Happy 5th birthday to us! When The Horsey Set Net first went live in late July 2008, I had no idea what I’d be blogging about, as this first post indicates.
Back then, the Olympics were just about to begin in Beijing, except we horsey folk were paying particular attention to the action in Hong Kong, where the equestrian competitions took place. The World Equestrian Games, slated for American soil for the first time ever, loomed ahead in 2010 like a shiny city of dreams.
Have we had fun since then, or what? 😉 Harry Potter in “Equus.” Zenyatta Mania. Falling in love with Joey in both incarnations of “War Horse.” Living the Derby dream each and every year since.
Anyway, I’ve given a lot of thought to how we could celebrate here, so I decided to thank y’all for being here and “getting it” by throwing what most of us would have wanted at 5 – a pony party!
If you could see the video embedded above, you saw we’re borrowing Hannah’s very lovely cake by YouTube user Penny Wheeler. (click on the link to watch the video, if you couldn’t see it embedded above.)
After all that sugar, provided we could bring ourselves to cut that cake, it’s time to romp around like these pony foals. If you can’t see the below embedded video by YouTube user Selwyn Cheadle, click on the link in the previous sentence.
After all that running around, it’s time for a dip in the pond (yep, click on the link if you can’t see the video – this one from YouTube user microwizard):
After all that sugar and romping about, we’re pooped. Time for a nap. (Yep, you know what to do. Click on the link if you can’t see the video by YouTube user BennySeverinHansen embedded below.)