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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…

Education is good - NEDA Flextime and SMDA clinic

Not only am I signed up to work with Reva with Chris Lombard in June, but I have also been accepted to ride Dreamy in two NEDA Flextime lessons this year! WHOOT! I am again riding with Gwyneth MacPherson at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester as I did last August. I am really looking forward to that! Also I am riding with Jennifer Wilson-Horr of Cedar Hill Farm in Springvale. I can take my two lessons anytime this spring/summer.

Plus, I sent in my application for the SMDA clinic with Heather Blitz! I have not yet heard if I got a spot though, as the closing date is not until March 31. The clinic is May 1-2 at Pineland Farm and of course I would ride Dreamy. I really hope I get to ride with Heather! I am hoping that if I get a spot, I will then try to ride the next month with one of my NEDA instructors and then the other the following month. It will be like having three dressage clinics for three months! LOL! And of course, I hope to work at least bi-monthly (but preferably weekly) with my super instructor Judy T!

It is funny how much riding education means to me lately. I LOVE taking clinics and lessons and learning as much as I can. I know in the past two years my riding and equitation has improved dramatically. :)

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