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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

NaBloPoMo Day #12

Day #12 - My favorite thing about my horse


Soft muzzles...
Happy ears...
Kind eyes...

I love everything about my horses.  Yes, they are expensive and time consuming.  But my horses define who I am.  I don’t ever remember not having horses in my life.  I think for me it is an inborn trait!  I enjoy the responsibility that comes with owning horses and keeping them in my backyard.  I enjoy working hard, getting blisters, feeling tired and sweaty after a good ride or putting up hundreds of hay bales.  Riding and showing allows me to set goals and create hopes/dreams for the future.  My horses’ good health and my riding accomplishments make me very proud.  My horses give me comfort, teach me patience, and accept me for who I am.  I know I will never be without a horse in my life.


This is a great saying that describes why I love horses..



From time to time people tell me, “lighten up, it's just a horse”, or “that's a lot of money for just a horse”. They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a horse.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a horse.”


Many hours have passed and my only companion was “just a horse”, but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a horse," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a horse” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's “just a horse”, then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend”, “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise”.



”Just a horse” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a horse” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. So for me and folks like me, it's not “just a horse” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.



”Just a horse” brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not “just a horse”, but the very thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a woman.”



So the next time you hear the phrase “just a horse”, just smile.... because they “just” don't understand.



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