Monday, November 25, 2013

Year End Award!

Last night I went to my local Saddle Club's Year-End Banquet...low and behold Ben and I were W/T Champions!

In addition to a really fun ribbon, we also won a $75 gift card, a bunch of horse treats (apples, carrots, mints, a jimmy hanging ball thingie, and a himalayan salt lick), horsie shampoo, and a t-shirt with a screen print picture of us showing. Cute! I've never participated in year-end anything, so it was super cool!

Ben was the only Standardbred participant at these shows, and I think we did a good job of educating and changing the thought of "Standardbreds Can't" to "Standardbreds CAN" :) Way to go big guy, so proud of you!

Monday, November 18, 2013


My name is Ben, and I am VERY, VERY spoiled.

I haz a long wave infrared radiation

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Do Not Heart Setbacks

Ugh, things were going so well there for a few days! And then Ben went ahead and lost his front right shoe. No big deal...hmm wait, our farrier is in San Diego and can't come till Friday, which is our regularly scheduled appt.

All the same, our arena footing is soft enough, i've been doing some in-hand, driving, and light longeing work - just to keep him active, and warmed up for stretches. He's in good spirits, as always :)