Thursday, June 23, 2016

Game Changer (or, Why Everybody Wants to Be Us)

There comes a time in everyone's life where an idea comes along that changes everything. Sometimes, that idea takes flight, and turns itself into a plan.  And then that plan gets legs, and becomes action.

By way of background, for those of you who may be new to the blog or new to my life, the Wine and Pony Club is a thing.  Well, I mean, it's not really a thing, there's no official club.  It's just that I love wine and I love ponies and whenever possible I try to combine those two things.  And it turns out I'm not alone in this.  Hence, Wine and Pony club.  Membership is free, voluntary, and open to all who like wine and/or ponies.  You're welcome to join.  Or start your own local chapter.

As I've mentioned on the blog before, mimosas and trail rides go perfectly together.  And here is where the game changer comes into play. This past weekend we decided to seriously up our mimosa game.  With on the go pouches.  Filled with the breakfast beverage of champions, orange juice and prosecco.


My barn friend Alyssa found them on the internet and they clipped perfectly to the d-rings on our saddles.  I used a double-end snap for mine to make it easier to get to.


The weather in NJ was perfect this weekend for a trail ride, sunny, breezy, just hot enough that you didn't really feel like working them.  I managed to recruit a fourth person to join us in the driveway with "do you want to come on a trail ride?  We have mimosas."  (Which, incidentally, is the best pick-up line in the world.)



Look at these views!



Snack/mimosa break


On the way home again
If this isn't living the good life, I don't know what is.  These days I am just so happy.

23 comments:

  1. Mimosas improve every situation. It's a fact.

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  2. What Heather said- this is an amazing idea.

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  3. I'm glad you're having a great time. Keep doing you! Trail rides and alcohol. Awesome idea.

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  4. Jello shooters can also be a fun trail ride accessory. We make ours with tequila. ;D

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  5. I'm driving up to your barn and we're doing this.

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  6. Your mimosa trail ride looks awesome! Man, those are some gorgeous trails!

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  7. I wish my trail riding buddies drank, so I could start my own chapter! It's hard being the only lush. Also, we took those collapsible water bottles with us to Europe and they were a LIFE SAVER. Then I gave one to my BM so she could sneak liquor on a cruise. Versatile.

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  8. OMG, I need to start a Southeastern PA version of this! I especially love that you used Proseco!

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  9. Sign me up! When I do this by myself it is considered "lonely" "crazy horse girl" material lol

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  10. That line would totally work on me. Way better than so what else do you ride? (True story that happened...apparently bikes were not the answer he was hoping for)

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  11. I love Mimosas and this looks like so much fun!

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  12. This makes me smile so much. I just found your blog and we went on our first trail ride last weekend.ive got a TB and we did hunters ... and now are doing dressage ... as of 2 months ago :)

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  13. I want to go on a mimosa trail ride!

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  14. for the record "do you want to ______. we have mimosas" is how you get me to do pretty much anything.

    love it!

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