I hope everyone had a great New Year's. We enjoyed a meal at Peggy's. After a the meal I went to make room for dessert by riding Comrade. He was sooo full of it. I am enjoying his new level of energy. I used opening and closing the trot to burn some of it so he could focus. Can I say it totally brought out the Cob trot. He was literally throwing me out of the saddle with suspension. So cool. I had to use George Morris's "keep you hands up" method until he realized he was working harder resisting than submitting. Then the awesome trot work really came together. Not a bad way to start the new year.
This is also Equinpilot's anniversary. 2 years ago I started this blog not knowing what to expect. I had very little experience with blogs, so it was definitely a learning experience. I really enjoy the feedback from readers and the connections I have made over the years. Writing my 2013 year in review, it was great to be able to look back over the year and see how much had happened.
So what's next?
Finances will restrict a lot this year. For Comrade I hope to get to more CT's and maybe a trial. He will also step into some peripheral fox hunting(riding to the beagles) with his owner.
For Roscoe, of course the big thing is him standing at stud. We also are looking to get him started under saddle. If all works out, someone braver than I will take that training on. He will do at least two Welsh shows maybe more if I have the money.
For Rosemary, hopefully more time and mileage under saddle. I would love to get her to some shows, Hunter or Dressage. Plus I want to drive solo this year.
For DaVinci and Dottie the goal is always to keep them working and healthy.
For Winston I really want to get him back into consistent work to rebuild the muscle he has lost during his Laminitis. He will be watched closely the minute the grass even grows a millimeter.
For me I hope to get more ride time overall and to get into better shape so I can show off my ponies.
That said, I may be out of the loop for the next month. I got the bad news I have to work inventory for all locations. Hello crazy hours. I keep reminding myself the money from overtime will be really helpful. Deliah needs to be spayed and Roscoe needs his wolf teeth pulled.
If I don't write, it is because I am counting and recounting retail merchandise. Think of me as you ride your ponies.
Oh and some good news, I SOLD THE LAST SADDLE :) Yippee!