Daddy and his two hams!! 🤣🤣🤣 . . Happy Kindergarten Graduation little beanie!!! Mama and Dada are so proud of you!! . . Thank you to our amazing family who came out to celebrate the bean last night! . . Now on the road again this morning off to 4H achievement day!! 🤪🤪🤪😴😴😴
What a fun day for our little family spent at the Eckville Junior Rodeo! Loved watching all of the kids! Little cowgirls Georgia and Lena had a great time on their mounts Arthur and Twix! . . @dadbod_mike . . #welshponiesofinstagram #palominopony #georgiaandarthur #cowgirls #keystoneequine #keystoneponies
Surprise!!! My mare I co-own with my Mom “Blink And She’s Gone” is back in training!!! It is going to be an exciting summer! . . Blink is out of DJ Bright Dolly (Maddon’s Bright Eyes linebred mare raised by my dad) and by World Record Holder/World Champion Gone To The Mountain ! . . Thank you to the Gone To The Bright Side Syndicate for believing in her and giving her this opportunity! . . #blinkandshesgone #gonetothemountain #aqha #aqhaproud #aqharacing #horseracing #quarterhorse #quarterhorseracing #quarterhorsehistory
Gus, my forever heart horse, took me for a wicked ride last night. He is feeling so strong thanks to AT Kennedy Equine Rehabilitation and Fit Centre! Thank you Traci and Alec so much for your hard work with Gus, your support, mentorship and coaching! . . Gus and my #raceforacure season has been off to a great start! There are so many with AS who are unable to walk let alone barrel race. I promise to run hard and not to let a second of my able bodied time go to waste!!! . . @racinforacure @curearthritis . . #ankylosingspondylitis #aswarrior #ankylosingspondylitisawareness #stayfit #keepmoving #stayactive #nevergiveup #bebrave #havehope
Georgia and her cousin Tylee riding the range rounding up cattle for @ltlangus and @mamaontherun4 branding. This was Georgias first year riding in the round up. She was mighty proud of herself and her little palomino pony. . . . What memories! I can’t imagine a better way to grow up. . . Thank you Leslee and Ty for having us once again. Can’t wait till next year! . . . #welshponiesofinstagram #georgiaandarthur #palominopony #brandingseason #family
Morning workout for the boys before the heat sets in!! What a beautiful breezy morning!!!
A great day spent barrel racing with my little family! . Loved rockin’ my new shirt from Traci and Alec of AT Kennedy Equine who are sponsoring Gus and my @racinforacure this season! With the help of my mount (and bestie) Gus I ride, race and stay active for those with AS who are no longer able! . Georgia and Arthur had a GREAT day bringing home 2nd in the PeeWee division!! Great job you two! . @racinforacure @curearthritis . #raceforacure #curearthritisstreak #aswarrior #ankylosingspondylitis #ankylosingspondylitisawareness #staystrong #stayfit #stayactive #barrelracing #georgiaandarthur #welshponiesofinstagram #palaminopony
“Wahoooo! Yaaaaa!!! This is AMAZING!” We are both yelling at the top of our lungs as we ride on through the fields. A perfect ending to an adventure filled day. Much excitement is in the air! . . Side Note: Still keeping a watchful eye but Arthur is feeling tip top these days. #welshponiesofinstagram #palaminopony #georgiaandarthur
My child. Laying out in the sun with her cat Superhero. . . She packed up Superhero this morning with some cat food and snacks for herself and said,” Mama, Superhero and I are going on a trip around the world. We may never be back.” . My future with this wild child flashes before my eyes. . I bend down and look her in the eyes,” Have the most fun in the world and make sure to have many adventures. If you can try to come home once in a while.” . “We will Mama.” She says as she walks out the door without a backwards glance. . My bean. I wish for you all the adventures in the world. Keep dreaming big and never looking back. And know your Mama loves you where ever this world may take you. . #dreambig #imagination #letthemlive #letgo #wildchild #livefree
This is my best friend Selby. She has been my best friend for 23 years!! And today we celebrated her birth. . Selby. You are magic. You are fire. Your have more spirit and passion than anyone I know and I am so grateful that I get to call you my best friend. Thank you for being the best best friend I could ever wish for. Thank you for continually pushing me to be my best. Thank you for believing in me. You truly inspire me every damn day and I am so proud of the woman you have become. . I love you. I believe in you. And, I cannot wait to see what craziness we can get up to this next 23 years of friendship! . @agirlnamedselby . #bff #bestfriendsforever #soulsisters
May is Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month!!! Why do you need to know about this disease?? Because more people have AS than MS, cystic fibrosis and Lou Gehrigs combined! It is a systemic disease that wreaks havoc on your entire body and their is no cure! . And so we #aswarriors streak this month using fitness to raise awareness. If able, it is so important for warriors to keep moving to help with function and mobility and hopefully slow the progression of disease. . . Have hope and keep going! . . #aswarrior #ankylosingspondylitis #ankylosingspondylitisawareness #cureAS #raceforacure #bebrave #havehope #keepgoing #fitness #stayfit #lift @busylizziesf @curearthritis @racinforacure
Picked up Mr.Gus today from AT Kennedy Equine where he spent the week being pampered! Gus had a whole week of treatment on the water treadmill, spa and walker!! And boy did he feel good today when I cruised him through a run!!! . . Thank you so much Alec and Traci for sponsoring Gus and I this season by keeping us running strong as we spread awareness and raise money for AS!! . . Please cheer us in when you see us out and about! Anything we win will go towards our @racinforacure campaign which raises money to help find a cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis! @curearthritis . . #raceforacure #curearthritisstreak #cureAS #aswarrior #ankylosingspondylitis #ankylosingspondylitisawareness
Georgia. You have filled my life with more magic and love than I ever thought possible. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom. 💗
Georgia and Arthur together again. 🦄 Arthur was given the okay to start back with light riding under close watch. Here Georgia practices “liberty” with Arthur while warming up for 4H last night. 🦄 🦄 #welshponiesofinstagram #georgiaandarthur #palaminopony #keystoneequine #keystoneponies
🦄🦄My happy place. 🦄🦄 . Cannot believe this unicorn is mine.
Today is World AS Day. I struggle today to think of what to say. I have had many people DM me lately asking me for help. Literally telling me they have been recently diagnosed and asking for help. My heart aches. I know the fear they are feeling. I am so lucky to have an incredible medical team and supportive family. I am lucky to live in Canada. So I offer these words to my fellow warriors today. These are the words my rheumatologist said to me when he first confirmed my AS diagnosis. These words spoke to me and lit a fire under my ass I ever knew existed. . . He said,” This is your life now. We don’t know how your disease will progress but this is your life now Ashley and it is up to you how you choose to live it. I have every hope that with proper medication, nutrition and exercise you may never fuse.” . . Hope my friends. That one word. Hope. And I have hope for you. Hope you can dig deep and fight back. Hope that you can see that while it is difficult it is also a gift. Hope for your future. Hope you can lean into the fear and use it to drive you forward. Hope. . May the 4th Be With You. . #aswarriors you have all of my love always. . . #refusetofuse . . Thank you @hopeinmotionlife for creating this image. . . . #aswarrior #ankylosingspondylitis #ankylosingspondylitisawareness #worldasday #keepmoving #keepgoing #bebrave #staystrong #autoimmunedisease #keepfit #havehope