Monday, December 31, 2018

year end link roundup

Phew, the end is nearly here haha. Hope everyone is enjoying some down time this long holiday weekend! And, on the off chance that you're looking for anything entertaining to read, here's a roundup of fun links from this past year based on total views and comments.


Happy browsing and Happy New Year!

Top 10 Most Viewed Posts

1 winter's got me #triggered
2 don't believe the hype: too cold to ride?
3 now boarding the struggle bus
4 a conversation with myself, sorta
5 let's talk: good reads
6 wherein Charlie discovers the launch codes
7 the problem with gimmicks
8 some things are worth melting for
9 Ralph Hill Clinic: Position to Movement
10 twilight eventing!


1) A rant on how winter really truly probably won't kill your horse, honest to god; 2) Another rant on how winter really truly probably won't kill your horse, seriously tho guys; 3) Sometimes we have bad jump lessons.....; 4) Ya gotta stick with this one thru the end - it's brutal; 5) I <3 the equestrian blogosphere tho!; 6) Pretty sure this got so much traffic bc ppl assumed the title meant I fell off. Spoiler: I didn't; 7) Another rant on how you're really truly probably not gonna kill your horse by making choices that work within your means, and don't listen to anybody who tells you any different!; 8) Mmmmm new saddles <3; 9) Fun clinic and detailed recap!; and 10) Fun schooling event with plenty of media!

Top 10 Most Commented Posts

1 like a shot in the arm
2 let's talk: good reads
3 don't believe the hype: too cold to ride?
4 winter's got me #triggered
5 a conversation with myself, sorta
6 The Hulsebos Zadel Re-Fit Experience
7 the problem with gimmicks
8 a lesson to learn, a day to forget
9 the game's afoot
10 Charlie's 1st Novice: Dressage


1) Charlie stepped on a 4" roofing nail, much to everyone's extreme horror; 2) I <3 the equestrian blogosphere tho!; 3) A rant on how winter really truly probably won't kill your horse, honest to god; 4) Another rant on how winter really truly probably won't kill your horse, seriously tho guys; 5) Ya gotta stick with this one thru the end - it's brutal; 6) Super cool + detailed description of full blown saddle surgery; 7) Another rant on how you're really truly probably not gonna kill your horse by making choices that work within your means, and don't listen to anybody who tells you any different!; 8) We had a really really really bad event at Plantation. Yep there's video too!; 9) Ugh the fallout from that roofing nail was intense; and 10) Charlie moved up to Novice and Austen took 8,000+ gorgeous pictures!

In Case You Missed It!

1 deconstructing the course walk (with technology!)
2 Fair Hill CCI2/3* Cross Country!!
3 Fair Hill CIC 1* Cross Country!!
4 this looks 'shopped
5 my favorite horse show volunteer jobs
6 FEH East Coast Championships: Conformation


1) Using free apps to improve the course walking experience; 2) Upper level cross country compilation!!!; 3) Another upper level cross country compilation!! But this one at a maybe slightly more accessible level!!; 4) It looks 'shopped bc it IS 'shopped MS Painted; 5) If you're interested in getting more involved with volunteering at horse shows, there might be some useful info here for ya; and 6) Frisky + fancy baby horses in the rain!

Top 10 Watched YouTube Videos

1 MDHT Open Intermediate XC Compilation 07142018
2 Charlie BN-A Dressage - MDHT #1 03252018
3 Charlie - Arena XC Schooling @ MDHT 11252018
4 Charlie Plantation N XC 06102018
5 Charlie BN XC - MDHT #1 03252018
6 Charlie Novice Cross Country @ MCTA Jenny Camp 08122018
7 Charlie Hunter Pace @ Tranquility 09022018
8 Charlie jump lesson 08112018
9 Charlie Novice xc clips @ MCTA Jenny Camp 08120218
10 Charlie BN Stadium - MDHT #1 03252018


1) Gosh but I love my upper level XC video compilations; 2) Not sure why this got so many views -- it's a boring test on frozen footing. For some reason YouTube loves our worst dressage tests....; 3) Oooh this was baller tho - jumping training level xc fences in an arena!; 4) Yea this would be that video of us completely melting down on cross country....; 5) Ha and on the opposite end of the spectrum, here's 5 minutes of me getting run away with; 6) Charlie's triumphant return to Novice XC - it was awesome; 7) Super fun hunter pace bc why not!; 8) Just a normal lesson, except Charlie looked like one million dollars cruisin around 3'3+ courses; 9) Non-helmet cam video clips from our third Novice XC run!; and 10) Charlie's final BN stadium round this past spring.

ICYMI: Video Edition!

1 Charlie Novice XC @ OF 09302018 CLIPS
2 Fair Hill CCI2* Cross Country Compilation 2018
3 Charlie encounters frog songs
4 Charlie Novice XC @ OF 09302018 - Helmet Cam
5 Waredaca Classic 3 Day Event Compilation - P T & N 10262018
6 Charlie & Iggy chillin in the stream


1) More non-helmet cam xc clips for those of you who don't like helmet cam videos. Can't remember if I posted this one but it's real fun!; 2) This 2* xc compilation got overshadowed by the 3* video posted on the same day, but it deserves a second look for sure!; 3) Lol just Charlie spookin at some noisy singing frogs....; 4) It's an absolute travesty that this video didn't get many views - we actually won this event too. Who on earth knows when (if) that will ever happen again!; 5) Fun compilation of P, T & N riders out there giving it there all in the annual classic long format event; 6) more silly footage of my silly horse being... silly.

That's a wrap!

16 comments:

  1. Aw I love the last picture so much

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    1. Ha thanks! It’s an oldie but a goodie !!

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  2. Happy New Year! It was to go back and look at those posts!

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    1. happy new year to you too! i always have a lot of fun rereading old posts ;)

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  3. I love this idea for a recap. I have a nice quiet day today, so I'm going to go back and read the ones I think I missed.

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    1. it was fun to pull everything together - esp since often the posts i like the most aren't necessarily the ones that get the most attention from the wider world. enjoy and happy new year ;)

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  4. So organized! It's been so fun to follow along!!

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    1. Lol the organization soothes my soul ;) thanks for reading !

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  5. He's so proud of himself with those jingle bells!

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    1. Aw haha he was so so proud tho ! There’s a video from that day too that I didn’t link to, but the sounds from the bells were so pure lol

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  6. Man, you're organized. I've loved following your adventures, cheers to 2019!

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    1. thanks! and idk about the organization - those metrics are all tracked by blogger and youtube haha. but it's fun to look back on them!

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    1. At least according to web traffic haha. Gotta give the bots what they want!

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