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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 Five: 30 Day Challenge

Day Five: The last time you rode your horse and what you did

This post is totally depressing to me.  Because of the very cold temperatures and the nearly four feet of snow out there, riding is pretty much nonexistent right now.  That makes me sad and cranky.  The last time I rode both Dreamy and Reva was a relatively warm day (above 20 degrees and sunny...) back in January.  :*(  It was still cold enough for me to forgo tack and just rode them each in their bridles.  I quickly found out how hard it is to get onto Reva's tall back without stirrups when I am only five feet tall (think lots of shimmying....LOL!)  With both mares, I just plowed around through the snow in the field and managed a few short trot sets.  The snow is deep and the horses are not in good enough shape to work too long in it.

Since then, the weather and temps are still not very conducive to riding.  I wish I had an indoor at my disposal...oh well.  The only reason I might ever want to board again would be for an indoor.  But to me, the negatives of boarding (the hassle and drama) would far outweigh the one positive (an indoor).  And I would not be able to own three horses if I boarded.....so....I make do with what I have!


The last time I rode Sparky was on Christmas Day.  I was able to ride all three mares that afternoon...which was a nice feeling!


It is even snowing right now........SIGH.  I really hope I can start riding for real soon!  C'mon spring!

Comments

  1. I hear ya loud 'n clear re: the dang weather. Our sn*w has finally melted at home, but there's plenty on the trails yet...and we've got an event scheduled in 3 weeks!!!

    Eek.

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  2. Sorry to hear you cannot ride but it is actually a little relieving that I am not the only one out there struggling through these unridable times. It makes me frustrated and cranky too. I agree C'mon spring!

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  3. I think I'd go out of my mind...

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  4. Oh Aarene, I bet it all melts for you by then! March is the month for melting! :-)

    Amy, it kind of feels better to know others are suffering too! LOL! ;-D

    Dom, it is hard not to! But after 26 years of riding with no indoor, I guess I am used to it. :-( March is a cruel month though! LOL!

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