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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…

NaBloPoMo Day #22

Day #22 - What specific disciplines do I do with my horse?


I grew up doing dressage and eventing, with some pleasure shows in there as well.  But in the last two years I apparently have gotten bored, because I have tried western on both my Standardbreds and saddleseat this past year on Reva. (Damn those MHA shows I have been going to where I have met Saddlebred and Hackney friends!  LOL!  ;-)  I really want to try team penning some day and I am DEFINITELY going foxhunting next year!


So specifically, I am a dressage and event rider, but I also like to have fun and make my horses versatile.  A good horse is a good horse, regardless of what seat you ride.  I am not a snob when it comes to breeds or disciplines.  It is actually pretty fun to bring along four saddles and four outfits to a show!  Ha ha ha.  


Reva
In her one year of showing, she did in-hand (hunter and western), showmanship, equitation, hunter under saddle and over fences, western, trail, dressage, and saddleseat.  Whew!
Reva's first time showing saddleseat!  MHA Labor Day Classic 2011


Dreamy
She has done in-hand (hunter), showmanship, equitation, hunter under saddle and over fences, roaster under saddle, western, trail, barrel racing, pole bending, dressage, eventing, and lots of marshaling at the track!
Dreamy's first time down centerline!  SMDA in 2007
Sparky
We did it all...in-hand (hunter), showmanship, equitation, hunter under saddle and over fences, western, trail, barrel racing, pole bending, dressage, eventing, pleasure driving, and combined driving.


Sparky and I in 2006 at a CDE at Preliminary level...she won it!

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  1. I love the pic of sparky :) She's so cute.

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  2. I think Dreamy would enjoy endurance >g<

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  3. Thanks Kate! :-) And yes, Aarene, I bet she would! Sadly I do not know anyone in the area that rides endurance. :-( If I lived closer to you, I will definitely give it a try!

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