Christmas 2016 Haul

I won't lie, Christmas kind of blew this year. I haven't been sick all year until the day before Christmas Eve where I contracted some kind of plague and I was sick for exactly the amount of time I was off for Christmas. But I still had fun with my family even though I couldn't taste any of my mom's delicious cooking :( She made lobster lasagna and I couldn't taste it, it was a crime.

PS of Sweden High Jump
Since the prince loves ergonomic nonsense I asked for one of these for Christmas. I wanted it to jump in; I like doing my flatwork in the Micklem but when he gets a little keen and excited about life (say, on cross country) I can't really tighten the nose band enough for my taste. Plus I love bridles and I only have two. Wait, that's not even remotely true, I have four now.

The PS Bridle isn't him, obvi.
Cause I suck at taking pictures why do I even blog send help.
Dammit. Oh well.

In true princely fashion he loves this thing. He's about the same in it as the Micklem, I actually might like him a bit better because he's a little more through his right shoulder in it. I've only used it a couple times so I'm still figuring out how he feels in it as he settles down. Last night I jumped him in it (WE JUMPED! IN A LESSON! 2ft max BUT STILL) and I really liked how he felt in it. He was really nice and up in front with his nose poked out.

Provent 3.0 Racesafe Vest
I had an Aeroware Outlyne that I bought for my very first cross country vest. I got it in early 2012 and it has served me well, but I have lost quite a bit of weight over the past year so it's gotten more and more difficult to wear. I have it tightened farther than it really should be, and it's still not quite tight enough.

When I was at the Best. Event. Ever. I stopped at the Soteria Safety booth and tried on the Racesafe vests and fell in love. They're so light and comfortable, and still BETA 3 certified. They also come in so many sizes you can get a custom fit. I love the bungees on the side to tighten it. I got an adult small long (jeez, I can't believe I fit in a small...) and it fits perfectly.

Looks especially dashing in work clothes.
In my messy room.
I actually used it this weekend. I couldn't get out to the barn for two days because the weather ruined my weekend and then the horses were in for a day because the weather ruined my weekend. By the time I got to Runkle on Sunday he was wound up like only a baby rehabbing Thoroughbred can be. I put my new vest on to give me a little extra bravery before I swung a leg over.

It's awesome.

Back On Track Splint Boots
I have purple hidey boots that I flat Runkle in but I'd like another pair because they do hold some heat. It's fine for the winter but I'm assuming come spring/summer I won't want to use them anymore. Since Godzilla exists he needs to wear splint boots forever.

They're really super cute though.
Last week I was perusing the Back On Track website. I love my BOT polos, and I saw they have splint boots. I was bugging out to my barn buddy about how I needed them in my life, and lamented the fact that I'm on a spending freeze for the foreseeable future except in case of emergencies (like purple dressage coats).

SHHHH THIS MAY HAVE HAPPENED IT'S OKAY.
But since she is my barn buddy and is thereby inherently awesome, she listened to me freak out knowing she was my Secret Santa for the barn polyanna and had already bought them.

Her horse is injured right now too, so I dabble in more hand walkies.
He's way better than Runkle.
People know me too well.

Buckets
My sister got me buckets for my ~*new trailer*~ that I still need to post about and they are purple. She also got me a portable bridle rack. Then she filled the buckets with about forty bajillion mints for Runkle, it really made me laugh when I opened it.

My sister's dog wearing a Christmas crown.
She does not exactly have the Christmas joie de vivre.
You know you're a horse person when: you get excited about buckets.

The best tree we've ever had!

So I hope all of you had a lovely holiday, and Santa was good to you, or at the very least good to your ponies :)

Comments

  1. What a haul! Sounds like you have some awesome and generous people in your life.

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    1. right?? Such pretty nice things for the pony :)

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    1. it fits me like it was made for me. youre a wonderful beautiful enabler...

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  3. Whoo, sounds like an awesome Christmas haul! 😁 I giggled about being excited about buckets. Horse poeple are weird, I love it.

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  4. Last year my husband got me a mounting block and made me a free-standing saddle rack for the back of the truck. BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER. This year I got no pony prezzies. :( SO EXCITE ABOUT YOUR BUCKETS AND THE PURPLE COAT!!

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    1. NO PONY PREZZIES???

      hardly christmas at all then!!!!

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  5. I had the flu last year and it sucked. But, OMG THERE ARE PURPLE DRESSAGE COATS???! I must have one.

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    1. the internet has them. the internet has EVERYTHING.

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  6. Purple coat for the win!!!! I honestly don't remember anything besides that one 😂

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    1. that was my christmas present to myself, and it was definitely my favorite one <333

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  7. That is a heck of a haul! *grabby hands at all of it*

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    1. christmas has certainly become pony season...

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  8. If you ever decide purple is not your jam anymore, I call dibs on purple coat. Or I might randomly show up at your house, punch you in the boob and steal it.

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    1. best christmas I can remember in awhile ;P

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  10. That purple dressage coat is the best thing I've ever seen!!! :D

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    1. thank you!!! im so excited to maybe actually compete this season *googly eyes*

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  11. Oh that vest looks PROMISING! And a bucket full of mints?! Shut up, that is heaven for me AND my pony.

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    1. yeah runkle doesn't even know how excited he should be :P the vest is sweet as hell!!

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  12. Great haul! And that jacket, wow!

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    1. all my horse clothes are in the horse closet. except the jacket, which is in the regular closet with my people clothes


      ... people clothes. what am i even talking about.

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  13. I was perusing the EN write up of Convention in Dec, and there is a proposed tack change on the table. All it says is 2 PS of Sweden nosebands. So you may be able to use the pretty in dressage too. With THE COAT 😍

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  14. It was hard for me to read past not being able to taste lobster lasagna. I was really sad for you. Seriously. Lobster! I hope she makes it again for you as a consolation.
    That purple coat! I LOVE it! Looks fab with your purple hair too.
    Glad you're back to work with Runkle (and godzilla I guess).

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    1. she said she would, but my mom rarely makes anything more than once so we shall see :'(

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  15. Cmon girl we need pics of Runkle in that bridle!! Also yea. I'm weirdly obsessed with buckets. In all other aspects of my life I ask for Britas help in controlling my hoarding tendencies.... But nope I won't let her touch my bucket collection lol. #actuallycrazy

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    1. i knowwwww maybe i'll try and do it this weekend??? when theres sunlight? ish?

      aw im excited to have a kindred bucket person <3 I have two but I want four. or six. Or 7, you know one for luck.

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  16. I somehow was not following your blog. Now I am. #problemsolver

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