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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. having this photo shoot was definitely a highlight of 2019! 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

Pics from the UNH TSAS Combined Test

Here are pics from the combined test.

Enter at A. (Beginner Novice Test A)


Dreamy looks fine, but I am such a HUNT SEAT RIDER! I wish my folks had started me back when I was six in dressage instead of hunt seat. With no stirrups. For at least two years. LOL!


Canter not bad, but I need to SIT UP!


Back to the trot.

Right lead canter is weaker. I am sitting up better but what happened to my reins??

Getting ready to trot up the center line.

Walk. Halt. Salute.

Good mare!

Stadium. A slight hesitation before fence 2. I thought is was a vertical, but looks like an oxer to me!


Fence 5.

Good mare! Fourth out of seven!

And this is my mare just 2 seconds after turning her out at home. She simply CANNOT be clean even for a second!

LOL!

Comments

  1. I love it! All of it! I know you were not thrilled with 4th, but I was for you! Could you imagine last year going out in April, doing a w/t/c test, jumping a course with most of the jumps at 2'3" with combinations and doing well? Yeah, I didn't think so. This is your STARTING point for the year! And I think you are starting at a pretty great place!

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  2. OTB - I am definitely happy with fourth! And you are SO RIGHT.....last year at this time we did not even HAVE a canter and jumping that high with 2-3 stride combinations would have NOT happened. Sometimes it is easy for me to get down on myself for not "doing better" (whatever THAT is), but when I put things in perspective (thanks for that! LOL) I realize how far we have come! That was the main reason for this blog: to look back and see our progress.

    It must have been the stock tie pin AND the bridle charm. I used both of course! Dreamy thought her charm looked great on her bridle...she is DEFINITELY more of a diva than I will ever be. ;-D

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  3. Great job! You guys look good! And like OTB said, not a bad way to start the year.

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