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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. having this photo shoot was definitely a highlight of 2019! 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

NEDA Spring Photographs

I hate trying to get my photos into a long post, so I am going to do the photos separate. I am hoping that I can get a professional pic too.

I am actually on the center line (got a 7 on this center line) but from S's vantage point, it looks bad. LOL!

I am sitting up, but Dreamy is on her forehand....

Whoa, big canter stride. Unfortunately, S never got a good pic of the canter. My position is not that bad, really. Definitely getting better!

Free walk...her hind legs look odd. ??
Cantering and I am TRYING so hard to sit up and keep my legs at the girth...

YAY! Our second place ribbon for Training 2! With the nice backdrop of gravel piles. We should have though of it and taken a pic near a NEDA banner or something nicer.....

This is our good luck charm, thanks to On the Bit! :) :) :) Thanks M!!!! I know it is working!!!

C wanted to take some here is S looking over my tests at the end of the day...

C taking pics of me untacking Dreamy. For an almost five year old, he takes pretty decent pics!


  1. I love it! I am so glad that my lucky charm is really working! I told it before I put it in the package that it had to bring you luck. I am so proud of you for placing at your very first recognized show! Go "Dream Team"!!!

  2. Congratulations Dreamy looks great, the two of you did very well. I want to thank you for your Canter Support group, I applied your techniques and it worked. Lat's most difficult lead is clockwise (Right lead) but tonight she was correct twice. :)

    Thanks again:0 :)

  3. Hi! I was just browsing though and saw your site. I have a STB gelding who has learned to canter and jumpe (quite nicely actually) but he has a very difficult time picking up his right lead. Any suggestions? I am an expereienced rider, but new to working with STBs and I was wondering if you had any adivce! Thanks!

  4. Hi Live to Fly! Welcome to my blog! I actually did a post last month about cantering. I think I called it Cantering Your STB. Link is here:

    Hope that helps as a start! :) Feel free to email me if you want to chat more. :D


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