-You have to link back to the blogs that nominated you. -Answer 11 questions and state 11 random facts about yourself -Come up with 11 more questions and nominate 11 more.
I'm not sure I can nominate 11 more! I think everyone has probably been nominated at this point. But I will try!
1. I have a horrible problem with water getting in my ears. So bad that it happens from simply showering sometimes! And then I can't hear for a month.
2. I absolutely love pitbulls!
3. I've never fallen off Amber, and I refuse to talk about it or state that fact to anyone because I will jinx my streak. Probably screwed myself just now.
4. I have several dime-size purpleish blue spots on my right shoulder, which I've had since I was very young, and I have no idea what they are. Even a dermatologist I went to didn't know.
5. I've had my lip pierced 5 times! Not all at once, mind you.
6. Chinese and Mexican are my favorite foods, ever.
7. I don't believe in ghosts.
8. I accidentally killed my pet hamster when I was a child. And lied to my mother about it's untimely death!
9. I always eat egg & cheese biscuits from McDonalds for breakfast. Just egg and cheese, nothing else. Doesn't sound good, but it's pretty freaking awesome. Although not very healthy.
10. I didn't drink for my 21st birthday!
11. It takes 6 alarms to wake me up in the morning.
1. What's the last book you read cover-to-cover?
Little House in the Big Woods - I was being a bit nostalgic of my childhood, where I read everything I could get my hands on, and the little house books were my favorites. 2. Have you ever broken a bone, and if so how?
I had a hairline crack in my arm, that still bothers me today, and a crushed - yes, crushed, as the doctor put it, my left pinky finger, at the joint where it joints with the carpal bone. This was the result of me falling off a horse, and falling on my arm when I landed. He tripped because we were following some of my friends in some crappy footing going like a bat out of hell. I was 14, and a moron.
3. If you could chose any super-power, what would it be?
4. What would you change about the horse world that doesn't have to do with animal abuse or money?
I think some sort of license should be required for horse ownership. People get into horse ownership with good intentions simply having no clue how much it entails. Nothing that would demand everyone be experts to own, just something that says the person has a fairly good understanding of how to safety and properly keep a healthy horse. And if you didn't have such a license you would have to keep your horse with/work with a licensed professional.
5. What are those 'Baby on Board' signs for cars really for? Nobody have ever been able to give me a satisfying answer.
Because I was totally going to plow into the side of their car, but since there is a baby on board I'll just run into someone else.
6. What are your 3 favourite words?
Twilight (NO reference to the Twilight Saga!), Fossil, Ocean
7. What's the most 'out there' thing you believe in?
I don't really believe this, because honestly, I don't believe in anything that's really "out there", but sometimes I wonder about reincarnation. Or maybe memories of our ancestors being remembered by us.
8. Describe the last time you laughed out loud.
When my dad was making fun of the fact that I said "Hello Kitty shit".
9. Mares, geldings or stallions?
Mares. Though they be witchy, they have such personality and wit!
10. Who would you most like to go on a trail ride with?
My boyfriend, but alas, we have no packers for him at our barn, and he can't ride worth a hill of beans.
11. What's the most ridiculous thing you've bought for riding or horses?
Hmm. I have never really bought anything too ridiculous but I do have 8 saddle pads and ear nets to match them all.
1. If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. Have you ever been out of the country that you live in?
3. What's your job, do you like it?
I'm a kennel assistant at a small animal vet clinic. I love it! It can be stressful at times, but I have the best coworkers and bosses ever. And most of our animals are wonderful. I also work at my barn on the weekends and I like that most of the time. When people are doing what they're supposed to and not leaving it all for me.
4. Proudest moment with your horse?
Probably the first time we jumped 2ft, or the time she was giving me flying changes without me asking.
5. Any horse tattoos?
Negative, no tattoos at all!
6. Favorite place to haul out to ride?
I don't even know anywhere near us, honestly. We are boring and never go anywhere!
7. Any other hobbies besides riding?
Not really. I like to dabble with writing novels. But I think they stink.
8. Most ridiculous piece of tack you've seen?
9. Furthest distance you've taken your horse aka road trip, day haul, show, etc...? The farthest Amber has been was 2.5 hours to the vet in Apex for her hip. MY first horse was about a 4-5 hour trip one way to get her home!
