Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OMG! A new post!!!

Greetings Bloggy World!

Enough people have asked whether I'm still alive (I am!) that I figured I'd better get off my sorry butt and actually post to reassure everyone that everyone at Wyvern Oaks is OK. Truly, I never intended to take a three-month blogging hiatus, but it's been the strangest thing - I just haven't felt like blogging. At all. It's not that I don't have anything to say. It's not even that I don't have time. It's just that I haven't really been driven to sit down and write. For three months. Whoops.

Let's go with the reader's digest version of what's happened since I last posted:

  • Cash and Red are doing great. Red continues to be put out by what he considers "boring" rides to keep others company, but Cash is happy to go on his weekly short hacks.
  • Paddy is coming back from a soft tissue injury in his RF that happened about three months ago. We're up to trotting 20 minutes daily on a hard surface in straight lines, and this week we get to add big circles and smooth corners. I. Am. So. Bored. Those of you who have rehabbed s/t injuries will know my pain.
  • Paddy's new custom saddle and bridle arrived and they are AWESOMESAUCE. Let me just say that having a saddle custom fitted to your pelvis and leg, not to mention your horse's back and girth spot, is the best thing ever. I have never felt so solid and secure, and NOT been fighting my tack. So nice!
  • I pimped out some fly bonnets for Connor over at Cob Jockey and Ramone over at Viva Carlos. Bling EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Hubby and I went to Australia for a jousting tournament, and while I was there, I got to meet Alicia and Romany over at The Young Horse Experience. She took us on an amazing trail ride through the Australian bush, and let me just say that Rommey is the CUTEST THING EVAR. Also, he's very large when you're used to a Haffie. ;)

As for blogging... I think I'm back! I've missed you guys!

Consider this a drive-by post. More details to come...

36 comments:

  1. I've missed you and Paddy! Sounds like it was a great three months, except for his injury. I hope he heals up soon enough.

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! It's been good!

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  2. I missed you a lot. And was wondering about the Paddykins. Jousting in Australia sounds awesome!! Glad you are back.

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    1. Jousting in Australia was pretty cool. More on that soon!

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  3. I feel your pain with soft tissue injuries!! Rico had a DDFT, suspensory, and check (and the DDFT was rehabbed several times). They never get easier or more fun. Fingers crossed Paddy comes back stronger than ever :) and yay new fancy tack!!

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    1. OMG you have had the WORST luck with s/t injuries! This is my first, by some miracle. Let's hope it's the last one too!

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  4. wow a trip to Australia totally warrants blogging silence - what an experience! :)
    Hope the healing process continues in good stead and glad to hear the others are in good health :)

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  5. Hooray! Welcome back, we've missed you and Sir Paddington :)

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    1. D'aww... I was keeping up with your blog :)

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  6. I've missed you! Sorry to hear about Paddy's injury, but glad he is on the mend.
    And Australia!! How awesome is that?
    Looking forward to more posts :)

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    1. Allison, I'll try to provide more Haffie goodness soon!

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  7. YAY! You're back! I've missed you and the Haffie!

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    1. Thanks! I think the Haffie has missed his fan club. :)

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  8. Glad you're OK. Though soft tissue injuries are a real PITA. Hope Paddy is 100% very soon.

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    1. He's coming back well, so fingers crossed!

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  9. Woo glad you're back! Even though I knew you didn't die :)

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  10. Welcome back! You have my sympathies with rehabbing soft tissue. The worst.

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    1. No fun for sure. So. Much. Boring.

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  11. Boo injury.

    Totes jealous of the Australia trip though. Welcome back!

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    1. Injuries are no fun for sure. Silly Haffie!

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  12. So glad to hear from you. I know exactly what you mean about the blogging. I took a long break too - it had started to feel like homework - but I came back because I missed all the nice people.
    Looking forward to hearing more about the custom saddle!

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    1. Ahhh, the saddle deserves several posts. It's like a couch for my butt. So nice!

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  13. Missed you too - glad you're back! Looking forward to hearing more about down under. Sending healing thoughts to His Adorableness.

    Hoping to get back to posting soon too... took a similar break for similar reasons. :D

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    1. Yeah there's no point in blogging if it feels like homework. Glad you're ok though - good to hear from you!

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  14. Drive by, snort. Now you know that I am going through my 'saved to comment on later' posts in reverse chronological order. Oh well.

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    1. I'm slightly afraid that Paddy actually wants to learn how to drive. He was definitely contemplating how he could get in the car when that pic was taken!

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