|Christmas pony pics|
He has a great head on him and handled just about everything I've thrown at him like a well-adjusted adult boy. Except for that show. Which ended pretty well even though it was an overall hotmess. But I'm actually sitting on a super athletic, leggy kid with fancy potential and I can't wait to see where we go next summer!
|our best photo of 2018|
|6 weeks off pretty much. still looking pretty good|
Which leads me to my 2019 goals.
1. Get more time off the farm from now until April or May. Lessons down the road. A ride in the indoor the other way down the road. Schooling trips to Masterson for experience. The biggest thing we need to do is get miles in new places.
2. Pick shows. I'd like to do 2 or 3 dressage shows and at least 1 combined test or mini trial. Probably 1 hunter pace in the fall as well. I don't want to get too ambitious. Horsey activities are hard to manage when your hubby works weekends and you horse show with the person you'd be inclined to leave the toddler with. Though maybe if we go in a big enough group, the toddler can come too. And sometimes I get lucky and her brothers are free to hang out with her.
3. Commit to taking monthly confo pics. That way I can really see Curtis change. I think I only took like 4 all year this past year....
4. Take SJ to her first leadline!!!! Her and Rascal are READY! And she's been asking several times a week since I came home from the dressage show in November if she can ride in a horse show.
|Her and Rascal got a bridle and breastcollar for Christmas|
|and I bedazzed her helmet.|
Not very fancy goals, but it's what we need, overall.
Happy New, all!