Early Days

Blog Hop: 7 Deadly Sins

Viva Carlos

Seven great things/strengths in your riding life

  1. Hemie is just the best.
  2. Great trainer.
  3. Knowledgeable and friendly barn mates.
  4. Amazing boarding facility.
  5. I do my homework/practice between lessons.
  6. I’m organized and keep good records (including this blog!).
  7. Supportive horse husband.

Seven things you lack or covet for you or your horse

  1. Regular body work/chiropractor (for both of us!).
  2. Larger horse show savings account.
  3. Fancy/medicinal saddle pad.
  4. Nice tack trunk.
  5. Amazing boarding facility that’s closer to home.
  6. High tech XC boots.
  7. More pony time (less work time).
Seven things that make you angry
  1. People treating their horses poorly, especially blaming the horse for their mistakes.
  2. People who skimp on medical or farrier care for their horses.
  3. Over-priced things simply because they are horse-related.
  4. “Trainers” who aren’t.
  5. Vets (or any horse service providers) who are unprofessional. 
  6. The use of fear-mongering in any way, especially by equine supplement companies, trainers, etc.
  7. When show venues/organizers don’t follow the rules properly
Seven things you neglect to do or cut corners on

  1. Cleaning my tack – should do it more often.
  2. Cleaning my boots – same.
  3. Dealing with the messy piles of stuff after a show. Why does it take me 2 weeks to wash saddle pads?
  4. Grooming thoroughly when I’m running behind.
  5. Filing horsey paperwork. It sits in a pile for while first.
  6. Buying things. Even for things I need, I tend to put it off as long as possible.
  7. Stretching out Hemie. I really should do that every time, not once in a blue moon.
Seven most expensive things you own for your horse/riding
Bucket! Nom nom nom! 

  1. Hemie’s ongoing living expenses.
  2. Shows, especially registered events.
  3. Stubben Roxane jumping saddle. 
  4. Bates Isabell dressage saddle.
  5. Point-2 Air Vest.
  6. Hemie’s post purchase exam & radiographs.
  7. Hemie’s extra feed. Gosh the horse eats a lot!
Seven guilty pleasures or favorite items

  1. Giving my horse treats.
  2. Giving him his bucket after rides.
  3. Lessons. Especially the “aha!” moments.
  4. Access to great trainers to clinic with on top of my fabulous trainer.
  5. 8 arenas at my barn. Eight! All with great footing and several with lights.
  6. Serious lack of barn drama.
  7. My horse’s soundness, and squeaky clean x-rays.
Seven things you love about horses and riding.

  1. Snuggling & horsie hugs
  2. Sleeping horses
  3. Galloping
  4. Bareback rides
  5. Learning new things  
  6. Developing our skills as a team
  7. That special feeling coming through the finish flags, feeling like a winner.
  8. Bonus: horsey blog-o-sphere!

4 comments on “Blog Hop: 7 Deadly Sins

  1. Love the Bonus :)


  2. Ah, forgot to add bareback rides to my Lust list. The best.


  3. 8 arenas……nice!


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