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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…

What a spring!

Whew!  What a spring!  Obviously I lost interest in blogging for a bit...whoops!  It got warm and I started spending alllllll my free time in the barn!!  So much has been going on and I wish I had just kept up with writing, but oh well!


I put the mares back into spring conditioning work the first weekend in March.  I followed a pretty typical legging up program...two weeks at the walk for 20 minutes a day at the walk, building up to 30.  Then three weeks of walk and trot for 30 minutes, building up to an hour.  And then three weeks at walk, trot, canter, building up to an hour+.


Of course, I meant to blog all about it, but yeah.....you can see how that turned out.  Basically I rode both mares each day for 5-6 days a week and they gained back muscle and fitness quite well!  Dreamy was in great shape for her first show of the year, a combined test on April 15.  (More on that later, promise!)  Reva had some unexpected time off (more on that later too!!), but she is looking great now and we are gearing up for her first show of the year this weekend.


To make up for the lack of posts, here is some photo spam from my iPhone!  LOL!


The start of conditioning, Dreamy, March 2012
Reva, March 2012
An early spring trail ride, Dreamy and the best dog ever (Lucy)
The snow finally melts!
Beach Ride!!!  April 2012 
Reva is sidelined for a bit...more on that later :-(
Early morning April ride with Reva!

Comments

  1. Glad to have you and the ponies back in the blogosphere, gal.

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  2. Sounds like you've been very busy! I wish I had the time to ride that much each week.

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