Monday, March 30, 2009

Full-time work

This week begins my first week back into full-time work in the real world, although it is with ThinLine, so I'm not making that far of a jump away from all-horses-all-the-time. In two weeks we'll depart for Las Vegas for the World Cup and then straight to Lexington, KY for Rolex -- getting paid for 2 straight weeks of the best horse-stuff shopping -- jealous yet?

The weather was nice enough to give me a beautiful send off into employment, after several days of doom-and-gloom raining. The horses have a beautiful new temporary paddock with lush green grass (aka horse-crack), and yesterday they spent the day lounging in the sun, grazing while laying down (can't miss one minute of eating time!), and running away from me while I was trying to catch P-man for a ride.

After much chasing, and many carrots, I finally caught him for what turned out to be a very nice ride. My surprise in the outcome is because we had high winds blowing beneath the beautiful sunshine, and poor P-man loves to stomp at the attack leaves blowing at his feet. This usually does not equal a very rhythmic trot. But for yesterday, he put his hatred for moving things aside for a bit and was quite workmanlike for our short ride.

We will hopefully get some releaf from the rain so I can get some good workouts in and the ground will dry a bit, but the weather forcast, unfortunately, doesn't look all that promising....

3 comments:

wilsonc said...

Congratulations on your new job! What is it that you do for thin line that has you traveling so much? Do you go around to shows and events as a vendor or representative? Sounds like a nice job. At least your around horse people. Hopefully it won't cut into your riding time to much.

Cass said...

There are actually only 4-5 full-time employees for the company, so I do a lot of ddifferent stuff. We take our company display to some of the big shows, so most of us travel and sell while there, but in the office, I do mainly the design/advertising/marketing stuff. And since we're all horse people, the time that our horses take up is understood and adjusted for which is really cool!

Veronica Lodge said...

Sounds like an awesome job. Hope you enjoy it!