Horse Life

Adulting Sucks

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I had two massive grant proposals due on Friday the 16th and on August 5th the building my office is in informs us that they’re replacing the AC unit and will be closed from August 13-19. No access whatsoever. So for me, the grant proposals had to be completed by Monday the 12th, which had me working 12 hours a day at the office, then bringing my computer home at night to keep working.

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Me for 7 straight days

So I’ve been working from home this last week, which meant THREE trips to Trainer B’s for Leo, and BOTH horses getting worked every day. It’s been MAJIKAL.

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Not 100% sure Leo agrees with getting in the trailer every other day

Leo’s been coming along well, and I’m learning a whole new way to train an OTTB other than the “get on, ride, hope it works out” method of trainers past. It’s seriously been eye opening and with the help of P, I’ve been practicing using all my aids in a more coordinated fashion, timing my release of pressure, and just getting stronger in the saddle and on the ground in general.

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…and he wasn’t even sorry #noregrets
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Leo hanging with the kids
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The Tiniest Dictator is seriously a horse whisperer
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Either that or the 1,000+ animals are just afraid of the T.D. That’s a totally realistic possibility as well.
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Is the T.D. kissing Leo’s nose or whispering threats to him? We’ll never know the truth.
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If P weren’t in his stall, you better believe he’d be running towards the T.D. as well. These two crack me up

Tomorrow (well, today, as I’m scheduling this to be published in the AM) Leo and I head BACK to Trainer B’s for the 4th time in 8 days.

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There will never be anything cuter than P and the T.D.

And then Leo and I are going to Carolina Horse Park this weekend for some hanging with friends and *possibly* some official XC schooling. Because…

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Plotting together? Maybe

…we are tentatively planning Leo’s eventing debut!

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19 thoughts on “Adulting Sucks”

  1. Buying a saddle sounds so exciting, until you actually get out there & try to do it.. then you realize it SUCKS… Hopefully you have good luck!!

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  2. I feel you on the being busy front. I’m glad you’re able to ride still with the busy. Hopefully you can figure out the saddle relatively easily. P is really just trying to make up more excuses to not work. Can he do bareback to get some muscle back for now?

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