Saturday, July 4, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Honest Scrap Award

It seems I’ve been triply honored. Three very kind bloggers have bestowed the Honest Scrap Award on me.

First, we have Once Upon an Equine who after years away from horses has been able to realize her dream of owning her own horses and now has two, Misty a Percheron mare and Marley a Norwegian Fjord gelding. Second is Horse of Course who is Swedish but lives in Norway. She has a beautiful talented mare Fame she is training and has some great stories and interesting rides. Third and last is Marissa whose blog Tucker the Wunderkind is a blog I just started to follow. Her horse is adorable. Check out her blog when you get the chance and see what the two of them are up to these days.

The Honest Scrap award comes with a few fun rules that recipients must follow.

  1. Recognize your award presenter and link back to their blog in your post.
  2. List 10 honest things about yourself.
  3. Present this award to 10 admirable bloggers and link to their blogs.
  4. Leave a comment on your recipients' blogs to let them know to visit your post to retrieve their award.

Honest Scrap Award

Ten things about me that you most likely don’t know

I’m an optimist. The glass is usually half-full.

I’d rather clean the barn than the house.

I would rather be outside than stuck inside any day.

I like gardening and planting beautiful flowers and enjoying whatever else Mother Nature has to offer in each season of the year. Autumn and Spring are my favorite seasons.

One of my favorite trips included the Grand Canyon, The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, the Southwest deserts and their vibrant colors and rock formations are awesome sights.

A challenging course of jumps in Equitation classes was always one of my favorite parts of riding, especially if you were lucky enough to be called back for the test.

For 15 years, I rode a 17’2 hand Dutch Warmblood and before that, a 16’2 paint. Seems I’ve always had horses on the larger side. Now that I’m riding again and Dusty is my horse of choice because she’s sane and mostly dependable ( I can depend on her to be very opinionated) at 15’1 or 15’2 hands I feel like I am riding the pony I never had as a child. Dusty has been a lot of fun so far, she is still green and we have a lot to learn together, I just have to get used to riding an under-tall horse even if she is a tank.

I’ve been told I drive a little too fast sometimes, usually by intolerant state troopers with little or no sense of humor.

Cooking is one of my least favorite things to do.

Native American Indian history is one of my favorite cultures to study.

Finally, I’ve been known to swear like a pirate, most times while driving. This is more than likely due to men in spandex…on bikes… riding 3 or 4 abreast and refusing to move as if’ Team Testicle’ owns the road. Might I suggest that if you really feel the need to wear tights and a helmet, get a horse at least you’ll be off the roads. Does it sound as if I may need anger management classes?

Now on to passing this award to ten admirable bloggers. This is always hard since there are so many deserving blogs out there. I’ll just try to pick the ones that I think have not received this particular award yet.

Teachings of the Horse

I Will Jump Sweet Jumps

Horses of Follywoods

Glenshee Equestrian


The Literary Horse

Hoofbeats and Paw Prints

Less Is More

A Bay Horse

Copper Pony’s Cowgirl

Until next time

Quote for Today

Ride a wild horse
against the sky-
hold tight to his wings
before you die
whatever else you leave undone
once ride a wild horse
into the sun.

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