It’s on the internet, guys!

I have a bizarre love of shopping some of the random Chinese online stores – like Chinese Amazon, but not? Every once in a while I find real gems at super cheap prices which makes it all worth it. The other reason it’s all worth it are the hilarious things I come across.

I searched ‘horse’ this  afternoon in a fit of boredom and the results were glorious.

Oh look, it’s Lucy in retirement…

How about a new front entry piece for someone?

This is a dog apparently?

Kind of want to buy these just to torment my Jack Russell

This feels like the appropriate way to store post-barn wine bottles

The translation in this is just… a lot.

100% would buy these if they came in adult sizes

I have so many questions and I don’t think I want any of them answered

Actually need this to get me to work every day. Guys, it’s only like $1000!


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How cold is too cold?

With all the talk of cold weather around the country right now and so many bloggers experiencing freezing temperatures, I thought I would repost this from a local veterinarian. A great scientific (!) look into the question, “how cold is too cold to ride?” Enjoy, stay warm and have a happy new year! We’ll see you in 2018!

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The beginning of the damage

So I miiiighttt have done some Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday damage this year.

My UPS man realllllyyy hates me right now.

What did we make out with? A lot of things are still being made/in transit, but the first go-round delivered.

RJ Classics Gulf Breeches in green

I like these a lot – they’re super pretty. But they have the same downfall all my breeches have: the size that fits me everywhere else is a littllleee tight on the waist. Not enough to send them back, but uh, these won’t be fat day breeches.

TuffRider Regal Field Boots

These were an insane price from RW, so I figured I’d try them out. (Apparently I am turning into Stacie.) And they’re lovely for the price. But, I ordered a 7.5 Regular, my normal size, and they’re huge. Because of course. So I’m trying to debate exchanging for the 7 Slim vs just returning because do I really need a 4th pair of boots?

County Crop 19″

I needed a new crop, but I really didn’t want a boring black one. I also don’t have the budget for a fancy custom one. This ended up being a great compromise from RW. It has navy! So maybe it won’t grow legs and leave me…

I also ended up with a new pair of Roeckl gloves since mine no longer have any grip on them.

That’s just the RW box though… there might be 8 more packages coming… Bonnets, browbands, saddle pads, oh my!

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Version 2.0 (Beta)

Once upon a time, I had a blog. And a retired horse. Then I went to grad school and then I moved… like, three times. And blog was no more.

But then here we are and it’s 2017 and I’m riding again and have a grown up job and there’s a new blog. Marescara, ’cause until this one, every horse I’ve had? Mares. Love ’em. And I’m 100% girly-girl and I adore makeup and own too many shoes and can have entire conversations on lipstick shades. There you have it.

So let’s catch up:

I’m (still) Holly. Since last time I: went to grad school, graduated, moved to South Carolina, finished a fellowship, went from human medicine to veterinary medicine, moved to Indiana (…yeah) and (the important part here) leased a horse. Yeah, back in the game.

The details? Doc is an American Saddlebred who is owned by my trainer, C. He’s all personality, takes great care of me, and takes all the jokes I manage to throw at him. And because I was inspired by all the other bloggers who are badass eventers, I said wait, that looks fun annddd… we’re eventing.

It seemed like the right time to write some things down, to see where we go and watch it all happen.

It’s good to be back, y’all.

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