Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hello, Hollywood?

So, after Wednesday night's broadcast of Rock Center that featured the amazing and heart-wrenching story of Boyd and Neville, it would appear that Hollywood is calling, and they are calling for a Neville-look-alike (a Neville-look-alike, with attitude). Enter, EDDIE....

Could he be Neville???

Eddie can run!

Eddie can jump!

Eddie's got star quality!

Eddie's got attitude!

With a face like that, the phone will be ringing off the hook. It's just a matter of time.....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Will you......

....still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm --- 33?" 

Birthday party!

Carrot-molasses shreds and Ultium mash. Miller is the official taste-tester. 

Carrots inhaled. New fly mask is a perfect fit!

Quality time on a special day.

Yes, I still need you. And, YES, I still feed you! Luzaz turns 33 years old today and we had a little birthday celebration with him that included a "cake," candles, and a birthday present. He got a brand new fly mask. :-) Happy Birthday, Luzaz! Until next year......

Me and Luzaz, in our prime....

Combined Test at the Biltmore House, with our
official photographer/cheerleader/show dad!

The ultimate "Pony Club" pony!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mud 'n' Muck

Let's talk about rain shoes. 

Charlie rain boots, available at Anthropologie

I am done with the cheap, plastic-y, low-quality rubber muck boots I've had the past few years. Although they are very cute (polka dots! pink boots decorated with little brown galloping ponies!) and inexpensive, they have been full of cracks and holes, under average amounts of use, long before the mud season is over. We haven't had a lot of mud around here, but we have had enough rain to produce frequent wet grass and soggy pastures that I trudge through in the daily barn routine. I'm so tired of pulling on knee socks and old, worn-out tennis shoes. I refuse to go back to the hole-y rain boots left over from this past winter. And, although simple flip-flops are affordable, waterproof, and easy to step into, they are not exactly the "barn shoes" widely endorsed by responsible horse owners. 

I saw this great post on Charleston Grit recently and I was encouraged by the variety of cute options in water/mud resistant footwear. So many styles, colors, and choices! As much as I like the wedges, I am pretty sure I would hurt myself in those while climbing the rickety aluminum ladder into my hay loft to pitch hay each morning. The black boots are adorable, although too much like winter wear to be fun in the summer. But, the ballet flats are intriguing. I may need to look into this exciting new development and make a purchase soon!

Florence rain flats, available at Anthropologie