Follow Friday: Young Hip and Horsey

Since things have been at a bit of a standstill with the weather not wanting to cooperate, I thought it might be fun to do a blog post to spotlight another horsey blogger that I follow. The blog is younghipandhorsey.com and is written by a lady named Poppy who documents her own horsey journey with her Welsh Cob Pony, Pea. Ok…..first of all, how much cuter could you get? Poppy and Pea? Love it!!

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10 Ideas for Horse Blog Topics

Ok friends….I’m not gonna lie. Sometimes it’s REALLY hard to find something to write about when blogging. When life is busy and you have plenty to do and say, it can be easy to let it flow out of you and onto your computer screen. But right now, between the weather and being in a holding pattern with selling my horse and finding another one, I have a hard time finding something every week to blog about. The more I thought about it, the more I figured other horse bloggers out there have the same problem as me. So here are a few ideas for horse blog topics for you to write about.

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Equestrian Winter Essentials

This is probably THE most appropriate week to write this post since it’s below zero in Indiana and feels like a frozen tundra!! For the last few years, I’ve slowly figured out that if you want to keep your toes when you’re working out in the barn in the wintertime, it’s best to start stocking up on some really good winter gear to keep you warm and toasty, even when it’s absolutely freezing outside. The first year that I had a horse and started taking my share of cleaning stalls, I muddled through the winter, because I was too cheap to actually buy what I needed. So I stuck with my fuzzy socks and thermals under my jeans. It worked, but I was still freezing my tookus off….

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Riding Lessons with Teddy

Last week, I was able to have my first ride on Teddy, my niece Aubrey’s horse. If you’ve been following the blog, you may have seen Teddy in previous posts when I’ve written about Aubrey showing him. He’s a great little horse, but Aubrey is getting to the point in her riding where she is out growing him a bit and has been more recently riding Blitz, my mother-in-love’s horse. Can’t help but say I’m a little jealous of my nieces in that they’ve been riding for a long time and both of them are great little riders. I, on the other hand, have a long way to catch up, and hopefully Teddy will help me do that.

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The Journey To A Balanced Seat

I really get jealous sometimes of people that have been riding forever. I know you have to start somewhere, but it’s easier being where you want to be and looking back at where you were than it is to struggle through the journey. When I look at where I am right now in my own journey, I really envy riders that have great balance. You know the ones I’m talking about! The riders that look like they just naturally have the feel for their horse and they automatically move as one. The ones that look like riding a horse is simple…

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2019: A Fresh Start All Around….Setting Goals for the Year and An Announcement….

There are two ways to look at how you celebrate New Years. You’re either the “new year, new me” type or the “why should I set goals and put pressure on myself” type. Personally, I’m a little bit of both. I love to set goals for myself to take on through the year to try to better myself as a human being. However, when things go awry when I’m attempting to do that, I always wonder why I put the extra pressure on myself in the first place. There’s a good reason to set goals and put a little bit of pressure on yourself. If there is no pressure, there is no change. So I suppose if you’re happy with things the way they are (and seriously, let us know the secret if that is the case!), there’s no need for it. But we’re human so……………

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Equestrian Book Review: Confessions of a Timid Rider, by Heather Wallace

A few months ago when I went out to the barn, my mother-in-love sent me home with her copy of Arabian Horse Times.  In it, there was an article dedicated to women over the age of 50 who were still very much riding their horses despite a fear that was instilled in them by whatever experience they had had in the past.  Sheryl thought it would be beneficial for me to read it since I’ve had some issues with fear and decreased self confidence.  Granted, I am not a lady over the age of 50, but there is definitely a fear in me of falling off and messing up my hip replacement or worse.  Plus, who in the world WANTS to fall off of their horse?  I can’t imagine anyone relishes that feeling, but I digress…..

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Sasha: The Rescue Dog Who Rescued Me

I thought I’d switch things up a little today friends.  Where this is mainly a blog concerning all things horses, I’m a boxer lover and occasionally, they have to make an appearance!  If you follow me on social media, you know that I have a rescued boxer girl named Sasha.  She’s a funny little dog that we rescued almost one year ago and who inadvertently rescued me as well….but then again, don’t all rescue dogs actually rescue the human?

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