Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My 10 Favorite Posts in 2014

We'll call this a 2014 review, after a fashion. I thought I'd go back over my archives and pick my top 10 favorite posts - which ones I thought were well-written, informative, fun, significant, you name it. So here we go; in no particular order.

1. Bits I Have Loved
An overview of all the different bits Tristan has gone in over the years, and why.

2. How to Identify and Read a Bureau of Land Management Freeze Brand
I did a lot of research and reading to write this, and I'm pleased with it. It's also one of the posts that gets search hits from time to time. I wrote it after realizing there wasn't a good comprehensive article out there that put all of this information together.

3. Green Mountain Horse Association Sleigh Rally
What a fun day - so many gorgeous horses and sleighs, so many picture opportunities. One of my top 5 most-read posts on this blog.

4. Breyer Stablemate Custom Painting
I am the least artistic person in the whole world, so I was proud of this all out of proportion with its actual importance.

5. Product Review: SmartPak's SmartBlanket App
This post got me mentioned on a Stuff Riders Say SmartPak video and made me briefly internet famous. Okay, not even briefly, and not even a little bit famous. But I actually do still really like the app, had fun writing this, and was totally surprised at the recognition I got for it.

6. DIY Project: Custom Quarter Sheet
I still use this quarter sheet all the time, and love it. Thrilled with how it turned out.

7. Fall Trail Ride at Groton State Forest
Hands-down one of my favorite horse memories of the entire year, and I loved getting to share so many photos of just how beautiful Vermont can be.

8. How to Re-Waterproof a Turnout Blanket
I'm happy that I got this huge project out of the way and that I did a pretty good (imho) tutorial as I went along. It's gotten a bunch of hits, too.

9. Pony Pulling at the Tunbridge World's Fair
I can't even properly express how much fun this was. The videos in this post don't quite do it justice, but they're still awesome. Another great horse memory of 2014.

10. RTR Blog Hop: Superstitions
So often the blog hops are fun, informative, and quirky, but this one really struck a chord with me. I got to share something really personal about the way I think about Tristan and it seemed like people really responded.

So, there you have it! There are definitely more I could've chosen, but these rose to the top. Do you have a favorite post that you wrote in 2014?


  1. I think my favorites this year were the equine photography posts. You have a great range of topics here!

  2. awesome recap - and so many great posts! i loved the pony pulling too :)

  3. I totally used your post on re-waterproofing your blankets to do my own!


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