a few things

How about a chit chat post?  I just saw this exterior and it’s my favorite I’ve seen in years.  Love the colors.


How’s your July coming along?  I’m not gonna lie, summer is kicking my boo-tay.  It’s been a wild couple of weeks.  Lots of nonstop action around here and some emotions.  This week our house was struck by lightening and fortunately only wiped out our electronics.  Could have been much worse!

I sold my beloved horse, Savez.  Something I’ve been agonizing over for a long time.  It happened much quicker than I anticipated, which threw me.  It was an incredibly tough decision.  Savez just wasn’t comfortable moving up with our training levels.  I decided it was best to find her the perfect home where she could stay at a level in which she was comfortable.  My trainer found her a loving family and she is living like a queen on 40 lush acres with a brand new barn – they text me pictures of her often.  And I cry happy and sad tears.  Ugh, so many tears over that horse.  Thank goodness she is only a two hour drive away and I can still visit and ride her!  I was planning a long post, but I’m still too emotional about it.  I’ m in the process of looking for my next horse…which is proving to be quite a task.  Here is one of my favorite memories with Savez – a one week clinic we did together in Ocala.  In this shot we were learning to ride without rein and bit contact.

savez and seleta

Love the subtle pop of seafoam blue in this great kitchen.  Just like the front door above.


Had a birthday last week.  We took a quick road trip to Atlanta to celebrate.  Had a wonderful dinner with my husband at Bistro Nikko, my new fave.  I bought myself this tote as a birthday treat, which I had monogrammed in gold and love.  It’s such a classic.

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While in Atlanta, I had my first ride on “off the track” thoroughbreds as part of my horse search.  OTTB’s are racehorses whose careers end for various reasons, and they are given new jobs either in eventing, dressage, jumpers, or hunters.  It was quite an experience to try out green horses…especially ones who have raced!  This guy was so handsome.  Never raced, but super young and very green.  A bouncy ride to say the least ; )


By the way, isn’t that barn amazing?  They shot a movie there recently called The Sunday Horse, which comes out in the spring.  Can’t wait to see it!

Life is full of adventure.  Sure has been the case for me over the last two months – some things expected, some not in the least.  I try to keep my faith engaged and my heart open.  This quote has been on my mind a lot lately.  I love it.


Cheers to some downtime over the weekend.

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  1. CArolyn says:

    Glad you posted. That barn is lovely. A brass kick plate on the door ! I never realized that one must regard the horses ability to grow in the process, but of course that would be a factor. Hope you fall in love with the new one soon.

  2. Shauna says:

    I feel for you in having to sell your equine partner…I had to do so as well a few years back for financial reasons. It’s tough but I’m so happy for you that you can stay in contact with the new owners!!

    The barn I used to ride at had many off the track TB’s…they were some of the best horses we trained for the jumper ring.

    Wishing you the best in your horse search :)

  3. Marie says:

    How heartbreaking. I can’t imaging having to sell such a beautiful animal. I have just started taking horseback riding lessons at 50 years old. I had never done it and wanted to learn how. It has been very challenging, but I really like being around the horses. The are amazing aminals and alot of fun to be around. hope you find a new horse soon.

  4. Katharina says:

    Thank you for sharing! And wonderful countryside pictures.

  5. Missi says:

    So sorry you had to sell your horse but it truly was kind of you to not want him to be uncomfortable with your advanced training. Loving is very sacrificial at times.

    I love the quote! Have a great weekend!

  6. Christine says:

    Sorry about the quick sale of your equine partner.
    Can you tell me the source for the kitchen? I would love to see more photos. We are in process of our “white” kitchen


  7. JuliaW says:

    I love the quotation you posted, but I also love the one you wrote: “I try to keep my faith engaged and my heart open.” Truly something to aspire toward! Cheers to you on your journey to your next wonderful horse.

  8. TSB says:

    Thinking of you, Seleta. I know how much you loved that horse and how much time you spent with her.

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