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She's here!!! :dance: Finesse arrived safe and sound this morning. We shipped her with the transport company Equine Express. They've moved horses for us before, and they're wonderful with the horses. The driver told me that Finesse travelled very well, drank plenty of water and munched at her hay happily. She got doses of Probios, a probiotic paste that aids in digestion when a horse is under stress, such as lengthy travel. She seemed very calm when I saw her, and she immediately knew me and wrapped her neck around me when I hugged her. Of course, the first thing she did when we unloaded her from the rig was drop her head to eat grass. So, I don't think the move stressed her too much.

I walked her up the road to the barn and turned her out in the indoor arena for a few minutes to let her stretch and roll if she wanted. Then I let her settled in her stall while I got her feed bin set up and rationed her feed for the week. She gets a half portion tonight before going back to her regular portion tomorrow morning. I love the stalls here. They all have small runs attached to the back, so there's space outside to stretch out, walk around, and socialize over the fence. She's next to a little paint mare named Sassy. The automatic waterer was an adventure though. The first time Finesse took a drink and the pump kicked in, she freaked out, but settled back down pretty quickly. She's a little spooky by nature, so I wasn't concerned. 

She also got a nice grooming. It's been a few days, so she really needed it. I have a bubble bath planned for her for the weekend. Now, I'm home and she's settling in. We'll have a light hack tomorrow morning to stretch out and explore the indoor and outdoor rings, and then get back to work this weekend. I'm targeting mid-October for our first show, so that's a short-term goal I'm working toward with her now.

It is amazing to have my sweet girl here with me. It's a dream come true, and I feel like my whole life is coming together now. Classes start on August 25th, so I have a couple of weeks to just relax and play with Finesse :heart:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: "Quadrophenia" - The Who
  • Reading: The Circle - Dave Eggars


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've always loved art and have enjoyed drawing and painting. Horses are my truest passion. I competed in hunter/jumper shows all through high school. Two years out of college, in May 2014, I was finally able to buy my first "forever horse," Finesse.

I graduated from Colgate University in 2012 with my B.A. in Psychology. I spent the past year working as a research assistant in a developmental psychology research lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. The primary project examined adolescent aggression and antisocial behavior. Currently, I am continuing my education in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Washington State University.

I also love books, film, good wine, and an exciting hockey game. I am an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

My classes, work schedule, and horse keep me very busy, but I try to draw and post whenever I can. I'm always looking for constructive criticism and I try my best to respond to all comments. Enjoy my art :)

Current Residence: Pullman, Washington
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Favourite genre of music: Indie. Classic Rock. Alternative. Progressive.
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: "And in that moment, I swear, we were infinite..."

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Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: I just wanted to say you're in my thoughts and prayers today! You'll probably get this long after the fact, but happy moving!! :)
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We got to the house last night and just got internet set up this morning! Things aren't exactly following the script we'd set, but I suppose that's how these things tend to go. The important thing is, we all made it safely, things are looking good, and even though we don't have most of the furniture, we do have chairs!
Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nawww. :hug: At least you have chairs! I have one in my apartment. My dad's constantly hounding me to get more, so I can properly entertain. XD

But I'm glad to hear that you arrived safely, and I promise I'll get to your journal soon. :heart:
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, no worries! 

Everything else arrived and I'm finally settling in. Today is the first day I've had that I'm not running around and/or filling out a bunch of forms and writing checks, though that picks up again tomorrow. So today is a pajama day, and I really should get back to work on drawing ;)
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junestars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
i really like horses and riding them is the most fun part of all  
andresbestardmaggio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work to your favourites!

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Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanted to say how happy I am for you, hon. :hug: I know I've been horrible at replying to e-mails, but I'm so glad to hear all's well in your world! For grad school, Finesse, and every other wonderful thing in your life.
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you, love! :hug: Don't worry about the emails---I've been so busy lately that I'd be the one behind on them at this point :XD: I hope all is going well with you :heart:
Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome, sweetheart! :) Haha, I read your journal; wowsers, you do sound busy! And there's always the joy of a new addition to your life--I adopted a kitten about a month ago, to keep Milton company... haha. It's kind of crazy how all your time seems to be consumed by cuteness/newness. :P
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, what's kitty's name? I'd love to see pics ;)

Tom's planning on adopting a Maine Coon kitten (or two). He wants to name it Bowser, but when I hear Coon, all I can think of is Cartman :aww:

And it is crazy--I had been riding twice a week before I got Finesse. Now I'm out there 4-5 days a week. And it's about 45 minutes to an hour to get to the barn. But it's worth it :) She's such a sweetie and we're starting to figure each other out, which is awesome! :)
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