means so many different types of relationships.

2. The scenery.

3. You never have to walk anywhere, cause there's always the Mule!

4. Mmm, the smell of a barn.

5. And, of course, the animals.

Five Reasons you don't want to Live Above a Barn -

1. There is always somebody who wants to talk to you. So many people, so many things to discuss.


2. It's dark at night

3. Shavings in my pant cuffs.

4. The commute. You can't get there from here.

5. Lack of sleep. See post #1 - Welcome.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dog Rules

My friend, Kate, posted this list of "Things We Can Learn from a Dog" on her blog. I would like to add one:

Eat, roll, and sleep in horse poop whenever possible.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Introductions - The Dogs

I had a request for pictures of the dogs, so here they are. Maggie on the left, Bailey on the right. Every morning, we have the same routine. I get ready for work and then we go outside. I stop to talk to Amy about barn business for a few minutes while trying to keep Maggie with me. But she's quick like the devil! Take your eye off her for a second and she's a mile down the road, or off on a jog with a passing runner, or being nosy in the neighbor's yard. She'll take round trip walks with people passing by.

Over the past week, she has decided that going out in the morning is purely for sniffing and not for peeing. That dog must have a bladder made of iron. Like mother, like daughter.

Recently Maggie had taken to jumping up on the kitchen table to see if there was anything up there, while I was at work. So, now she stays in the bathroom during the day while I'm gone. I need a good toy for her that will keep her occupied. We've tried rawhides and congs (she eats them too quickly), compressed rawhide she doesn't like, stuffed toys she ignores while she's alone. Any ideas?