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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…

Team Penning

Dreamy and I are officially signed up for a team penning clinic the spring.  Yay!  I am at a point in my life where I am brave enough (or stupid enough...you decide!  LOL!) to try new things.  Much like my saddleseat lesson, team penning has always been something I have wanted to try.  I have always felt too nervous to attempt it, but I decided this year that I might as well give it a shot.  Dreamy might completely freak out and hate cows, but I trust her and feel trying it in a clinic environment will be best.  I am not sure that I will actually do it in competition though.  I don't have a desire to be competitive in any disciplines other than dressage and eventing (and hunter under saddle to a point).  This stuff is just for FUN!!!   And what is the worst thing that will happen?  I will realize team penning is just not for us.  The best thing is that we will have fun and be versatile!  Who knows, maybe I will love it and want to try more of it!  I am certainly open minded!!


Speaking of saddleseat, I have been too busy the past two weekends to take another one.  I am hoping this Sunday might work out for another one!  

Comments

  1. If you get a horse who LOVES cows, then team penning is SO MUCH FUN! Plus, you can really feel what collection and lightness feels like (I did team penning on big-boned American WB once, and his owner said that was the most collected and lightest she had ever seen him, and he felt amazing). Heck, it's fun just to watch. Try barrel racing too. That's a lot of fun.

    But I agree: I'm not going beyond eventing and dressage as far as competition goes. You can only really devote your efforts to so many things.

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