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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…

Reva Gets Her Hooves Trimmed

So, my farrier came out and was able to make Reva's hooves look MUCH better.

Here was her near fore before:

And here is the same hoof after he trimmed her:


Off fore:



Both fores:


Hinds:

Normally her usual stance on the crossties is every single leg is splayed out in a different direction. Oh boy. But after he trimmed her, she was standing perfectly SQUARE on the ties.

Yes, my farrier is a ROCKSTAR. :D

I feel a lot better about improving her hooves. I mean, I knew they would be better by the time I wanted to really start her under saddle, but the different in just one trim was just awesome. No hoof, no horse, right?! :D

On another Reva note, she got her own blanket and bridle yesterday! :) I dropped off my winter blankets to be cleaned at a feed store, which was only a few miles from a REALLY awesome tack store called Double G. There was no way I could pass up an opportunity to browse in a tack shop without a child (my son was visiting his Grammie, my mom, for a few days and came back this afternoon...) so I had to go. :) I found her a used Centaur Irish knit "Wickster" sheet for only $12!! I had to get it! It is an 80-82, light blue in color, and it is a little big for her right now, but I know she is not done growing. It will be perfect to use for when she is wet or as an underlayer for a rainsheet or blanket. Plus I found her a decent training bridle for only $30. I took a picture but they all came out like crap in the barn last night. The lighting is good, but with the flash the exposure is awful. And then without the flash they are too dark. But she got her first bridle! :)

Comments

  1. Reva's hooves look great. Are you bringing her back to NJ in Aug?

    Enjoy her she is going to be great!

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  2. Thanks! :) I am not planning to bring her to Nationals because I cannot afford to bring two horses! Plus she would only be in the in-hand class, so really not worth it. :)

    Next year.....or in 2011 for sure. :D

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