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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…

Tonight's chores

I took the camera out with me to feed tonight! :) It was totally on a whim, so this is how the barn always looks. I did not specially clean or anything.....in fact I was looking at how I need to re-sweep the aisle! LOL! :D

Sparky needs a good grooming. What a messy mare!

Dreamy eating her Dengie. I need to post about why she is on that now....

Oh scary new piece of wood! She is so predictable, I knew exactly what she was going to do and how she was going to sound! LOL! I had S put that board at the bottom of the door today. Dreamy keeps winging her empty Dengie tub out the door. I am not too concerned if it is empty, but I REALLY do NOT want her to waste her Dengie by throwing that out the door. Plus if she wings the tub out the door in a snow storm there is a good chance I will not find it until spring. :(
Now she will probably just find a way to wing it OVER the board. LOL! (OH and this door is not used to actually leave the stall. It could be an exit in a worse case scenario, but here this is only open for ventilation.....COPD horse! It actually is about a foot and a half drop...long story but this is where there used to be a little ramp for the sheep before the horses moved in. Sheep are gone, but this is on the wrong side of the pasture, so we do not use it. Plus the manure pile is right out there. Anyway, the new board at the bottom will not affect anything since no one enters or exits there. Funny/scary story....one time I opened that little stall chain during morning mucking and forgot to put it back up. Dreamy was in all night and never left. I found it down in the morning at feeding and nearly had a heart attack!)

Yummy...I love my Dengie so much that I slobber it all over my nose!

View of Sparky and the sawdust bin....it is not filled with sawdust in the winter, as it just freezes into a solid block of sawdust! We use bagged shavings in the winter instead.
Pics of the tack room!

It is tiny but there is a ton of stuff in there!


Good night mares! :)

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