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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Farewell Brentina

Brentina is a wonderful Grand Prix mare ridden by Debbie MacDonald. The pair has won many awards, but most recently they represented the US in Beijing last fall. Brentina will be retiring in a special ceremony at the World Cup Finals this month. It was hoped she would be able to perform her "Respect" freestyle, but in light of her recent colic surgery, it is unknown whether or not she will be up to it.

Here is an article about her surgery here.

No matter, because you can view her fabulous freestyle here on Youtube. It makes me cry when I watch it. This freestyle is just so perfect for her. It ranks up there with my all time favorite freestyle EVER, Andreas and Matine, which you can see here. I have never seen anything like it, and I doubt I ever will again. Though Brentina comes in a close second.

Farewell Brentina. I hope retirement brings you lots of carrots and lazy snoozes in the sun. :)

Comments

  1. Someone recently sent me a youtube video of a great freestyle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvUDAlsLo20
    I like it ALMOST as much as Matine.......
    And please dont hate me, but me Jenny and Aina are travveling to Las Vegas April 16-19 to see the whole shindig.....!
    It will be Briar's last performance too, so we will all be crying there, thats for sure.
    Have to bring lots of tissues.....

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