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  • Blog exchange!!!

    Hi everyone! I keep seeing blogs in signature lines... thought it would be fun to start a blog-swap thread! Post a little intro of yourself and a link to your blog, I would love to check them out!

    Here is my horse Pie's blog, a training journal mostly

    Looking forward to reading & linking to your blogs!!
    Founder & President, Dapplebay, Inc.
    Creative Director, Equestrian Culture Magazine
    Take us to print!

  • #2
    I write about the various CANTER Mid Atlantic horses that I am retraining here- http://dixierumble.wordpress.com/ It's an illustration of the retraining process through pictures and videos. We show them from arrival until they are rehomed. I sometimes write about track visits and horses on our layup farm as well.


    • #3
      Great idea - thanks! I love reading other people's training blogs. maybe somebody on here can help me post pictures to mine.

      here's mine: http://irishendurancesports.blogspot.com/

      It's also a training blog - I use it to help me guage my progress, especially when I think I haven't made any, and to help solidify things I learn in training in my mind. It started off being about both my horses, but sadly Sam has left me for a new mom, so now it's just about Oliver.

      Intro: I am a lower level rider and will forever be a lower level rider, both by choice and by ability. Pony is a red-headed Trakehner gelding who's registered Oldenburg (?), 9 years old, and in the running for the Sandhill's oldest greenie. Due to no fault of his own, we are still at BN, but plan on moving up in the very near future. I have been eventing for over ten years, pony has evented for 3.
      "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

      So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


      • #4
        I consider myself an adult amateur as I have a day job, but gave up my amateur status a couple years ago when I was teaching a couple lessons in exchange for lessons. I started blogging in 2008 when I was riding 2 horses down in Florida and my friends wanted to know how it was going. The blog now is mostly horses, but also includes running and random musings on life.

        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


        • #5

          I compete my 15.1, 9 year old, PMU rescue, Ben, at Novice, we're hoping for a Training move up this coming season, and hopefully an eventual Prelim move up. I guess you would call it a training journal but I often ramble on about other horse/eventing related topics Great thread!


          • #6
            Hmm... might as well.

            This blog was about two UL jumpers (one horse and one rider) transitioning to eventing. We competed successfully up to CCI1* and were about to move up to Intermediate when my mount had a suspensory injury. It is now about the tail end of that rehab process along with bringing along my homebred 3 yo from scratch to UL competition. Often times I will talk about my training practices, lessons from various team riders, and troubleshooting issues with greenies, complete with pictures and videos.
            Pacific Coast Eventing
            Standing Yeager GF


            • #7
              I am a once and former organizer, and currently: owner of an advanced level eventer, owner of a novice eventer, wife of a rider of the novice eventer, and a combined driver at preliminary level.

              My blog (sadly in need of being updated - maybe this will spur me on!) is http://amiddle-agedmadwomantakesthereins.blogspot.com

              It's mostly about our horses, and few other things we do. I will be adding my experiences at the team manager for the national junior polocrosse team as we travel to New South Wales Australia this summer, as well as my continued struggle to teach a middle aged pony how to achieve left bend.



              • #8
                I am adult ammie, finishing up my second stint in college this coming spring. Right now I'm in Area V, but I'll be moving up to Area II after graduating. About to move up to my first Advanced in February. I generally write about balancing school/riding and will continue to write about the balance it takes, as well as anything and everything horse related.



                • Original Poster

                  Awesome! Thanks everyone!!!
                  Founder & President, Dapplebay, Inc.
                  Creative Director, Equestrian Culture Magazine
                  Take us to print!


                  • #10
                    I am poor and started eventing last year. Poor Woman Showing.
                    R.I.P. Eagles Hill. 4/6/00-12/10/11.


                    • #11
                      I follow

                      Scubed and JFCeventing's blogs to date... and looks like I might be adding some more.

                      Mine is mostly eventing but kind of runs the gamet... foxhunting, life, lessons, jumping, family rants, etc.

                      I try to write about something that is on my mind that moment... Like this weeks was about having a Twenty-Something have fun on my exuberant mare.


                      I am a Novice Master (over 50) Rider with the intentions of moving up to Training this year (after I find my lost confidence) and with the goals of Prelim.

