& The Tale of Milton: Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Letter Art: Q is for Quote

2016 letter Q

 

Technical note: Where is the line between an unattributable quote and a saying? Many of the direct quotes I found were too long, or too squishy, or too both.
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2016 Alphabet

 

P is for Polo Wraps
O is for Opinion
N is for Nature
M is for My Missing Motivation
L is for Leadline
K is for Knabstrupper
J is for Jenny’s Jodhpurs
I is for I Love You
H is for Halter
G is for Ghost Gallery
F is for Fence
E is for Eventing
D is for Do
C is for Carrot
B is for Brush
A is for Apple

2015 Alphabet

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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Greg makes the papers! I react.

Coach Kate sent us a PDF of the local Tennessee equine newspaper with coverage of the MTCC combined driving competition last month. Greg was in two photos. (Mid-South Horse Review, download August 2016, first inside page & page 22.)

Did I exclaim “Wonderful!” ?
No.

Did I say how proud I was of him?
No.

Did I ask for several copies to send brags to various parents?
Yes, but later.

My first comment?
Blog post!

Coach Kate this found funny.

My husband’s response?
“The world is a blog post.  We just get to live it.”

Related Posts
MTCC & MTPC Schooling Driving Event [25 Years in the Making, Show Report]
Previous State of the Blog [link list]

Note: newspaper post pending arrival of hard copy.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Photo class: field trip at the barn.
Objective: learning to look at the world in terms of potential photographs.

SSF photo field trip horse

SSF photo field trip peahen

SSF photo field trip grass

SSF photo field trip Claw

SSF photo field trip selfie

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Driving Thursday
Insert horse.

Insert horse.

Straps, straps, and more straps.

Straps, straps, and more straps.

Milton’s new-to-us driving harness. I remain dubious but supportive.

Louisville 2016

Saddle Seat Wednesday

Two horses from Stepping Stone showed at the World’s Championship Horse Show this year. Go Team Awesome!

ProAm 2106 shirt 2

No ribbons😦 but folks were psyched to be on the green shavings🙂. [Why Green?]

What is it about these iconic places? Even I, saddle seat heathen that I am, experienced a frisson when I saw a photo of someone I know riding with the Freedom Hall sign in the background.

Spotted at Freedom Hall

Spotted at Freedom Hall

If I were eventing, I would happily drive the extra distance to the Kentucky Horse Park to jump Baby Novice fences in the shadow of the massive Rolex obstacles.

Been There, Done That refers to these as, “opportunities to dance in the dust of the Caesars.” More Blackpool

What is your horse show mecca? Have you been?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Update, to clarify the time line:
The photo of Spotted was taken in 2014, when I went up to KY to get Milton. [Spotted on the Green Shavings, Logistics: Shipping]
The Team Awesome shirt was from Pro-Am this spring. [Show Report]

Summer Doldrums

Is anyone else fighting weird seasonal weather?

Our temps have been in the high 80s/low 90s, which is cool for an Alabama summer, but accompanied by off-the-charts humidity. Plus the daily afternoon thunderstorms which seem to be more ferocious than usual.

Granted, the boys don’t work terribly hard in the general course of things. However, I’m not even doing enough to blog about, and I can create blog posts from dust motes and baling twine.

What’s up chez vous?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

When people IRL ask me about Rodney & Milton, I don’t want to talk about it.

When people IRL don’t ask me about Rodney & Milton, I get annoyed that they are being overlooked.

My Gordian Knot of social interaction.
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Gratuitous Cat Postcard

Russia

Russia

Aug 2016 Russia caption

Aug 2016 Russia stamps

via Postcrossing

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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