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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!!

Gorgeous photo of Snappy (left) on the beach a few years back, taken by my friend Katie Flaherty and used with her  complete permission!  See more of her work here.

Clearly, Snappy was wild and uncontrollable when we arrived.  ;-)  And I don't know why my saddle pad is so far forward.  Uhhhh, ignore me??  LOL!
We are on the right.  My friend Molly with her horse JP and her dog on the left. 



I was trying to take a photo...had to put my glove in my mouth.  LOL!




 
Same pier from Snappy's jogging photo in the beginning!  :-)
Headed home!  Snappy was absolutely perfect.  She is a brave and levelheaded mare!

Comments

  1. So cool that you and Snappy are getting out and about. I adore that first photograph. Such beautiful lighting!

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  2. How awesome. I love riding on the beach. Its great fun.

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  3. Awesome!! Beach riding is so much fun.!!

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic little mare!
    Also, wouldn't it be challenging to drive a cart on the beach? I'm probably displaying my ignorance here, but wouldn't you sink a little?

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  5. Wow, I've missed a lot on your blog recently! Snappy is adorable and sounds like a great little mare.

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  6. How fun!! A beach ride in the winter...

    Snappy is great girl!

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