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Lady Lightning: The Wild Woman

Hello, dolls! I don’t know where you are or what you’re doing but I hope all is well and life is fabulous!

OK, so today in horse class instead of having class in the inside arena we had class in the outside arena. Now, the best place to horseback ride is outside because it feels absolutely AHmazing when you’re riding and the wind is blowing through the holes in your helmet. But you should only ride outside when your feel comfortable riding inside.

And here’s why: my Lady Lightning, who’s 24, which technically mans she’s old for a horse, who’s so sweet and slow and lazy and nonchalant was moving like a speed demon today.

I don’t know, something happens. Horses get outside and see grass and sky and for a minute- they forget they’ve been domesticated. They start like running and feeling the air flowing through their mane and they’re “like this is awesome- why have I been in my stall for the past few months?” So Lady was like trotting really fast and cantering fast and was trying to  canter even when I didn’t ask her to and was tripping (like literally) and stuff. And did I mention that a horse spooked her and she ran for like five to ten seconds? Not cantered… ran. Big deal. Big difference. I even had to tell her to “Stop, stop,” because she was getting excited and trying to canter even when I didn’t ask her too, and I’ve never had to do that with Lady Lightning. But I guess it’s good for me because I have to be that much more in control and attentive especially because there were barrels and other set ups for jumps and Lady Lighting undoubtedly would’ve jumped if I had let her.

Speed demon that Lady Lightning is.

And then she put spit on my hand when I fed her a carrot! And the spit was bubbly. Ewww…

But then again… she is Lady Lightning and I love her and I genuinely feel like we’re friends, like we understand each other. I’ve never had any bond with an animal as strong as the bond that I feel with Lady. She’s really my BHF. Best horse-y friend.

‘Til next time…



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I’ve been nominated for (another) blogger award…


Five awards in two days? She (meaning me) cannot handle all of this! OMG. I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award which I just found out is a way to recognize blogs who have fewer than 200 followers.  Liebster is a German word that means beloved and valued and I most definitely feel better after finding out I’ve been nominated for this award. Thank you so much Equestriangradstudent for your nomination! I’ve never visited your blog before, but I will most definitely be checking it out after your wonderful nomination! 🙂

So here are 11 random facts about me:

  1. I’ve recently discovered that I drive better in heels.
  2. Like my nominator, “Equestriangradstudent,” I’m a vegetarian, too!
  3. My favorite artist is Florence + The Machine. And for that reason, my mother is convinced that I was switched at birth, even though she listens to Kenny Rogers and watches the Andy Griffith Show.
  4. I woke up to Taylor Swift music this morning! Woo hoo!
  5. I won 4 ribbons yesterday in horse show! The first was a 4th place, then a 3rd place, and then a 1st place and then they gave me a “Reserve Champion” ribbon for second place over all. The judge told me I had lovely knees and the best quiet hands. Yeah, baby! And it was my first show ever!
  6. My newest fashion obsession is drop crotch pants, or as I call them “Genie pants.”
  7. My favorite movie is “Funny Girl” starring Barbara Streisand.
  8. I’ve always wanted a draft horse because they’re really tall and some look like they have on furry boots- like Snooki when she wears furry boots in the summer.
  9. I just started my first job! I work at a bank as an “intern” during the summer before I go to college.
  10. The best dessert I’ve ever eaten is crem brulee. My favorite meal would probably be an organic Amy’s Cheese Pizza and crem brulee for dessert.
  11. I live by quotes. My favorite quotes are four that I’ve posted on the blog:
  • Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway.
  • When you have come to the edge of all the light you have and step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of the two will happen to you either you’ll find something solid to stand on or you’ll be taught how to fly! -Richard Bach
  • Innocence: I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path -Mason Cooley
  • I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick a*s. -Maya Angelou

And now here are the answers to the questions from Equestriangradstudent:

1. What was your very first experience with horses?

I can’t even remember. I’ve always had a love for horses, long before I was riding as consistently as I am now. At events and field trips, I    always wanted to ride the ponies/ horses. One of my first parties as a little girl was actually at the farm that I take lessons at now. All my little friends got cowgirl hats.

2. First horse you owned?

I’ve never owned my own horse. My mother told me that if I took my horse lessons seriously she would buy me a horse, that was until I decided I wanted to go away to college. I haven’t heard much talk about getting my own horse since. I do plan to buy some land and have my own farm, complete with plenty of horses (one of the mares will be named Duchess) and a hot pink tractor.

3. Your current mount?

*She Googles “mount”* I have no idea how to answer this question. Does this mean horse? My first idea was to say that I hate “leg- ups” because I don’t like being tossed in the air. Lolz. I’m sorry. When I become a more advanced rider I’m sure I’ll be able to answer this question.

4. Describe him/her in one word:

*Crickets* I don’t know…

5. The horse you learned the most from?

Lady Lightning. She’s taught me and is teaching me to be brave and tougher. She’s considered to be old, because she’s twenty- four and horses only live to about thirty,  so she’s very intuitive. If I’m nervous or don’t believe in myself when I ask her to do something, she won’t do it. She’s showed me that I have to believe that I can do something, and that I can achieve it and that it can be fun. She’s also taught me the art of nonchalant- ness and the value of being the sweetest thing ever…

6. Favorite saddle? Why?

I know you’re asking about specific types of saddles. I ride English. I’m not sure about the different  types of English saddles. But my favorite color is pink. If I ever found a pink saddle I bet you that would be my favorite saddle. Why? ‘Cause it would be pink. Pink is awesome.

