Europe: Luxembourg Avec Ponies

A and I got up kinda-sorta early on Saturday to go to her barn.  I'd brought breeches, socks, and half chaps.  I had some shoes that I felt would be sturdy enough for riding.

Here's the (first) really cool thing about A's barn:  it's within walking distance of her flat.  She left D with a set of spare keys and instructions on her washer (because, oh my god, wash at every opportunity) and told him to make himself at home.  And we went on the short walk to her barn.

Walk out of a neighborhood, and bam.  Ponies.

This was adorable.
"Hey, Mom's here!"

Nancy.

Kika.

Nancy giving me a well-deserved side eye.  Smart pony.

Blurry from the dslr because I took it with me!

A pointing out the pony-eating tarps.

Tarps.
See how the road goes left and there's a break in the woods on the straight?  We went in the woods.




Pretty steep for this coastal Georgia girl.
A said to let Nancy pick her path and that "little" mare was amazing.



Take a moment to appreciate how ghetto I am and how nice A's stuff is.






We spent about a hour in the woods and passed some mushroom-pickers and a few other riders.  Seriously, it was like we were in a novel about horseback riders.  

When we got back to the barn and dismounted, A gave me a tour.  She really, really needs to share about her barn (with a map!), because it was huge and immaculate and had so many amenities.  Of course, I made friends.

"Screw you, stranger."

"Oh."

"Cookies?"

Kika, checking things out.


I loved this little pony!  So much personality!
 I told A that I wanted to steal Nancy.  I cannot say enough things about this mare, how well-behaved she was, how amazing on trail she was, and just what a great personality she has.  She's a dog in horse form.






And Kika is a kitty cat.  Affection on her terms!


Scritches.







Once we finished up and turned the ladies back out, we headed on the short walk back to her flat.  Upon opening the door, D was sprawled out on her couch with gummy bears, watching Guardians of the Galaxy on her lustable TV, with our laundry drying on her porch.  This is a testament to how friendly and approachable A is, that D took her invitation to make himself at home literally.

I'm absolutely indebted to A for giving me this experience!  I cannot thank her enough!  One day, we'll reciprocate.  :)

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12 comments

  1. So.jealous! !! What an amazing trip! That one picture looks a lot like you're new tat!

    I always knew A's horses were Gorgeous and amazing, but even more evidence!

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  2. So.jealous! !! What an amazing trip! That one picture looks a lot like you're new tat!

    I always knew A's horses were Gorgeous and amazing, but even more evidence!

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  3. Jealous of this adventure most of all!

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  4. so awesome that you got to ride Nancy!!! i love her little crimpy forelockhaha

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  5. So very awesome! I think we all need to win the lottery so we can have the most awesome blogger meet up ever!

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  6. Ahhh, what a fun time!! Kika and Nancy are lovely, as always, and I am so jealous you got to hang out with Aoife!

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  7. Ahhh, what a fun time!! Kika and Nancy are lovely, as always, and I am so jealous you got to hang out with Aoife!

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  8. You are too kind in your generous description of the two invaders of personal space (aka Kika & Nancy), the close up headshots make me laugh so hard. You could hardly snap your photos as i couldn't keep them both distracted. If i was faffing with one the other was all up in your grill.

    I am so honoured you boh took the slight detour on your European tour to come visit us, you were awesome house guests and it was so fab to meet you in person when I honestly thought I never would. What with literally living on another continent.

    Please come back whenever and as often as you like there is still so much of Lux i didn't show you guys! For such a tiny country it is steeped in history and has plenty sweeping views into neighbouring countries and much more WWI & II sights and battle fields, even trenches remain not far away in Belgium and France. Perks of being in the heart of those historical events i guess.

    If anyone is ever in my neck of the woods please do stop by my blog to leave a comment and we'll sort out email details and organise a free bed & breakfast set up for any potential blogger visitors! ☺☺☺☺
    If you want there can be poneh rides included in the experience ;-)

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  9. Ah love Aoife, glad you got to spend time with her :)

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  10. Tout la monde is better avec ponies!!! :D How very very awesome!

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