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Yummy! “Poor Man’s Cake Pops” or Marshmallow pops for lazy people!

I made a bunch of these up for my friends, family and co-workers for Valentine’s Day.

They are giant marshmallows (Log Cabin or Campfire brand?) dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles.

I put a lollipop stick through the marshmallow to dip them, and when they dried on wax paper, I wrapped them individually in little gift bags.

For a special treat for friends, I attached little Valentine’s Day cards (Care Bears!) which was a cute little touch in my mind.

They were a big hit, and super easy to do. I would definitely try them again–I liked to call them ‘poor man’s cake pops’ haha.

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Oats in the snow!

As promised- here is Oats enjoying the snow. Or more like, enjoying getting his big scnozz in the camera…

As much as he likes having ‘me’ time, he also likes getting up close and personal into my space!

I think among his favourite pastimes is to go with me to the indoor arena, and then pick up and fling around everything he can get in his mouth (crops, the mounting block, jump cups, water bottles, coffee cups, jump fillers- the bridge, the green box, tarps, flowers!!).

Silly pony!

Riding tonight, he had the day off last night.

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Updates on Mr. Oats

So, how has old Oats been this weekend?

Pretty good actually. We lessoned on Saturday and worked over a course of cross-rails in a hunter-type pattern. Oats was pretty reasonable, a small buck in protest to me spanking him on a canter circle- asking for ”more” canter from him can be a risky proposition sometimes, and he did take offense!

Sunday I felt super anxious when I was riding. The weather was very poor, the horses were quite ‘up’ in the indoor and Oats had a very fun time trying to pull me down to the indoor, shaking his head and ‘playing’ the whole way down.

I was wondering if i should have taken a page from some of the other riders/trainers and longed him a bit first, but I don’t normally need to do this….

So I hopped up, and felt anxious the whole walk. We moved to trot, did some serpentines and I let the nervousness move out. Felt pretty good after that!

We hopped over some hay bales going to left, then on the right, I didn’t commit, I leaned forward and Oats gradually slowed to a stop. RIGHT in front of the hay bales. And grabbed a bite.

Bad! Hahah! So I looped him around and we trotted over it. No problem.

He was well behaved and it left me wondering why I was so concerned. Hahah…Oh well. The weather has me feeling pretty miserable at times, and I had a lousy run that morning on a flooded, snowy and mucky trail.

Here’s to a fun week with Oats!

This video is from a few years ago, our first winter at High Oaks.

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Blast from the Past: Lucy at Bear Hill

I know it’s a day late for Throwback Thursday, but I finally uploaded a bunch of old videos from my time riding at Bear Hill (before it shut down in 2006 or 2007?)

Most of these videos are from around 2005-2006. I loved riding Lucy, she was such a special girl.

It’s amusing to go back and watch these. I feel like I have improved- haven’t I?

So–Funny Friday happened yesterday and today is Throwback Thursday. We’re all topsy-turvy!