Monday, August 9, 2010

Ribbons & Roses & Feeding Your Passion!

The Spirit of the American Morgan Horse

Thoroughbred Park

Man O' War, sire of Triple Crown Winner War Admiral, also memorialized here.

This summer, as in most horse show seasons for us, it is all about feeding our passion for the glorious four-legged creatures & finding a way to manage: stabling, traveling, training & feeding-yet still finding a way to "manage the store" that is, our family businesses.

Fortunately, we have an awesome, talented trainer who takes care of the "ponies" & we are learning from our teenager that it is truly not the trophy, but the race.

This means making family vacations of horse shows- we wouldn't trade these adventures for anything!

For my part, I will "work for feed"

This week I am doing custom sewing of "designer" ladies hunt show shirts! I made a pattern-first for my daughter, then for several others and got to work.

By adding special touches not usually found in off-the-rack shirts, even most custom shirts, such as piping, elegant monograms and new collar shapes, things are hopping in the order department!

Anything to feed the horse habit!!

Happy feeding your Passion!


  1. Hi Elaine,
    The shirts look beautiful and would love to see one in person. Is that your daughter washing the horses tail? She too is quite beautiful :)
    I am still in Montana in our RV and actually started taking some riding lessons just last week and have about 5 more before heading back.
    It sounds as though you are enjoying your journey and I saw that you even looked at some Airstream's. I have never been in one myself, but see lots of them around. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to see you in the fall.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words Andrea! I know that you too love sewing & travel-maybe you'll want to show horses too! You can use my new pattern for your shirts!! Happy adventures in the Great Northwest! :) Elaine