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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 Twenty Six: 30 Day Challenge

Day Twenty Six: Biggest riding pet peeve

I wrote up this long post (in draft form) about my pet peeves yesterday, and then just now as I was going back to it to publish, I realized I hated my whiny complaining.

SO!  I have decided to harness my inner negativity and delete it all!  :-)  I dislike when others constantly complain about everything (in fact, I have ended friendships over it), so I think I ought to smarten up as well.

My biggest riding pet peeve is when I mentally KNOW what I need to make my body do but I cannot DO it!  Sooooooo frustrating!  LOL!  I work so hard but I am not a naturally gifted rider and I lack "feel", so there are times when I know my horse would be better trained if I could only get my act together.  It bugs me so much.  I also wish at times I could just pay for my instructor to train my horse, but then I would not have the satisfaction of knowing that my horse's successes are my own.  And I suppose then I would have to call her my "trainer" instead of my "instructor".  And I don't want to sound like a real dressage queen!  LOL!!!!  ;-D  (kidding....)

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