Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Leibster Award!

I have never done one of these award things before.  I actually never understood what they were.  But I have now figured out that they serve a couple purposes.  They show appreciation for a blog you love to read and they also help promote other up and comimg bloggers.  I love the idea so I am going to play along.

I recieved this award from one of my favorite blogs to read,  Dancing Horses.  I recently found her blog and fell in love with reading.  You don't come by very many Mother's of small children who choose not to put their passion aside for the two decades it takes to raise them.  It is a challenge like none other I have ever had to juggle and a sensitive balancing act but so worth all the effort.  So to find another blogger who knows exactly what it is like to do just that is a breath of fresh air that I am not alone and maybe this all just might work.

The rules: Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. Here are the rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3. Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs!

Now comes the hard part, just choosing 5.  There are so many blogs I love to read.  I mean I am probably some sort of addict.  There are certain blogs that if I don't see a post for a few days I start having withdrawl.  I will not even get started on how I can't wait to go and see comments on blogs my own and others.  Yeah, I have issues but lets get on with it.
I CAN'T DO IT...I can't pick just 5.  So this may be cheating but I must.  So will do my 5 favorite eventing related blogs and 5 dressage related blogs.

Eventing will go first.

Ride Groom Feed
My favorite little New Zelander.  I look forward to all her posts and I love to read about someone training and competing on the other side of the world where it is summer when I am hold up indoors.

Nina's Story
Barbara and Nina are always a great read!

Chasing the Dream
This blog is has a little unbridled opinion.  She is a kick ass rider and has a super cool OTTB and we all know how much I LOVE some OTTB's.

A great writer, blogger, horsewoman and friend.  Through the blogging world I have had the priveledge to get to know Karen and her awesome warmblood Hampton.  At this point I don't even have a choice to follow along with their journey considering that Hampton is now Steady's best show buddy and Steady would probably refuse to be compliant if I didn't read every post.

Sprinkler Bandit
Definitely a favorte is Amy and Izzy.  I read every post and look forward to each one added.  I feel like I know both of them even though we have never met.

Moose on the Loose
Amy is a witty writter and you will hear all about her horse Moose and their adventures in Eventing.

Wyvern Oaks
I am new to this blog too but am loving it.  It is all about a husband and wife pair, loving their horses Saga, Reddums, and Chance on their little farmet in Texas.  This pair amazes me with how versitile they are and that they are training their horses to be.  I mean they even do full fledge jousting, armour and all.  Now tell me that is not cool? 

Fellow eventer and an OTTB.  What's not to like?!

Oops, was that five?  Math has never been my forte.

I encourage everyone to go and check out these blogs and even follow along in their exciting journeys.

Dressage blogs, and to say I love to read a dressage blog is saying alot considering I refer to it as the "D word".

A Work in Progress....
Shannon is amazing!  She is so educated in her sport and you will surely learn following along with her blog.
Clam, Forward, Straight
Another blog jam packed full of good education in classical dressage.  And another OTTB, LOVE!

Of horses and boys and everything in between.
I have been a long time reader of this blog and she too is a mother of young kids trying to keep it all in perfect balance and doing a fabulous job.  She is also training her QH for the dressage arena and doing great at that too.

Karen gets two shouts since she is first and foremost a DQ...LOL...and cause I think she is cool ;)
Princess Diva's Diary
A fellow Hoosier who is training her 4 year old DASHING warmblood.  They make a great pair and I also love to hear about her daughters adventures into the eventing world.

TB at X
Another jam packed educational blog and she always has lots of audio/visual additions which is really helpful for someone like me.

I am so sorry if I broke the rules.  But these are ALL must reads.  So stop judging me and go read them all!!!!!


  1. Thanks for the kind words lol its definatly fun to read blogs from other moms... lol i am new to trying to balance this all out so its nice to read other blogs and get little balancing tips from them!

  2. thanks for the award and what you said:) although you should probably see my housekeeping first;)

  3. Thanks for including us in your list (even though we are sort of spinning our wheels temporarily).
    You and I read a lot of the same blogs, and yes, there are some great ones in there. I never miss reading them.

  4. Awww!!! Than you for the sweet words. :) :) Ditto right back at ya! (Hampton says hello to The Dude)

  5. w00t, I have a fan! You need to mail me some of your ridiculous confidence (and maybe a scrap of your superwoman cape), and we're good to go. ;-)

  6. Aw, I'm really touched! Thank you :). With our pathetic summer starting to trickle away already I can't wait for the tables to be turned ...

  7. hey thanks :D
    Thats quite a compliment!

  8. I follow some of these and you're right they are awesome. I'll have to check out the others though because they sound really interesting, and heck if you like them I know I will!! Congrats on the award!


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