Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blogger Gift Exchange 2015

Yesterday the rain stopped long enough for me to get a ride in on Roscoe. The first in about 3 weeks. He was awesome and showed the ground/lunge work we have done is transferring. Roscoe is moving along. We ended going over some poles. He has a huge stride, I think I will have to stretch them next time. When I hopped off, I found he got a bit sweaty after only a short bit of work. Someone may be in line for a trace clip if this weather keeps up. So we walked around the arena. He follows me, giving space and still listening. I laughed and jogged over the poles. My super pony trotted over them right behind me. Roscoe and I may never be show super stars, but where ever we end up, it will be a damn fun  journey to get there.
Then to cap  off the day, I came home to find my Blogger Gift waiting in my room. Tracy's Gift Exchange is so great because I get to know new bloggers. This year both sides were new for me. I opened my box to see that Rhiannon from The Horse is not Black sent a box full. Have to say I was super impressed that all the gifts were wrapped and labeled.

The first gift I opened revealed a pair of awesome socks. Absolutely me! When I showed them to Peggy, she asked if I mentioned my antisocial nature. I definitely prefer animals to people :)

The next gift came in a really cute bear topped box. Inside was bling for all three Cobs in the form of dragon bridle charms. Very cool! I can put these on riding or driving bridles.






















Next came gifts for the ponies from her her two, Dexter and Sassy.


Plus treats for me. I already know the pony treats are approved since we have used the Purina Apple treats for years, though they were called Dobbins Delight before and I recently purchased the Standlee Apple Berry Cookie Cubes to use for my own Blogger gift and my horses. The horse world can be so small sometimes.

Another great Blogger Gift Exchange. I hope my blogger enjoys her gifts. Which I will admit, I totally used the box my gift came in to ship. So yet another helpful part from Rhiannon. Her box was better than the one I had packed mine into, so I changed it right before going to the Post Office.
I hope everyone has a great holiday!b

13 comments:

  1. I covet those socks so much! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Love them, so perfect. Definitely would suit you. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  2. So glad you love everything! I had so much fun shopping. :)

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    1. Thank you! I have long wanted dragons for my Cobs. Never thought I would be into that kind of bling, but when I put it on Rosemary I loved the charm. And those socks, so perfect.

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    2. The really fun thing about those socks is that I saw them about two weeks before that and decided I was going to buy them for the blogger gift exchange. So when you mentioned liking funny socks, I knew it was meant to be. So glad you love them. I was worried is pick the wrong dragons, but I'm so glad they work.

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  3. "YES! She loves her gift!" says the blogger who received YOUR gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The cross stitch picture is beyond fabulous and almost made me cry! :0)

    Speedy G, my Arab, is an absolute pig when it comes to treats. He is going to be so spoiled after he gets through this huge pile of them as his owner (ahem, me) is boring and stingy when it comes to creative snacking.

    And I agree whole heatedly: the blogger gift exchange is such a FANTASTIC way to meet other people and share some Christmas cheer. I am nowhere as creative as you all are apparently because everyone in my hemisphere gets gift cards, including my blogger. In my defense, it was for an item that she requested personally, so my hope was that she could pick out the exact color combo she most likes.

    Again, thank you very much, Nicole. A blog post of course will follow with much more detail and of course, photos. Have a Happy New Year and may 2016 bring you and your ponies nothing but success and good health!

    - Karen Sweaney

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    1. YAY! So glad you received it quickly. The cross stitch took me about a week and I worried about mailing it late. I have a soft spot for grey Arabs since my partner in crime for years was one. Speedy G going from endurance to dressage reminded me of my Barry since he went from trail riding/barrel racing to eventing.
      And my creativity developed last year when my dog's chewed up the treat bag for my blogger and I adapted by doing a sampler of treats instead. I put extra in this year since you have two horses. Enjoy and have a happy holiday!

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  4. those socks! I need them. Merry Christmas!

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  5. So fun!! Love the matching charms!!

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