July 28th, 2014
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And then there was my beloved Sunday. Oh Sunday. Stay forever Sunday. By 9am I was at the barn, getting ready to ride this pretty pinto horse, Cinco.  Again, the weather network had said rain, but not a drop was seen, which made me all sorts of thankful.

Riding is my happy place. My place where I forget about my city life, and the stresses of everything work to family to oh-lordy-lord-I-need-to-do-laundry, and just enjoy each and every moment of the day.

In the afternoon I ventured to my parent’s house, as the dark storm that was promised did, indeed, roll in, and I watched The Profit (seriously, sooo good!) snuggled up with my mama as we knitted and enjoyed a homemade dinner with the family. 

My dad then drove me back to to my humble abode, where I commented to him our it was 9pm, on a Sunday, and I was really looking forward to work the next day. Yup. Nothing like a job you love. :)

So yup, it was a solid, solid weekend to say the least. And now, my friends, to make it a solid week…

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June 25th, 2014
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Horses are good for the soul. 

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June 17th, 2014
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And then, of course, there was Sunday. Glorious, glorious stay-forever-Sunday. I was the *only* person up at the barn, so instead of riding, I just hung out with the horses (like the crazy horse person I am). 

My favourite horse, Buddy, was so pleased to see a human me, he came trotting when I called his name! He is such a people-loving horse, and if I won a lot of money I would buy him instantly. He literally will hug you by wrapping his head around you, and then just hang out there. So sweet. 

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June 8th, 2014
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Two days, same place, one happy girl!

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June 6th, 2014
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A splendid day off, if I do say so myself 😊👏 #lizclairerides #americansaddlebred

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June 2nd, 2014
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Oh hay there, me again (see what I did there? me so funny). I know, I know, y’all are tired of seeing horse photos each and every weekend, but look at me posting away anyways…

I actually decided today I was going to make a horse book, so I can actually develop some of the horse photos I take each and every week, but that is neither here nor there. Today’s ride was ah-mazing. The weather continued on in all its glory, and my sister and I (as our mom watched Lily), galivanted around the meadows. Up and down. Down and Up. Over bridges. And into fields.

The horse I ride most of the time is called Bud, and I am this.certain he actually knows me… although, this may all be in my head. He’s so sweet, and loves humans (he always tries to hug me), and his mane gives me hair envy (#fact).

So yup. Another Sunday. Another gorgeous day for the books blog.

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May 25th, 2014
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I spent nearly six hours today at the barn, and all I can say is… best, day, ever! I rode three different horses, took a million and one photos of the gorgeous colours, and got my tan on as I literally hung out with Bud in the fields.

Stay forever Sunday, please n’ thanks👌👍👏

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May 5th, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

Hey Dream Team (that’s you), I’m just popping in to say that as I sit at my work desk, on this Monday evening, I’m still dreamin’ about all the pretty horses gallivanting around yesterday. No really, check out my Instagram (Username: LizClaire_) for a pret-ty cool video of them galloping and bucking and, well, let’s just say it’s Horses Gone Wild. 

I didn’t actually ride yesterday, but rather we had a clinic up at the good, old barn.  I won’t bore you non-horse people with the details of it all, but it was super cool, as there was a demonstration where a woman rode/jumped without a bridle. Ah-mazing.

Anywho. I am planning on a going for a run this evening, but then again, my couch is calling my name. Fine, fine, I must gallop free on the city streets like the horses. Very well then. I will report back after said gallop canter trot. 

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April 27th, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

My love for him these creatures knows no bounds, it’s timeless and endless. He They enrich my life in more ways than I can ever express in words. 

(Ha! The above was totally some cheesy love quote a friend posted on her Facebook, but y’know, it works here too. Riding today was phenomenal. And… oh hi there summer, we’re ready for you.

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April 3rd, 2014
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~ Sunday Funday ~

I did a lot of driving over the weekend. And I realized how much I miss driving. It’s such quality alone time, and I get to play music really loud.  and cruise along in my automobile (yesssss, in my mom’s van, shhhh, minor detail). For the first time in my life, I really (REALLY) want to buy a car (notably for horse riding, and to visit my niece!), but as my finances won’t allow for it right now, I may sign up for Zip-car, or one of those car services. Anyone have a tip? Suggestion? Experience good/bad with one?

ANYWHO, cars are not the point of this post, but rather olden-day-cars; horses. Sunday afternoon I zoomed to the barn to have a lesson with my instructor. Considering I haven’t ridden in a few weeks, it was an awesome lesson, especially because…. I AM LEARNING TO GET A HORSE TO LAY DOWN. It’s really, really, REALLY, cool and I am probably more excited about this than any of you, but yes, whatever, believe it, remember it.

The day was warm and sunny out (Aussie friends, don’t let the snow fool  you!), and I took a bajillion carrots out to the horses in the fields, which I really love to do. I just stand in the middle, and they will walk up to me, and I let them chomp on their treats. Quality horse time right there.

Sunday evening involved me falling asleep at 8pm, because, well, yes. Busy busy busy weekend, but it was really the best.

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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