Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blessed are the broodmares

Pecan Creek's Musique (Section B Welsh)

In that same batch of film that I found the other day, there were a few good pictures of the mommas. Of course, they're not just broodmares. They've each taught countless children to ride. Madoc Erian was a Reserve Nat'l Champion Driving mare (I think I got that right), and was also trained through 2nd level dressage. Her full sister, Madoc Rhiannon, has done Pony Club and gets pulled out of the field whenever anyone needs an extra competition mount. And Pecan Creek's Musique.. well.. I remember her way back when (14 years ago?) at the First Coast Hunter Jumper Shows. My friend Kelly and I thought she was the most beautiful pony we'd ever seen.

Madoc Rhiannon (Welsh Cob)

Madoc Erian (Welsh Cob)

These mares will never want - they're loved by many. That makes me so happy.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The usual suspects


This morning, as I was waking up, I had an epiphany. There was at least one roll of film *somewhere* in the house that had pony pictures on it from almost 18 months ago. I scrambled out of bed, determined to find them. I do like pony pictures. ;)

I was happily surprised to find the film moments later, in a box in my closet that had yet to be unpacked. Even more happily, the film had buddies. 2, in fact!

Here are some of my favorites from the found-again and finally-developed film. Nothing spectacular, but it makes me all warm and fuzzy to see my boys again.

Bogart (Moosie)

Eddie (Happy Birthday!)


Friday, March 21, 2008

Life's been busy! While I like that, it sure doesn't leave me with a lot of time for blogging.

I've finally found a job - and a science job, at that! Not as cool as working for the Smithsonian with the Przewalski horses (a girl can dream!), but interesting nonetheless. And hey, check out our Chief of Security:

Cute, isn't he? That's him letting loose after a long day in the lab - normally he's hard at work making sure the delivery men and women leave the correct packages and pay the "biscuit" toll.

The best part is that it's a small business owned by one of the women who works there. Everyone's smart, does what they do well, and takes pride in their work. I *love* not working for someone I'll never meet, or worse: someone who can never take the time to remember my name.

In other news, this:

is no longer an accurate shot of what I see when I look out the window. Yay! Of course, it's not nearly as warm as I'd like yet.. but I'll settle for the 50's. It's actually pretty decent riding weather (when there aren't 30+ mph winds). I just can't wait to break out the tank tops, skirts, and flip flops again. I'll take sweat over goosebumps and chilblains anyday.

One of the many ways the oh-so-helpful Squirrel helps me stay warm.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ravelry rocks!

Rav has been voted a top 10 Web App! It's in incredible company...


Casey and Jess are my heroes!