                      Thanks for sharing your blogs...
                      Live, Laugh, Love


                      • #12
                        I am a working student for a BNT with two UL competition horses that I got as greenies. One is injured so it is some updates on him, and the other is currently down in FL with my trainer while I recover from a broken leg. So, part training and show journal, part musings from the sofa, and some horse stories from the last few years.

                        Skipjack Eventing


                        • #13
                          Mine is the training chronicles of Felix, my FjordX gelding, plus whatever other drivel I happen to want to talk about today. I try to post weekly, but it doesn't always happen! www.felixfjord.blogspot.com


                          • #14
                            I write generally about training my Arabian mare, my $500. wonder pony Joy. We went to our first horse trial last year and loved it, so will be getting more experience at BN next year. I have had Joy since she was a yearling and have done all her training myself so I am pretty proud I can take her out and have her be a good girl.

                            I am currently pregnant so I have been posting less horse stuff and more general life/baby/farm stuff, but as I am able to ride more that will change.

                            for more Joy then you can handle


                            • #15
                              My blog is Equine Ink. I'm a foxhunter so my blog touches on that but mostly it's a way for me to write about anything that inspires me.

                              Every month I host the Blog Carnival of Horses where I publish posts from any and all horse related blogs. It's a free way to get some added visibility for your blog and a great way to either find new readers or find new blogs. Feel free to submit your posts here.

                              As for me, I'm a 50-something rider who dabbled in dressage and eventing and finally found a permanent home out in the hunt field (with CANTEREOIN -- we hunt together!) I have an OTTB that I restarted myself who has turned into a really fun ride.

                              As someone who writes about technology for a living, I really enjoy the chance to write about something that is more fun!

                              I have two other semi-blogs that are horse related: TackGuru is a review site where I write about the products I like (and dislike) and EquestrianHow2 is a new site where I try to answer the questions I hear all the time.
                              Equine Ink - My soapbox for equestrian writings & reviews.
                              EquestrianHow2 - Operating instructions for your horse.


                              • #16
                                Sure, I will shamelessly hawk my wares:

                                I'm an adult amateur in Area II and my blog focuses on the journey with my horses. I had to retire my competition partner last year indefinitely, and I now also have a 6 yo OTTB who is learning the ropes. I write it as part training journal but a big part is for all the people out there like me, trying to make it on their own with no money and no staff, related or otherwise. You can do it, even though the path might not be an easy one, and you can achieve meaningful goals.

                                Life doesn't have perfect footing.

                                Bloggily entertain yourself with our adventures (and disasters):
                                We Are Flying Solo


                                • #17
                                  I'm kind of a do-nothing with my horse, but, here goes.

                                  I'm 30, an adult semi-re-rider, with a coming-8 y/o SFxTB mare, redheaded in every way. I've had her for 4 years and broke her myself, and with some finessing from trainers, we are learning more and more all the time. The goal is to do some HTs/schooling shows of all sorts this year, although baby baby ones will be necessary because of her perpetual greenitude (my fault) and my unfounded anxieties (my fault).

                                  Not much going on right now because we have no indoor arena :-\

                                  The Little Red Mare: French Curve

                                  and my non-horse blog: oh, rebecca!


                                  • #18
                                    Here's mine.


                                    It's mostly about my life with horses and life as a barn manager for a busy, busy barn. And life in general when it is full of horses and dogs and whatnot (as the current post shows! ) When I'm competing, it has a lot about that and the training, conditioning, frustrations and highs of it, and it also has some general random stuff in it, too. I was really bad with it last year, but have picked back up with it in the last few weeks. I love writing, so it is a nice outlet for that. I'm always baffled why I don't do it more after a long dry spell.


                                    • #19
                                      Mine is http://eventer4life.wordpress.com
                                      I don't post often, but when I do I write about competitions, lessons, etc. I have two horses moving up to Preliminary. Basically, a lot of pictures/videos with some words mixed in (:


                                      • #20
                                        I need to update mine, but here it is! http://anniegreensprings.wordpress.com
                                        "Red on the right, white on the left, insanity in the middle."