Here there be dragons...

"I'm telling you stories. Trust me." - Winterson

Horses lend us the wings we lack...

In case you haven't seen it yet - our new logo:

Kewl huh? hahaha sometimes the simplest words are the best :) So I have to admit I'm pretty excited about it. I had asked for a logo appropriate for university/grad school type setting. Totally impressed. Thanks TONS to James Wilson at Overdrive Design.

How did we get here? Well it started with my old logo totally offending the designers that I worked with at Overdrive who were rather appalled by it. So James decided to help fix it. Awesome. I wasn't about to turn that down :) The first round had 2 versions - one pegasus and one dressage. But the dressage one, while gorgeous, screamed DQ so was abandoned. I wasn't sure what I thought of the pegasus idea... Too cliche? But then I decided while it may or may not technically work for the business, it suited *me* particularly well on all sorts of levels - and that has to count for something *g* And I figure we fly over horses, so why not have wings?

I also noticed he incorporated the three phases of eventing into the three steps, which was a minor detail I quite liked. And totally nailed the academic/formal concept.

The first version though the wings were much more in your face... I wasn't sure how to explain what I didn't like about them or how to fix them, but James called me back with "do you want them more anatomically correct?" ummmm sure. N I'm thinking, how do you know what is anatomically correct for a pegasus? hahaha but the result totally and completely eradicated my concerns cause while *I* may not know what's anatomically correct for a pegasus, he clearly does. Because the revised version was perfect.

By far the best comment came from Paula: "that's right, we're so good we get to ride horses with WINGS. ya right you're allowed to do that at YOUR barn..." hahaha I laughed and laughed. It's going to be a fun summer :)


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