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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…

Just another day on the farm...

This past Sunday my husband had to fix my barn floor.  It is made of wood (not by choice...it is 200 years old so that is what I have...for now!) which is not the best equine flooring in my opinion.  Yes, it looks pretty and is fairly cushiony, but it is a pain in the butt to maintain.  I am careful about airing the urine spots on the stall floors, I use more bedding (shavings) than I probably need to, and all that.  But still, there are rot spots from time to time.


There has been a soft spot at the back of the barn for a while now.  It is underneath the mats, so I was not too worried.  When it rained EVERY SINGLE DAY last summer, I was never able to get the back 6-10" of the floor to dry out completely, hence the soft spot of rot in the boards.


Well, Reva accidentally stepped on it that morning and CRACK! Yup, it finally gave out.  Thankfully, there were no issues except for the noise...and of course, my sensible filly just kept walking out!  LOL!


So anyway, while the boys fixed it up, I took some photos. 


Here they are.....my husband cut out the spot with his chainsaw (gotta love a woodsman who plays carpenter...LOL) so that he could easily piece in more wood.  I did not have my camera for the chainsaw part.  :(  ha ha ha


Here is one of the barn cats, Mac, taking a drink from a horse water tub.



Reva!  :)


 Best buddies!  :)




More of Mac...he was feral but is now the sweetest kitty!




Sparky looks great for age 28!  :)



Two of my girls!  Dreamy was off grazing in her pasture on the other side of the barn, which I could not see from where I was sitting. 




Mac is trying to "help"....LOL!




Such a cutie!  :)

Comments

  1. We have wooden floors under rubber mats, and have a program to replace two stall floor every year - before they do the cracking thing! Love the cat helping out with the work!

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  2. Very cute pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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