Archive for the "Ramblings" Category

DSCN4480-sm3August 22, 2011 – You would think I live the busy life of a horse mom or something by the lack of “ramblings” I have posted here. Oh ya… that’s right… I am a busy horse mom… not to mention entrepreneur, wife, mother and Jill of all trades. And this summer seems to be busier than any other summer that I can remember. Read the rest of this entry »

DSCN2814-sm,April 24, 2011 – Happy Easter, everyone! I don’t know about you but the longer, warmer (and sometimes dryer) days means spending more time with the horses and it really lift my spirits… even the bad things don’t seem so bad. So, today’s blog is all about the last week or so’s events and how we got through some of the issues and smiled through the good things. Read the rest of this entry »

DSCN5795-smFebruary 10, 2011 – Wow… I just realized it has been weeks since I have done an update on my blog. I am sooo sorry about that. I have just been so slammed with work and life in general. I did write a blog post a couple of weeks ago but I never published it. It was basically outlining a health issue that I am faced with right now (don’t worry… not life threatening) but then I decided that I didn’t need to burden anyone with that so it is sitting in my draft folder for now. Perhaps I will share one day but for right now, I will just hold off and only share the usual updates on the horses and other things that are on the go. Read the rest of this entry »

SAM_0457-smJuly 19, 2010 – Howdy everyone… how’s your summer going so far? We are having a pretty good summer here at Shady Ridge. The weather was pretty darn hot again this past week and only a little bit of rain. Some places in Southern Ontario got lots of rain and some pretty wild storms but they all seem to be detouring around us. The clouds are producing some beautiful sunsets(and you know how much I love a good sunset)  but we could really use some rain! We are having the type of summer that we haven’t seen in a number of years with a lot of heat and fairly dry. A lot of people have been wishing for this type of weather but me… not so much 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

Alyssa-Aullie-smJuly 12, 2010 – First… I’m so sorry for not getting an update out last week. I’ve had a number of  subscribers ask me how come I didn’t do a post last week. In truth, I just didn’t feel like it…LOL  I was wiped out after spending a hot day over at Teen Ranch watching Alyssa and her new horse Aullie (they rocked it, btw :-)) and then coming home to laundry, grocery shopping, outside work, etc. so I just was in one of those moods where all I wanted to do was play a game on my computer while I vegged in front of the TV. So, my sincere apologies to everyone for not getting an update done. I will try not to let that happen again but I can’t promise, especially during the summer, as we always have so much on the go. And congrats to Alyssa on a great showing with Aullie! Read the rest of this entry »

June 22, 2010 – Summer has finally arrived but the summer weather, and summer plans, started long before the official season formally arrived. It was wonderful weather, for the most part, last week which has given the girls and horses an opportunity to get in some more in-the-saddle time. They didn’t get off the property last week (they… being the horses, that is) but they each had a good amount of time here to do some work (in between rainy episodes). Read the rest of this entry »

IMG_2080-smJune 7, 2010 – It has been a really hot spring here in southern Ontario but last week we finally got some rain and the grass and plants are loving it.  I am not so sure that the horses like it. There are no bugs biting them when it’s raining but do they like to stand out there with the rain soaking them? I imagine that when the temperatures are high, they welcome the rain but what about other times? To me, they just don’t look like they are enjoying it. Read the rest of this entry »

June 1, 2010 – Phew… what a hot week it was around here last week! It was one of those kinds of weeks when you walk out the door and wham!… a wall of heat hits ya. Yuck! We usually have nice temperatures in May but this past week we even had heat alerts… it was sweltering. Is this a sign of things to come? Is this summer going to be a scorcher? I hope not and imagine the horses hope it isn’t either… the poor things were sweating just standing in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Megan-Charlie3-smMay 24, 2010 – Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadian horse lovers. And since I decided to spend time with friends and family instead of working today, I also set aside some time to update you on our past week here at Shady Ridge. Did I mention how well the girls and horses did at last weeks in-house show at Greyden? LOL Yeah… I guess I did gush a little in my last post but I am just so proud of both horses and Megan & Harley (not to mention everyone at Greyden… it was a wonderful day!). Read the rest of this entry »

IMG_1875-smMay 2, 2010 – It’s been a week of changes this past week. Ok… maybe just one actual change but there were also some gradual differences around here that made for an eventful week. First and foremost, the sand ring is now ready to get a half decent ride on it. There was supposed to be another load of sand put down but after the girls rode in it, we realized that it was a little too deep in some areas so Eric is just going to spread out the sand we already have to fill in the last bit that needs it. (See a video of them all jumping) Read the rest of this entry »