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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…

Photo Challenge - Day Seven

This morning was gray and drizzly. Not an ideal vacation day, but hey, whatever. Staying home in the rain beats going to school any day! :) Of course, it will add to the awful mud we already have. :( I fed and turned out early and then went back inside until 10AM. Then the little guy and I went out to clean out the barn.

Here is Dreamy with her rainsheet. Hi MOM!

Good morning chickens! (And yes, we have a guinea hen, the ugliest thing ever. But Clarence loves her.)

Now, wait a second......didn't I put Reva's rainsheet on? I always use nylon sheets under blankets to help keep the blanket clean underneath. Then all I have to do is wash the nylon sheet every week. I looked all around, thinking that maybe I forgot to add the rain sheet. It was not in the barn, nor was it in her muddy paddock. ??????? Clarence said, "Well, I bet she took it off Mama!" Yeah, right. But we decided to take a walk out back into her field just in case.

HOLY CRAP! She took her rainsheet off!!!!!!!! How in the heck did she manage that? It is a Weatherbeeta, and I know I buckled the fronts, did up the belly surcingles, and did the crisscrossed leg straps. I know because when I picked up the sheet off the ground, they were ALL STILL CONNECTED. Good lord filly! How did she manage that without getting tangled up? :O
Here is Clarence playing and being very good while Mama does stalls. :)

We are staying home for Thanksgiving., which is great. As soon as my son was out of the portable infant stage, I told everyone that we would stay home for holidays. All are welcome to come here, but I was just not going to start with the driving all over creation thing. It is nice to be home. But of course, it also means I get to cook everything. I am just not motivated looking at this pile of stuff! LOL!

Clarence took out his Build-A-Bear turkey for Thanksgiving! LOL!

Ah, the joys of staying home. Clarence loves to build his trains in the living room. This morning he made some sort of bridge thing between his table chairs. Too cute!

I needed a final photo, so I took a pic of the KHP map that was sent today by the USTA. LOL! So far, I have saved almost half of what I think I will need to get the Dream Girl and myself to Kentucky next year for the Standardbred demos at WEG in Oct. 2010! It is exciting and very fun to be working with the excellent TEAM of Standardbred owners! Yay!



  1. Dawn managed to undress herself once that way - except the underneath layer came off and the outer one stayed on - she did manage to tear it up in the process!

  2. LOL, really? That is too funny. Silly horses...... :)

  3. Gen has done that before, but only if he finds a rock to cut at least one of the straps on. It is pretty impressive that Reva got out! She is one talented filly. I know that the photo challenge was a total pain in the ass, but it was great to see so much from you this week. I hope you have a happy thanksgiving!

  4. When I boarded my mare Emmy at my trainer's barn last year over winter break she made friends with a very lovely dressage Appy who like to undress her on a daily basis. I watched him do it once and it was hilarious! (Mainly because Emmy LET him do it...she never was much of a social animal, she likes other horses to keep their distance, but she must have thought this guy was REALLY cute!) Horses are so much smarter than people give them credit for!


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