Taking a break from building jumps I hit the ground running with my horseback adventures. But I didn’t totally stop.
In early October my friend Carmen invited me to set up a display at her farm’s open house. Carmen is the proud owner of IF Sporthorses. IF Sporthorses specializes in breeding select lines to create sane athletic Sporthorses. Her horses are handpicked to pass on a quiet friendly disposition while also having the athleticism to achieve high levels of performance. Some of the breeds she’s worked with are Thoroughbred, Oldenburg, Quarter horse, and Hanoverian.
The open house was my first time getting the chance to see the farm for myself. It is peaceful and serene. The babies are so well adjusted and already halter broke at only a couple months old. We got to snuggle them but also got to see just how sensible they are. She has a couple horses available for sale if you are in the market for a spectacular new partner and project! Be sure to check out IF Sporthorses.
At the open house, I set up a couple jumps and spoke with the guests as they came to visit. There were raffles, my saddle fitter set up a station, the FFA offered hand-churned ice cream and snacks. There was even a huge tack sale in the upper barn.
As Wahbee’s Woodworking cooled down a bit I brought my camera back out for some more practice. I’m still no professional by any means but I have been learning and growing. In October I had the pleasure of doing some shoots for several of my friends.
Of course, seeing the beautiful colors made me inspired to go home and take a few shots of the boys…and I’m glad I did!
Do I have a lot going on? I sure do! It’s been a whirlwind of a year and a struggle to balance self-care, a full-time job, horses, woodworking, blogging, and photography. Though I’ve been busy, I’m feeling fulfilled and so excited with my progress.
More great adventures are yet to come so I look forward to seeing you again next week!