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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…

New Beginnings for Miss Snappy

My regular readers probably remember Snap Dancer, the horse I trained under saddle and then won our first ever under saddle race in September.  Snappy had a disappointing last few starts in harness for her owner, and I knew her time was limited.  I worried and worried about Snappy, afraid she would be shipped or sent to an unknown fate.

As luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to have Snappy this winter.  She is boarded at a very nice Standardbred training barn here in my town and they are giving her impeccable care.  I have been grooming and working with her and she is so happy!  She seems to be sound and comfortable, which is important to me.  She was always such a "crabbypants" mare, but now after a week and a half she has started to show her true sweet side.  

I don't know why I got so attached so quickly to this horse.  She is just a special girl.  :-)












Impressive

Anyone remember my blog post about my friend's tack store a couple months ago?

Go ahead, read the previous entry.  I'll wait...

OK, you're back!  Now guess what?  The arbitration company found her in the RIGHT!  Here is what she posted tonight on Facebook:

This is for those of you who knew me as Blue Ribbon Consignment & Tack...we WON THE ARBITRATION that Blue Ribbon Custom Tack brought against us. I am still the rightful owner of blueribbonconsignment although this new name is fantastic and I'm glad this all happened, it's nice to know that we were in the right!!

*****CHALK ONE UP FOR THE LITTLE GUY*****
WE WON!!!The bottom line of a 9 page document received from the arbitration company -"Complainant having not established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy, the panel concludes that relief shall be denied.  Accordingly, it is ordered that the domain name REMAIN WITH RESPONDENT." WOOOOOT!!! David took down Goliath!! And got a better name a…

RABT Farm Fox Hunt - our first year of hunting comes to a close

Dreamy and I finished up our first year of fox hunting at Rest and Be Thankful Farm in Lyman, ME on November 24.  Coincidentally, it is the same place we had our first hunt, so I thought that was pretty neat!  :-)

Somehow we lucked out to have yet another gorgeous day for hunting!  I was still pretty sore from my fall just three days prior at the Die Hard hunt at Garrison House, but I was very determined to not allow a broken rib and sprained ankle slow me down!  LOL!













A finishing touch

Remember the old trunk I restored this past summer?  Look what I put on the front!  How pretty!  LOL!


The funny part is that I did not plan to order this stall plate.  I had ordered one WITHOUT the screw holes, but Dover sent me this one.  Whoops.  They won't take this one back, of course, as it is personalized. 

So after hemming and hawing about what to do with a stall plate with my farm name on it, I realized this was the perfect place!  Yay!  :-)

Once I get the proper one, I'll show you what I am doing with it...

Garrison House Farm "Die Hard" Fox Hunt

Dreamy and I hunted again on November 21, 2012, the day before Thanksgiving.  The hunt was held at the beautiful Garrison House Farm in Durham, NH.  It is located just a few miles from where I went to college, at the University of New Hampshire, and while I had driven by the farm numerous times while a student there, I had never been until this hunt!  We were lucky that it was yet another gorgeous crisp fall day.  This hunt is the day before Thanksgiving and usually one of the last (if not THE last) hunts of the year, hence the name "Die Hard".  And as you will read, the name was more than appropriate...