7. Piece of tack you couldn’t do without?


8. Do you compete?

Yes. My first ever horse show was last Sunday where I won the four ribbons that I mentioned above. I never thought that I would ever compete or do any shows, because I just wasn’t interested in competition. But after that show and winning a first place ribbon, I’m really excited about competing more and moving up to more advanced categories. The one thing I’d never compete in is horse racing. I’d be too afraid of bursting the horse’s heart (which is a real thing). I love horses too much to do something that could be that potentially dangerous. Also, the college I’ll be attending has an equestrian team that I plan to join, and they compete so I plan to participate in that.

9. Favorite horsey memory?

I was in Lady Lightning’s stall and I had a bag with a camera in it to take a picture of her. I was looking in the bag for the camera and she walked up to me, looking for food of course. I said “I don’t have any food. See?” I asked and I held open the bag for her to see for herself. She stuck her whole face in the bag, looking for food.

10. Favorite non-horsey pastime?

Reading. I love reading. I’m supposed to be getting “Carrie” and Tyra Bank’s book. My favorite genre is fiction as you may have assessed. I also like shopping. That’s one of the reasons why I’ll be a good interior designer. If shopping were a sport I’d be in the Olympics. 2016, baby!

11. Goals for this year?

To spend as much quality time with my friends and family before I leave for college. I want to have good relationships with everyone before I leave because I want their love and my memories of them to carry me through these next four years and still have good, strong, and healthy relationships when I come back. I also want to pass this upcoming test to graduate and survive this three hour a day math class that meets three days a week that I have coming up… Pray for me.

OK. So “Some Fabulous Chick’s Blog.” is all about real beauty, fashion, quotes, design, discovering who I am, creating who I want to be, and some other random things. So in honor of everything (including the randomness) that my blog is about, here are my questions/ requests for my nominees:

  1. Name a random thing in your room.
  2. Name a random thing in your purse/ bag or man purse.
  3. Name your favorite feature. Physically and personality wise.
  4. What’s your favorite quote?
  5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
  6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever given?
  7. Best gift you’ve ever gotten? Tangible and not tangible.
  8. Tell me about the best moment in your life.
  9. Why do you blog?
  10. And now, for my Oprah question, who are you?
  11. And now, for my me question, what makes you fabulous?

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog.
  2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
  5. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate and include links to their blogs.
  6. Go to each bloggers page and let them know you have nominated them.

Here are the nominees:

  1. The Life of Armani
  2. adventuresofsufigirl
  3. World Without Winter
  5. Your Shopping Friend
  6. My Journey to Beat Leukemia
  7. Fear and Loathing in Chicago
  8. Dressage Different
  9. Toes In, Heels Down
  11. A Gift Horse

OK, babes.

This newly found working girl has a test to study for. Thank you again “Equestriangradstudent” for your nomination. You are fabulous, dahhhling.

Kisses and well wishes!


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Numba 391…

Numba 391...

My number in the horse show…

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I’m learning that confidence…

I’m learning that confidence is easier preached than done. Lady Lightning helped teach me that today when I was saddling her and we had to jump today. First, I was saddling her and she doesn’t like being saddled, so she bites the air to kind of scare you or just tell you that she does not want to be saddled. It freaked me out. I’m thinking: what is she doing? Is she like threatening to bite me? Second we were jumping today. Not just over poles on the ground but these were poles actually propped up in the shape of an X. Lady kept going to the poles and then going around the poles because I was leading her to them, but I wasn’t confident that I could do it in my heart and she sensed it, so being the intuitive horse that Lady is, she didn’t jump. That was until my teacher had me to make myself make Lady Lightning jump over the poles.

I was just all off today. I missed class last week and when I miss by even one day, I come back and my confidence isn’t the same.

Confidence is easier preached than it is practiced… I have to work on that.

Work on believing in yourself in being confident dolls! When you conquer yourself, you can conquer the world.



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When you fall on a horse…

… get up and try try again.


OK, so you all know that I love horseback riding and that my favorite horse is named Lady Lighting. I’m really happy in my class and we’re advancing pretty quickly now. And we’re jumping now. Yay! Last week was when we started jumping and we’re starting on a really basic level by just jumping over poles placed on the ground. It was really fun especially when we started cantering and Lady Lighting jumped over the poles (they were placed on some kind of block,but she and I really weren’t supposed to be jumping while cantering. Oops!). Anyway it was all fun until last Friday, when we were trotting and were supposed to jump over some more poles. Well, Lady Lightning is a little lazy sometimes and I didn’t get her trotting at a pace that was fast enough for her to be trotting over the poles and she fell. My heart had like… sank. But luckily I’m okay because she didn’t fall off to the side, she stumbled forward and I didn’t fall face first into horse poo. I never fell off her back. And Lady Lightning , being the champ that she, wasted no time getting back up and kept going. ‘Cause she’s Lady Lighting and she’s amazing. And like every brave cowgirl before me, I couldn’t let one stumble shake me or stop me. ‘Cause I’m Maryam and I’m amazing, too!

So never give up people! Keep going even if you fall down… There’s nothing wrong with a little stumble, as long you can recover from it!

Tell me about the time you’ve falling on a horse or just a time when you had to dust yourself off and get back up. Let me know in the comments!



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