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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 are often disguised as painful endings."

How true is this saying!  I realize that posting about divorce, my dog dying, and my horse having to be put down is pretty sad stuff. 


Losing my dog and horse was incredibly difficult and still makes me tear up at times.  I miss them both every single day.  My divorce was difficult but for very different reasons.  It is something I should have done years earlier, but I was too afraid for a variety of reasons. Suffice it to say that the eight months after I left were some of my lowest points, but not because I grieved the end of my marriage.  That was the best thing that I ever found the courage to do. 

I'm not going to get personal here on my blog, but it took a while to get my life on track.  I stayed focused on what I wanted in life and worked my butt off to get there.  I put my kiddo first in everything I did.  I spent as much time as I possibly could enjoying my horses, thankful I was able to keep them in my life at all.  Losing my horses was my biggest fear about getting a divorce, to be honest.

I didn't want to date, and I didn't even think anyone would ever be interested in me.  I kept to myself and focused on my future.  I signed up for a dating site and then totally regretted that decision LOL!  Too many creepy men out there!  

Of course, sometimes life works out in crazy ways.  Sometimes the person you are meant to be with ends up being someone you NEVER EVER would have guessed.  I suppose I should never regret any of my struggles, because had I not moved to this area of the state for my first marriage back in 2003, I never would have been in a position to know the person I would end up with now in 2016.

I know, I know, this is all very vague, but basically I decided to allow my heart to love again and it has been wonderful!  More about that all later...


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