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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…

Happy 30th Birthday Sparky!

Yes, I am THAT person.  ;-)

My wonderful first horse Sparky, registered name Joydale Sparklerslas, turned thirty this year.  I joked about having a birthday party for her back in June, but I never actually figured I would do it.  All summer my friends teased me about not throwing her a party.  Even my hay guy teased me about it and asked when the party was!  LOL!  So I finally broke down and figured she deserved a party.  What a wonderful day!  I am so glad I did it and I am equally glad I have great horse friends who don't think I am completely crazy for throwing my wonderful old mare a party.  


What party is complete without decorations?  I put up her year-end awards from 2006 on the clothesline, the last ones she ever earned.

The backyard before the guests.....except for my son!  ;-)

I put out Sparky's photo albums.

It was quite funny when I ordered this cake from Hannafords!  LOL!  
I have permission to use my friend's photos!  :-)

Horse friends!

My husband, sister in law, brother, and father :-)
My son 
































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  1. Looks a wonderful time was had by all!

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  2. What a gorgeous girl. She doesn't show her age at all!

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  3. Aww looks great! I would love to go to a horse birthday party! :-)

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  4. Looks like you had fun! Great pics too!

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  5. Happy Birthday Sparky!

    Those are some lovely photos. Sparky looks amazing!

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  6. Awe, beautiful photos! Sparky looks fantastic for a 30 year old. :) What a lucky girl to be with you all these years. I hope to have Daatje for as long!

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  7. This post made me smile. You and Sparky look so happy!

    P.S. I love your barn!

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