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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 Fifteen: 30 Day Challenge

Day Fifteen: If you could say something to any one horse, what would you say?

Well, I talk to my horses all the time.  LOL!  But I am assuming this means, if I could say something to any one horse AND the horse would UNDERSTAND and LISTEN to me, what would I say.  That is sort of hard to do! I could say a lot of things....I would want to tell Reva to stop chewing on everything in sight and to start picking up the canter lead to the right this year, I would tell Dreamy to relax and stop avoiding the contact (by going behind the bit) like she sometimes does and to slow down her canter, I could tell Sparky to stop grinding up her poop like she sometimes does in her stall or to stop chewing on that little spot on her stall.....etc etc. 


But you know what?  Those are all silly things that I can either live with or train my horse better.  LOL!  None of them really matter so much.


What I would really say?  I would tell Sparky THANK YOU.  I would thank her for being the very best first horse a girl could ever have.  I would tell her I am sorry for any mistakes I made with her.  I would tell her how happy she made me back when I was thirteen and how she still makes me so happy to this day as a 31 year old.  I would tell her there will never be another horse like her.  I show her this every day by how I take care of her.  I promised her a forever home back in January of 1993 when I first met her, and she will be with me until her last breath.  Sometimes I just wish she really understood how much she has done for me and how I can never repay her.  I just hope she feels loved and appreciated in whatever way a horse feels that.  :-)
Sparky and me at her retirement ceremony in 2007


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