Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stylish Award

Last month I was awarded the “Stylish Award” from follow blogger, JJ, of The Joy of Horses. I’m sorry I am taking so long to acknowledge this. I’ve been gone a lot this past month. Thank you so much, JJ, for reading my blog and thinking that I am “Stylish”. I think that is so funny because I have never felt that I was in “style” as a kid.

The rules are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award. Thank you, JJ! And I am really sorry this has taken so long to thank you!

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

OK, here are 7 things about myself:

1. I grew up in PA, now live in Nebraska, and I’m married to Tom for almost 30 years (this year), have 3 children, and 2 grandchildren, with one on the way in April.

2. I teach riding lessons and train horses, and try to teach people how to get along with horses.

3. I’m riding CTR’s, Competitive Trail Rides, now, after years at being at Quarter Horse shows with the kids. I want to add Endurance Riding this year. Maybe someday, I’ll get to Tevis.

4. I want to live in the mountains. Or at least have hills and trees around me. For those that don’t know, PA is hilly and Nebraska is flat.

5. I love flowers, photography, and the country, and everything that goes along with country living.

6. I want to get an Australian Shepherd Blue Merle Female puppy, just because I like that color and that breed!

7. Something about me…hmmm…maybe a little bit of a perfectionist, maybe a little impatient (but I’m working on that), maybe a little emotional (and more so with age), but also honest and truthful, probably to a fault. I try to look for the good and not the bad.


And for visiting my blog and leaving comments, THANKS!

Thank you, JJ of The Joy of Horses

1. Greener Pastures: A City Girl Goes Country

2. Cheryl Ann of Desert Horses

3. Sarah, of Between You, Me, and the Fencepost

4. Lisa of Laughing Orca Ranch

5. Small Farm Girl

6. Nuzzling Muzzles

7. Sam of 5 Starr’s Farm

8. Shirley of Ride a Good Horse

9. Judy of Loves Ranchlife and More

10. Own a Morgan

11. Far Side of Fifty

12. Skoog Farm

13. Rising Rainbow and Mikael of Mikael’s Mania - Arabian Horses

14. Just Another Day on the Prairie

15. Jonni of Trot on Hank

And my friends,

Sheila of Half-Broke Horses

Tammy of

And family,

My daughter Sara of The Power of a Ride

My DIL Amber of The Messick Life

THANK YOU! For reading, looking at my photos, and commenting!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Thank you. It's good to get to know you better.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Aw, thank you for considering me one of your stylish bloggers! That's sweet.

Now forget those mountains! I lived in Ferrum, Virginia where it was very hilly and mountainous. It was beautiful. But it was terrible for horsekeeping! I'm in central Virginia now where it's flatter but it's still hilly because it's Virginia. Very pretty. But I am longing to go back to Jersey where it was flat and sandy!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Oh!!! that was really nice of you ...
THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! I was very surprised.
I always enjoy your photos and stories....Thank you again Sam

JJ said...

Congratulations ;)

small farm girl said...

Thank YOU!!!!

Lori Skoog said...

Thank you for including me in your award presentation and congratulations! It was nice to find out more about you.

I appreciate your visits to my Journal.

Sarah said...

Thank you on the sharing the award! I appreciate it! You have had a very busy month, so I can't say as you were being bad to not follow through on it sooner! Hope this next month is a little calmer for you, and a little warmer too! BTW..your book find for $11...what a deal! Can't beat that!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for the award! I do appreciate it! After reading about your February on the road, I was exhausted..what an ordeal..the best laid plans sometimes don't work out..I bet you were happy to be back home:)


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