Other bloggers might write better recaps for this weekend than I will, so I will leave it to them. So you get this post from me instead.
I have gotten the chance over the last few months to better get to know SO many bloggers, starting first with Jen from CobJockey, then L from Viva Carlos, and Megan from A Enter Spooking, and Figure from Topaz Dreams, Olivia from DIY Horseownership, Emma from Fraidy Cat Eventing, and most recently: Austen from Guinness on Tap.
Outside the blogosphere, I know a lot of horse people. Comes with the territory, we all know a lot of horse people. I'm a trainer, so I'm in it deeper even than your average rider. I know horse people in many different states, I've trained horses and people in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California.
And here's what I learned, my readers.
We're all fucking insane.
And sometimes that insanity is WONDERFUL (like finally I've met a kindred spirit I'm not alone thank god wonderful), and sometimes that insanity makes me crawl into bed at the end of the day hoping that maybe the sun will forget to rise and I'll never deal with any human being ever again.
When meeting new horse people, you never really know where anyone's going to end up on that scale.
But every blogger I've met has been so awesome. Like I want all of you as friends forever awesome.
Why do I think this is?
No idea. Do we think more about our riding, or do we consider the impact of our horsemanship more, or do we just have a more intimate relationship with our crazy so we manage it better?
It doesn't matter.
But thank you all for being the sort of crazy I love passing time with, and I really hope I get to meet more of you as time rolls on!
I've always said being in horses is just a matter of finding your own brand of crazy to cavort with!ReplyDelete
Could not agree more!Delete
haha I love the thought process, I've also contemplated the whys a lot as well, but I just came to the conclusion that I like you all so very much.ReplyDelete
<3 Loved getting to be a part of your crazy life for a few days!! Plus getting to share snow stories to horrify Megan was extra fun!ReplyDelete
Oh god the snow was glorious and her horrified expressions were priceless!!Delete
It was good to see you again. I do think horse bloggers are different from regular horsey people I've met, but I don't know why either.ReplyDelete
Perhaps it's best left a mystery.Delete
I am very jealous of this west coast group. I think that I need to figure out how to do a meet up. ;) (I think that that might qualify me as crazy)ReplyDelete
ha i love it too and never ever want to give it up! getting the chance to meet like minded people like you has been so fulfilling for me - and i'm so glad you got to meet Austen too!!! :DReplyDelete