Thursday 9 July 2020

Learning to Be A Grown Up

Both pony and myself have had a challenging week. I got my dream job offer, but then another competing one, and I think I'm going to be forever second guessing my final choice. I put SO much thought into it and am sure I chose wrong anyway. Adulting is really not my thing.

Of course, work stress meant I was extra motivated to spend time with the ponies. Bridget is just hanging in the pasture getting ever fatter and ever more opinionated. There was a funny moment yesterday when the both of them lined up to do some mutual grooming but it seems both expect the other to groom them and to not be obligated to return the favor. Sophie being a smart cookie gave up and made a beeline for me and politely asked and let me know where to scratch and asked for more fly spray, B found a tree and generally raged against it and the flies (further anger when I insisted on fly spray, I have no idea why she suddenly hates all spray bottles this year). And, that about sums the both of them up in one experience :)

Still no joy with the Pivo, but I did take some pics of Sophie last night with R riding. Sorry for the funny cropping, I'm trying to keep R's face out because she's actually a superstar everyone would recognize and she doesn't need the extra fame. (Just kidding, although she is an amazing person to hop on S for me)

Sophie had a bit of a tougher day because some of our barnmates were there and then left her alone, plus there was a rather suspicious deer popping up in the far corner of the ring (long story, but it's been a couple of months and we're fairly certain she's living there and/or stashing her fawn there and gets protective/worried), and a dog club meeting going on in the other. So many scary and interesting things!

Anyway, further photos!:

So, that's arena ride 6 (?) in the books and I couldn't be happier with her. Despite all the distractions and not finding the same relaxation as last time, she only gave the odd spook and settled in and tried her best.


  1. Congrats on not just 1 but 2 job offers! That's so exciting!

    1. I chose a “new” option with my existing organization - they made a very generous offer so I wouldn’t leave for the dream job at the new place. So, exciting, but not, all at once. And stressful to choose :D

  2. share your job hunting ways with us. I have applied for 8 this week and last! They laid off 9 of us last week (not me) and we are now down to 24 people total (6 of which are directors and do no work ugh). I mean i feel like i am on that island in the agatha christie novel :)

    Sophie is ADORABLE OMG so cute undersaddle love it!! congrats on the new job (Whichever one you took)! HA

  3. Congrats on the job offers! So hard to decide when something like 2 offers happens...

    Great that your friend is helping with Sophie. I need a friend like that to get on Fred for

  4. She is so cute! Second guessing is the tool of the devil. Try not to let your abundance of choice cancel out the wonderful opportunity you have made happen. Easier said than done, but it would be a shame to not fullyefully your good fortune. Congratulations!

  5. Gosh she just looks so wonderful. And congrats on the job offers! Sounds a bit overwhelming all at once, but good to know you're wanted ;-)