About this Blog

Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
Join us for our re-training, rehabbing from laminitis and testing all parts of mixed up horsemanship and partnership, and luck...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Aw, shucks

Blushing cheeks, this award is as good as a Blue ribbon, to me!

Thank you to Juliette, OntheBit, Frizzle, Breathe (sorry if I missed someone) for the honor of tagging me as 1 of their 15 blogs

So the rules are: Tell 7 things about yourself and to give this award to 15 other blogs/bloggers.

So, here we go:

1. I I am Greek, 100%, my Mom was born in Athens, Greece and my Dad was born in Detroit, Michigan to his Greek parents straight off the boat. My friends tell me my Mom has an accent, but I don’t hear it. Both my Parents are daily inspiration to me as to what kind of people I aspire to be in life, work and play. I am lucky.

2. My husband and I were set up an a blind date by two different people that didn’t know each other. Fate, yes. I fought it for a long time but when I finally met him, he made me exhale all the nervous demons out. He makes me crack up daily and offers tremendous support in all I do and I try to do the same as well. He is tall and handsome and has the kindest eyes and the best zinger one liners.

3. I I am my own version of a Vegan. I don’t eat meat, dairy or eggs, but I die over seafood and eat that enough that it could be a problem for the ocean’s eco system. I do occasionally cheat if I have an odd craving for meat but it tastes like death usually and I stop after one bite. I’m lactose intolerant, so there you go. I’ve been a Kristen Vegan for almost a year and love it. It opens the door to so many different forms of cuisine and I’ve notice most of the world eats similar to this. And, I love salt and French fries and olives and eggplant sandwiches and Greek style Okra. Yum.

4. When I’m nervous, I literally shake. My legs, my back and my teeth chatter. It’s not cute especially when in the past trying to do horse shows. I shake on plane rides but it doesn’t stop me from flying. I shake when I get bad news. It’s anxiety but I have learned to deal with it and can usually stop it within a few minutes. Sometimes I struggle with it in the saddle which is the worst because if my horse couldn’t tell from my elevated heart rate, he certainly can tell from the shaking stirrups. Lol!

5. I I am a klutz. I danced for years and still fall, trip, walk into walls, bump my head on my car door getting out, stumble up stairs, fall in my high heels and bite my cheeks all the time.

6. I I got accepted into the Art Institute of Chicago. I didn’t attend college there ( I went to Central Michigan U) but I wanted to see IF I could get accepted for vanity’s sake. It was the scariest and happiest day of my life. You arrive with your art portfolio in the am, drop it off with the judges, tour the facility, fall in love with the school and come back to hear the panel’s thoughts on your artwork. There were many crying teens and I felt guilty that I got accepted knowing that I wasn’t going to go. Oops.

7. I I am dying to compete in the Amazing Race. I will eat anything, do anything minus the height/flying/bungee jumping crazy stuff, or drive over a bridge, I don’t like tall bridges when I’m driving. That is where my sweet Husband would have to take over. I think we could win and it looks like a total blast to be able to travel on someone else’s dime and immerse yourself in that culture for 24 hrs.

15 great blogs to pass this award onto:

So, I guess, I can't pass it along to Juliette, OntheBit , Frizzle or Breathe (BUT I SO WOULD FYI) but I just want to say you three are amazing ladies and I not only enjoy reading your blogs, but feel a horsefriendship through it as well. I feel that Laz and I have a huge support and range of knowledge out there. Mwa!!!! I'll also try to pick people that haven't been chosen yet, as well.

1. http://wildponybeast.blogspot.com/ If you don't already read this (she has a million followers) get over there asap. This girl owns a beaut of an OTTB mare with attitude and flair. Not to mention, Denali's owner is as funny as they come! She personally helped to connect me with a barefoot specialist as well. We owe her tons! xo

2. http://bitlesshorse.blogspot.com/ this girl is tiny but BIG on ideas and love of horses...SO cool! I'm new following her but, wow.

3. http://solitairemare.blogspot.com/ -this blogs latest entry of riding brideless is A-mazing. Literally something out of a dream, like when you were a child wishing for your 1st pony and how you just envisioned riding it bareback and without a bridle (come on, I was a child during The Black Stallion era). So cool.

4. http://horseshoes-n-handgrenades.blogspot.com/ - this blog's owner has three of the most beautiful horses, I totally have horse envy! :)

5. http://ohhorsefeathers.blogspot.com/ this chick rocks! I love how she personally reached out to me for more info regarding this new barefoot method we are trying. Thx! Lots of fun photos on her blog!

6. http://ponygirlridesagain.blogspot.com/ Wow, this girl has a talent for photography. It doesn't hurt that her "My Boy" is totally gorgeous!!

7. http://thewindofheaven.blogspot.com/ this blog is a soft breath of air, and she writes beautifully. She seems so kind so I hope this award will pass along a little smile to her.

8. http://msfoxypants.blogspot.com/ This blogger is rehabbing a beauty of a Mare with navicular and anyone who calls their horse a 'money eating wonder horse' gets my vote, lol!

9. http://bigredhorse.blogspot.com/ This girl's Giant Red TB is gorg and so athletically talented! Not to mention his Mom on his back! Boy they could ride circles around me.

10. http://afatgirlafathorse.blogspot.com/ I love this girls honesty and love for riding no matter what!

11. http://baystatebrumby.blogspot.com/ Love this blogger's photos of her trail rides, makes me feel like I've been riding all winter long on her fuzzy paint, Lilly.

12. http://special.equisearch.com/blog/equitrekking/ Have you seen this show on PBS, it's called "Equitrekking' and I love it. Traveling, HBriding, eating, etc...what's not to be jealous about, she has the best job! PBS, if you need someone for "Equitrekking with a foul mouth" let me know! ;)

13. http://www.houseofturquoise.com/ Non horse related but a beautiful design blog about everything Turquoise in design..slurp!

14. http://decordeprovence.blogspot.com/ Again, design related. This girls design sense is so similar to my own...love it! :) Photos are dreamy.

15. http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=35&Itemid=55 CANTER Michigan, last but certainly not least. They were on board with helping me get my sweet Lazarus before he even entered their hands and educated me a lot. xo


  1. Thank You Kristen! I am totally flattered!!!!

  2. You are so sweet!!! Thank you for the compliment, I love it when I find people with the same sense of style! I wish you all the best!!!


  3. Thanks so much for passing this award on to me!

    I love that story about how you and your husband met! Fate indeed!

  4. That is so completely cool that you got into the Art Institute of Chicago!!!!! I love your version of vegan-Kristenvegan. And...you and your husband...well you know he is a good one because he loves Laz!

  5. Thanks for tagging me! I got this twice now, so I'd better get busy on my post, LOL! :) I have minor issues with anxiety so I get your shaking, but, I typically get major stomach issues and can't eat (fun.)
    I'm basically a vegetarian, I will eat meat if it's prepared for me, but I won't cook raw meat, LOL! ;) I love seafood too (except for clams, muscles, and oysters. Blech.)