That Summer Ammy Life

Frankie and I are living the ammy life hardcore these days, yo.

Twice a week, AT hops on and reminds Francis that he knows how to do fancy things. A couple other times a week, his mother hops on and does her best to uninstall all fancy things by letting him toodle.

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He’s extra happy to see me these days because he knows it entails little to no effort

Every so often my schedule actually allows a lesson and I lean entirely on Frankie’s willingness to cart me around with very little input. Bless his education because heaven knows I’m not helping him out that much these days.

We’re going to shows and doing the 3′ where Frankie can jump from literally any distances without having to work at it. Thankfully. And we’re spending time in rings that don’t require us too move too fast because we’re both hot and lazy and out of shape.

It could not be more of a contrast to where we were last year: conditioning intensely, schooling 1.20m+, firing on all cylinders. It looks a lot more like grazing in the sun, walking around the pastures and calling it a “hill set,” and getting pictures from my barn friends of Frankie enjoying his naps when I’m stuck doing schoolwork.

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A lot of views of this chonkasaurus

I love that he can fire up and be my fancy prancy show pony, but I’m eternally grateful for my steady-Eddie, easy-going, happy-to-chill bud. He is the ultimate ammy packer and we’re having a wonderfully relaxing and fun summer so far.

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With plenty of naps.
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Wordless Wednesday- Shadows

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Enjoying the sunny summer days with my gigantic Cookie Monster Lovebug Mare

PS- Work has really picked up lately, leading to some late nights and less free time. Hooray for promotions! But I pinky promise that I’ll be much more active once I’m over this hump. Missing all you lovely people, and can’t wait to catch up on all your recent adventures.

De-nial Isn’t Just a River in Egypt

It’s now officially been a week since I’ve been on a horse due to the snow and cold, so I’m going to escape from reality and look at these pictures of warm activities throughout the years.

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Rollerblading with Mom and being warm.
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Going to senior prom and being warm.
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Traveling to Italy with Mom and being warm.
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Standing on a Mayan pyramid and being warm.
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Hanging out in Raleigh in August and being totally warm.
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Standing next to a gigantic flower and being SO ENTIRELY WARM.

I’m going to go think warm thoughts and pretend that I’m not wearing two sweatshirts just to stay somewhat warm.