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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…

Book Review: The Blessing of the Animals by Katrina Kittle

I randomly picked up this book at Target the other day.  As an English teacher, I normally do not have time during the school year to read anything other than the books I am teaching.  I grabbed this (mostly because it had a horse on the cover) and figured it would have to wait until Christmas break or next summer.  My mistake was thinking I would just read a little bit of it last weekend....thankfully both my boys were gone so I was able to have a marathon reading session and finished it in in a day and half!  LOL! 

The Blessing of the Animals was a neat book.  I really liked the characters and the storyline.  There are moments that made me laugh and others that really made me sad.  The protagonist Camden Anderson is a veterinarian, which of course I liked immediately because I enjoy any story about animals and horses.  :)  From the first page, it hooked me and I was unable to put it down.  I liked Cam immediately...while she can save and fix animals, she is unable to fix her marriage.  I was able to empathize with her, as my own relationship is not always the best either.  :-p  I enjoyed reading about her own mistakes and struggles as a woman, wife, and mother, as I was able to relate to her.  The overall theme of the book played with the notion that animals are often our most reliable friends and confidantes.  I can safely say that my animals (specifically horses) are the one constants in my life and have indeed taught me more than most people.  And of course, there is one special horse that Cam becomes close to and he helps her along her journey.

I think I might read Kittle's other books, too.  I liked her writing style very much.  :)  This is definitely a book I wanted to pass along!

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  1. I might just have to go get that book for myself...sort-of sounds another book that I LOVED! Thanks for the review!

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