10. Is this your first blog award?
I think so. I may be wrong.
11. Do you board or have your horse(s) at home?
If you could travel to any place in world, where would it be and why?
Probably England. I'm not really sure why. I have some family there, although I don't even know who they are.
If you could live in any historical period/location, where would it be and why?
Probably the US in the mid-late 1800s. Probably because I've read too much Little House.
If you had to change to an entirely new equestrian discipline, what would you go to?
Entirely new? Probably jumpers.
If you could have a ride on any famous horse in the world competing right now, which would it be?
Describe your dream barn.
Well, it sort of depends. If it were a personal barn or a boarding barn. I've always wanted to run a semi-large boarding barn, so I've thought out some budget-free master plans in my head for that I must say.
It would be a 20 stall barn. 10 stalls on each side, and in the middle, a large, insulated indoor arena with fans for the summer. Each side of the barn would have it's own tack room, feed room, and wash pit, so that both sides could function separately without anyone being inconvenienced by having to walk from side to side.
On one side there would be a storage room for various items, and on the other there would be a laundry room with a washer, dryer and a rack for air drying with a fan. There would be a staircase leading up to a lounge/observatory above the indoor arena. Each side of the barn would have a bathroom, one of them with a shower. On the opposite side, the upstairs area would be a hay loft with a pulley system for lowering the bales.
The stalls would be 12x12 with outside doors to the feeders and hay racks. Outside doors and windows. The doors would let out directly to their pastures. Two groups of five. So stalls would be assigned based on who was turned out together.
Directly behind the barn on the left side would be storage sheds for extra hay, shavings and equipment, and two spare pastures for rotation or horses requiring individual turn out. On the right side would be a large arena with a 100ft roundpen attached to one corner (the corner being the gate).
Yeah, I might have thought this out a little.
Favorite non-horsey activity?
Reading books or bowling, probably.
Which is better: the book or the movie adaptation?
Can you cook? If so, what can you make?
No. But I can make spaghetti!
Hot pink or dark turquoise.
Describe yourself in 10 years.
Probably the same. Just older. And red mule will probably be a slow, lazy trail horse.
How did you first start riding?
My parents enrolled me in lessons as a gift for my 8th birthday. Best gift EVER.
Get up early to ride, or stay up late?
Get up early. I hate the getting up part, but once I'm up, I'm a morning person.
What do you do for a living?
What do you wish you did for a living?
Managed a big fat fancy boarding barn. Like my dream barn, previously described.
If you could try any type of riding what would it be?
What is one thing about your horse you wish you could change?
Probably make her half a hand to a hand taller. We were recently consoled by our trainer about our inability to do anything but large pony stride down the line. LOL. "Let her go down the line like the ponies", she says...
If you could change your horse's name to anything (registered or barn) what would it be?
Firefly. This would be cute.
Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram?
Ebay, Craigslist, or Tack shop?
If you could take on the life of any character in any TV show or movie, who would it be?
Probably Luna Lovegood, from Harry Potter. Don't ask...lol.
If you had an unlimited budget, what type of car or truck would you buy?
I'm going with the previous answer given by Monica...Dodge RAM!
If you could move to any part of the world, where would it be?
+11 questions. Which I shall answer for the sake of thoroughness.
Do you have any non-equine pets, and what are they?
A red brindle pitbull named Allie, a black and white border collie cross named Matilda, two orange domestic shorthair cats, Garfield and Spyro. And I count my mom's dog as "mine" also, so a beagle chihuahua cross named Dixie.
Does your horse go barefoot, or have shoes?
4 shoes, aluminum fronts.
If you could have any saddle you wanted, what kind would you get?
A tad coffin in a medium-dark havana.
What color is your horse's halter?
Navy with a kelly green and navy lead. She also has a leather halter with a hot pink lead rope that I refuse to let be used for taking her to and from the pasture.
You paint your fingernails. How long does it take you to chip them?
Depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes it lasts up to 2-3 days!
Favorite movie of all time?
Mountains or beach?
I can't even pick. I love both.
Have you ever done anything illegal?
Would you rather be too hot, or too cold?
Too hot. I can't even function when it's cold.
How many saddle pads do you own?
8. I'm pathetic.