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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…

Day Eight: 30 Day Challenge


Day Eight: A little about the barn/stable you are at

How about a visual tour?  My home is a mid 1800's farmhouse set on roughly 30 acres.  The barn and house are not "pretty", need a lot of updating and fixing, but the barn is safe and functional.  That is all that matters.  We own 15 acres in a neighbooring town and someday will build the "dream farm".  Someday........

Here is my house a few springs ago...the driveway is there on the left.  If you continue along straight (which looks right in this pic) the road becomes a "discontinued" town road.  Yes, I live in the middle of the woods!  And that is a cat in the pic...
Here is my barn...the house is right outside the view on the right.  You can see Dreamy in the front paddock.
Awwww, here is what my barn looks like right now from the house...though this was taken in 2008.  Actually right now the snow banks are MUCH taller.  Like 16' taller.
The back end of my barn.  Sparky's stall is on the right.  Dreamy and Reva are on the left. 

Sparky's stall!  You can see the old barn of the barn (right wall) and the new construction when we built the stalls in 2003.
Reva's stall!  She (and Dreamy) are spoiled with 12x16' stalls.
Barn Cat Buffet
Sparky relaxing in the aisle on a spring day.

I don't have any good pics of my tack room, but here is the corner of it where my grain is kept!  LOL!  (I use an old chest freezer.)  This is an older pic because Reva's info is not even written on the board.
My barn manager....he was two in this pic.  :-D
It is crazy to think he used to be able to fit inside the grain buckets....he is three in this pic.  This was a warm spring morning at feed time!  LOL!

Comments

  1. beautiful pix! I am so jealous of your pretty barn...but not even slightly jealous of your weather.

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  2. Ugh, I'm jealous. (I've been saying that waaaay too much lately) The house looks beautiful, and the barn even more so. The history nut over here saw the house and fall in love. I however would prefer it located in California... sans snow ;)

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  3. Hi honey, I love your barn manager...he is the cutest little guy ever! You are doing well with your 30 day challenge. I enjoy reading your blog entries. I love you Elizabeth, mom xoxoxoxo

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