Fall is finally here in the Sierras, sort of. It does still get up to the 70s during the afternoon but there is a chill in the air.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Fall is when Halloween happens, when the leaves change color, when it starts getting cooler. I love wearing sweatshirts, drinking hot chocolate and curling up under a blanket with a good book. But my favorite thing about fall? The horses start getting fuzzy!

“Are their peppermints in your new jacket? Give them to me!”
“Mom, where is the peppermint?!”

Isn’t that a stylish jacket for an OTTB owner? It was my birthday present from Eric.

But wait, isn’t my birthday not until Halloween? How am I getting presents already?

A few weeks ago OTTB.Tee’s┬áposted a photo of their new jacket. I turned to Eric and said, “Isn’t that an awesome jacket? I sort of really need it.” My birthday was coming up in a few months so I didn’t think it was totally out of the question.

Then the other day a package came in the mail for Eric. No, I did not open it! But on the upper left hand corner was a return label and it just happened to have an “I ride OTTB” sticker on it. Busted. And that’s how I got my very early birthday present.

Thanks, Eric!