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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…

Beach Ride!

I had a wonderful beach ride on January 6, 2013!  We ride at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, ME, which is open from October 15 to May 1, as long as you pay for a $2o permit (you can sort of see the permit number on my back in a few of the photos).  I decided to bring Snappy, since she has been to the beach numerous times to train in the winter (harness folks love the good footing to train in the winter months!) and I thought it would be fun to go out and about with her for the first time.  I went with horse friends Tania, her dad Craig, and Molly.  We had a great day!!









2012: Looking Back

Overall, I did pretty well with my 2012 goals!  It was a good year in many ways.  I am surprised that I actually met as many goals as I did!  LOL!  The only one that bothers me is not meeting my personal goal of working out and getting more fit.  I know I am not in terrible shape, but I wish I had time to commit to strengthening my core.

Sparky
Keep her healthy, happy, and sound - SUCCESS!Dreamy Keep her healthy, happy, and sound - SUCCESS!Compete in at least one horse trial (or more) at Beginner Novice level - SUCCESS!Go foxhunting!! - HUGE SUCCESS!Hopefully attend a few hunter paces - Did not meet, but that is OK!Attend at least one team penning clinic (May)  - SUCCESS!Marshal at the track when asked - SUCCESS!Ride at Acadia again (July) - SUCCESS!Continue all of our good dressage work, take a few lessons here and there with Judy - SUCCESS!Maybe take a few jumping lessons...???  - Did not meet, but that is OK!Reva
Keep her healthy, happy, and sound - SUCCESS!Continue the excellent under…

Snappy update

Snappy has settled in well since she arrived in my care on December 11, 2012.  There were so many things I did for her!  She is like a brand new mare!  Ha ha ha!
Hoof trim - Snappy had her hooves trimmed by my farrier just three days after she arrived.  She had her race plates pulled just before I got her, so she was barefoot.  I was horrified to find that first night that whoever pulled her plates left all the nails!  WTF!!!  I don't even want to know or hear why they were left in, but I can tell you, it was one of the most unprofessional things I have seen.  My farrier wasn't too worried, but did ask me to remind him next time so that he doesn't forget.  She was so off balance and much of her "unsoundness" was simply because she had such unbalanced hooves.  It was amazing how quickly she moved soundly once he trimmed her just slightly.  Vet visit - My vet came out on Christmas Eve to float her teeth.  I knew they were bad, but I was not prepared for what we saw …

Happy New Year and all that good stuff...

What a crazy few weeks!  I had a wonderful Christmas vacation from teaching and while there were several things going on to blog about, I have just not had the time to sit down and write!  I need to do an update on Snap Dancer, news about selling a horse, a recap of 2012 and our goals, and of course, set some new goals for 2013!

Before I get to all of that, here is a little pictorial wrap up...