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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 Thirteen: 30 Day Challenge

Day Thirteen: A picture of your worst riding

Oh geez, this could be interesting!  LOL!  I am not sure I actually want to publish a pic of my worst riding! Now that I have looked all through my folders, I could not stop at just one......ha ha ha.  Get ready to laugh...or cringe!!

Dreamy's first horse show, fall of 2006.  She decided that the first crossrail was super scary (and now that I look at the fence, I see that it is set up incorrectly with a false ground line!  SMART!)  This is me trying to NOT fall off...she stopped so hard that I ended up on her neck (I was sitting on her withers!) and almost on top of the left jump standard.  I refused to actually fall off, so I clung to her neck, got myself back in the saddle, circled her, cleared the fence, finished the course, and placed sixth out of 13 riders.  (The following spring we placed first in the same class.)  Sorry Mom, I am sure your heart just stopped looking at this...  ;-D



Downeast Congress, summer 2010.  Dreamy had a complete and total meltdown in her hunter over fences class.  Something spooked her in the covered arena (she HATES that ring) and she tried to run out to the right at the second fence.  This is me doing my damnedest to keep her straight.  Defensive riding at its best!  I particularly like my tongue sticking out.  LOL!

Standardbred Nationals, summer 2009.  Ah, yes, this is classic: looking down to check the lead, rounding my back and shoulders, bracing my elbows, loss of contact.  Oh man.  And Dreamy is at the most awkward moment of the gait so she looks mighty fine herself!  Bahahahaha.

Linda Zang clinic, spring 2009.  Dreamy looks cute, despite my equitation fail.  I just LOVE my leg!  LOL!  Bent wrist, weird elbows, and pinching with my knee.  Lower leg is gone.  :-)  It is the "up" phase of the rising trot and I look like I am about to take flight off my horse's back.

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  1. Gotta admit I get a kick out of refusal photos.

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  2. HA HA HA, I know, right? At least I did not fall off. I like our faces in each one. :-)

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