lurath: teephs (Delisnow)
I just had the BEST arena-ride. I've decided that I basically love my fleece breeches. Plus, I actually like the (fake) leather that goes all the way up to just UNDER my bum cheeks. It's very grippy but I don't feel like someone is grabbing my ass. Now I need to find my fleece-lined riding gloves.

The good news is that we cantered under saddle and she felt balanced and strong on that weaker lead! This is GREAT, because it means the rehabilitation really is working. And she was very attentive and moved off my leg so nicely, which was a treat. I also decided that our canter work is going to be done in a half-seat (since a real 2-point is impossible in my deep dressage saddle) because then we stay out of each others way. She picks up the canter much more comfortably and is getting used to the feeling of me being more forwardly balanced. For some reason I felt really balanced and with her today too — which is maybe why she was so responsive?

Oh, and it started snowing as I hopped off her. Lovely thick flakes that melted when they hit the ground. I still get ridiculously excited when it snows. Of course, now it's just freezing rain.

It's less exciting now that I'm home and I'm having to deal with our thermostat being broken. It's 50 degrees in the house (38 outside, so it is still warmer in here) so I'm a BIT chilly. Luckily I have a space heater I can sit next to while I study and waste electricity while I do.

I LOVE living here! It's so neat having occasional snow.
lurath: teephs (chestnut mare)
From Fall 2010

It's been a whirlwind of a week. She's there, she's safe. There are still a number of things making me anxious. I hope I'm overreacting (I usually do when it comes to the safety and well being of my beloved hawk-mare).

More updates and a blog update later when I take my study break. I am DETERMINED to get school work done today so the rest of my week will be more productive and less stressful.

Oh, and I did take her out on the trails today (in hand) and she LOVED THEM.
lurath: teephs (Fancy Deli)
Anybody know of an ear net THING that will fit a horse with Arabian ears? I've seriously tried several of these things and the ears are all 1-2 inches too big for Deli's ears. These from Dover are the only ones with actual sizing, but I've tried a medium on her and it was still 1 inch too big. Ironically her ears are slightly too WIDE for this one too. I should seriously just make one myself... it can't be that hard and then I can get a snazzy color.

Little blood sucking beasts need to STOP eating her ears.

Ironically everyone up here is complaining about the flies, but compared to California there is NO comparison. I'd say there are about 1/5th the flies at the worst times. There are some big honking horse flies though and those little blood suckers that drive me nuts.
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Here is a non-artsy picture of my backyard so you can appreciate some of what I have to work with. See the path? That goes down to our compost and lower veggie bed.
From Spring2010

More artsy ones under here... )

I'll be processing some more as the day goes on and potentially adding more. Mostly macro stuff because I've been limited to my backyard these past two weeks. Also, if you want to comment on my DeviantART account that would be awesome too, since I try and upload what I think are the better photos there for critique too.
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Ecstatic! I just got my acceptance letter from Lewis & Clark! And they are offering me a nice scholarship like Willamette, also due to my stellar undergrad GPA.

Willamette: $22,000 (more expensive school to attend)
L&C: 17,000 (nice!)

Looks like money may be less of a problem than I was worrying about.

Now if I get into UoO I'll be in my top 3 schools. Would be nice to get into UoW too... but my heart is sorta set on living in Oregon. That and I slapped together my UoW application when I did my Davis application.

[ profile] donnajean2277 you're going to have to give me the low-down!


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