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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…

Rain sucks....but I got my UNH times!

This rain just completely and utterly sucks. It is so wet outside, and I feel like I am going to start growing mold. UGGGG. The worst part is that the footing in my "ring" is not that great after this many days of rain. AHHHH!

So, I gave Dreamy Monday off, of course. I wanted to take a lesson last night, but between my husband unable to get home in time for me to use the truck AND the rain, I cancelled it. I am hoping to try again tonight, but he just called and said he had a break down and was not sure he would be home by 5PM. Oh well....it will probably just rain anyway.

I did ride last night for 45 minutes in the drizzle. I did just a light dressage work out, nothing too hard. She was quiet and relaxed, coming right into steady contact! Yay! She did not feel stiff, but she did feel a little tired. We did some lateral work, trot-canter-trot transitions, and long and low trot. Her canter transitions both up and down were fabulous. No pace.

If I do not get to take a lesson tonight, I will just ride her lightly again. I want to do some of the test movements for this weekend's show. Ah yes, we are off to UNH for their dressage show.

Here is my ride schedule:

Friday
8:42 AM Training 2
9:45 AM Training 4

Saturday
8:57 AM Training 2
2:49 PM Training 4

I love the fact that I will be home by noon on Friday. Granted, I have to leave here around 6AM. But Saturday kind of sucks! I have to wait SIX HOURS between my tests!!! Good lord! I am not getting a stall, because UNH is close enough to trailer in to both days. So anyway, I am hoping for decent footing, good weather, and 60% or above tests! Send some good energy our way!

At least the rain is making the pastures grow out of control grass! If it ever dries up, we can mow it with the tractor and it will look amazing. This is Dreamy the day before we left for the Downeast show (last Thursday).

Who, me, spoiled? LOL!

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