Monday, May 19, 2014


I haven't been very motivated to post. I also haven't have much newsworthy going on.

I got a Technical Writing gig with Xerox. Six month contract with probable extension - so that is good. The bad is that it's an hour drive to get there - though some flextime or work from home is possible at times. I start on Weds.

I'm also probably going to board a few retirees at my house starting in July for extra income to help cover my kid's college tuition. Just waiting to get my fields baled (after it stops raining).

I was invited to be in a local parade on Saturday with Mexican riders to represent a local restaurant. All the tack and clothing (sans jeans/boots) were provided to me. It was my first parade on horseback (had only been in marching bands prior) and very likely Sam's first parade too. He did great and was perfectly fine in the parade, though he thought the pace was too slow. ;)

So here's a deluge of pictures and video from my fans. :)

Our row was from my barn, me on the outside, a trainer in the middle and our onsite worker and horse whisperer in the blue. The two other horses besides Sam are both his stallions who are half brothers (Aztecas) and are about 3 and 5yo. 

The mariachi band at the front of our contingent

We had dancers too!
Playing the part

Sam looks so handsome - love him nosebandless

Jacket off near the end when the sun came out

Three Amigos!

The end of the line!

Here's a short video of our barn group (of about 20 riders in our contingent). WARNING: Our BO is shouting in the video quite loudly - but you get to see the dancing horses and not my horse dancing, haha.

And a perfectly quiet video of Sam and I walking with a bit of Mariachi in the background.

Ride in parade bucket list, CHECK!


  1. You two looked like pros! I'm glad it all went well :)

  2. What a good boy!! Parade horses are one in a million! :)